Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney spent much of last year fighting to shut two engine repair shops in Connecticut due to fierce competition and the recession. Now the economy is recovering, orders are rising for a marquee product and a competitor has been eliminated for a military fighter jet engine. Full story
Rep. Tim Rooney, R-Fla., and Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall join Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss the coalition of Tea Party-backed Republicans and Democrats who teamed up to vote down a jet engine that the House Speaker supported.
Senator Claire McCaskill talks with Rachel Maddow about the politics and policy of second guessing the Affordable Healthcare Act and explains the justification for spending federal money on extra jet engines the Pentagon says it doesn't need.