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  • Good news: Joe Biden gets a Democratic fundraising letter out despite the radiation, economy and new war

     
    Crashed U.S. fighter in Libya doesn't deter President Obama from offering toasts across South America, so the VP steps in....
  • Egypt, learning from Tunisia, squelches electronic speech

     
    This must be the next logical step after the social-media-fueled uprising in Tunisia: The Egyptian government cut off Internet access for customers of Telecom Egypt (the government-owned telephone company) shortly after midnight Friday (local time in...
  • Obama unveils scaled-back oil-drilling plan

     
    Citing the lessons of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Obama administration reversed course Wednesday and pulled plans to open the eastern gulf and portions of the Atlantic coast to oil and gas exploration. "We need to proceed with......
  • Gulf oil spill: Senators disagree over liability limits

     
    Senate leaders disagreed Sunday on how hard the government should press oil companies to pay for oil spills such as BP's well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the......
  • Gulf oil spill: New BP spill video released [Updated]

     
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) released new video of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: The first video is from May 8, from the main riser pipe leak, before any intervention. The second video is from two days......
  • Gulf oil spill: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says BP, other companies will be held 'fully accountable'

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar assured a Senate panel Tuesday morning that the Obama administration will hold BP and other companies "fully accountable" for cleanup of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as well as for economic damages......
  • Lawmakers review oil leak video, continue to pressure BP

     
    Stepping up its probe of the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, Senate investigators began reviewing video footage from 12 underwater cameras dating back to the April 20 drilling rig explosion in the hope it will cast more light......
  • Gulf oil spill: Florida fears contamination

     
    A sunny afternoon on the coast of West Florida turned gloomy Thursday with the dread that a strong wind could push sticky, toxic petroleum onto its sugar-sand beaches and wildlife-rich wetlands. It felt like the sobering moments before a hurricane’s.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Anger mounts on Capitol Hill [Updated]

     
    Gulf officials vented their frustration on Capitol Hill Thursday, reflecting the mounting anger of their constituents. "Please, please send us some help," Mayor David Camardelle of Louisiana’s Grand Isle said in emotional testimony before the Senate...
  • Sunday shows: Barbour, Emanuel, R. Gates, Cao

     
    Also, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Richard Shelby, Bill Nelson, Ed Markey, Mary Landrieu, Paul Wolfowitz, Abdullah Abdullah, Barbara Boxer,...
  • Gulf oil spill: Senators seek to raise liability cap

     
    A group of Democratic senators announced Monday that they were seeking to increase the cap for company liability in connection with damages from oil spills, a move prompted by the massive slick working its way across the Gulf of Mexico.......