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  • Foreign registration of BP rig factored in explosion

     
    by Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger The Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico was built in South Korea. It was operated by a Swiss company under contract to a British oil firm. Primary responsibility for......
  • Before explosion, BP urged against new regulation

     
    by Tom Hamburger and Mike Memoli Newly obtained documents reveal that months before the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, British Petroleum was telling the Obama administration that the regulatory process run through the now widely-criticized...
  • McCain to Obama: Iran threat significant

     
    by Jill Zuckman Visiting Sen. Barack Obama's home turf this morning, Sen. John McCain laid into Obama for his willingness to negotiate with Iran, as well as for comparing the threat that Iran poses to the former Soviet Union.......
  • 'Lessons learned:' Hundreds a day

     
    by John Crewdson Introducing an occasional Swamp feature in which we attempt the vital but thankless task of keeping track of government's efforts to avoid admitting it has made a mistake by classifying the screw-up as a "lesson learned"--as though......
  • ATF gets new building, challenges remain

     
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey offered a flattering assessment of the history of the agency formerly known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at dedication ceremonies last week for ATF's new fortress-like headquarters building at 99 New York...
  • Bush thanks troops, Ted Stevens

     
    by Katie Fretland Touting progress in Iraq, President Bush yesterday stopped at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, where he thanked both the troops and an indicted Sen. Ted Stevens for their support of the war. He said an Army......
  • Pakistan hotel bombing 'likely' al Qaeda

     
    View of destruction caused by a bomb explosion at Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, Sept 20, 2008. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash) by Frank James IntelCenter, an organization that monitors terrorist groups, says al Qaeda or related groups are...
  • Skinhead plot against Obama charged

     
    From the Associated Press: WASHINGTON - Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday. In court records...
  • Blackwater's ex-guards charged

     
    by Frank James One of the ugliest episodes of the U.S.'s time in Iraq was the Sept. 16, 2007 shooting of dozens of unarmed civilians by armed security guards who worked for the contractor Blackwater Worldwide. Thirty four civilians......
  • Iran's roadside bombs in Iraq subside

     
    by Julian Barnes Iran has reduced the number of roadside bombs they are pushing into Iraq, a top military officer said today. Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz, the head of the Pentagon's Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, said there had......
  • Hope for bottle-toting air travelers

     
    by Frank James Tired of having to ditch your water and shampoo bottles before you enter the airport gate area because security officials can't now distinguish between harmless compounds and bomb ingredients? The scientists at Los Alamos National...