| Nov 15, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Christi Parsons Barack Obama's team this morning named Phil Schiliro to serve as the president's assistant for legislative affairs, a key position for the Capitol Hill veteran and campaign advisor. The announcement also makes official the...
| Jul 3, 2007
WHEN someone like Tim Russert asks someone like Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), as he did Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," whether a conflict between Congress and the Bush White House will lead to a constitutional crisis, I get the sense that the news...
| May 12, 2010
Rep. Henry Waxman says that his committee's investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system.
The California Democrat said in a hearing Wednesday that the...
| May 26, 2010
Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to witness statements obtained by The Associated...
| Jun 9, 2010
President Barack Obama and congressional
Democrats are trying to prevent a political disaster along with the environmental one taking place in the Gulf of Mexico as they try to convince Americans frustrated by the ongoing oil spill that BP and Republican...
| Jun 17, 2010
A day after agreeing to a $20 billion victims' compensation fund, BP's chief executive is ready to tell Congress that he was "personally devastated" by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and understands the anger that Americans feel toward him...
| Jun 20, 2010
| 7:51 AM
EMPIRE, La. -- It could have been a turnaround week in BP's campaign to convince the public that it's doing everything possible to contain the damage from the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The company pledged to set aside $20 billion to...
| Jun 18, 2010
Congress was given a chance to vent its frustrations. And BP's top executive, the target of the rage, did what he hoped to do - deflect the most probing questions and avoid any serious gaffes.
While outrage filled the air, the much-awaited grilling of BP...
| Jun 16, 2009
| 6:48 PM
(WGN-AM) - Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, The New York Times reported Tuesday on its Web site, the latest in a string of baseball stars implicated in the sport's steroids scandal of the past decade.
The Times said...
| Nov 20, 2006
A federal probe of NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb outlines allegations that he stifled investigations, mistreated department employees and maintained a close personal relationship with top officials of the agency he was supposed to independently...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 4:01 AM
A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.
On the cusp of succeeding where numerous...