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  • Obama names more WH staffers

     
    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...
  • Constitutional smackdown

    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...
  • Rep. Waxman: Oil Well's Blowout Preventer Had Leak

    Rep. Waxman: Oil Well's Blowout Preventer Had Leak
    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...
  • Witness: BP Took 'Shortcuts' Before Well Blowout

    Witness: BP Took 'Shortcuts' Before Well Blowout
    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...
  • Democrats Try To Seize Initiative On Oil Spill

    Democrats Try To Seize Initiative On Oil Spill
    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...
  • BP CEO Telling Congress He's 'Devastated' By Spill

    BP CEO Telling Congress He's 'Devastated' By Spill
    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...
  • BP CEO's Yacht Outing Infuriates Gulf Residents

    BP CEO's Yacht Outing Infuriates Gulf Residents
    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...
  • Analysis: Congress vents but gets little on spill

    Analysis: Congress vents but gets little on spill
    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...
  • Report Claims Sosa Tested Positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs in 2003

    (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...
  • Complaints fuel probe of NASA inspector

    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...
  • House Sends Health Care Overhaul Bill To Obama With 219-212 Vote

    House Sends Health Care Overhaul Bill To Obama With 219-212 Vote
    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...