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US declines to apportion blame after Israeli raid

WASHINGTON — The White House declined Tuesday to specifically condemn Israel for its raid on a humanitarian flotilla, but said it showed Middle East peace moves were now needed more than ever. Asked if President Barack Obama condemned Israel for the raid, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stuck to the…

BP exec: Only ‘a little bit’ more oil will spill during LMRP

Scientists have said that up to 20% more oil could gush out after underwater robots cut off the the pipe at the top of the blow out preventer but BP’s managing director tried to downplay the potential increase Tuesday. The next operation is being called the Lower Marine Riser Package…

Nun excommunicated after approving abortion to save mother’s life

A Phoenix nun along with a hospital Ethics Committee made the decision to go forward with a procedure that aborted an 11-week pregnancy and saved the life of the mother. Sister Margaret McBride was then speedily excommunicated by the Catholic church. “In this tragic case, the treatment necessary to save…

Obama advisor: BP has ‘financial interest’ in downplaying spill size

White House energy policy advisor Carol Browner told ABC’s Robin Roberts that BP may be underestimating the amount of oil flowing from the underwater leak because they have a “financial interest” in doing so. This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast June 1, 2010. Watch this video on…

Conservatives advance meme that spill is Obama’s Iranian hostage crisis

Comparing the Gulf oil spill to Katrina doesn’t explain the amount of damage being done to Barack Obama’s presidency if you believe a new meme that is circulating in the media. President Bush was already in his second term when his government responded so poorly to Katrina hitting the Gulf…

Mullen criticizes gay ban repeal vote

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff supports the repeal of the military’s ban on gays but he doesn’t think the Congress should be in a rush to vote on it. Admiral Mike Mullen was critical Sunday of Congress’ attempt to pave the way to dismantle to law. “Ideally,…

BP: ‘We’re not blaming anyone yet’

BP has said they are responsible for the Gulf oil spill but now they seem to be reserving the right to blame someone else. Fox News’ Chris Wallace questioned the managing director of BP, Bob Dudley, about the companies poor safety record. While taking full responsibility for the spill, Dudley…

BP CEO: ‘At least another 48 hours’

BP CEO Tony Hayward told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that it could be another 2 days before he knows if the “top kill” process worked. This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast May 28, 2010. Watch this video on iPhone/iPad…

Oil disaster leaves congressman choked up at hearing

Rachel Maddow is joined by Congressman Charlie Melancon to discuss the damage done to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coat by the BP oil disaster. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 27, 2010.…

Casey to Fox host: You’re ‘wrong’ to call pension bill a bailout

Sen. Bob Casey repeatedly corrected Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson after she called the pension bill a bailout. This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 27, 2010. Watch this video on iPhone/iPad…

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