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BP begins ‘top kill’ method to try to plug gusher

BP on Wednesday launched its latest bid to plug the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud, a maneuver known as a “top kill” that has never before been tried 5,000 feet underwater. The oil giant’s chief executive earlier gave the procedure a 60…

US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill

On May 14, President Barack Obama announced that oil companies would no longer be given license to bypass environmental reviews of their drilling projects. “We’re also closing the loophole that has allowed some oil companies to bypass some critical environmental reviews,” Obama said. But in the month since the BP-run…

Obama: Arizona immigration law has ‘discriminatory’ potential

Mexico president fires up immigration row during US visit In a press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderón Wednesday, President Barack Obama warned that the new Arizona anti-illegal immigrant law “has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion.” According to a White House released transcript, a reporter asked,…

Times Square suspect due in court after top lawyer objects

The chief suspect in the attempted Times Square car bombing was to appear Tuesday in federal court in New York for the first time since his arrest two weeks ago, officials said. Faisal Shahzad “is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court at an undetermined time later today,” the US…

Angry Obama denounces oil companies’ ‘ridiculous spectacle’

US allowed drilling without required permits, court filing states WASHINGTON — A visibly angered President Barack Obama hit out at oil companies Friday for trying to avoid blame over a massive slick, and vowed an all-out effort to stop the leak pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. “I will not…

Obama: GOP wants keys back after driving US ‘into the ditch’

President Barack Obama is ripping into his Republican opponents, accusing them of refusing to help rebuild America after having “created the mess” and driving the economy “into the ditch.” Obama told a Democratic fundraising event in New York late Thursday that despite one of the busiest and most accomplished legislative…

More post-racial America: Talladega Speedway goon sports ‘No Niggers in NASCAR’ T-shirt

As we’ve been told over and over by some clueless talking heads in the MSM after the election of Barack Obama, we’ve entered post-racial America. I don’t know what paradise they are living in or what heavy drugs they are taking, but I’ve not seen evidence that electing a black…

Pentagon expanding Guantánamo-like prison in Afghanistan

As President Barack Obama prepares to shutter the infamous US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, he appears to be supporting the expansion of another secretive prison in Afghanistan — at a pricetag of some $10 to $25 million. In a little-noticed filing Wednesday, the US Army announced it is soliciting…

Colbert makes a point of not talking about Kagan’s sexuality

Blogs on the left and the right have questioned the sexuality of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick with hopes that the mainstream media would pick up the issue. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert was tempted to fall into the trap Tuesday but instead made a point of repeatedly not talking…

US troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan, journalist says

The journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan. New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh also revealed that the…

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