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‘Not enough money’ for all BP oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – The Obama appointee managing BP’s oil spill disaster fund said there’s “not enough money in the world” to pay all claims and suggested home owners with plunging property values could lose out. The warning from prominent US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg came as Hurricane Alex disrupted…

For wingnuts, the oil industry is a god

Oh man, the BP oil spill has got to be hard on wingnuts. On one hand, the spill visibly Pisses Off Liberals, and usually in Wingnutville, anything that pisses off liberals is automatically assumed to be a good thing. But they’re not completely stupid. They know this oil spill is…

Obama calls for rollback of big oil tax breaks

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says it’s time to roll back “billions of dollars in tax breaks” for oil companies and use the money for clean energy research and development. Obama made the comments Wednesday in prepared remarks for a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He said the…

Maher: Obama should ‘act like real black president,’ ‘have gun in his pants’

In a segment during his Real Time HBO program Friday, HBO’s Bill Maher accused President Barack Obama of not acting like a “real black president” because he didn’t “have a gun in his pants” when meeting with the CEO of oil giant BP, which is accused of being unprepared for…

Obama holds press conference on BP oil spill

Claims ‘I don’t know the circumstances’ regarding how or why oil agency chief resigned At a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Obama claimed the government has been “singularly focused” on stopping and containing the BP leak since it began over five weeks ago. The president, who has been facing criticism…

Unhinged Carville goes off on Obama on oil spill: ‘Man, you’ve got to put somebody in charge… We’re about to die down here’

James Carville, one of tv’s most popular Democratic talking heads and a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, turned visibly angry in a interview Wednesday about the BP oil spill, accusing President Barack Obama of losing control. Carville at one point declared, “We’re about to die down here!” He was…

Watchdog groups file FOIA requests to learn true extent of oil spill

Former EPA investigator charges, “What the government has done over the past several years is taught BP that it can do whatever it wants and will not be held accountable” As the current Gulf oil spill crisis intensifies, previous incidents involving BP have begun coming under renewed scrutiny, intensifying suspicions…

‘There is a narrative that’s missing’ Laura Flanders tells grassroots radio gathering

Television and radio host Laura Flanders ripped into what she called “the all-about the-money media” and encouraged 150 radio enthusiasts to work harder at storytelling in a keynote address to the Grassroots Radio Conference May 14. Calling the Obama administration “a veneer of new backed up by the same old…

Olbermann: BP may be ‘in deep sheep dip’

As evidence of negligence in the BP oil spill continues to accumulate, legal experts are suggesting that criminal charges may be next on the horizon. “There is no question there’ll be an enforcement action,” a former head of the Justice Department’s environmental crimes section told the McClatchy Newspapers. “And, it’s…

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