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Chastised Boehner claims he ‘said from beginning’ he wants BP to pay for spill

House Minority Leader John Boehner has found himself on the defensive after a comment last week that suggested he wanted taxpayers to pick up at least some of the tab for BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday, the top Republican…

BP Had Other Problems in Years Leading to Gulf Spill

BP, the global oil giant responsible for the fast-spreading spill soon to make landfall in the Gulf of Mexico, is no stranger to major accidents. In fact the company has found itself at the center of several of the nation’s worst oil and gas–related disasters in the last five years.…

UN slams deliberate failure to adequately probe Bhutto assassination

Pakistani police deliberately failed to properly probe the 2007 murder of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto which could have been averted if there had been adequate security, a UN-appointed independent panel said Thursday. “Ms Bhutto’s assassination could have been prevented if adequate security measures had been taken,” said the report by a…

Wachovia pays $160 million to stop drugs probe

Wachovia has agreed to pay US prosecutors 160 million dollars for its failure to stop drug money being laundered to Mexican affiliates, the DEA said Wednesday. The embattled bank admitted it failed to stop an estimated 110 million dollars from being sent from the US to Mexico by wire transfer…

Obama blames intel agencies for ‘potentially disastrous’ failures

An angry President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned “potentially disastrous” US intelligence failures over a Christmas Day airliner attack were deeper than first thought, and demanded immediate action. “It is increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed or fully leveraged,” Obama said in a terse, televised statement after meeting…

Obama: Anger over Copenhagen failure ‘justified’

In what amounts to an admission that the Copenhagen climate summit ended in failure, President Barack Obama says people are “justified” in being disappointed with the lack of a comprehensive deal for emissions reductions. But the president added that “an important principle” was established with the last-minute, non-binding agreement signed…

The Corner: WaMu’s failure might be because of the blacks (and the Latinos, and gays, and…)

Memo to Mark Krikorian: the economy’s failure is not simply an excuse to revise and update KKK-style propaganda: While juxtaposing these two facts — (1) WaMu has a racially and ethnically diverse workforce and (2) WaMu collapsed yesterday — the National Review writer headlined his post: “Cause and Effect?” Krikorian…

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