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  • Gulf oil spill: 'We would not have drilled the way they did,' ExxonMobil says

     
    Oil-industry executives scrambled Tuesday to stave off a congressional push to limit new offshore drilling and to impose new regulations and higher taxes on their industry in the wake of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The......
  • Gulf oil spill: Congressional frustration with BP chief Tony Hayward

     
    A House investigative panel resumed its grilling of BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward on Thursday afternoon after a frustrating morning during which oil company chief spent much time avoiding tough questions. “I sincerely hope that you will reconsider...
  • Barton says comments were "misconstrued"

     
    by Mike Memoli Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), whose comments alleging a "shakedown" of BP this morning prompted widespread criticism -- especially from Democrats, has now apologized for what he says was a misinterpretation of his statement. "I want the...
  • WH strikes back at Barton

     
    by Mike Memoli Eager to go back on offense after weeks of scrutiny for its response to the Gulf oil spill, the White House has offered a quick strike against Rep. Joe Barton (R), who called the deal with BP......
  • GOP Rep. calls escrow deal "shakedown"

     
    by Mike Memoli The agreement reached between the White House and energy giant BP emerged as an early partisan flashpoint at a Congressional hearing this morning, as a Republican Congressman apologized to the company's CEO for what he called a......
  • Gulf oil spill: Partisan politics over $20-billion escrow fund

     
    Even at a congressional hearing where a big oil company has already been targeted as the principal villain, partisan politics between Republicans and Democrats was never far from the surface. Though castigating BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward and his...
  • Gulf oil spill: Congressional hearings begin with attack on BP

     
    Greeted by signs that proclaimed “BP kills,” the company's chief executive, Tony Hayward, came to Congress on Thursday to apologize for his and the company’s role in the nation’s worst environmental disaster. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)...
  • Hayward, Barton and 60 inspectors for 4,000 rigs

     
    BP CEO Tony Hayward and Republican Texas Rep. Joe Barton garnered most of the attention at the hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations. Hayward with his repeated “I can't recall”...
  • Brand X Files: Even GOP furious with Joe Barton. Bollywood Hitler romance. Adam Lambert's new look

     
    Should he stay or should he go? Even Republicans furious at Rep. Joe Barton for his apology to BP: Public relations liability Barton is a nightmare for the GOP. Unless the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee is removed from his starring...
  • Weekend Wrap: Obama as Capone

     
    A Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Here's a look at headlines you may have missed from the Trib's Washington bureau this weekend. * Jim Tankersley profiles Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, playing a lead role in the......
  • He was wrong the first time, but at least he was sincere

     
    No question, it was outrageous for Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to apologize to BP and refer to a $20-billion escrow fund for oil spill victims as a "shakedown" and a "slush fund." But Barton at least was saying what he meant -- something we supposedly...
  • RNC: Golfing, yachting one and the same

     
    by Mike Memoli On Friday we noted here that even a trip to the ballpark can be the stuff of controversy for President Obama lately. Ultimately he did take in Friday night's matchup between the hometown Nationals and his favored......