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Entries by Nico Pitney from 05/2010

Breast On Virginia Seal Covered Up (PHOTO)

Posted 05.01.2010 | Politics

UPDATED below with statement by Virginia's attorney general. Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is hard at work on the important issues of ...

Pennsylvania Tax Ad Has Orwellian Theme (VIDEO)

Posted 05.02.2010 | Politics

Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue has launched a new ad campaign letting residents know about a 54-day 'tax amnesty,' during which people who owe t...

Dead Sea Turtles, Fish Wash Ashore In Gulf (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.02.2010 | Green

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- At least 20 sea turtles have been found dead this weekend along a 30-mile stretch of Mississippi beaches from Biloxi to Bay St...

Oil Spill Booms BREAKING DOWN Due To Bad Weather, Governor Says

Posted 05.03.2010 | Green

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says most of the inflatable booms deployed to catch the oil spill are breaking down, forcing crews to rewo...

BP Oil Spill Waivers Capped Liability Payments To Coastal Residents At $5,000

Posted 05.03.2010 | Green

VENICE, La. -- BP PLC said Monday that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewin...

Oil Spill TRIPLED In Size In 3 Days (VIDEO)

Posted 05.03.2010 | Green

BP is preparing a system never tried nearly a mile under water to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well a mile under Gulf of Mexico wa...

Sign Up For HuffPost's New Politics Email: HuffPost Hill

Posted 05.03.2010 | Politics
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The Huffington Post has launched a brand new daily email for political junkies and insiders called HuffPost Hill. (Click here to subscribe!) It's a b...

HUFFPOST HILL - MAY 3, 2010

Posted 05.03.2010 | Politics

Wall Street and the oil slick kept folks busy today. Bernie Sanders prepped his Fed audit amendment as Arlen Specter readied a subcommittee hearing on...

Faisal Shahzad (PHOTO): I Acted Alone

Posted 05.04.2010 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. citizen who had recently returned from a five-month trip to his native Pakistan, where he had a wife, was arrested at a New Yor...

Arizona Boycott Over Immigration Law Has Hotels Worried

Posted 05.04.2010 | Politics

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — Some southern Arizona hotel owners and operators are concerned their businesses will be harmed financially if tourists and...

HUFFPOST HILL - MAY 4, 2010

Posted 05.04.2010 | Politics

Tennessee remains underwater, but the oil pouring into the Gulf Coast is still "Obama's Katrina." That guy who tried to blow up Times Square? He was a...

Faisal Shahzad's Motive Remains A Mystery

Posted 05.05.2010 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square had found the stable, suburban life he had spent a decade working towa...

BP Caps 1 Of 3 Leaks, But Oil Flow Won't Be Reduced

Posted 05.05.2010 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Coast Guard says BP PLC has managed to cap one of three leaks at a deepwater oil well, but the work is not expected to reduce ...

Oil Spill Trajectory Forecast From NOAA (PHOTO)

Posted 05.05.2010 | Green

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is releasing a new map each day forecasting the extent and concentration of the Gulf of Mexico oil...

HUFFPOST HILL - MAY 5, 2010

Posted 05.05.2010 | Politics

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Los Democratas jodieron a Wall Street con unas enmiendas y Harry Reid dijo que el GOP *literalmente* se esta acostando con Wall S...

HUFFPOST HILL - MAY 6, 2010

Posted 05.06.2010 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

HUFFPOST HILL - MAY 7, 2010

Posted 05.07.2010 | Politics

While most folks decompressed for the weekend, others prepped themselves for major career changes. Robert Bennett might be getting the boot tomorrow, ...

Eric Holder: Miranda Rights Should Be Modified For Terrorism Suspects

Posted 05.09.2010 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time today on ABC's "This Week" that the Obama administration is open to modifying Miranda protections...

Obama: iPad, Xbox Turn Information Into A 'Distraction'

Posted 05.09.2010 | Politics

HAMPTON, Va. -- President Barack Obama, addressing graduates at historically black Hampton University on Sunday, said that it is the responsibility of...

Dodd: SEC Should Examine High-Speed Trading Behind Stock Plunge

Posted 05.09.2010 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have got to address the "casino environment" on Wall Street where computerized high-frequency trading can trigge...

Bob Schieffer: Congressional Leader Refused To Share Waiting Room With Member Of Opposing Party

Posted 05.09.2010 | Politics

During CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer revealed that a congressional leader who recently appeared on his show requested (via a sta...

Mark Critz: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.09.2010 | Politics

Follow the latest news about the 2010 PA-12 house race below. ...

Elena Kagan Tapped For Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Posted 05.09.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same ...

Ed Whelan Compares Elena Kagan To Prostitute

Posted 05.10.2010 | Politics

Ed Whelan, a conservative writer for National Review Online and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is under fire for using a prostitute...

Peter Beinart: Elena Kagan's Achilles' Heel

Posted 05.10.2010 | Politics

Obama's potential Supreme Court pick banned military recruiting at Harvard Law. Peter Beinart on how that stance has damaged liberals"and why conser...