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Sam Stein

Joe Barton Touts A Defense Of His BP Comments, Minutes After Apologizing To GOP For Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex) featured an article on his own website Wednesday morning, in which a conservative author defends the Texas Republican for apol...

Joe Barton Will Keep Energy Committee Post After Apologizing To GOP Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) convened privately with his GOP colleagues Wednesday and apologized for the controversy he created last week by expressing p...

Sam Stein

Romney Rebukes Barton After Initial No-Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesman for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally rebuked Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex) a day after the potential 2012 Republican presidential ...

Ryan Grim

Joe Barton: The Vultures Circle

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Barton's fate rests with the voters, though they don't have to wait until November to weigh in. Republican leadership aides say that Barton's abil...

Sam Stein

Joe Barton's Apology: Dems Doing All They Can To Draw It Out Through November

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The weekend break and subsequent disavowals from Republican lawmakers have not been enough to cool the political heat surrounding Rep. Joe Barton afte...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Offers Sympathy For Joe Barton: I Know What A Pile-On Feels Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul declined to endorse Rep. Joe Barton's position that the Obama administration shook down executives at B...

Sam Stein

GOP Outraged By 'Shakedown' BP Escrow Account, Apologizes To CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on the Hill have calculated that President Obama's successful demand that BP set up a $20 billion escrow account to pay out claims is ripe...