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Bp Shakedown

Sam Stein

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

Republicans Spin Themselves Dizzy Over Obama's BP 'Shakedown'

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The positions are beginning to settle on BP's $20 billion escrow commitment, but in predictable ideological patterns. It's fun to use the spill to condemn all corporate or government action, but that's rhetorical opportunism.

Texas Rep. Joe Barton Backpedals On BP Apology: Oil Giant 'Should Be Held Responsible'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday afternoon, Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton issued an apology for telling BP CEO Tony Hayword that the Obama administration's actio...

Texas Congressman Joe Barton BP Apology, 'Shakedown' Comments, Met With Angry Calls For Him Resign From House Committee

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Republican Rep. Joe Barton issued an apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday -- calling the Obama administration's eff...

Joe Barton BP Apology, 'Shakedown' Comments Slammed By White House (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At Thursday's hearing on Capitol Hill where BP CEO Tony Hayward was called to testify about the oil spill, Texas GOP Congressman Joe Barton apologized...