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Arianna Battles Liz Cheney Over Gulf Spill, Halliburton, Gaza Crisis On 'This Week' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

UPDATE: Media Matters fact checked Cheney and confirmed that Halliburton WAS repeatedly accused of fraud by federal agencies. ---------- Arianna a...

Causes and Consequences of the BP Oil Catastrophe: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What We Will Never Know

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is one, and only one, way to ensure that deep water oil drilling never again leads to catastrophe, and that is to discontinue all deep water oil drilling. Period.

Gulf Oil Spill: Meet the Blow Out Preventer

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Philip Neches

Blow out preventers are not new technology. But like any technology, they are only as safe and effective as the people and procedures that use them.

In Wake of BP Spill, Will We Save Our Oceans?

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As BP Deepwater Horizon shows, in images as grotesque as Cousteau's were gorgeous, we cannot let the ocean's mystery lull us into inaction.

The F Word: Step Toward Justice for Jamie Leigh Jones

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her...

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Could the Gulf Oil Spill Be a Game-Changer?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Could the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico be a game-changer for President Barack Obama? Could he unleash a whole new set of environmentally sound, green policies that would demand sustainability?

BP's Offshore Drilling Nightmare -- What Are the Costs and Who Has To Pay?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The chances that the United States will fully recover these costs from BP are remote. This is only the beginning, only a fractional representation of resources devoted so far.

BREAKING: Federal Flow Rate Technical Team Established To Determine Extent of BP Oil Spill

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon Response team has today established a multi-agency federal effort to determine oil flow rates from the BP spill.

Eco Etiquette: Is The Gulf Oil Disaster Obama's Katrina?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm a South Park conserva...

Green News Report -- May 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil, Oil, Tarb...

Jason Linkins

White House Press Corps Reporter Unprepared To Ask Questions About Halliburton Contract (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Halliburton! Remember those guys? With their tendency to win no-bid contracts, they were a really hot topic during the Iraq War and its aftermath. An...

Oil Spill Commission Planned By White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says the White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf o...

The Green They Steal, the Greed They Wear ...a St. Patrick's Day Lamentation

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

Wall Street owns "our" Congress lock, stock and big barrel o' campaign cash. What we call the "democratic process" is mostly a sham, pretty words that get repeated in the hopes we will all still fall for it.

'SNL' Rips BP, Halliburton For Failed Oil Containment (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

With early plans to contain the spill being dubbed "The Top Hat" or "The Junk Shot," it's easy to imagine that the strategies were coming from the min...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought what President Obama termed the "ridiculous spectacle" of executives from three companies involved in the catastrophic Gulf oil spill testifying in front of Congress, each desperately trying to blame the other. Think "The Three Stooges Go To Washington" -- Moe, Larry, and Halliburton. Seeing Dick Cheney's old company, the poster child for crony capitalism, back in the spotlight was like one of those horror movies where the crazed killer keeps popping back up from the grave. You thought they were dead and buried when government audits showed the company had bilked taxpayers out of hundreds of millions during the war in Iraq? Well, they're baaa-aack! This is how it works in America these days. Chronic corruption and incompetence are not a disqualifier. As Chris Matthews put it: "It seems like a third world banana republic would do things this way!"

Weekly Mulch: Why the Senate Climate Bill is Doomed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at cl...

'Angry' Obama To 'Let His Frustrations Spill Out' Over Gulf Disaster

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will hold a meeting with top advisers to assess what more can be done to control the massive oil spill in the Gulf...

Lisa Murkowski BLOCKS Move To Raise Oil Spill Liability Cap To $10 Billion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A bill to increase the liability cap for oil spills from $75 million to $10 billion was defeated Thursday by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Bill S....

Dick Cheney 'Needs To Testify' About BP Oil Spill, Says Chris Matthews (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former Vice President and one-time Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney should be called to testify about the gulf oil spill, according to Chris Matthews. Mat...

These Foliticians Are America's Problem

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Now more than ever, the public is beginning to understand that we, our economy, our health and our environment are paying a helluva price for pathetically corrupt political misleadership.

New Footage of BP's Failed Containment Dome Effort (VIDEO)

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

More footage was released today from the Deepwater Disaster, providing an indication of the powerful streams of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Slick Trick

Ned Goldreyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ned Goldreyer

Days ago representatives from the companies responsible for the Deepwater Horizon appeared before Congress to state they are, in fact, not responsible...

Verify, Baby, Verify!

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Scheer

Greed needs a timeout with adult supervision for these out-of-control conglomerates messing with every aspect of our lives. But that won't happen until government regulation of multinational corporations is made respectable again.

Oil Spill Hearings Bring Out the Political Drama: 'Spill, Baby, Spill'

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Gulf Coast oil spill engendered its share of Capitol Hill drama Tuesday, beginning with the moment executives from BP, Transocean and Halliburton ...