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Joe Barton Apology

Green News Report: November 4, 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: Let the p...

From Alaska to the Gulf & The Niger Delta, With The Party of BP

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

American Conservatives from Joe Barton to Rand Paul and Sarah Palin have expressed outrage that the President Obama would use the the power of his o...

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...

David Cozad, 'That Guy Running Against Joe Barton,' Given Unlikely Opportunity By Republican's Apology To BP

Texas Tribune | Reeve Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By David Cozad's own admission, hardly anyone knew his name before last week. And that's still mostly true, though it may not matter. For all practica...

DNC Hits Joe Barton Apology Again In New Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DNC has launched its second ad highlighting Texas GOP Rep. Joe Barton's much derided apology to BP last week, and using it as evidence of a larger...

Politics As Usual, Exponential Factor Four

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Politics as usual is as reassuring as a warm, Vaseline-lined bathrobe. Its comforting that no matter the crisis, our politicians will find time to grandstand even if it cancels out the possibility of actual progress.

Rand Paul Understands

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Joe Barton, the Republican Congressman who caused an uproar for apologizing to BP after it destroyed the Gulf of Mexico, received much-needed support last week from Rand Paul.

Conservative Superheroes: The New Dynamic Duo

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

What issues will be important to the new Republican brand? Though the jury may still be out on that question, the Party is at least providing hints as to what direction they're leaning.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Tough to say who needs remedial PR training more, BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, who this week referred to those affected by the Gulf catastrophe as "the small people" or Texas Rep. Joe Barton who used a high-profile hearing on the Hill to apologize to BP and accuse the White House of subjecting the company to "a shakedown." Svanberg quickly went into contrition mode, blaming his tone-deaf remark on a "slip in translation" (he's Swedish). Under pressure, Barton, who owns a natural gas well and has received nearly $1.5 million from oil and gas industry donors, apologized for his apology, saying: "If anything I've said this morning has been misconstrued... I want to apologize for that misconstruction." He should apologize for that sentence. Then, as penance, both men should translate their regret into reparations, contributing a big amount to "the small people" devastated by the disaster.

Forget Ritual Suicide, What About Joe Barton's Political Suicide?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Oh, how that sneaky Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) toys with our emotions! We never know how we're gonna feel about him (okay, pretty sure we love the guy--bu...

DNC Criticizes Joe Barton In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) may have retracted his apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward, but his words live on in a new ad from the Democratic National Commit...

Stewart Calls Joe Barton A 'Disdainful A--hole' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

During last night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart called out GOP Congressman Joe Barton for apologizing to BP. And appropriately so. Despite having apolog...

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...