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Gov: Drilling Ban Worse Than Oil Spill

Mississippi’s Republican governor Haley Barbour said in an interview that President Barack Obama’s moratorium on deepwater drilling is worse than BP’s massive oil spill for his state. “Governor, what’s worse, the moratorium or the effects of this spill on the region?” “Meet the Press” host David Gregory asked the governor. “Well, the moratorium,” Barbour replied. […]

GOP Congressman Apologizes to BP

During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) called the $20 billion escrow fund (to pay for Gulf Oil spill damages) that BP has promised to establish a “shakedown” and apologized to BP Tony Hayward. “I’m speaking totally for myself and I’m not speaking for the Republican […]

Cop Punches Woman for Jaywalking

What started out as a mere jaywalking incident turned into a shoving match and ended with a Seattle Police Officer punching a 17-year-old girl in the face. According to the police report, on June 14 an officer saw several people jaywalking on the 3100 block of MLK Jr. Way. The officer stopped a man and […]

BP Phone Worker: “We’re A Diversion”

An expose at a local Houston television station is sure to rile company critics when it enters the mainstream media: an operator at a BP phone bank has accused the company of setting them up as a diversion for anguished residents affected by the recent oil spill. “We’re a diversion to stop them from really […]

BP Opposing Worker Safety Equip.

BP’s logic seems to be that if the oil cleanup doesn’t look dangerous then it must not be. The oil company has told workers not to wear respirators because it’s bad for public relations, according to one human rights group. RFK Center President Kerry Kennedy traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to cleanup workers […]

Border Patrol Shoots Mexican Teen

A cell phone video has surfaced showing a US border patrol officer shooting a Mexican boy in Ciudad Juarez. Fourteen-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was on the Mexican side of the border when he was shot and killed. The video, obtained by CNN, captures several people running below a railroad bridge that connects the U.S. […]

Israel Says Deadly Raid Was “Humane”

Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, called Israel’s deadly raid on an aid flotilla en route to Gaza “perfectly legal, perfectly humane and very responsible” in an interview Tuesday with Fox News. Oren likened the attack to that of the US in World War II. “The US acted under similar international law when […]

Energy Expert Says: Nuke Oil Spill Leak

Prominent energy expert Matt Simmons, founder of energy investment bank Simmons & Company, says sending a small nuclear bomb down the leaking well is “probably the only thing we can do” to stop the leak. Simmons also says that there is evidence of a second oil leak about five to seven miles from the initial […]

U.S. Military Bills Wounded Soldier

Gary Pfleider, a six-year veteran of the Guard, received a Purple Heart after he was shot by a sniper in Iraq. Some time later, he received a somewhat less gratifying award: A bill for $3,175 for military equipment that was lost when he was shipped out of Iraq for medical treatment. (Source:

LAPD Kicks Biker, Tackles Cameraman

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an internal investigation after one of its officers was caught on camera apparently kicking a cyclist during a protest against oil giant BP on Friday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the incident took place on Hollywood Boulevard during a “Critical Mass” cycling event. Critical Masses — which […]

Were Gitmo Suicides Actually Murders?

When three detainees at Guantanamo Bay were found hanged in their cells on June 9, 2006, the official explanation was suicide. Human rights attorney Scott Horton, however, believes that “clearly these were homicides.” Horton has been speaking out about the incident since last winter, apparently motivated by a concern that the Obama administration may be […]

“Hitler Was Gay” says American Family Association

American Family Association’s (AFA) Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy, Bryan Fischer claimed on AFA Radio that not only was Adolf Hitler gay, but all his “Brownshirts” were too. This unfounded claim was in regard to Congress possibly repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” FISCHER: So Hitler himself was an active homosexual. And […]