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  1. cleaning up
    U.S. Accepting International Help in Spill CleanupTwenty two countries will assist in the effort.
  2. cleaning up
    Bill Clinton Says Blowing Up BP Well ‘May Become Necessary’“Let’s just fix the problem,” he advises.
  3. cleaning up
    Tropical Storm Alex May or May Not Disrupt the BP CleanupThe Coast Guard is keeping his fingers crossed, but hedging his bets.
  4. cleaning up
    Shockingly, BP Not Likely to Reward Tony Hayward With Golden Parachute on ExitThis seems like a no-brainer, but not so.
  5. sympathy for the devil
    Great News for Joe Barton, BP, DemocratsThe GOP lets BP’s favorite congressman stay in leadership post.
  6. cleaning up
    Meet BP’s New Gulf Boss, Less British Than BP’s Old Gulf BossRobert Dudley takes over for Tony Hayward in the Gulf today.
  7. cleaning up
    Last-Ditch Deepwater Oil-Spill Guards Poorly Tested, Frequently IneffectiveA ‘Times’ investigation looks into the failed “blind shear.”
  8. cleaning up
    Inside a Halfhearted Obama ShakedownYou call this a shakedown, Obama?
  9. goldman sachs
    Goldman Sachs Exhibits Impeccable Timing in Dumping BP StockDecision came from former BP chairman.
  10. bp
    BP Doc: A Lot More Oil Than Previously Estimated Could Be LeakingUp to 4 million gallons a day, in fact.
  11. rahm emanuel
    Rahm Emanuel Won’t Let an Oil Spill Go to WasteThe oil spill is getting partisan. Of course.
  12. oil spill
    Louisiana Legislators Pray for the Oil Spill to Clean Itself Up“Thus far, efforts made by mortals have been to no avail.”
  13. rand paul
    Rand Paul Knows ‘What a Pile On Feels Like’And, thus, he has sympathy for piled-on BP sympathizer Joe Barton.
  14. tony hayward
    BP CEO Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back With a Yacht RaceCertainly you can plug an oil spill remotely from a yacht race. Why not?
  15. joe barton
    Jon Stewart Calls Joe Barton a ‘Disdainful Asshole’“I don’t like you!”
  16. tiny violins
    Why Is Everyone Picking on Joe Barton?Maybe because the man made the mistake of saying something stupid on video.
  17. cleaning up
    The Hurt Is Just Beginning for BPTotal legal costs could top $60 billion.
  18. apologies
    BP Chairman Apologizes for ‘Small People’ Gaffe“I spoke clumsily,” he says.
  19. rnc
    New RNC Ad Criticizes Obama for Golfing Instead of Meeting With BP“‘What Took So Long?” released same day president meets with company.
  20. cleaning up
    People Upset That Swedish BP Chairman Doesn’t Speak Perfect, Fluent EnglishHow dare he care about the “small people.”
  21. early and often
    Heilemann: Why Obama’s Rhetoric Wasn’t the Point This TimeIt’s the follow-through, not the rhetoric, that counts this time.
  22. cleaning up
    BP Will Set Aside $20 Billion for Trust FundA victory for President Obama as he meets with BP officials today.
  23. cleaning up
    Once Again, Government Estimates Well Is Leaking Even More Oil Than Previously ThoughtNow it’s guessed to be about 2.5 million gallons a day, or the amount of the entire Exxon Valdez spill every four days.
  24. cleaning up
    Obama Pledges to Fight for ‘As Long As It Takes,’ Says BP Will Be Held ResponsiblePresident also advocates clean energy in Oval Office address.
  25. cleaning up
    Louisiana Congressman Takes BP Bashing a Bit Too FarBP America chairman should kill himself, Anh “Joseph” Cao suggests.
  26. cleaning up
    Giving BP the BounceA naked bike ride this weekend provided another chance to take a swing at BP.
  27. cleaning up
    Bloomberg: BP Exec ‘Didn’t Exactly Blow Up the Well’; Pelosi: ‘BP Is Not Paying’The president will address the oil spill in a televised statement on Tuesday.
  28. england
    England and U.S. Face Off in an Oil-Related Phone Call and a World Cup Match TodayTensions are higher than usual with our neighbors across the pond.
  29. barack obama
    Obama Notes That ‘Six Months Ago,’ Few Really Wanted Him to ‘Spend Money in Case of a Catastrophic Oil Spill’Put those pointing fingers down, Congress.
  30. the third terminator
    Mayor Bloomberg Defends Villains Du JourLeave Tony Hayward and the Empire State Building alone!
  31. cleaning up
    Oil Leak Even Worse Than Initially EstimatedThe equivalent of one Exxon Valdez disaster occurred every eight to ten days.
  32. cleaning up
    BP Does Not Want You to See This PhotoMedia access to spill sites is being stifled by BP and even the government.
  33. cleaning up
    Underwater Plumes of Oil Stretching 50 Miles From WellAn invisible danger!
  34. cleaning up
    Obama to Visit Gulf Next Week; Sarah Palin Offers Advice“Give me a call,” she writes.
  35. first-world problems
    The Real Cost of the Gulf Oil SpillChristmas tables will be fishless, ladies will be left unimpressed.
  36. cleaning up
    President Obama Walks a Tightrope of Anger With BPObama would fire BP CEO Tony Hayward, but he won’t yell at him.
  37. cleaning up
    Obama Talking to Experts to Determine ‘Whose Ass to Kick’“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf.”
  38. cleaning up
    Oil-Spill Cleanup Effort Could Last ‘Well Into the Fall’Latest attempt has resulted in some progress.
  39. oil spill
    Slowly and Cautiously, the BP Cleanup Continues; Meanwhile, Pelican Life Is ThreatenedCNN points out that the ocean was even worse off in 1991.
  40. cleaning up
    Spill Cap Has Started Collecting Some, But Not Much, OilThe cap is capturing only about 1,000 barrels of the 20,000 barrels the earth is ejecting each day.
  41. cleaning up
    U.S. Government Delivers $69 Million Bill to BPAnd this is just the first payment.
  42. cleaning up
    Oil-Spill Pipe Successfully SnippedThis is a “significant step” forward, according to the Coast Guard.
  43. cleaning up
    Guess What? They Haven’t Stopped the Oil YetThe latest news from the Gulf.
  44. cleaning up
    BP CEO Tony Hayward Does Not Want His Life Back AnymoreTony Hayward apologizes for being an insensitive ass.
  45. Here’s a Line We’d Hoped Never to Read in a News Story“Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”
  46. cleaning up
    White House Announces Criminal Probe Into BP Over Spill“If laws were broken, leading to death and destruction, my solemn pledge is, we will bring those responsible to justice.”
  47. cleaning up
    Hurricanes Could Interrupt Next Leak-Plugging EffortOh, great, we needed that.
  48. the post-racial world
    Bill Maher Thinks Obama Should Act Like a ‘Real Black President’Yikes.
  49. cleaning up
    ‘Top Kill’ Declared Failure, BP to Try Capping Plan NextOil could be leaking until August.
  50. cleaning up
    Hurricane Season Is Only Going to Cause More Problems for BPOil could result in “storm surge.”
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