Obama’s BP Disaster Commission: Looking Forward with No Subpoenas

By: Saturday May 22, 2010 4:00 pm

As promised Obama signed an executive order forming a presidential commission to study the BP disaster today. I thought it’d be instructive to compare what he just formed with what Edward Markey and Lois Capps proposed.

Weekly Address: New Oil Commission, More Drilling, and the Definition of Insanity

By: Saturday May 22, 2010 9:00 am

The President announces that the independent commission he created for the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling will be chaired by former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham and former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly. He promises accountability not just for BP, but for those in government who bore responsibility.

Sen. Bob Graham: Majority on Senate Intel Committee Supported Interrogation Oversight in 2002

By: Monday March 8, 2010 3:20 pm

According to former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Senator Bob Graham, a majority of Committee members in November 2002–including a few Republicans–supported conducting oversight of the program. And it seems that CIA mischaracterized to Roberts what Graham had planned, perhaps in an effort to dissuade Roberts from conducting that oversight.

WaPo Doubles Down on Conflict Over Truth

By: Saturday May 23, 2009 12:30 pm

In spite of the fact that it is becoming increasingly clear to the rest of the media that Porter Goss and Nancy Pelosi agree that they were not briefed that the CIA had already been torturing prisoners in September 2002, the WaPo has decided to double down on deliberately misreading events.

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