November 1, 2010 The number of rejected claims for compensation for damage from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill spiked in October -- to 20,000 from just 125 claims at the end of September. Kenneth Feinberg says many lacked crucial information.
October 28, 2010 Before the massive blowout of BP's Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, tests showed that the cement Halliburton pumped down into the well could be unstable, according to a presidential commission studying the Deepwater Horizon spill.
October 20, 2010 Obama seems to have escaped deep lasting damage from the BP oil spill which once seemed unlikely. But the president may have helped his critics' narrative that he's killed jobs with his moratorium on Gulf oil drilling.
August 13, 2010 BP must complete its relief well after leaking was found from an earlier try to kill its rogue Gulf of Mexico well. The use of a relief well is the energy industry's textbook method for killing an uncontrolled gusher.
August 6, 2010 An Obama operative didn't create the vanishing Gulf oil report, according to NOAA. His name was mistakenly included in the report as its creator due to a "technical glitch," AP reported.
July 19, 2010 BP said seepage on the sea floor a few miles from the broken well is natural.
July 14, 2010 After a government-requested delay, Obama's team told BP to test a new cap on its rogue Gulf well.
June 23, 2010 BP removed the cap collecting oil spewing from the broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after a remote sub bumped into it.
June 23, 2010 U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who sided with the energy industry against the Obama Administration's temporary halt of deepwater drilling, has been criticized for his past oil and gas-related investments.
June 22, 2010 The ruling by a federal judge to end the Obama administration's moratorium on drilling in the Gulf pleases Republicans, but the White House promises an appeal.
June 22, 2010 A federal judge blocked Obama Administration's offshore drilling ban
June 20, 2010 BP Document estimated a 100,000 barrel a day worst-case gusher.
June 18, 2010 Texas Republican Joe Barton's apology for apologizing to BP, over the White House's "shakedown" of the company for its role in the oil spill in the gulf, is playing into Democrats' hands.
June 18, 2010 NPR's "Battleground Poll" not only shows that Republicans may make gains, but also the power of gerrymandered districts in today's political debate.
Rep. Barton at a hearing in February.
June 17, 2010 After causing an uproar this morning by accusing the White House of organizing a "$20 billion shakedown" of BP, Rep. Joe Barton is now saying he's sorry.
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