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May 26th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Many Dems want White House to take over oil spill efforts

(CNN) – Later today, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be looking into whether the feds could have prevented the Gulf oil spill. The hearing could end up being a report card on the crisis for government officials and the president. Our Jim Acosta reports on that side of the story from Washington.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Politics
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  1. William Thorton

    Please stop making the oil spill comparison to the Iranian crisis, no one is being threatened and held hostage. I use to depend on CNN to be a non-biased, fair network that didn't conform to racial biases. Seemingly, CNN has joined the ranks of FOX News, O'Riley, Hannity, the tea party, beck and others. We do not have a network that we can watch that is free of racial prejudice, it's a shame, and disasters happened, it is BP’s fault, their mess, they should clean it up. One of your correspondents stated the President needed to be careful before he finds his foot in his mouth, that's disrespectful in nature, why do we allow correspondents say things like that without be censored? What has CNN become?

    June 8, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    The Hero and Darling of the Republican Party, former President George W. Bush speaking before an audience of entranced ardent Republican boosters and neo-cons at the Dallas Convention Center today who had gathered at the American Wind Energy Association meeting stated, 'It's in our economic interests that we diversify AWAY from oil' and 'It's in our environmental interest'. The former Texas Oilman and member of a longtime Oil family finished his speech stating 'It's in our national security interest'.

    The Republican party now has their marching orders. Perhaps they'll stop bashing former Vice President Al Gore over his insistence for America to move away from Oil for the past 20 years.

    The MAJORITY in America expects the Republican party lawmakers, leaders and members to now follow your Hero's advice and help move America AWAY from Oil.

    May 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  3. ronvan

    Steve: your comment is right on! All of these "do gooder" groups, that are only interested in their OWN agenda, those "rights" groups that are debunking and making a joke out of our constitution, and the many others that really mean nothing are tearing this country apart!
    The almighty dollar has become everyone's goal, corrupting morals, judgement, everything! "Drill baby Drill", the "Government is taking over" and on and on! The blame for this disaster falls on many more than BP alone and ALL of them should be made to pay & participate in the clean up, no matter how long it takes!

    May 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  4. Steve

    I don't get it! The Tea Party dosen't want the Government messing in their personal affairs, until something goes wrong and then they complain that uncle Sam didn't act soon enough!

    May 26, 2010 at 10:02 am |