Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is the face of the BP oil spill today. He apologized to BP executives testifying at a House hearing for the U.S. compelling BP to pay into a compensation fund for the victims of the spill:
Meanwhile, a new poll shows 74% of those surveyed disapprove of the way the federal government has handled the disaster. Only 5 percent said President Obama has been “too tough” on BP. And 82% approved of a BP-paid compensation fund.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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