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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ahmadinejad at the UN Today

BBC: Nuclear review talks face competing aims

Daily News: Sen. Chuck Schumer goes nuclear on Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Times Online UK: Ahmadinejad’s arrival ‘may hijack nuclear conference’

The Washington Post: Ahmadinejad, Clinton face off at U.N. nuclear meeting

CNN: Ahmadinejad, U.N. at odds over conference’s aim


Steve Kroft: 60 Minutes Segment on Conan O’Brien

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The White House Corespondents Dinner

Obama brought the funny to the WHCD: Watch the video at CNN

Politico: Complete Coverage of the WHCD

AP: Arizona Faces Boycott Calls After Immigration Law

POLITICO: Napolitano: Arizona law ‘a shame’

Wall Street Journal: Napolitano Criticizes Immigration Law

OPED: New York Times: The Borders We Deserve

FOX: Clinton Says Arizona Immigration Law Invites Racial Profiling

CBS: Dobbs: Protests Against Ariz. Law Just “Theater” Says Nationwide Rallies Called for Saturday Are Taking on Measure That’s Now “Pristine,” With New Amendments in Place

Reuters: BP ready to pay “legitimate” oil spill claims-CEO

Huffington Post: Louisiana Oil Spill Photos

CNN: Oil slick awaits New Orleans’ new mayor

New York Times: Safety Fears Halt Fishing in Areas Affected by Spill

Greenpeace: BP Deepwater Disaster and Gulf Oil Spill

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VENICE, La. — Another week of oil pouring from the seafloor. That is the best-case scenario for the Gulf Coast, where dead sea turtles washed ashore and a massive rust-colored slick continued to swell from an uncontrolled gusher spewing into the water.

BP PLC was preparing a system never tried before at such depths to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well a mile under Gulf of Mexico waters. However, the plan to lower 74-ton, concrete-and-metal boxes being built to capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface will need at least another six to eight days to get it in place.

Crews continued to lay boom in what increasingly feels like a futile effort to slow down the spill, with all ideas to contain the flow failing so far.

“I’ve been in Pensacola and I am very, very concerned about this filth in the Gulf of Mexico,” Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said at a fundraiser for his U.S. Senate campaign Sunday night. “It’s not a spill, it’s a flow. Envision sort of an underground volcano of oil and it keeps spewing over 200,000 gallons every single day, if not more.”

Fishermen from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle got the news that more than 6,800 square miles of federal fishing areas were closed, fracturing their livelihood for at least 10 days and likely more just as the prime spring season was kicking in. The slick also was precariously close to a key shipping lane that feeds goods and materials to the interior of the U.S. by the Mississippi River.

Even if the well is shut off in a week, fishermen and wildlife officials wonder how long it will take for the Gulf to recover. Some compare it to the Hurricane Katrina that Louisiana is still recovering from after nearly five years.

“My kids will be talking about the effect of this when they’re my age,” said 41-year-old Venice charter boat captain Bob Kenney.

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