A Republican lawmaker accused the Obama administration Thursday of extortion after it secured a $20 billion compensation fund from the BP oil company for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The White House says the six-month moratorium it placed on deep-water drilling is a policy decision, not a science decision -- drawing criticism from Republicans who say Obama is violating a campaign vow.
President Obama is poised to seize the handling of oil-spill damage claims from BP, his chief spokesman said Tuesday, as Mr. Obama sought to reassure people he's up to the enormous challenge of helping them recover from the environmental disaster.
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The Obama administration is accusing Republicans of enabling Islamic terrorism. The White House has sent out John Brennan, President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, to defend its mishandling of the failed Christmas Day bomber.