Obama’s Interior Department Gives Final Approval to Brazilian Oil Company’s Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Floating Facility

Maggie Weasel Zippers 3/18/2011

Yes, as he continues to hold-up drilling permits for U.S. oil companies in the Gulf.

(Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday it gave final approval for Petrobras to use the first ever deepwater floating production storage facility in the Gulf of Mexico.

The facility will be used when […]

Rebranding: President Obama: ‘I’m a Blue Dog Democrat.’

President Obama: ‘I’m a Blue Dog Democrat’

Tom Elia The New Editor 12/1/2010

This excerpt from a piece by the New York Times’ Matt Bai caught my eye: (emphasis added)

The body of Mr. Obama’s writing and experiences before he became a presidential candidate would suggest that he is instinctively pragmatic, typical of an emerging […]

Reuters: Russia signs oil contracts with Cuba

HAVANA, July 29 – Russia and Cuba have signed contracts that ”set the bases” for Russian oil company Zarubezhneft to search for oil in Cuba’s part of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba’s state-run press said on Wednesday.

Article continues here.

[Ed. Interesting. Now China and Russia are drilling for oil in Cuban waters. Only 90 […]