Politics & Government

June 17, 2010 11:21 AM

Under GOP pressure, Barton retracts statements on BP

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas was forced on Thursday to retract his apology to BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward about a $20 billion White House "shakedown" after he came close to being stripped of his position as ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee by the House GOP leadership.

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