The senate blocks investigation of BP.
The House voted 420 to 1 to give the presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico full subpoena power.
The Senate blocked it.
No subpoena powers. No real investigation.
Even if the President had subpoena power to investigate BP oil, would he even use it? I have a doubt. -- kdtroxel
“Free enterprise ended in the United States a good many years ago. Big oil, big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace. Big corporations fix prices among themselves and drive out the small entrepreneur. In their conglomerate forms, the huge corporations have begun to challenge the legitimacy of the state.” – Gore Vidal