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Links from the Times: Special Report on the Oil Spill; RPOF Credit Cards

AP_LAGH105_GULF_OIL_SPILL Special Oil Spill Report: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began April 20 as a fire burned aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. After the rig exploded and sank, Coast Guard officials announced that a pipe nearly a mile below the surface appeared to be leaking oil. Our special report features graphics, photo galleries and previous coverage.

Photo: Oil is seen on the water from the deck of the Joe Griffin at the site of the oil spill containment efforts off the coast of Lousiana. AP photo

Republican Party of Florida Credit Cards: The Republican Party of Florida under former chairman Jim Greer paid about $7 million to American Express from 2007 to 2009. RPOF stopped issuing credit cards in August 2009 after Greer cut up his own American Express card at a party meeting to quell the growing scandal. Republican Party staffers and certain legislative leaders were given credit cards and allowed to spend donors' money with little oversight.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:05pm]


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