Permitting Offshore Drilling, Cleaning up Newtown

George W. Bush is reportedly going to lift the ban on offshore drilling later today. [Naked Politics]

David Remnick defends his New Yorker cover to Rachel Sklar. [Eat the Press]

Anthony Weiner and Nydia Velazquez held a press conference to demand that Newtown Creek—one of the most polluted waterways in the country—be designated a Superfund site so it could receive federal funds. [Brownstoner]

A conservative group—The National Legal and Policy Center—has filed a complaint with the F.E.C. against Charlie Rangel over his rent-stabilized apartments, and a more liberal group has said it will do the same. [Liz

John McCain does not have a plan to increase opportunities for service to the country. [Politico