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Obama Oil Spill

Dan Froomkin

Congressman Accuses White House Of Putting Spin Above Science | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Updated with White House response. See below. A Democratic congressman on Tuesday released heavily-redacted documents suggesting that White House off...

Obama And Oil Drilling: How Politics Spilled Into Policy | Michael Leahy and Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In early April, fresh from announcing his decision to allow drilling in previously protected waters, an upbeat President Obama traveled to a battery f...

Dan Froomkin

Oil Commission Baffled By Lowball Estimates; Suspects They Slowed Response | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

National Incident Commander Thad Allen told a presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill on Monday that wildly understated federal estimat...

Jason Linkins

Optimistic Talk On Gulf Spill, But Oil Remains A Problem | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Back in late July, after a summer of struggle, the underwater oil spill caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig was finally capped. And then, something wonderful and miraculous happened! The media started remarking that all of the millions of gallons of oil that poured into the Gulf of Mexico just disappeared! Raptured up into Oil Heaven, even! Except: not. But that's not stopped the administration from taking the line that the oil's disappearance is unalloyed good news, and that it's safe for the bon temps to roulez once more.

Dan Froomkin

Markey Says Report That Most Oil Is Gone Has Led To 'False Confidence' | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday demanded that the Obama administration surrender the data and algorithms behind its increasingly controversial es...

Oil Spill Gives Unexpected Boost To Gulf State Governors

USA Today | Richard Wolf & John Fritze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For politicians, the daily drip-drip-drip of bad news can be devastating. Yet the oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months appears to ...

Dan Froomkin

Seeing The Gulf Half Full: Administration Overly Optimistic About Fate of Spilled Oil | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration on Wednesday delivered an upbeat verdict on the fate of the estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil that spewed out of BP's blow...

Obama Gulf Coast Vacation: First Family To Visit Florida In August

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Guess Obama is listening to his critics: The President and his family will travel to Florida's Gulf Coast on Saturday, August 14th for the weekend, ac...

Oil Cleanup Efforts: How Long Should BP Stay In Charge?

The New York Times | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So far the oil and gas gushing from the well drilled nearly four miles into the seabed for BP has confounded all efforts by the company to put the ge...

Michael Brown: Obama Wanted Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bush-era FEMA head Michael Brown accused President Obama Monday of "playing politics" with the Gulf Coast oil spill, claiming that Obama waited for th...

PHOTOS: The White House's Response To The Gulf Oil Spill

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the worst environmental disaster in American history continues to pour tragic amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, all eyes turn to President Ba...

Gulf Oil Spill Leaks Into Elections Nationwide

The New York Times | Damien Cave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candidates from coast to coast -- and many states in between -- are redirecting their campaigns in an emotional, frantic effort to turn the oil spill ...

Bill Maher Slams Obama, Oil Companies After Gulf Coast Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher slammed President Obama Friday for supporting a repeal of the moratorium on offshore oil drilling. During the panel segment on "Real Time,...

Obama's Oil Speech Postmortem

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up In last week's post on Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill you read how Mike Allen, the Washington columnist the New Y...

WATCH: Obama's Rally Cry For Clean-Energy Future

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In his latest update on the Gulf oil spill, President Obama uses clean energy as a rallying cry for Organizing for America supporters. Obama discusse...

Michael Steele To Barack Obama: Stop Playing Golf Until Oil Spill Ends

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, it was an ad. This time, it's a statement from the GOP chairman. Over the weekend, Republicans advanced the meme that President Obama has...

CNN Poll: 82% of Americans Approve of the Idea of a BP Escrow Fund

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

CNN released polling Thursday with fascinating data on how Americans feel about the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but focused the story on a minor slip in Obama's approval

Republican Ad Slams Obama For Focusing Too Much On Golf And Not Enough On Gulf Spill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day after President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the Gulf oil spill, the Republican National Committee released an ad criticizing his res...

BP Should Pay to Educate the Public About Clean Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Mr. President, in this time of crisis I urge you to return to your roots. You got your start as a community organizer.

Avi Zenilman

Obama's Oil Spill Speech: Will The Technocrat Take Action? | Avi Zenilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Barack Obama has the soul of a technocrat. The man in charge of the most powerful cubicle in the world may have sprinkled last night's speech on the ...

No Oscar for This Oval

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Obama seems to view the presidency as all about big ideas that should not be cluttered by management issues like cleaning up an oil spill -- until political pressure forces him into the weeds.

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Speech: Not The Turning Point He Had In Mind | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The most depressing thing about President Obama's profoundly underwhelming speech Tuesday night was that the White House thought it would change every...

Obama's Gulf Spill Speech (FULL TEXT, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Video and full text of President Obama's Gulf oil spill address, as prepared for delivery, appears below. * * * * * Good evening. As we spe...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: What Obama Is Overlooking | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to mitigating the effects of the oil spill, President Obama, like his administration's federal response, has focused on the country's co...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Estimate Increased To 35K-60K Barrels A Day | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours before the president addresses the nation from the Oval Office, the White House has sent out findings of a new scientific study which pegs ...