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Obama On Spill Anniversary: 'The Job Isn't Done'

AP | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is noting the one-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, payin...

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...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Speech: Not The Turning Point He Had In Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Gets BP To Agree To $20 Billion Escrow Account For Victims

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior administration officials tell The Associated Press that BP has agreed to finance a $20 billion fund to pay the claims of pe...

What Obama Should Have Said: Two Truths And Three Actions

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

If President Obama can send our children and our treasure to war for Iraq and Afghanistan certainly we can expect him to fight for us right here on our own beachhead.

Sam Stein

Obama Primetime BP Address: HuffPost Preview

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will hit at least five major points during his prime time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening, a senior administration off...

The Solution to Obama's BP Press Problem

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Instead of complaining on TV about TV, Obama should try changing the channel. He could hold more press conferences, and invite not only White House reporters, but also environmental experts for a deeper exchange on the crisis.

Sam Stein

Obama To Demand BP Create Liability Account For Spill Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to make progress on the issue of retroactive liability for the oil spill, The White House is set to demand that executives at BP set up an acco...

Why BP Thinks it Can Stonewall President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

BP's corporate arrogance is made out of cash. It can and has bought its way out of trouble repeatedly, and when need be, even bought governments.

Sam Stein

Obama's Support For Unlimited Oil Spill Liability May Not Include BP: Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional officials are worried that despite the White House's endorsement of unlimited liability for oil companies involved in damaging spills, a...

Obama To BP: No Nickel And Diming Gulf Residents (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (Associated Press) - Dogged for being too calm in crisis, President Barack Obama unleashed frustration for all to see Friday, warning ...

Strategy Corner: Time for Obama to Lift the BP Fog With a New Strategy

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Penn

On the BP crisis, Obama needs to get away from the posturing politicians and get together with scientists. Making the solution the Administration's responsibility is risky, but no more dangerous than ongoing inaction -- just ask Jimmy Carter.

Sniffing Obama's Political Blood in the Oil Spill

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant the BP ooze hit the Gulf's surface the sniff of political blood was steady and strong. Virtually every reputable scientist, engineer, and...

How Conservatives Made the Case for Increased Regulations

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Since Ronald Reagan first opined that government was the problem rather than the solution, right-wing Republicans have blasted all forms of regulation. Now we see the consequences of years of regulatory neglect.

Obama Oil Spill Speech: President To Take Questions, Cite Report, On Gulf Oil Spill

AP | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Thrown on the defensive, President Barack Obama acknowledged his administration could have done better in dealing with the biggest ...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Options: What He Can And Should Say About The Oil Spill Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When the nation is threatened, it turns to its president. And with the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico now in its 38th day, President Obama needs to lea...

Sam Stein

Bill Nelson: Obama Should Send In Military If BP Can't Stop Leak Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With frustration mounting over the inability to stop the oil spilling into the Gulf, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) on Wednesday became the first senator to...

President Obama To Visit Gulf Coast Oil Spill Friday

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, seeking to show command of a crisis that has exasperated the nation, will head back to Louisiana on Friday ...

Obama To Aide: 'Plug The Damn Leak'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oil spill frustration is rampant. The White House is being pounded for not acting more aggressively in the month-old oil spill dis...

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Frustration Mounts As Congress Can't Even Get BP's Liability Cap Raised

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than three weeks since Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a proposal to raise the liability cap to $10 billion for oil companies in...

'Angry' Obama To 'Let His Frustrations Spill Out' Over Gulf Disaster

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will hold a meeting with top advisers to assess what more can be done to control the massive oil spill in the Gulf...