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Obama Oil Spill

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...

Dan Froomkin

Congressman Accuses White House Of Putting Spin Above Science

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

washingtonpost.com | 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...

Gulf Oil Spill Commission: Obama's Response Like Custer At Little Big Horn

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's repeated low estimates of the huge BP oil spill undermined public confidence in the government's entire ...

Dan Froomkin

Oil Commission Baffled By Lowball Estimates; Suspects They Slowed Response

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Oil Spill Speech: Vows To Get Tough On BP, Offers Few Concrete Remedies

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Vowing to "make BP pay," President Barack Obama accused the oil giant of "recklessness" in his first address to the nation from the...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Oil Spill Press Conference: Government Was Complacent Ahead Of Spill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says there was too much complacency in the government before the Gulf Coast oil spill and not enough focus on wha...

Obama Family To Vacation In Gulf Coast In August

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking his own advice and taking his family to the Gulf Coast on vacation next month, something he and fi...

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...

Obama's Juggling Act: Dealing With A Deluge Of Crises

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unpredictable and tough to solve, the stack of problems on President Barack Obama's desk is growing unwieldy. It's presenting him w...

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...

Obama Heading To Gulf Soon For Oil Spill Update

AP | ROBERT BURNS and STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VENICE, La. — No remedy in sight, President Barack Obama on Sunday warned of a "massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster" as...

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...