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Obama Oil Spill Response

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...

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'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...

GOP: Gulf Oil Spill Shows Obama's Lack Of Leadership

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Republican presidential contenders appear to have found a 2012 campaign theme: They're spreading the word that President Barack Obama lacks enough rea...

Pelosi Demands Oil Spill Legislation By July 4

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will return to the Gulf Coast next week for a two-day update on the Gulf oil spill, reacting to Americans' r...

Obama Administration Pushing To Reopen New Offshore Drilling Exploration In Shallow Waters

Wall Street Journal | By LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday t...

Barack Obama: I'm Talking To Gulf Experts 'So I Know Whose Ass To Kick'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday he's been talking closely to Gulf Coast fishermen and various experts on BP's catastrophic oil s...

Will Obama Stand Up to Big Energy in Deeds as Well as Words?

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Has Obama really been transformed by the oil spill in the Gulf, or is he merely trying to ride out the public reaction with stronger words? I think the answer is as murky as the water off Mobile.

Frank Rich On Obama's Oil Spill Response: Don't Get Mad, Get Even

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The frantic and fruitless nationwide search for the president's temper is now our sole dependable comic relief from the tragedy in the gulf. Only The ...

Gulf Oil Spill: Obama Vows To Stand With Coast Residents 'Until They Are Made Whole'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will stand with Gulf Coast residents "until they are made whole" from the oil spi...

From the Gulf to Gaza and Afghanistan, the Familiar Way Proves the Wrong Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

History, or the future (however you want to look at it), has a funny way of rearing up and biting leaders who think they know what they're doing. Take Barack Obama.

Gulf Oil Spill: Will Obama Go to Indonesia or Stay Home and Deal With the Disaster?

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Guttman

The vast majority of Americans do not see a president who is angry enough for them. Going to Indonesia in a few weeks would be a huge slap in the face to everyone living along the Gulf Coast.

BP and the Bankers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What do the oil catastrophe and the Wall Street collapse have in common? In both cases, a powerful, politically protected industry invented something that could not easily be repaired when it broke.

Gulf Oilpocalypse Has Canada's Rapt Attention

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

In the wake of the Gulf Coast disaster, Canadian federal opposition parties have called for emergency hearings before the Commons Natural Resources Committee to discuss the need for more stringent safeguards against oil spills in Canada's Arctic.

Obama Oil Spill Press Conference: Government In Charge Of Oil Disaster Response

AP/Huffington Post | JENNIFER LOVEN and TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama defensively and sometimes testily insisted on Thursday that his administration, not oil giant BP, was callin...

Obama's Katrina

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

When an uncontrollable gusher of this magnitude threatens the economy and ecosystem of an entire region, it's not enough for Obama to essentially adopt a wait-and-see stance in letting the oil industry tinker and experiment in vain.

Obama's Gulf Oil Spill Response: The System Has Failed (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday angrily decried the "ridiculous spectacle" of oil industry officials pointing fingers of blame for the c...