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Obama Oil Spill

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 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...

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 ...

Michael Bromwich Named To Head Minerals Management Service

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has selected a former federal prosecutor to take over the troubled government agency that oversees oil and g...

President Obama, Stand With Millennials Against Big Oil Handouts

Whit Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

In state capitals and Washington, D.C., we'll join "Hands Across the Sand" to demand an investment in a clean energy economy that can move us beyond oil in the next 20 years.

Emergency Urgency

Mark Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Gold

Lisa Jackson is a Princeton graduate in chemical engineering, a specialist in toxics, and a Louisiana native! What more can you ask for? Give her some real authority, and let her lead.

Sam Stein

Obama Primetime BP Address: HuffPost Preview | 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...

Obama's 'Perfect Storm'?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The "perfect" political storm confronting Obama says more about his supporters than about him. They can become 24-hour news piranhas, or marshal grassroots support to enhance his leadership.

Obama Plans Oval Office Address To The Nation On Gulf Oil Spill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans an Oval Office speech Tuesday night about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. White House adviser David Axe...

Dan Froomkin

Thad Allen, Obama's Oil Point Man, STILL Trusts Discredited BP CEO Tony Hayward | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration's new get-tough-with-BP public relations campaign was badly undercut Friday morning when Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen reaffirm...

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...

Kicking Ass -- "Message: I Swear"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

POTUS met Lauer's bid re: "kick some butt," and raised rhetorical stakes from "butt" to "ass." (Staff checking for previous public references to "ass," this or previous presidents. Will supply.)

Democrats Try To Seize Initiative On Oil Spill

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The latest announcement on how much oil is being captured from the gushing BP oil well raised additional doubts Wednesday about the...

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...

Sam Stein

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

Sam Stein

White House Endorses Unlimited Liability Cap For Oil Spillers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress and officials in the White House are making yet another major push to pass legislation to make the liability for oil companies i...

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 ...