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Obama on the oil leak: Mission (mostly) accomplished; Update: Overhyped?

“There is no reason to exaggerate the impact, because it’s so bad that we don’t have to exaggerate,” Hocevar said. “I stepped into an area that was the size of a football field and it had 50,000 dead crabs. This is an area that can no longer sustain life. You don’t want to see 50,000 of anything dead.” Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Obama’s Mess in the Gulf

One thing they should not do is halt the exploration for oil. The economy of the gulf relies heavily on oil exploration and The Heritage Foundation recommends President Obama end the moratorium on drilling. It is a knee-jerk reaction that has devastating long-term consequences. The list also calls for common sense solutions like not cutting the Coast Guard’s budget, and temporarily waiving EPA regulations that make no sense in these desperate times. Continue reading

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Gulf Dealing With New Oil Spill Fear — Hurricane

There is a 70 percent chance that the low-pressure area centered off the coast of Honduras could become a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, warned the NHC, indicating winds as fast as 73 mph. Any faster and the storm could officially become the first Gulf hurricane of the season — and will be named Alex. Continue reading

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Gingrich: Obama’s Approach to Spill Made Disaster Worse

The Obama administration has proved a failure in resolving the massive BP oil spill disaster, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax.TV.

In an exclusive interview, Gingrich blames BP for the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, but he says the evidence clearly shows the administration has been ineffective in its response as the oil has threatened the region’s wildlife and tourism industries.

That doesn’t surprise Gingrich, whose new best-seller, “To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine,” chronicles problems he sees evolving during Obama’s presidency.

Obama’s policies pose a “mortal threat” to America’s way of life and the preservation of the Founding Fathers’ vision for America, the former speaker tells Newsmax.TV. His strategies threaten America’s founding values as much as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union did, Gingrich says. Continue reading

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Who told Obama deep-sea drilling was “absolutely safe”?

Byron York gives us a great whodunit today, and actually a second Obamateurism of the Day. In his speech on Tuesday, Obama defended his earlier decision to expand off-shore drilling because he had been told that such activity was “absolutely safe.” If Obama actually believed that, then a few people would like to sell him a bridge or two: (click title to read) Continue reading

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BP Execs Agree to $20B Compensation Fund for Spill Victims, Chairman Apologizes

Wednesday: President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with BP executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Pictured, from left, are BP CEO Tony Hayward, BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP General Counsel Rupert Bondy, BP Managing Director Robert Dudley, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama announced Wednesday that BP will set aside $20 billion for an escrow fund to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as the oil firm’s chairman publicly apologized for the disaster and said the company will not pay out any more dividends this year.

Obama and BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg each spoke to the press separately following the president’s first meeting with top BP executives since the April 20 rig explosion that triggered the massive leak.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the American people on behalf of all the employees in BP,” Svanberg said, after announcing that the firm would halt dividend payments. Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell Remarks on Obama’s Speech

For the life of me, I could not find a plan of action through the thicket of finger pointing, the cap&tax sales pitch and a tax increase proposal. Perhaps someone could point out the plan in Obama’s speech? Let me know, leave a comment below. Continue reading

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Obama’s Solution to the Oil Spill: Raise Taxes?

Obama summoned Congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday. Was the meeting called to discuss stopping the oil spill and cleanup efforts? Sort of. But in Obama’s statement after the meeting he made it clear that his focus was on how to use the spill to force through higher energy taxes. As White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is fond of saying: never let a crisis go to waste! Continue reading

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Stressed Out or Tone Deaf? Obama Chicago Vacation Raises Eyebrows

Why did Obama “dis” the military at Arlington?

The Arlington visit is a fairly recent tradition. Former President Ronald Reagan attended four of them in his eight years in office, while former President George H.W. Bush sent Vice President Dan Quayle to every one. Former President Bill Clinton, though, attended every year and George W. Bush missed only one, in 2002, when he was in Normandy, France, visiting the American cemetery. Continue reading

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