Obama Heading To LA. for Oil Spill Update

President Barack Obama is heading to coastal areas of Louisiana for an update on the latest efforts to stop the devastating spill of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama was to get a briefing today from Adm. Thad Allen, who is overseeing the response to the spill from an oil rig that exploded April 20 and later sank, killing 11 people.

The president's visit, his second to the devastated region since the explosion, comes at a time of escalating anger and frustration along the coast and in the country at large.

Two workers injured when the oil rig exploded told Congress that the companies in charge cut corners and neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits.


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  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on May 29, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    It's a goodwill gesture; good for positive publicity. There is really nothing he can do about it; the damage is done. Only the professionals can clean it up now; them, and the hundreds of volunteers who are actually getting their hands 'dirty' trying to do the real work. But oh well, he's learned how to play president real good, and his visit will go down in history.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on May 28, 2010 at 11:41 AM
    He's going down there now, after all this time??? Whatever. He's a sorry excause for a president.
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM
    My God, if a Republican was in the White House right now you would never hear the end of this. I doubt this article would be off the main page of this website yet, either.
  • by jerry Location: enc on May 28, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    He wants to see firsthand what`s going on. He knows how the news media lies. Takes one to know one.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on May 28, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    The main issue that threatens America and her prosperity & sovereignty is Obama' NWO agenda. The oil spill is bad but what Obama and Bilderberg group has planned for America is utter destruction. He just agve a speech at West Point in front of military personnel stating he wants a "International or New World Order" and that we would face issues regarding letting go of portions of our sovereignty! Why isn't liberal media covering the details is their NWO plan? Because the executives of media are members & followers of Bilderberg group NWO plan efforts. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT. BUT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW THE DETAILS, JUST BE SHEEP BEING LED TO THE SLAUGHTER. ALL OTHER NEWS IS JUST A DISTRACTION CREATED TO BUY TIME UNTIL THEIR PLAN IS INITIATED AND THEN IT'LL BE TO LATE.
  • by anon Location: wallace on May 28, 2010 at 08:37 AM
    there goes the moderator again, pullingthe truth out and not posting it! selective news and comments. one sided.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on May 28, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    Now come on - he needs to go back to tell them again. Plug the %@*& hole. It only took him a month to think up that brilliant solution. Look at all the problems he would have solved if he had come up with that sooner. What a joke.
  • by Glock .357 Sig Location: Roanoke Rapids on May 28, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    Has to get down there and get some shrimp scampi before it is all contaminated. Maybe some oysters also. Just waste the taxpayers money doe doe. Seems like he is going somewhere all the time. His middle name should be SPEND.
  • by Raymond Location: Roanoke Rapids on May 28, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    Just another excuse to spend the tax payers money. Has he forgotten about his phone or even a satellite hookup? There is nothing he can do down there except show his arrogant self. He needs to make better use of his time and position and go to Arlington. He evidently does not care about our military. Just look at his past actions with military personnel and his flippant way of saluting. I'm pouring tea, anyone want to join me? November is coming.
  • by anon Location: wallace on May 28, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    dataman must have drank the fool aid i mean kool aid.lets see,he said he wasn't in charge of the oil spill but not responsible then vice versa?? played basketball,met two sport teams,campaigned for the midget barbara boxer in california.was in ashville when the oil platform exploded and stayed there.not going to arlington,but sending a true american there,even if he is the veep.still trying to get his story straight on the sestak bribe,only gonna send 1200 national guard troops to the border when about 6000 are needed and the 1200 will not enforce immigration law according to the white house,waited 9 days to respond to oil spill..MMS director birnbaum quit and he didn't know it! now lets see onbozo doesn't have time for the american people living or dead.he is out to destroy america as a great country of freedom and he is doing it as a muslim. where do you think he got his name from. it was changed when he turned muslim. check out their 100 year plan on taking over america.look it up!!
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