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  • Gulf oil spill: On 'Today' show, Obama defends his role in BP crisis

     
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he's been talking closely to Gulf Coast fishermen and various experts on BP's catastrophic oil spill "so I know whose ass to kick." The salty words came in an interview in Michigan with......
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil collection jumps, but bad weather looms

     
    A containment cap continues to capture increasing amounts of oil from BP's leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, but bad weather in the coming days may hamper collection efforts, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says. Allen said Tuesday about......
  • More ships headed to Gulf of Mexico to capture spilled oil

     
    Nobody knows -- still -- exactly how much oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the ruptured BP well. But Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who is in charge of the federal response, is predicting that virtually all......
  • Obama requests meeting with BP chief

     
    Updated by Mike Memoli Seven weeks after the initial rig explosion at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, President Obama has reportedly asked for a meeting with the company's top executive. Obama told NBC News this week that he had not yet......
  • Gov. Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’ this weekend

     
    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be the main topic on CBS' “Face the Nation” this weekend. CBS News said its exclusive guests will be Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Other guests will be Coast Guard Adm. Thad...
  • Gulf oil spill: Anger mounts on Capitol Hill [Updated]

     
    Gulf officials vented their frustration on Capitol Hill Thursday, reflecting the mounting anger of their constituents. "Please, please send us some help," Mayor David Camardelle of Louisiana’s Grand Isle said in emotional testimony before the Senate...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP to speed up claims processing

     
    BP officials have promised to speed up their processing of business claims in the gulf oil disaster after complaints that lagging payments were leaving businesses in the lurch. Federal officials also said Thursday that BP has agreed to provide the......
  • Gulf oil spill: More equipment needed at BP spill site

     
    BP won’t have the capacity to capture most of the oil now thought to be flowing from the busted gulf oil well for several more weeks, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday. A containment cap is now funneling a......
  • Sunday morning: Bill Gates on ABC’s ‘This Week’; Carly Fiorina on ‘Fox News Sunday’

     
    How big a deal was Carly Fiorina's snarky aside about Sen. Barbara Boxer's hair? Fiorina's comment did make the front page of The New York Times.  Fiorina will get to sound off on the topic on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend. The program...
  • Weekend TV Talk Shows for June 12th – 13th

     
    SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Gulf oil spill: Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen. 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union......
  • Fox News’ Brit Hume: President Barack Obama ‘unfairly blamed’ in oil spill; do you agree?

     
    Juan Williams said he felt like he was in an alternate universe.  The reason: The pundits on “Fox News Sunday” were sticking up for President Barack Obama about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The president will address the nation about the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Save accident evidence, congressional investigators say

     
    Two congressmen leading investigations into the April 20 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion asked Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen to "secure the chain of custody of the blowout preventer from the moment it is lifted from the well until it reaches......