Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

Obama: Oil spill has been “highest priority”

Day 37

“The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort,” Obama said. He was reacting to criticism that his administration has been slow to act and has left BP in charge of plugging the leak.

Obama said many critics failed to realize “this has been our highest priority.”

“My job right now is just to make sure everybody in the Gulf understands: This is what I wake up to in the morning, and this is what I go to bed at night thinking about. The spill.”


Duke Day, earlier in the Rose Garden:

The team presented Mr. Obama with a framed Duke jersey.

“You know Reggie is going to make me hang this in the Oval Office. Take down Lincoln or something.”


But did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?

Posted:  05.27.10


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James Carville to President: “We’re dying down here”

A Center for Responsive politics report shows that BP and its employees gave more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to president Barack Obama. “Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees;$2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.”

Posted:  05.27.10

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