Obama Going to Gulf Coast Friday

President will review oil spill cleanup as frustration mounts
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 25, 2010 2:29 PM CDT
Obama Going to Gulf Coast Friday
John Blazier, left, and Andy Porter walk to the top of a levee to get a view of a closed beach in Grand Isle, La., Monday, May 24, 2010.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The political pressure and frustration mounts: President Obama will head back to Louisiana on Friday to review efforts to stop the Gulf oil spill. The White House did not yet release details of exactly where Obama will go, but he will spend most of the day there. As impatience grows with BP and federal authorities, Obama is expected to speak about the crisis and take questions about it on Thursday at the White House, when he will receive a report from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. (More President Obama stories.)

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