President Barack Obama turned his attention back to health care Tuesday
with a pitch to skeptical seniors as the White House moved to boost
public acceptance of the overhaul ahead of crucial midterm elections.
Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida
Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over
the Gulf oil gusher, trying to collect the crude now fouling four
Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies worked Friday to
craft an agenda for keeping the global recovery on track and fending
off future crises, sidestepping conflicts to present a united show of
support for Europe's $1 trillion bailout.
Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance a cause, President Barack
Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars
in tax breaks for oil and pass a clean-energy bill that he says would
help the nation end its dependence on fossil fuels.