The president says the oil disaster "is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean-energy future is now." "I am happy to look at ... ideas and approaches from either party, as long they seriously tackle our addiction to fossil fuels," he said. "Some have suggested raising efficiency standards in our buildings lik
Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman react to President Obama's Oval Office Address on the oil spill. Here are the highlights of what the trio said: Olbermann: "It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days." Matthews compared Obama to Carter. Olbermann: "Nothing specific at all was said." Matthe
Charles Krauthammer analyzes President Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill. Krauthammer says government is fallible and not omnipotent. "The government is inherently uncoordinated," Krauthammer said.
Mike Allen, chief political correspondent, POLITICO: "We saw the President in the Oval Office using commander-in-chief language, asking the country to think big, talking about his battle plan, talking about how he's informing not asking BP what's going to happen about how he refuses to let the Gulf Coast suffer anymore than it has to. This was a ch
Liberal radio talk show host and MSNBC's Ed Schultz said President Obama should "put the boot on the neck of BP" and act like a "dictator" in his Oval Office address tonight.
Frank Luntz's very vocal focus group reacts to President Obama's Oval Office address on the oil spill.
Former Alaska governor analyzes president's speech on Gulf disaster. (via Right Scoop)
In an interview with Alison King of NECN on Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) criticized both President Obama and Congressional Democrats for their performance handling the BP oil leak crisis. Sen. Brown said he hoped that tonight's speech by the President would begin a new chapter of the crisis. "Up to this point, I think the
Sharron Angle (R-NV): "You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, i
Daily Show: This is the political equivalent of running yourself a warm bath, falling asleep next to it with your hand in the tub, wetting yourself and then blaming the Republicans. Jon Stewart: "Did the Republicans spend a lot of money on ads for Alvin Greene? No. Did they spend any money on ads for Alvin Greene? No. Did they ask Alvin Greene
Karl Rove says the president will be looking to reset the oil spill dialogue.
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says US Senate candidate Alvin Greene's (D-SC) win in last week's primary race is highly suspicious. Clyburn says South Carolina used voting machines that all other states rejected. In fact, they were bought from Louisiana, he said. "Something went wrong with these machines," Clyburn said. "They were very unreliable,
Rush Limbaugh returns to radio after taking a break for his honeymoon.
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham says Obama shouldn't focus on new energy in his address tonight, instead he should clearly focus on cleaning up the Gulf. Ingraham says BP made a terrible judgment, but it is wrong-headed and "counterproductive" to tar the entire oil industry. "A complex problems needs to be addressed with true leadersh
Bill O'Reilly on the continued attempts to blame the Gulf oil disaster on President Bush.
Charles Krauthammer: "He doesn't have the authority to order BP [to create an escrow account], but I think he has the leverage to make BP do it, and it's very politically smart because whereas up until now he was theoretically in charge, or saying he was, that really puts him in charge of BP, at least as to restitution and compensation."
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the President "will address the biggest natural disaster" in US history. Gibbs says the President will discuss the leak, how to address the economic crisis, reform regulatory framework to make sure this doesn't happen again and call upon the country for a plan to get off of foreign and domestic oil.
Chris Matthews shares his thoughts on the president's upcoming primetime national address on the Gulf oil spill.
Robert Reich on making BP pay for the oil spill.
Sen. LeMieux says the administration is being disingenuous on the Jones Act because he has asked for foreign help. "There are thousands of ships around the world [to help]," he said. Earlier on "FOX & Friends," Robert Gibbs said no one has requested the President use the Jones Act.
Chris Matthews summarized his interview with a tea partier as someone who believes the Obama administration is a "foreign government" and "un-American." Matthews characterizes the tea party as a "militia movement" that believes Obama is trying to lead a "foreign takeover of America." Matthews' documentary "Rise of the New Right" premiers on M
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) "These are difficult times and what we have here in Boonton is why I am here is an example of people who understand while this is not something any of us would choose to do, it is something that we need to do. Right now." (via
Gen. David Petraeus collapses and passes out at Senate committee hearing on Afghanistan. He walked out of the room after the incident. VIDEO: Gen. Petraeus Returns To Hea