More today on desperate efforts to limit potential damage from the Gulf Oil spill that could extend from the Mississippi Delta all the way to the Eastern seaboard. We’ll also hear about unsettling questions being raised in Washington.
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Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad is still being questioned about his connections to Pakistan, and some members of Congress are complaining that he’s being treated like any other American citizen accused of a crime. Here’s Attorney General Eric Holder answering a question from the Senate Appropriations Committee
BP, the Coast Guard and thousands of local fisermen are trying to control the oil slick moving toward the shores of 4 Gulf-coast states. Meantime, a 4-story, 100-ton containment dome has arrived on the ocean’s surface, 5000 feet above the well that’s gushing 210,000 gallons of oil every day. The numbers alone reveal the magnitude of an impending disaster.
Jeffrey Ball, Environment Editor, Wall Street Journal
Mark Schleifstein, Times-Picayune (@mschleifsteintp)
Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor, American Petroleum Institute
Ian MacDonald, Florida State University
Doug Inkley, Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation
Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post (@kate_sheppard)
Since 1952, a Congress has required the president to declare a National Prayer Day. But last month a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that it’s unconstitutional. President Obama has issued the declaration—and this is the day--but there won’t be an observance at the White House.
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