Obama Visits Louisiana Beach
He's getting a formal briefing this afternoon
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 28, 2010 12:39 PM CDT
President Obama, left, LaFourche Parish president Charlotte Randolph, center, and U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen take a look at the beach.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – President Obama visited a beach on the coast of Louisiana today to see the damage first-hand. "These are the tar balls that everyone's been talking about,'' said the president, who will address the media after a formal briefing. "Obviously, until we can stop the flow (of oil from the well) we've got problems.'' BP says we won't know until some time over the weekend whether the "top kill" is working.