Obama Pledges to Push Efforts to Stop Oil Leak

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama says people in the
Gulf are "watching their livelihoods wash up on the beach."

Obama gave them his pledge that the federal government will keep
helping until the disaster is ended.

During a visit Friday to Louisiana, he toured a beach where tar
balls are washing ashore and attended a briefing at a Coast Guard
station in Grand Isle, a small barrier island town south of New

Obama said that Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who is leading
the federal response, will get all the help he needs.

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