June 15th, 2010
09:08 AM ET

On the Radar: Oil disaster, new controversial Arizona law

Gulf oil disaster - President Obama will continue his Gulf Coast visit Tuesday with a stop in Florida's panhandle, where beaches have started to see signs of oil as crude continues to gush from a ruptured deepwater well. Obama, on his fourth trip to the region since oil began spewing from the well in April, is scheduled to return to Washington later Tuesday and address the nation about the situation from the Oval Office. Before that, Obama will give a speech of support for oil-impacted communities and American troops while at Pensacola's Naval Air Station on Tuesday morning, an administration official said. His speeches may come at a crucial time: According to a USA Today/Gallup survey, 71 percent of the public says Obama hasn't been tough enough in dealing with BP.

The oil disaster will continue to be examined on Capitol Hill, where Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, will have a chance to grill executives from five major oil companies. The witness list for Tuesday's hearing of his House Energy and Environment Subcommittee includes chief executives of BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell Oil. Markey, a longtime opponent of offshore drilling and vocal critic of BP's response to the oil disaster, told CNN that the purpose of the hearing is to "establish whether or not BP is the rule or the exception" in terms of its ability to respond to a massive oil spill.

Born in the U.S. but denied citizenship? - A proposed Arizona law would deny birth certificates to children born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents. The bill comes on the heels of Arizona's passage of the nation's toughest immigration law. John Kavanagh, a Republican state representative from Arizona who supports the proposed law aimed at so-called "anchor babies," said that the concept does not conflict with the U.S. Constitution.Under federal law, children born in the United States are automatically granted citizenship, regardless of their parents' residency status.

E3 conference - On Tuesday morning at E3, gaming company OnLive will announce a rollout of “in the cloud” gaming part of a movement toward video games that are accessed anywhere via the Web, instead of via discs and a gaming console.  Top titles like “Assassin’s Creed II” and “Batman: Arkham Asylum” will now be available this way. Nintendo will also unveil its latest gaming gear at around noon ET. News from Sony Entertainment’s E3 keynote is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET. The company is expected to unveil more details about Move, its forthcoming motion-control gaming system. And as the biggest gaming conference takes place, we'll bring you a list of the top 10 video games of the last decade for you to debate over.

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  1. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com help to spread this idea overseas....

    June 15, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

      the US Coast Guard gave to BP only 48 hours (expired) to find the right way to FIX the oil spill issue
      BP hasn't proposed NEW, BETTER AND FASTER SOLUTIONS, as clearly required by U.S. Coast Guard
      but ONLY some NEW "PROMISES" to solve the problem more quickly... just another couple of months
      so, I've developed a new and BETTER "super cap" that can be built and installed in a couple of days
      read a description with the drawing of my new idea in my article latest update: http://bit.ly/c8y9GX
      the only other alternatives to my simple, cheap, fast to build and install proposal to fix the leak are:
      1. the (unknown) new "cap" ready for mid-july after 50,000,000 more gallons of oil spilled in the Gulf
      2. a drilling of the two relief wells finished in mid-august after 100,000,000 more gallons of oil spilled

      June 15, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lexo

    SB 1070 promises to enlarge the gulf between diverse communities and pit groups against one another, rather than encouraging people to work together to find mutually beneficial solutions to challenging issues. New Arizona Immigration Law Tests Definitions of Freedom in the US.
    Is it possible to find way out of the situation created? show the world what you think at http://immigration.civiltalks.com

    June 15, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • cc/nj

      How about the federal goverment doing their job and securing the borders.?! This state has had no help by the feds in combatting wide spread violence,murder,gang and drug wars spewing over the border from Mexico. This has been going on since I first visited the area of El Paso and Juarez. If you lived there and dealt with the high crime rate and senseless murders of residents from drug traffickers and gangs let's see how you would feel.
      It's funny troops can be sent halfway around the world but the state of Arizona? Nothing Not even reservists sent. Obama is more concerned about what others in the world think of him then his own American public...Aty what time did the needs of the actual real citizens of the United States become meaningless.

      June 15, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. dave

    Why can't they shove a rubber bladder into the oil pipe and fill it with hydraulic fluid? Secure it with steel rods through the pipe so it can't be forced out?

    June 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. duker1963

    Why cant they just use Sarah palin and Dick Cheney to do the same thing?

    June 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |