From Reuters yesterday:
The U.S. government on Monday ordered BP Plc. (BP.L) to "significantly scale back" its use of chemical dispersants to fight a giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said.
From The Hill today with a hat tip to the Washington Post:
Since the oil rig exploded, the White House has tried to project a posture that is unflappable and in command.
But to those tasked with keeping the president apprised of the disaster, Obama's clenched jaw is becoming an increasingly familiar sight. During one of those sessions in the Oval Office the first week after the spill, a president who rarely vents his frustration cut his aides short, according to one who was there.
"Plug the damn hole," Obama told them.
Hmmm...isn't that what BP is trying to do while you run off on a "break from Washington," Mr. President?