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Obama will fly to Gulf Coast from Chicago Friday

WASHINGTON–President Obama, who returns to Chicago on Thursday with his family, will cut short his Chicago activities on Friday when he flies to the Louisiana Gulf Coast in connection with the ongoing catastrophic oil spill disaster. Obama will return to Chicago later in the day.

below, from the White House….

President Obama to Travel to Louisiana Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON–On Friday morning, May 28, President Barack Obama will travel from Chicago to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Administration has mobilized one of the largest responses to a catastrophic event in history, with more than 1,200 vessels in the region and more than 22,000 people, including many of the brightest scientific minds from both the public and private sector, working around the clock to mitigate the oil’s impact.