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Our own Jon Ward is liveblogging from Obama’s press conference(!) on the spill and why it’s everybody’s else’s fault. Did you know Obama has been in a bunch of meetings about it? You didn’t, did you? Alright then.

P.S. Jim Geraghty: “Today President Obama said that stopping the oil spill has been his ‘highest priority.’ He seems to have a lot of top priorities; he’s identified several since the initial explosion on the oil rig April 20…” Check ’em out here.

P.P.S. Helen Thomas asked a question and then put a curse on the village cow.

P.P.P.S. From Ward’s liveblog, a reminder that no matter the problem, the President of the United States wants to remind us what a hassle it is for him: “Obama closed with a story about his daughter Malia asking him this morning while he shaved: ‘Did you plug the hole yet Daddy?'” If he was expecting a laugh from the press, guess those days are over.

P.P.P.P.S. When asked his opinion of the various boycotts against Arizona, Obama said: “I am the President of the United States. I don’t endorse boycotts, or not endorse boycotts.” There are all sorts of things the President of the United States isn’t supposed to do, but he does them anyway.