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Obama agenda: Tenuous alliance fraying

Everyone's getting frustrated, the Washington Post says. "The tenuous alliance among the Obama administration, the oil firm BP and Gulf Coast officials was visibly fraying on Monday, with exasperation on all sides mounting as oil from a deep-water gusher began lapping at the region's environmentally fragile shoreline. Meanwhile, the administration faced growing questions about whether it should be taking more control of the situation, rather than ceding so much of the decision-making about stopping the oil spill to the company that created it." 

"On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will ask Senate Republicans to set aside their objections to his broad immigration goals," The Hill reports. "The lunchtime meeting with the GOP conference comes as Senate Democrats and Republicans gird for a battle over immigration during debate on a $58.8 billion emergency supplemental bill."