Obama to address nation on gulf oil spill

President Barack Obama wraps up hislatest Gulf Coast trip today, then addresses the nation on the GulfCoast spill.

On stops in Mississippi and Alabama, the president tried tosound both in command and upbeat, saying he's confident the GulfCoast will eventually be "in better shape than it was before."

Obama toured a Coast Guard staging center and a barrier island,and chowed down on Gulf seafood that he says is safe and delicious.

Today, he's talking to Floridians before his speech stressingthe enormous task ahead.

Even with two wars and the worst economic collapse since theGreat Depression, tonight will be the first time the president'sreached for the ultimate bully pulpit -- the Oval Office. His primetime address reflects his team's conviction he's got to seize theinitiative. Word is Obama plans to outline specific steps.

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