Obama heading to tornado-slammed Missouri this weekend
May 24th, 2011
06:22 AM ET
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Obama heading to tornado-slammed Missouri this weekend

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said he'll be traveling to the tornado-damaged state of Missouri on Sunday.

A tornado that cut through the city of Joplin on Sunday tied for the single deadliest twister to ever hit American soil since the National Weather Service began keeping records 61 years ago. At least 116 people have died.

"We are going to do absolutely everything we can to make sure they recover," said Obama, in England on Tuesday to meet with Britain's royal family and huddle with top politicians.


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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Let's continue our prayers for those who have lost loved ones – for the missing and hope they return safely – and for the wounded who are recovering.... Lord Hear Our Prayers!!!!

    May 24, 2011 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    With the tornadoes in the deep south and midwest, the flooding in the deep south and the midwest, and the fires in Texas, I am sure some crazy republican will post that the government should not help these people because they knew they were living in dangerous areas, and should have moved. Oh, the Christian compassion of a conservative, who says, "Why should we help them?"

    May 24, 2011 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I received a request from Tim Pawlenty for money. (I knew I should have never voted for a republican candidate because they would put me on their donation list) He talked about $3.7 trillion in debt from President Obama, but failed to mention the $11 trillion in debt amassed by republicans. He said he cut spending in Minnesota, but failed to mention how he borrowed from the future, used $2.3 billion in stimulus money, and still left MN with a $5 billion debt. Those are conservative principles we can live without. Return his donation request envelope empty.

    May 24, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  4. David Shelly

    I saw a you tube posting juxtaposing the tornadoes and Obama in Ireland and somehow saying he shoyuld not be in a bar orderting drinks..... I forgot the weather was his fault as well. The thing I love is that party of family values: just ask Arnold or John Ensign or David Vitter you know the ones who keep talking about personal responsibility: Larry Craig, Newt Gingrich NEVER EVER hold them selves accountable..... PATHETIC!!!!!!

    May 24, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |