President Obama Calls Tornado-Ravaged Joplin, Missouri 'A National Tragedy'

Assuming his role as the nation's pastor today, one week to the day after a tornado tore a gash through the heart of this deeply religious town, President Obama delivered a sermon reflecting on the heroics of those who were killed saving others in the storm. "It's in these moments, through our actions, that we often see the glimpse of what makes life worth living in the first place," Obama said. "In the face of winds that showed no mercy, no regard for human life ... it was ordinary people,...Full Story
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