Yahoo!News’s Michael Calderone lets us in on White House attempts today to shift perception that the administration is not handling the oil spill story as well as it could.

So they held a presser and welcomed in “influential” political columnists such as ABC News’s Ann Compton, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, WSJ’s Jerry Seib and more, and here’s what happened in the Roosevelt Room…

Read Calderone’s story here.