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Obama Stimulus Plan

Obama's Tax Plans Will be up Against a Lot

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Low incomes are what defines a Third World economy. High incomes are what power and define a First World, prosperous, economy.

House Moves To Bar Blago From Touching Stimulus Funds

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to bar Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, charged in...

GOP Leader Wants Meeting With Obama

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid grim new evidence of economic weakness, legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan advanced in Congres...

CTA Improvements, Bike Lanes Head List Of Potential Stimulus Projects

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New bike lanes, reduction of CTA slow zones, and sidewalk and curb ramp improvements are all non-highway projects that could be funded by the $850 bil...

Stimulus Plan Could Give Obama Down Payment On Big Campaign Promises | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is well on his way to finding the silver lining in the economic storm he is inheriting. The two-year, $82...

Obama: 'Dramatic action' needed now to fix economy

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — President-elect Barack Obama made a pitch for his massive economic stimulus plan at a Midwestern factory that manufactur...

Obama Hits Road To Sell Economic Plan

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — President-elect Barack Obama made a pitch for his massive economic stimulus plan at a Midwestern factory that manufactur...

Another Group Enters Fight To Control City's Chunk Of Federal Stimulus Money

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another set of hungry folks is bellying up to Barack Obama's fiscal stimulus table. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is trying to take co...

Bernanke: Obama's Stimulus Plan Would Lift Economy, But Other Steps Needed

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — A mammoth stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama could give the economy a much-needed lift, but other steps mus...

Clyburn Lobbies For "Artfully Redefined Earmarks" In Stimulus

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has been leading a lobbying effort, directed at the incoming administration, to address the earmark prohibiti...

Rep. Mark Kirk Moves To Redirect Stimulus Money Around Blagojevich

Chicago Tribune | Susan Kuczka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced today he plans to introduce legislation that would block potentially billions of dollars in federal stimulus f...

Memo to Obama: Think Bigger

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

There are three serious dangers in the debate about the stimulus package. The first is that President Obama will think too small. The second is that he will think too bipartisan. The third is that the public will be swayed by myths, such as the claim that infrastructure spending just takes too long to gear up, or that the deficit is the paramount problem. Post-partisanship will last only until it's clear that Republicans will try to wreck his presidency -- and they will try.

Ryan Grim

Conservative Bloggers Up In Arms Over GOP Cooperation With Obama | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Republicans may have forged a fragile peace with President-elect Obama as he pushes his stimulus plan. But they face an insurgency on th...

Guest Post: Sean Stannard-Stockton

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

The theory of change concept makes sense in a static landscape. But it fails in a dynamic landscape, where what you learned on your last trip might not apply this time.

Why Evidence is Essential in Defining the Missions of Non-Profits

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

I believe that a great nonprofit organization is ultimately only as good as its theory of change. There is considerable knowledge about what works and what doesn't work in particular contexts.

Obama Team Using Campaign Tactics To Sell Stimulus Plan

Bloomberg | Lorraine Woellert and Hans Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's top political aides are transplanting their campaign tactics to the policy arena, using data from polls and focus group...

Daley Going Directly To Feds For Funds, Bypassing Springfield

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he will make an end-run around state government when it comes to seeking the city's share of the economic stimulus pl...

Obama's Challenge

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Above all, Obama's inherited a government badly broken by eight years of abuse -- but that government is the only instrument he has to get the job done.

Reagan Aide Backs Obama On Stimulus Spending

Wall Street Journal | JUSTIN LAHART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Martin Feldstein is an unlikely Democrats' darling. The onetime presidential adviser to Ronald Reagan might even be considered the least likely advoc...

Obama's Stimulus Package

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Progress Report

Today, President-elect Obama is moving forward with what he has billed as his top priority: an economic stimulus package called the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan."

Democrats' Factions Could Stall Grand Plans | NAFTALI BENDAVID and GREG HITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new Congress sweeps into town Tuesday with many members comparing themselves to the 1933 Congress that enacted much of President Fra...

Stimulate with Solar -- Let's Get America Working Now for the Future

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

In terms of "shovel-ready" projects, solar is able to deliver jobs and clean energy quickly at a great return on investment.

Obama: Country Needs Economic Stimulus Plan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama urged congressional leaders Saturday to move quickly on an economic recovery plan, even as some Republica...

Obama To Meet With Congressional Leaders On Economy

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama plans to meet on Monday with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to discuss their legislative agendas includi...

IMF Backs Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan

Wall Street Journal | Bob Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund's top economist generally endorsed the incoming Obama administration's approach to economic stimulus, an...