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Obama Stimulus Plan

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...

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...

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."

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 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...

Obama's Stimulus Plan May Boost Your Paycheck | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- For many cash-strapped workers, Barack Obama's plan to stimulate the economy could mean more take-home money in their paych...

Obama Stimulus Won't Include Earmarks, Biden Says

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Vice President-elect Joe Biden released new details on the incoming administration's planned stimulus package, saying 85% of the three million jobs to...

Obama Team Considering Much Larger Stimulus Plan

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN and DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's economic team is considering an economic-stimulus program that will be far larger than the two-year, half-trillion-doll...

Big Business Lines Up Behind Obama Stimulus Plan

The Hill | Kevin Bogardus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Big business is lining up to support President-elect Obama's plan to stimulate the economy with the biggest spending spree on roads, bridges and other...

Obama, White House At Odds Over Financial Sector Rescue

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN and DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's transition team is resisting Bush administration overtures to coordinate more on the financial-sector rescue, convinced t...

House Preparing $500 Billion Stimulus Bill For Obama

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met leading governors on Monday to discuss the size and shape of an economic stimulus package that ...

New Stimulus Goal: Move From Big Negatives To Zero Growth

New York Times | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that the government has spent nearly $1.4 trillion to stabilize the financial system, economists and policy makers -- and the president-elect -- a...

Investment-Led Stimulus to Avoid a Long, Deep Recession

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Leaders will have to take the next step, which is to spell out what they mean when they talk vaguely about stimulus that creates employment.

Obama's First Challenge

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Even though Barack Obama's inauguration is two months away, Americans already look to him for the leadership required to steer us out of a yawning recession.

Obama Unveils $120 Billion Stimulus Plan

Associated Press | Ryan Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Barack Obama on Sunday unveiled an economic stimulus package costing up to $120 billion that his campaign said would put money in the hands o...