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Stimulus Plan

Congress Sets New Limits On Wall Street Bonuses

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While the stimulus bill passed by Congress Friday didn't end up containing any caps on CEO salaries, a provision, written by Senator Chris Dodd, did m...

Republicans Tout Projects In Stimulus Bill They All Opposed

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Mica was gushing after the House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the big stimulus plan. "I applaud President Obama's recognition th...

Ryan Grim

Specter: Republicans Support Stimulus, Don't Want 'Fingerprints' On It | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), who broke with his party to support President Obama's stimulus package last week, said before the final vote Friday that mo...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Ready To Move On Stimulus, Happy To Meet With GOP | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Republicans have been pressuring Democrats to give them 48 hours to review the stimulus package before a vote is called. The bill has y...

Stimulus Bill Shortchanges Chicago Transit, State Has $700M Wish List

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Congress set to vote Friday on the nearly $800 billion economic stimulus package, details have seeped out about how the money will be divided. It...

Caterpillar CEO Contradicts Obama's Claim About Rehiring Workers If Stimulus Passes

ABC | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama today repeated the claim we asked about yesterday at the press briefing that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., "said that if Co...

Stiglitz Reality Check: Banks Fail All The Time (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Propping up banks on the backs of taxpayers is both costly and unnecessary, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. In reality, ba...

Banks, Baseball, and What's Wrong with "Naming Rights"

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

The brouhaha over Citigroup's naming rights to the new Mets stadium taps into intense feelings, not only about a storied baseball franchise, but also about the economic mess we're in.

McCain Raising Money Off Stimulus Opposition

Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday he is definitely running for reelection in 2010 and has begun using criticism of the $838 billion federal...

Ryan Grim

To The Victor: Specter Keeps $6.5 Billion For NIH In Stimulus | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It pays to be the man in the middle. When the Senate reached a $780 billion stimulus deal with three Republican senators, the final package included t...

Why New Orleans Is Exhibit A For Stimulus Argument: Newsweek

Newsweek | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The vast grid of streets here in New Orleans, laid out long ago on grassy bottomland near a waterway, remains eerily devoid of houses. Modest bungalow...

Huckabee: Stimulus Is 'Anti-Religious'

Politico | Andy Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned supporters Tuesday that the $828 billion stimulus package is "anti-religious." In an email that was also po...

GOP-Cited Economists Skeptical Of GOP Stimulus Plan

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans began this week on an upswing, confident that their unanimous vote in the House and lopsided vote in the Senate against the Democrats' ...

Jason Linkins

Poll: Obama Stimulus Effort Backed By Huge Majority | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Even as the media continues to cast the stimulus saga as one of mounting pressure on President Obama to deliver the bill, public opinion remains squarely behind the President's effort.

Ryan Grim

Local Coverage Of Stimulus Better Than National Press | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The stimulus package stumbling through Congress may have taken a beating on cable and in the national press, but the story's been much different outsi...

Nelson Collins Amendment To Stimulus Gets Vote Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have reached a compromise on a stimulus bill that will be voted on Tuesday. A procedural vote on t...

Dowd: Obama Gave "Kiss Of Life" To "Flat-Lining Republican Tax Cut Fetishists"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once upon a time, America thought Prince Charming would glide in and kiss her, reviving her from a coma induced by a poison apple of greed, deceit, ca...

Dem Group Heaps Praise On GOP Senators For Stimulus Compromise

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic interest group that has been targeted Republican Senators opposed to the stimulus plan has now invested in a new set of ads, honing in on...

Obama Readies Campaign-Style Approach To Sell Stimulus Package

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Beset by criticism of an alleged ethical double standard over some of his Cabinet choices and an intensifying partisan debate over his economic recove...

Krugman: Senate Stimulus Compromise Cuts Most Needed Parts Of Plan

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm still working on the numbers, but I've gotten a fair number of requests for comment on the Senate version of the stimulus. The short answer: to a...

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GOP Opposes Pay Limits On Bailed-Out Bankers | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wall Street bankers, with their $18 billion in bonuses, private jets and gaudy conferences, are causing headaches for the GOP. President Obama has pr...

Top 10 Biggest Myths About The Stimulus

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters for America previously identified numerous myths and falsehoods advanced by the media in their coverage of the American Recovery and Rei...

What I've Gleaned So Far About the Stimulus Plan: Get Ready to Put Out

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

When The Stimulus Plan left the House of Representatives, it was clocking in at 1,788 pages. For a bit of perspective, War and Peace - the longest novel in literary history - is 1,463 pages and is only slightly less boring.

Stimulus: Dems Don't Have The Votes To Pass

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is now above $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks...

Stimulate Me!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Experts seem relatively unified, if such a thing is possible, on the issue of direct economic stimulus to every taxpayer. They're against it.