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Obama Calls Anew for Swift Action on Economy Associated Press | Obama wants that stimulus on his desk right now.
Obama's Approval Is High — But the Stimulus Isn't as Popular CNN: Political Ticker | Another poll, another take on public opinion on the stimulus. This one shows only a bare majority favoring the package
Roland Burris Received About $1.2 Million in Loans From Businessman During Gubernatorial Bid Chicago Tribune | Ah, Illinois: Where a candidate can take a six-figure "loan" and never repay it.
What Is David Plouffe Doing in Azerbaijan? Foreign Policy: The Cable | A strange story all around. Did he tell the White House he was going?
The Destructive Center New York Times | Krugman not happy with the Senate compromise bill.
Already Back on the Trail, Now to Sell a Stimulus Plan New York Times | Barely three weeks in Washington, and Obama's already restless for the road.
Hard-Hit Elkhart Eager for Aid From Obama, Stimulus Plan Indianapolis Star | Obama speaks today in an area with unemployment over 15 percent. Maybe he should bring some of that stimulus cash with him.
Should Obama Have Asked For More? FiveThirtyEight | Liberals wonder whether Obama overestimated how much Republican support he'd get and so didn't propose a big enough bill.
U.S. Delays Finance Plan as Officials Debate Debt Bloomberg | Financial bailout details will be unveiled tomorrow, and it sounds like the administration may pull an all-nighter.
Sebelius, Bredesen up for HHS spot Politico | Kansas gov. seen as the frontrunner but nothing is decided yet.

By Ben Pershing  |  February 9, 2009; 7:51 AM ET
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