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Stimulus Will Lead to 'Disaster,' Republican Warns CNN | President Obama last week said the economy would face a "catastrophe" without the stimulus. More strong words over the weekend when Sen. Richard Shelby, the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," said that the Obama administration's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus effort will lead to a "financial disaster." "This is not the right road to go. We'll pay dearly," Shelby warned. Will watch what happens today on Capitol Hill when administration officials and lawmakers continue the duel.
Was Lincoln a Racist? The Root | Henry Louis Gates writes today that the "Great Emancipator" was far more complicated than the mythical hero we have come to revere.
Flight 1549: A Routine Takeoff Turns Ugly CBS News | "60 Minutes" finally aired Katie Couric's "exclusive" interview with Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 and passengers on the flight, and the Monday morning network talk shows followed suit with similar pieces which retraced the safe landing into the Hudson River in New York of the plane filled with 155 on board.
Grammys: Winners, Losers and a Big Show Washington Post | The chiefs of the 51st annual Grammy telecast emphasized performances over prizewinners at last night's bash to give both the show and the flagging music industry a boost, in essence, their own "stimulus" concert, writes J. Freedom du Lac in his article today detailing the show and the winners.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  February 9, 2009; 9:07 AM ET
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