House hurries toward passage of econ stimulus bill (AP)

President Barack Obama makes remarks on the economy, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, following a meeting with business leaders.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)AP – Moving with remarkable speed, the Democratic-controlled House lined up eagerly Wednesday to approve $819 billion in spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery program. Republicans fought the bill as wasteful.


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