Huge stimulus bill passes House as Obama prods (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 – In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration’s plan to revive a badly ailing economy.

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