Obama facing dilemma over protectionism in bill (AP)

President Barack Obama speaks prior to signing an executive order dealing with the Middle Class Working Families Taskforce, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in the East Room at the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)AP – Less than two weeks into office, President Barack Obama faces a dilemma over protectionist provisions in a massive economic stimulus bill: Backing the measures could set off a trade war, while opposing them could trigger a backlash from his supporters.


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