Obama open to compromise on $825B stimulus bill (AP)

President Barack Obama speaks to members of media in between his meetings with the Congressional leaderships, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)AP – On the eve of a key vote, President Barack Obama privately promised Republicans he stands ready to accept changes in the $825 billion economic stimulus legislation, invoked Ronald Reagan to rebut conservative critics and urged lawmakers to “put politics aside” in the interest of creating jobs.

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