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President Obama Signs Stimulus Package Into Law

Updated: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan designed to create millions of jobs and boost consumer spending.

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Clinton Warns NKorea On Missile Launch

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday warned North Korea against following through on a threatened missile launch, saying it would damage its prospects for improved relations with the United States and the world.

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Fallen Oil Prices A Chink In Sarah Palin's Armor

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first two years in office have been called a time of milk and honey, when the resource-rich state was flush with wealth from record oil prices.

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Obama Poised To Sign Stimulus Into Law

Posted: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is ready to sign into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan meant to reinvigorate job creation, consumer spending and public optimism. Add the bill to an ever-growing deficit.

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Obama Plans To Sign Stimulus Measure Tuesday

Posted: 02/15/2009 - Savoring his first big victory in Congress, President Barack Obama on Saturday celebrated the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a "major milestone on our road to recovery. "

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Burris Confirms Request For Blagojevich Donation

Posted: 02/15/2009 - Raising fresh questions about his appointment to Congress, Sen. Roland Burris admitted in a document released Saturday that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked him for campaign fundraising help before the governor named Burris as Illinois' junior senator.

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Obama To Outline Plan To Stem Home Foreclosures

Posted: 02/14/2009 - The biggest players in the mortgage industry are halting home foreclosures while the Obama administration develops its plan to help struggling homeowners.

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Legislation Would Ban Foreign-Made U.S. Flags

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Republican Congressman Walter Jones and a Democrat colleague have joined forces to sponsor legislation that would prohibit foreign-made U.S. flags.

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Japan, Sweden Hold Bailout Lessons For US

Posted: 02/13/2009 - As the U.S. grapples with its banking crisis, President Barack Obama is pointing to Sweden and Japan as offering lessons for what the United States should — and shouldn't — do.

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Stimulus Package Headed For House Vote Friday

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Reluctant to call it quits, key lawmakers bargained into overtime Thursday on the $790 billion economic stimulus legislation before reaching final agreement more than 24 hours after first announcing a deal.

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Senate Confirms Panetta As CIA Chief

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The Senate confirmed Leon Panetta as director of the CIA on Thursday, placing the nation's top spy agency in the hands of a government veteran valued for his skills as a lawmaker and policy manager rather than an expert at intelligence-gathering and analysis.

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Obama Seeks Grass-Roots Support For Stimulus

Posted: 02/09/2009 - President Barack Obama will face a barrage of questions from ordinary Americans and skeptical reporters on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in bailout money for the financial markets.

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Obama And Senate Republicans Bicker Over Stimulus

Posted: 02/08/2009 - President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans bickered Saturday over his historically huge economic recovery plan after states and schools lost tens of billions of dollars in a late-night bargain to save it.

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KBR Gets Huge Contract Despite Electrocutions

Posted: 02/07/2009 - Defense contractor KBR Inc., which is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq, has been awarded a $35 million contract by the Pentagon to build an electrical distribution center and other projects there.

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Deal Reached On Senate Stimulus Bill

Updated: 02/07/2009 - Senators from both parties are announcing that a deal has been reached to advance President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan through the Senate.

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