Stimulus Deal: The Sausage Gets Made

By Thomas Nagorski

Feb 6, 2009 6:01pm

A short while ago our reporter’s lead piece on the stimulus debate went something like this: "The economy is in crisis, and so is the economic recovery plan…"

Now the news from Capitol Hill looks more encouraging: "Top Democratic and GOP sources confirm that key Senators have reached a deal on a stimulus package totaling $780 billion…" So reported ABC’s George Stephanopoulos about twenty minutes ago. And for now that bulletin from George is looking exactly right.

Nothing like a Friday night when the lead story turns upside down at 5:30, and a fresh story (the FDA says that peanut company knowingly shipped salmonella-contaminated products) knocks out another (the Michael Phelps brouhaha).

29 minutes to air…

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