As President Obama tries to shore up support for his economic agenda, including his $3.6 trillion budget, he goes before reporters tonight for a prime-time news conference, the second of his young administration, to give what aides have called a progress report on the economy.
Mr. Obama will tell the American people that there are glimmers of hope that the economy is starting to recover, but he will call for continued patience from a recession-weary nation.
"We will recover from this recession. But it will take time, it will take patience and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other — that’s when we succeed. That’s when we prosper," the president plans to say, according to excerpts released by the White House.
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