Obama Plans to Confront Economy 'Head-On'

President-elect Barack Obama promised today that a "particularly urgent priority" of his administration would be to pass a second stimulus plan and extend unemployment benefits. The Illinois Democrat stood behind a podium that read "President Elect" and was backed by a row of economic advisers as he spelled out a series of measures meant to "confront this economic crisis head-on." He made a point, however, of saying at the beginning of his first news conference since winning the election on...Full Story
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