- Obama military strategy too weak for future security, panel reports
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
Obama to sign $787 billion stimulus
Question of the Day
With CBO projecting that 74.2 percent of the spending and tax cuts come in the next 18 months, the bill meets Mr. Obama’s goal of 75 percent of spending coming before the end of fiscal 2010.
Mr. Obama also is taking steps to make sure that as the money’s spent, it matches his pledge of accountability.
His team is preparing a basic version of www.recovery.gov, which the president has been touting for weeks and will allow anyone to track the spending.
A senior administration official familiar with the site’s launch said it will start with a basic framework but over time will become more sophisticated as the money is spent on construction and other projects.
“It’s not just going to be a pretty graph. We will be providing the data and saying here’s how we’ve decided to present these numbers, and some basic source files so you can present it your own way,” the official told The Washington Times, requesting anonymity because the site has not launched.
The site will allow people to flag items, comment and participate in the conversation about how the economy has affected them and how the recovery package might help, the official said.
Republicans have balked at the price of the stimulus package, and even at CBO’s best-case scenario of 3.6 million extra jobs at its peak in 2010, that works out to nearly $220,000 per job.
“Imagine how many jobs could be created if the legislation was focused on meaningful economic growth rather than special-interest spending,” said Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, as the bill came before the Senate for a final vote late last week.
• Jon Ward contributed to this report.
Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
- Inside the Ring: Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- Army's 3-D printed bombs to create 'a whole new universe' of lethal capabilities
- CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- GOP leaders delay border bill, leave Obama in control
- Report: 40% of weapons sent to Afghanistan are unaccounted for
- Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- Catholic League slams Obama: 'Do Christian lives mean so little to you?'
- EDITORIAL: The real Lois Lerner exposed in newly released emails
- Colorado poll shows women tuning out Democrats' 'war on women' strategy
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world