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Economy: Stimulus Package / Obama Speech / A Discussion #920477

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Reports introduced.

(White House: Ed Henry) President Obama's speech tonight about the economic stimulus package that is before the Senate reviewed. [OBAMA - says he found the deficit and national debt when he showed up!; states we have to move swiftly to deal with an economy already in crisis; outlines the price of inaction, the new unemployment claims, another dismal jobs report; reiterates we need to get things done and this legislation needs to be moved quickly or things will get worse.] Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner's plans to unveil a "financial stability program" to overhaul the TARP program already in place previewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The partisan Senate debate over the stimulus bill noted.

(Washington: Dana Bash) The Senate's cancellation of an all-nighter over the bill so that there will be more time to forge a compromise because the votes are not there to pass the bill outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The new Labor Department number on unemployment noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Joe Johns about the day's events. [GERGEN - says Obama's partisan speech put the Republican support at risk.] [KING - says Obama personalized the fight in his speech tonight because he needs Democratic support.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed;
Bash, Dana

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