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Economy: Stimulus Package / A Discussion (Part IV) #921175

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 2009
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(Washington: Tom Foreman) The limits of the impact in 2009 of the economic stimulus plan on the economy outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, John King, Ali Velshi, Gloria Borger and BET's Pamela Gentry about Obama's stimulus package. [GERGEN - says "New York Times" columnist Paul Krugman said unemployment continued beyond the end of the recent recessions.] [VELSHI - says jobs are a lagging indicator in the economy, that we will continue to lose jobs in 2009 and ultimately it is a confidence game.] [GENTRY - says Obama has been going non-stop and will hold more town meetings to keep everyone involved.] [KING - says jobs is a tough standard to set when people cannot get jobs.] [BORGER - says the president said there will be signs the economy will stop getting worse.] [KING - notes every problem in the world crosses the president's desk.] [BORGER - outlines Obama's approach to a worsening economy.] [GENTRY - comments on foreign policy.] Other material: [In response to question from Ed Henry, OBAMA - says Afghanistan will be a big challenge because the national government there seems detached while Taliban and Al Qaeda operates in the mountains.]

Foreman, Tom;
Cooper, Anderson

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