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Economy: Economic Stimulus Plan / Congress / A Discussion #921212

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009
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[In Ft. Myers, Florida, President OBAMA - talks about the banking mess.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, Joe Johns and Ali Velshi about the negotiations on the economic stimulus and financial bailout plans; inset video shown from the town hall meeting in Ft. Myers. [GERGEN - comments on the behind-closed doors meetings like this about the economic bill.] [JOHNS - comments on the smackdown of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's presentation on the financial bailout.] [VELSHI - comments on the stock market's position and today's p.r. mess.] [GERGEN - says we have to be patient with the Obama team, but this was a public relations black eye as the rollout was not detailed or bold; states the administration needs an economic spokesman who will establish his authority.] [JOHNS - says the administration needs other people than the president in public.]

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