WASHINGTON (AP) - The flailing economy continues to dominate
much of President Barack Obama's attention but today is a bright
spot as he signs the economic stimulus measure.
The $787 billion stimulus plan offers a massive jolt to an
economy in trouble. Obama says the combination of spending and tax
cuts isn't a cure-all, but will help spark a turnaround.
It was not the bipartisan triumph the president had hoped for.
Just three Republicans backed it in the Senate, and zero in the
House. And while Obama calls it the right size and scope, GOP
leaders say it's bloated and likely to be ineffective.
Obama is signing the measure at Denver's Museum of Nature &
Science, to spotlight its cash for "green" technology. That's one
of several areas where the bill aims to create jobs and invest in