WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is barreling ahead on a
mammoth economic agenda by making his case to the nation.
Obama is set to give a prime-time speech at 9 p.m. Tuesday to
Congress and to millions of people watching at home. His goal is
explain that fixing the economy will take progress on several
serious matters at once, and that the passage of the $787 billion
stimulus plan was just a start.
Officials say the president's speech will touch on foreign
policy and is not expected to roll out new policy initiatives.
In essence, it is a chance for Obama to update the nation on
what his administration has done with Congress - and build a case
for more action on health care, energy, education and the budget