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January 24, 2009 2:10 PM

In first weekly address, Obama pushes economic stimulus plan

President Barack Obama on Saturday pitched Americans on more details of an economic stimulus plan that could exceed $825 billion, hoping he can ease Republican resistance in Congress by building public support for spending on items as varied as health coverage, port security and home weatherization. In his weekly address, the president also painted a dire picture of the consequences of inaction.

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