January 22nd, 2009
10:24 PM ET

On the 360° Radar

Tomorrow, President Obama meets with Congressional leaders from the left and the right. The president’s economic recovery plan is running into resistance from Republicans. Obama's $825 billion-plus package is not picking up the level of GOP support that Obama wanted. And some Democrats expressed frustration that the bill doesn't do enough to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure, just $30 billion is reserved for highway repair and construction.

We’re also hearing that Obama may issue an executive order that would reverse a Bush administration policy. That policy banned taxpayer money from funding international family planning groups that promote abortion as an option. Ed Henry will be watching all of this from the White House.

Plus, Ali Velshi will be crunching the numbers, watching the markets and giving us the latest on what Obama’s economic stimulus plans means to you and your stock portfolio.

And, finally a political mystery solved. We’ll be watching at noon when Governor David Paterson finally announces who will take Senator Hillary Clinton’s seat.

Join us tomorrow at 10p ET.

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  1. Teresa, OH

    @CHRIS: I am DESPERATE to know, please.... regarding:

    "when are these, “national leaders”, going to realize you do not solve money problems with money?"

    I am asking this sincerely: do you see a way to help the US out? Please dont think your ideas are wrong or inept: if you know a way, please send a message, even an anonymous email to the WHITE HOUSE. Sometimes, even smart people overlook simple ideas.

    It used to sound crazy when people would say: If the govt wants to help citizens, they would simply give us all ,say $1 mill.... it's not so crazy anymore to me. I am a good steward of money.

    As I was reading this very good and simple article it occured to me:
    are would be US-immigrants still thinking America is the place where all your dreams come true?

    January 23, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  2. Pat Canada

    Every Economic Expert in America interviewed has stated there has to be initially a Large Injection of Cash into the economy or it bottoms out! The decision- to inject it at the bottom or the top, bottom being the middle class. There isn't another quick solution to keep economy from Busting. Thanks Repubs.

    However, even with injection citizen sacrifices have to be made to boost retail sector ie: If every citizen commuted to work by bus vs. cars the money saved on gas could be spent locally for food, clothing, etc. Local Retail world wide has to pick up to increase jobs, infastructure. If citizens can't spend locally communities, cities can't survice. Hence Obama's – Everyone must work together. Two million people saving even $20 per wk on gas, electric bills, etc. could provide $40 mil for injection into economy/retail sectors. This is a huge crisis requiring large and small sacrifices from all World Wide.

    January 23, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  3. Chris

    when are these, "national leaders", going to realize you do not solve money problems with money? i see nationalism on the horizon and i do not like that dawn. perhaps, that's what they have planned all along . . .

    wake up congress, all your doing with the bailouts is prolonging the inevitable, and destroying my grandaughter's future.

    for whatever reason, our government has adopted the policies of solving problems with problems.

    January 23, 2009 at 9:12 am |