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Just moments ago, Pres. Barack Obama wrapped up his first prime-time presidential news conference. The most popular topic was the economy. Mr. Obama is trying to sell the stimulus plan. He says "the time to act is now" and he warns "failure to act will only deepen crisis."
We'll be playing the highlights from the Q-and-A session at the White House.
How do you think Pres. Obama did tonight? Do you agree with his plan to fix the economy? Scroll down to share your thoughts.
The final Senate vote on the stimulus plan is expected tomorrow. It looks as if the Democrats have enough support from the GOP to get it approved. But it won't be a done deal. Then both the Senate and House will have to work out the differences in each of their bills and come up with one plan.
Tonight we'll break down what's in each plan. See what's at stake for you and your family.
We're also following some other headlines tonight, including the admission from baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, when he played for the Texas Rangers. All those denials before were lies. Today Rodriguez apologized for his actions in an interview with ESPN. How do you think the confession will impact his baseball legacy?
Join us for all this and more at 10pm ET.
See you then!
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