January 25th, 2008
05:50 AM ET
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CNN=Politics Daily

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(CNN)– President Bush and Congress laid the framework Thursday for an economic stimulus package that could send money back to millions of Americans.

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, White House Correspondent Ed Henry explains how the proposal could help pull the U.S. economy away from a recession.

While the candidates on the campaign trail echo the message from Washington and clarify their economic plans, it also appears Sens. Clinton and Obama have called a truce. Candy Crowley reports from South Carolina.

John Edwards is hoping a new web ad highlighting his Southern roots will give him the push he needs in the polls. Internet Reporter Abbi Tatton has the details.

Finally, the stakes are high in Florida ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary. John King reports on the latest polls and where each Republican candidate stands.

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- CNN’s Emily Sherman

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  1. tomdavie


    I guess you failed to mention that Obama actually started all this.

    He gave the GRANDEST INSULT to every other candidate.

    He suggested that the were all 'status quo' and HE IS THE GREAT UNITER.

    So the clintons have been bashing him down bit by bit, showing the public what a scam it was in the first place.

    By the way. Congratulations the the administration on the bi partisanship on this stimulus package. I guess washington isnt 'broken' after all.

    No need for a self professed GURU to come in and magically change it all.

    January 25, 2008 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  2. Ginny CA

    William: You say that after Obama's win in Iowa, Bill Clinton specifically went after him to discredit him in the black community. I would like to understand what, exactly, Bill Clinton did to discredit Obama in the black community You do realize that no candidate in a political race is ever immune from criticism, don't you? And Obama is no different.

    You also say that the Clintons were smart to get the race card included in the debate. Again, I don't understand what you mean: how did they play the race card? Obama is the one who played that when he turned to Edwards, patted him on the arm and told him, "You'll get the white male vote, John." The one who really has been playing the race card for weeks in South Carolina is Michelle Obama. Her speeches are filled with references to race. When Bill Clinton mentions that his wife may get more votes from women voters and Obama may get more from African-American voters, the media and Obama supporters jump all over him as if he has taken a cheap shot at Obama. Please, if any candidate criticizes another on their political record, lack of experience, etc., that is fair game and expected in political debates and campaigns. (That is why so many are saying to Obama, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.")

    I believe Obama's firm footing in South Carolina has been eroded recently because he has campaigne exclusively to the 50% of African-American voters there and virtually ignored the other 50% of the voters. By doing so, Obama may have caused himself the huge South Carolina vote he had counted on.

    January 25, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  3. Jeb

    Why is CNN running the campaign advertisement for Obama only?
    This is NOT fair.
    If the Democrats can't campaign in Florida, doesn't that mean ALL the democrats? What makes Obama "Special"?
    Either run ALL of them, or NONE of them.

    January 25, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. Phil Grigg

    It is obvious from these postings viewers are really upset with the way CNN is covering the Presidential candidates. This morning you aired a story where a lady chastized the news media for reporting race and gender issues over the real issues. So I thought,

    Maybe a little child level intellect will help the news media understand.

    Put economy in
    Take the gender out
    Put your health care in
    Things we all care about
    Ask a lot of questions
    Let them give their views
    That’s how you do the news

    Put education in
    Take the race right out
    Social Security in
    Things we all care about
    Ask a lot of questions
    Let them give their views
    That’s how you do the news

    Put the war right in
    Take the hair cut out
    Special interest greed
    Things we all care about
    Ask a lot of questions
    Let them give their views
    That’s how you do the news

    Get it?

    January 25, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Karen

    I think this was an economic discussion opportunity?

    The majority of US spending is on US services. (We have few products). So if this stimulation package is to work, we all need to go out and get haircuts.

    My check, on the other hand, is going in the bank. I'm unpatriotic. I have no debt. I save.

    Bush went to the Saudi's to ask for oil. American businessmen went to Davos and asked the Chinese to spend to make up for our economic downturn.

    The response from Cheng Siwei..... The Chinese save today's spending for tomorrow, and the American's spend tomorrow's saving today.

    The room collapsed into laughter and applause.


    January 25, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  6. geri

    William, i truly believe in your statement. Ill gotten gain comes with its own price tag and when paid in full unhappness is complete. The Clintons seem to believe that this is just politics and that divorces them from their actions but they have know private and public pain and are shooting for a double scope this time. We will all me watching.

    January 25, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. charlotte

    The press goes where the action is. Mention Hillary or race and the keyboards go crazy. Look at the comments on this site a measley 14. Most people want juicy stuff. Why do you think the tabloids sell so many mags. Face it, the republicans need Collen Powell, then what would Oprah do?

    January 25, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  8. steven sneed

    Why do you even report Rush limbaugh's comments?, haven't we had enough of his drug induced rants? He is barely informed, bias and racist. He does not deserve another forum.

    February 6, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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