Can Barack Obama Save a Failing Economy?

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Barack Obama wants government spending and tax cuts big enough and soon enough to revitalize the economy. We hear debate about what might happen if he gets his stimulus plan -- or if he doesn't. Also, Roland Burris and the US Senate, and Leon Panetta for the CIA.  A breath of fresh air and accountability or an unwelcome outsider?

Banner image: President-elect Barack Obama (C) meets with Democratic and Republican congressional leadership, including (L-R) House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (RKY) on Capitol Hill January 5, 2009. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images