Does Bipartisanship Really Matter?

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Barack Obama won big, but he's been spending his first few days in the White House reaching out to Republicans.  So far, they haven't reached back.  Whatever ends up in the stimulus package, the economy's likely to get worse.  So, which side is outsmarting the other?  We'll hear different answers today.  Also, the US economy shrank last year, though not as fast as expected. On Reporter's Notebook, executive bonuses, private jets and other excesses of corporate managers.  Can the public strike back? 


Banner image: Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) (2nd L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) listen during a news conference on the economic stimulus package. Senate Republicans held a news conference to voice their opposition to the package. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Warren Olney