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Obama Signs Economic Stimulus Package Into Law

President Barack Obama signed the landmark $787 billion economic stimulus package Tuesday. Kwame Holman reports on the president's latest efforts to communicate his economic plans in visits to cities around the country.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    President Obama signed the huge stimulus bill into law today. The sweeping economic measure is designed to create millions of jobs and get consumers spending again.

    NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman has our lead story report.

  • KWAME HOLMAN:

    The president traded Washington for Denver to celebrate the signature accomplishment of his first month in office.

    BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States: And just as President Kennedy sparked an explosion of innovation when he said America's sights on the moon, I hope this investment will ignite our imagination once more, spurring new discoveries and breakthroughs in science and in medicine, in energy to make our economy stronger and our nation more secure and our planet safer for our children.

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