The president meets with skeptics in his own party to boost support for his $3.6 trillion plan.
But how much will they cost Americans, particularly during a recession?
Almost all of the TARP cash is spoken for, and some Senators and oversight officials complained of being left in the dark about its use at a hearing on Tuesday.
While he is popular, American policies are not. He will be hard-pressed to win concessions on his plans for the economy or Afghanistan.
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