Republicans are poised to cut spending, increase tax cuts, and refocus on homeowners.
Lawmakers are watching the stock market as an indicator of whether to buy Bush's plan.
With Bush urging new oil exploration in coastal waters, top lawmakers respond with calls to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Republicans and Democrats want to add measures that could lead to a Bush veto.
Superdelegates, or party professionals, could play a decisive role in the outcome of the Democratic race.
Readers write about the extent of Barack Obama's appeal and the specifics of his campaign.
The black vote was key to his decisive win Saturday. To be competitive in the Feb. 5 sweepstakes, he'll need a broader coalition of independents, young people, and affluent whites, analysts say.