Democrats (not to mention Republicans) won’t roll over on economic recovery.
He aims to expand access to the remaining $350 billion in TARP funding.
Obama's stimulus plan may strive to prevent layoffs of public-sector workers in states, cities.
There’s impetus to move quickly on the economy though some seats are empty.
Conservatives, resisting big government outlays on principle, begin to build the case for other options.
Congress's rescue of financial institutions may prove the exception, as automakers learned last week.
In the Senate, many Republicans resist $14 billion package, worried that the industry won't repay US loans or become more competitive.
US automakers are likely to get $15 billion in federal loans, but lawmakers insist on industry restructuring.
Leaders say they’ll have to examine their party’s ‘brand’ and consider new faces.