Obama's actions, more than his speech, will have a big role to play in easing the historically bleak consumer mood.
Americans plan to spend about 20 percent less on Valentine’s Day than in 2008.
Americans need a lift. A big spending package may provide at least a little one, pollsters say.
Obama held his first press conference Monday night, and by week's end will have visited three economically distressed cities.
Democrats (not to mention Republicans) won’t roll over on economic recovery.
The financial crisis, war on two fronts, and, above all, the US election make 2008 historic.
Despite policy pullbacks and some appointments, most liberals are happy.