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Obama goes to bat for stimulus

Looks to build wide support

President-elect Barack Obama spoke to the media after a meeting with Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Vice President-elect Joe Biden yesterday in Washington. President-elect Barack Obama spoke to the media after a meeting with Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Vice President-elect Joe Biden yesterday in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / January 6, 2009

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WASHINGTON - As details of his economic stimulus plan begin to emerge, President-elect Barack Obama engaged in rare, preinaugural lobbying for it on Capitol Hill yesterday, building bipartisan support among lawmakers for a federal spending and tax-relief package that could cost more than $775 billion. (Full article: 744 words)

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