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"[W]e are not going to get relief by turning back to the same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin," said President Obama.

"If you’re headed for a cliff, you’ve got to change direction," Obama said. "That’s what the American people called for in November, and that’s what we intend to deliver."

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV); Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA); Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO); Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN); Tom Ricks (The Washington Post).

This Week: Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers; RNC Chairman Michael Steele; Roundtable with: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Claire Shipman (ABC News), and George Will (ABC News).

Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND); Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer.

Fox News Sunday: Lawrence Summers; Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX); Roundtable with: Fred Barnes (The Weekly Standard), Mara Liasson (NPR), Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post), and Juan Williams (NPR).

State of the Union: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL); Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R); Former Clinton White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers; CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric; Former Chairman/CEO of General Electric Jack Welch.

The Chris Matthews Show: Andrea Mitchell (NBC News); David Brooks (The New York Times); Michele Norris (NPR); Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine).

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Kotak Mahindra Bank Vice-Chair Uday S. Kotak; Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rachid M. Rachid; French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde; CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Jeroen van der Veer; Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih; Michael Ware (CNN); Jeffrey Sachs (Earth Institute); Bjorn Lomborg (Copenhagen Consensus).

Primetime viewing:

Katie Couric sat down with Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the rest of the US Airways flight 1549 crew for an interview to be broadcast on 60 Minutes.

Morphed – which charts the evolution of dinosaurs, whales, and bears – premieres on the National Geographic channel. DarkSyde discussed this program earlier this week.

Progressive radio talk show host Stephanie Miller will be the guest on C-SPAN's interview series Q & A.


Jon Stewart examines Republican opposition to the economic stimulus bill:

The Daily Show

Monday: President/CEO of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson.

Tuesday: Author Thomas Ricks ("The Gamble").

Wednesday: Author Daniel Sperling ("Two Billion Cars").

Thursday: Former Sen. John Sununu (R-NH).

Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert looks at Democratic efforts to sell the bill:

The Colbert Report

Monday: Band TV on the Radio.

Tuesday: "Titanic" Discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard.

Wednesday: Harvard Professor Steven Pinker.

Thursday: Author Adam Gopnik ("Angels and Ages")


President Bush's former Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, doesn't appreciate President Obama taking his cues from Phil Collins:

"There should be a dress code of respect," Card tells INSIDE EDITION. "I wish that he would wear a suit coat and tie."

"The Oval Office symbolizes...the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I'm going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it's appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President."

Card continued, "I don't criticize Obama for his appearance, I do expect him to send the message that people who are going to be in the Oval Office should treat the office with the respect that it has earned over history."

Do you like Phil Collins?

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Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Feb 07, 2009 at 09:53 PM PST.

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