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Good morning.

Back at it today. D.C. has been empty, just empty for the past couple weeks. But, everyone is back this week -- even the Obamas.

The focus over the next couple days will be all about the stimulus package. Last night we learned that 40% of Obama's plan will be tax cuts. That's not what most people expected. Apparently, the main goal is picking up Republican votes. According to Politico's sources, the goal is 80 votes in the Senate:

Obama strategists say he wants to get 80 or more votes in the 100-member Senate, and the emphasis on tax cuts is a way to defuse conservative criticism and enlist Republican support.
Going to be an interesting week.

Let's get it started...

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