Obama's ERA

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President-elect Obama gets to work on cleaning up the GOP's mess with the Economic Recovery Act.

President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to act quickly to pass sweeping economic stimulus measures, including a tax cut and an infusion of as much as $800 billion, or face the likelihood that ‘this recession could linger for years.’

In making an unusually direct and pointed appeal in remarks at George Mason University in northern Virginia, Mr. Obama was building on a campaign for economic action that he has conducted for weeks now in ever-sharper terms.