White House defends year-old stimulus

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement about the earthquake in Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

February 16, 2010 7:14:29 AM PST
President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections.