Obama: Stimulus bill saved economy

In this Feb. 9, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama talks to reporters following his meeting with Congressional Democrats and Republicans, calling for bipartisanship to fix the economy in the White House press briefing room in Washington. Obama challenged Republicans to participate in a Feb. 25 one-of-a-kind televised summit with Democrats to come up with health care legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

February 17, 2010 8:21:00 AM PST
President Barack Obama hailed Wednesday's one-year-old economic stimulus law as a solid accomplishment that staved off another Great Depression and kept up to 2 million people on the job.