Party Lines

GOP Says No to Stimulus

Congressional Republicans are prepared to vote against President Obama's $825 billion stimulus package when it comes up for a vote tomorrow. House Republican Leader John Boehner and Minority Whip Eric Cantor have instructed their colleagues that there is no point in backing Obama's plan. The president may have swayed a few votes when he visited Capitol Hill this afternoon to lunch with Republicans, but he may also have to shore up support among Democrats, whom Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said this morning are "drifting away" from the original plan.