Obama news conference on the economy President-elect Barack Obama
will outline steps to trim the federal budget in a news conference this morning as he
simultaneously plans a costly stimulus package to jolt the ailing U.S. economy.11:00 a.m.
Mercenaries: Iraq's parallel army Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru discusses the parallel army of 100,000 that is filling in the gaps in Iraq. He says these privately-hired mercenaries operate outside the rules of engagement.12:00 p.m.