Is Obama Manipulating the Recovery Spending?

By Derek Thompson

I have no idea, but if I were trying to answer the question I wouldn't ask USA Today. This article by Brad Heath is really one of the silier pieces of journalism I've read recently. The headline -- "Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08" -- certainly suggests political manipulation. But that headline could just as easily read, I dunno,

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/07/is-obama-manipulating-the-recovery-spending/21089/