A lot of sudden friction among allies of Barack Obama last night when the president told ABC's Charlie Gibson that the so-called Buy American provisions ought to be cut out of the stimulus bill. Democratic and labor sources say that the White House will clarify Obama's remarks today.
The upshot: Obama doesn't want to get rid of them entirely; he wants modifications. Remember, Obama campaigned on these provisions, he attacked McCain's stances on them, and his campaign even printed stickers that said "Buy American, Vote Obama." So -- stay tuned.