Courtesy of a friend, here is the most important story that I have heard for a long time:
"Stimulus Raised GDP by Up to 4.2% in First Quarter: CBO
The massive U.S. stimulus package put up to 3.4 million people to work and boosted GDP by up to 4.6 percent in the first three months of 2010, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday."
But of course, while Obama and the Democrats were succeeding at this Herculean task, the Republicans were succeeding too- they have succeeded in convincing large parts of the American people that the stimulus was a colossal failure, and that Obama is utterly incompetent, so we should turn control of our economy back to the people who destroyed it.
Sad to say, it's a tossup whether the truth or Republican lies will win the day next November.