Morning Buzz: Jan. 18, 2008

President Bush is expected to make an announcement today regarding his plan for a stimulus package for the sagging U.S. economy. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, appearing on the Early Show on CBS this morning, provided a broad hint of what the package may include. "What he believes is that we've got to do something that is robust. It's going to be temporary and get money into the economy quickly," Paulson said. "It's going to be focused on consumers, individuals, families -- putting money in their pocket. And it's going to be focused on giving businesses the incentive to hire people, to create jobs."

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President Bush is expected to make an announcement today regarding his plan for a stimulus package for the sagging U.S. economy. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, appearing on the Early Show on CBS this morning, provided a broad hint of what the package may include. "What he believes is that we've got to do something that is robust. It's going to be temporary and get money into the economy quickly," Paulson said. "It's going to be focused on consumers, individuals, families -- putting money in their pocket. And it's going to be focused on giving businesses the incentive to hire people, to create jobs."

A McClatchy-MSNBC poll finds John McCain and Mike Huckabee in a statistical dead heat heading into Saturday's GOP primary in South Carolina. The State newspaper also reports that 10 percent of voters are still undecided and that nearly one third say they could change their pick by the time they vote.  A second poll, also released today, finds McCain with a slight edge over Huckabee.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton holds a slim 5-point lead over Barack Obama in Nevada, which has its party caucuses on Saturday. "This is a very competitive race, but it will depend on organization," pollster John Zogby said. "This is a caucus without much history to go on, so we have to see who can do the best job of turning out their vote."