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Mo. auditor: Oversight lacking on stimulus funds

Some state agencies have not adequately monitored the use of federal economic stimulus money, raising questions about whether it was spent properly, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said Thursday. Full story

Do We Need a Second Stimulus?

   CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli debate whether the US needs a second stimulus package.

Factbox: End of stimulus plan and municipal bonds

When the U.S. Congress passed the $814 billion economic stimulus plan in 2009, it included a bevy of measures to help a municipal bond market that froze at the end of 2008 begin functioning again. Full story

Scaborough to GOP budget hawks: What are you thinking?

   In today's must-read Op-Eds, Joe Scarborough discusses his Politico column on tax cuts and the second stimulus package.

U.S. stimulus gave large jobs boost, CBO says

The massive U.S. stimulus package, widely viewed by voters to be ineffective, put 1.4 million to 3.6 million people to work between July and September, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said. Full story

Palin courts conservatives in California

   Msnbc political analyst Harold Ford Jr., joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss the former Alaska governor’s effort to campaign for fellow Republicans.

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  Republicans seek benefits of stimulus they opposed

Rachel Maddow relays the findings of a Wall Street Journal report showing many Republicans who insited publicly that federal stimulus money would not create jobs promptly requesting money from the stimulus fund to help create jobs in their districts. Why can't Democrats take political advantage of t

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