Tim Fernholz, The American Prospect: "Labor organizations around the country were thrilled on Sunday after Barack Obama came out in support of the workers who occupied a closed Chicago factory in an attempt to secure back wages. 'I think they are absolutely right,' Obama said. 'These workers, if they have earned their benefits and their pay, then these companies need to follow through on those commitments.'"
Obama, Lawmakers Expanding Health Measures in Stimulus Plan
Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post: "President-elect Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are devising plans to significantly expand the health provisions in next month's economic recovery legislation, arguing that pouring billions of dollars into an array of health programs will not only boost the economy but also make a down payment on promises of broader health-care reform."