Blue Dog: 'Business as Usual' for Dem Leadership

House Democrats are practicing "business as usual" while President Obama meets with his opposition to discuss the pending economic stimulus package, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) told The Tennessean.

Cooper is a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog coalition of Democratic House members, a group that is often at odds with Democratic leadership over spending issues.

"I want to support the new president, [but] I