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GOP to Vote on 1-Week Budget Extension

And Democrats aren't happy about it

(Newser) - With Republicans and Democrats still leagues apart on the 2011 budget , House Republicans will vote today on yet another extension. This one would only be for a week, but would include a full-year Pentagon budget. It would also include a lot of domestic cuts, as the price to keep the... More »

Lakers Sign Kobe to 3-Year, $90M Extension

Star says he 'knew I was going to be here'

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant signed a three-year contract extension yesterday worth nearly $90 million that will keep him with the Los Angeles Lakers through the 2013-14 season. The deal will begin after next season. Bryant is making $23 million this season and is due to earn $24.8 million next season. "... More »

Geithner Defends TARP Extension

Says it would 'irresponsible' not to extend bailout

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a skeptical watchdog panel today that a "limited, qualified extension" of the unpopular bank bailout program until October was necessary. "It would be irresponsible to do otherwise," Geithner said. Oversight chairman Elizabeth Warren seemed unconvinced, saying that though the program was "... More »

Prosecution Gets 3 More Months to Indict Blago

(Newser) - A federal judge in Chicago today granted prosecutors an additional 3 months to present evidence and obtain an indictment in the corruption case against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Chief Judge James Holderman said the case against Blagojevich is too complex to expect prosecutors to obtain an indictment by a... More »

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