Obama Signs Two-Week Budget Extension

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The Senate had barely finished voting to move a short-term spending resolution on to President Obama for his signature before both parties returned to their corners for the start of a new confrontation over funding the government for the rest of the 2011 fiscal year.

Obama praised Congress’ swift action on a two-week continuing resolution in a statement after the lopsided Senate vote, and he urged lawmakers to get serious about passing a final budget.

Full story: With stopgap funding bill passed, budget sparring resumes