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Unemployment Benefits Extension Passes House

An unemployment benefits extension passes the house... But not by enough to make it veto proof in the White House.

The President is threatening to veto the extension.. Which would mean an extra 13 weeks of checks for American's on unemployment..

Officials say it's likely the bill will be placed inside the Iraq war spending bill in hopes of getting it passed through the White House.

If it does pass... States with higher unemployment rates like Alaska, California, Michigan and Rhode Island would add an extra 13 weeks on top of the extension.

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