It seems that a week after saying he wasn't going to use the other half of the 700 billion dollar bailout package, Treasury Secretary Paulson has changed his mind.

Given how Congress has been giving Mr. Paulson the what-for every time he's been to the Hill since the whole package was passed...seriously, can you imagine what the hearings are going to be like this time 'round?

(N.B. - the original bailout bill said that Paulson gets $350 billion up front. If he wants the rest he's got to go back and ask for it.)

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