Obama open to extension of tax credit

Bipartisan support builds for first-time homebuyer program

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White House spokesman Robert Gibbs today confirmed that President Obama supports an extension of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, along with prolonging jobless benefits and health care subsidies for unemployed workers.

Briefing reporters, Gibbs said the measures don’t amount to a second stimulus plan.

Evidence of bipartisan support in the Senate for extending the first-time homebuyer tax credit was also on display Sunday …