Despite the Treasury Department's decision Friday to spend the balance of its bailout funds to shore up the automobile makers, the Bush administration is not expected to go back to Congress and request the remaining $350 billion authorized for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Though Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was vague on Friday, most observers said limited time, political backlash, and a stash of still-unspent money would probably persuade the administration to sit tight for the month remaining in President Bush's term.

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