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Geithner confirmed

From NBC's Ken Strickland and Domenico Montanaro
Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary was confirmed, but the vote was not without its drama. The vote, which is still going on, was closer than assumed. At last count, it was 59 for, 33 against.

Included in the "No" votes were Democrats Tom Harkin, Robert Byrd and Russ Feingold, as well as Independent Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats.

This was probably not the "strong bipartisan support" the White House was hoping for.

*** UPDATE *** The vote before the officially confirming Geithner: 60-34.

*** UPDATE 2 *** NBC's Antoine Sanfuentes adds that President Obama is expected to attend Geithner's swearing in at the Treasury Department between 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.