U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference on debt negotiations with the U.S. Congress in Washington

 
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference on debt negotiations with the U.S. Congress in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference on debt negotiations with the U.S. Congress in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, July 11, 2011. Obama said on Monday that he would refuse to consider a short-term stop gap measure to raise the U.S. debt ceiling. REUTERS/ Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT IMAGES OF THE DAY)