Obama urges lawmakers to gauge support for debt deal

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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 6:53 PM
Obama urges lawmakers to gauge support for debt deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged congressional lawmakers on Thursday to go back to their party members and gauge support for components of a debt and deficit deal, a Democratic official said.

The official, speaking after White House talks concluded, said a follow-up meeting would not occur on Friday but would likely take place over the weekend.

Obama would address reporters on Friday, the official said.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Will Dunham)