Obama to talk debt ceiling in TV interviews

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 5:26 AM
Obama to talk debt ceiling in TV interviews

President Barack Obama continues his push for an agreement to raise the debt ceiling by sitting down this morning for more broadcast interviews.

He'll talk with TV stations from Columbus, Ohio (WBNS), Los Angeles (KABC) and Kansas City, Mo. (KMBC).

Yesterday, after a bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Six" offered the framework of a deal that includes spending cuts and higher taxes, Obama said he hopes congressional leaders can now "start talking turkey."

Earlier Wednesday, the president and Vice President Joe Biden get their daily briefing, and Obama meets with senior advisers. In the afternoon, the president and vice president meet with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.