Obama, top lawmakers to confer on Libya

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Posted: Mar 18, 2011 11:53 AM
Obama, top lawmakers to confer on Libya

The White House says President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties are conferring on Libya.

Officials said Obama was to meet with lawmakers shortly after noon Eastern Time on Friday at the White House. Some lawmakers will participate by phone.

Obama will later make a statement on Libya. The U.N. on Thursday approved possible military action against forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters the U.S. isn't impressed by the Libyan government's claim of a cease-fire. She says she wants to see action on the ground to support the claim that rebels are not being attacked.