Congress seeks debt solution, Obama goes to public
President Barack Obama answers questions on the ongoing budget negotiations during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2011 2:26:29 PM PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - July 16, 2011 --
Racing the debt clock, Congress is working on dual tracks while President Barack Obama appeals to the public in hopes of influencing a deal that talks have failed to produce so far.