Obama pushes Congress' deficit panel to act

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his closing press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

November 14, 2011 7:06:25 AM PST
Sounding increasingly frustrated as a deadline for action approaches, President Barack Obama accused members of a special congressional deficit-reduction panel of refusing to budge from rigid positions and find a solution to the country's yawning deficit.