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Mass. Congressional Delegation Watches Debt Talks04:52

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President Obama urged lawmakers toward compromise on the debt debate at news conference Friday.

House Speaker John Boehner's plan has failed to gain traction in the House, even among Boehner's Republican majority. The stalemate in Washington means no movement on a debt ceiling solution, as the deadline to raise the ceiling approaches on Tuesday.

WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov is in Washington D.C. and brings us the latest news.

This segment aired on July 29, 2011.

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