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White House Staff Revealed Tweets Influenced Debt Ceiling Deal

Written on August 01, 2011 by Lulu

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A conversation on Twitter revealed that President Obama used Twitter to get the Senators and Congressmen to come to an agreement for the debt ceiling.

A White House aide stated during a Twitter conversation on Sunday night that the micro-blogging site influenced the upcoming result of the agreement on the U.S. debt ceiling. The said conversation is between Brian Stelter, a reporter from The New York Times, and Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.

The House and Senate are expected to vote on the debt ceiling bill on today.

President Obama asked people to tweet their congressmen Friday to persuade them to come to an agreement on setting the debt ceiling with the hashtag #compromise. Then his staff spent a day tweeting out names of Republican legislator from every state of US. Due to the said move, the @BarackObama account lost 36,000 followers. However this new information might indicate it may have been worth it.

Following the said conversation, members of the Congress also took the opportunity to fire back to the president using Twitter.

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