President Obama Interview with Scott Pelley Video July 12, 2011 CBS Evening News

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Here is the video of President Barack Obama’s interview with news anchor Scott Pelley for CBS Evening News broadcast on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The discussion focused on the federal deficit and budget negotiations with Congressional leaders and the looming Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling.


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The sit-down interview was taped earlier in the day for evening broadcast. In addressing possible implications of the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling not being met, the President said: “This is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out…I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.”

Click here for more excerpts from the transcript text. Watch the full interview video below.

For more on the debt talks, see also:

Link – Complete interview.

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President Obama Interview with Scott Pelley Video July 12, 2011 CBS Evening News

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