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Obama crashes Rubio's website



President Obama urged Americans last night to call their lawmakers demand compromise on the debt talks. They did so en masse, apparently.

Websites of top lawmakers were flooded and Congressional phones are overloaded this morning. Below, what viewers to Sen. Marco Rubio's site saw at 10:33 p.m. There are reports of the New York delegation websites crashing as well as top House members like John Boehner and Michele Bachmann. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson's office said their site did not go down, though loading it this morning took a while. Nelson's office has received "hundreds" of calls today. More in jump.


Nelson released a statement: "We’re getting hundreds of calls today on the President’s speech last night. Most folks just want Congress to act. I agree. I think the President was right in saying both political parties bear responsibility for running up the federal debt. I’m confident there will be enough votes in Congress now to avert a government shutdown with passage of more than $2.5 trillion in savings and spending cuts - none of which would impact Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. ”  

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:12pm]


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