Appropriately, in a conversation that took place on Twitter, a White House aide said Sunday night that Twitter influenced the recently announced deal in the U.S. debt ceiling.
The tweets were exchanged between Brian Stelter, a reporter for 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 Monday.
President Obama asked people to Twitter in Congress Friday to get to reach an agreement on adjusting the debt ceiling. He asked that people use hashtag # commitment, and his team spent the day twittering the names of the Republicans in all states.
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