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Barack Obama urged citizens to contact their members of Congress and urge action on the debt limit in his prime-time address last night, and that plea is apparently yielding dividends:

House telephone lines are still jammed this morning after President Barack Obama urged the public in his speech last night to contact their members of Congress on the debt-ceiling gridlock.

An e-mail from the House Call Center shortly before 10 a.m. says House phone lines are near capacity, leading callers to sometimes get a busy signal.

Last night, several House and Senate websites crashed after Obama’s prime-time speech had concluded. Many lawmakers urged constituents to contact them via Twitter because of downed websites.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.