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Obama: If I were Anthony Weiner, I'd resign

In Ann Curry's exclusive interview with President Obama, which will air on "TODAY" tomorrow morning, the president says that, if he were embattled Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, he would resign from office.

I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign. Because public service is exactly that: It's a service to the public. And when you get to the point where -- because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to at the time when people are worrying about jobs, and their mortgages, and paying the bills -- then you should probably step back.

Also in the interview, Obama says he's "absolutely confident" that Democrats can strike a deal with congressional Republicans to raise the debt ceiling, and that he's seen "some progress" in the negotiations.  

I am absolutely confident that we can move forward on a plan that gets our debt under control, gets our deficit under control -- but also makes sure that we're making the investments in the future that are gonna help us put people back to work.

And there is a way of solving this problem that doesn't require any big, radical changes. What it does require is everybody makes some sacrifices. And we make these changes in a balanced way. So far, at least, in the conversations that I've had and the vice president's been hosting, with leaders from both the House and the Senate, we've seen some progress.