Obama sets press conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
10/8/13 11:50 AM EDT
President Obama will make a statement and take questions from the press at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the White House said in updated guidance.
Obama last took questions from the White House press corps in early September, while traveling abroad in Sweden and Russia. His most recent full-scale press conference was on Aug. 9 in the East Room of the White House, just before he left Washington for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
With his long-planned trip to Asia this week cancelled because of the government shutdown, Obama is aiming to show that he's keeping up his involvement in resolving the situation, even as he repeats his refusal to negotiate on bills to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling.