March 18th, 2009
05:49 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama schedules second prime time news conference

The president first held a prime time press conference in early February.
The president first held a prime time press conference in early February.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama will hold his second prime time news conference next Tuesday evening at 8 pm ET, the White House announced Wednesday.

The president is expected to use the forum to promote his ambitious budget plan, which has come under fire from Republicans and conservative Democrats for its hefty price tag.

He’s also likely to face questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding bonuses paid out by insurance giant AIG.

CNN and CNN.com will have extensive live coverage of the news conference.

Obama held his first prime time news conference in February amid his push to get his economic recovery package passed.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Just Shut Up!

    Ah yes, the never ending campaign from Obama.

    March 18, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. no corporate politics

    Obama: "his ambitious budget plan, which has come under fire from Republicans and conservative Democrats for its hefty price tag."

    Obama finally gets to deliver on his wild promise of bi-partisanship.!

    Sorry – sometimes he makes it so easy – Messiah meets real life. I know – the RNC candidates were no picnic either.

    Go Independents!

    March 18, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. Dennis in Spokane

    The real scandal is that AIG was nothing more than a conduit for huge capital flows to the banks already given huge bailouts, with no reason or explanation given, once again.

    The salary scandal is just a smokescreen covering the real caper.

    March 18, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  4. stan

    is that mr potter in the photo?

    March 18, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |