September 2nd, 2010
04:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to hold news conference September 10

President Obama will hold a news conference on Sept. 10.
President Obama will hold a news conference on Sept. 10.

Washington (CNN) –President Obama will have a news conference next Friday September 10, his first full-scale question-and-answer session at the White House in nearly four months according to his aides.

The news conference will come at an action-packed time for the President, just days after he helped launch direct Middle East peace talks and gave a prime-time Oval Office address on the end of combat operations in Iraq, as well as falling less than two months before a critical midterm election where Democrats' majorities in the House and Senate are on the ropes largely because of the nation's economic uncertainty.

Obama's last news conference at the White House was on May 27 in the East Room, and was devoted largely to the Gulf oil spill that was consuming his presidency at the time.

This will be Obama's eighth news conference at the White House since he took office. He has so far held six sessions at the White House with reporters lasting approximately one hour apiece, including four in prime time.

The White House did not disclose the precise time of day for next week's news conference.

Updated: 4:43 p.m.


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soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Apparently, theprecintproject, you'd rather undertand life through soundbites and talking points rather than admit that the sh-t is complicated and that there ARE NO EASY ANSWERS. Probably helps you sleep at night, I know, but I'm betting you run into trouble processing how to adapt to novel situations in order to progress as a person. And yes, that makes you (and every other rergessive out there) a walking metaphor for the conservative movement.

    September 2, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. grandma

    He can talk until he is blue in the face, thats ALL he has done in 2 years. He is absolutely LOST all credibility. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    September 2, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  3. Marcus

    Orlando (the fake and dumb) Patriot – Could you at least READ the article before you start yelling your nonsense? It's his first Q&A session IN FOUR MONTHS, not the first ever!!!
    Dude, read before you rant....

    Dave – He takes questions and answers them, he had six sessions of Q&A that lasted (more or less) one hour... and he didn't run when somebody asked him about this or that, like a certain Arizonan governor... or the ex-governor from Alaska... or...

    Point – It will be the 7th time he goes to be there.
    FOX News will be there ? The Washington Post will be there ? WSJ will be there ? Who will be there to make questions?

    September 2, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  4. r ryan

    To orlando patriot........ you obviously are not a true patriot as you have labeled yourself........ slamming the leader of your country. He must have really pissed you off. Lets hear some of the reasons why he is so bad.. Facts not whiny opinions with no substance.. the type of person you are you problably sit in front of your tv ( Fox news) taking one perspective and not researching any other angles. Sad perpetators of bogus defimation. This is what drives hate politics no place for it.

    September 2, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "No one is going to watch anyway"

    Ah, and therein lies an important difference. I watch Glenn Blech here and there and read articles about his latest antics. Why? Helps me understand just how dangerous you fools truly are. Of course, the useful idiot crowd doesn't believe in "know they enemy"...they have no need of silly concepts like "understanding things." Instead, they simply define their boogeymen on their own terms while screaming in an echo chamber, get themselves all scared and foaming at the mouth, and then give billions of dollars to the military industrial complex to go destroy some country that has no defense against us and kill umpteen thousand of its citizens.

    September 2, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  6. Gary

    Ask him where the "hope and change" is that he promised.
    Ask him where the transparency is that he promised.
    Ask him why Gitmo isn't shut down like he promised.
    Ask him why he has lobbiest working for him breaking his promise.
    Ask him why he doesn't have bills posted on line for us to read.
    Ask him why he appointed Van Jones in the first place.
    Ask him why unemployment is so high
    Ask him why he is running up the largest deficits in history.

    Best question.....Ask him what he's going to do with his time after we vote him out of office in 2012....

    September 2, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  7. James

    He can hold as many news conferences as he wants.

    Most Americans now know they were decieved when they voted for him.
    YES WE CAN and Change you can bel;ive in.

    The Office of President has become a cash cow and this is why people running for office are spending Millions to win.

    Obama is a one term President if he is not impeached first.

    America is going down

    September 2, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  8. Marcus

    theprecinctproject – 'You continue to blame Republicans for stalling legislation, yet your party enjoys large majorities in the Senate and House. The Republicans can't stop legislation.'

    Not only they can but they are doing it. Educate yourself on how the Congress works before making your baseless claims.

    September 2, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  9. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    I think many will be surprised on what will be said. Of course, those who do not like Obama will base their opinion on what their 'leaders' said he said. Why? Because they chose not to listen to the President. Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, John King, et al will disect every nown, adjective and verb to the point where everything Obama said, well...was just forgotten. As for those tough questions? No problem, question is, will the asker listen?

    September 2, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  10. stevegee

    We The People rule!
    A press conference isn't going to help. November 2 will be the day of reckoning for Obama and the Democrats. Since they took power, their arrogance and blatant disregard of the will of the people has been deplorable. And their actions will have extreme consequences on election day.

    Wake up people! Stop the "change" to Socialism. Stop Obama and the Democrats.

    Vote conservative, vote Republican.

    September 2, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  11. Debi

    Unless he can say that everyone has a job, i really don't care to hear his lies and fake promises anymore.

    September 2, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  12. Hugo

    At least with Obama America can see the inept liberal Democratic philosophies for what they are, failures, government expansion, interference and handout entitlements for votes. The Clinton's are masters of deception laying the foundation for what and where we are now... Hillary Clinton for President, right, so she can finish us off after O-baumer? Neither Obama nor Clinton will take the 2012 Presidency, as soon as the Dems lose House and Senate we shall see the corruption exposed, transparency. After the key role the Dems have played in destroying our economy it will be a very, very long time before a Democrat sees the Whitehouse again!

    September 2, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Keep up the good work Mr. President! You have a lot of support that is not screamingly vocal!

    September 2, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. Jasb

    I bet u 20 bucks. fox will stop broadcast halfway thru. just like when he was answering repubs. i saw no teleprompter then. it was sad room full of repubs cudnt take dis guy down.hahahahaha tra pa pa pa I m lovin it.

    September 2, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  15. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Wow....... the Conservatives just hate Barack Obama! They can not help themselves they must demonize, criticize each and every day. Must be so toxic to live with so much hate in your hearts and at the same time claim to be "Christian"!

    Considering the nut-cases that the Republicans have running in this campaign, President Obama looks more than brilliant!

    EVERY president in modern times has used a teleprompter. This criticism is such a silly one! Its much better to use a teleprompter than to write your notes on your hands, like Palin did!

    54% of Americans elected Barack Obama as United States President, so every time the Republicans disrespect President Obama they are disrespecting .........54% of Americans!

    In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO!

    September 2, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Can anyone count how many conservatives posted the exact same substanceless talking points on here? No, seriously. Is it one person using different names or is it several people evidencing a Borg-like "hive mind"?

    September 2, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  17. Hey BIg Spender

    All the big spending didn't help the economy but the banks would like to thank Congress, Former Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama for their generousity.

    I don't think we will hear anything in the press conference that is new just more eleoquent sentences from an eleoquent speaker. Unfortunately we are really in the shi**er here folks and we need some leadership .

    I wish we could all loose the partisan b.s. and get down to business in fixing this mess and getting out of debt. Seems too simple to acheive.

    It's amazing how negative the comments are on about Obama now- back in 2008 you couldn't get a negative thing posted by the guy. The great hope- diminished to political backwash.

    September 2, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  18. Snow

    Well September 10th he will be showing off for the camera's taking only questions previously approved. Then I am sure he will be on the tv on September 11 trying to make another first impression which will fail also.

    September 2, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  19. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Isn't it interesting how none of you who criticize President Obama were nowhere to be seen or heard from when we were getting Bushwacked?

    Where were your voices of dissent?

    Republicans, hypocrites is thy name.

    September 2, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  20. Midwest

    Mr President

    On September 10th can you please answer why the Treasury Department is now asking the US taxpayers to bail out KABUL BANK?

    "If the Treasury Department will guarantee that everyone will get their money, maybe that will work," said Karzai, who holds 7 percent of the bank's shares, making him the third-biggest shareholder. Karzai, who spends most of his time in Dubai – where he lives in a waterfront villa paid for by Kabul Bank – rushed to Kabul on Wednesday to join efforts to salvage the bank"

    September 2, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  21. jpmichigan

    Another staged news conference. Obama crew will fill the audience once again with Obama favorite people and will answer only staged questions. Its a photo opt session, all to favor the President, who is not the favorite of the American people. So no real questions from real people. Like they say, ' LIFE IS BUT A STAGE'. Well it is for this President. He shows no ownership of his Presidency, for he lays the American problems on others and not on his administrative actions!

    September 2, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. diridi

    the best president and has lot of foreseeability for this nation...just pass energy and climate reform and immigration...

    September 2, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  23. Tired of the Dems lies

    so whats the flopped eared lier going to say, ohhh that he stopped the oil leak, ohhh he is saving the world or that he can walk on water, well obama is not the savior he is more the hitler wanna be and the antichrist who is a muslim and hell bent on the destruction of America. Maybe someone will whisper in his ear that he is a moron with a capital M and a Lier with a capital L and nothing other than another welfare non working waste a wanna be man. Rebellion is coming in November you lier.

    September 2, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  24. Tired of the Dems lies

    obama, when was the last time you walked on water, huh, thought you were so great that you could wave your hand and all would be well. Sorry, you are not that good and we still say God Bless America and may obama lose all his demons in congress.

    September 2, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  25. get real

    He should pull a Palin or Angle and only answer questions from the Huffington Post or MSNBC.

    September 2, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
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