February 5th, 2009
03:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama plans primetime press conference Monday night

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama will hold the first official press conference of his presidency next Monday night, February 9, two weeks earlier than President Bush held his first White House press conference eight years ago.

Obama is also slated to speak to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 24, in what is being described as his first State of the Union address. The White House says he will submit his first budget to Congress by the end of this month or the beginning of March.

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  1. Sniffit

    @ fearful for my country

    If you don't know what Obama has done so far...and it's far FAR more than Bush did in his first 2 weeks...then you really haven't been paying attention. As for doing something about the stimulus package and our economic woes, that's the province of the legislaature, not the executive. He can push for a bill that says what he wants, but the legislature has to enact it...particularlly if it involves spending the country's money or changing the taxes...he can't just do it himself.

    February 5, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  2. Hammer

    He is going to tell us that he really can't.

    February 5, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  3. aware

    Go hide Obama! The world has had too much of you already! 🙁

    February 5, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Page Turner

    What do the Republican leaders (McCain, Palin, Limbaugh, Joe the Plumber) suggest for this economy?

    They seem only able to mutter the words of Reagan (Nancy) "Just say NO!"

    Maybe Hank Paulson can show us that "deer in the headlight " look he has perfected.

    February 5, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  5. Ed

    Would one of you Palin fans please explain to me in your most intelligent manner why you are a fan? Seriously I really want to know. Thank you. Oh and Rush Limbaugh fans too.

    February 5, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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