President Obama will hold a news conference in the East Room Wednesday, the White House announced today.
Obama has held only one full-dress, extended press conference this year. The last time he faced White House reporters was for a brief, impromptu session in the briefing room in August. Before that, he took a few questions in June after meeting with foreign leaders in Mexico.
What’s more, Obama rarely takes questions in venues other presidents have used to speak with the White House press corps, refusing to answer reporters’ queries following remarks or meetings at the White House.