President Obama will hold a news conference Wednesday morning in the East Room of the White House, his first in three months.
The president has held appearances with international leaders since that time, but hasn’t faced the press on his own in a free-for-all format since March 11. The press conference starts at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Topics will likely include the situation in Afghanistan, including the attack on a hotel in Kabul by the Taliban on Tuesday, the questions on Capitol Hill about the legality of the U.S. role in Libya, the ongoing debt-limit negotiations with Congress, the 2012 presidential campaign and the state of the economy.
Negotiators are facing an early-August deadline to raise the federal debt limit or risk a default that experts say could profoundly damage the nation’s standing with international markets. Obama recently entered the talks himself, hosting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the White House on Monday. Later Wednesday, he’ll speak to Democratic leaders from the Hill.