June 28th, 2011
07:30 PM ET

Obama to hold a news conference on Wednesday

U.S. President Barack Obama will hold a previously unscheduled news conference on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET in the East Room of the White House, spokesman Jay Carney announced.

The news conference comes as Obama faces mounting unhappiness over the U.S. economic performance, as well as controversy over his refusal to seek congressional authorization for U.S. participation in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.

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  1. Imglad

    "New conference". Another campaign speech about how congress and the GOP won't work with him and his cronies.

    June 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Peace ()

    the U.S. economic performance will be just fine all as soon as the RAISE the ROOF

    June 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. huh?

    Maybe he'll announce Qadafi's dead.

    June 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    I have a hunch that the economy wouldn't be as bad if they taxed the dung out of companies that outsourced... I wonder if Jay Carney is the incarnation of another J.C.... The most famous J.C. of all and I don't mean James Carville, Jim Carrey, Johnny Cochrane, John Carpenter (although carpenter is getting closer)... Jeezy Crisco Chris Angel.. Tadahhh!.. Maybe our savior is more tied into the corruption than we imagined?

    June 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chasing The Dragon No More

    @huh? Qadhaffi was killed last week and dumped into the bottom of the Laurentian Abyss along with BinLaden and Megaton...

    June 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace ()

      @ philip and I think Qadhaffi's brain *poped* a long time ago , Lol

      June 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. john

    A bigger news flash would be "Obama not to hold a news conference".

    June 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. buzzzz the only fly that doesnt eat feces bzzzzzz

    Im still here.. You ain't swat nuthin foo! Very good but fly not hit back! Buzzzzz


    June 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chasing The Dragon No More

    Lmao @ vid.. Ever notice how those guys cross their legs like women? Trust me I'm not that gifted "down there", but it hurts for me to cross my legs like that. George and Baraka must me neutered. :O

    June 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cops

    Bad boys bad boys what ya gonna do? What ya gonna do when they come for you?

    June 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. huh?

    I know, right? To both of your posts!
    I can agree with the taxing stuff, but what does Jesus have to do with Obama's press conference?

    June 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Imglad

    The censorship here at CNN is something else.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chasing the dragon no more

    @Imglad: There isn't any Turner Youth censoring your comments. It's all done by computer and sometimes it glitches up. I just had that problem too.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chasing the dragon no more

    @Huh? He was saying that Jay Carney was the embodiment of the holy ghost due to the similarity in initials although Jesus was known as "of Nazareth" kind of like the arabic form of Al Sadr ..

    June 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe Moore

    Raise taxes? We dont have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem!

    June 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jim crow

    Typical republican, let's not cut the military budget, which happens to be the biggest pie by far to cut, let's not raise revenue, by even a small amount, let's cut social security and medicare after we've robbed it blind for the past 40+ years and continue to do so-that's the answer. The days of having our cake and eating it too are over, the sooner the Rushbots wake up to that fact the better for all of us as a nation.

    June 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
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