Obama to hold news conference Friday

August 8, 2013

This post has been updated.

President Obama announced Thursday that he will hold a news conference on Friday – his first since April.

The news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday.

"Guys, I'm going to be having a press conference tomorrow, so why don't you ask that question tomorrow," Obama said as he was peppered with questions following a meeting in the Oval Office with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaris.

Obama’s last solo news conference was April 30.

On Friday, he’s expected to be asked about the debt ceiling, a potential government shutdown, immigration, Edward Snowden, Russia and surveillance programs, among other issues.

Obama is set to leave Saturday for a nine-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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