President Obama’s first-of-its-kind Twitter townhall today will be streamed live by the White House at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

The Post’s Cecilia Kang and Mark Luckie will be tweeting from the White House. Chris Cillizza at The Fix calls the Twitter townhall a win-win for the president.

Among the many groups participating in the event is the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which is encouraging veterans to express their concerns about pressure in Congress to cut or modify veterans’ benefits to help balance the budget.