Coming Up: President Obama's News Conference

Jul 11, 2011

President Obama is this morning holding a news conference that the White House expects will focus on the negotiations over raising the federal debt ceiling, slashing projected federal deficits and putting the nation's fiscal books in order.

As we wrote earlier, over the weekend the push for a "grand bargain" that aimed to cut more than $4 trillion from projected deficits over the next decade appeared to fall apart. The president is expected to talk — and take questions — about where he thinks negotiations stand.

We'll update this post as the news conference plays out. It's scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET. You can also hear NPR's coverage by clicking on "LISTEN" in the box above. As always, the event is also being webcast at WhiteHouse.gov, C-SPAN.org and is being broadcast on the cable news networks.

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