Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon

Aug 9, 2013

President Obama is set to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday at noon P.T. — his first such formal give-and-take with the press corps since "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden started spilling secrets about National Security Agency surveillance programs in June.

We expect questions about Snowden, spying and civil liberties, as well as strained relations with Russia, the economy and other subjects.

The president's last "full" news conference was on April 30.