President Obama will hold a press conference on Thursday morning at 11 a.m., according to the White House.
No topics were announced, but Obama is expected to reiterate his ongoing push to pass the American Jobs Act, his $447 billion job-creation plan.
Republican leaders in the House and Senate have pronounced the bill “dead” as a whole, but both sides of the aisle have indicated they can support certain components if it is split.
Obama will also likely take questions about the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, one of which is taking place in Washington, D.C., not far from the White House on Thursday, as well as the investigation into "Operation Fast and Furious.' GOP lawmakers have been pressing the administration for answers on allegations that Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderFormer AG launches redistricting effort to help Dems reclaim power The racism inquisition over Jeff Sessions Dem rep to Obama: Don’t ‘lay back’ after presidency MORE knew about the controversial ATF gun-tracking operation earlier than he previously claimed.
Obama’s press conference replaces the usual White House press briefing.