The First Draft: Q and A
All eyes on President Barack Obama’s news conference tonight at 8 p.m.
Obama is also facing the press when public opinion polls show falling support of his handling of the issue and as some lawmakers from his own party balk at the hefty pricetag.
The August recess deadline for Congress to pass healthcare legislation appears to be slipping away.
But there are no signs that Obama is wavering in his push for this signature issue. The outcome is being watched as a test of his still young presidency.
This blog will be providing live updates of tonight’s news conference, so be sure to check back here when it starts.
But before all that, Obama deals with domestic and foreign economic issues earlier in the day in meetings with Treasury Secretary Geithner at 11 a.m. and Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki at 2 p.m.
The Washington Post , which broke THE STORY nearly 40 years ago, reports no one bid at a public auction for the Watergate Hotel.
Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (Obama talsk about healthcare reform on July 21), Reuters/Hyungwon Kang (Watergate Hotel and condominium complex)