It has been two months since President Obama last held a press conference, but this morning he once again returned to the White House briefing room to take questions from reporters. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are all carrying the presser.
“I am here to answer questions in honor of Ed Henry, as he wraps up his tenure as the president of the White House Correspondents Association, in honor of that, Ed, you get the first question,” the President said.
Henry, the Fox News White House correspondent, asked about Syria, and its potential use of chemical weapons with the first question, and also asked about Benghazi.
CNN’s Jessica Yellin got the second question, and asked about the investigation into the Boston bombing.
Jonathan Karl from ABC News asked question three, and asked whether the President still had “the juice” to push his agenda through Congress.
Bill Plante, from CBS News, asked about the hunger strike in the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Chuck Todd from NBC asks question five, about the healthcare bill.
Antonieta Cádiz from Chilean news agency El Mercurio asked the final question, about U.S. immigration reform.
As he walked off stage, a reporter yelled at Obama about Jason Collins, the President returned to the podium to make a brief statement about Collins.