The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today.
ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference.
NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian Williams in New York with Chuck Todd at the White House and David Gregory at NBC News’ Washington bureau. ABC News has planned for George Stephanopoulos to anchor from New York with Jake Tapper and Jon Karl reporting. (Diane Sawyer has her birthday off.) Katie Couric will be anchoring CBS News coverage with reports from Bill Plante and Bob Schieffer from the DC bureau.
>Update: The president will hold a news conference at 4:15pmET
>Update: The first question went to Caren Bohan of Reuters. Second question went to ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. Third question went to CNN’s Dan Lothian. Obama called on CBS’ Mark Knoller next. Then he went to CNN correspondent Juan Carlos López. Next was a question from Fox News Channel White House correspondent Mike Emanuel.