ABC News' Ann Compton and Jennifer Duck Report: President Bush will hold a 10:45am news conference this morning from the White House.
Offering something of an umbrella lead, President Bush is intending to open his press conference with a statement on a broad range of domestic issues including, in no particular order, taxes, spending, budget, SCHIP veto, No Child Left Behind, and of course, FISA and national security measures.
In the month since his last news conference, Bush has vetoed a popular children’s health bill, and threatened to stop a host of other congressional measures. He’s giving Congress a hard time on spending too much, while assuring Americans the US economy is strong and growing, despite a weakness in the housing industry.
The Press conference will be held in the high tech new press briefing room at the White House where reporters were already gathering for the day's regular briefings.