President Obama News Conference
President Obama will hold an East Room news conference at 2 pm today, before leaving town for a vacation in Martha's Vineyard. The President is expected to be asked about the ongoing National Security Agency leak story, U.S.-Russian relations, recent terror and travel alerts, and the situation in Syria, among other issues. AM 580 will carry NPR News live special coverage of the event, hosted by Rachel Martin. Also contributing to the special will be NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro, Dina Temple-Raston, Michele Kelemen, Larry Abramson and John Ydstie.