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Posted at 8:38 AM ET, 02/15/2011

President Obama to hold press conference

By Emi Kolawole

Updated 9:35 a.m.:

The White House has announced that President Obama will hold a press conference late Tuesday morning.

The president could field questions on a wide range of topics, however it is expected that the he will spend most of the time addressing his 2012 budget request, which was released Monday, and some time on the continuing unrest in the Middle East.

We will carry live video of the event starting at 11:00 a.m. ET, and The Fix will hold a live chat as well.

The announcement comes after reaction from lawmakers and commentators poured in following the release of the president's budget request. As the Post's Ezra Klein writes:

The budget was not terribly well received. Republicans and many deficit hawks were loudly horrified at the proposal's modest cuts and its decision to sidestep entitlements. They wanted the Fiscal Commission -- or something close to it -- and they didn't get it. Democrats were less distressed, but far from pleased: The cuts that were included in the budget are painful for them, many wanted to see more aggressive action on tax expenditures and military spending, and the much-touted investments made in the document are scattershot.

More from PostPolitics:

- The next envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan
- Budget 2012: An agency by agency analysis
- Full Coverage: The president's 2012 budget request
- Live chat: What do you think of Obama's budget request? (11 a.m. ET)

By Emi Kolawole  | February 15, 2011; 8:38 AM ET
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