Presidential News Conference

President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions at the White House daily briefing. Topics included Syria’s potential… read more

President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions at the White House daily briefing. Topics included Syria’s potential use of chemical or biological weapons against rebel forces in the country, Mitt Romney’s tax returns, the recent increase of violence in Afghanistan, the economy, and a controversial campaign commercial produced by a super political action committee in support of the Obama campaign. In reference to U.S. Senate candidate and Representative Todd Akin’s (R-MO) remarks about “legitimate rape,” he said the “views expressed were offensive” and that “rape is rape.” President Obama replied when asked if the congressman should drop out of the race, “He was nominated by the Republicans in Missouri. I’ll let them sort that out.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Presidential News Conference

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Program ID:
307682-2
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 20, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 21, 2012

Airing Details

  • Aug 20, 2012 | 1:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2012 | 1:35pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 20, 2012 | 3:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2012 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 20, 2012 | 10:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2012 | 2:15am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 21, 2012 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 21, 2012 | 6:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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