Obama to hold press conference on oil disaster


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President Barack Obama will hold a press conference on Thursday at which he is expected to announce stringent new offshore oil regulations, as political pressure mounts amid the Gulf disaster.

Obama will take “multiple” questions from reporters in the East Room of the White House, an official said. The media appearance will take place a day before the president’s next visit to the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had previously said that Obama would Thursday take questions after receiving a report from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on the future of offshore drilling.

The White House has insisted it has done all it can to mitigate the spread of the massive oil slick which is beginning to clog the southern US coast.

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