- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 2, 2010

WHITE HOUSE

Obama to hold press conference

President Obama will hold a press conference at the White House on Sept. 10.

The White House said Mr. Obama would use the event as an opportunity to discuss his administration’s work on the economy, capping a week in which the president will also travel to Wisconsin and Ohio for economic events.

Mr. Obama has been criticized for rarely holding news conferences, preferring instead to communicate through one-on-one media interviews.

The president last held a White House news conference in May to address the Gulf oil spill.

NEW YORK

Poll: Lazio has ‘shaky’ GOP lead

ALBANY | Rick Lazio is maintaining a lead over Carl Paladino in the race for the Republican nomination for governor in New York, but it could be shaky.

Mr. Lazio, a former congressman, has a 47 percent to 35 percent lead over Mr. Paladino, a millionaire Buffalo developer.

But the Quinnipiac University poll found a lot of unsure Republicans as the Sept. 14 primary approaches.

Eighteen percent are undecided, and nearly half say they could change their mind.

Mr. Paladino’s voters say they are more certain they will stick to their choice.

The winning Republican will face Democratic nominee Andrew M. Cuomo.

Mr. Lazio also has the Conservative Party line, and Mr. Paladino has his newly formed Taxpayers line, which could keep the candidates in the race until the November general election.

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