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Obama, Harper to call on 1 reporter each

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Wow. It’s not as if there’s anything to ask them about…. Egypt? Border Security deal? Pick one and hope the other guys ask the other.

So reports Politico:

President Obama and Canada’s prime minister will call on just two reporters at their “joint press availability” Friday afternoon, according to the White House.

Reporters have complained that Obama has evaded them all week so he doesn’t have to talk about his handling of Egypt’s political crisis. On Wednesday, press secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed their concerns by saying, “I think you’ll get a chance likely to talk to the president later in the week when Prime Minister Harper is here.”

But White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says Obama and Stephen Harper plan to call on just one reporter each.

“We always want more questions,” David Jackson, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said in an e-mail. “We wish the president would take more questions about Egypt and the economy.”

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