President Obama will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss fiscal matters. WFPL will carry NPR’s live special coverage  starting at 1 p.m.

NPR says:

Officials tell the White House press corps that the president “will call on Congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms to avoid the economically harmful consequences of the sequester for a few months.” He’s scheduled to issue that call around 1:15 p.m. ET.

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Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.