Barack Obama

President Obama's Friday Afternoon Press Conference

Expected to announce a national security transparency initiative

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Friday afternoon is where news goes to die, but President Obama is holding a White House press conference at 3pm, where he's expected to announce a new transparency initiative for the NSA's surveillance programs, which were a secret until Edward Snowden's disclosures, for which he now faces federal charges of espionage.

You can watch the president put in one last hour of face time at the office before heading for his vacation, below, or follow our livetweeting at Reason 24/7.

In the interest of transparency, the White House embed code also came with a link to join a White House live chat, apparently via Facebook.