The headlines from the daily briefing with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs:
- The President is still working on the State of the Union address. Gibbs wouldn't say whether 'don't ask don't tell' will be mentioned in the speech.
-What the President will discuss more than anything is the economy, notes Gibbs.
- "If Congress can put the coalition together on the way forward," then the White House will pursue immigration reform, says Gibbs.
- Gibbs admits that the President's proposed spending freeze is "not intended to solve all of our problems."
- On spending freeze, reporter asks 'why start small?' Gibbs says the point is to get Republicans on board. "Given reaction, I don't know how easy it will be."
- Gibbs says he hasn't seen the letter from a group of Senators asking that the 9/11 conspirators NOT be tried in NYC.
- Also in the SOU: "He'll take time to discuss important efforts we've made in counterterrorism."
- No daily briefing Wednesday since it is State of the Union Day.