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President Obama on Friday / NICHOLAS KAMM, AFP/Getty Images

President Obama is the first re-elected president in decades not to hold a victory week news conference -- but he does plan to meet with reporters Wednesday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney made the announcement Friday, not long after reporters complained about the lack of access in the days after Obama's election win over Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama did not take questions Friday after his statement on budget talks, making him the first re-elected president in decades to forgo a news conference the same week as his victory.

Ronald Reagan held a post-victory news conference Nov. 7, 1984, the morning after his re-election, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Bill Clinton met the press at the White House on Nov. 8, 1996, three days after winning a second term.

And George W. Bush held a White House news conference Nov. 4, 2004, two days after his re-election. (Historical information courtesy of Mark Knoller of CBS News.)

Obama held a news conference Nov. 3, 2010, the day after big Democratic defeats in congressional elections.



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