"(In the middle of these various meetings, the president on Wednesday will hold his first press conference since June. While the fiscal cliff is sure to come up, that session is expected to focus heavily on the scandal that apparently drove CIA director David Petraeus from office and seems to have ensnared the top military commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen. Other likely questions will cover the deadly September 11th attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. And reporters are nearly sure to ask about turnover in other key Administration positions. The White House drew heat last week for ignoring tradition and not holding a post-election press conference. That decision gives reporters a prime opportunity to question the commander-in-chief about the Petraeus scandal, which erupted over the weekend.)"