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Obama’s Support For Same-Sex Marriage Has Both Sides Seeking to Capitalize With Latinos

May 15, 2012 | 12:03 pm

Obama’s Support For Same-Sex Marriage Has Both Sides Seeking to Capitalize With Latinos

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing nationwide and helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics are less tolerant of gays than […]

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May 9, 2012 | 4:53 pm

Gavin Newsom on Obama’s Support For Same-Sex Marriage: Don’t Underestimate Political Risk

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KQED’s Cy Musiker talked to Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom today about President Obama’s interview on Good Morning America in which he came out for the first time in support of same-sex marriage. Edited transcript after the audio. GAVIN NEWSOM: I like the direction he’s evolved. I’ve seen other people devolve. This is a huge leap […]

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May 9, 2012 | 12:01 pm

President Obama: ‘I Think Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married’; Watch the Video

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From an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America, President Obama comes out officially in support of same-sex marriage… I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed […]

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Obama Defends Medical Marijuana Crackdown in Rolling Stone Interview

April 26, 2012 | 3:19 pm

Obama Defends Medical Marijuana Crackdown in Rolling Stone Interview

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As first blogged by The Huffington Post, Barack Obama’s interview in Rolling Stone, posted yesterday, includes the president answering a question on a topic that’s been the subject of frequent headlines around California recently: the months-long federal crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. Here’s the question and Obama’s answer, from the magazine: Let me […]

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April 25, 2012 | 12:52 pm

Analysis: Obama Loss on Arizona Immigration Law Could Help in Election; Transcripts of Today’s SCOTUS Arguments

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When is a loss a win? If the U.S. Supreme Court rejects the Obama Administration’s arguments and upholds Arizona’s tough immigration law, that could very well be the case. Judging by today’s oral arguments, SCOTUS seems likely to uphold some if not all of the law, which allows Arizona police to seek citizenship documentation from […]

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‘Yes We Code’: Obama Campaign Hopes to Attract Techies

March 26, 2012 | 4:00 pm

‘Yes We Code’: Obama Campaign Hopes to Attract Techies

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Obama 2012 has opened a “technology field office” in San Francisco. It’s a first-time effort to recruit the tech community into a presidential campaign. Back in 2008, the Obama campaign turned out phone-bankers and door-knockers. At last night’s launch party, organizers were sweet-talking data-miners and coders. “I’ll eventually just get roped in,” says web developer […]

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Interviews: Uninsured Conservative Californians on Why They Don’t Like ‘Obamacare’

March 23, 2012 | 4:32 pm

Interviews: Uninsured Conservative Californians on Why They Don’t Like ‘Obamacare’

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Today marks the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Not everyone is throwing a party. Detractors, who disparagingly refer to the law as “Obamacare,” are hoping that next week’s extraordinary three days of hearings on the legislation by the U.S. Supreme Court will serve as prelude to a judicial override that […]

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February 20, 2012 | 10:53 am

Video: Barack Obama at Masonic Auditorium Fundraiser

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On Thursday, after dropping in for takeout at a Chinatown eatery, President Obama spoke at a fundraiser at Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. Not that it’s the most fascinating speech in the world. But the man does know how to work a crowd… The Huffington Post has a report and a slideshow to boot. Also […]

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Photos: President Obama Gets Chinese Take-Out in San Francisco

February 16, 2012 | 3:09 pm

Photos: President Obama Gets Chinese Take-Out in San Francisco

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The President of the United States dropped in for a little takeout today at Chinatown’s Great Eastern restaurant (3.5 stars on Yelp): The Chronicle has a whole slideshow. Carla Marinucci captured the essentials with this tweet… https://twitter.com/#!/cmarinucci/status/170264101623316483 But there’s more. “I got a dim sum selection,” Obama bragged, according to ABC News. Deets from KTVU […]

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February 10, 2012 | 9:08 am

Video: Watch Obama Statement on Contraception Policy

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President Obama made a statement this morning on the modification to the federal rule on contraception coverage that has caused such a stir. CSPAN has the video here. The new policy states that organizations operated by religious institutions will not have to directly provide their employees with insurance that covers contraception. Rather, it shifts responsibility […]

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