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Audio: Hillary Clinton-For-President Robocall Hits San Francisco

December 19, 2011 | 2:58 pm

Audio: Hillary Clinton-For-President Robocall Hits San Francisco

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Well this is sorta interesting… About an hour ago I got a robocall at my San Francisco home asking us to sign a petition urging Hillary Clinton to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The call mentions the site Run Hillary 2012.net. Apparently, this is a multi-state campaign. Published reports from the New York Daily […]

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Zoe Lofgren: ‘Very Little Communication’ Between Obama and House Dems, Geithner ‘Too Concerned’ About Banks

October 26, 2011 | 3:50 pm

Zoe Lofgren: ‘Very Little Communication’ Between Obama and House Dems, Geithner ‘Too Concerned’ About Banks

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On October 12, the California Democratic congressional delegation sent a letter to President Obama “urging him to act immediately to address our country’s troubled housing market.” The California Dems called on the president to press banks to cut the amount owed on mortgages by homeowners whose houses are underwater, as well as take other steps […]

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October 21, 2011 | 9:48 am

Obama: U.S. to Pull All Iraq Troops by Year’s End, Says “War Will Be Over”; Watch Video of Announcement

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Video: Watch Obama’s announcement (CSPAN) Bay Area reacts online California’s War Dead in Iraq and Afghanistan (LA Times) WASHINGTON (AP and KQED News) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn […]

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September 8, 2011 | 4:11 pm

Video Replay: President Obama’s Jobs’ Address to Joint Session of Congress

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Video replay from C-SPAN:

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September 2, 2011 | 9:02 am

Obama Withdraws EPA Proposal to Tighten Smog Regulations

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Update 9:20 a.m. Some might consider this rather muted response from Barbara Boxer, one of the more environmentally friendly members of the Senate, an indication of the defensive posture even California Democrats are taking these days: “I strongly believe that protecting air quality based on the science leads to more job growth because it brings […]

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How Did Bay Area House Members Vote on Debt Bill?; Obama’s Relationship With Liberals

August 2, 2011 | 9:02 am

How Did Bay Area House Members Vote on Debt Bill?; Obama’s Relationship With Liberals

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Radio segment, message board: Obama, the debt ceiling, and the left – will liberal dissatisfaction over the compromise pose a political problem for the president? Here’s the final roll call from yesterday’s House vote on raising the debt ceiling while mandating about $2 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years, legislation that many […]

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July 25, 2011 | 3:15 pm

Watch Video Replay: Giants Meet Obama at White House

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Update 3:19 p.m. Bet you never dreamed of this during the Johnnie LeMaster years: The Giants were at the White House today, yucking it up with the President. The Chron’s Politics blog has a full transcript plus roster of attending politicos. KGO’s got the entire video: Yesterday, Ian Hill, our News Community Engagement Specialist, curated […]

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Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

July 22, 2011 | 2:23 pm

Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday formally signed off on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military, doing away with a policy that has been controversial from the day it was enacted and making good on his 2008 election campaign promise to the gay community. The president joined Defense […]

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Video Replay: President Obama Press Conference on Debt Ceiling Negotiations

July 15, 2011 | 8:00 am

Video Replay: President Obama Press Conference on Debt Ceiling Negotiations

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CSPAN has archived today’s Obama press conference on the debt ceiling negotiations. Watch the video here. The Treasury Deptartment says that if by August 2nd the debt ceiling isn’t raised, the U.S. could start defaulting on its ample debt, an unprecedented occurrence that many analysts say would result in a global financial cataclysm. From the […]

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Watch Replay of Obama’s Twitter Town Hall on Economy

July 6, 2011 | 2:31 pm

Watch Replay of Obama’s Twitter Town Hall on Economy

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Here’s a little breakdown from the New York Times on the length of President Obama’s answers at today’s “Twitter Town Hall” on the economy. Looks like it was a little hard to explain the debate over raising the debt limit in just 140 characters. (Though some Tea Party legislators may have been able to do […]

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