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How Will Obama’s Take on Income Inequality Play in the Bay Area?

January 29, 2014 | 3:12 pm

How Will Obama’s Take on Income Inequality Play in the Bay Area?

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The president’s State of the Union address hit on some big themes, including ones that resonate locally.

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Obama’s Honeymoon With California Voters Over — Again

December 3, 2013 | 9:14 am

Obama’s Honeymoon With California Voters Over — Again

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Job approval rating is down sharply from earlier this year, similar to a decline in his first term.

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Obama in San Francisco, Squares Off With Hecklers Over Immigration Policies

November 25, 2013 | 2:01 pm

Obama in San Francisco, Squares Off With Hecklers Over Immigration Policies

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President’s Chinatown speech interrupted by audience members who appealed for an end to deportations.

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Live Chat: Should the U.S. Intervene in Syria?

September 11, 2013 | 10:45 am

Live Chat: Should the U.S. Intervene in Syria?

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Join John Hockenberry of “The Takeaway” for an 11 a.m. live chat on the U.S. and Syria.

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Pres. Obama, Kerry on Chemical Attacks in Syria: ‘Limited’ Attack Possible (Video)

August 30, 2013 | 12:17 pm

Pres. Obama, Kerry on Chemical Attacks in Syria: ‘Limited’ Attack Possible (Video)

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The President and Secretary of State discuss the range of options the U.S. is considering.

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How a Phony Tweet Moved the Markets: 71 Characters That Briefly Shook the Financial World

April 24, 2013 | 9:33 am

How a Phony Tweet Moved the Markets: 71 Characters That Briefly Shook the Financial World

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Early yesterday afternoon East Coast time, someone managed to get access to the Associated Press Twitter account and sent out the following message: “Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” That tweet, sent out at 1:07 p.m. EDT, triggered an almost unbelievably swift response in the nation’s financial markets. The […]

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Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

March 1, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

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KQED’s Scott Shafer talked with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein this morning about the politics of automatic federal budget cuts taking effect today–”the sequester,” in Beltway speak–and the impact those reductions will have in California. “California, overwhelmingly, is affected the most,” Feinstein said. “We’re almost double anyone else.” She then went through the litany of impacts […]

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March 1, 2013 | 8:47 am

Watch Video: President Obama on Sequester Taking Effect

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Washington Post: Leaders meet but fail to reach deal to avert cuts President Obama spoke at the White House after a meeting with congressional leaders on sweeping budget cuts taking effect today. In a statement and in taking questions from reporters, he criticized Republicans for refusing to consider a deficit-cutting solution that includes tax increases […]

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What President Obama Should Remember in His 2nd Term: Messages from Berkeley, San Francisco and Elsewhere in California

January 21, 2013 | 11:35 am

What President Obama Should Remember in His 2nd Term: Messages from Berkeley, San Francisco and Elsewhere in California

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What do you want President Obama to remember as he starts his second term? NPR recently put that question to its listeners and online followers and received dozens of submissions, including many from residents of Berkeley, San Francisco and other cities in California. The messages were in the form of a letter that began “Dear […]

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October 8, 2012 | 10:20 am

Watch Obama Speak at Cesar Chavez National Monument

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President Barack Obama will dedicate a National Monument to civil rights leader Cesar Chavez on Monday, the first time a Mexican American has received such an honor. His trip to the village of Keene, Calif., is a detour from his focus on undecided states; polls show California is safely in his column. But political analysts […]

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