The president’s State of the Union address hit on some big themes, including ones that resonate locally.
Job approval rating is down sharply from earlier this year, similar to a decline in his first term.
President’s Chinatown speech interrupted by audience members who appealed for an end to deportations.
The President and Secretary of State discuss the range of options the U.S. is considering.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What President Obama Should Remember in His 2nd Term: Messages from Berkeley, San Francisco and Elsewhere in California
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 […]
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 […]