President Barack Obama got an unlikely endorsement for re-election — from the president of Russia.“I can tell you openly — I would like Barack Obama to be re-elected president of the United States,” said Dmitry Medvedev, who credits Obama with improving U.S.-Russian relations. Read More
President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev touted a strong working relationship after a meeting in France Thursday, pledging to find a solution for a missile defense shield that would appease both superpowers.
One need not be a body-language expert, however, to determine the pair isn’t exactly chummy.
In other words, there was no Bush-Putin-style soul-searching or eye gazing. Read More
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will be in San Francisco on Wednesday, and don’t think that Mayor Gavin Newsom is missing out on that action. The mayor will join the Russian president for a field trip to tour the offices of Twitter. Afterward, the mayor will join environmental leaders at Pier 7 on The Embarcadero to highlight the environmental and economic impact of efforts to repeal AB 32, California’s landmark clean energy and air standards. Read More