Mitt Romney emerged as the Republican candidate for president since he was all the party had. The party vetted every alternative candidate, but he was the last man standing in a weak field. Read More
LONDON — London bid farewell to the Olympic Games on Sunday with a high-octane romp through British pop music, bringing the curtain down on more than two weeks of action at the end of which the United States topped the sporting world with 46 gold medals.
There was another sellout crowd at the 80,000-capacity athletics stadium in East London for the final act of the tournament, and another 300 million people were expected to tune in on television sets around the world. Read More
Immigration experts are encouraging undocumented San Francisco youths to prepare for next week when they will be able to apply for deferred deportation.
The policy change, announced by President Barack Obama in June, provides a two-year deferral of deportation for people who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, are under 31 years old and meet other requirements. Read More
President Barack Obama touched down in San Francisco Sunday evening for a brief fundraising visit, following a stop in Colorado to mourn the victims of a mass movie theater shooting that left 12 dead Friday.
President Obama, who was originally scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area on today, arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Read More
President Barack Obama visited with friends and family of the Colorado movie theater shooting victims on Sunday, joining local officials and residents in mourning those who died.
Twelve died and 58 were wounded early Friday when a lone shooter, armed with three guns and clad in body armor, opened fire at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie. Read More
President Barack Obama drew cheers from camera-wielding admirers — but also plenty of jeers from the disparate fringes of San Francisco activism — as his motorcade swept through downtown Wednesday for two campaign fundraisers. Read More
President Barack Obama — who declared in a TV interview in May that he personally supports same-sex marriage — visits San Francisco Thursday for two fundraisers for his re-election campaign.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to greet Obama at San Francisco International Airport this morning. As mayor of San Francisco, Newsom spearheaded the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry. Read More
Vilified by the Republicans who want his job, President Barack Obama will stand before the nation Tuesday night determined to frame the election-year debate on his terms, promising his State of the Union address will outline a lasting economic recovery that will "work for everyone, not just a wealthy few." Read More
San Francisco-based Instagram welcomed President Barack Obama to its online photo-sharing service in a blog post.
“In addition to sharing photos through the @barackobama Instagram account, the Obama 2012 staff is asking supporters to share their photos from the campaign trail with the tag #obama2012,” the company wrote, adding that it has seen an increase in political coverage using its service. Read More
People can debate all day whether government should be in the business of picking winners and losers in the marketplace by selectively awarding loan guarantees. What’s beyond dispute is that any official decision that results in the loss of half-a-billion tax dollars should elicit an apology from somebody in government. Read More