Diplomacy is not a science, but sometimes diplomatic theories can be tested. As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama hypothesized that relations with Russia could be much improved. The key was offering respect and demonstrating a commitment to engagement and compromise. Read More
As President Barack Obama made a brief fundraising visit to San Francisco Tuesday, citizens who voted overwhelmingly for him in 2008 gave him an earful — though he probably didn’t hear it. Read More
Hundreds of protesters lined the streets in San Francisco outside the hotel where President Barack Obama held a fundraiser Tuesday.
The demonstrators lined the corners of Howard and Third streets in San Francisco in opposition to everything from war and budget cuts to a proposed transcontinental oil pipeline and the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana. Read More
All last week, President Barack Obama continued a cross-country tour to promote his jobs bill. But as the quarterly deadline for fundraising approached, he also found plenty of time to woo the West Coast’s rich and famous in search of their campaign dollars.
In fact, Obama attended seven fundraisers in the space of two days — a crash course cash-crawl that may have grossed his campaign up to $10 million. Read More
President Barack Obama arrived at Moffett Field on Sunday afternoon for a series of fundraising events and to attend a town hall meeting on Monday at Mountain View-based LinkedIn.
Air Force One landed at 5:53 p.m. and was greeted by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Mountain View Mayor Jac Siegel and NASA Ames center director S.P. Worden, as well as around 70 other VIPs. Read More
Eight months ago, President Barack Obama signed with great fanfare an executive order directing federal departments and agencies to review federal regulations and repeal or cancel those that “stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive.” It made for great White House public relations, but it didn’t stop the federal bureaucracy from churning out a record number of new regulations. Read More
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson visited a recycling facility in San Francisco this afternoon as part of a tour to promote President Obama's jobs plan and federal efforts to promote sustainability.
Jackson visited Recology's Recycle Central station at Pier 96 following Obama's speech last week on his plan to create more jobs. Read More
"If you guys think this is a bad idea, I need to unwind the W[est] W[ing] QUICKLY.” So said Vice President Joe Biden’s then-chief of staff Ron Klain in an email about President Barack Obama’s impending $535 million loan guarantee to California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, on March 7, 2009. In fact, some officials in the Obama administration thought the Solyndra loan was a lousy idea. “This deal is NOT ready for prime time,” a White House budget analyst emailed three days later. Read More
President Barack Obama called for a second stimulus package during his Thursday night address to a joint session of Congress. That sounds like a dog-bites-man story — an unremarkable request from a president wedded to liberal theories that encourage government intervention in the economy. But in context, this request was truly extraordinary. Read More
Don’t look now, but President Barack Obama is changing immigration policy by regulation.
We need more legal pathways for immigrants to enter America, but legislation is a better way to address the problem than executive action.
Last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano informed Congress that she is instituting a review of all individuals currently in deportation proceedings. Read More