Aside from Islamic terrorists, the greatest threat to America’s future can be found right here in the nation’s capital: professional politicians in both major parties who are spending the country into bankruptcy. No individual or family can chronically spend more than they earn, going ever deeper into debt, without eventually having to face financial reality. Read More
Somewhere out there in the great political beyond, Millard Fillmore is grinning from ear to ear. America’s 13th president and later a failed Know-Nothing Party candidate for the same office in 1856 must be all smiles as he watches David Axelrod put a new twist on the old nativists’ response to questions about their activities: “I know nothing.” Read More
How much more proof does President Barack Obama need to realize his policy of engagement with Iran is the political and diplomatic equivalent of casting pearls before pigs?
In his address to the United Nations on Thursday, Obama repeated for the umpteenth time that “the United States and the international community seek a resolution to our differences with Iran, and the door remains open to diplomacy should Iran choose to walk through it.” Read More
Two organizations not known as members of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” are worried that President Barack Obama’s recess-appointed Medicare czar won’t allow the government health care program to cover two Food and Drug Administration-approved anti-cancer drugs with proven records of extending patients’ lives. Read More
The Presidio Trust, the federal group in charge of managing operations at the old Army base, has announced three new members to its Board of Directors.
The appointments, which come straight from President Barack Obama, will add two business leaders and an environmental expert to the seven-person Board. William Hambrecht is a financier, Charlene Harvey is a consultant and David Grubb — former chair of the Presidio Board — is a conservationist. Read More
The first reviews are in concerning the government-mandated health care bill passed in March, and it's not looking good for President Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues. Read More
With one of the nation’s largest populations of gay men, San Francisco expects to greatly benefit from President Barack Obama’s new national strategy to help drastically reduce the number of HIV infections — especially among the black and gay communities, where the disease is most prevalent. Read More
President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech Tuesday marked the end of an era — an era in which at least half the population believed any crisis could be defused by one man’s supposed rhetorical genius and personal charisma. The derisive reception of Obama’s Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill makes it clear that Obama’s sweet voice no longer suffices, not even for his biggest boosters. Read More
A key portion of downtown streets will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. today until noon Wednesday due to President Barack Obama’s visit to The City. Seven Muni bus routes are also affected. Riders can visit www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which lines can be used as alternatives. Obama is scheduled to arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 5:30 p.m. today.Street closures Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will greet President Barack Obama later today as he touches down at SFO where he will attend a fundraising event for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s re-election campaign. Newsom’s spokesman Tony Winnicker said the mayor is planning on attending the evening fundraiser with the president. Read More