President Barack Obama says the American people have “picked ourselves up” and fought back during tough economic times, declaring after winning re-election that the “best is yet to come.”
Obama says he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together. He says they may have “battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply.”
The president rolled to a second term over Romney, winning more than 300 electoral votes. Read More
Britney Spears says she reads every night, so it’s no surprise that she’s in talks with a publisher about writing her own novel.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, is considering a “roman a clef” by the pop star, which would essentially be fictionalized versions of “real life” events in her career. Read More
Although San Francisco’s summer jobs initiative failed to create all 2,500 of the desired private-sector positions, it surpassed Mayor Ed Lee’s overall goal of 5,000 jobs by placing more youths in positions with city government. Read More
‘Girls” creator Lena Dunham has made an ad for President Barack Obama, and it’s sending shockwaves through the right. “Appalled,” “pathetic” and “disgusted” were used by various pundits to describe the spot that likens young people’s first time voting for Obama to losing one’s virginity.
In the video, called “My First Time,” Dunham says, “You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with a guy with beautiful … somebody who really cares about and understands women.” Read More
George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. Read More
Scoop has already reported on how lily-white the “Bachelor-Bachelorette” franchise is. It’s also apolitical, pedestrian, shallow and raunchy, so why anyone would sue over not being cast on the program is odd, but that didn’t stop Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson from going ahead with such a lawsuit. The men, who are black, said they were denied starring roles as “Bachelors” due to their race. Read More
With the Vice-Presidential debate behind us, all that remains of the mano-a-mano matchups before Election Day are the final two presidential debates.
According to a Pew research poll, before the first presidential debate, 51 percent of respondents believed that President Barack Obama would win. Many of us were surprised at his dismal performance, but perhaps we shouldn’t have been. Read More
Let us not forget that politics is just showbiz with less attractive people (sorry, Mitch McConnell). As the election draws nearer, celebs on both sides are showing their support. Read More
Barack Obama may not be like the president that some Bay Area residents thought they were voting for almost four years ago. His message of hope collided with the hard realities of the deepest economic problems our nation has experienced since the Great Depression. And Obama hasn’t exactly ridden a wave of collegial bipartisanship through the Washington Beltway to usher in an era of sweeping change. Read More
When police officers shoot and kill an unarmed person, they are suspended with pay for the duration of the investigation. What the people of San Francisco have witnessed for 10 months now has been aninquisition-like persecution of our elected sheriff. Read More