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  • Local plane entered no-fly zone during president's visit

    February 17, 2012 9:02 PM

    A Grover Beach man's plane strays into President Obama's no fly zone during his California visit and drugs are found once it lands. The president was onboard Marine One headed to Los Angeles. Two fighter jets forced the private plane to land in Long Beach yesterday after the pilot... more »
  • Obama's deficit plans run into economic reality

    April 22, 2011 3:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) President Barack Obama came to the West Coast looking to sell a long-term plan for reducing the nation's deficit. But he couldn't escape the reality that many Americans are still waiting for short-term solutions to their economic problems, from persistent unemployment to the crippled housing market. Obama'... more »
  • Feds launch investigation into soaring gas prices

    April 22, 2011 1:40 AM

    The federal government is launching an investigation into the recent surge in gas prices. President Obama says the Justice Department is currently assembling a team. It will investigate fraud or manipulation in the oil markets. Obama says Attorney General Eric Holder will lead the effort. As the numbers... more »
  • Obama to supporters: I understand your frustration

    April 21, 2011 3:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) President Barack Obama is telling his supporters he understands their frustration over the compromises he's made with Republicans, and preparing them for more to come. It's a timely warning given the upcoming vote on raising the debt ceiling and the ongoing debate over long-term deficit reduction, both... more »
  • Obama tells supporters change harder than expected

    April 21, 2011 3:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) President Barack Obama is telling his supporters that while he couldn't be more proud of what his administration has accomplished, "change turned out to be a lot tougher than expected." Even though he's running for re-election from the White House, Obama says he still wants to run... more »
  • Obama mixing politics and policy on West Coast

    April 20, 2011 3:02 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is opening a three-day trip to the West Coast on Wednesday with a town hall at Facebook headquarters. Obama's trip, which will includes stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Reno, Nev., is aimed at building support for his deficit-reduction agenda. Obama is pitching a... more »
  • Intel chief to join White House council on jobs

    February 18, 2011 3:54 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A White House official says President Barack Obama will name Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellini to the president's advisory council on jobs and competitiveness. Otellini has criticized Obama's economic policies. Obama was visiting Intel's semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., on Friday. He is on the West... more »
  • Hunt for jobs ideas takes Obama to West Coast

    February 18, 2011 3:54 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) President Barack Obama's hunt for innovative ideas to spur job creation has led him to the West Coast to brainstorm with some of the brightest technological minds in the country. On Friday, he was visiting the Intel corporation's semiconductor facility in Hillsboro, Ore., to see how they're... more »
  • Obama heads west for meeting with technology CEOs

    February 17, 2011 3:05 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama plans to push his education and innovation agenda during stops in California and Oregon. Obama was headed to the San Francisco Bay area on Thursday to meet with business leaders in technology and innovation. Among them will be Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. On Friday, the... more »
  • Obama talks jobs with Jobs, other tech leaders

    February 17, 2011 3:05 AM

    WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) The White House says President Barack Obama wants to continue meeting with a group of technology leaders to share ideas for how to create jobs and expand the economy. Obama met Thursday night in the San Francisco Bay area with a dozen of the nation's top innovators,... more »
  • On the road again: Obama campaigns for Minn. Dems

    October 23, 2010 3:58 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) President Barack Obama is ending a four-day campaign swing at a rally in Minneapolis for the Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Dayton. Obama also is helping raise money for House Democratic campaigns. Dayton's a former U.S. senator who's in a close contest with Republican Tim Emmer, a state... more »
  • Obama arrives in Las Vegas to give Reid a boost

    October 22, 2010 5:08 AM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) President Barack Obama has arrived in Las Vegas to rally Democrars and urge them to re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Nov. 2 election. Reid is in a tight and closely watched campaign against tea party-backed Republican Sharron Angle. Obama has spent much of the... more »
  • Obama targets women voters as election day nears

    October 20, 2010 11:55 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) President Barack Obama is trumpeting his efforts to help women in the workforce as he looks to rally key Democratic constituencies ahead of the Nov. 2 election. As the economy has changed, Obama says women have made "enormous strides" and now constitute more than half of the workforce.... more »
  • Obama heading out on 5-state, 4-day campaign swing

    October 20, 2010 3:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is heading west on a five-state, four-day campaign swing, his longest of the season. He'll be raising money and rallying voters in Washington state, California and Nevada for Democratic Sens. Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid. Obama will also stump for gubernatorial candidates in... more »
  • Obama rallies black support at lawmakers' dinner

    September 18, 2010 6:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama wants black voters to turn out in force this fall, even though there are nagging doubts about his commitment and two prominent black lawmakers are facing ethics trials. The president is making a short trip from the White House to Washington's convention center for a... more »
  • Local Republicans kicking off fall campaign

    September 6, 2010 1:15 PM

    With the economy still suffering and more Americans losing faith in President Obama, Republicans have a legitimate chance of taking control of Congress in the November election. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs as well as 37 senate spots. Locally, Republican Candidate... more »
  • Obama rallies for Sen. Murray as voters hit polls

    August 17, 2010 3:15 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) President Barack Obama is giving a blast of attention to Sen. Patty Murray and her re-election bid on primary day, stepping into another competitive race as Democrats try to retain their grip on Congress. In the middle of a three-day campaign trip, Obama heads north Tuesday from... more »
  • Obama launching 3 days of fundraising travel

    August 16, 2010 6:06 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip in which he will also remind people of his plans to fix a lumbering economy. Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin,... more »
  • Obama launching 3 days of fundraising travel

    August 16, 2010 6:06 AM

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) President Barack Obama is telling workers at an advanced battery plant that clean technology industries like theirs can help reverse a longtime flow of manufacturing jobs oversees. Obama made the comments Monday on the first stop of a three-day fundraising trip in which he will play... more »
  • Lois Capps reacts to oil leak in the Gulf

    June 3, 2010 9:57 PM

    Local Congresswoman Lois Capps defends how the Obama administration has handled the Gulf oil spill. She says he's been taking action since day one. Capps spoke to seniors this afternoon in San Luis Obispo about the impacts of healthcare reform. When we asked her about cleanup efforts in the gulf,... more »
  • Spotlight falls on illegal immigration

    May 26, 2010 2:21 PM

    All eyes are on illegal immigration. The issue has taken on new significance following the passage of a new Arizona law, requiring authorities to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be in the country illegally. President Barack Obama has announced he will send 1,200 National Guard... more »
  • As oil spills, Obama touts alternative energy

    May 26, 2010 3:04 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) President Barack Obama will promote the benefits of alternative energy Wednesday as a way to strengthen the economy and relieve the nation's dependence on foreign oil. Obama will tour a solar panel manufacturing facility in northern California that has added jobs as a result of money it... more »
  • Obama speaks to risks of deepwater oil drilling

    May 26, 2010 3:04 AM

    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) President Barack Obama says the kind of deepwater oil drilling that was done by the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is risky and costly to do, and the country won't be able to sustain that kind of fossil fuel use. Obama didn't say he... more »
  • Obama: Boxer might lose if supporters don't work

    April 19, 2010 3:45 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) President Barack Obama is telling California Democrats that their liberal Sen. Barbara Boxer might lose her re-election race unless they work hard for her campaign. Obama delivered the stern warning Monday evening in Los Angeles at the first of a trio of fundraisers for Boxer and the... more »
  • Obama to raise money for Boxer in Calif. on Monday

    April 12, 2010 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will go to Los Angeles on Monday to raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer. The president's intentions to head to California had been known for weeks, but not the date. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • Obama signs $938 billion health overhaul

    March 23, 2010 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed the $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and represents the biggest accomplishment of his presidency. The new law will be the main issue in this fall's midterm elections. Obama signed the bill at an... more »
  • Local impact of the historic healthcare bill

    March 22, 2010 1:40 PM

    Some key changes to the nation's health care system will take place this year under the historic health care measure passed Sunday. Dependent children can remain on their parents' health insurance plans until age 26. Senior citizens would get more help paying for drugs in Medicare. The 4... more »
  • Obama signs jobs bill, says more must be done

    March 18, 2010 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a package of tax breaks and spending designed to give the nation a jobs boost. In a sunny Rose Garden ceremony, Obama said the legislation will help the private sector start hiring again. It is the first of... more »
  • Obama uses woman's story to push health care bill

    March 15, 2010 1:15 PM

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - President Barack Obama is trying to put the political fight of his presidency in personal terms - the story of an uninsured woman battling cancer. Obama on Monday brought his closing campaign for a massive health care bill to northeast Ohio, specifically because of Natoma... more »
  • White House: Announcement next week on health care

    February 26, 2010 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will announce his plans next week for a "way forward" on long-stalled health care legislation. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Friday that Obama officials and Democratic leaders in Congress will hold a few days of consultations... more »
  • Obama to tout housing help in Las Vegas

    February 19, 2010 6:01 AM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) President Barack Obama is unveiling $1.5 billion in housing help in an appearance in Las Vegas, the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation. Obama's announcement Friday is the latest by a White House determined to show it is helping families rebound from a deep... more »
  • Obama defends his economic policies in Las Vegas

    February 19, 2010 6:01 AM

    HENDERSON (AP) President Barack Obama is defending his economic policies, saying his administration has been willing to make unpopular decisions to pull the country out of a recession. In remarks before a town hall meeting in Nevada, Obama credited his administration for acting swiftly and boldly. He says he didn't... more »
  • Unwitting tourists attend White House breakfast

    December 15, 2009 6:49 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is once again explaining how uninvited guests wound up shaking hands with President Barack Obama. This time, a Georgia couple hoping to tour the White House ended up at an invitation-only Veterans Day breakfast. White House officials say the couple mistakenly showed up a... more »
  • Obama to announce new education initiative today

    November 23, 2009 6:56 AM

    Today we could learn more about several government initiatives designed to boost science, technology, engineering and math education in schools. President Obama is set to deliver remarks on the new campaign, called "Educate to Innovate," this morning. It will focus mainly on out-of-school activities in which middle and high... more »

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