Obama to California for Fundraisers, Golf and More

President Barack Obama arrives in California on Wednesday for a week-long trip filled with a host of Democratic fundraisers, including one at the home of Hillary Clinton donor Steve Westly, who spent more than $35 million on an unsuccessful 2006 run for governor.

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Another Hollywood Mega-Donor Endorses Joe Biden

Calls for an alternative to Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton among Hollywood’s political class are growing louder, as yet another prominent fundraiser announced this week he is ready to stand behind Vice President Joe Biden, should he decide to enter the race.

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Obama Calls Economy ‘Stronger’ After Historic Crash On Wall Street

“The economy is stronger, the housing market is stronger, people are seeing job creation again,” Obama said. He blamed Republicans on Congress for holding back the economy after they failed to pass an expansive highway bill.
“Right now, we could be putting hundreds of thousands of people back to work rebuilding the infrastructure of this country and yet we have a Congress that finances our highway bill for 3 months at a time,” he said. “That’s not what the greatest country on earth does.”

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on August 24, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Political and economic leaders are attending the summit to discuss a domestic policy agenda to advance alternative energy for the country's …

Obama Expected to Slow Traffic Again With Friday Bay Area Visit

President Barack Obama will head to San Francisco on Friday, en route from his 22nd visit to Southern California, to speak to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and attend several Democratic fundraisers. However, the Secret Service’s reluctance to share specifics as to what time and precise areas he will be in, for reasons of security, is likely to cause tremendous gridlock and painful traffic.

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Obama Calls for Action Against Guns: ‘I Need You to Mobilize’

“If you’re dissatisfied that every few months we have a mass shooting in this country, killing innocent people, then I need you to mobilize and organize a constituency that says this is not normal and we are going to change it, and put pressure to elect people who insist on that change,” Obama says.

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Funeral Planned for Discarded Infant

On May 11th, the body of an infant girl was found alongside Interstate 37, within sight of downtown San Antonio, by a Texas Department of Transportation crew cutting grass and weeds on the right of way. The body had been stuffed into a piece of luggage, and apparently thrown from a car.


Obama: Dwindling Years As President ‘Concentrates The Mind’

“We can get a lot done, but part of what we’re also doing is laying the foundation so that we then pass that baton to the next administration and we institutionalize some of the progress that we’ve been making,” President Obama says. He didn’t mention a potential successor, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives in Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 7, 2015. On Friday, the president will visit Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., to make his trade policy pitch as he struggles to win over Democrats for what could be the last major legislative push of his presidency.

He’s Back: Obama in L.A! What You Need to Know

President Barack Obama will arrive in Los Angeles just in time for primetime rush hour Thursday. He will be attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and pre-taping a TV segment for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Burbank. Santa Monica and Hollywood will also be affected.