Obama’s trips to California net big bucks for campaign

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON – President Obama has dined atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, overlooked the Pacific from Corona Del Mar, and rubbed shoulders with celebrities at George Clooney’s Hollywood mansion. But as he returns to California Wednesday for his 15th trip as president, Obama has yet to venture more than a […]

Obama returns this week to Bay Area for fundraisers

By Claire Veyriras, California News Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has dined atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, overlooked the Pacific from Corona Del Mar, and rubbed shoulders with celebrities at George Clooney’s Hollywood mansion. But as he returns Wednesday to California for his 15th trip as president, Obama has yet to venture more than […]

Obama to hit the California ATM once again

BY CLAIRE VEYRIRAS California News Service WASHINGTON — President Obama has dined atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, overlooked the Pacific from Corona Del Mar, and rubbed shoulders with celebrities at George Clooney’s Hollywood mansion. But as he returns to California Wednesday for his 15th trip as president, Obama has yet to venture more than a […]

States with highest gas prices back Obama

By Yousur Alhlou Washington — There is a curious relationship between a state’s gas prices and presidential politics. The higher the price of gasoline, the higher President Obama’s prospects of winning that state. Obama’s electoral map to victory bears a remarkable resemblance to a map of the nation’s highest gas prices. California, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and New York – […]

California economy to take hit from defense cuts

By Yousur Alhlou Washington — Tens of thousands of California jobs are at stake as the Pentagon rolls out plans to reduce its budget for the first time since the 1990s. While California is less dependent on defense dollars than it was two decades ago, when drastic cuts cost the state nearly half a million jobs, […]

Super PAC cash: Fed release shows California Dollars fill presidential candidate coffers

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — DreamWorks co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among the affluent Californians taking advantage of new campaign rules that allow them to donate unlimited amounts to assist President Barack Obama’s re-election. On the Republican side, former Univision CEO Jerry Perenchio has donated $2 million to elect Republicans and PayPal co-founder […]