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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) takes questions at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on June 11, 2014. (CBS)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism In San Francisco Appearance

Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised eyebrows during his appearance at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Wednesday night, when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism.

06/12/2014

Pres. Carter

President Carter Speaks At Commonwealth Club In San Francisco

Former President Jimmy Carter came to San Francisco Sunday for a Commonwealth Club conversation about the challenges facing the U.S. as a world superpower.

02/24/2013

Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Makes Rare San Francisco Appearance

She talked about everything from affirmative action to her family background, but would not comment on same sex marriage.

01/28/2013

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Fmr. Justice O’Connor Speaks In SF, Doesn’t Regret 2000 Election Vote

The U.S. Supreme Court justice who cast the swing vote that gave the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush said during a speech in San Francisco on Monday that she has no regrets.

10/22/2012

Deon Grant of the New York Giants is tended to by the Giants medical training staff. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

SF 49ers Co-Owner Lauds New Technology Aimed At Limiting Concussions

Speaking at the Commonwealth Club, Dr. John York said the league hopes to have new technology in place by the beginning of next year.

08/30/2012

Nancy Pelosi Makes Statement On The Passing Of Adam Yauch

Nancy Pelosi Marks 25 Years Representing San Francisco In Congress

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke about her 25 years representing San Francisco in Congress, including her time as Speaker of the House, at the Commonwealth Club on Tuesday.

05/29/2012

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary In SF Speech: ‘Terrible Things’ Were Done To Fix Economy

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was in San Francisco Thursday to talk about the Obama Administration’s economic achievements both in the United States and abroad.

04/26/2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures speaking before the Commonwealth Club Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, in San Francisco. Clinton delivered a speech regarding climate change, American leadership, and the future of women. (AP)

Secretary Of State Clinton Says Silicon Valley Key To US Foreign Policy

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said technology companies are instrumental to the Obama Administration’s goals for promoting peace and prosperity abroad.

CBS San Francisco–10/15/2010

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