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View of counterfeit dollar notes seized by the Department of Criminology (Dirincri) during a presentation to the press in Lima on October 29, 2013. About four million dollars and 422 thousand Euros were seized by the Peruvian Police from a specialized criminal organization. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Tom Steyer’s Big-Dollar Democracy

Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?

02/18/2014

Aerial view of The Presidio and the San Francisco Bay (Presidio Trust)

Phil Matier: Lucas Downsizes Presidio Museum Proposal, But Is It Enough?

The Presidio Trust is looking at plans for highly-sought after land in Crissy Field. One proposal is backed by filmmaker George Lucas.

01/25/2014

Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Participate In Second Presidential Debate

First Lady’s Bay Area Fundraising Visit Delayed Due To Shutdown

A fundraiser brunch with First Lady Michelle Obama and other democratic leaders scheduled for this weekend has been postponed in the wake of the partial federal shutdown.

10/10/2013

Police run at the corner of Constitution and 1st Street after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Shelter In Place After U.S. Capitol Shooting

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, was among the legislators on lockdown Thursday after shots were fired near the U.S. Capitol.

10/03/2013

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Pelosi’s Pricey Scarf Creates Twitter Buzz During Government Shutdown Debate

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the target of internet ire on Monday after wearing a scarf valued at more than $400 during Monday’s House of Representatives debate over a potential government shutdown. .

10/01/2013

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Federal Gov’t Shutdown Occurs As Congress Squabbles Over Obamacare

The White House budget office directed federal agencies to shut down early Tuesday, after Congress missed a midnight funding deadline and triggered a government closure for the first time in 17 years.

09/30/2013

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House GOP Bill Funding Gov’t, Defunding Obamacare Draws Pelosi’s Condemnation

U.S. House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three months but would strip money appropriated to fund Obamacare. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned the resolution.

09/20/2013

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

Obama Delays Syria Vote; Bay Area Lawmakers Hope Diplomacy Works

President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday evening that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.

09/10/2013

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Phil Matier: Syria Crisis Creates Unique Bipartisanship

President Barack Obama hasn’t said what he would do if Congress doesn’t authorize his request for a military strike against Syria; but if Bay Area politicians are any indication, the White House may not have the support it wants and needs.

09/06/2013

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Pelosi Strongly Endorses Military Strike On Syria

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters in San Francisco on Wednesday to strongly endorse a military strike on Syria and to clarify what that would entail.

09/04/2013

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