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President Obama during a meeting with Congressional leaders. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Pelosi Says GOP Keeps ‘Moving Goal Posts’ On Budget Deal

President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending the impasse.

10/02/2013

(CBS)

Gov’t Shutdown Blame Game Starts With No End In Sight

There were suggestions from leaders in both parties that the government shutdown, heading for its second day, could last for weeks and grow to encompass a possible default by the Treasury if Congress fails to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.

10/01/2013

(CBS)

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

(CBS)

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

Janet Yellen

Bay Area’s Yellen Front-Runner For Fed Chair Again

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen – a Bay Area local – is once again the odds-on favorite to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve, now that President Barack Obama’s preferred candidate, former adviser Larry Summers, has stepped out of the race.

09/16/2013

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

KPIX 5 Poll: Bay Area Shares Obama’s View On Syria, But Still Opposes Military Action

With the majority of Americans – and many in the Bay Area – against the use of force in Syria, President Obama asked them Tuesday evening to have confidence in his judgment as commander in chief if he launches a strike despite their opposition.

09/10/2013

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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Unclassified Docs Show Misuse Of Domestic Spying Program

Federal officials on Tuesday released previously classified documents showing misuse of a domestic spying program in 2009.

09/10/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (CBS graphic)

Feinstein Backs Obama On Syria, But Open To Russian Proposal

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday that she continued to support President Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. But Feinstein added that she was open to a suggestion by the Russian government to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control.

09/09/2013

White House

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

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