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News, The Snitch Marijuana Protesters Give President Obama a Break in San Francisco Today

Marijuana Protesters Give President Obama a Break in San Francisco Today

President Barack Obama is in San Francisco today, and at this moment, he's somewhere between a fundraiser at the SFJazz Center and a much more expensive fundraiser at Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff's house. Little of this is relevant for people…
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News, The Snitch Romney, Obama Rubber Halloween Masks Sales Will Reveal the Next President

Romney, Obama Rubber Halloween Masks Sales Will Reveal the Next President

When you hear Mitt Romney refer to poor people as deadbeat freeloaders, that's when you know for sure politics has gone to a whole new level of scary.The only thing that might make Romney appear more ghoulish is if he…
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News, The Snitch Guess Which S.F. Neighborhood Has Been Most Generous to President Obama

Guess Which S.F. Neighborhood Has Been Most Generous to President Obama

President Barack Obama swung through the Bay Area last week like a college kid driving home for the weekend to do laundry.His stops hovered in San Jose, Redwood City, and Atherton, where he held a rally and hosted the typical…
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News, The Snitch Obama Explains Medical Marijuana Crackdown -- Sort Of

Obama Explains Medical Marijuana Crackdown -- Sort Of

Mystery accompanied the federal Justice Department's crackdown on California's state-legal medical marijuana industry since Oct. 7, when prosecutors formally declared their war on weed. Who was behind the feds deciding it was time to shut down hundreds of California dispensaries…
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Rick Santorum Probably Didn't Mean to Almost Say That Racial Slur

If Rick Santorum ever became the leader of the free world, we would be the very first to move to Canada. Hell, it's a tempting enough just watching him run for president. And although we have learned that Santorum is…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Week: Protest President Obama, Mail Nancy Pelosi a Heart.

Medical Marijuana Week: Protest President Obama, Mail Nancy Pelosi a Heart.

The week doesn't often begin on Friday. But then again, it's not often Medical Marijuana Week.That Medical Marijuana Week coincides with Valentine's Day is no mistake: It was the Compassionate Use Act that got us into this fine mess where we…
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News, The Snitch Obama Ignores Medical Marijuana During Google+ Hangout

Obama Ignores Medical Marijuana During Google+ Hangout

President Barack Obama again turned to social media to connect with voters -- and again he used it to ignore talking pot.You might have noticed that every time President Obama takes to the series of interactive intertubes, the unwashed masses…
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News, The Snitch Obama Coming to San Francisco, Where Nobody Will Wag Their Fingers in His Face

Obama Coming to San Francisco, Where Nobody Will Wag Their Fingers in His Face

After that insane finger-wagging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gave President Obama on the tarmac in Phoenix the other day, it's no wonder the president would prefer to be campaigning in San Francisco, where we don't mind gays or immigrants, and…
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News, The Snitch Obama Dodges S.F. Protesters, Leaves Through Side Door

Obama Dodges S.F. Protesters, Leaves Through Side Door

President Has Yet to Publicly Address Medical Marijuana CrackdownPresidential visits are a big deal, even in big cities like San Francisco: As president, George W. Bush never visited us. But after President Barack Obama's reception Tuesday -- where some prominent…
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News, The Snitch <i>The Franchise</i> Recap Episode 4: Carlos Beltran Is a Giant

The Franchise Recap Episode 4: Carlos Beltran Is a Giant

Last week, I said that The Franchise had finally found the right balance between broader storylines and behind-the-scenes intrigue. It turns out that I was in the minority: many non-San Francisco reviewers, including Claire Zulkey of the AV Club,…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Giants Go to Washington (Slideshow)

S.F. Giants Go to Washington (Slideshow)

Our beloved misfits the San Francisco Giants took a break from the field and made a trip to the White House yesterday, where President Barack Obama honored them for their incredible and unforgettable World Series win. And they really cleaned…
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News, The Snitch Twitter Defends Snub of #AskObama Question on Marijuana Legalization

Twitter Defends Snub of #AskObama Question on Marijuana Legalization

When will Americans give President Barack Obama a break? Seems like every time BHO II turns to new media to engage his coast-to-coast constituents on the issues, they take the conversation back to the same old place.Legalizing drugs. But unlike…
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News, The Snitch Obama Threatens to Ban Carla Marinucci, <i>Chron</i> Reporter, from White House Press Pool

Obama Threatens to Ban Carla Marinucci, Chron Reporter, from White House Press Pool

Is President Barack Obama Cosmo G. Spacely, the tyrannical chairman of Spacely Space Sprockets who banished George Jetson whenever he misused technology? Obama aides recently threatened to deny presidential access to a Chronicle reporter, after she used a cellphone camera…
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News, The Snitch Lyndon LaRouche Volunteer Kicked While Distributing Campaign Literature in NoPa, Witness Says

Lyndon LaRouche Volunteer Kicked While Distributing Campaign Literature in NoPa, Witness Says

Update: A witness told reporters that it was a Lyndon LaRouche volunteer who was kicked over the anti-Obama poster and campaign literature he was displaying. Police Captain Denis O'Leary told SF Weekly earlier today that the victim was an Obama…
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News, The Snitch Obama to Stop in S.F. on April 20 as Part of Presidential Campaign Kickoff

Obama to Stop in S.F. on April 20 as Part of Presidential Campaign Kickoff

We told SF Weekly readers earlier this month that President Barack Obama was planning another trip to San Francisco in April. At the time, White House officials were evasive about the president's trip, claiming he was coming here to talk…
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News, The Snitch Obama to Make Another Trip to S.F. -- Where the Money Is

Obama to Make Another Trip to S.F. -- Where the Money Is

Less than three months after dining with Bay Area high-tech leaders on their turf, President Barack Obama will be making another appearance here in April where he's planning to talk about the economy -- again. White House officials told the…
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News, The Snitch Photos of Steve Jobs Looking 'Gaunt'; Apple Stocks Drop

Photos of Steve Jobs Looking 'Gaunt'; Apple Stocks Drop

Apple's Steve Jobs reportedly left the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto yesterday, which has reporters asking how sick is he?Photos that the National Enquirer published took of the frail and gaunt looking Jobs as he left the medical center…
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