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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

Obama’s Five-Point Party Pitch — Pelosi Suggests Stepping it Up

He may not be looking so great these days, President Barack Obama says, but the economy is looking up. The political picture in Washington remains bleaker, however, the president said in a pitch today to some of his party’s top...

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Date Scrubbed — Fundraising Goes On

President Barack Obama, who’s not shy about appearing on late-night talk shows, is going to bypass comedian Jimmy Kimmel, for now. The entertainment news website TMZ said yesterday that Obama would appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Los Angeles while making a three-day,...

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Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in Los Angeles.

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Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in Los Angeles.

Silicon Valley Not Only a State of Mind – State of its Own, per Draper

Silicon Valley is known for innovation, for thinking outside the box. It brought us the iPhone. But will it give us six new states? Menlo Park venture capitalist Tim Draper — whose firm bet early on Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, and...

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Ro Khanna, an Indian-American lawyer who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Commerce Department, talks with supporters at a restaurant in Milpitas, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2013.

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Ro Khanna, an Indian-American lawyer who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Commerce Department, talks with supporters at a restaurant in Milpitas, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2013.

Sandberg, Mayer Help Fund California Challenger’s Campaign

Silicon Valley leaders including Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer are backing California Democrat Ro Khanna’s seven-figure bid to unseat a Democratic congressman. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., donated $1,000 on June 14 and Mayer, the chief executive officer...

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The Facebook wall in New York.

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The Facebook wall in New York.

Rand Paul Writes on Zuckerberg’s Wall, Friends Mark Sanford

Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky with apparent designs on a 2016 presidential campaign, has gone to Iowa, he’s gone to South Carolina and now he’s gone to Silicon Valley. Where he wrote on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. Literally: I...

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President Barack Obama participates in a naturalization ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2013 in Washington DC.

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President Barack Obama participates in a naturalization ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2013 in Washington DC.

DNC in Money Pit, Obama Heading West: Gold on That Bay

President Barack Obama will headline two San Francisco Bay-Area fundraisers next week for the Democratic National Committee, which is trying to dig itself out of a $22 million hole. Obama will make his DNC pitches on April 4; the day...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Legacy-Conscious Obama Sure to Act on Deficit: Silicon Valley’s Musk

Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who splits his time between running the electric car-making Tesla Motors Inc. and rocket-making Space Exploration Technologies Corp., sees “good economic times ahead” for the U.S. His Tesla, which received $465 million in federal...

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California, on June 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California, on June 6, 2012.

Obama Still Running on Change

President Barack Obama hopes he still can run as an agent of change. The catchwords of the election campaign which made the junior senator from Illinois the first African-American president in a nation that still was struggling over civil rights...

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