President Obama to visit Bay Area Thursday

Obama to meet privately with business and technology leaders

President Obama is coming to the Bay Area on Thursday (Feb. 17) for a one-day visit with business and technology leaders.

The president will meet privately with the leaders to discuss his commitment to investing in research and development, education and clean energy, according to the White House media affairs office.

The president is scheduled to arrive Thursday evening and then fly out of San Francisco International Airport Friday morning. Obama will then head to Hillsboro, Ore., to visit an Intel Corp. plant and learn about the company's STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, education programs.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

When George W. Bush flew on Airforce One to the bay area to do fundraising, all one heard was how wrong it was to use taxpayer dollars to raise funds for political parties.

When Obama does the same, the silence is deafening.

I guess the discontent was not with using Airforce One and taxpayer dollars to fundraise, but for fundraising for the wrong party.

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Posted by Sal
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Huh? You're comparing apples and oranges.

Is this something new that Glen Beck guy is spreading propaganda about?

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Posted by Nora
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

It's not a fundraiser, but a mini-business summit.

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Posted by tax payer
a resident of Gemello
on Feb 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

why doesn't Obama meet with those business that could use a break instead of the same old facebook,google,apple and hp.
Maybe he could explain why small business are unable to pay health insurance for there employees, and why company's are still leaving California.

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Posted by Political Insider
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

At least GW had decency to fly in to the southbay and greet local elected officials. What a slap in the face for a town that outvoted SF for Obama. Saw Gavin Newson on hand to greet. Obama is an elitist who will meet with certain elitist big business leaders and not with small business groups.

Mini-business summit. What a joke

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

USA is a registered user.

SF Bay Area = DNC's ATM

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