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President Obama to Begin Bay Area Visit

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President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in the Bay Area today for a roughly 19-hour visit, including a fundraiser in San Jose and an appearance at a Mountain View Walmart, White House officials said.

Air Force One is expected to touch down at Moffett Federal Airfield at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View at about 3:50 p.m. today.

From there, Obama will travel to a roundtable discussion for the Democratic National Committee at a private residence in Los Altos and later a fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel at 170 S. Market St. in San Jose, according to the White House.

The president will spend the night in San Jose and on Friday morning will give a speech on energy efficiency at a Walmart at 600 Showers Drive in Mountain View.

The speech is scheduled to begin at about 10 a.m. He will then depart the Bay Area from Moffett Field later that morning, White House officials said.

Mountain View police advised today that there will be street closures and traffic delays in the area during the president's visit, but his exact routes are not announced in advance.

Protesters opposing a controversial proposed new section of the Keystone pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf Coast, planned to greet Obama as he arrives at the Fairmont this evening.

The protesters plan to gather in Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose, across the street from the Fairmont, at 5 p.m. and remain until the president departs.

--By Bay City News

Ms. B May 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
This guy is such a tool. It will take years to undo the damage he's done to our country. He's even arrogant enough to fly out to Calif. and use us like we're his own personal ATM machine, and, on top of that insult, people are dumb enough to fork the money over to him and fawn over his ugly wife. It's just sad that this is what we've become, a nation of idiots that are dumb enough and willing enough to just flush our country down the drain.
Sandra May 11, 2014 at 03:22 PM
I'm tired of Obama traveling here every month leaving his carbon foot print as he tells us to use mass transit. I'm no longer voting democrat, this country has suffered enough uder his "RULE".
Diane Griego May 12, 2014 at 01:26 PM
Where are all of the Unions who got him re-elected?? They could easily outnumber any other protesters. Obama still owes them big-time for getting him elected twice and should pay them back like he does all his other big donors and approve the Keystone Pipeline!
Desert Rat May 14, 2014 at 02:24 AM
Diane, it is a caste system. The unions have found out that they are lower on the ladder than the environazis.


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