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  • Dry California -- dirt field and palm trees
  • A California water expert and Fresno farmer spoke with ABC7's Eric Thomas about the state's drought and the politics of water.
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  • Dry California -- lake nearly empty
  • A California water expert and Fresno farmer spoke with ABC7's Eric Thomas about the state's drought and the politics of water.
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  • Now that the federal government shutdown is over, tourists are once again flocking to famous Bay Area spots like Alcatraz and Muir Woods.
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barack obama, john boehner, republicans, obamacare, health care, congress, government shutdown, furloughs, democrats, alcatraz, news
  • A vote in the House on a new Republican plan to reopen the government and avert a financial default has now been postponed.
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  • Hope for shutdown deal: Reid, McConnell optimistic
  • The Senate's top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a first-ever U.S. Treasury default.
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  • Veterans carry a gate to the White House from a WWII memorial
  • A group of veterans protested outside the White House, over the closure of the World War II Memorial during the shutdown.
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  • Capitol Hill clock
  • Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.
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  • San Francisco's iconic Cliff House restaurant reopened Saturday despite the federal government shutdown.
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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses while speaking to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
  • The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
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  • Government shutdown protester at the Cliff House in San Francisco
  • The federal government shutdown continues to affect all sorts of services in the Bay Area, leaving a lot of people disappointed.
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barack obama, john boehner, republicans, obamacare, health care, congress, government shutdown, furloughs, democrats, soldiers, politics, lyanne melendez
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Secretary John McHugh.
  • The Obama administration says a charity will pick up the costs of suspended death benefits payments for the families of fallen troops.
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  • Gold Star moms outraged funeral funds are frozen
  • Gold Star Moms are outraged the death gratuity funds for military families is frozen due to the government shutdown.
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military, congress, barack obama, john boehner, democrats, republicans, government shutdown, local news, lisa amin gulezian
  • Alcatraz Island
  • If a government shutdown occurs, national parks will close including Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.
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  • Alcatraz Island
  • If a government shutdown occurs, national parks will close including Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.
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alcatraz, barack obama, john boehner, budget cuts, tourism, travel, san francisco news, wayne freedman
  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Ford stamping plant in Liberty, Mo., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
  • President Barack Obama is appealing to the public anew to pressure Congress to stop undermining his health care law.
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  • Republicans controlling the House are moving to ship to the Senate a measure that would prevent a government shutdown.
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house of representatives, john boehner, barack obama, recession, budget cuts, news
  • Save Syria Facebook page
  • Syrian-Americans living in the Bay Area are encouraging the U.S. Government to get involved in the crisis in Syria.
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syria, senate, congress, barack obama, john boehner, military, san jose, news
  • President Obama
  • President Obama says the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution.
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  • President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend national prayer service
  • President Obama is beginning the first full workday of his second term with prayer at the Washington National Cathedral.
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  • Photos from ceremonies to mark the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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  • White House/Inauguration
  • "It's been exhilarating and exciting. We're also honored to be part of this and the ceremony was beautiful."
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  • Woman watching President Obamas Inauguration at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco
  • A crowd gathered at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco to watch President Obama take his second oath of office on Monday.
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  • President Obama raising his hand, taking oath
  • Stepping into his 2nd term, Pres. Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House.
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barack obama, barbara lee, joe biden, john boehner, michelle obama, white house, politics video
  • White House
  • Hundreds will pack the National Mall on Monday eager to witness the second inauguration of President Obama.
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  • President faces big challenge with debt ceiling
  • President Obama says he won't negotiate with House Republicans over raising the debt ceiling, but faces a big challenge closing the deal.
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  • President faces big challenge with debt ceiling
  • Obama won't negotiate with House Republicans over raising the debt ceiling, but faces a big challenge ahead.
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  • President Barack Obama
  • President Obama says he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit.
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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds up a gavel
  • A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration.
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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds up a gavel
  • Congress ushering in new members, with old divide
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  • President Obama talks about fiscal cliff during news conference
  • Senate leaders are rushing to assemble a last-ditch agreement to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly delay steep spending cuts.
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  • Last ditch effort to avoid fiscal cliff under way
  • Here's the local outlook on what kinds of cuts we can expect if the nation goes over the financial cliff.
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  • Barack Obama and John Boehner
  • Administration officials say President Obama and House Speaker Boehner met Sunday to discuss the impeding "fiscal cliff."
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  • DC capital dome
  • Sen. Bob Corker says he and other Republican senators would consider raising the top tax rate paid by the wealthiest Americans.
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  • President Obama
  • President Obama says there will be no deal unless Republicans drop their opposition to raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
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  • President Obama talks about the fiscal cliff
  • On Monday, the Republicans have put forward a plan to avoid massive spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff.
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fiscal cliff, barack obama, john boehner, nancy pelosi, taxes, jobs, republicans, democrats, congress, politics, mark matthews
  • Fiscal Cliff January 1,2013
  • They may not agree on the details, but House Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi both agree that failure is not an option.
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  • Capitol Hill
  • A Republican senator says "it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table" as part of the solution to avoid a "fiscal cliff."
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  • Capitol Hill
  • It's been less than a week since Election Day, and attention is already shifting to what everyone is calling "the fiscal cliff."
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  • Capitol Hill
  • It's been less than a week since Election Day, and attention is already shifting to what everyone is calling "the fiscal cliff."
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election day, elections, voting, barack obama, john boehner, nancy pelosi, jerry brown, taxes, jobs, republicans, democrats, congress, house of representatives, politics
  • Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit
  • President Obama says he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn't ask the wealthy to pay more taxes.
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  • Barack Obamas victory speech on Election 2012
  • President Obama will set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.
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  • Legendary journalist Bob Woodwards new book paints an ugly picture of last years federal debt ceiling showdown.
  • Legendary journalist Bob Woodward's new book paints an ugly picture of last year's federal debt ceiling showdown.
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  • House Speaker John Boehner will also be in Bay Area Wednesday in hopes of picking up campaign cash.
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  • The U.S. Capitol
  • The $150 billion measure taking shape represents a tactical retreat for Republicans.
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  • Partisan politics are being played out in a San Francisco federal court over the Defense of Marriage Act.
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lgbt, republicans, democrats, same sex marriage, nancy pelosi, john boehner, politics, lyanne melendez
  • President Barack Obama gestures after a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, where he urged Congress to pass a federal highway bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • The tiff over Obama's jobs speech offers little hope that Republicans and the White House will find common ground.
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  • President Barack Obama gestures after a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, where he urged Congress to pass a federal highway bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • President Obama conceded to Speaker Boehner's request for a jobs speech on September 8.
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  • ABC News has learned Republicans negotiating with the White House have drafted a tentative framework to avoid default.
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  • President Barack Obama walks into the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 29, 2011, to talk about the ongoing budget ceiling negotiations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • President Obama says there are multiple ways to resolve the debt ceiling mess, but it has to be bipartisan.
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  • President Barack Obama
  • President Obama delivered remarks Friday morning on the status of debt negotiations.
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