Obama’s California Visit

Money, star power and Hollywood awaits President Barack Obama on a West Coast swing featuring a bit of official business, but mostly fundraising for a Democratic Party eager to go on offense after a politically debilitating two months.

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Marine One helicopter, with President Barack Obama aboard, lands at Cheviot Hill Park in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Obama is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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President Barack Obama bumps forearms with actor Steve Martin, left, as actor Jim Parsons watches, during the president's tour of the Recording studio at DreamWorks Studios in Glendale, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The actors where rehearsing for the upcoming animated movie 'Home'. Martin didn't shake hands because he said he had a cold and didn't want to make Obama sick.
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President Barack Obama and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, right, talk with actors Steve Martin, left, and Jim Parsons, during the president's tour of the Recording studio at DreamWorks Studios in Glendale, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The actors are working on an upcoming animated movie 'Home'.
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President Barack Obama and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, center, watch a demonstration of Motion Capture technology for the upcoming film, 'How to Train Your Dragon 2, during the president's tour of DreamWorks Studios in Glendale, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Motion Capture (Mocap) is part of the production process using live actors for animated movies.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC fundraiser at the San Francisco Jazz Center, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in San Francisco. Click to see more images of his visit to the west coast.
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Air Force One is barely visible while parked in a thick fog as it waits for President Barack Obama's departure. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Obama is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles that will feature a bit of official business but mostly fundraising for the Democratic party.
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President Barack Obama waves during his arrival on Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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President Barack Obama walks out as he is in introduced before speaking about immigration reform, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. Obama is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. Obama arrived in San Francisco around 10:30 a.m. and is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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President Barack Obama, left, stops and turns around to respind to an unidentified man who heckled him about anti-deportation policies, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. Obama stopped his speech about immigration reform to let this man, who was located directly behind Obama, speak and would respond to his questions.
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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about immigration reform, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. Obama is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles that will feature a bit of official business but mostly fundraising for the Democratic party.
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President Obama arrives at San Francisco International Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in San Francisco. The trip is part of a west coast swing that includes trips to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Obama touched down in San Francisco around 10:30 a.m. and is speaking at an engagement about immigration at the Betty Ong Recreation Center NBC Bay Area reported.
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President Barack Obama talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at San Francisco International, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in San Francisco. Obama is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This will be his ninth trip to the Bay Area in the past two and a half years, NBC Bay Area reported.
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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at San Francisco International Airport, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in San Francisco. Obama will host a Tech Roundtable at the home of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff this evening before taking off for Los Angeles as part of his three-day West Coast swing in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival on Air Force One at San Francisco International, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in San Francisco. Obama is traveling on a three day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles that will feature a bit of official business but mostly fundraising for the Democratic party.
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