Obama cancels trip to California

President Barack Obama won’t be coming to California next week as planned.

The White House announced Thursday that the president – now in Russia for the G20 Summit – will remain in Washington next week to work on getting a resolution from Congress to authorize use of military force in Syria.

President Obama had been scheduled to address the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention Monday in Los Angeles. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., still are scheduled to address the convention.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.