Barack and Hillary in Town Today

An Obama poster still hangs at 15th and Dolores Streets in 2009.

An Obama poster still hangs at 15th and Dolores Streets in 2009.

Expect congestion if you’re heading anywhere downtown today. We’ve got two hugely high-profile visitors gracing us with their presence—none other than President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

SFGate has got the details on these visitors’ agendas (and predicts narrative spinning):

Clinton, who is considering a 2016 White House bid, has made headlines with a jam-packed Bay Area schedule this week, ranging from stops at social media kings Google, Facebook and Twitter on Monday to her planned appearance Wednesday at a children’s education event in Oakland.

Meanwhile, Obama’s 18th visit to the Bay Area as president – an in-and-out fundraising stop – is handing GOP opponents an opportunity to needle him for hitting up wealthy donors for contributions at a time of international crises.

The media spinning reaches tragic levels. As CBS Local points out, the homicide that occurred this morning in SoMa was only a few blocks from where President Obama is staying.

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