Barbara Lee endorses Kamala Harris for president; progressive heads explode

Early reaction among Lee's progressive base for endorsing the centrist Democrat is not positive.

Lee on Sessions resignation

President Trump is going to learn that NO ONE is above the law, not even him.-Rep. Barbara Lee, in a tweet Wednesday, following the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session at the behest of the President.

Barbara Lee honors Ron Dellums on House floor

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Lee on SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh

It’s this simple: If Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to the Supreme Court, our civil liberties will be at stake. We must demand the Senate reject Trump’s nominee. -Rep. Barbara Lee's reaction on Twitter to President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barbara Lee calls for Homeland Security Secy. Nielsen to resign

Weeks after visceral images of young children, separated from their parents, has shined a light on the Trump administration's immigration policies, and a day after two error-filled press conferences by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee is calling for her resignation. Lee, joined a growing group of Democrats in the … Continue reading Barbara Lee calls for Homeland Security Secy. Nielsen to resign

Lock her up: Iowa rep. introduces ‘Libby Schaaf Act’

Days after President Trump called for Oakland Libby Schaaf to be prosecuted comes a House bill calling for the same.

Barbara Lee calls for end to militarization, racism during speech honoring MLK on 50th anniversary of his death

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt a ceremony in Memphis honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee called for an end "forever wars" and militarization and again condemned President Donald Trump for his racist rhetoric. VIDEO BELOW"In the name of Dr. King, we must repeal this authorization … Continue reading Barbara Lee calls for end to militarization, racism during speech honoring MLK on 50th anniversary of his death

Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTThe enmity toward U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from Democrats and some conservatives, reached East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, an elected official not known for public displays of irritation.During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that included education, Lee pressed DeVos on long-standing discrepancies on the rate of punishment for black and … Continue reading Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

East Bay’s June ballot is set; AD15 features 12 candidates; sheriff, 2 supervisors to run unopposed

Just a portion of the AD15 field during aforum in Oakland last January.ELECTION 2018Voters in the contentious 15th Assembly District will have to choose from a list of 11 Democrats and a lone Republican this June. The wide-open race in the top-two primary is destined to be another tight Dem-on-Dem affair, just as it was … Continue reading East Bay’s June ballot is set; AD15 features 12 candidates; sheriff, 2 supervisors to run unopposed

Libby Schaaf: ‘Bay Area liberal standard-bearer’?

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was the subjectrecently of at least three profiles publishedby national publications.OAKLANDIn 2014, the New York Times proclaimed Oakland as "Brooklyn by the Bay." Former Mayor Jean Quan loved the New York Times' portrayal of the city as a burgeoning mecca for foodies so much that she seemingly couldn't go a single … Continue reading Libby Schaaf: ‘Bay Area liberal standard-bearer’?

Ro Khanna to appear Friday on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher

Bill Maher will be joined by East Bay Rep.Ro Khanna this Friday, Jan. 26.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTTo the unexpected, the scene might seem to be the result of a strange fever dream.This Friday, Rep. Ro Khanna will share the stage with actress Zooey Deschanel and others on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.It's a big get … Continue reading Ro Khanna to appear Friday on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher

East Bay congressmembers team up to legalize cannabis at the federal level

East Bay progressives Reps. Barbara Leeand Ro Khanna.CONGRESSReps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on cannabis.The bill piggy-backs similar legislation introduced with great fanfare last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and gives states the authority to create their own laws and policies for cannabis sales and … Continue reading East Bay congressmembers team up to legalize cannabis at the federal level

Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Rep. Barbara Lee also said Saturday that shewill support any resolution to impeach Trump.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt a town hall event that Rep. Barbara Lee's office termed a teach-in for the "GOP tax scam bill" Saturday morning in Oakland, the progressive giant dropped a surprise on her constituents. Like President Trump, who Lee has devoutly opposed … Continue reading Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Trump is unhinged, says East Bay congressmember

Rep. Barbara Lee has been critical of Trump'scomments toward North Korea in the past.CONGRESS"I’ll say it again," said East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee on Tuesday. "President Trump is unhinged."The reason for Lee's criticism followed many others who believe an early morning tweet sent by President Donald Trump was irresponsible and could have triggered a nuclear … Continue reading Trump is unhinged, says East Bay congressmember

2017 Year in East Bay Politics: We grabbed Trump by the politics

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSIt's difficult to imagine what the prevailing story line of politics in the East Bay would have been without the daily barrage of tweets and general insanity emanating from President Donald Trump in 2017. Much time and energy was expended everywhere chronicling his first year in office, including the East … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: We grabbed Trump by the politics