58 House Democrats considered impeaching Trump, but Swalwell, Khanna wasn’t one of them

The White House said the 58 Democrats who supported President Trump's impeachmentwere "extremists."CONGRESSA procedural vote in the House Wednesday on whether to table discussion on the impeachment of President Donald Trump included support from Republicans and Democrats that effectivelyA motion to table Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green's Article of Impeachment against President Donald Trump was supported … Continue reading 58 House Democrats considered impeaching Trump, but Swalwell, Khanna wasn’t one of them

Watch Barbara Lee have her mic cut while protesting Trump’s electoral college vote

https://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4642378CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee sought to stop the certification of President-elect Donald Trump's electoral college victory Friday during a joint session of Congress.Several members of the House Democratic Progressive Caucus attempted to protest the results, but without result, but only Lee's microphone was cut off during her remarks. [WATCH VIDEO … Continue reading Watch Barbara Lee have her mic cut while protesting Trump’s electoral college vote

Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to investigate Russia'sinvolvement in alleged cyber espionage.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to get to the bottom of Russia's alleged interference during this year's U.S. presidential election.The East Bay congressmember introduced a bill Wednesday along with a top-ranking House Democrats that would form a 12-person, bipartisan commission to investigate … Continue reading Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Barbara Lee falls short of winning House leadership post

Did Rep. Barbara Lee's fawning commentsabout Fidel Castro this week hurt her chances?CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee narrowly lost her bid for the vice-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Wednesday. Southern California Rep. Linda Sanchez topped Lee by just two votes, 98-96.Lee potential ascension to one of the most powerful positions … Continue reading Barbara Lee falls short of winning House leadership post

The Ro Khanna era finally begins

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | In the end, voters in the 17th Congressional District decided Rep. Mike Honda's on-going ethics investigation, in addition, to a view his tenure had morphed into general apathy, was too much to bear for another two years. The alternate ending says the South Bay's Congressmember-elect Ro Khanna made the far … Continue reading The Ro Khanna era finally begins

Lee, Honda, Swalwell represent East Bay for House gun control sit-in

Democrats protesting on the House floor.CONGRESS | Alameda County’s three members of the House of Representatives had starring roles in the historic protest by Democrats on the House floor Wednesday urging for votes on a pair of gun-related bills.Reps. Barbara Lee, Mike Honda and Eric Swalwell all spent the duration of the nearly day-long (still … Continue reading Lee, Honda, Swalwell represent East Bay for House gun control sit-in

Rep. Mike Honda needs a recharge; falls asleep on the House floor

PHOTO/C-SPANCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | It's been a hard week in Congress. House Republicans and Democrats are dueling over funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and there's uproar over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking before Congress next week.Rep. Mike Honda, for one, is apparently exhausted. Need proof?C-SPAN noticed the 73-year-old Honda counting … Continue reading Rep. Mike Honda needs a recharge; falls asleep on the House floor

Eric and Bibi sitting in a tree

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu last year.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | House Democrats are still upset with Republican Majority Leader John Boehner for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress next month. Critics say the move circumvents the White House's tradition authority on such matters.The San Francisco Chronicle reported … Continue reading Eric and Bibi sitting in a tree

Would Rep. Eric Swalwell Really Have Voted Against the Iraq War in 2002?

Rep. Eric Swalwell with an American soldier in Afghanistan.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Although Ellen Corbett’s main argument that Rep. Eric Swalwell isn’t progressive enough for the 15th Congressional District failed to land her a place on the November ballot, there are signs recently that the conjecture stung him to the point of criticizing a war, … Continue reading Would Rep. Eric Swalwell Really Have Voted Against the Iraq War in 2002?

Moneyball: East Bay First Quarter Congressional Finance Reports

Rep. Mike Honda crosses the$1 million threshold.CONGRESS | CAMPAIGN FINANCE | The candidates are official and well-financed candidates in three local congressional races are getting ready to spend their campaign largess. All three incumbents have the money to defend their re-election, while a young upstart continues to fascinate political pundits nationally with a large, albeit slowly … Continue reading Moneyball: East Bay First Quarter Congressional Finance Reports