CA15: Brendan St. John is the man in the middle

Pleasanton's Brendan St. John hopes to give CA15 voters an alternative to Swalwell. "I've always said the greatest thing about Eric Swalwell is no matter the opinion, he agrees with you."

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

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

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

Alameda Councilman says Impeachment march gives Congress confidence to oust President Trump

IMPEACHMENT MARCHAlameda Councilmember Jim Oddie addressing marchers in San Francisco July 2 in support of impeaching President Donald Trump. PHOTOS/Zac GoldsteinBy Keegan Tatum and Zac Goldstein As an estimated 2,000 people began their march down the Embarcadero, an East Bay city councilmember laid out the path towards achieving their collective goal: impeaching President Donald Trump. Jim … Continue reading Alameda Councilman says Impeachment march gives Congress confidence to oust President Trump

Oakland City Council backs inquiry, Trump impeachment: ‘I hope God blesses us with a miracle and gets rid of both Trump and Pence’

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL"I can't think of any of my colleagues on this council that voted for Donald Trump," said Oakland Council President Larry Reid before a number of public speakers lined up to urge the City Council to support a resolution to investigate and possibly impeach Donald Trump.He was right. The Oakland City Council unanimously … Continue reading Oakland City Council backs inquiry, Trump impeachment: ‘I hope God blesses us with a miracle and gets rid of both Trump and Pence’

EBC AGENDA | June 23-29 | OAKLAND forms indy police commission, impeaches Trump; ALAMEDA COUNTY allocates $55 million to indigent health care

THE WEEK OF JUNE 23-29The last week was a good one for the accountability of Alameda County elected officials. First, the Alameda County grand jury report kicked dirt on Supervisors Keith Carson and Nate Miley for their handling of county allocations to non-profits they were intimately connected with, and the Oakland City Council for abusing … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | June 23-29 | OAKLAND forms indy police commission, impeaches Trump; ALAMEDA COUNTY allocates $55 million to indigent health care

Barbara Lee for President? Town hall says yes!

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTEast Bay Rep. Barbara Lee's town hall meetings are usually lovefests between the popular progressive congressmember and her adoring constituents. But last Sunday at a town hall featuring Watergate-era White House counsel John Dean, the crowd in Berkeley cheered wildly after Lee was asked to consider running for president in 2020.Later another constituent … Continue reading Barbara Lee for President? Town hall says yes!

Oakland City Council may hear resolution in June seeking possible impeachment of Trump

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILThree Oakland elected officials introduced a resolution Thursday calling for Congress to investigate all impeachable offense alleged of President Donald Trump.The symbolic resolution, authored by Oakalnd Councilmember Dan Kalb, Abel Guillen, was presented to the Oakland City Council Rules Committee on Thursday morning. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker asked to be included as … Continue reading Oakland City Council may hear resolution in June seeking possible impeachment of Trump

Alameda approves resolution urging investigation of Trump, possible impeachment

A resident offers support Tuesday night forthe Alameda City Council's resolution to impeach President Trump.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda’s sharp left turn on the political spectrum continued late Tuesday night with a resolution giving support to Rep. Barbara Lee for the urging of Congress to investigate and potentially impeach President Donald Trump.The East Bay island city follows nearby … Continue reading Alameda approves resolution urging investigation of Trump, possible impeachment

Since when did Alameda become an island of progressive activism?

WHEN A FEW DROPS OF BLOOD from a protesting renter hit the floor at City Hall in November 2015, something seemed to have changed in Alameda’s politics.A grassroots renters group flooded City Hall that night urging the council to enact an ordinance with strong rent control restrictions, but some of the renters wouldn’t take no … Continue reading Since when did Alameda become an island of progressive activism?

Alameda City Council to take up resolution calling for Trump’s impeachment

Rosemary Jordan, a member ofAlameda4Impeachment, addressing theAlameda City Council last Tuesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILWhen a few members of the public this week pressed the Alameda City Council to pass a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump, its likelihood seemed pie-in-the-sky.But, according to a Alameda City Council agenda posted Thursday evening, Councilmembers Malia Vella and … Continue reading Alameda City Council to take up resolution calling for Trump’s impeachment

Khanna offers strategy for Democratic Party’s success, but hundreds shut out of town hall

Rep. Ro Khanna apologizing to constituentswho were unable to hear him speak Wednesdaynight at Ohlone College in Fremont.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTWhile congressmembers, particularly Republicans, are being harangued by constituents at town halls across the country, Rep. Ro Khanna’s first in Fremont, conversely, sounded more like an opportunity for the freshman lawmaker to vent about the current … Continue reading Khanna offers strategy for Democratic Party’s success, but hundreds shut out of town hall

A push in Alameda for Trump’s impeachment

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILThe view of Alameda as a quiet, apolitical bedroom hamlet in the East Bay has changed rapidly in just the last year. A homegrown group of housing advocates stormed City Hall more than a year with tactics usually employed in progressive cities like nearby Oakland and Berkeley.A community-based push for sanctuary city status … Continue reading A push in Alameda for Trump’s impeachment

Barbara Lee tells town hall that Dems are ‘building the case’ for Trump’s impeachment

Rep. Barbara Lee's town hall last Saturdaywas attended by an estimated 1,500 people.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTWhen a question about impeaching President Donald Trump was posed during a town hall last weekend hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee in Oakland, the packed auditorium of an estimated 1,500 constituents rose to their feet in wild applause.The entire panel on … Continue reading Barbara Lee tells town hall that Dems are ‘building the case’ for Trump’s impeachment