U.S. Senate run rejects Swalwell

Rep. Eric SwalwellCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Two-term Rep. Eric Swalwell will not run for U.S. Senate this year. The 34-year-old will instead endorse presumptive favorite State Attorney General Kamala Harris to replace the retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.Swalwell never officially entered the race, as the San Francisco Chronicle noted, but the trial balloon floated by … Continue reading U.S. Senate run rejects Swalwell

Alameda Councilman has Previously Undisclosed Convictions for Fraud

ALAMEDA | CITY COUNCILBy Michele Ellson and Steven TavaresAlameda Councilmember Stewart Chen’s official biography offers the storybook journey of a man who immigrated from the Philippines as a teen and made his way onto the Alameda City Council, dedicating his time to a long list of Alameda and Oakland community organizations over more than a … Continue reading Alameda Councilman has Previously Undisclosed Convictions for Fraud

Swalwell, Lee, Honda Vote Against GOP Obamacare Fix

CONGRESS | East Bay Reps. Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee and Mike Honda all voted against legislation sponsored by House Republicans allowing people to renew their cancelled health insurance plans. The bill passed 261-157, with 39 Democrats defying the President's veto warning, including local Reps. Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi.The Greater East Bay House delegation, however, did not … Continue reading Swalwell, Lee, Honda Vote Against GOP Obamacare Fix

Swalwell, Following Obama, Reformulates His Stance On Syria

 CONGRESS//15th DISTRICT | In all fairness to Rep. Eric Swalwell he did once tell President Barack Obama, while attending a Bay Area fundraiser, that he had his back. After voicing support for military intervention in Syria a week ago, Swalwell either heard the rising tenor of constituents against such an attack, is following the President's new course of … Continue reading Swalwell, Following Obama, Reformulates His Stance On Syria

Swalwell Considering Support For Use Of Military Force Against Syria

CONGRESS//15th DISTRICT | In the first major vote of his young congressional career, Rep. Eric Swalwell says he will consider approving the President’s plan to use military force in Syria, but not without further details he hopes will keep U.S. ground troops out of another foreign entanglement.“The evidence is overwhelming that the Assad regime used chemical … Continue reading Swalwell Considering Support For Use Of Military Force Against Syria

McNerney, Garamendi Looking For Scraps At Giffords Fundraiser

Nov. 29, 2011 | Two Bay Area congressman are looking for a jolt of campaign cash as the undercard to an expensive Democratic fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held this Tuesday morning in the Capitol.Politico reported the invitation for the breakfast, coming with a $250 minimum price tag, featured "some of the most exciting candidates of … Continue reading McNerney, Garamendi Looking For Scraps At Giffords Fundraiser

Stark Says He Plans To Run For Re-Election in 2012

REPRESENTATIVE TELLS OAKLAND TRIBUNE HE'S HEALTHY AND READY TO RUNBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterRep. Pete Stark says he is healthy and planning for a run at re-election in 2012."What would make me reconsider," Stark told the Oakland Tribune, "I don't know--Secretary of the Treasury? No, I plan to run. My health is good."The 19-time congressman from the … Continue reading Stark Says He Plans To Run For Re-Election in 2012

Colbert Teases Garamendi About Not Living in 10th District

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:388964The Colbert ReportTags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveAs part of the Colbert Report's 435-part series "Better Know A District," Stephen Colbert interviewed East Bay Rep. John Garamendi Wednesday night. The talk show host repeatedly ribbed Garamendi for not living in his own 10th District. Garamendi has long maintained his front yard resides in the … Continue reading Colbert Teases Garamendi About Not Living in 10th District

Third Time A Charm For Harmer?

LOSSES IN UTAH, 10TH DISTRICT HAVE NOT STOPPED GOP'S 'YOUNG GUN'Will congressional candidate David Harmer go down in a "Blaze of Glory"?Does David Harmer belong to the state of Utah where he once ran for Congress in 1996, California's Central Valley where he lost the special election for the 10th District to Rep. John Garamendi or … Continue reading Third Time A Charm For Harmer?

GM was Too Big to Fail, but is NUMMI?

SWEETHEART DEAL TO WORLD'S #1 CAR MAKER NEEDS TO BE EXAMINEDWhen John Garamendi attached the phrase "too big to fail" withthe rescue of NUMMI, the words conjure not unemployed auto workers by the thousands, but car manufacturers reaping the benefits of their own mismanagement.The sentiment is now so ubiquitous that it's used to describe every … Continue reading GM was Too Big to Fail, but is NUMMI?