The Nation names freshman Rep. Ro Khanna rookie of the year

Rep. Ro Khanna wins high praise from theprogressive "The Nation" magazine.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTSince even before his election to Congress and swearing-in last January, Rep. Ro Khanna has tried to burnish an exemplary progressive image. Progressives in his own congressional district were skeptical, and for good reason. Khanna sought to unseat a perfectly good progressive in … Continue reading The Nation names freshman Rep. Ro Khanna rookie of the year

Khanna staff caught again surreptitiously posting comments on progressive website Daily Kos

Someone affiliated with Rep. Ro Khanna has beenkicked off the progressive site Daily Kos a secondtime for making comments while  using a fake user name, known as sockpuppeting.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRep. Ro Khanna has always ran on the pledge to be Silicon Valley's man in the halls of Congress. One of his first forays into the nexus between progressive … Continue reading Khanna staff caught again surreptitiously posting comments on progressive website Daily Kos

After ruthless campaign that cost Mike Honda his seat, Ro Khanna wishes him happy birthday

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTLet bygones be bygones. At least that's what Rep. Ro Khanna thinks after he wished a happy birthday to his former political rival and the man he replaced in the 17th Disrict, former Rep. Mike Honda. Khanna tweeted his birthday wish on Twitter early Tuesday morning.Happy 75th birthday to @mikehonda17! I admire his … Continue reading After ruthless campaign that cost Mike Honda his seat, Ro Khanna wishes him happy birthday

Ro Khanna thinks Bernie Sanders should run for president in 2020

Rep. Ro Khanna17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTFor months, freshman Rep. Ro Khanna's Twitter feed has morphed into a type of daily affirmation of his progressive credentials. At times the tone is similar to that of Stuart Smalley, the self-help character from Saturday Night Live created by future Sen. Al Franken.I'm good enough. I'm progressive enough. And doggone it, … Continue reading Ro Khanna thinks Bernie Sanders should run for president in 2020

Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

Rep. Ro Khanna17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTPresident Donald Trump's nomination last week of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court will have debilitating consequence for the nation, Rep. Ro Khanna told India West."If the Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, our fragile democracy under this administration will crumble even further,” said. Khanna.In the … Continue reading Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 1 – Primary races begin to heat up; Ray McDonald fiasco blows up in Hayward; rents continue to rise

JANUARY>>>During a frigid Alameda City Council meeting that lasted until 4 a.m., struggling renters win an extension for a moratorium on rent increases that will lead the way to an ordinance approved in March.“If the NRA wants guns to be easily stolen, then they don't care about safety--just about selling more guns--even if people die.”-Oakland … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 1 – Primary races begin to heat up; Ray McDonald fiasco blows up in Hayward; rents continue to rise

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

After decisive victory, Khanna offers an optimistic future for region, country

Ro Khanna mobbed by the media and supportersTuesday night in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Two years after falling short of his goal, Ro Khanna registered a decisive victory in his rematch against Rep. Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District. Khanna issued a stunning 20-point victory Tuesday night over Honda, an eight-term congressmember … Continue reading After decisive victory, Khanna offers an optimistic future for region, country

EAST BAY ELECTION NIGHT STORYLINES TO WATCH

--CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN CA17?----Is this truly the end of Rep. Mike Honda's 16 years in Congress? Is the third time a charm for Ro Khanna, who lost congressional races in 2004 and 2014? The race will be tight and a winner might not be clearly known until a few days. More questions: If … Continue reading EAST BAY ELECTION NIGHT STORYLINES TO WATCH

ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY FEARLESS FORECAST

We probably won't find out officially until the end of the week, but Ro Khanna will win CA-17.FEATURED TOSS UPS*ALL CAPS denotes incumbents.CA17 - Ro Khanna over MIKE HONDAAD16 - Cheryl Cook-Kallio over CATHARINE BAKERBERKELEY MAYOR - Jesse Arreguin over fieldFREMONT MAYOR - BILL HARRISON over Lily MeiHAYWARD SCHOOL - ANNETTE WALKER, Robert Carlson, LUIS REYNOSOBEST … Continue reading ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY FEARLESS FORECAST

EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST – ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY PREVIEW

//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4812231/height/90/width/500/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3a7ea9/EPISODE 28 | Election Day is upon us. Or, shall we say the last throes of democracy in America is near?Nevertheless, Bay Area News Group political reporter Matthew Artz joins the podcast for a special Election Day in the East Bay preview.We touch on the presidential election, California's U.S. Senate race and the suburban battle … Continue reading EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST – ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY PREVIEW

No frank you: Honda used loophole to send pre-election letters to constituents

Rep. Mike Honda sent an official letter to less than500 constituents in October, thereby, sidesteppingpre-election House franking rules. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Rep. Mike Honda is certainly going for broke in his bid to again stave off defeat at the hands of Ro Khanna. Honda’s congressional office has been dutifully cranking out press releases … Continue reading No frank you: Honda used loophole to send pre-election letters to constituents

WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

17th District Congressional candidate Ro KhannaOct. 27 in Cupertino. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |An email from Ro Khanna’s well-connected campaign chair to Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta raises questions about the congressional candidate consistency over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.Khanna campaign chair Steve Spinner wrote to Podesta in May 2015 saying Khanna supported … Continue reading WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

EBCampaign: Swanson commits ‘political catfishing’; Khanna invited Hillary to his wedding; Cook-Kallio gets high on pot $$

12 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY | Sometimes the Internet is not what it seems. For some, the person one perceives on the other end of an online interaction is not who they are in real life. It's not uncommon for, say a man, to fall in love with a person online without ever seeing them … Continue reading EBCampaign: Swanson commits ‘political catfishing’; Khanna invited Hillary to his wedding; Cook-Kallio gets high on pot $$

CA17: Newsom rallies Khanna supporters

Ro Khanna and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at acampaign rally in Cupertino Thursday.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Ro Khanna’s first run for Rep. Mike Honda’s seat three years ago began at De Anza College. His final sprint toward Election Day this time around returned to the same quad, with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in … Continue reading CA17: Newsom rallies Khanna supporters