Pelosi tasks Khanna with effort to create ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

Rep. Ro Khanna receives his first big assignment since taking office last year.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTIt makes sense the congressional district that essentially created the Internet should lead the legislative effort to create a more equatable platform and protect the privacy of its users. That's why House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has tasked Rep. Ro Khanna … Continue reading Pelosi tasks Khanna with effort to create ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

Khanna floats Lee for U.S. Senate: A look at the political earthquake that would hit the East Bay

CONGRESSBefore Rep. Ro Khanna dropped fellow Alameda County Rep. Barbara Lee's name today as a possible progressive challenge to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who announced Monday that she is running for re-election next year, the idea of such a run was mostly the dreams of her uber progressive constituents in the East Bay.In fact, on several … Continue reading Khanna floats Lee for U.S. Senate: A look at the political earthquake that would hit the East Bay

Progressive wave of Bay Area candidates strike unifying message against Democratic Party: ‘They’re not us’

Alameda County District Attorney candidatePamela Price speaking to voters Wednesday at the City of Alameda Democratic Club.PHOTOS/Zac GoldsteinELECTION 2018Four prohibitive political underdogs took the stage in Alameda Wednesday night with visions of unseating entrenched incumbents in the U.S. Senate, Congress and the Alameda County District Attorney's office. While their platforms hovered around slightly different points on … Continue reading Progressive wave of Bay Area candidates strike unifying message against Democratic Party: ‘They’re not us’

Khanna says without Pelosi, House Democratic leadership would move to the right

17TH CONGRESSIONALRep. Ro Khanna, rebutting some progressives who criticized him recently for supporting Nancy Pelosi's continued service as House minority leader, said without her the leadership position would move to the right."Who would we have if Nancy Pelosi wasn't minority leader? Next in line would be [Reps.] Steny Hoyer and Joe Crowley," said Khanna during a … Continue reading Khanna says without Pelosi, House Democratic leadership would move to the right

Ro Khanna takes heat for opposing establishment Dems, while supporting Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Ro Khanna's attempt to lead a progressiverevolution is attracting some skeptics.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTLast week, Rep. Ro Khanna joined, with some fanfare, a new progressive group that seeks to challenge so-called "establishment Democrats." But Khanna, a freshman elected last November, is taking some heat on social media for his recalcitrance in challenging to the most … Continue reading Ro Khanna takes heat for opposing establishment Dems, while supporting Nancy Pelosi

Swalwell questions whether Trump is loyal to U.S. or Russia

Rep. Eric Swalwell, right, asked whether President Trump is "with us or with Russia?"15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTDuring the early stages of the Trump presidency, House Democrats led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have used East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell as a flamethrower against the new president.The gambit, if intended to bait President Trump into a war of words … Continue reading Swalwell questions whether Trump is loyal to U.S. or Russia

It’s Congressman Khanna now

Rep. Ro Khanna, his wife, Ritu Ahuja and SpeakerPaul Ryan Tuesday during a ceremonial swearing-in.SCREENSHOT/C-SPAN CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Rep. Ro Khanna's first order of business Tuesday morning was to register a voice vote in support of House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The seemingly mundane first act marked a new era in South Bay politics … Continue reading It’s Congressman Khanna now

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

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

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

Bechtel, Wellpoint, Calpine, Pro-Israeli PACs Fill Swalwell’s Campaign Coffers

CONGRESS 15 | Rep. Eric Swalwell’s coffers continue to swell with more Political Action Committees and special interest donors with big pockets contributing to his first swing at re-election next year. Thus far he attracted $237,000 in the second financial quarter of this year with $405,000 ending cash-on-hand.Swalwell’s growing war chest dwarfs his likely competitor, State Senate … Continue reading Bechtel, Wellpoint, Calpine, Pro-Israeli PACs Fill Swalwell’s Campaign Coffers

PELOSI CALLS ON CALIFORNIA TO HELP BRING BACK HOUSE TO DEMOCRATS

CADEM CONVENTION | Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told California party delegates in Sacramento a progressive agenda in the next year cannot be achieved without regaining control of the House of Representatives.Pelosi said a wish list of national party platform items such as raising the minimum wage, enacting gun control and climate change legislation, as … Continue reading PELOSI CALLS ON CALIFORNIA TO HELP BRING BACK HOUSE TO DEMOCRATS