Rep. Mike Honda’s social security town hall raises some concerns, few benefits

Rep. Mike Honda at a town hall on social securityWednesday morning in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |For someone poised to introduce his third piece of social security legislation in the past few years, Rep. Mike Honda appeared flummoxed by the intricacies of the benefit at a town hall Wednesday dedicated to the subject.Honda is expected … Continue reading Rep. Mike Honda’s social security town hall raises some concerns, few benefits

EBCampaign: Khanna’s misstep and the campaign ad that really isn’t that new

Ro Khanna's first moves as a congressional front-runner have been mixed, including his response tocontributor Peter Thiel's support of Donald Trump.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Political campaigns typically shy away from handing over to their own supporters information that could undermine their efforts. So, it was a bit odd that Ro Khanna's congressional campaign sent an … Continue reading EBCampaign: Khanna’s misstep and the campaign ad that really isn’t that new

Honda escapes forum unscathed, but the field of candidates, instead, attack Khanna

CA17 candidates Pierluigi Oliverio, Rep. MikeHonda and Ro Khanna at the League of WomenVoters candidate forum in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The candidates in the 17th Congressional District race were out for blood at a candidates forum Friday in Fremont. Curiously, the prey was not the incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, but his challenger Ro Khanna.In … Continue reading Honda escapes forum unscathed, but the field of candidates, instead, attack Khanna

Honda Puts Up His Dukes As Seniors Group Questions Khanna

Rep. Mike Honda wearing boxing gloves at a press conference Thursday in Newark. PHOTOS/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | If Ro Khanna is moving to the right, Rep. Mike Honda is choosing to stick with the seniors on the left, precisely those concerned by attempts to whittle away more benefits from the Republican-controlled House. Wearing … Continue reading Honda Puts Up His Dukes As Seniors Group Questions Khanna

Honda’s Bid To Create Space On Social Security Lasts A Day

Ro Khanna, Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS 17//2014 ELECTIONS | Rep. Mike Honda was ready to pounce on a potential distinction between him and his fellow Democratic challenger Ro Khanna. Social Security would be the issue marking a significant insight into Honda’s campaign strategy. If Khanna can seemingly conjure up $1 million with a snap of his … Continue reading Honda’s Bid To Create Space On Social Security Lasts A Day

Swalwell: An A’s Fan Who Likes Will Clark? A Democrat Who Wants To Cut Social Security?

Giants great Will Clark gave Rep. Eric Swalwella thrill, according to a tweet Tuesday.CONGRESS 15 | Mr. Everything To Everybody is back at it. Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to understand moderate Democrat to mean a catch-all for the entire political spectrum. The philosophy apparently is not only includes politics, but other parts of life. On … Continue reading Swalwell: An A’s Fan Who Likes Will Clark? A Democrat Who Wants To Cut Social Security?

Swalwell Posts GIF Of His Vote On Anti-Abortion Bill

Over Rep. Eric Swalwell's first six months in Congress he has captivated voters who might have limited knowledge of various social media technologies and one middle-aged San Francisco Chronicle political reporter.He first touted the use of Skype to speak to the Fremont City Council and various classrooms with the video conferencing site to great fanfare. … Continue reading Swalwell Posts GIF Of His Vote On Anti-Abortion Bill

Swalwell Hosts First Town Hall Meetings

PHOTO/Joseph Geha CONGRESS | “It’s good to be home,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, addressing nearly 100 residents in Hayward Saturday attending his first day of town hall meetings. “I grew up in this area, I know it really well, and I think my most important responsibility is to update you, to inform you, and most importantly … Continue reading Swalwell Hosts First Town Hall Meetings

What To Expect From Congressman Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell PHOTO/KQEDCONGRESS | After an amazing upset in the 15th Congressional District with the young, now Congressman-elect Eric Swalwell ousting long-term incumbent, Pete Stark, from his 40-year throne, we can now wonder what a Rep. Swalwell will look like.Swalwell had looked to be a likely loser after the Hayward Demos forum early this year showed an inexperienced … Continue reading What To Expect From Congressman Eric Swalwell

Stark, Lee Vote No on Debt Ceiling Bill; Criticize Tea Party Rivals

Rep. Pete Stark faulted an old rival Monday before voting against raising the debt ceiling: the Tea Party."There is only one reason that our country has been pushed to the brink of default: the Republican Tea Party fringe," Stark said Monday on the floor of the House of Representatives. "We are in the midst of a completely … Continue reading Stark, Lee Vote No on Debt Ceiling Bill; Criticize Tea Party Rivals

Sanders Tells Democrats Ryan Plan Will Result In Death Panels

INDEPENDENT SENATOR FROM VERMONT ASKS DEMS ‘WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?’By Steven Tavares Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lobbed progressive invective to the delight of California Democrats Saturday afternoon in Sacramento while charging the Republican plan to cut Medicare is the real “death panels” feared by some Americans.“They are planning, if they get their way, to cut … Continue reading Sanders Tells Democrats Ryan Plan Will Result In Death Panels