Two East Bay campaign ads used actors, similar strategies to attack opponents

ELECTION 2016 | In the East Bay recently, two major campaigns felt the sting of similar negative television ads. Both used stand-ins to portray the challenger and both attempted to describe their alleged ties to powerful special interests groups. While 17th Congressional District candidate Ro Khanna was light-heartily tweaked by Rep. Mike Honda's campaign by … Continue reading Two East Bay campaign ads used actors, similar strategies to attack opponents

Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Ro Khanna says Rep. Mike Honda's latestpolitical ad contains racial innuendo.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |It may be the most biting and deprecating political ad in the Bay Area this election cycle. Rep. Mike Honda's 30-second hit on Ro Khanna released Thursday, asserts with comical flair that his challenger is beholden to Wall Street … Continue reading Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Report: Khanna accepted more Wall Street money than any other House challenger

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The Center for Responsive Politics has found 17th Congressional District candidate Ro Khanna received more contributions from Wall Street interests than any other non-incumbent running for Congress this year.The non-profit, which operates OpenSecrets.org, the website that tracks the flow of money in American politics, found Khanna has raised $480,500 during this … Continue reading Report: Khanna accepted more Wall Street money than any other House challenger

Specter Of Wall Street Waters Down Oakland’s Anti-Foreclosure Resolution

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | FORECLOSURES | What began as two competing resolution designed to show support for Richmond’s audacious plan to help underwater mortgage holders reduce principal and potentially by use of eminent domain, took pains Tuesday night to avoid worrying Wall Street investors.The City Council unanimously passed a resolution by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan admittedly … Continue reading Specter Of Wall Street Waters Down Oakland’s Anti-Foreclosure Resolution

Competing Foreclosure Resolutions Faceoff At Next Oakland Council Meeting

Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplanand Desley Brooks.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//FORECLOSURES | A pair of largely ceremonial Oakland City Council resolutions, both lauding Richmond for its efforts in helping owners of underwater mortgages in that city, is heading on a collision course next week. On Tuesday, the Oakland Community and Economic Development Committee approved a watered down resolution … Continue reading Competing Foreclosure Resolutions Faceoff At Next Oakland Council Meeting

Conflict Of Resolutions, Members Slow Talk Of Anti-Foreclosure Plan In Oakland

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//FORECLOSURES | The Oakland City Council again squabbled and ultimately scheduled competing resolutions supporting Richmond’s out of the box anti-foreclosure proposal for later this month, but not before Councilmember Dan Kalb flashed anger for the first time and Larry Reid finally showed up for work.A resolution first offered by Councilmember Desley Brooks in two separate … Continue reading Conflict Of Resolutions, Members Slow Talk Of Anti-Foreclosure Plan In Oakland

Rumblings Of A Richmond-Style Foreclosure Plan For Oakland

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//FORECLOSURES | Richmond’s move last month to help foreclosed homeowners through a city-led plan to buy underwater homes under eminent domain made Wall Street extremely jittery. Rumblings that Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks might be interested in studying Richmond’s controversial, but innovative strategy provided another flash point between her and Councilmember Libby Schaaf.The mere suggestion … Continue reading Rumblings Of A Richmond-Style Foreclosure Plan For Oakland

Richmond’s Foreclosure Plan Yet Another Cry For Help At The Local Level

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is just the latest voice in the East Bay railing against government inaction over the past five years.LEGISLATURE/FEDERAL GOVT | Those in high finance decry the gambit being employed by Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin as underhanded. Ironic, huh? The same group of greedy practitioners of high-risk loans that put Richmond and other … Continue reading Richmond’s Foreclosure Plan Yet Another Cry For Help At The Local Level