Lee for veep?

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee has always been known as a stalwart progressive, although, her brand of lefty politics has not often proven popular outside the Bay Area bubble. But as the entire country begins to embrace her political values in greater numbers, Lee is in the midst of  a career renaissance that is now … Continue reading Lee for veep?

House approves Lee, Khanna bills that limit presidential war powers

The House of Representatives approved legislation authored by Rep. Barbara Lee on Thursday that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that led to the war in Iraq. A bill, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna that withholds military spending for any military conflict with Iran without congressional consent, also passed the … Continue reading House approves Lee, Khanna bills that limit presidential war powers

House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

After almost two decades of persistence, Rep. Barbara Lee's quest to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military force (AUMF) that led to the Iraq War, and that she has doggedly opposed over the years, will come to a vote in Congress. A bill introduced by Lee to repeal the 2001 AUMF will be heard … Continue reading House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

Day after House passes war powers resolution, Lee introduces AUMF repeal bill

Wednesday's vote shows House is growing concerned over potentially unfettered power by the President to wage war.

The Nation ♥ Ro Khanna

The venerable progressive Bible, The Nation, sure loves Rep. Ro Khanna, especially veteran columnist John Nichols. For the second year in a row, the magazine named Khanna to its annual year-end list of progressive accolades, this time as the most valuable progressive member in the House of Representatives. Nichols lauded Khanna for his early focus … Continue reading The Nation ♥ Ro Khanna