Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Two progressives groups are urging President-elect Joe Biden to select Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee as his secretary of state. The left-leaning Justice Democrats and the Sunshine Movement, a climate-change group, included Lee on a list of potential progressives to fill Biden's cabinet, The Hill reported on Wednesday. The organizations also suggested naming Sens. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Bernie Sanders endorses Rebecca Kaplan

With five days left in the fall election season, Sen. Bernie Sanders is backing Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan in her close fought re-election against the corporate-backed Derreck Johnson. Sanders made the announcement through former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport, according to Kaplan's campaign. “I am just so pleased that my dear friend Bernie Sanders has … Continue reading Bernie Sanders endorses Rebecca Kaplan

Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

With the number of coronavirus cases surging in many parts of the country, including California, and locally, in Alameda County, Rep. Ro Khanna, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill on Tuesday to mail a medical mask to all Americans. “If we can afford a $740 billion defense budget, we can afford to send … Continue reading Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

Khanna touts Warren for veep

In a series of tweets last week, East Bay Rep. Ro Khanna strongly advocated for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his vice presidential nominee. Khanna, a former co-chair for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, tweeted, “She needs to be on the ticket.” On Monday, Khanna ramped up his push … Continue reading Khanna touts Warren for veep

Lee thanks Bernie

Now, we must come together to take back the White House and defeat Trump.-Rep. Barbara Lee thanking Sen. Bernie Sanders for his campaign in a tweet. Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday.

Bonta backs Steyer for president

East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta is endorsing billionaire Tom Steyer for president, it was announced Wednesday. Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro in the Assembly, lauded Steyer for his leadership in standing up to Big Oil, along with a belief that Steyer can beat President Trump on the issue of the economy. "Tom … Continue reading Bonta backs Steyer for president

Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation opposing war in Iran without approval of Congress

A day after President Trump roiled the geopolitics of the Middle East by authorizing the assassination of Iran's highest-ranking military commander, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna renewed an effort to limit military force in the region without the prior consent of congress. Sanders and Khanna said Friday they plan to introduce legislation that will … Continue reading Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation opposing war in Iran without approval of Congress

Democratic presidential hopefuls are wooing Schaaf, Bonta

When Sen. Kamala Harris abruptly shut down her presidential campaign on Dec. 3 it freed many high-profile Democrats in the state and the East Bay who had supported her effort to begin looking to back other candidates. Democrats such Gov. Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta, for instance, made early, an … Continue reading Democratic presidential hopefuls are wooing Schaaf, Bonta

Khanna slams fellow Dems, GOP for supporting defense bill to fund ‘endless wars’

Rep. Ro Khanna serves as one of Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign co-chairs. It seems Sanders' progressive rhetoric and propensity to skewering not only the right, but the left, is rubbing off on Khanna. The Fremont and Silicon Valley gave a blistering speech on the House floor Wednesday in opposition of the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading Khanna slams fellow Dems, GOP for supporting defense bill to fund ‘endless wars’

Nancy Skinner gets an assist from LeBron James

East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner's "Fair Pay for Fair Play" bill could drastically change how the NCAA, the powerful governing body of college sports in the U.S., does business. Skinner's legislation to give college student athletes in California the ability to be paid when their likeness is used by for profit by their college … Continue reading Nancy Skinner gets an assist from LeBron James

With crucial debates near, Swalwell’s presidential senior strategist is working A’s games

Imagine the unlikely scenario of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign advisor moonlighting as a hot dog vendor at Boston Red Sox games just days before highly-anticipated debates this week, or the senior strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign serving as a ticket-taker at a fly fishing tournament in Vermont. With the first debates of … Continue reading With crucial debates near, Swalwell’s presidential senior strategist is working A’s games

Swalwell, Harris to debate Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, others on June 28

Two Democratic presidential candidates with ties to the East Bay will join the second night of two much-anticipated debates on June 27-28. East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell, along with Kamala Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, (Swalwell is also), will be featured together in the debate on Thursday, June 28. The second debate is seen … Continue reading Swalwell, Harris to debate Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, others on June 28

Khanna responds after Trump vetoes bipartisan Yemen resolution

President Trump made good on a promise Tuesday to veto a resolution approved by both houses of Congress to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The War Powers Act resolution was backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and East Bay Rep. Ro Khanna. "I will not give up this fight," said Rep. … Continue reading Khanna responds after Trump vetoes bipartisan Yemen resolution

Khanna on Sanders for President

Bernie Sanders is always an underdog because he is fighting against large special interests who don’t want to see his agenda succeed.—Rep. Ro Khanna on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he's again running for president.