Amid GOP gains, Delaine Eastin wants to lead California Democrats

Eastin Two years ago, California Democrats flipped seven Republican seats in Congress. This month, Republicans are on the cusp of flipping back four of them, and leading former East Bay legislator Delaine Eastin to enter the upcoming campaign to lead the California Democratic Party. Eastin threw her hat in the ring on various social media … Continue reading Amid GOP gains, Delaine Eastin wants to lead California Democrats

Lee on police shooting

Even as officers, like the ones who murdered George Floyd, are finally facing consequences for their actions, it happens again. When will it stop?-Rep. Barbara Lee on the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

After nearly two terms in Congress, Rep. Ro Khanna has become a nationwide progressive leader. His work on Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign could possibly put Khanna in line for a job in the Social Democrat's future administration.Khanna is already one of the most powerful Indian Americans in Washington. But his rise as a progressive … Continue reading Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

By now, Rep. Eric Swalwell's image on any cable news network over the past three years has greatly raised his profile in a mostly positive manner. But there is a flip-side to his ubiquity in the public eye. Six candidates will challenge his re-election in the 15th Congressional District next March. They include three Democrats, … Continue reading Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

Swalwell reflects on impeachment testimony

These facts will stand the test of time. The question now is will they stand the test of courage by Republicans?—Rep. Eric Swalwell, on MSNBC, summing up this week's round of scheduled House impeachment inquiry hearings.

Mark Meadows’ greeting to Eric Swalwell

Shut up.-North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows to East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell during a closed-door House impeachment inquiry hearing, according to transcripts of meeting released last week.

Barbara Lee on Tlaib, Omar bans from Israel

I stand with my sisters.—Rep. Barbara Lee in a tweet Friday offering support to fellow Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar after each was banned from visiting Israel.

Khanna on China, democracy, and the internet

There is a risk that we could see a Berlin digital wall.-Rep. Ro Khanna in The New York Times describing China's inherent threat to democracy in the digital realm “The question is, are the values of liberty, privacy and freedom of speech going to be embedded in technology platforms? China’s platforms do not have many … Continue reading Khanna on China, democracy, and the internet

GO BIG. BE BOLD. GO HOME: SWALWELL ENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Eric Swalwell's campaign began on a sound stage inside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City and ended 91 days later in a small union hall in Dublin. After canceling two-days of Fourth of July events in New Hampshire last week, the end of Swalwell's presidential campaign appeared near. The rumors proved correct Monday … Continue reading GO BIG. BE BOLD. GO HOME: SWALWELL ENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Lee forms ‘No War in Iran Caucus’

The Constitution makes it very clear that Congress, not the President, has the authority on matters of war and peace. You should give it a read sometime, Mr. President.-Rep. Barbara Lee, announcing the formation Tuesday of the "No War in Iran Caucus," which opposes military force in Iran without congressional approval.

Two Bay Area assemblymembers endorse Wahab’s campaign for Congress

Just as Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to hint with greater frequency that he will end his presidential campaign sooner than later and run for re-election in the 15th Congressional District, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is moving forward with her nascent run for Congress. On Thursday she received the endorsement of East Bay Assemblymember Buffy Wicks. … Continue reading Two Bay Area assemblymembers endorse Wahab’s campaign for Congress

East Bay congressional district has never been led by a woman of color. ‘It’s about damn time, right?’ Wahab says

Rep. Eric Swalwell is running a presidential campaign while, at the same time, doing a good job of keeping prospective challengers for his congressional seat and campaign donors unsure whether he will return to the district.  Swalwell says he'll make the decision before Dec. 8. But Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab, the one candidate who is … Continue reading East Bay congressional district has never been led by a woman of color. ‘It’s about damn time, right?’ Wahab says

Swalwell supports impeachment

We have no choice: Congress must begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.-Rep. Eric Swalwell in a June 13 opinion piece in The Atlantic.

With deadline near, Swalwell may back into slot on presidential debate stage

It appears Rep. Eric Swalwell is on the cusp of backing into a spot at the podium for two Democratic presidential debates later this month in Miami, despite not being able to procure 65,000 individual donations, a requirement that guarantees one of 20 slots. Swalwell had already satisfied one of two requirements to participate in … Continue reading With deadline near, Swalwell may back into slot on presidential debate stage

Khanna on Silicon Valley donors

People should, in my view, be proud of having support from technology leaders.-Rep. Ro Khanna, quoted in The New York Times for an article on Democratic presidential candidates courting Silicon Valley donors, and in some cases, calling for the break up of Big Tech.