House leaders met in secure location to discuss Swalwell’s exposure to Chinese spy

Swalwell Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met in a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) on Friday to discuss East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's exposure to a Chinese spy and his status on the House Intelligence Committee. Earlier this week, McCarthy called for Swalwell to be removed from the committee, … Continue reading House leaders met in secure location to discuss Swalwell’s exposure to Chinese spy

Did over-ambition hurt Swalwell’s chances for impeachment role?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose seven House members on Tuesday to serve as impeachment managers in the upcoming Senate trial of President Trump. Among them is Bay Area Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a veteran of the impeachment efforts for Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. But Pelosi's decision to pass over East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell for … Continue reading Did over-ambition hurt Swalwell’s chances for impeachment role?

‘The only remedy for his repeated misconduct is impeachment’: Alameda County reps weigh-in

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday for improperly asking the president Ukraine to investigate his presidential rival Joe Biden and his son in exchange for releasing military aid previously approved by Congress. Alameda County's three members of Congress, Reps Barbara Lee, Eric Swalwell, … Continue reading ‘The only remedy for his repeated misconduct is impeachment’: Alameda County reps weigh-in

Khanna finally backs impeachment

President Trump's latest actions involving Ukraine is too much for Rep. Ro Khanna. The Fremont congressman announced his support for an impeachment inquiry Tuesday. The declaration via a tweet followed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision the same day to move forward with the inquiry. https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1176618310424596480 Khanna, despite holding a clearly blue seat in the 17th … Continue reading Khanna finally backs impeachment

Lee named to U.N. General Assembly delegation

The 74th United Nations General Assembly opened Tuesday with an East Bay congressmember as part of the U.S. delegation. Rep. Barbara Lee was appointed as the congressional representative by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It's the fourth time Lee has received the honor. Pelosi said Lee's appointment is a "testament to her lifetime of resolute leadership … Continue reading Lee named to U.N. General Assembly delegation

Swalwell said ‘sh*thole’ and House Republicans went nuts

Rep. Eric Swalwell, back on the House floor Tuesday after a short, ill-fated run for president, detailed a litany of racist comments previously made by President Trump, including recent tweets telling four minority congressmembers to "go back... to which they came." While speaking on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, Swalwell later verbalized Trump's characterization of … Continue reading Swalwell said ‘sh*thole’ and House Republicans went nuts

Khanna’s plan for ending the shutdown: You get a mediator. You get a mediator. We all get mediators

Rep. Ro Khanna believes there's a simple end to the nearly month-long government shutdown. Have each side picks two experts and put them in a room to mediate an end to the political confrontation that has left nearly 800,000 federal workers without a paycheck. "Put them in a room, six votes, and have them come … Continue reading Khanna’s plan for ending the shutdown: You get a mediator. You get a mediator. We all get mediators

Over rule change disliked by progressives, Khanna spars with Pelosi deputy

Progressive House members, including Rep. Ro Khanna, say a proposed rule change that would allow new spending only if offset by matching cuts or increased future revenues, will seriously hamper its favored proposals, including Medicare for All. The rule, known as "PayGo," is part of a rules package coming before the new Democratic Congress. Khanna's … Continue reading Over rule change disliked by progressives, Khanna spars with Pelosi deputy

Nancy Pelosi gives Barbara Lee a seat at the table, after all

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee lost out last week at a chance to become the chair of the House Democratic Party Caucus. Likely incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made amends for the result by creating a spot for Lee as a third co-chair of the party's congressional Steering and Policy Committee. East Bay Rep. Eric … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi gives Barbara Lee a seat at the table, after all

Ocasio-Cortez backs Pelosi, but would prefer Barbara Lee for Speaker

Rep. Barbara Lee is seeking to be chair of the House Democratic Caucus next week.

Swalwell’s profane response to Huckabee’s incendiary tweet

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee linked Nancy Pelosi's team to the MS-13 gang in a tweet.

Susan Sarandon is upset with Ro Khanna

Progressives are livid with Khanna's endorsement of an establishment N.Y. congressman