Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

Last week, the San Leandro City Council approved the appointment of Guillermo Elenes to its planning and zoning adjustment commission. But after dozens of social media posts by Elenes using an acronym for the phrase "All Cops Are Bastards" later emerged, he was asked to step down on Wednesday. Elenes had not yet been sworn-in … Continue reading Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

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

Swalwell claps back after Trump calls him a ‘loser’

Rep. Eric Swalwell has been pining for a high-profile full-frontal attack by President Trump against him on Twitter for several years and he got it earlier this week. The president's angry tweet came after Swalwell appeared on Fox News last Sunday to discuss the House impeachment hearing. "Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like … Continue reading Swalwell claps back after Trump calls him a ‘loser’

‘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

Schaaf implies she will again warn public if ICE raid info is received

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tossed out the first pitch at Monday's night A's game with a looping strike. A half-inning later, Schaaf threw a brush back pitch at President Trump, implying in a tweet, that she would blow the whistle again on any U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, if any are planned for … Continue reading Schaaf implies she will again warn public if ICE raid info is received

Khanna on Trump and New Zealand murders

It’s completely unpresidential. Instead of assuring the nation about what happened in New Zealand and saying we condemn those kind of hate crimes, he’s tweeting. —Rep. Ro Khanna on CNN Monday criticizing the President Trump's response to the mass murder of Muslims by a lone gunman in New Zealand.

Don Jr. calls out Swalwell for retweeting erroneous news story about him

When a news report last Friday appeared to find a new contradiction in testimony by the President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., about a hotel project in Russia in 2014, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell jumped at the chance to comment on the story. “A good lesson for all kids (and for anyone in the White … Continue reading Don Jr. calls out Swalwell for retweeting erroneous news story about him

CA17: Cohen apologizes for Michelle Obama tweets

Ron Cohen, the Republican facing Rep. Ro Khanna in the 17th Congressional District this November, apologized for a series of tweets he posted last week suggesting former First Lady Michelle Obama was transgender. During a debate Saturday morning in Fremont, Cohen expressed remorse for the tweets he exchanged with a South Bay progressive. He later … Continue reading CA17: Cohen apologizes for Michelle Obama tweets

Swalwell apologizes for ‘Boo hoo hoo’ tweet

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell has for more than a year offered near daily jeers and taunts toward President Donald Trump to the delight of his Democratic followers. He may have gone to the well one too many times on Wednesday morning when Swalwell posted a tweet regarding the ongoing Supreme Court nomination of Judge … Continue reading Swalwell apologizes for ‘Boo hoo hoo’ tweet

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 1: Hipsters and sanctuary city hypocrisy in San Leandro

The world premiere of the Steve Tavares Is Angry Podcast ponders the possibility of his neighborhood becoming gentrified, along with the future loss of his Orange Julius-sized apartment in Alameda. Plus, in The Breakdown, he looks at the Trumpian barrage of anti-immigrant tweets sent recently by the chair of a San Leandro school district $104 … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY-Episode 1: Hipsters and sanctuary city hypocrisy in San Leandro

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.

Khanna: Dems should support Trump’s engagement with North Korea

"Let me be clear," Khanna tweeted last week, "Sen. Schumer does not speak for the Democratic Party concerning North Korea and Iran."