It’s getting bad for Swalwell. Even Ted Cruz is throwing shade at him

Swalwell Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the kind of guy who isn't funny, but he's the funniest guy in his group of unfunny guys, and therefore, thinks he's a very funny person. But Cruz actually had a zinger for embattled East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell on Thursday. Amid an expanding story that Swalwell was the … Continue reading It’s getting bad for Swalwell. Even Ted Cruz is throwing shade at him

Gloating follows a long night of election returns

A day after Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty may have learned who will be his successor, the irascible retiring elected official tweeted a snarky message for the likely losing candidate. Dublin Mayor David Haubert appears poised to be the winner of a hard-fought campaign over Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon. Haggerty's used Bacon's salty and fried … Continue reading Gloating follows a long night of election returns

Schaaf vs. Trump

Hell is another four years of this racist in the White House.-Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responding to President Trump, who said Oakland, Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago, is "like living in hell."

Elon Musk’s bid to reopen Fremont Tesla plant is rebuffed; sues Alameda County

Tesla founder Elon Musk has tussled with Alameda County officials in an effort to reopen its sprawling Fremont plant on several occasions since a shelter in place was ordered in March. A plan to resume work on Friday afternoon was again rebuffed by local public health officials, leading Musk to escalate the disagreement by filing … Continue reading Elon Musk’s bid to reopen Fremont Tesla plant is rebuffed; sues Alameda County

Alameda Police tweet conjuring city’s racial past falls flat

An image posted by Alameda Police Department on Twitter showing four female police officers apparently guarding the Park Street Bridge was strongly criticized on social media Wednesday for failing to understand the historical significance of the act. The image, posted on Tuesday, but later deleted, showed the female police officers, each wearing protective masks, and … Continue reading Alameda Police tweet conjuring city’s racial past falls flat

Schaaf warns ICE

Don't bring it to Oakland.-Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responding in a tweet on Friday to news report that ICE agents are eyeing a return to the Bay Area. Two years ago, Schaaf tipped off locals about an impending raid on the area's immigrant communities.

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’

#Fartgate: Swalwell denies passing gas on national TV

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell is denying that he loudly passed gas during an appearance on MSNBC on Monday. The toot was clear to many viewers of "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and appeared precisely timed between Swalwell's comments about Presdient Trump's impeachment inquiry hearings. https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1196593236392808448 #Fartgate quickly became a trending topic on Twitter Monday evening. … Continue reading #Fartgate: Swalwell denies passing gas on national TV

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

Swalwell in danger of flunking U.S. Constitution 101

The first month of Rep. Eric Swalwell's campaign for president appears based on a strategy of throwing ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks. So far, whether it's gun safety or returning to a steady diet of cable news appearances attacking President Trump, none have done the trick. Now, another ill-advised tweet by Swalwell … Continue reading Swalwell in danger of flunking U.S. Constitution 101

Swalwell tweets ‘I’m a white guy’; Tri-Valley Dems endorse him for president

This week's highlights from East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's campaign for president were oddly fixated on the obvious as he struggles to gain a footing in the race. >A face in the crowdA creative social media user produced an amalgam this week of all the white presidential candidates polling at around one percent. Good news … Continue reading Swalwell tweets ‘I’m a white guy’; Tri-Valley Dems endorse him for president

East Bay reps respond to Mueller Report

Alameda County's three U.S. representatives reacted to the release and dissemination of facts in the Mueller Report Thursday with deep concern and a determination to further investigate President Trump. Reps. Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee, and Ro Khanna all appeared, at first glance, to harbor more vitriol toward U.S. Attorney General William Barr than any alleged … Continue reading East Bay reps respond to Mueller Report

Swalwell maintains Trump colluded with Russia; ‘Sue me,’ he tells president

Fox News, rabid rightwingers on social media, and the Trump re-election campaign skewered Rep. Eric Swalwell over the weekend for his two years of almost incessant calls of criminal misconduct against Trump that now may have come up empty following news of the Mueller report. The East Bay congressmember, however, still maintains he has seen … Continue reading Swalwell maintains Trump colluded with Russia; ‘Sue me,’ he tells president

OAKLAND: Kaplan takes a swipe at Warriors ownership

The Golden State Warriors loss Sunday night in Oakland to the lowly Phoenix Suns caused continued consternation among fans. But after Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson suggested supporters at Oracle Arena were not giving the team a home-court advantage, Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan came to fans' side. Kaplan tweeted Monday morning that Warriors ownership, … Continue reading OAKLAND: Kaplan takes a swipe at Warriors ownership

Swalwell gloats over Stone gag order

#BREAKING: Roger Stone given best shot at beating charges. A gag order.—Rep. Eric Swalwell mocking Trump associate Roger Stone on Twitter after a federal judge order him Friday to refrain from talking about his case in public. Stone once called Swalwell  a "yellow-bellied coward," among other things.