Contra Costa Times
Political Blotter: Obama endorses Swalwell, Corbett not impressed
This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics .
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Two more candidates file to challenge Mike Honda
The challenge to Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, from well-funded fellow Democrat Ro Khanna of Fremont has been making national headlines since last April.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Week: Congressman Reads to Students by Skype for 'Read Across America'
Our photo of the week demonstrates the evolution of technology in schools and in our methods of communicating.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
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Congress took a snow day on Monday as moderate to heavy white stuff fell on the nation's capital, Virginia, Maryland and other states along the Eastern Seaboard.
Obama Endorses Second Freshman Democrat in Past Week
President Barack Obama endorsed Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., for re-election on Monday, his second endorsement of a freshman congressman in the past week.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Swalwell wants Superbowl moved out of Arizona if anti-gay bill is passed
Congressman Eric Swalwell called on the National Football League today to commit to moving the 2015 Super Bowl out of Arizona should Governor Jan Brewer sign a so-called anti-gay bill into law.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Electrical Construction and Maintenance
NEMA-Backed Smart Grid Study Passes House Committee
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security has adopted an amendment that would result in a comprehensive assessment of actions necessary to expand and strengthen the capabilities of the electrical power system to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from a natural disaster or cyberattack.
Crooks and Liars
Real Momentum Is Building For Eloise Reyes In The Inland Empire
Could two key endorsements picked up by progressive Eloise Reyes signal the end of the road for Steve Israel's lame, empty suit, handpicked candidate, Pete Aguilar? Let's hope so! Friday we mentioned that the endorsement-- and a real endorsement, not a perfunctory one -- of progressive Eloise Reyes by Rep. Xavier Becerra could signal the end of the ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Tim Draper insists 'Six Californias' ballot measure is for real
Venture capitalist Tim Draper insisted again Monday that he's not just joking about his proposal to split California into six states.
Editorial: Voters increasingly independent
It's closer to becoming Independent's Day in California. According to new registration data from Secretary of State Debra Bowen, voters are increasingly turning away from traditional political parties in favor of "none of the above."
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The Campbell Reporter
The changing of California's congressional guard affects Mike Honda
To me, the biggest argument for re-electing U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, always has been that he is not Pete Stark.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Why Was a Congressman Working as a Barista on Valentine's Day?
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell spent his Valentine's Day morning working as a barista in Dublin.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Charges in East Bay House race based on shaky TV news story?
East Bay House candidate Ellen Corbett jumped on an "exclusive investigative" TV news report this week when she slammed Democratic incumbent Rep. Eric Swalwell for his "lack of integrity and honesty" in a Congressional pay issue.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Alameda County Fire Department Awarded $4.1 Million Federal 'SAFER Grant'
Submitted by the Office of Congressman Swalwell- U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell announced the Alameda County Fire Department was awarded a two-year $4.1 million federal SAFER grant to hire and train 12 new firefighters.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Questions arise over lawmakers' pledge to forsake pay during government shutdown
In an exclusive Channel 2 investigation, we followed up with local members of Congress who vowed to stand with Americans by giving up their pay during the shutdown in October.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Capitol Alert: Dan Wolk nabs Democratic endorsement for Assembly seat
California Democrats running for state and congressional offices moved closer to securing coveted state party endorsements at meetings of grassroots officials this weekend.