When senior California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she would run for yet another term in the upper chamber there were at least some in her party who were surprised. One issue, while not disqualifying, was her age.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is running for re-election. After weeks of speculation, the California Democrat decided to come out of the bunker and announce her plans to run for anther term yesterday.
In this July 25, 2016 file photo, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Sanchez says it's time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other veteran leaders to make way for a new generation of Democratic leaders.
Several dozen young immigrants shouted down Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, on Monday during an event in San Francisco, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they shouted as they overtook an event Pelosi was holding to encourage passing legislation that would give many young immigrants legal status.
Police officers at protests over the cancellation of conservative provocateur Ann Coulter's speech in Berkeley. Police officials are bracing for violence at a 'No to Marxism in America' rally over the coming weekend: REUTERS/Stephen Lam Seeking to prevent a pair of right-wing weekend rallies from spiralling into violence, Bay Area authorities are vowing a bolstered police presence and urging counter-protestors to stay away as federal officials rebuffed a high-profile attempt to halt a San Francisco rally.
Politicians across the spectrum are condemning the violent clashes between neo-Nazis and white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe sharply denounced the violence, tweeting , "The acts and rhetoric in #Charlottesville over past 24 hours are unacceptable & must stop.
The House on Thursday voted to block the Defense Department from buying Afghan army uniforms as part of its annual defense spending bill. The amendment, passed by voice vote without debate, would prohibit any 2018 funding to be used in the Pentagon's efforts to equip the Afghan National Army after a Pentagon auditor announced a criminal probe of the uniform purchases this week.
The City Councils in Santa Cruz and Oakland City both considered an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION on June 27, 2017. Both Councils voted to approve and the Resolutions will therefore be forwarded to Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Rep. Barbara Lee .
On Monday, the CBC sent a letter to the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company that noted several senior-level vacancies, including CEO and COO, that "would benefit from African-American leadership." They also noted that the company has no Black members on its board of directors.
As previously reported, the Trump Administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 includes a plan to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs into the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission . Pragmatically, this would add the OFCCP's broad responsibilities to an already overburdened EEOC, without providing the EEOC any additional funding to accomplish its newly added workload.
President Donald Trump, with a threat to his fired FBI director, tweets "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! " Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee calls for an independent bi-partisan Congressional commission to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election.
Seconds after Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, walked up to the lectern at a Daytona Beach convention center on Wednesday to deliver her commencement address to Bethune-Cookman University's graduating class, she was drowned out by booing from the crowd. Students stood up and turned their backs to the stage.
This satellite image provided by Digital Globe shows an image captured on April 7 of the northwest side of the Shayrat air base in Syria following U.S. Tomahawk Land Attack Missile strikes on Friday He told ministers in Lucca last week US missile strikes were necessary as a matter of USA national security, and indicated the Trump administration may not be done with Assad. Once that threat "has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria", he told CBS' "Face the Nation ".
Thousands of women in Warsaw showed Poland's conservative government red cards and made noise with kitchenware to demand full birth control rights, respect and higher pay.
Facing a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities "real pioneers" of school choice, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spent Tuesday afternoon backtracking on the controversial statement and highlighting the institutions' roots in racism and segregation. DeVos, in a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday and in remarks at a luncheon with presidents from some of the schools, repeatedly acknowledged that the schools were not created simply to give African-Americans more choices but because black students across the country were not allowed into segregated white schools.
Anti-choice House Republicans on Tuesday voted to further curtail U.S. women's healthcare access, passing a draconian bill that permanently bans the use of federal funds for abortion and prohibits anyone who receives subsidies to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act from purchasing a plan that covers abortion. "The goal of this bill is clear: to end any and all insurance coverage of abortion and make abortion financially out of reach, even in cases where a woman's health is in danger," Planned Parenthood said in a statement .
Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis's "illegitimate president" attack, the question wasn't whether Trump's pushback would cause a Twitter furor. It would.
These are the Dems not going to Trump's inauguration The list of Congress members skipping out on the presidential inauguration keeps growing. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2jSL44Y Many performers have already turned down the opportunity to perform at the inauguration due to not supporting Trump and now Democratic leaders are following suit.
The 42-year-old TV personality, who admitted to being a former life-long Democrat , dropped her ties to the Democrat Party and began helping Trump court black votes on the campaign trial in July as his Director of African-American Outreach. Now, she'll join the real estate mogul in the White House.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, arrives for the House Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, for the leadership elections. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, arrives for the House Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, for the leadership elections.
Reps. Barbara Lee and Linda Sanchez are facing off for a spot in House leadership. A woman of color will be elected to join House leadership this week for the first time, and she'll be a Democrat from California.
Cuban-Americans in Southern California were overjoyed at the news of Fidel Castro's death on Friday, as the dictator who clung to power for decades and drove many to flee to the United States finally passed. "Throughout Southern California on Saturday, Cuban-Americans hoisted glasses of champagne and waved Cuban and American flags in celebration of Castro's death," the Orange County Register reported .
Rep. Barbara Lee , who represents the East Bay in Congress, praised the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro after his death was announced on Friday. Oakland, CA - Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a steering committee member of the Congressional Cuba Working Group, released this statement on the passing of Cuban leader Fidel Castro: While there are many disagreements between our countries, President Castro was a recognized world leader who was dedicated to the Cuban people.
House Speaker Paul Ryan took center stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night and spoke of unity, for the GOP and the country. "Let the other party go on and on with its constant dividing up of people," said Ryan , further dividing up people.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stood before the doors of the Department of Justice on Thursday and demanded a greater reaction from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to repeated instances of police shooting black men. Their trip down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol was a response to the deadly shootings of black men by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma , and Charlotte, North Carolina .
As the old saw goes, all politics is local -- and that's true even when it comes to this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Joining Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, First Lady Michelle Obama and about 4,700 convention delegates was one of Mountain View's own politicians, City Councilman Lenny Siegel, who said he considered himself lucky to land a spot at the event.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That was the message from the Democratic Party to its liberal wing after a hard fought platform battle.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, listens to a question from an 8th grader during her trip to Children's Day School in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, listens to a question from an 8th grader during her trip to Children's Day School in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.