Recent elections in Virginia give party a blueprint, operatives say
Some people in Washington might scoff at millennials’ overpriced artisanal toasts or fancy-schmancy watches-that-are-actually-phones, but there’s at least one thing they want from them: their votes.
A year out from the 2018 midterms, young adults aged 18 to 29 who are likely to vote prefer Democratic control of Congress by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, 65 percent to 33 percent, a recent survey by Harvard’s Institute of Politics found.Read more
House Intel Democrats: Trump Jr. tight-lipped about what he told father after Trump Tower meeting went public
Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday evening that Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged having a discussion with his father regarding the controversial June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower after the emails regarding the meeting became public, but refused to say anything else on the matter.
Trump Jr. testified Wednesday to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors regarding an eight-person meeting that took place in June 2016 between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.Read more
Full house at Cal High for representative's last event of 2017
It was a packed house in the cafeteria at San Ramon's California High School Saturday morning, where local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) held his last town hall of the year.
At the meeting, Swalwell touched on a variety of issues, from the recently approved tax bill to immigration to the numerous sexual misconduct allegations coming out in politics and the media.
Most of the town hall, which lasted about an hour and a half and was attended by at least 200 residents of the 15th Congressional District, was dedicated to a question-and-answer session, though Swalwell opened by talking about national security issues, gun legislation and the recently approved tax bill, which he adamantly opposed.Read more
A key Democratic lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee told The Hill that he hopes former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea will prompt his GOP colleagues to rev up the panel’s probe into Russia's election hacking. “Hopefully, the gravity of what happened with Russian interference and Bob Mueller‘s investigation starts to set in, particularly here on Capitol Hill, where I don’t think we’re running very complete investigations,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told The Hill.Read more
More than 1,100 law enforcement agencies applied for the grants. Just 179 were awarded.
ALAMEDA, CA — Alameda County has been awarded a highly coveted $1 million grant to increase staffing at the Sheriff's Office, Rep. Eric Swalwell announced last month. The money will be used to hire eight new deputies. Four will be in the Transit Crime Unit, and four in the Crime Prevention Unit.Read more
By Joseph Geha | Bay Area News Group
Hundreds of people who came to Union City’s Veterans Memorial Park last Saturday morning to honor veterans attended the dedication of a new monument years in the making.
The large, six-sided black granite monument sits within a circle of flagpoles, surrounded by a freshly constructed seating area amid new landscaping.
The monument features panels honoring each branch of the U.S. Armed Services — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.Read more
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he did nothing wrong when he did not respond to an announcement by Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide, that he planned to go to Russia during the heart of the 2016 campaign.
Questioned by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), about meetings with campaign advisors Page and George Papadopoulos, Sessions acknowledged that Page told him about his travel plans after a meeting at the Capitol Hill Club.Read more
George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Trump had publicly denied that there had been any contact between his campaign and Russian officials, and Papadopoulos did not want to contradict the official line, the source said.Read more
Prior to Carter Page’s bravura piece of surreal performance art on Monday before the House Select Committee On Intelligence, there was Casey Stengel in 1958, confounding the Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly Subcommittee that was looking into removing professional baseball’s exemption from the country’s anti-trust regulations. And then, 15 years later, Tony Ulasewicz, the hangdog ex-NYPD cop-turned-Nixonian bagman, explained to Sam Ervin and the special committee looking into Watergate how he handled the payoffs to the original Watergate burglars—including the piquant detail that, while he was roaming Washington with paper bags full of cash, he wore a subway motorman’s change dispenser on his belt because he was doing so much business in public phone booths.Read more
Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, compared the Russians’ social-media tactics in the 2016 election to the way “criminal predators” stalk their prey. They dangle something to ingratiate themselves to their potential victims, then, “boom, they come in for the kill,” Harris said.Read more