Tag: barbara lee
Effort to raise wages for lowest-paid workers could become central issue in 2014 campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous actions, firmly defending the controversial attacks that have killed three Americans and an unknown number of foreigners. “Nothing could […]
The shores of Lake Merritt were the site of a celebration this Sunday that marked 100 years since California gave women the right to vote, 9 years earlier than the 19th Amendment granted women suffrage nationwide. Oakland Local was there and captured some photos of the spirited gathering (hat lovers take note — lots of […]
Through tomorrow, Remote Area Medical, an organization made up of volunteer health care specialists, is putting on a free health clinic at the Oakland Coliseum, where KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm interviewed East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Lee discussed health care reform and GOP budget priorities, calling the latter a “war on the neediest” and a “war […]
California’s elected leaders and congressional delegation are reacting to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords and others were shot at a shopping area in her home district this morning, while she held a “Congress On Your Corner” public gathering. Several Democratic heavy-hitters attended House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s New Year’s celebration for residents […]