Tag Archives: Politics

Sotomayor: “Si Se Puede”

By Michael Shear, Debbi Wilgoren and Robert Barnes Washington Post President Obama this week nominated U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, [...]

Congress Passes Credit Card Bill

Congresswoman Barbara Lee this week voted for a national credit card bill of rights to protect consumers against unfair practices. The legislation, passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 361– 64, will now go on [...]

Barack Obama and Chauncey Bailey

Chauncey Bailey interviews his old Tribune buddies at the Cafe just one week before his murder.Left Chauncey Bailey, Paul Cobb, Dave Newhouse ,Tribune columnist and Lee Susman, cartoonist. Photo by Gene Hazzard. By Dave Newhouse [...]

Rebecca Kaplan’s Backers Celebrate Victory

From left to right: Assemblymember Sandre Swanson, Oakland City Councilmember-elect At-Large Rebecca Kaplan, Alameda Labor Council Secretary/Treasurer Sharon Cornu. By Ken  A. Epstein Supporters came out Friday evening to the 19th and Broadway campaign headquarters [...]

The Obamas Have a Rabbi in the Family

By Anthony Weis Jewish Daily While Barack Obama struggled to capture Jewish votes, it turned out that one of his wife’s cousins is the country’s most prominent black rabbi. Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic [...]