Second Harvest Food Hoping To Raise $300,000 To Fill Campaign Shortfall The Second Harvest Food Bank in Silicon Valley is hoping for a belated Christmas present from the community. According to their CEO, this is the first year they came up short in their holiday fundraising campaign,
Pelosi Suggests Top Earners Pay Even More in TaxesHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi isn't ruling out pushing for upper-income earners to pay more even after the "fiscal cliff" deal that raised their taxes.
Opinion: Over The CliffAt midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.
New Bay Area Congressmen Vow To Tackle Gun ControlThe 113th Congress of the United States was sworn in Thursday, including two freshmen Representatives from the Bay Area, who both say they intend to pursue stricter gun control once the debt ceiling debate has been resolved.
Bay Area Legislators Help Pass Fiscal Cliff DealAlthough not everyone was happy about the deal, including lawmakers in the Bay Area, Congress has approved a proposal that staves off the fiscal cliff.
Congress Passes Fiscal Cliff Compromise With Help From Pelosi, BoehnerHouse Democrats, led by minority leader Nancy Pelosi voted by an overwhelming 172-16 for the agreement, which was crafted over the weekend by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Joe Biden.
Pelosi's Leadership Crucial As Fiscal Cliff Bill Heads To Divided HouseIn a New Year's Day drama that climaxed in the middle of the night, the Senate endorsed legislation negating a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts by 89-8 early Tuesday.
Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of The Fiscal CliffIf Congress manages to pass a feeble, last minute, deal on taxes it will be a deal that is long overdue. All of this could have been avoided.
New Bay Area Congressman Eager To Tackle Fiscal CliffEric Swalwell said he would be happy to bring small town solutions he learned while serving as a Dublin City Councilman to Washington.
SF Mayor Lee Says Going Over Fiscal Cliff Means Loss Of Medical FundingSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee weighs in on how a plunge over the "fiscal cliff" could impact local health services.
Melissa Griffin: 'Twas The Night Before Cliffmas'Twas the night before cliffmas, when all through the House The members were stirring, and starting to grouse, The stock market was steady, the jobs numbers were fair, But the issue of the fiscal cliff hung in the air.
Opinion: GOP Too ExtremeMore than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
Fed Projects High Unemployment For Next 3 YearsThe Federal Reserve projects the unemployment rate will stay elevated until late 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates low for the next three years.
Pelosi On Raising Medicare Age: 'Don't Go There'House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi refused to say if she has any red lines in so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations. However, in the next breath, she emphasized that she and fellow Democrats "object" to raising the eligibility age for Medicare.
Oakland Congresswoman: Democrats Won’t Budge In Fiscal Cliff NegotiationsCongresswoman Barbara Lee remains cautiously optimistic that a deal will get done before the New Year's deadline.