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Third Time is a Charm; Joint Audit Committee will Audit the Great Park Audit

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Irvine’s Republican Council majority likes to talk about transparency in government but that only applies when looking into policies enacted by the former Democratic Council majority.  When it comes to transparency on their own actions for how the Great Park investigation was conducted, they’ve done everything possible to prevent the same sort of scrutiny. So…

Rep. Linda Sanchez rips Republicans on Immigration in the Washington Post

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-California)

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez does a brilliant job of taking the GOP Presidential candidates apart on their positions on immigration reform in today’s Washington Post.  We’re republishing it here. When it comes to the politics of immigration, the GOP’s candidates are sinvergüenzas — shameless WASHINGTON POST // REP. LINDA SANCHEZ, CHAIRWOMAN OF CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS   As…

The IRS has no form 990s from CATER

Letter from IRS stating no form 990 on file for CATER

CATER (Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility), which identifies itself as a 501(c)(4) public benefit non-profit organization focused on transparency and accountability in government, has either not filed a form 990 from September 2013 through the end of July 2015 or has asked the IRS for an extension in filing which the IRS has not…

OC GOP Chair still doesn’t get Healthcare Reform

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This is another one of those stories I just couldn’t get to before my early August business trip, but Register reporter Martin Wisckol contacted me for a comment on the Koch Brothers’ Freedom Partners recent event in Dana Point that was designed to show how the private sector could help the poor.  Yes, they could start by…