Dan Chmielewski

California State Senate takes a stand on Prop 8

The LA Times is reporting that the California State Senate voted 18-14 on a resolution opposing Proposition.  State Senator Mark Leno called the measure an improper revision to the state Constitution because it was not approved by the Legislature. From the story:   Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said the initiative is a fundamental revision to the…

Irvine’s Beth Krom expected to run for Congress

It’s not official yet, but Irvine City Council member Beth Krom is putting the pieces in place for a run for Congress in 2010 in CD-48.  As a city council member and as a former Mayor, Krom has a lot going her way.  She’s also proven she can raise enough money to launch a solid…

The Obama Family Picks a Puppy

And the winning breed is a Portugese Water Dog, known for their good temperment and for being hypoallegenic. The dog pictured is what the breed looks like and is not the puppy the Obama’s will pick up in April. From the story: Mrs. Obama said she took some advice from Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, who…

Obama’s Address to Congress

If you missed the speech like I did (I took my daughter and her friend to the Jonas Brothers Movie Premiere in Hollywood last night), you can watch it here.  The text of the speech is here. For our friends at the Register’s editorial pages, thanks so much for the helpful blog comments.  But limiting…

Arnold Gave Serious Thought to Leaving GOP

The Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s answer to the Huffington Post, is reporting that Governor Schwarzenegger and his aides gave serious thought to Arnold leaving the Republican Party. From the post: A few months ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a few close associates discussed whether he should leave the Republican Party, according to two people familiar with…

Americans Gives President Obama High Marks for First Month

Even though House and Senate Republicans have done little to help the president, the American people seem pretty happy with President Obama’s performance in his first 30 days in office.  This Washington Post story shows nearly 7 of 10 Americans approve of the job the president is doing and believe he will right the ship…

Surrender Norm Coleman

It’s nearly March and the trial into the challenge over last year’s US Senate seat from Minnesota is a month old; legal experts give former Senator (he’s finished his term) Norm Coleman little to slim to no chance of retaining his seat, yet Coleman continues to grasp at straws.  When Franken was down by less…