Dan Chmielewski

Bush’s comments

From the White House    STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today rejected Lewis Libby’s request to remain free on bail while pursuing his appeals for the serious convictions of perjury and obstruction of justice.  As a result, Mr. Libby will be required to turn himself over to…

So Much for Restoring Honor and Integrity to the White House

I found this AP story that reference a quote from Bush from the 2000 campaign; a promise to restore  “Honor and Integrity in the White House.” With the actions today of commuting Scooter Libby’s sentence, I guess not. Republicans will bring up President Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich; let them.  Rich’s lawyer was Scooter Libby. But at…

Bush Spares Scooter Libby from Jail

They can get away with anything, can’t they? Bush commutes sentence for Libby THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 2, 2007, 5:52 PM EDT President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and…

Why Do Republicans Continue to Block Recommendations of 9/11 Commission?

State Rep. Chuck DeVore referenced the weekend attacks in Scotland to warn about muslim extremists.  Rudy Giuliani continues to talk abut the dangerous world live in post 9/11 though he did little to follow anti-terrorism recommendations for NYC after the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.  Mitt Romney talks about “double Gitmo” and John McCain goes…

The Rising Blue Latino Vote

This chart was put up on Meet The Press yesterday.  The defeat of the President’s immigration bill is likely to have a profoud impact on future elections as the number of Latino residents and legal Latino voters continues to increase. The state to watch here is Florida; without a pro-Immigration reform Republican in the race,…

We’re #2!

BlogNetNews.com ranks TheLiberalOC.com as the second most influential political blog in California. Yes, its a marketing tool that changes weekly, but we’re number 2 in a Blue State in what’s perceived to be a Red County. UPDATE: The ranking of number 2 was up for Sunday and most of Monday, but it seems that BNN…

First Six Months of Democratic Majorities

Not long ago, Rep. John Campbell opined in the OC Metro that the current Democratic Congress could boast of few accomplishments (leaving out the part where Republicans obstructed progress of course). This announcement arrived in my email from the Speaker’s office.  It’s worth a read: PELOSI, REID DISCUSS SIX MONTHS OF DEMOCRATIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS Washington, D.C.—…