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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

From the Sacramento Bee: Yesterday Carly Fiorina spoke at a news conference held at the electrical contracting and engineering firm Rex Moore in Sacramento, where she also lambasted her Democratic rival Sen. Barbara Boxer for failing to stimulate job growth in California…. Rex Moore has received nearly $450,000 in stimulus money as part of the federal American Recovery and…

Nixing Republican purism

From  newsreview.com: After all the talk lately about the Tea Party and the rise of the Republican right, last week’s election was an eye-opener. As veteran Republican political commentator Tony Quinn has observed, not only did the most conservative Republican candidates for statewide office all lose by wide margins, but voters also approved Proposition 14,…

They will draw the lines

California’s Applicant Review Panel met today to review the 4,546 completed applications for the Citizens Redistricting Commission (Proposition 11). The field of applicants was narrowed to 622, including 27 Orange Countians, who are listed here. Those who were not selected, and the reasons for their disqualification, are listed here. The Panel’s next task will be to…

How would the BP disaster look here?

A clever fellow from Michigan has put together an interactive web site called “If It Was My Home” where you can see what the BP oil spill would cover if it had taken place in your area. As the page notes, “In combination with the Texas City Refinery Explosion and the Prudohoe Bay Oil Spill, this…

Gary Miller is “not getting the sense”

Over at Politico, Alex Isenstadt is reporting that Accountant Phil Liberatore has poured nearly half a million dollars into a GOP primary challenge to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.), who has found himself on the end of a wave of attacks from the self-funder over his support for the TARP bailout… “Phil is spending a lot…

Business groups dominate list of legislative donors

From a article by Chase Davis, money and politics reporter at California Watch: Business groups have given more money to California legislative campaigns over the last three years than private citizens and labor unions combined, according to a study released yesterday by Berkeley-based MAPLight.org…. According to the study, business groups accounted for more than 47…

We had a bad bug. We think we’re better now.

Many of you may have noticed that we have had a few problems with a nasty bug that has been going around affecting WordPress based blogs. The bug hit us, Orange Juice and thousands of others around the world. We believe that we have corrected the problem but we do advise all of our users…