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Bao Backs Bernie for President

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Hot off the press: Garden Grove, CA – On the day of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary Election, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has officially announced his endorsement of Bernie Sanders.   Nguyen, who is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against two better known and more centrist Democrats, released the following statement:  “It’s going to…

You can’t “Feel the Bern” if the Ideas are Half Baked

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Vox.com’s Matthew Ygelsias, a journalist who has been covering the Bernie Sanders campaign, has written a definitive piece on the Sanders campaign and documents what many Democrats have long thought — Bernie’s plans are short on detail and long on slogans. From the piece: I decided I should dive into the plan myself to learn…

Obama’s Final SOTU: Hope Rules

President Obama- Costa Mesa 3/16/09

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter. I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa. I also understand…

CES 2016: Internet of Things Drives the Future

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2015 was a banner year for the American automotive industry, but with major initiatives from Google, Apple and Ford Motors plus the sharing economy offerings of Uber and Lyft, 2015 may be the auto industry’s high water mark.  The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas offered a glimpse into the future of driverless cars…

President’s Executive Order on Guns Doesn’t Go Far Enough

President Obama released his administration’s response to inaction by Congress on guns in a bid to hinder the epidemic of mass shootings in America.  While all steps in the right direction, it’s still not enough. Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates will view this as the annual “Obama’s taking your guns away” sale and stock…