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Obama: They Deserve A Vote!

Last night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama covered a long list of domestic and foreign policy initiatives common to such messages. The President called on congress to pass entitlement reforms and other legislative initiatives rather than moving from one manufactured crisis to another.

Anti-LGBT Discrimination alive and well in Orange County

LGBT Tet Participation 2010  Photo by: Hao-Nhien Vu

For some people, change doesn’t come easily. When it comes to the acceptance of diversity in sexual orientation, not easy isn’t the half of it. Back in 2010 a small band of bigoted elected officials and Vietnamese community leaders in Westminster tried to have a LGBT group excluded from participation in the annual Tet Parade held in Westminster.

Republicans Aim to Change Electoral College Rules Rather Than Their Party

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From the “Can’t Win Any Other Way” files comes the news that the GOP has defined a new strategy to deal with its declining national popularity. In states where Republicans hold state legislatures and governorship’s in their control, the GOP is trying to change the way Electoral College votes are allocated so that they are assigned by congressional district rather than to the winner of the statewide popular vote.