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Sanchez protests White House Meeting with Vietnamese Leader

From the office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, this press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, today released a statement criticizing the White House for hosting General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who does not hold an official government position, despite Vietnam’s well…

More Support from Democrats and Labor on Disney Deal

A broad coalition of elected and local Democrats and labor groups are coming out in strong support to urge the Anaheim City Council to approve an agreement that would extend an existing tax policy in Anaheim for another 30 years. In exchange, Disney will invest a minimum of $1 Billion for a third major expansion…

OCDA announces new committee to examine policies on jailed informants

Here’s a press release from the OCDA’s office. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) announced today that a new independent, external committee has been created to thoroughly examine OCDA policies and practices regarding the use of jailhouse informants. The Informant Policies and Practices Evaluation Committee (IPPEC) is comprised of legal experts from outside the…

Have a Proud July Fourth Weekend

TheLiberalOC is taking the long weekend to celebrate America’s birthday after an extraordinary two weeks where freedom and liberty prevailed in the marriage equality debate, the preservation of President Obama’s healthcare reform act, and the condemnation of the Confederate Flag. Have a safe holiday weekend. Here’s a statement from Rep. Loretta Sanchez: “Our great country…