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Observations from Primary Night

Primary night has come and gone.  And there’s a number of things the results of yesterday’s election reveal.  In no particular order, and noting that some results still can change, these observations: In Wisconsin, voters returned control of the State Senate back to Democrats making Governor Scott Walker’s job harder not easier.  If Democrats in…

Will Paco Barragan Run for Santa Ana City Council?

Much has been made of Francisco “Paco” Barragan’s “spoiler” role in the AD-69 race.  Some claimed his presence would steal Santa Ana Latino votes from Santa Ana councilwoman Michele Martinez.  Others said he’d draw support from labor activist Julio Perez.  In the end, Barragan’s vote total didn’t significantly impact either of the other Democrats in…

Mitt Romney’s Email Gets Hacked

GOP Presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Govenor Mitt Romney’s HotMail account was hacked using biographical information about the candidate.  An anonymous hacker was able to figure out a challenge/response answer to a question about Romney’s favorite animal and reset the password.  Romney’s HotMail account came up because of emails while he was Governor that were…

Scouts Honor?

There’s an argument to be made that the Boy Scouts of America is one of the most patriotic organizations in the country.  And while boy scouts receive a considerable education when it comes to patriotism and civics, as far as political campaigns go, using images of the Boy Scouts in political ads, campaign brochures and…

Ballot Initiative in Anaheim Nearing Signature Target

TheLiberalOC has learned that organizers of a petition drive to halt a $158 million giveaway to two hotels in Anaheim have overcome incredible odds and are close to achieving the necessary number of signatures to place an initative on the ballot in November.  Late last month, the group seeking to stop the giveaway was told…

Where’s Orly’s Certificate?

A hat tip to the right-leading OC Political blog on this post that asks the question, why hasn’t Republican US Senate candidate dentist/lawyer/realtor Orly Taitz released a copy of her U.S. Naturalization papers? Taitz was born in the former Soviet Union and says she was naturalized in the 1990s.  But the lead birther who continually…