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Blue America Profiles Congressional Candidate Jay Chen

Jay Chen is a dynamic and smart Democratic candidate for Congress who has Ed Royce so afraid that Royce cancels appearances where Chen will be and Royce refused to debate Chen least he give voters in North Orange County any reason to doubt why they should return Royce to Congress.  Blue America profiled Chen this…

DPOC Executive Director Punched in Santa Ana

Nick Anas

Buying a cup of Joe in America’s Fourth Safest City (according to Forbes) should be a reasonably safe activity.  But Nick Anas, the executive director of the Democratic party of Orange County, got a little jolt today with his coffee that had nothing to do with an extra expresso shot.  Anas was assaulted by a…

San Diego Newspaper Aides Republican Candidates

If you listen to Republicans long enough, the subject of Liberal Media Bias will come up.  They won’t have any problem with the Conservative Media Bias by outlets like Fox News or on political blogs like this one.  In Orange County, where Liberals and Democrats can’t even get a columnist or an editorial with a…

Amante Votes on Grand Jury Ruling Criticizing Him; Shirley Grindle says it’s the Height of Arrogance

The Tustin City Council finally met to discuss a recently Grand Jury report that faulted Tustin councilman Jerry Amante and Laguna Hills councilman Allan Songstad for using their positions of authority to unduly influence officials at Brandman University to be critical of the work of Professor Fred Smoller (more on this in a second).  With…

Two Barnburners from Tuesday’s DNC

While First Lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro were the highlights of Tuesday’s DNC speeches, there were two barnburners that warrant attention from Democratic governors Deval Patrick, who succeeded Mitt Romeny in Massachusetts and ted Strickland of Ohio. Both speeches resonated with the crowd and fired up Democrats for the fight ahead.…

DNC: Address By House Women

  The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery by House Women at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, September 4, 2012: Good evening. I’m Nancy Pelosi, but my grandchildren call me Mimi. For me, politics is an extension of my role as a mother and a grandmother. For the Democratic women…