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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…

DNC 2012: Opening Remarks

The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by Steve Kerrigan, Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee, at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, September 4, 2012: Fellow Democrats, fellow Americans, good evening. On behalf of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee, welcome to Charlotte and welcome to the 46th…

Kang leads list of Asian Americans seeking Congressional Seats

With the Republican/Tea Party Congress holding a 10 percent approval rating, Democrats have a new opportunity to take back the House and Irvine mayor Sukhee Kang leads an impressive list of Asian American candidates seeking higher office in Congress.  This profile in Monday’s LA Times has the details. Asian Americans now make up 14 percent…