Tag Archive for Congress

Dan Choi stumps for Jay Chen

Our troops and military veterans risk their lives whenever our nation needs them.   Many fought long and hard for the right to serve with dignity and equality in the military.  These same soldiers were subject to the discrimination of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), and I celebrate the repeal of a policy that forced…

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…

Kang Kicks off Congressional Campaign Feb 18

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, who steered the city of Irvine through the toughest economy in decades and emerged with a $20 million reserve without cutting services or laying off employees, will formally launch his bid for Congress in CD-45 this coming Saturday. Volunteers will gather at 20 Lake Road in Irvine from noon to 1:30…

Tea Party Tries to Occupy Congress; Advocates Cruel Spending Cuts

Hat Tip to the Washington Posts’ WonkBlog for news that TeaParty has decided to launch their own version of Occupy by targeting Congress’ Supercommittee and advocate spending cuts that make Draconian sound almost generous.  A branch of the TeaParty was removed from the Senate’s Russell building because Senate officials the TeaParty presentation on deficit reduction was…

California Supreme Court rejects challenges to Senate, Congress maps

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From SacBee Capitol Alert: The California Supreme Court today rejected legal challenges to the state’s new Senate and congressional maps. The two separate lawsuits were rejected by identical 7-0 votes, said Lynn Holton, court spokeswoman. The court’s decision ended the first hurdle to implementing boundary lines that were drawn this year, for the first time,…

What Ronald Reagan Said About Debt Limit Politics?

President Ronald Reagan

“Congress consistently brings the Government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinkmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. The United States has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations.”