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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?

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“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.”

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang to run for Congress

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Irvine mayor Sukhee Kang is throwing his hat into the ring and will challenge the John Campbell-Dana Rohrabacher GOP fistfight winner for a seat in Congress in 2012.  If the proposed Huntington Beach-Irvine-Newport Beach-Laguna Beach district holds in the proposed redistricting, the top two emerge and a close GOP vote gives Kang an opportunity.  If elected, Kang will…

Obama Weekly Address: “It’s Time Washington Acted as Responsibly as Our Families Do”

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WASHINGTON – President Obama used his weekly address to preview his budget saying that it will help the government live within its means, while still investing in the future.  In addition to stripping out waste, his budget includes a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years—even for programs he cares deeply about—which…

Rep. Sanchez’s Reaction to the SOTU

Rep. Loretta Sanchez offered her insights into tonight’s State of the Union address by President Obama.  In this exclusive statement to TheLiberalOC, Sanchez said, “It (the speech) was long and somber and in some ways very detailed.  It was a tough speech.  It’s a tough speech to give.” “The president made the case for bi-partisanship tonight,” said…