Tag Archive for President Obama

Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for President

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

I collected a couple of “Elizabeth Warren for President” buttons at the California Democratic Party convention two weekends ago, but her “candidacy is something that’s not going to happen.  In one of the more definitive statements to date, Senator Warren has made it clear she’s not a candidate for president in 2016 because “I already…

Obama Nails the SOTU; GOP Reaction, Meh

President Barack Obama in Costa Mesa

From the State of the Union speech I heard, you’d hardly know the Democrats lost the Senate last fall.  President Barack Obama’s 6th State of the Union was masterful in its delivery and his message reasonated with the majority of the American people via a cool tool used by CNN. Here’s the speech in full. …

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?

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I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…

The Case for Net Neutrality

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President Obama has come out strongly for Net Neutrality since the midterm elections and if you’re not sure what Net Neutrality is, it’s Internet policy we have today.  Quite simply, it’s how the Internet has operated since it started. With Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress, there’s a strong move afoot by companies like…

Choi makes unsubstantiated claim about creating jobs in Irvine

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Do you think a Mayor of a mid-size city (populations of more than 150,000 to 450,000) can affect policies that led to private sector job growth?  Unless it’s a city contract, it’s doubtful.  But Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is claiming that among his accomplishments as mayor is decreasing Irvine’s low unemployment rate from 5.6 percent…

The Disrespecting Republicans and Obama’s OC Visit

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote speech during the UC Irvine 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday.
MINDY SCHAUER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Irvine Council member Beth Krom likes to tell the story about when President George W. Bush visited the city when she was mayor.  While she probably opposed every single policy of that occupant of the White House, he was greeted by the mayor warmly and with great respect.  She also showed a class photo of…