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GOP Convention Day One: Sugar and Spice and Not Much Nice

Ann Romney at RNCC 8-27-2012

A day late, the GOP Convention launched with a dash of sugar (Ann Romney) and a bag of spice (every other speaker). Ann Romney painted her husband as a caring and compassionate man. Not surprising really, that was her job. Her mission was to soften the image of Mitt Romney; to paint him as something other than the corporate raider…

Santorum Pulls Out; Romney Hides Tax Returns

Two pieces of Republican news.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has pulled out (insert your own joke here) of the GOP Presidential race and has “suspended” his campaign.  One can surmise that Santorum mightnot be able to recover losing his home state to Republican front runner Mitt Romney. Read details of Santorum’s pull out here.…

Tax Plans of GOP Presidential Candidates to Bust Budget

Considering how often all of the stimulus programs are wrong attributed to President Obama, the Washington Post reports today that the tax plans of three of the remaining GOP presidential hopefuls simply pile on the deficit. So the closer look by US Budget Watch demonstrates that Republicans are hardly the fiscal conservatives they claim to…

Trump Announcement: A Breakup in Progress?

Donald Trump

Billionaire Donald Trump caused a flurry of speculation on Wednesday when he announced that he would be making a major announcement on Thursday, Groundhog Day. According to Trump adviser Michael Cohen, “the announcement will pertain to the presidential race.” There has been speculation that Mr. Trump will be making an endorsement.

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…