Tag Archive for US Senate

Kashkari Abandons Poverty as a GOP Issue

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Neel Kashkari, who has been mentioned as a contender in the race for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, has made a lot of noise about poverty last year, but has been silent on the issue since Election Day. And now that Kashkari has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for US Senate, it’s worth revisiting this…

Senator Boxer to Retire; Who will replace her?

Sen. Barbara Boxer at CADem2010 Convention

US Senator Barbara Boxer has announced that she will retire from the US Senate setting the stage for an interesting 2016 US Senate battle.  The big question is which Democrat will replace her? From the AP story: Boxer’s retirement will set off a free-for-all among California Democrats, who have been ascendant in the state for…

Where’s Orly’s Certificate?

A hat tip to the right-leading OC Political blog on this post that asks the question, why hasn’t Republican US Senate candidate dentist/lawyer/realtor Orly Taitz released a copy of her U.S. Naturalization papers? Taitz was born in the former Soviet Union and says she was naturalized in the 1990s.  But the lead birther who continually…

DeVore’s Silence on Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Surprises

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtx1AEpKLvU[/youtube] While Chuck DeVore is no longer an elected official and his exploratory committee for the Third District’s supervisor’s seat demonstrates his eagerness to return to public sector life, he was the state’s biggest advocate for more nuclear energy throughout his six year assembly term and ill-fated run for the US Senate.  A quick scan…

Jon Stewart: A New Hope

John Stewart (left), speaks to 9/11 first responders about health issues on 12/16/10. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

For those of us who are Star Wars fanatics, virtually every scene is burned into our memories. Many scenes in the movie provide metaphors for situations we face in our lives. There is the scene early in the first movie where Luke is with his Uncle Owen buying droids for their farm. Symbolically they select the translator droid…

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.