Barbara Boxer

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    February 23, 2012

    [UPDATED with Radiation Report OK'd:] Water Leak Shuts Down San Onofre Nuke Unit

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 23, 10:01 A.M.: The San Clemente City Council is to receive a staff report March 20 that should help city leaders decide whether more radiation monitoring should be done in the town 2 miles from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).Some residents have called for stepped- ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Dave Gilliard, OC Sheriff's Adviser, Caught in "Shady" $840,000 Scheme

    ​Dan Morain, one of the true jewels of mainstream journalism in California, has tied a key campaign adviser to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Congressman Ed Royce and state Assemblyman Jim Silva to a "shady" effort to smear Sen. Barbara Boxer in the 2010 election.Veteran political consultant Dave Gillia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Dave Gilliard Defends Secret, Anti-Barbara Boxer Campaign

    ​This morning I posted a brief story linking to Sacramento Bee coverage of a secretive, 2010 campaign effort against Sen. Barbara Boxer, and my post has been protested by a participant as inaccurate.Here's the background: According to the Bee's Dan Morain, a group called Taxpayer Network raised an ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Airline Passengers Voice Displeasure Online

    ​With the price of gasoline soaring past $4 per gallon, many summer vacationers are scouting the Interwebs for deals on cheap flights.But that's not the only air travel-related data you'll find online. There are also the results of a new survey that show a large portion of flyers are dissatisfied ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    [UPDATED with Federal Action Sought:] No Neighboring Nukes Tempt San Clemente City Council

    ​UPDATE, MAY 18, 11:31 A.M.: Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council decided Tuesday night to send letters to lawmakers seeking removal of radioactive waste from the plant. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    San Onofre Nuke Plant Needs Inspection Now, Say Senators Boxer and Feinstein

    ​One of the terrible ironies of the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan is that two of the reactors that are overheating weren't even turned on when the earthquake and tsunami occurred. What sparked their meltdowns weren't the reactors, which were cool, but rather the toxic waste being stored next t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    It's Official: Chuck DeVore Running for Board of Supervisors

    ​The worst-kept secret in Orange County politics is finally out: Chuck DeVore has finally announced he's serious about replacing pedo-priest-protector fan Bill Campbell on the Board of Supervisors.DeVore announced it--where else?--on Twitter and will undoubtedly use the social-network platform (an ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    OC Planned Parenthood Funding in Crisis

    ​On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that eliminates Title X, a program that gives low-income women access to family-planning services. Taking the biggest hit is Planned Parenthood--the nation's largest reproductive health services provider--which would lose a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Carly Fiorina, Cancer Survivor, Hospitalized

    ​UPDATE: She'll apparently be back on the campaign trail tomorrow (see end of post) . . . The Carly for California campaign issued a statement Wednesday morning indicating cancer survivor Carly Fiorina was hospitalized due to an infection tied to her past reconstructive breast surgery.While Fiorin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    New York Times Data: OC Elections Aren't Really Contests

    Ed Royce: Shoo-in elections are fun.​Do we have real congressional election contests in the Orange County/Long Beach area or, despite all the hullabaloo, is the whole affair preordained?Data from The New York Times, based on FiveThirtyEight Forecasts, shows the answer isn't necessarily uplifting. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    OC Sheriff Slaps Sen. Barbara Boxer

    Boxer isn't pragmatic?​Who knew Sheriff Sandra Hutchens could be sassy?Leading up to her June election, Hutchens stole a page from District Attorney Tony Rackauckas: She was wooden and stiff.But now--when it's not her rear end on the line--the sheriff has come out with fighting words about Senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    OC GOP is the "Marijuana Party": Duane Roberts, Green Party's U.S. Senate Candidate

    ​That wascally Duane Roberts is at it again.Last time we checked in on the Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Barbara Boxer and coveted by Republican Carly Fiorina, Roberts was labeling Boxer's party "anti-immigrant."Now, the Anaheim resident is saying the Republican Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer Sittin' in a Laguna Beach Tree . . .

    ​. . . F-U-N-D-R-A-I-S-I-N-G. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer are coming to Laguna Beach Friday for a high-priced fundraiser for Boxer's reelection campaign. The Democrats supply the star power at an afternoon luncheon and reception at the home of Sarah and Joe Kiani. Entry is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Duane Roberts, Green Party Nominee for U.S. Senate, Says Democrats are "Anti-Immigrant"

    ​Duane Roberts sounds downright Republican."Beware of the Democrats" warns the Anaheim Green Party member running in November for the U.S. Senate seat held by a Democrat, Barbara Boxer.However, when Roberts explains his proclamation, he does not sound very Republican at all. He accuses Dems of bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Orly Taitz Says Vote for Carly Fiorina, Don't Trust Jim Lacy

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​Orly Taitz, the famed Laguna Niguel dentist and serial suer of Barack Obama, has had her issues with the Republican party in the past. Take, for example, her bid for California secretary of state earlier this year: She ended up suing her opponent in the Republican primar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2010

    Protesters Greet Barney Frank in Orange County

    Frank speaking​Late this afternoon more than 40 protesters greeted the arrival of Congressman Barney Frank in Orange County, but the sentiments weren't welcoming in the place once hailed as "Reagan Country." "No more [Sen. Barbara] Boxer!" the protesters shouted repeatedly in unison as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Flubs Way Through Stump Speech

    ​We receive emails daily from Republican Carly Fiorina's campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) this November. The underlying spin in 99 percent of these messages is this: liberal Boxer has failed the Golden State miserably when it has come to creating and retaining jobs. Fiorin ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Married Topless Pro-Abortion Gays Unite!

    ​California voters overwhelmingly support reproductive rights and, if they were to cast ballots tomorrow, a majority would support same-sex marriage, according to separate polls out today.But those findings are not nearly as surprising as the one concerning American attitudes toward nude sunbathin ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Feinstein Leads Opposition to Prop. 19, But Sting is For It and Rohrabacher's Not Sure

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Dianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Chuck DeVore Was Right on Low Turnout, Wrong That It Would Propel Him to Victory

    ​Termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) on Monday afternoon presented supporters a strategy to victory in the race for the GOP nomination to face U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in November. Though he was polling somewhere below Chuy Bravo's kneecaps, DeVore reckoned a record low voter turnout in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    U.S. Senate Candidate Suggests Orange Be Declared a "Ruled By Clowns" City

    ​Anaheim community activist Duane Roberts--the Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate seat that only Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Edward C. Noonan (American Independent), Gail K. Lightfoot (Libertarian), Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom) or a write-in candidate can prevent him taking in the No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher's Latest Jewel

    Drill Dana Drill​Reducing oil company offshore drilling will increase the number of offshore oil drill spills.--Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) expressing his logic this week to The Orange County Register's Dena Bunis in an article outlining efforts by California Democrat senator ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 7, 2010

    UPDATE: Palin Endorses Fiorina, Adding to Chuck DeVore's Endorsement Blues

    Therealbs2002 / Wikimedia / Creative CommonsBackstab DeVore? You betcha.Originally posted May 6, 12:41 p.m. Updated May 7, 8:22 a.m.: DeVore really is sad! See bottom of post.​Half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina's run to dethrone Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    OC Republicans Think Tom Campbell Is Running For Governor!

    R. Scott MoxleyNote the lower left corner of the OCGOP website​Earth to Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh. 

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Political Rashomon: How U.S. Senate Campaigns View (or Spin) Same Poll

    Boxer: going down​It's interesting to see how the campaigns of the leading contenders for the U.S. Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer are reacting to a new Field Poll.For the sake of argument (and parochialism), we're including Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) among the leading contenders.The po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Duane Roberts, Anaheim Activist, Announces U.S. Sentate Run

    Roberts​If a former community organizer can become president of the United States, why can't a community organizer become a U.S. senator?Longtime Anaheim activist Duane Roberts announced that he will file papers with the Orange County Registrar of Voters today to put his name on the June primary b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2010

    Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore Elbow Each Other To Face Sen. Barbara Boxer

    Fiorina: I'm on the DeVore diet.​A conspiracy theorist might suspect that the boys running the California Republican Assembly (CRA) state convention in Buena Park this weekend wanted to slight U.S. Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell. Irvine's ultra-conservative Chuck DeVore, who also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    DeVore and Fiorina Still Milking Barbara Boxer "Ma'am" Comment

    Don't call her ma'am, ma'am!​Associated Press reports termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, who are vying for the Republican nomination to face U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in November, are still mining fund-raising gold from a video of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The Million Dollar Man, Starring Chuck DeVore

    ​Termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), who is in the middle of a quixotic campaign to get the GOP nomination for the U.S. senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Barbara Boxer, boasts in an email to supporters and would-be supporters that he is now a million-dollar man."The headline o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    April 24, 2009

    Great Park Thanks Barbara Boxer. In Yer Face, Chuck DeVore!

    Chuck DeVore may be a long-time Orange Countian, the member of the state Assembly whose Irvine-based district includes the future Orange County Great Park and a possible friend in a high place if he scores an upset victory next year to become the junior U.S. senator from California. But it is DeVore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    DeVore Now Bugs Henley, Boxer AND Scrooge McDuck (Updated)

    We vowed to be more sparing in our blog coverage of Irvine Assemblyman/2010 senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore's publicity campaign to seem like the most affably goofy nuclear-power lobbyist in the state. But it's time for an update, because DeVore's gone and made another Don Henley parody. This one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 20

    Orange County Register: Asked recently about a possible run against U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer when his term ends in 2010, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'll skip that race and await amendment of the U.S. Constitution--meaning he's eying the presidency. Looking at his latest ... More >>

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    November 2, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Less than an hour until the polls close...

    ... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    Got HIV/AIDS? Kick Hillary Clinton

    Perhaps preoccupied by the GOP man-boy love case in the lower house, the U.S. Senate over the weekend failed to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act and with it about $6 million annually that helps Orange County deal with a growing HIV population and increasing number of AIDS cases, alerts the AIDS S ... More >>

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    February 3, 2005
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    January 20, 2005
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    June 3, 2004
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    July 3, 2003
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    May 29, 2003
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    June 14, 2001

    Reg Squawks as Box Blocks Cox!

    Case study of a flip-flop-flip at The Orange County Register

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    September 14, 2000
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    October 29, 1998
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    November 20, 1997

    Onward Christian Gay-Bashers

    It's hip to be intolerant at religious gatherings

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