Before President Barack Obama just announced 23 executive orders he will issue and a $500 million package and changes in law he will seek from Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in
Connecticut that killed 20 elementary schoolchildren, the Laguna Woods-based California Tea Party called for hi ... More >>
It's been eight years since Newport Beach Republican Congressman Christopher Cox last campaigned for office and, though his seat was never in jeopardy in the Republican-rich coastal Orange County district, he collected millions of dollars in contributions.Cox, long an opponent of pro-consumer financ ... More >>
We've told you several times over the years about how cheapskate Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher routinely deposits chunks of campaign contributions directly into his own bank account by claiming his wife, Rhonda, earned the money.Wink, wink.Rohrabacher, the alleged anti-federal governmen ... More >>
All of Orange County's major congressional campaigns recently filed mandatory financial disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. and there are interesting nuggets of information about the candidates and the notable interests that support them.For example: Which OC ... More >>
In a week when we learned that Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar cheated in his ill-fated congressional campaign earlier this year, Republican Travis Allen--Edgar's opponent in a state Assembly race--picked up key, bipartisan endorsements in Little Saigon.At a Sept. 27 event, Joe Dovinh, a Democrat, and ... More >>
Peter Mathews is a Cypress College political science professor, so who better to break down the 47th U.S. Congressional District primary? His interest extended beyond academics. The Democrat was among eight candidates on the ballot for the redrawn district that includes Cypress, Rossmoor, Stanton, W ... More >>
It's being widely reported today--including right here on Navel Gazing, like one minute ago--that Ron Paul is bowing out of the 2012 presidential race, or more accurately, ceasing any campaigning in states that have yet to hold their Republican Party primary elections.This is not good news for peopl ... More >>
Rohrabacher: Campaign contributions land in family bank accountCosta Mesa Congressman Dana Rohrabacher gave his wife more than 50 percent of the campaign contributions he raised mostly from corporate sources during July, August and September, according to recently filed records at the Federal Ele ... More >>
Scott Evans Dekraai, the 41-year-old Huntington Beach man held without bail for last week's mass killing spree in a Seal Beach salon, is a teabagger. This license-plate frame at right was on Dekraai's Toyota SUV, proving that he was a proud member of the gun-lovin', tax-hatin', gubment-despisin' ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Dana: Fighting for his own free lunch and having fun!In the last 32 days of 2010, Dana Rohrabacher's congressional campaign committee raised $3,400 and his wife, Rhonda, took $5,387 from it for the family under the theory that she is her husband's campaign manager, according to the Federal Electi ... More >>
Tran: OopsIn his energetic but losing attempt to unseat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Little Saigon state Assemblyman Van Tran under reported pre-election money pouring into his campaign, according to amended financial disclosure reports filed at the Federal Election Commission (FEC).Size of the ... More >>
News item: The Federal Election Commission says Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) improperly used campaign money to buy new clothes, bringing to mind the flap last year when it was discovered the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on designer clothing and accesso ... More >>
Courtesy Rep. Loretta Sanchez's Office
The congresswoman presses the flesh at Little Saigon's Tet Festival.
For years and years and years--beginning long before most of you were born--Clockwork has taken potshots at Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). For that, this wind-up Cra ... More >>
ToledanoJim Toledano, the 65-year-old former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and a three-time losing state assembly candidate, has been charged with two felony counts in an alleged $350,000 extortion plot, according to prosecutors.Also charged in the case is Toledano-client Michael E ... More >>
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Early in his political career, Dana Rohrabacher hailed himself as a term-limits champion for federal politicians and spoke passionately about the inherent evils of one person staying in power for an extended period of time.
Fast-forward 20 years: Rohrabacher, the conservative Republican seeking an ... More >>
It's not what it seems.
New campaign-finance disclosure reports filed today in Washington, D.C., show that Irvine attorney Steve Young, a Democrat, has collected an impressive amount of contributions in his uphill bid to unseat Representative John Campbell.
Included in the $64,555 Young ( ... More >>
Hookers take cash too, Mikey: Dana Parsons writes today that “the good news for [indicted OC Sheriff Mike] Carona is that the government doesn’t always win.” But Parsons says the “bad news” for Calamity Mike is that the feds take their “sweet time putting public corruption cases togethe ... More >>
We're re-posting this Oct. 10, 2005, post because:
a) A reader wondered why the Weekly had never connected slime-ball GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to our smurfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). As the post shows, Clockwork had (and Moxley will mention it in Thursday's edition).
2) ... More >>