Michael Schroeder

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Michael J. Schroeder is Powerful But "Vader" Likely Did Not Cause Jetliner Mishap Last Night

    "My theory about flying is any landing you walk away from is a good one." -Michael J. Schroeder (or "Vader" to Moxley Confidential readers), to a reporter after his flight to Orange County from Chicago was diverted to Wichita Sunday evening when an emergency evacuation slide inflated in-flight.

  • News

    January 30, 2014

    How Dana Rohrabacher's Triplets Helped Him Secretly Raise $33,000

    [Moxley Confidential] Sifting through documents to find two convicted felons, a California tax cheat, an Iraq War profiteer, a Middle East oil executive, a space entrepreneur and others

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    DA Adviser Mike Schroeder Pleads Guilty To Halloween DUI & Issues Apology

    Michael J. Schroeder--former chairman of the California Republican Party, a close adviser to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and the co-owner of a chiropractic insurance company--pleaded guilty today to DUI, according to Al Stokke, Schroeder's attorney.A California Highway Patrol off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    OC Weekly 2012 Election Guide: South Orange County Community College District

    There are three South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees seats to be filled in the Nov. 6 election, but most heat is being emitted from the lone race without an incumbent. The winner for Trustee Area 7, which covers Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Marga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Troy Edgar Loses Key Endorsement In State Assembly Run After Cheating Revelations

    At one point 10 months ago, Troy Edgar enjoyed support from a long list of Orange County Republicans in his attempts to leave the Los Alamitos city council for higher public office.But recent months haven't been kind to Edgar--especially after the Weekly revealed he'd doctored mandatory federal camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Jon Fleischman's FlashReport For California Republicans Gains LA Times Attention

    ​Orange County's Jon Fleischman, the grand daddy of powerful California Republican bloggers, earned a noteworthy news story in today's Los Angeles Times.Though he has plenty of critics, routinely treats me with outright contempt (I wasn't good for his onetime boss Sheriff Mike Carona) and strictly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Marilyn Davenport Expressed Anti-Muslim Sentiment Before Obama-is-a-Chimp Scandal

    (c) photo by R. Scott MoxleyMarilyn Davenport ​Marilyn Davenport may have been able to escape protesters outside of her Fullerton home last Saturday, but the embattled Orange County Republican Party official might have a more difficult time fleeing her past.According to Republican Party source ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Marilyn Davenport Ally: It's GOP Boss Scott Baugh Who Should Be Reprimanded

    Anxious for next banana​The chief defender of Marilyn Davenport, the Orange County Republican Party official tied to a racist email depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees, is urging the party's executive committee members to focus its attention not on Davenport but instead ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011

    Marilyn Davenport: The Evolution of a Scandal

    [Moxley Confidential] How that racist Obama-family-chimpanzee email has driven the OC GOP apeshit

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    [UPDATED: KTLA Gets Davenport Scoop] Racist Orange County Republican Email: President Obama and His Parents Are Apes

    (c) Photo by R. Scott MoxleyCA Republican Party is not happy with Davenport​UPDATE, APRIL 20, 10:18 P.M.: During the KTLA interview, a "timid, confused" Marilyn Davenport, a retired Christian book publisher, said she is "really sorry" for sending the racist email. In her view--expressed throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Supervisor Shawn Nelson Wants A Concealed Weapons Permit

    Supervisor Nelson​Folks who transport lots of cash or who are judges, prosecutors and others who have valid concerns about their safety get concealed weapon permits in Orange County.For example, current CCW permit holders include Newport Beach socialites Dick and Priscilla Marconi, GOP bigwig Mich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Mike Schroeder Did WHAT Last Night With Lady Gaga?

    Schroeder: Walks on the wild side?​He dines with judges, travels on vacation with congressmen, and is known as an expensive red-wine connoisseur who can lecture on the intricacies of corporate tax policy and obscure voting regulations.But who knew Michael J. Schroeder is also, gasp, a Lady Gaga fa ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011

    Scott Baugh: The Manchurian Party Chairman?

    [Moxley Confidential] Are Republican insiders mad enough at Baugh to vote in an outsider to replace him?

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Top 15 Notable OC Quotes of 2010

    Rev. Schuller: Give me mo' money!​15. "I want to tongue every inch of you because I love you."--A text message Oxford Academy high-school history teacher Christopher John Ontiveros allegedly sent to a 17-year-old female student before his arrest for sex crimes.14. "[Barney Frank] will be shot dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Todd Spitzer Out! Barney Frank In! Van Tran Confused!

    Palace intrigue erupts in 401​Highlights from the local media today include: Susan Kang Schroeder Announces She'll Be DAOkay, okay. I'm kidding. So the real news isn't that dramatic, but there's nevertheless been a major development in Orange County's criminal justice system. Former state ass ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Bill Hunt's Gangsta Rap

    [Moxley Confidential] Sheriff's candidate says he's the victim of a pre-election plot

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Prosecutors Enthusiastically Endorse Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

    Prosecutors: Hutchens deserves to win sheriff's race​Out on the campaign trail it often looks like Dana Point's Sandra Hutchens doesn't enjoy politics, but today the appointed sheriff has reason to smile after receiving the "enthusiastic and unconditional endorsement" of the Association of Or ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Bloodless Execution

    [Moxley Confidential] Is GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman really Arnold Schwarzenegger with a skirt?

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Washington Post Lays GOP Woes at Manicured Feet of Mike Schroeder

    Michael Schroeder​Today's top viewed story on the online edition of the Washington Post essentially blames Corona del Mar attorney and former California Republican Party chairman Michael Schroeder for the fractured state of the GOP."The Republicans' War Within: In California, repercussions of one ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2009

    OC Deputies Outraged That DA Attacked Their Honesty; Demand Top Resignation!

    Something rare happened on Friday, April 17--and it wasn't just that the Orange County Register was pretending it had broken news about a trial it's reporters hadn't attended. On that date in 6 B.C., so I'm told, the sun, Jupiter, Saturn and our moon were aligned. I won't pretend to know what astrol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    OC's Dark Political Lord Wants to Expand Influence Where?

    Michael J. Schroeder, one of California's most effectiveRepublican Party operatives, has been telling me for months that he's finally tiring of politics and is eager for a new challenge--something more enjoyable. What's been catching Schroeder's interest? Go ahead and guess.No. Killing liberals ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Is OC's Political Dark Lord on the Run?

    Spotted Michael J. Schroeder--the black Hummer driving dark lord of Orange County Republican politics--in public lately? Legal process servers certainly haven't and they're a bit frustrated. They've been repeatedly foiled at Schroeder's Xerox Centre offices in Santa Ana and at the hillside Corona de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Is OC GOP Shill Jon Fleischman Goofy, a Moron and a Shakedown Artist too?

    Don Haidl: Is somebody paying that goofy bastard [Jon Fleischman]? Mike Carona: Big bucks. Big bucks. You and I had a difference of opinion on him. I just think he was a moron on his best day, but . . . Well, apparently . . . (Laughs) They're willing to pay morons a lot of money because I was probab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Another Win for Nguyen

    Despite facing numerous lawsuits and an incredibly nasty public relations campaign by her Republican opponents in the past several months, Janet Nguyen sailed through yesterday's election to seal her supervisorial seat. Nguyen easily beat Westminster city councilwoman Dina Nguyen and Hoa Tran, a rar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    Rohrabacher Going Down To Defeat in November?

    After pondering a posting tonight at by Gila Jones, I'm guessing that Orange County Republican pollsters have worrisome data that raises concerns about the safety of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's re-election chances in November. An enigma wrapped in lies, a temper, quixotic brain ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    A Bluer Shade of Orange

    The raw vote totals in OC tell the real—and really amazing—story of Super Tuesday

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Nguyen vs. Nguyen: Janet Wins!

    Ok, so the timing sort of sucks for us, since we'd have liked to include the information in our story, but it's good news for Janet Nguyen: the California Court of Appeals ruled today, the same day our cover story hit the streets, that Janet did win her election, and therefore does get to stay in of ... More >>

  • Features

    January 17, 2008

    Dammit, Janet!

    Why do Supervisor Janet Nguyen's former supporters in OC's Republican power structure hate her so much?

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: The Shame of Wayne Gross

    Dana Point Gets a Celebrity! Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his wife, Cookie, have purchased a $7.6 million gated-community “vacation” home in Dana Point, according to the Times. Though “Hot Property” reporter Ruth Ryon didn’t share more details about the location, you can assume it’s at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: OC Inspired Space Travel?

    California's Police State: Imagine you are a suspect and the police take your entire statement out of context by secretly recording only snippets that seem to incriminate you in a crime. Can’t happen? Think again. California police officers have won the right to selectively tape you. It’s the Ru ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Who (almost) Dunnit?

    The world may never know who leaned on UCI's Michael Drake to unhire Erwin Chemerinsky

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Register UCI Panic!

    OC Gym Crook Arrested in LA: Police arrested Ronald James Navarrette Jr. of Mission Viejo Friday in El Segundo for breaking into men's lockers at the Spectrum Athletic Club not far from LAX. Gym employees had been on the lookout for the 45-year-old crook they knew from surveillance video taken at ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Calling Nurse Ratched

    UCI Cluster Fuck: News emerged today that Michael J. Schroeder, OC GOP heavyweight, participated with a group of 20 fellow Republicans to pressure the UCI Chancellor from hiring liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the university's first law school. Michael V. Drake offered the job to Chemer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Hiii Chemerinsky!

    The Government has gone Plasma TV crazy: Even though they have an entire cable television channel to carry their lame communications, Santa Ana city officials are spending at least $242,000 more to install 10, 42-inch flat screen TVs at 10 public locations. These TVs will have no sound, and will bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    Sheriff Mike Carona Finally Reduces OC crime

    Those who know Sheriff Mike Carona might be skeptical that a man with no street cop experience can impact local crime statistics in a dramatic, positive way. Though Carona hails himself as "America's Sheriff," he's never solved a crime, endured a stakeout or made an arrest. He served as a court bail ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 28, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Sept. 20 - Sept. 26

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2006

    DA's office: Use "Extreme Caution" with LA Times reporter

    The on again, off again war between the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County District Attorney's media affairs office is on again. Today, DA spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder sent an agencywide email "warning" staff about Times investigative reporter Christine Hanley. Schroeder claims that Hanley ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    A Fox in the Henhouse

    Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?

  • News

    April 28, 2005


    Now that the OC Republican Party has your attention, heres our story about sex inside the Sheriffs Department

  • Features

    August 21, 2003

    Out of His Skull

    What do you get when you combine paranoia, ego and almost limitless power?
    Answer: DA Tony Rackauckas

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Access for Ass Kiss

    Do Reg reporters love the DA, or is that a banana in their stories?

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Now Take My Wife . . . Please

    Grand jury-sought spouses of DA, GOP leader no longer missing

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Way Far Right

    Likely new chairman promises to make state GOP the Party of God

  • Columns

    November 19, 1998
  • Features

    November 5, 1998

    Orange County's Scariest People!

    Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    Schroeder Plays the Times Like a Piano

    Dornan attorney says Times reporters worked for him

  • Columns

    May 22, 1997
  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Encounter with Longtime Foe Leads to Battery Complaint Against Dornan

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