U.S. Congressional News

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Dana Rohrabacher Grills Nicole Kidman

    One of these people won an Oscar.​She came to Capitol Hill to do the good celebrity thing and talk up a worthy cause: women's rights.He came to Capitol Hill to glower, vote against Joe Wilson and deny the existence of global warming.It's no surprise these two titans of beauty clashed.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Pelosi Coming to OC, Maybe Celebrates Her Disapproval Spike

    ​It'll only cost ya $150 to see Nancy Pelosi in Orange County. The Democratic Party of OC's 15th annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner on Dec. 4 will feature the House Majority Leader as keynote speaker. Santa Ana State Assemblyman Jose Solorio will take home the Truman, while Florice Hoffman  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Orange County Clergy Goes Hollywood for Obamacare

    Yes, the people popping up everywhere to disrupt explanations of Obamacare by congress people and administration folk seldom get covered these days. A favorite was two days ago on CNN, when the anchorwoman cut to such a town hall where a U.S. senator was detailing the plan. Without ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies Fun: Van Tran, Assemblymember and Police Obstructor

    Don't believe the Red County gang: state assemblymember and Little Saigon don Van Tran had next to no chance to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in next year's 47th District congressional race. All Tran had on his side were mostly Vietnamese voters and all Mexican-haters, while Loretta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Lt. Dan Choi on His "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Setback

    Former Tustin resident Lt. Dan Choi issued the following statement regarding a military panel in New York recommending he be discharged from the Army: Dear friend -- I've got some bad news. After 10 years of service to our country--including leading combat patrols, rebuilding schools and transl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    As Rep. Calvert Beams Over Gipper Statue, Many Fume

    Courtesy U.S. Capitol"Ladies and gentlemen, the statue of Ronald Reagan," the announcer inside the Capitol Rotunda said last Wednesday before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped 87-year-old Nancy Reagan to her feet so she could tug back the blue drape cloaking Chas Fagan's 7-foot bronze statue of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    John Campbell's Attempt at 'Negative Earmarking' Voted Down

    Say what you will about his e-mails and digestive issues, but you gotta hand it to Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport) for really, really hating federal earmarks. He doesn't request any federal project dollars for his district -- luckily, other members of the Orange County D.C. delegation do that for him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Is Re-election Loretta Sanchez's Most Difficult Option?

    Near the end of this Reid Wilson story on, Republicans indicate they will go hard at the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in 2010. "We are looking to some unconventional districts where we believe we can draft a top-flight candidate to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    John Taylor Describes His Last Day on the Job at Nixon Library

    John H. Taylor, who left his longtime gig as the executive director of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation to lead St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church and School as the Rancho Santa Margarita church's vicar, describes the events of his last day on the job in Yorba Linda here.It wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Barbara Coe Ties National Council of La Raza To Notorious Salvadoran Gang

    California Coalition for Immigration Reform head witch Barbara Coe keeps getting wackier and wackier. This week, she forwarded a press release to her Know Nothing nation about how National Council of La Raza presidents Janet Murguia was scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives Financ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    HAPPY 9/11! Now Go See the Film About the Film About 9/11 That You Didn't See ... er, Check That ...

    Perhaps you remember the flap all over right-wing radio two years back about Disney/ABC's handling of the two-part miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which partly blamed the Clinton Administration for not taking out Osama bin Laden, allowing the terrorist leader to fester and then KABLOOEY! goes the Worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Ringy Dingy With the Wingy Dingies

    Don't you hate it when solicitors, poll takers and bill collectors phone just as you're sitting down to dinner? But who in their right mind would hang up on their Man in Congress? In this case, Dana Rohrabacher was conducting a telephonic town hall the other night. The thing that became most clear ... More >>

  • Features

    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

    August 27, 2007
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    July 5, 2007

    The General's Last Stand

    Vang Pao devoted his life to fighting communism in Laos—until his onetime ally, the U.S. government, arrested him

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Rohrabacher Comes Out Against Meetings

    The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans." A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Hughcifer Unhinged

    When it came to this election, Hugh Hewitt, our favorite unintentional radio comedian, fought a long, hard battle against reality. One expects no less from him. He took extraordinary measures to blind and deafen himself, even engaged in a little body-snatching from the Democratic political graveya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2006

    Eddie Rose on "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"

    Eddie Rose writes: "In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Behind every great man...

    For some reason, I had forgotten that former OC congressman and current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox is married, but married he is, and to a very industrious woman. Like many who belong to the bedrock traditional values strata of the Republican Party, which loud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    White House Oil Men: OUT! More Taxes on Gas: IN!

    My how times change. The boost that 9/11 gave the oily men in the White House was as short-lived as any post-Seinfeld sitcom starring Jason Alexander. It seems like only yesterday that Dickless Cheney was defending our latest Blood for Oil campaign by suggesting Americans essentially have a God-give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Hirelings and Slaves and Tuneless Members of Congress

    Just when I thought I was done writing about the national anthem, an alert reader who was never a contestant in the Miss Teen USA pageant (which is a shame, since given the circumstances, he was probably a shoe-in for the Congeniality award) , tipped me to this story from ABC's Nightline. Nightline ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Paranoia Roundup: Immigration edition

    This will come as no surprise, but Aliso Viejo's Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen (not the immortal patriotic heroes of Lexington and Concord– Jim's are the flabby guys who have figured out how to combine xenophobia and birdwatching by scanning the horizon for Mexicans instead of great ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Lou Sheldon's Movin' On Up

    OC reverend played the gay card to aid FBI corruption target

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    The Grinch Who Stole O'Reilly

    Our rootstacular music contributor, Buddy Seigal (who in another life is rootstacular musician extraordinaire Buddy Blue) sent this in to us a couple days ago, at which time we muttered into the curb, "If ever that Clockwork blog is up and ruining again, we'll share this with our vast reader." But w ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Its a Wonderful Life

    How Howard Hills learned the true meaning of integrity

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Same Cox, New Box!

    Once savagely anti-investor, the new-and-improved OC Republican says he's ready to run the SEC for the people

  • Columns

    July 7, 2005

    I Scream, You Scream

    We all scream for Howard Dean

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Pussies Galore!

    What local candidates dont want voters to know

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    July 22, 2004
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    June 26, 2003
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    May 22, 2003

    Cox Quiet On Cover-Up

    Cox Says Nothing While White House Sits On Congressional Report Alleging Bush Ignored Warnings About Sept. 11 Attacks

  • News

    December 26, 2002
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    November 7, 2002
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    June 13, 2002
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    May 2, 2002

    Mondo Washington

    Fossil Fools

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    March 21, 2002
  • Columns

    May 17, 2001
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    April 26, 2001


    Bush set to name Cox to U.S. bench

  • News

    October 21, 1999


    D.C. gets a dose of what we deal with daily

  • Columns

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Constitutional Cuisinart

    OC congressmen try to chop U.S. birthright out of the 14th Amendment

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Covert Campaigner

    Cox quietly funnels $900,000 to 2000 Senate run

  • News

    November 19, 1998
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    October 8, 1998

    Ron Packard, Military Whore

    Beneath the South County Congressman's Mr. Vanilla exterior beats the heart of an old-fashioned, log-rolling, back-scratching, pork barreling special-interest pol

  • Columns

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    August 27, 1998

    The Loser Wins

    How Bob Dornan turned political defeat into a financial windfall for his family

  • News

    February 12, 1998
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    March 6, 1997
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