World Politics

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Meshael Alayban, Saudi Princess from Maid Slave Case, Has Truth on Her Side: Lawyer

    See Update No. 7 on Page 3 about a hearing on Meshael Alayban's GPS monitoring device and her attorney saying the truth will set her free. Update Nos. 5-6 at the bottom of Page 2 are about the Saudi Arabian princess making her $5 million bail and being freed. Update Nos. 3-4 on Page 2 are about her ... More >>

  • Film

    May 23, 2013

    Hate-Watching 'Hating Breitbart'

    Fudging the truth with the late Tea Partier

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Diane Harkey Seeks State Tax Board Seat as Husband's Company Goes Belly Up to Stop Suits

    After many starts and stops, the day in court seemed to finally arrive Thursday for 80 investors who felt they'd been hornswoggled by the husband of Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point).But now a fatal blow to the $43 million lawsuit against Dan Harkey and his Point Center Financial has likely ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2013

    Capitol Steps

    Carpenter Center

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Diane Harkey Faces Assembly Voters Tuesday, Those Suing Her for Fraud and Abuse Always

    Those suing state Assemblywoman Diane Harkey and her husband for alleged elder abuse and investor fraud learned last week the civil court trial has been delayed yet again. That spared the Dana Point Republican the indignity of having to face jurors while facing voters Tuesday, when she seeks reelect ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Rush the Vote

    [Ask Exene] Is it better to take a side in a presidential election sooner rather than later?

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Governor Jerry Brown's Actions on Immigrant Legislation Draws Ire from Advocates

    With a midnight deadline looming, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the Trust Act yesterday calling it "fatally flawed" while singing into law legislation on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under President Obama's deferred action policy. The National Day Laborer Organ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    [UPDATED with More Delegates Join Revolt:] Is a GOP Goon Squad Intimidating Ron Paul Delegates into Voting Romney at Convention?

    See update at end of this post about 40 more national convention delegates seeking to join the 123 who have filed suit and "hundreds more" possibly ready to do the same. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 12:39 P.M.: The Republican National Committee (RNC) is using violence, intimidation and ballot stuffing t ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    The Billionaires' Club Gets a Visit From Mitt Romney

    Dropping by for campaign funds, the Republican candidate inspires equal loathing from Occupiers and Tea Partiers

  • Columns

    May 17, 2012

    Why Do Mexicans Have So Many Names?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And your last reminder to buy 'Taco USA' before Gustavo gets deported!

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Barack Obama Goes Rogue, Ventures into Corona del Mar to Scoop Up Campaign Cash

    ​Barack Obama will tread where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have already been this presidential election season: Corona del Mar.You read that right: this month our Democratic Prez Dog is venturing deep into Newport Beach, which for decades and decades has served as an ATM machine for Republican o ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2011

    'The Conquest' of the French President's Woman

    Sarko wins the Republic, loses his wife

  • 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

    March 11, 2011

    [UPDATED] Irvine 11 Charged With Misdemeanors, Face Jail, Probation, Community Service if Convicted

    Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySeven of the Irvine 11​UPDATE, MARCH 11, 4:08 P.M.: The arraignment of the Irvine 11 was continued this morning until April 15 so the court can consider defense motions to seal grand jury documents, remove the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Five Union Songs for Wiscosin Workers

    ​In Wisconsin, a bill stripping public unions of most collective bargaining rights awaits the signature of Republican Governor Scott Walker. It's the latest phase in an ongoing legislative saga that intensified a month ago when all 14 Democratic state Senators fled to Illinois to prevent quorum on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    As State Supremes Vow to Rule on Prop 8 Backers' Standing, Tom Harman Tries to Make Matter Moot

    Presumably non-gay State Sen. Tom Harman​The California Supreme Court yesterday agreed to analyze whether Proposition 8 proponents have standing to appeal a federal judge's ruling that lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the Golden State--a legal detour that could delay an appellate decision o ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Sarah Palin Fingers Ed Royce For Powerful House Financial Post

    Royce​Ed Royce, the Fullerton Republican congressman dreaming of taking over Rep. Barney Frank's House financial services committee, has captured a powerful ally: Sarah Palin.The new alliance apparently wasn't based on Royce's competence but because he is not Spencer Bachus, a more senior Alabama ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Grinding Justice

    Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle, doesn't work

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Pounds Van Tran Again For Sleeping At His Desk

    A different sleeping robot​Van Tran must be feeling sore under his chin after Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez slugged him again today with another hostile mailbox piece that capitalizes on the unfortunate picture of a closed-eyed Tran apparently sleeping at his state assembly desk."California's econ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Jose Solorio, Assemblyman Recommends Governor Drop Sale of OC Fairgrounds

    ​When it comes to the Orange County Fairgrounds, state Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) is "now recommending to the Governor that he consider dropping the sale altogether," according to a statement released by his office.Solorio had been working to get legislation passed in the Legislature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez and Hugh Hefner--Together, At Last. Again.

    ​U.S. News and World Report (they still exist) reported yesterday on a manufactured controversy by the Republican Party against their eternal llorona, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Seems Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner tweeted earlier this week that he was having lunch with Loretta at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Governor Loretta Sanchez?

    Is Sacramento ready for Loretta?​Never underestimate Loretta Sanchez.Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee reported that the veteran Orange County congresswoman opened a bank account for a 2014 campaign to become California's governor.But is Sanchez, OC's lone congressional Democrat, serious about a race ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 1, 2010

    ¿Ask a Minuteman?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] In honor of April Fools' Day, Jim Gilchrist puts on the sombrero and bandoliers this week

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Ed Royce Brings House GOP Leader Boehner to OC But Not His District minority leader (and future speaker?) John Boehner.​It costs $200 to join Rep. Ed Royce's Congressional Club, but membership has its privileges. Among them, an invitation to the Fullerton Republican's April 6 "private briefing" on the 2010 elections with House minority l ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Rohrabacher Goes Against Own Party on Behalf of Uyghurs

    Photo by Jack GouldDo the best hopes for imprisoned Uyghurs rest with this man?Unless it involves legalizing medical marijuana, banning U.S. weapons sales to dictators or erecting a memorial statue for Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) usually ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Has Lynn Daucher been a naughty girl?

    In February 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Orange County Republican Lynn Daucher as director of California's Department of Aging. At the time, Daucher--a 2006 campaign loser to Lou Correa for a state Senate seat--uttered a predictable line about the elation of public service. “I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    OC Vote: Final count

    Well, the votes from all 2076 precincts have been tallied. No huge surprises, but here are the final numbers in the presidential race: Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 141,668Vote Count: 96,967 55.47.9% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 117,333Vote Count: 109,877 39.77. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    OC Vote update: 10 PM

    Slowly moving. But CNN's already called California for Clinton. Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 53,881Vote Count: 26,297 58.5(.5% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 57,378Vote Count: 39,481 42.0(.9%

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    OC Vote update: 11 PM

    Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 81,233Vote Count: 46,911 57.33.1% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 75,393Vote Count: 60,108 41.02.7%

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Funniest Register Poll of the Year...

    ...has to be the one they ran last week asking readers what "is the most effective way to stop illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border?" Reporter Amy Taxin sure knows her audience--of the options available, none included "open the borders ala the European Union," "reform the current immi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Agran's Irvine Machine Gets Challenger

    A majority of Irvine voters are Republicans and yet for years Larry Agran's progressive political machine has controlled the mayor's office. It's a reality Republican city councilwoman Christina Shea hopes to shatter next year. This morning Shea announced that she will run for the job herself. She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    OC congressman: Japan must apologize for WWII sex

    KNBC is reporting today that Orange County Republican Congressman Ed Royce thinks the Japanese government hasn't adequately apologized for converting 200,000 Asian women into sex slaves — or "comfort women" — for its soldiers during World War II. Though Japan's prime minister has already apologi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Dornan in '08

    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but judging by this report from Drew Cline, editorial page editor of New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader, the race for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination could prove to be very, very entertaining. Cline writes on the Union Leader blog: I just got off the ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Ending War 101

    UCI profs book could be the real roadmap to peace

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Another good reason to be rich

    Sure, there are plenty of good reasons to be rich– don't have to worry about the rising cost of living; the greater likelihood of attracting a pneumatic mate (or at least being able to afford to surgically alter your mate into a more pneumatic state, until a newer, pneumatic-er model comes alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2006

    Irvine Offends Thousands of Its Citizens

    An Orange County Grand Jury recently decided that the Irvine City Council is trying to hijack the Great Park, and that the OC Board of Supervisors (who initially approved of Irvine's actions) might look into litigation in order to return control of this huge local resource to the county itself. Irvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    A Question Answered

    Yesterday, our favorite horological artifact reported that the Los Angeles Police Protective League had withdrawn its endorsement of OC Assemblyman Tom Umberg's bid for an OC State Senate seat. This unexpected announcement lead horology's gift to the Weekly to ask the inevitable question: "Who knew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    As A Disservice To Our Readers

    The Times seems a bit confused by Assemblyman Pedro Nava's recent condemnation of the Foothill-South toll road, and so might you be. On May 6 the Times told its readers that Nava (D-Santa Barbara) didn't think the road should be built, that he wanted $450,000 spent on a UC study of alternatives to ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Unflinching Sincerity

    Unitarian Human Rights Forum

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    Now He's Worried

    Kevin Phillips is worried. Perhaps the brightest of the version of "the Best and Brightest" who followed Nixon to the White House in 1968, Phillips looks at today's GOP and doesn't like what he sees. It's the subject of his new book, American Theocracy: The Perils and Politics of Radical Religion, O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Massively Penetrating in Vegas

    Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>

  • Features

    December 30, 2004
  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    Burning Bush: The Issue

    A year in Dubya-dumping by his conservative critics . . . and Howard Stern

  • Columns

    May 15, 2003

    Weaponless Warrior

    Newport Beachs Radhika Sainaths War on Terrorism

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Little Irvine?

    Little Saigon sees a mainstream future

  • News

    January 4, 2001
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