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  • Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignorance

    04/11/2014 1:01:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Even by the low standards of Congress, Loretta Sanchez’s performance ranks as a disgrace. The Democrat from California managed — in just a few minutes — to turn the congressional investigation of the marathon terror bombings into a political hatchet job, while demonstrating her complete ignorance of basic facts of the case. Sanchez somehow butchered the names of the alleged terror bombers not once, but three times, calling the Tsarnaev brothers “Tsarnavar,” then “Tsarnev,” and finally “Tsarnov.” “There are still unanswered questions about the Tsarnavar brothers,” the tongue-tied congresswoman said. Yes, like, how to pronounce the names of the terrorists....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Dems Join GOPers in Opposing Expansion of Obamacare’s Food Labeling Mandate

    03/26/2013 6:09:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Penny Starr
    ( – In a bipartisan bill opposing an expansion of food labeling requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 10 Republicans and four Democrats have signed onto legislation to restrict the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to include regulation of convenient stores and take-out food outlets.The bill’s sponsors cited Section 4205 of the healthcare law, or Obamacare, that is entitled “Nutritional Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants.” The regulation requires restaurants with more than 20 establishments to provide nutritional information about its offerings.The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), called the requirements “unworkable” for places...
  • Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    04/23/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/23/12 | Matt Coker
    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty. This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as an Alameda County supervisor but an eye-opening interview where the 41-year-old claimed state Treasurer Bill Lockyer angrily told her to "go ahead and commit suicide" and her rehab lover "bashed my head into the stone floor."The seventh child of the late Wallace R. Davis, one of Santa Ana's first Latino lawyers to stand up for immigrants, Nadia Maria...
  • Feinstein, Sanchez caught in Solyndra for Dem donors

    09/13/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 9/13/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Dianne Feinstein told Politico that her campaign was "wiped out" by Democratic political operative Kinde Durkee, whom the FBI arrested last week. DiFi explained that Durkee worked on her 1992, 1994 and 2006 campaign. And: "I trusted her implicitly." Worse: Feinstein said she and her campaign staff have been unable to access all their bank records at this point because Durkee alone controlled access to the account, which has made it difficult for them to assess how much money is gone. Two other similarly dissatisfied clients are California Democratic Reps. Susan Davis, who called Durkee "the Bernie Madoff of campaign...
  • Many Democrats used campaign treasurer despite her history (...of wiping out Rat campaign cash)

    09/11/2011 4:29:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2011 | Abby Sewell
    Many big-name Democratic politicians used the services of a top campaign treasurer even though she had a history of fines and investigation into how she used the funds of elected officials. Kinde Durkee was arrested on federal fraud charges this month, accused of taking thousands of dollars from the campaigns of various elected officials. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a Durkee client, said her campaign fund was nearly cleaned out, and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party reported that more than $200,000 had been taken from its fund. Although many Democratic insiders said they were shocked by Durkee's arrest, it...
  • Pinhead or Patriot? Treasurer Who Wiped Out Campaign Cash of CA Democrats

    09/10/2011 2:53:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Self | September 10, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Is she a Pinhead or Patriot? You be the judge. I am talking about treasurer Kinde Durkee (and what "kinde" of name is that?) who embezzled the campaign funds of a number of CA Democrats to the extent of wiping out the money entirely, including that of Rep. Loretta Sanchez and others. Since Durkee has also been acting as treasurer for Senator Diane Feinstein there is a chance that part or all of DiFi's $5 million in campaign cash was wiped out. Most likely this money actually did serve a useful purpose in that it was pumped into the ailing...
  • Fundraising scandal hits Calif. Dems (Loretta Sanchez Campaign Cash Wiped Out)

    09/10/2011 5:20:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | September 8, 2011 | JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Allegations of fraud against a veteran California campaign treasurer have sent shock waves through the state’s Democratic congressional delegation, as lawmakers who used Kinde Durkee to keep track of their finances are now scrambling to find out whether their money has disappeared.While Durkee has not been formally charged at this point, she is in jail in California and has been accused in an FBI criminal complaint of trying to defraud a state representative out of $677,000. On top of that, California Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office tells POLITICO that her campaign account, managed by Durkee, has been virtually emptied out.
  • FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer

    09/04/2011 4:57:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Assemblymen Lou Correa and Jose Solorio has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register has learned. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek confirmed Saturday afternoon that Kinde Durkee of Burbank-based Durkee and Associates, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Special Agent Steve Dupre of the bureau’s Sacramento office said she was arrested in connection with her position as a...
  • Capitol Hill's Other Dirty Laundry

    06/15/2011 5:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 15, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The same congressional panel that launched a preliminary inquiry into Weiner-gate this week has been diddling around with several other Democratic ethics scandals for years. These aren't foxes guarding the henhouse. They're sloths guarding the foxhole. The House Ethics Committee is now reportedly probing into Twitter-holic Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's possible abuse of government resources while sending pervy messages and photos to young women across the country. The latest batch of Weiner's leaked social-media self-portraits -- more cheesecake than beefcake -- showed him in various states of undress at the congressional gym. From what other public buildings has...
  • Sanchez unveils bill to allow women in combat

    05/17/2011 3:42:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/16/2011 | Martin Wisckol
    A bill that would end the ban on military women fighting in combat has been introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana. “In actuality, this bill would officially recognize what is already happening on the battlefield – the fact that our military women are fighting in combat every day, all over the world,” Sanchez, the ranking female member on the House Armed Services Committee, said in a news release.
  • Congresswoman Feigns Southern Accent to Deride Tea Party Lawmakers [Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif]

    04/15/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Congresswoman Feigns Southern Accent to Deride Tea Party Lawmakers Published April 15, 2011 | A Democratic congresswoman, frustrated with her interactions with a new class of Tea Party-backed conservative lawmakers, mocked them this week by talking in a Southern accent and referring to them as "Moe," during an interview on nationally syndicated radio show. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., told liberal host Stephanie Miller that every time she tries approaching one of the 87 freshman lawmakers in an effort to build relationships, they're always complaining about something being unconstitutional. "Everything to them is unconstitutional," she said. "It's unconstitutional, it's unconstitutional,...
  • Dem Rep. Loretta Sanchez Mocks Tea Party Colleagues With Red Neck Southern Accent (AUDIO)

    04/13/2011 9:33:57 AM PDT · by · 35 replies · 1+ views
    If liberals want to throw accusations of ‘racism’ into every single debate, where are they when actual circumstances like this arise? Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) made an appearance on the Stephanie Miller Show and mocked Tea Party Conservatives saying “everything to them is unconstitutional” then going on to talk in a ‘red neck’ southern accent. Keep in mind she’s mocking some of her colleagues.
  • Dem Sanchez Tries To Drown Out Republican With 'Broke Because of Bush' Chant

    04/08/2011 9:22:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Loretta Sanchez would need to multiply her maturity quotient to qualify as juvenile . . During an interview on MSNBC this morning on the subject of the budget and possible government shutdown, the Dem congresswoman from California tried to drown out her Republican colleague from New York, Michael Grimm, by chanting "broke because of Bush." View video here.
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal... (truncated)

    01/25/2011 3:46:09 PM PST · by Justaham · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-25-11 | Chris Moody
    Original title: Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal to boot Giffords from Armed Services Committee Behind closed doors, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has proposed removing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) until she recovers from injuries sustained after being shot in the head on Jan. 8 in Tucson, The Daily Caller has learned. The proposal sparked an outrage, according to those in the room — including from those in Sanchez’s own party. “It’s not appropriate,” Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes told The Daily Caller, adding that there was outrage among...
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Caught in Multiple Scandals; Sex & Voter Fraud

    11/24/2010 10:31:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Emerging Corruption ^ | November 23, 2010 | Rebecca Diserio
    With the Elections behind us, the view from our porches to 2012 now occupies our minds, and media. Perfect timing for our newly re-elected Representative from the 47th District, Loretta Sanchez (D) to announce her engagement to John (Jack) Einwechter.
  • The Battle for America 2010: Something Stinks in California’s 47th Congressional District

    10/29/2010 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Tim Daniel
    The stench of Washington permeates the West Coast. California’s most hotly contested House race, the contest between seven-term incumbent Democrat Loretta Sanchez and California Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, remains too close to call. The Orange County race made headlines last month when Congresswoman Sanchez claimed on Spanish-only Univision that “the Vietnamese (were) coming” for her seat. You can read my Pajamas Media article on the race as well as an interview with Van Tran here.Now something smells as bad as trash-truck juice on a Death Valley summer day in California’s 47th. In search of the olfactory offense, I point the...
  • ON THE ROAD: Van Tran's Unlikely Insurgency in CA-47

    10/19/2010 4:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Guy Benson
    SANTA ANA, CA – Bill Clinton is wagging his finger and issuing a warning to a crowd of about 800 voters gathered in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana. For the first time in his nearly 30 minute speech, the former president adopts a lecturing tone. “Don’t badmouth [Loretta Sanchez’s] opponent. He’s an honorable man who’s lived an honorable life, and he’s made a good contribution,” he says. Clinton isn’t finished praising the Republican opponent of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), whom he’s come to support in her floundering re-election campaign. Without referencing him by name,...
  • New Poll: Van Tran Pulls Even with Loretta Sanchez in CA-47

    10/17/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 86 replies ^ | 10-17-10 | Guy Benson
    In a media exclusive, has obtained a brand new, eye-opening poll from California's 47th Congressional District--conducted by Public Opinion Strategies: Van Tran is tied with Loretta Sanchez on the ballot test. Fully 39% of likely voters say they are supporting Van Tran, while 39% are backing Sanchez and 5% siding with Ceci Iglesias (17% undecided). Moreover, Tran’s definite support level is higher than that of Congresswoman Sanchez (30% definitely voting for Tran – 28% definitely voting for Sanchez). - While there are certainly solid ethnic coalitions in this race – Asian and Vietnamese voters siding with Tran, Latinos favoring...
  • VAN TRAN ascends = SARA PALIN rallies faithful in Anaheim...

    10/17/2010 7:51:48 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 10-16-10 | Jeff Overley
  • Clinton rallies Democrats in O.C.

    10/16/2010 1:08:58 PM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/15/2010 | DOUG IRVING and JESSICA TERRELL
    SANTA ANA – Former President Bill Clinton told a cheering, whistling crowd of Democratic faithful Friday not to let disappointment in the dragging pace of economic recovery cloud their votes in next month's pivotal elections. Clinton was in Santa Ana to rally voters for Rep. Loretta Sanchez, one of dozens of Democrats nationwide whose seats are considered in play in part because of widespread apathy among party voters. Sanchez finds herself locked in a tight race with Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, even though registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in her central Orange County district. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, left, and President...
  • Democrat Loretta Sanchez Compares US Border Fence to Berlin Wall

    10/06/2010 10:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/7/10 | Guy Benson
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is a busy lady. When she isn't appearing on Univision to warn Hispanic viewers about a nefarious "Vietnamese" scheme to "take away" her House seat (her Republican opponent, Van Tran, is of Vietnamese provenance), she's bragging to audiences about her "unwritten power" to impede construction of a fence along our southern border--which she compares to the Berlin wall: The clip featured in the ad, which was apparently produced by a Tran supporter (not the campaign), comes from a speech Sanchez delivered in 2008.
  • Titans clash: Bill Clinton vs. Sarah Palin in California

    10/02/2010 10:15:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2010 | Jonathan Allen
    The studio execs in nearby Hollywood couldn't have produced a better opening scene for Election 2010: Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin — two of the titans of their parties — will barnstorm through Orange County, Calif., on consecutive days in mid-October. The former president is headlining an event for Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Oct. 15, POLITICO has learned. Sanchez, who supported Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, is locked in a tough re-election battle against Republican Van Tran in the 47th District. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will be in Anaheim the...
  • A Democrat's Descent

    09/27/2010 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: Conservative Orange County, Calif., has for years been plagued by an anomaly: The congressional district in its heart is held by a big-spending Democrat. But a flare-up of identity politics may change that. The 47th District spreads across all of Santa Ana, much of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Fullerton. Census data indicate that roughly half the population is foreign-born, the overwhelmingly largest group being Hispanic, with an admixture of vibrant Asian communities creating a kind of blue-color cosmopolitanism in the center of an affluent coastal county. Fourteen years ago, Democrat Loretta Sanchez managed to oust GOP Rep. Bob Dornan,...
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT · by no dems · 50 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2020 | LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA
    For 13 years, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has commanded a good chunk of her southern California district with a reliable and strong bloc of votes from a large Hispanic population. Now things are getting tough. Locked in a tight re-election campaign against a Vietnamese-American Republican, Sanchez, who was born in California to Mexican parents, said in an interview with Univision TV earlier this month that the "Vietnamese and the Republicans" in her district were "trying to take away" her House seat after "we have done so much for our community." Her remarks ignited the blogosphere and talk radio and angered...
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes (CA) for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2010 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    Poor Loretta, she was left with nothing to do but apologize. "I used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive," she said at a news conference Friday afternoon. "I apologize for those remarks." But she didn't apologize for calling him "very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.'' "She directly attacked me, slandered me," Tran said on Friday, demanding an apology. A lawyer who with his family left Saigon shortly before South Vietnam fell to the communists in 1975, Tran accused her of going on "a racial rampage" on Spanish-language TV. We throw those words around too loosely,...
  • Sanchez apologizes for offense over words

    09/25/2010 3:59:36 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | Doug Irving
    SANTA ANA – Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez said Friday that her now-famous remark about "Vietnamese" trying to take her seat had been misinterpreted but apologized if it caused any offense. She did not, however, apologize for calling her Republican challenger Van Tran – himself an immigrant from Vietnam – anti-immigrant. Instead, she accused him of using her words to "take a cheap political shot."Sanchez told an interviewer earlier this month on Spanish-language television that "the Vietnamese and the Republicans" were trying to wrest control of her seat in Congress. She described Tran in the same interview as "very anti-immigrant and...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez race-baiting Vietnamese immigrants on Univision

    She's running against Van Tran, who is Vietnamese and her Republican challenger, and apparently she's nervous enough about Tran to say stupid race-baiting stuff like this:
  • Help support VAN TRAN's defeat of California Congresswoman LORETTA SANCHEZ

    09/13/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 33 replies
    Van Tran for Congress ^ | 9/13/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE"
    . NEVER FORGET . Help support VAN TRAN— he’s running to replace Congresswoman LORETTA SANCHEZ for Southern California's 47th Congressional District. The Democrats are doing everything they can to keep her in this seat—the only Democrat congressional seat in Orange County. She’s been a loyal supporter of the Democrat agenda—Obamacare, the stimulus, the auto bailout, the unions, and more. VAN has a record of supporting pro-business legislation and fighting against big government in Sacramento. Assemblyman VAN TRAN can stand up to SANCHEZ and defeat her in the this election. He’s 2 points behind in the latest polls and has nationwide...
  • New Poll Has Van Tran In Dead Heat With Loretta Sanchez

    09/04/2010 9:52:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies
    Red COunty ^ | 9/4/10 | Matt Cunningham
    It might be time for the Washington prognosticators to move CD47 from "leans Democratic" to "toss up." A new poll of 400 likely voters in CD47 by the American Action Forum has Assemblyman Van Tran with 43% to 45% for Rep.Loretta Sanchez -- well within the 4.9% margin of error. It remains close even when you factor out the "leaners": Sanchez 42%, Van 40%. There isn't a lot of good news for Sanchez in this poll. For example, in response to the question, "Do you think Loretta Sanchez deserves reelection as congresswoman, or do you think it is time to...
  • The Buzz: Could it be Gov. Sanchez after 2014?

    08/03/2010 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 5+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/3/10 | Torey Van Oot
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez shifts funds for a 2014 election -- Is Rep. Loretta Sanchez gearing up a future gubernatorial run?The Anaheim Democrat has filed paperwork with the secretary of state to raise cash for a 2014 bid.
  • Join VAN TRAN (R) vs. LORETTA SANCHEZ (D) - 1st Viet-American State Legislator goes to Washington

    06/05/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 69 replies · 748+ views
    Join VAN TRAN for CONGRESS - 2010 ^ | 6/5/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    . NEVER FORGETJust for the LOVE of FREEDOM =Support Conservative Republican VAN TRAN in his battle to REPLACE LORETTA SANCHEZ, representing California's 47th Congressional District in Orange County (Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana).A Vietnam War refugee RESTORES FREEDOM to America.. NEVER FORGET
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez Cancels Graduation Speech (Supporting CA Union Protests)

    05/10/2010 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 17 replies · 499+ views
    KTLA-TV Los Angeles ^ | May 10, 2010 | KTLA News
    RIVERSIDE -- Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she's cancelled plans to give a graduation speech at UC Riverside next month to show her support for a union-organized protest. The Democrat from Garden Grove notified UCR administrators Thursday that she would be pulling out of the June 12 commencement ceremony to join a speakers' boycott called by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Local 3299. The union says the action is necessary to spotlight the hardships workers have endured because of state budget cuts. "My family roots are in organized labor and, in good conscience, I cannot and will...
  • Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

    11/09/2009 12:27:46 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies · 1,443+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2009 | Connie Hair
    House Democrats passed the 2,032-page Pelosicare bill on a near party-line vote Saturday night 220-215 (roll call here). The only Republican voting in favor of the measure was New Orleans-based Joseph Cao who has long ago proven to be a tax and spend (and spend and spend) liberal. After a week of intense arm twisting, threats and promises from party leaders, more than half of the 52 so-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats voted in favor of the over $1.3 trillion measure. These are the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker...
  • Sanchez sisters eyed by House ethics panel for alleged collusion (Democrats)

    10/30/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies · 1,878+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Scott Higham and Alice Crites
    A document from the House ethics committee lists an examination into whether the chamber's rules were violated when Rep. Linda T. Sanchez put three legislative aides to her fellow-congresswoman sister on her payroll after an embezzlement scheme had left Rep. Loretta Sanchez's office short of funds. The document, a July tracking report obtained by The Washington Post, says that the sisters, both California Democrats, "shared transferred staff from one office to another after embezzlement," and that a meeting between lawyers for the ethics committee and the congresswomen had taken place June 1. The document also says that lawyers for the...
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez Among Lawmakers In Spotlight For Taxpayer-Funded Trips [Enuf To Boil Blood!]

    09/12/2009 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,164+ views
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez Among Lawmakers In Spotlight For Taxpayer-Funded Trips The Garden Grove congresswoman has made 20 overseas excursions since 2006, touching down on every continent. Critics say more transparency is needed on government-sponsored travel. By Richard Simon September 13, 2009 Reporting from Washington - At a time when congressional travel is coming under new scrutiny, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) has the distinction of taking more trips at taxpayer expense than anyone else in the California delegation. In the last 3 1/2 years, she visited the South Pole, snorkeled at Australia's Great Barrier Reef and joined world leaders at...
  • Loretta Sanchez Hides Town Hall Behind Prayer Vigil ( Video )

    08/13/2009 7:11:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 471+ views
    THE AMERICAN PUNDIT ^ | 8/7/2009 | Stephan Tawney
    Just the latest attempt by a Democratic Congressman/woman to shut down vocal dissent by hiding behind scenarios that would be unpleasant for opponents of ObamaCare. First we had a town hall held at a children’s hospital, now we have Loretta Sanchez holding a town hall disguised as a “prayer vigil”. Because, really, who would interrupt a “prayer vigil” with shouts of opposition? That wouldn’t be pleasant. Hence the request for restrictions in the interest of “reverence”. Classy.
  • Tran On National GOP Radar In His Bid To Unseat Sanchez

    07/29/2009 7:58:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 696+ views
    OCRegister ^ | July 29th 2009
    Tran on national GOP radar in his bid to unseat Sanchez July 29th, 2009 Washington Bureau Chief Van Tran is officially “On the Radar,’’ of the National Republican Congressional Committee in his bid to unseat Rep. Loretta Sanchez next year. The state Assemblyman – who was recruited by the NRCC to challenge the 12-year incumbent Democrat - is one of 13 GOP contenders who the campaign committee said today has reached the On the Radar level of their Young Guns recruiting program. Tran, who had $250,000 in his campaign account as of June 30, has reached the first of three...
  • House Dems Carry Islamists' Water

    07/29/2009 2:11:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 1,256+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | July 28, 2009 | Steven Emerson
    Seven House Democrats have written Attorney General Eric Holder invoking a list of grievances from radical Islamist groups and asking that Holder meet with representatives from those groups to hear their concerns, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. The grievances include the use of convicted felons as informants in mosques, alleged religious profiling of Somali Muslims in Minnesota and elsewhere and allegations that the FBI is working with foreign governments to question American citizens who are terror suspects. In the letter, the representatives said: "These concerns raise legitimate questions about due process, justice, and equal treatment under the law....
  • Former Sanchez aide pleads guilty to theft

    05/18/2009 4:50:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 694+ views
    AP via SacBee ^ | 5/18/9 | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON -- A former executive assistant to California Rep. Loretta Sanchez has pleaded guilty to stealing from office funds. Caroline Valdez admitted in federal court Monday that she used Sanchez's House credit card to buy airline tickets for herself and a family member and get pizza and groceries delivered.
  • Van Tran launches campaign against Rep. Loretta Sanchez

    05/08/2009 5:08:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 2,258+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 6, 2009 | Martin Wisckol
    Setting the stage for what is expected to be one of the nation’s hottest Congressional races of 2010, Assemblyman Van Tran announced today that he will challenge seven-term Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Tran had been recruited heavily by Washington GOP leaders, who consider central Orange County’s 47th Congressional District one of their best chances for gaining a seat next year. “Both sides will be pouring resources into this,” Tran said in anticipation of a heavily funded drive. Democrats have a 12.4 percentage point advantage in the central county district and Sanchez is popular there, winning by 44 percentage points in...
  • CA: O.C. Reps campaign cash tied to embattled lobbyist (Rep. Loretta Sanchez)

    03/13/2009 1:14:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 491+ views
    OC Register ^ | 3/13/09 | Total Buzz
    Virtually every member of Congress- including Orange County’s six House members and California’s two senators – have shared in $40 million that an embattled Washington lobbying firm and its clients have contributed to lawmakers since 1998. And the biggest O.C. winner in this sweepstakes is Rep. Loretta Sanchez. The firm is the PMA Group, which is the latest Beltway lobbying firm to reportedly be under investigation by the FBI for violating campaign finance laws. The firm’s bread and butter are getting federal earmarks for its clients. According to a tally by the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign cash watchdog,...
  • Ballot Box Integrity v. Voters without Borders

    01/03/2008 3:47:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 227+ views ^ | January 3, 2008 | Ken Blackwell
    On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for one of the biggest election law cases in years. This case might decide who becomes president of the United States in a close election, and shape the future of the country. The Court will hear arguments in the consolidated cases of Crawford v. Marion County and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita. At issue in the case is Indiana’s new voter ID law. This law requires people showing up on Election Day to show government-issued picture identification. It only applies to people voting in person. It does not apply to...
  • Baca remains chief of caucus [Attempted coup in Congressional Hispanic Caucus fails]

    03/03/2007 3:14:29 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 1 replies · 200+ views
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | Mar 3, 2007
    An attempted coup against the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus - instigated in part by local lawmakers - appears to have run out of steam. Rep. Joe Baca, D-Rialto, who heads the group of Latino lawmakers, emerged unscathed from an hour-long meeting of caucus members this week in a basement room of the Capitol building. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, accused Baca last month of disparaging her by allegedly calling her a "whore" in a conversation with California Latino lawmakers last summer. Sanchez left the caucus, saying she would not return unless Baca apologized and major reforms were made...
  • Rep. Sanchez Furious Over 'Whore' Comment

    02/01/2007 7:04:25 AM PST · by kellynla · 114 replies · 3,206+ views ^ | Feb. 1, 2007 | staff
    California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, accusing its chairman, fellow Democrat Joe Baca, of calling her a "whore.” Sanchez was insulted when she found out that Baca had made the disparaging remark about her to California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and other lawmakers last year, Rep. Sanchez told The Politico. Nunez "is a friend of mine,” an angry Sanchez said. "Did he think he wouldn’t tell me?” Sanchez also cited concerns regarding the legality of Baca’s election to the chairman post in November, and about his attitude toward female legislators. Earlier this month, four female lawmakers...
  • Rep. Sanchez quits Hispanic Caucus (Can't we all just get along;)

    01/31/2007 8:34:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies · 817+ views
    Yahoooo ^ | 1/31/07 | ERICA WERNER ap
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Wednesday she is quitting the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, citing opposition to the chairmanship of fellow California Democratic Rep. Joe BacaIt was the latest development in a long-running dispute that has pitted Sanchez and other, mostly female, caucus members against Baca and his supporters. Sanchez released a statement alleging a "violation of election rules" when Baca was picked as chairman in November. "Today, I resign from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by Mr. Baca," her statement said. "I will continue to be a strong and vocal advocate for the Hispanic community." Baca disputed Sanchez's allegation....
  • CA: GOP Rep. Pombo loses to little-known Democrat; Doolittle wins

    11/08/2006 5:03:51 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 561+ views
    AP - Santa Maria Times ^ | November 8, 2006 | ERICA WERNER
    LOS ANGELES - GOP Rep. Richard Pombo, the powerful chairman of the House Resources Committee, plunged to stunning defeat at the hands of an almost unknown Democrat, Jerry McNerney, as Democrats wrested control of the House from the GOP. GOP Rep. John Doolittle beat down a strong challenge from Democrat Charlie Brown in Tuesday's midterm election, surviving a boisterous campaign that focused on the incumbent's ties to a congressional corruption investigation. San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi was in line to be the first female House speaker ever as Democrats captured more than two dozen GOP-controlled seats around the country. McNerney,...
  • Who’s Fueling The Racial Hatred? [Tan Nguyen calls out Loretta Sanchez]

    10/31/2006 9:02:46 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 42 replies · 1,269+ views
    Tan Nguyen | October 28, 2006 | Tan Nguyen
    Who’s Fueling The Racial Hatred? -- Tan Nguyen speech, Oct. 28, Garden Grove California I don’t know for sure who’s behind the hysteria…who’s fueling the racial hatred…who’s dividing the community…but Ms. Sanchez’s fingerprints are all over this. I don’t know if my opponent had a hand in urging the raid on my office. But, on October 20, the O.C. Register reported that Ms. Sanchez had PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of the Attorney General’s intention to seek arrests. I don’t know for sure whether that newspaper article was correct. However, I do know that Ms. Sanchez speaks Spanish. Ms. Sanchez must have known...