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  • House Investigates Trial Lawyers Who Ran Crisis Probe

    04/08/2011 9:01:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/8/11 | IBD
    The powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expanding its investigation of possible ethics violations by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, including improper "backdoor communications" between the panel and trial lawyers suing major banks over subprime investments, IBD has learned. The Democrat-appointed commission, tasked with examining the "root causes" of the crisis, used its subpoena power to extract millions of pages of confidential memos and emails from banks. Those documents were posted on the Web and are now being used in major litigation against these banks. Some documents posted on the FCIC site include correspondence with federal regulators that...
  • Financial Meltdown Was ‘Avoidable,' Inquiry Concludes

    01/25/2011 10:38:06 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 14 replies
    CNBC / NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2011 | Sewell Chan
    The 2008 financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a Congressional inquiry. The government commission that investigated the financial crisis casts a wide net of blame, faulting two administrations, the Federal Reserve and other regulators for permitting a calamitous concoction: shoddy mortgage lending, the excessive packaging and sale of loans to investors, and risky bets on securities backed by the loans. < snip > ..... Many of the findings have been widely described, but its synthesis of interviews, documents and testimony,...
  • Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Finds

    01/26/2011 5:40:39 AM PST · by La Lydia · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2010 | Sewell Chan
    WASHINGTON — The 2008 financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a federal inquiry. The commission that investigated the crisis casts a wide net of blame, faulting two administrations, the Federal Reserve and other regulators for permitting a calamitous concoction: shoddy mortgage lending, the excessive packaging and sale of loans to investors and risky bets on securities backed by the loans... While the panel, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, accuses several financial institutions of greed, ineptitude or both, some of its...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Dan Walters: Angelides' ambition backfired

    01/08/2007 7:53:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/8/7 | Dan Walters
    Phil Angelides delivered his swan song last week, checking out as state treasurer and perhaps ending a lifelong quest for high office. While Angelides didn't rule out running for political office again -- in fact, he seemed to embrace the notion -- whether he could do so is problematic, given the drubbing he took in his bid for the governorship in an otherwise strong Democratic year. Running against an incumbent governor is certainly difficult; in fact, just one governor in modern history, Culbert Olson in 1942, has been denied a second term. But Angelides' campaign was especially inept, and he...
  • CA: Angelides won't `shrink away' (may run for governor in 2010)

    12/16/2006 3:16:21 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 377+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Dec. 16, 2006 | Edwin Garcia
    Phil Angelides, the Democrat who lost to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in last month's election, announced Friday that he plans to launch an investment firm, advocate for education causes and lay the groundwork for a possible gubernatorial run in 2010. ``I'll be active in my business and very active in the public arena -- advocating for the issues I believe in, the issues of economic opportunity -- and I will be doing my level best to advance those issues,'' the two-term state treasurer said. ``Some people, after they lose an election, they kind of just shrink away,'' Angelides said. ``That's not...
  • Live Thread - California General Election - 7 November 2006

    11/07/2006 7:06:48 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 406 replies · 10,738+ views
    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • CA: Race for governor not over till it's...

    11/06/2006 12:31:25 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 501+ views
    San Mateo County Times - MediaNews ^ | 11/06/2006 | Mike Zapler and Kate Folmar
    Angelides tells his supporters to ignore polls Insisting he was "undaunted and unbowed" two days before an election he is widely expected to lose, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides dashed from one end of the state to the other on Sunday, hoping to spark the surge of momentum that has eluded him throughout his campaign. "I want you to ignore what the polls say," Angelides told about 100 union workers at a labor hall in Burlingame Sunday afternoon. "Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks he's got this thing locked away." Afterward, he added, "I think you're going to see a big surprise." Schwarzenegger...
  • Campaign 2006: Turnout's now No. 1 goal

    11/05/2006 5:42:28 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 485+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov. 5, 2006 | Andy Furillo and Kevin Yamamura
    Visiting a Republican call center in Chico, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked volunteers and ebulliently assured them, "Things are going really well. The poll numbers show us up by 15 or 20 points." He worked to get out the Republican vote Saturday, appearing at GOP events in Chico, Pleasanton and Riverside, where he was accompanied by Republican Secretary of State Bruce McPherson. As he spoke with a Republican voter by phone from Chico, the governor exclaimed, "It's the people like you that create the action." He urged that the word be put out to "vote yes on our propositions and ......
  • AP Enterprise: Schwarzenegger donations top $113 million

    11/01/2006 6:19:30 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 6 replies · 268+ views
    AP - Contra Costa Times ^ | Nov. 01, 2006 | Steve Lawrence
    SACRAMENTO - When he ran for governor during the 2003 recall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger described the Capitol as a place where "special interests have a stranglehold. The money comes in, favors go out, the people lose." Even as the governor says he is not returning favors for cash, the money has been flooding in since he rose from Hollywood celebrity to chief executive of the nation's most populous state. An exhaustive review of campaign finance records by The Associated Press reveals that Schwarzenegger is on pace to become the most prolific fundraiser in California history. He has raised $113.4 million...
  • Kerry Bashes Our Volunteer Military

    10/30/2006 7:42:07 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 533 replies · 23,160+ views
    KFI AM 640 ^ | Oct 30, 2006 | Self
    <p>Tonight's "John Ziegler Show" on KFI 640AM in Southern CA played a clip from Senator John F Kerry's appearance at Pasadena City College with candidate Phil Angelides, Democrat for CA governor.</p> <p>"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."</p>
  • Schwarzenegger praises Reagan, as Kerry campaigns for Angelides

    10/30/2006 6:04:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies · 569+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/6
    Former Democratic Gov. Edmund "Pat" Brown dismissed his Republican challenger in the 1966 gubernatorial race as a Hollywood interloper who had no business trying to become California's chief executive. "He's an actor," he said of Ronald Reagan. "You know who shot Abraham Lincoln don't you?" On Monday, the 40th anniversary of Reagan's landslide gubernatorial election, the first step on his road to the White House, was celebrated at his presidential library. The attendee attracting the most attention was another actor-turned-politician, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger avoided discussing the campaign, focusing instead on Reagan's legacy. He also praised Nancy Reagan, the 85-year-old...
  • Topsy-turvy California politics buck national anti-GOP trend

    10/29/2006 2:06:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 35 replies · 694+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Oct. 29, 2006 | Daniel Weintraub
    Although he is riding into a stiff national head wind favoring Democratic candidates, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger is drawing closer to winning a second term as governor in a state that is arguably the most Democratic in the country. In California, which has two Democratic U.S. senators, fields the largest Democratic delegation in Congress and is home to the prospective speaker of the House, the Republican former actor is running 18 percentage points ahead of his Democratic challenger, according to a new non-partisan poll. Only 57 percent of the Democrats polled said they were supporting Angelides, while 21 percent were for...
  • CALIFORNIA'S CHOICE - Winning over the voters is a question of good timing

    10/29/2006 10:33:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 257+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/29/6 | John Wildermuth
    Phil Angelides may have won the Democratic primary for governor last April when he ignited the state party convention with a fiery speech slamming Democrats who tried to work with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But that same speech could end up costing the state treasurer the gubernatorial election on Nov. 7. California voters, tired of what they see as years of partisan gridlock in Sacramento, are responding to Schwarzenegger's effort to put a new, bipartisan face on his administration and work closely with the Democratic leadership in the Legislature to get things done. "I'm extremely happy about Democrats and Republicans working...
  • CALIFORNIA'S CHOICE - Angelides: Wants to finish strong and score election upset

    10/29/2006 10:14:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 661+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/29/6 | Carla Marinucci
    Democratic candidate Phil Angelides was shocked to discover earlier this year that his 17-year old daughter, Arianna, had a listing on MySpace.com -- a social Web site all the rage among teens. It told a story a dad could be proud of: full of heartfelt praise ("he's pretty fly for a white guy") and starring an affectionate family photo of Angelides, exuberantly hugging his daughter at a father-daughter dance. Though the snapshot of the two-term state treasurer was a charming, unscripted moment that might have softened the profile of usually staid Angelides, the public will never see it: The candidate...
  • Tax load emerges as big issue (in CA governor's race)

    10/28/2006 7:32:37 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 273+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Oct. 27, 2006 | Dan Walters
    Whether taxes should be raised to balance the state budget and expand services has emerged as the single most contentious issue as Democrat Phil Angelides challenges Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bid for a second term. Taxes dominated the televised debate between the two this month. Schwarzenegger pledged to hold the line on taxes while portraying Angelides as being eager to raise taxes. And Angelides insisted that he wants to raise taxes only modestly on the wealthiest individuals and corporations while granting tax breaks to middle-class families and small businesses. In overall tax burden, California stands somewhere in the upper middle...
  • Angelides hits Schwarzenegger on guns, affirmative action

    10/28/2006 6:43:51 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 693+ views
    Scripps News ^ | Oct. 28, 2006 | KEVIN YAMAMURA and AURELIO ROJAS
    Democratic candidate Phil Angelides challenged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on gun control and affirmative action Friday at the California NAACP conference, framing the issues as African American concerns the Republican governor should address when he visits the same group Saturday. The Democratic state treasurer questioned why Schwarzenegger accepted an endorsement from the California Rifle and Pistol Association "when our young men and women are being gunned down in the streets of Oakland." He also charged that Schwarzenegger never fought against a voter-approved 1996 initiative that banned colleges and other public institutions from using affirmative action. "I'm proud that I opposed Proposition...
  • California Governor Race Over - Vote For Camejo (Green Party), not Angelides

    10/27/2006 8:14:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Newsblaze ^ | Oct. 27, 2006 | News
    Camejo for Governor campaign launches first-ever TV, radio blitz; Camejo declares race 'over', asks voters to vote for him, not Angelides "The race for governor is over. Once again the democrats have handed the governorship to the republicans," said Camejo in one of the spots, directed at Democratic Party and other voters, who often say they want to vote for Camejo and other Greens but don't want to hurt the chances of democrat candidates.
  • At NAACP and with Obama, Angelides appeals to core Democrats

    10/27/2006 8:05:49 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 206+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Oct. 27, 2006 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides appealed to black voters Friday as he tried to secure support from a core Democratic constituency that rival Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has courted aggressively this year. Angelides cautioned community leaders at the NAACP convention Friday not to buy into Schwarzenegger's makeover. He said only a real Democrat would advocate on behalf of minorities and pursue issues they care about. Angelides moved up his appearance at the NAACP Friday so he could appear in Los Angeles with the Democratic Party's rising star, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
  • Strategy works against Angelides

    10/26/2006 8:01:26 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 533+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Oc. 26, 2006 | Edwin Garcia
    State Treasurer Phil Angelides can accurately pinpoint the biggest reason he badly trails Arnold Schwarzenegger in the race for governor: Most Californians either don't know him or have bought the ``tax-and-spend liberal'' impression molded by savvy political rivals. Many analysts suggest that no liberal Democrat -- even one who runs a perfect campaign -- stands much of a chance against the moderate Republican whose Hollywood charm and power of incumbency give him an advantage in style and substance.
  • FCC rejects complaint (filed on behalf of Angelides) about Schwarzenegger on 'Tonight Show'

    10/26/2006 6:37:22 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 334+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Oct. 26, 2006 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Federal regulators dismissed a complaint Thursday that accused "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" of playing favorites in the race for California governor. The Federal Communications Commission complaint, filed on behalf of Democratic challenger Phil Angelides, argued that the NBC show violated the equal time provision in federal law when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared as a guest on Oct. 10, less than a month before the election. Angelides also asked to appear but was not scheduled. Federal rules require broadcast stations to give equal time to candidates who appear on the air. The rules do not apply to news programs,...
  • Schwarzenegger camp mines consumer data to target supporters

    10/25/2006 5:43:11 PM PDT · by confrico · 2 replies · 261+ views
    AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2006
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gin or vodka? Ford or BMW? Perrier or Fiji water? Does the car you buy or what's in your fridge say anything about how you'll vote? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign thinks so. Employing technology honed in President Bush's 2004 victory, the Republican governor's re-election team has created a massive computer storehouse of data on personal buying habits and voter records to scout up likely supporters. Campaign officials say the operation, run in cooperation with the state Republican Party, is the largest of its kind in any state, at any time. Some strategists believe the consumer information...
  • Feinstein Cruelly Begins Campaign

    10/24/2006 10:07:00 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 720+ views
    LAT ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | Robert Salladay
    For real power in California, see Dianne Feinstein. The U.S. senator is the Momma Bear of California politics. These days, the coverage of the U.S. Senate race has engendered nothing but pity for the unfortunately named Dick Mountjoy, her Republican opponent, whose campaign photos come with their own helpful captions. Here is another point about the Feinstein ads: They bring out Feinstein Voters. And that could help Angelides, whose campaign has been struggling. (Feinstein and her husband, Dick Blum, also have donated $200,000 to the state Democratic Party this election.) Feinstein already has given Angelides the best advice of the...
  • A Silver Bullet for Angelides

    10/24/2006 9:18:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 1,125+ views
    CA Majority Report ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | Steven Maviglio
    Angelides noted that Arnold won the endorsement of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, the state wing of the National Rifle Association, and quickly pounced on connecting the NRA with the Governor. No wonder: Gun safety is overwhelmingly supported by California voters, particularly among Democrats. Angelides is seeking to exploit the Governor's NRA support, citing the Governor's veto of two bills advanced by gun safety advocates.They are: AB 2714 by Rep. Alberto Torrico (D), which would have banned internet/mail order sales of ammunition unless the buyer presented an ID with proof of age to the seller. It also would have...
  • Angelides hits Schwarzenegger for 'character flaw' (Phil A. against Prop 90)

    10/24/2006 8:56:06 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Scripps News ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | KEVIN YAMAMURA and ANDY FURILLO
    The property initiative poses a political dilemma for Schwarzenegger because it is backed by his GOP base yet opposed by environmental groups and the California Chamber of Commerce, two interests the Republican governor has courted. Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he has not taken a position on Proposition 90, though he intends to "very soon because I'm looking at all the aspects. As you know, it's a very complicated issue, and so I'm looking at all the different angles so that I come out very clear." Proponents have asserted that Proposition 90 prevents government from seizing private property to give to another...
  • Dems downplay Arnold's role on bonds

    10/21/2006 4:16:48 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Alameda Times-Star ^ | 10/21/2006 | Josh Richman
    SAN FRANCISCO — Five months ago, state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata had called November's infrastructure bond package "a textbook example of bipartisan cooperation." Perata, D-Oakland, and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that day on the Oakland International Airport tarmac. Perata said lawmakers "weren't sent to Sacramento to be stalking horses for anybody running for office," and Nunez said, "Don't underestimate the role that the governor played." But the governor's name barely was mentioned Friday as prominent Democrats, union members and others rallied for the bond package at Pier 30, just south...
  • Angelides Doesn't Question Jokes

    10/20/2006 7:07:40 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 524+ views
    LAT ^ | Oct. 20, 2006 | Scott Martelle
    On a radio show, the candidate doesn't object to host's ethnic and sexual wisecracks despite having criticized the governor's character. Angelides' appearance came after a segment in which a 20-year-old African American man named Master agreed to kiss a 72-year-old white woman named Sara to win a ticket to an upcoming promotional event at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills. Carolla made a joke about a "May-casket" romance, playing off "May-December," and said Sara had a case of "jungle fever," a pejorative reference to white women attracted to black men. An anonymous voice-over also alluded to Angelides' ethnic background...
  • Why every Dem should support Angelides (by Mark Leno, D)(recommended reading for all CA voters)

    10/20/2006 6:35:23 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 701+ views
    CA Progress Report ^ | Oct. 20, 2006 | Mark Leno
    7 Angelides supports equal marriage rights for all Californians; Schwarzenegger vetoed them 6 Angelides supports affordable universal health care; Schwarzenegger opposes it 3 Angelides fights for a woman’s right to choose and opposes Prop 85; 2 Angelides opposes Bush’s war in Iraq; Schwarzenegger supports it 1 Angelides supports Nancy Pelosi to become Speaker of the House;
  • It's not Leno, but Angelides takes comic radio turn

    10/20/2006 4:43:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 402+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/20/6 | Kevin Yamamura
    Phil Angelides made one thing clear during his appearance on Adam Carolla's raucous morning radio show Thursday. "First of all, I'm not going to make out with anyone," Angelides declared after Carolla dared a man to kiss an elderly woman to win tickets to the Playboy Mansion in a preceding segment. Carolla's defunct television program, "The Man Show," regularly featured bikini-clad women jumping on a trampoline, and he didn't tame his style one bit for Angelides, the Harvard graduate who has long considered himself the more intellectual candidate in his race against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Carolla's show is heard on...
  • CA: Mark Leno rescues one Berkeley Dem's vote for Angelides (Dem coersion!)

    10/19/2006 8:04:32 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 442+ views
    SFC ^ | Oct. 19, 2006 | John Wildermuth, Mark Martin
    When Leno read in Saturday's Chronicle that Mary Canavan, a lifelong Democrat, was "almost certain" to vote for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, he found her number in directory assistance and called her at home, giving her a 15-minute pitch for Angelides. It wasn't only Leno who took the Berkeley woman to task about her planned vote for the governor, she said. "I got a lot of e-mails from friends, some saying 'I agree' and others saying 'Have you thought about this?' '' Canavan said at the rally. She admitted she was disappointed with the showing of the Democratic Party and...
  • Caption Pelosi and Phil Angelides answering telephones

    10/19/2006 12:19:31 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 59 replies · 1,771+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 10/19/06 | staff
    "U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, left, joins Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides as they work a phone bank at Sacramento City Teachers Association headquarters, Wed, Oct. 18, 2006, in Sacramento, Calif. The pair made calls asking for support for Angelides and other issues on the Nov. 7 ballot."
  • The Chronicle Recommends: Schwarzenegger, to stay the course

    10/19/2006 8:35:07 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 348+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2006 | Editorial Endorsement
    GOV. Arnold Schwarzenegger said "something very special happened" in his third year in office. "We found the groove," he proclaimed during an interview with our editorial board last week. And Sacramento has been grooving with him. The just-completed legislative session represented one of the most productive in recent memory. The Republican governor and Democratic legislators worked together on essential long-term goals (upgrade our transportation systems and schools, help stop global warming) and short-term imperatives (raise the minimum wage, reform foster care, secure drug discounts for the uninsured) that will have an impact on Californians' lives. (snip) We have disagreed with...
  • Angelides steps up character attacks

    10/19/2006 8:00:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 320+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/19/6 | Kevin Yamamura
    Struggling to attract support, Democrat Phil Angelides has begun tearing into Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's personal character, suggesting Wednesday the Republican incumbent should respond to recall-era claims that he once groped and humiliated women. Angelides, in a phone interview, said Schwarzenegger never fulfilled a promise he made during his 2003 recall campaign to review the groping allegations. "It was the governor who told (former NBC anchor) Tom Brokaw on national news that he would fully look into this matter and tell the people what it was all about," Angelides said. "He was the one who made his commitment and didn't keep...
  • CAMPAIGN 2006: Governor's Race - Mark Leno rescues one Berkeley Dem's vote for Angelides

    10/19/2006 7:45:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 234+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/6 | John Wildermuth, Mark Martin
    Democrat Phil Angelides is one vote closer to being governor of California, thanks to San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno and a wavering Berkeley real estate agent. When Leno read in Saturday's Chronicle that Mary Canavan, a lifelong Democrat, was "almost certain" to vote for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, he found her number in directory assistance and called her at home, giving her a 15-minute pitch for Angelides. Leno took his one-on-one political campaign to Canavan because "I'm just so frustrated that there could be a question in the mind of any Democrat about who to vote for in November,'' the...
  • Joe Weider Defends California Governor

    10/18/2006 6:34:55 PM PDT · by World_Events · 12 replies · 599+ views
    Political Muscle/ L.A. Times ^ | 10/18.06 | Robert Salladay
    The Schwarzenegger campaign circulated a letter today from Joe Weider, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's longtime patron and friend (see photo), who recently appeared with the governor at a bodybuilding contest at Muscle Beach in Venice. The campaign is rounding up support for the governor after state Treasuter Phil Angelides said he once defended the apartheid regime in South Africa. Weider wrote today: "In 1975, during the height of apartheid in South Africa, the country wanted to host the Mr. Olympia competition and the world amateur bodybuilding competition. Participants from 60 countries were set to compete. "Arnold Schwarzenegger was so opposed to...
  • Black leaders bristle at governor -- Failure to appear at forum blasted

    10/18/2006 8:02:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1,210+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/18/6 | Stephen Magagnini
    Several dozen Sacramento-area African American leaders, expecting to meet with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday, instead had a high-voltage exchange with the staff member sent in the governor's place. The event, designed to allow local pastors and leaders to question both gubernatorial candidates, turned into an emotional confrontation with Margaret Fortune, an African American educator from Sacramento. Fortune, an assistant secretary of education under Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and now senior adviser to Schwarzenegger, was quickly reduced to tears. The gathering at St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Sacramento was organized by the nonpartisan group Associated Ministers Empowering...
  • Angelides says governor a 'stealth' candidate - He blasts foe for 'trying to hide and duck'

    10/17/2006 10:13:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 200+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/6 | Carla Marinucci
    State Treasurer Phil Angelides accused Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of engaging in "more show" with an East Coast swing this week, and predicted that in the final weeks of the campaign for governor, the Republican incumbent will become "the stealth candidate, trying to hide and duck'' instead of discussing the issues. Angelides made the statements in an hourlong appearance before The Chronicle editorial board Monday, a session broadcast via live Webcast by CBS 5-TV. The Democratic treasurer noted that Schwarzenegger, who appeared before the editorial board seeking endorsement last week, refused to allow a public Webcast of his remarks. "He had...
  • Angelides may be ready to take up key issue of character, decency

    10/17/2006 10:08:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 425+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/6 | C.W. Nevius
    When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides came to visit The Chronicle editorial board Monday morning, he hit all his favorite notes. He voiced his commitment to education, he pitched pension funds, and he talked tax base. When he was done, I was utterly sold. I would definitely vote for Angelides -- for state treasurer. As a candidate for governor, he's a little wonky. That's just who he is. Frankly, if you spent a little informal time with him, I'll bet you'd like him. He's a very decent guy, warmer and more personable than you might think. Unfortunately for him, none...
  • CA: New Poll Has Angelides 9 Points Behind Schwarzenegger (Rasmussen)

    10/16/2006 9:00:42 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 64 replies · 993+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 16, 2006 | Robert Salladay
    A new Rasmussen Research Poll shows Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leading state Treasurer Phil Angelides by 9 percentage points, campaign sources said. Other recent polls, including the L.A. Times survey, have shown Schwarzenegger as much as 17 points ahead of Angelides. The new poll — taken last Tuesday and Wednesday — has Republican Schwarzenegger with 49% of those surveyed compared to 40% for Democrat Angelides. Seven percent said they were undecided, and 5% had picked another candidate. The Rasmussen poll surveyed 500 likely voters. (snip) In total, 57% of those surveyed had a favorable view of the governor, compared to 44%...
  • Angelides blames governor's 'negative ads'

    10/16/2006 3:44:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies · 696+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/16/6 | Tom Chorneau
    Democrat Phil Angelides blamed his struggling campaign for governor on a "record amount of negative ads" put out by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in an interview Monday with The Chronicle editorial board. Angelides, who trails in most polls by double digits, said Schwarzenegger and his supporters have spent more than $60 million since June to misinform California voters about his record and policies. "You have the largest amount of special interest money pouring into Arnold Schwarzenegger's accounts -- all to tear me down," said Angelides, a two-term state treasurer. "We are the underdog in this race." With just three weeks...
  • Gasping for air in their own swimming hole (Democrats in CA)

    10/15/2006 9:52:34 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 725+ views
    SFC ^ | Oct. 15, 2006 | Jill Stewart
    "It's possible Angelides will sour the downballot races," Republican consultant Mike Murphy, a Schwarzenegger confidante, told me recently. "That's certainly a looming possibility," respected Democratic consultant Bill Carrick, agreed. Angelides, the panicked swimmer, is starting to pull anyone near him under the water. Core Democrats will vote for Democrats for the statewide posts, but the outcomes on Nov. 7 will clearly be decided by tie-breaking, and thus influential, swing voters. Swing voters will decide whether 2006 is a replay of 1994, when Democratic candidate for governor Kathleen Brown badly lost and dragged down her party in statewide races. McClintock is...
  • Angelides A No-Show At Big Dems Fundraiser In SF

    10/14/2006 9:21:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 782+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | Oct 13, 2006 | AP
    Polls Show Democrats Not Connecting With Angelides. Former Assembly speaker and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown on Friday predicted that fellow Democrat Phil Angelides will lose his campaign for governor. Brown's forecast came during a fundraising breakfast for his public policy institute, which drew many of the state's top elected officials, including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. With a nod to the Republican governor, who was seated in the audience, Brown told several hundred well-connected listeners that Schwarzenegger will win his bid for a full term next month. "No matter what, I think he'll be re-elected governor," Brown said. Angelides campaign spokesman...
  • Angelides could dash Dems' hopes California's Dems might not fare well

    10/14/2006 1:29:29 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 111 replies · 1,423+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | Oct. 14, 2006 | Steven Harmon
    Across the country, Republicans are taking a beating: President Bush is at historic lows in public opinion polls, the war in Iraq has lost favor with voters, and the party is dealing with the latest in a series of ethics scandals that have Republicans staring at the prospects of losing control of Congress. Yet, oddly enough, in California it may be Democrats who have the most reason to fear Election Day. Not only does their gubernatorial candidate, Phil Angelides, trail Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger heavily in the polls, but there is growing concern that if Angelides does not inspire Democrats to...
  • Angelides finding it tough to win over voters in his party

    10/13/2006 10:56:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 576+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/13/6 | Tom Chorneau
    Sacramento -- Mary Canavan, a 62-year-old real estate agent from Berkeley, stands as one of the biggest barriers to Democrat Phil Angelides becoming governor. After weeks of putting off a decision, the lifelong Democrat said she is almost certain to cast her vote for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a choice lots of Democrats up and down the state are considering, including many living in the liberal strongholds of the Bay Area. "It depresses me to say it, but I've got no compelling reason to vote for Angelides," she said. "I've never supported anyone but Democrats -- I think I...
  • Schwarzenegger tells Leno link to Bush is 'ridiculous'

    10/13/2006 9:08:08 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 26 replies · 1,387+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/06 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger distanced himself from President George W. Bush on national television yesterday, saying he was as far from his fellow Republican as he was from winning an Academy Award during his film career. "To link me to George Bush is like linking me to an Oscar," the former bodybuilder and Hollywood action star joked during an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "That's ridiculous." It was Schwarzenegger's fifth guest spot on the late-night comedy show since he used a 2003 appearance on the program to announce his first campaign for public...
  • State (California) bucks U.S. trend in politics

    10/13/2006 8:58:50 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 482+ views
    SacBee ^ | Oct. 13, 2006 | Dan Walters
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds double-digit leads over Democratic challenger Phil Angelides in all major polls and the only question may be how large his re-election margin will be on Nov. 7. The most startling aspect of this year's political campaign, however, is that Republican candidates are doing unexpectedly well in the down-ballot statewide contests and have a fair chance of picking up two or three offices. Democratic politicians and the unions and other interest groups that supply their campaign money are clearly worried that Angelides' very poor standing -- he's even struggling to attract a solid majority of Democratic...
  • Willie Brown says Angelides will lose election (Schwarzenegger speaks at Brown event)

    10/13/2006 2:01:31 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 42 replies · 746+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 13, 2006 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promoted bipartisan dealmaking Friday at a breakfast hosted by Democratic political icon Willie Brown, who then gave his Republican guest a parting gift: a declaration that Schwarzenegger will win re-election "no matter what." Democratic gubernatorial challenger Phil Angelides was noticeably absent from the Moscone Center fundraiser for Brown's nonprofit public service institute, considering the audience of several hundred was heavily Democratic. Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, landed a prime speaking spot between two of the state's most powerful Democrats, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata. Angelides trails Schwarzenegger by double-digit percentage points, according to...
  • Union shifts on Angelides ads - Prison guards group says it will use funds in 'other venues.'

    10/13/2006 8:18:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 435+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/13/6 | Andy Furillo
    California's most prominent public employee unions signaled a shift in their campaign resources Thursday, leading Republicans to chortle that the unions are bailing out on the state Democratic Party's ticket topper, gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. One of the unions that endorsed Angelides, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, released $1.3 million of the $5 million in airtime it had reserved for the final two weeks of the campaign leading up to the Nov. 7 election. A spokesman for eight others said Thursday they formed an independent committee to back Democratic lieutenant governor candidate John Garamendi. CCPOA Vice President Chuck Alexander...
  • Schwarzenegger's 'Tonight' Bow Draws FCC Complaint

    10/12/2006 10:23:45 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 21 replies · 901+ views
    TVWeek Daily ^ | October 12, 2006 | By Christopher Lisotta
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show" drew a complaint from gubernatorial opponent Phil Angelides, who petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for equal time on the air. The Angelides for Governor campaign objected to an Oct. 11 appearance on "The Tonight Show" by Gov. Schwarzenegger, Mr. Angelides' Republican opponent in the November statewide election. Angelides, a Democrat, says NBC and 11 TV stations in California should provide him with airtime to balance the publicity Gov. Schwarzenegger received. "The FCC has told us that it will move quickly on this complaint, with an answer as early as Monday...
  • Democrats Worried About Angelides Campaign

    10/12/2006 8:31:30 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 30 replies · 908+ views
    CBS ^ | Oct. 12, 2006 | Hank Plante
    And in fact some Democrats are now worrying openly about the Angelides campaign, which is behind in all the polls. Senator Barbara Boxer was concerned when she was at the CBS 5 studios on Thursday. "Well so far Phil hasn't caught on and we'll never give up. He didn't do well in the primary until the last minute either," said Senator Boxer. "He's a wonderful human being, and the irony is it's just not coming across. Its not coming across in the debate, its not coming across in the tv ads and I feel like telling people 'Please know this...