Source: Wall Street Journal | Nation |
May 9, 2012
Democratic Tenn. state Sen. Douglas Henry, who opposed a Republican-sponsored bill outlawing driving with a dog on the lap. More than half a dozen states have considered laws banning dogs from the driver's seat, but none have passed.
Oregon state Senate Republican leader Ted Ferrioli referring to Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is currently serving his third term (his first two were from 1995 to 2003). In 2010, he was one of three former governors to return to office.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who memorably muttered “oops” during a nationally televised Republican debate when he couldn’t remember the name of one of three federal agencies he would eliminate if he won the presidency.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
May 2, 2012
Christine C. Quinn, the New York City Council speaker who is expected to run for mayor, who was accused of overreacting when she walked out of a rally after a participant called New York’s mayor “Pharaoh Bloomberg.”
Al Armendariz, the top EPA official in the South and Southwest region, saying he would go after companies violating environmental laws like the Romans conquered villages in the Middle Ages. Scrutiny over his videotaped remarks, which were made in 2010, led to his recent resignation.
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), regarding the provisions in the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists.
Source: The Associated Press/Salon | Nation |
April 25, 2012
Republican consultant Tony Fratto, in a Twitter post, remarking on the scattered and sometimes trivial issues debated at this point in the presidential race when the candidates -- presumably Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama -- are virtually decided and the political conventions are still way off.
Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
April 24, 2012
California Congressional candidate Linda Parks, who is one of 36 candidates with "no party preference" running for state and federal office in California this year, the first time the option is available for primary candidates.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
April 19, 2012
Arizona state Sen. Paula Aboud, referring to Gov. Jan Brewer's recent veto (for the second time) of a bill that would have allowed guns on public property including city halls, police stations, county courts and the state Capitol.
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
April 18, 2012
Ken Wolski, head of New Jersey’s Coalition for Medical Marijuana, on the state's decision to allow the first medical pot center to start growing the cannabis crop yet none of the centers are operating and not one patient has received access to the drug.