Immigration attorney Greg Siskind has examined copies of the I-9 and employee application completed by Harsh/Whitman housekeeper Nicandra Diaz Santillan, with this finding: the employer (Whitman) never signed the paperwork I-9 employment form, making her claim that she examined the paperwork and found it acceptable to be unfounded. There’s no way for Meg Whitman to claim she ever saw the paperwork, as required by law, since neither she — nor her husband — ever signed the I-9, as required by law.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 3, 2010 8:30 am|
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday October 2, 2010 4:00 pm|
In a stunning display of her inability to take accountability for her own actions, California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman attempted in her debate with Jerry Brown (to be broadcast on Univision this afternoon at 4pm) to shift the blame to her opponent for the scandal that erupted earlier this week over her nine years’ of illegal employment and related exploitation of her undocumented housekeeper, Nicandra Diaz Santillan.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 4, 2010 2:55 pm|
The defendant-intervenors in the case have already asked for a stay of the ruling, pending appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and if necessary, the Supreme Court. Expect this to hit the nation’s highest court sometime next year.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 30, 2010 2:45 pm|
California state Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown has recently displayed a dangerous lack of knowledge about basic economics and the likely effects of marijuana legalization.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday June 9, 2010 7:20 pm|
The Secretary of State is the person in California charged with protecting the integrity of the voting system, reporting results of elections and monitoring campaign integrity. So it is fitting that the GOP, in defeating Birther Queen Orly Taitz, instead nominated Damon Dunn, who describes himself as a “recovering non-voter” who never voted until 2009. He joins ticket-toppers Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, notorious non-voters both, on the GOP ticket.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 7, 2010 8:31 am|
Tuesday, June 8 is one of the biggest days in politics this cycle with primary elections in 11 states: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Arkansas, which hosts a primary runoff. In three of these states–Arkansas, California and Nevada—voters are choosing contenders for crucial seats in the US Senate, and one incumbent is fighting for her job.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 15, 2010 7:05 am|
Jerry Brown put it best yesterday – “Meg Whitman isn’t just happy buying commercial breaks, now she’s trying to buy the newscasts, too.”
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:00 am|
The snow has been falling in the Sierras for months now, but Jerry Brown, who once said that would be the marker for when he would announce a gubernatorial run, has been silent. Apparently, the Sierras just got chillier and snowier.