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Issa, Hunter deal behind closed doors?

Trading places? In the Donald Trump “shithole” world of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-49th Congressional District) and Duncan Hunter (R-50th Congressional District), or maybe “House of Cards” and “Scandal,” the talk Thursday of the two trading congressional districts might even be considered too low to go. Yet, reports circulated that a baseball trade gone politically bonkers might be in the works. Hunter goes into free agency…


Issa bites the dust; gone, solid gone in 2019

In the end, for all his bravado, Rep, Darryl Issa (R-49th Congressional District) saw the handwriting on the wall, the constant presence of Indivisible 49 protestors outside his offices, the specter of Donald Trump and took the easy way out. Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, kiss Darryl Issa, goodbye. It was all over with a whimper Wednesday, Jan. 10, way in…


Duncan Hunter is about to meet his match

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th Congressional District) has been a walking horror show for years, and generations if one harkens back to his dad from whom he “inherited” the once-safe Republican congressional seat. Hunter and his mentor, President Trump, actually have a lot in common. They’re blowhards. They’re caught somewhere between ineffective and impotent. They shill. They lie. They’re under federal investigation and probable indictment. Every…


LION Publishers: Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news startups

(Editor’s Note: The Escondido Grapevine is a proud member of LION — Local Independent Online News — Publishers. This article written by LION executive director Matt DeRienzo, appeared today at http://www.lionpublishers.com.) Information must flow freely for democracy to flourish Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative, and local news sites, according to…


Issa freaks out at Vista district office

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-49th District) on Tuesday confronted protestors at his Vista office, then climbed on the roof of his district office building and shot pictures of what was called the largest demonstration yet against his activities and policies in the embattled congressional district. He also reportedly threatened a reporter for being an alleged “operative” for his opponents. This came on the heels of Issa giving supporters…


Jig up for Duncan Hunter this week?

House Ethics Committee scheduled to consider Hunter financial affairs Wednesday Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th District) and his use of campaign funds for personal expenses is scheduled to come under review from the House Committee on Ethics at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. The committee announced the meeting in a Website posting Friday. However, before one gets too excited, consider that the committee previously set meetings…


Hunter to Issa to Sessions to Russia

Needless to say, perhaps, fervent Donald Trump supporters and fellow Republican congressmen under the microscope Duncan Hunter (R-50th District) and Darrell Issa (R-49th District) came out swinging today on the Russian field of play. Just from different sides of the plate. Hunter told the Los Angeles Times that the Democrats were engaging in a political “Witch Hunt” against Donald Trump and friends while Attorney General…


Hunter: Arrest protesters for trespassing

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th District) on his website says: “I value all feedback from residents of the 50th Congressional District of California.” Just not at his El Cajon or Temecula district offices. When it comes to tearing down high school art from the Capitol, Hunter seems fearless, but when it comes to constituents visiting his El Cajon or Temecula office or holding an in-person town…


Issa pulls an Indivisible surprise party (Updated with evening town hall)

(UPDATED 11 p.m. Thursday: Several hundred people turned out at an emergency health care town hall designed to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-49th District) while he was in the district for congressional recess. However, despite staging a surprise morning appearance to meet with Indivisible protestors with his own supporters in tow, Issa was nowhere to be found on an even playing field.) Rep. Darrell Issa (R-49th District)…


Issa, Hunter protests getting bigger, better (Updated-Video Thursday)

A third week of protests centering around Republican Representatives Darryl Issa (49th District) and Duncan Hunter (50th District) along with various causes swelled Tuesday to over 700 people at four locations, organizers said. Protests at Issa’s home-town Vista office attracted twice as many participants compared to the previous Tuesday with nearly 300 people lining the streets of an industrial area with massive displays of signs…