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Former Disney Exec Promises Voters He ‘Gets Sh*t Done’

That’s what you get for hiring a Hollywood actor to run your political campaign.

Thanks to Sean Astin, son of Patty Duke and star of such films as Lord of the Rings and The Goonies, California Congressional primary candidate Dan Adler has taken to YouTube with some go-for-the-gusto, four-letter word 30-second spots. Adler, a former Walt Disney Imagineering vp, has his kids and even Duke herself swearing that he is a man who “gets sh*t done:”

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Jane Harman to Join Newsweek Daily Beast Board

When Sidney Harman died, the rumor was that his 29-year-old son Daniel would take his place on the company’s board. It turns out that wasn’t true, as the company announced late yesterday that Jane Harman, a former Democratic Congresswoman, will be taking over Sidney’s position effective immediately.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Harman originally stated that his wife wouldn’t have any part in the company because of a potential conflict of interest, but when she resigned those concerns decreased.

Ms. Harman said in a statement:

The Harman family fully endorsed Sidney’s vision to save and restore Newsweek, and to merge it with The Daily Beast. We are so pleased with the progress to date. As a Director, I will work to support the best of journalism – in print, digital, and mobile. Our family will remain actively engaged and totally committed to the success of this enterprise.

As far as the conflict of interest concerns with Ms. Harman, FishbowlNY really doesn’t see any. Sure, she’s a Democrat, but Newsweek and The Daily Beast have always leaned a little to the left. And it’s not like anyone reads Newsweek anyway. Oh! Thank you, thank you very much, we’ll be here all night folks. Well, not all night, probably until about six or so.

Janice Hahn: I’m In

Janice Hahn just sent this out:

Dear Supporter,

This morning I received a call from Congresswoman Jane Harman letting me know that she will be stepping down from her seat in Congress to serve as President and CEO at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Congresswoman has been a strong voice for improving our nation’s security and has worked hard for the people of the 36th District.

This is a district I know well. The two main economic engines on either side of the district — the port and the airport — have been two of my biggest focuses on the city council, as I have worked hard to create jobs and economic opportunity for everyone.

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California Congress People Missing From the 9/11 Vote Yesterday


We are the biggest state by population – therefore we have the most members of congress in the House. But, ahem, we don’t have half. And over half had already gone home yesterday missing the last vote of the year – health care for 9/11 responders. Who are some of the cool kids who cut class? Here’s the complete list. But four congresswomen from LA were already home: Maxine Waters, Jane Harman, Loretta Sanchez and Linda Sanchez. Tsk tsk tsk.

AFTRA Supports Performance Rights Act That Will Be Introduced This Week

aftra.gifAfter years of trying to get Congress to hear the case for terrestrial radio paying royalties to artists and labels for songs they broadcast, it looks like it will happen this week.

Much to the chagrin of National Association of Broadcasters who according to Billboard, ‘has long opposed paying such royalties under the claim that radio play serves as promotion that drives music sales’.

AFTRA sent us a lovely press release that spends an entire paragraph dropping names of important people then it explains what the release is about. We posted it after the jump and after we made fun of their release writing. Enjoy!

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