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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Star-Advertiser afraid Prevedouros might win
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4941 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
AtomicMonkey Reincarnated, picks up Abercrombie DSA story: Abercrombie supporters--“Its just going to get nastier”
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 8663 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Bob Jones: Absent evidence otherwise, we have to take his word. It’s just hard for us skeptically-inclined old-timers in journalism to accept that a man with a City job and a history of doing “opposition research” didn’t even ask some high Hannemann campaign official if it was okay to portray Abercrombie as a brain in a glass jar controlled by former Gov. Ben Cayetano, as a “flailing gasbag” and his wife, the scholar Nancie Caraway, as “a witch.”

…And it’s just going to get nastier at least until the primary, perhaps beyond.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Djou on Fox News: “Every single dollar the government spends comes from a family”
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 9657 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO of Djou interviewed on Fox News...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
In DC: Hanabusa not invited to White House, lectures National Democrats on “Bum Information”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 11669 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hanabusa said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's preference for former Rep. Ed Case (D) in the special election was based on "bum information" in an interview with the Fix Monday. "I'm president of the Senate. I'm not a neophyte when it comes to understanding political alignments and misalignments," she added.  (Is that why she "aligned" with Mehau against Bronster?)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Prevedouros: Mayoral election “a referendum on way City has been run”
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 7333 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The four politicians running for this office all have clearly represented their support of the status quo with even prosecutor/politician Peter Carlisle pledging to have rail all over the island and through the Koolaus. Is Peter's 30 Billion Dollar Rail Plan prudent fiscal policy for our Oahu?

I am the only candidate who is an engineer, not a politician, and I will stop the rail project, repeal its tax, and work with everyone who wants to make Honolulu the great city we all know it deserves to be.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Secret "DSAer"? Abercrombie’s Denial Raises More Questions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 12133 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here are some questions for Abercrombie and Caraway:

  • If Neil Abercrombie was never a member of Democratic Socialists of America, why did Democratic Left’s editors indicate otherwise?
  • How does Abercrombie explain the 16-year record of his involvement in D.S.A. activities?
  • Is the erstwhile First Lady of Hawaii still a member of D.S.A.?
  • Has she ever openly acknowledged her D.S.A. membership to a Hawaii audience or publication?

The voters of Hawaii deserve to know the answers.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
How Charles Djou can do it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:52 AM :: 10065 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At first blush, Hawaii’s First Congressional District doesn’t look like a potential Blue to Red conversion target. Obama did carry HI01 by a lopsided 70-28 percent spread, but that margin seems to be grossly distorted in favor of Honolulu’s Favorite Son. President Obama was born and spent some of his schoolboy years in this very district. 

Djou’s Honolulu-based district is historically Democratic, but it is not utterly inhospitable to Republican candidates. As the Washington Examiner’s senior Political Analyst Michael Barone mentions in his Almanac of American Politics, HI01 is home to “many military families in modest neighborhoods who may vote for Democrats but can be attracted to Republicans.”  

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Djou: “We need more private sector jobs, not more public sector programs”
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 9378 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Mr. Speaker, the American people expect Congress to act responsibly and to be trustworthy. But how can this happen when this Congress has no plan?

“No plan for a budget. No plan to create jobs. No plan to turn around our economy other than to spend, spend, and spend some more of the people’s money.

“We spent more than a trillion dollars to ‘create jobs,’ but as of yet our unemployment rate still languishes at over 9.5%. Our nation is plagued with debt and not creating a budget further amplifies the problem."

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Monday, July 19, 2010
Djou “Rapidly becoming one of most active and outspoken US Reps”
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 9485 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Despite having served for less than two months, Hawaii Congressman Charles K. Djou is influencing national policy in Washington.  He has rapidly become one of the most active and outspoken representatives in the U.S. today.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Mufi checks poll, decides on HB444
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 7320 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“After more than 10 days of political maneuvering, Hannemann must have reviewed his polls and discovered that taking a clear stance on HB444 was politically beneficial. 

"Is this the kind of pono leadership Hannemann promises in his latest television ad?  Hawaii deserves a principled Governor who is not afraid to make decisions and take positions on controversial issues.”

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Drunks, tax cheats, and other wannabees: Scary Democrat Lieutenant governor candidates air ideas
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 AM :: 11001 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 Brian Schatz at 2006 Akaka campaign rally in Larry Mehau’s barn.

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Friday, July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou calls for peace in Thailand
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 11890 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Thursday’s editorial in the Washington Post: “Wrong way in Thailand” highlights an issue of personal significance to Congressman Djou. He is the first Member of Congress of Thai descent and still has family living in Bangkok. 

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Friday, July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou on CNBC Worldwide Exchange
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 12540 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) appeared on the CNBC program “Worldwide Exchange” to discuss, among other things, the flawed financial regulatory reform bill that passed the U.S. Congress, the ballooning national deficit and debt, and Congress’ failure to pass a budget.

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Friday, July 16, 2010
Prevedouros: Ten Billion Dollars and Counting Spells MISMANAGEMENT
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 7481 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“The sewer fix and the EPA consent decree (these are two different things) are likely to cost about $4.5 billion.  Add $5.5 Billion for the rail and Oahu taxpayers face a $10 Billion fiscal liability.  For a city with a typical capital improvement program (CIP) of no more than One Billion dollars per year this spells mismanagement.

“The rail project and the mismanagement of sewer and water mains leaves Honolulu with record tax increases, chronic homelessness, crumbling infrastructure, and some of the worst roads in the country. 

“And let's not forget corruption....

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: Unemployment increases under ‘stimulus’ spending
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 7465 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the so-called “stimulus,” was enacted in February of 2009 when the national unemployment rate was 8.2% and Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 6.3%. Today, unemployment is at 9.5% nationally and remains at 6.3% in Hawaii.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou campaign raises $935K in 2nd Quarter
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 8979 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congressman Charles K. Djou is entering the general election with a strong showing of support from 4,137 individual donors for the quarter that ended June 30, 2010. The Djou campaign raised $935,435 in the second quarter, receiving nearly $200,000 of that in the five weeks after his special election victory.  Djou has entered the third quarter with $379,046 on hand.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou pushes Feds to cut red tape blocking Honolulu municipal waste exports
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 9875 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) today expressed his concern regarding the municipal waste buildup in Honolulu to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and received verbal assurance that the matter would be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: “If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large”
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 9032 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large, and that is an outcome that we simply cannot afford”

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou backs line item veto to cut waste
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 9124 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I met with constituents of Hawaii’s First Congressional District while I was home this past week,” Djou said. “From town hall meetings to business visits to encounters on the street, the number one concern that constituents expressed to me was the reckless and runaway federal spending in Washington.”

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sen Fred Hemmings endorses Lynn Finnegan for Lt Governor
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 8564 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"Having worked with Lynn for many years as part of the Legislative Minority Caucus, I continue to be impressed by her bold and yet compassionate leadership. Her work, characterized by her willingness to collaborate in a bipartisan way, has been an asset to the Legislature and to the people of Hawai'i. As our next Lt. Governor, I am confident Lynn Finnegan will continue the strong, balanced leadership we need on the 5th floor."

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hanalani School Team wins robotics World Championship
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 10065 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

HONOLULU - At the close of three days of intense international competition, a team of five students from Hanalani School in Mililani were named the tournament champions of the International Botball Tournament held in Edwardsville, Illinois. 

Competing among 64 teams from around the globe, including Kuwait, Poland, and teams from across the United States, Hanalani’s team was undefeated as they entered the final rounds of competition and finished number one in the seeding rounds. 

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Monday, July 12, 2010
Hawaii Republicans bring 13 candidates to Election Office, need 8 more
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 12691 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“We made a pledge to fill every open seat this year and we are very close to it with just about seven days left before the filing deadline,” said Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party.  “We have a lot of people working on recruiting quality candidates and are making every effort to challenge every race.  This is going to be an exciting year for Republicans in Hawaii.”

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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Honolulu Council to hear testimony on Rail EIS Wednesday
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 5936 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Testimony will be accepted at the end of the Council calendar.  The meeting is this Wednesday 7/14/2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at City Council Chambers in Honolulu Hale (530 South King Street.) As this is the last item on the agenda, Council will probably not hear testimony until after 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, July 9, 2010
“Why I left Jihad” Ex-terrorist to speak at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 10:13 PM :: 11465 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Walid Shoebat, ex-PLO member, will be speaking at the Sunday, July 11, services at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu (8:30am, 10:45am, and 6:00pm).  The public is invited.

Calvary Chapel of Honolulu is located in Aiea, on Komo Mai Drive.  LINK>>> Google map

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Djou to hold four talk-stories Saturday
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 9049 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Holomua Elementary School, Mililani High School, Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Kawananakoa Middle School

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Thieves Celebrate Independence Day by stealing Aiona, Finnegan campaign signs
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 7298 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Finnegan campaign signs were hung near several Duke Aiona campaign banners, which were also taken prior to the start of the parade. Each sign was hung only after receiving explicit permission from the respective home owners or occupants. When one home owner was asked what happened to the signage, they responded that persons approached their door claiming to be from the Finnegan campaign and they would be taking down the banner.

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Prevedouros: Help the homeless, Ban the bums
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5431 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“80% of our homeless here in our city are good people who are facing hardship and most likely will get back on their feet in one to six months,” Prevedouros says.  “We need to take care of them and their children. This includes shelter, health care, food, schooling and retraining-  but with strict monitoring and follow up so they are enabled to return to society, instead of becoming accustomed to a parasitic and outcast lifestyle.”

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Friday, July 9, 2010
VIDEO: Rep Jessica Wooley tries to shut down videographer at Ahuimanu Elementary school forum
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 9577 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Here are some Video clips from a public town hall on Tuesday, July 9 at Ahuimanu Elementary School hosted by Rep. Jessica Wooley (D-47 Laie to Kaneohe) with special guests Rep. Pono Chong, Rep. Ken Ito and Rep. Marcus Oshiro.  During the town hall meeting, Rep. Wooley put her hands on an attendee in an attempt to make her stop filming the public forum she was holding as a public official on public property. 

Wooley apparently believes that she can determine whether a video will be “used for political purposes” and if so she can shut down the videographer.  No transparency or accountability here; just another politically correct wanna-be dictator with an attitude of superiority.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Washington Post--Charles Djou: Incumbent, underdog
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 7011 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Now, Djou enters a new stage in his political career: embattled incumbent. After easily winning a three-way special election in the more conservative -- but still dang Democratic -- House district in a May 22 special election, Djou enters an abbreviated 2010 reelection campaign as one of a handful of deeply endangered GOP incumbents.

That's just fine with him, and nobody will accuse Djou of being ill-prepared. "The only way I know how to campaign is running a race where I'm down by two points and closing in," he said in a recent interview with the Fix.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
HB444 opponents to gather at Noon
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 8863 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Speaker Calvin Say announced today that the House will not convene a Special Session to override any of the Governor’s VETOs. Unless both houses agree to meet there can be no special session and there will be none on July 6. Praise the Lord! Now the decision rests squarely with the Governor.

Therefore, we will not be gathering at 9:00 a.m. to fill the House gallery but instead, will gather for prayer on the fifth floor, at noon in front of the Governor’s office, regardless of her decision.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Djou to hold Four Talk Story Meetings Monday July 5
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 9967 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Koko Head Elementary School--Kaimuki High School--Noelani Elementary School--McKinley High School

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Djou: Freedom to Be Independent
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 7811 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American experiment with democracy began 234 years ago with the enduring words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those words remain a profound statement of our natural rights. And to this day, the United States of America is the freest and most prosperous nation in the world. The success of our nation is a testament to the timeless vision of our Founding Fathers.

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Friday, July 2, 2010
Finnegan: July brings new burdens for Hawaii taxpayers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 5780 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

When families around our state woke up this morning, they were met with reports in the newspaper, on television and on radio about the new legislation which takes effect today, the vast majority of which are new taxes and fees on Hawai‘i residents. 

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Djou co-sponsors SKIL Immigration Reform Act
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 10761 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement after signing on as an original co-sponsor to H.R. 5658, the “Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership (SKIL) Act,” a bill that would make it easier to attract and keep the best minds from around the world....

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Finnegan: HB2377 does nothing to achieve BoE accountability
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 6601 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I am writing to request that you veto HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1, a bill that would force future governors to nominate individuals for the Board of Education (BOE) from a list of individuals submitted by an advisory committee as it would damage attempts to bring accountability to Hawai`i's education system.

As you have noted on many occasions, the leadership in Hawai`i's education system is fragmented between the BOE, the governor and the legislature. I was supportive of the constitutional amendment that passed that would make the BOE a governor appointed board. It was a positive step that would make the governor more accountable for the performance of education.

However, whatever good the constitutional amendment would accomplish was completely undermined by HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1, the enabling legislation for that constitutional amendment.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Djou on troop funding bill: “Congress fails to support the men and women serving in harms way”
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 10742 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Obama Administration announced earlier today that:

“As in any military operation, the ability of U.S. forces to operate effectively in Afghanistan depends on affording the Commander in Chief the utmost flexibility and discretion.  If the final bill presented to the President contains provisions that would undermine his ability as Commander in Chief to conduct military operations in Afghanistan, the President’s senior advisors would recommend a veto.”

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Could force Hannemann out of race: Admits AtomicMonkey site produced by Mufi campaign worker
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 11084 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For months the now-defunct AtomicMonkey.blogspot.com site has skewered Neil Abercrombie as a “flailing gasbag” and his wife Nancie Caraway as “a witch.”  One posting portrayed former Governor Ben Cayetano as an evil scientist secretly controlling Abercrombie’s brain.  Now the Hannemann campaign has admitted that this site was operated by “a campaign volunteer” who works at Honolulu Hale.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 9842 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Conference Report for H.R. 4173, the so-called “Restoring American Financial Stability Act:”

“While I was lobbied extensively by mainland special interests, the opinions that I cared about most were those of my constituents. The responses I received from businesses and residents in my district were nearly unanimous: this bill will hurt Hawaii. I have consistently said Hawaii comes first and I will not support a bill that hurts Hawaii."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 12320 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) has continued to lead a push in Congress to enact a languishing free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea. A week ago, Congressman Djou signed onto a bipartisan letter that was sent to the President, which affirms President Obama’s goal to double U.S. exports over the next five years and to promote U.S. trade with key allies.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Cannons Fire in Celebration at Schofield, July 4th
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 7539 Views :: Maui County, Energy

"This year's Fourth of July Spectacular is a great opportunity for the public to join with Soldiers and their families for a day of food, fun and entertainment, and also to celebrate one of our nation's most important holidays," said Col. Douglas S. Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI. "Not only does the event give us an opportunity to get together and have fun, it also provides us an opportunity to collectively reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, and their commitment to preserving the freedom and independence we enjoy today."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
City’s Homelessness Forum Comes Four Years Late
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 6075 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Four years after kicking homeless families out of Ala Moana Beach Park leaving them with nowhere to go during one of the worst rainy seasons in recent memory, Mayor Mufi Hannemann is now holding a forum on homelessness. 

It’s about time the Mayor stepped up – even though it’s evident that he is only doing so because he is running for Governor.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Former US Rep. Pat Saiki endorses Finnegan for Lt. Governor
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 7783 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Having served in the U.S. Congress, I've seen the need for balanced leadership in government, at every level. Lynn Finnegan is an experienced, tested leader with 8 years of the State Legislature under her belt,” said former Congresswoman Saiki.  “Her valuable perspective from inside the House Chambers as the House Minority Leader will be a tremendous help to Duke Aiona as the Aiona-Finnegan team works to lead our state into the future. Lynn Finnegan has my full backing in her bid for Lt. Governor of the State of Hawai‘i.”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Would Hanabusa “deem” a budget—or demand a vote?
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 7860 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- After coming under fire for their failure to pass a budget, House Democrats are now looking to pass off a ‘deeming resolution’ as a real fiscal blueprint. This leaves Hawaii families wanting to know: Does Colleen Hanabusa support this deceitful plan? After already rubber-stamping a failed trillion-dollar stimulus, one would think that House Democrats would be more concerned with getting the economy back on track before the midterm elections. Instead, they have continued to give the green-light to the same big-spending, big-government policies that are responsible for driving the economy off the cliff.

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Monday, June 28, 2010
VIDEO: Djou backs Administration’s push for free trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 11493 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement over the weekend at the G20 Summit in Toronto that it would push for the free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea currently languishing in Congress to be enacted....

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Have Voted For Her Party’s National Energy Tax?
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 9322 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This time last year, Colleen Hanabusa's Washington friends rubber-stamped a job-killing national energy tax that would increase costs on everything from electricity bills to groceries. While it’s not surprising that the out-of-touch Democrat majority would vote for tax-increasing legislation, this one is particularly egregious. According to the Department of Treasury’s own admission, the national energy tax could pile on an additional $1,761 in new taxes to struggling middle-class families. This begs the question: Would Hanabusa have supported the national energy tax?

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Friday, June 25, 2010
WaPo: The Jones Act has outlived its usefulness
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 12212 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Jones Act was an issue in the May 22 House special election in Hawaii: Both Republican winner Charles Djou and one of his two Democratic opponents charged that it benefited a handful of ship lines and unions at the expense of ordinary Hawaiians. Mr. Djou is preparing a bill to exempt Hawaii. If FedEx can move cargo across the country in European-made Airbuses, why can't a boat built in, say, Canada, ship wheat from Los Angeles to Honolulu? The Jones Act lobby crushed the last attempt at reform back in the 1990s.  May the next one meet with more success.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
State Capitol: July 6 rally against HB444 during Override Session
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 9399 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

GO TO THE STATE CAPITOL ON JULY 6 TO OPPOSE ANY OVERRIDE OF HB 444. We are asking everyone to be there by 12:00 noon and stay as long as you can. Wear your white shirts and red iVOTE buttons!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Djou-sponsored resolution on US-Japan relations passes House
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 10259 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House passed House Resolution 1464, which recognized the 50th anniversary of the United States—Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. This resolution, which was initially co-sponsored by former Rep. Neil Abercrombie, was the first piece of legislation passed of which Congressman Charles Djou (HI-01) was an original co-sponsor.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
NRCC: Americans Are Concerned About the Nation’s Budget, Is Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 7884 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington - According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of Americans are concerned about keeping the budget deficit down. With such a resounding majority of Americans clamoring to cut spending, this begs the question: Is Democrat candidate Colleen Hanabusa?

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Djou: “We must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban”
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 11664 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I am confident that General David Petraeus will bring the necessary skills and vision to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. As we move forward, we must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban. For our men and women in uniform, this will mean continuing their exemplary work. For Congress, and particularly the members of the Armed Services Committee, this will mean ensuring our brave troops get the resources they need to secure victory in Afghanistan and return home safely."

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Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT