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Monday, January 11, 2010
Cast Your ballot: Abercrombie nominated "2009 Porker of the Year"
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 8107 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 

Neil with his friends, Mr Broken Trust, and Brother Sandwich Isles. 

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Monday, January 11, 2010
Global Cooling killing Manatees and Sea Turtles: Frozen iguanas falling from trees
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 14207 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  A victim of Global Cooling lies on the frozen soil of South Florida.

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Monday, January 11, 2010
The deciding vote on Obamacare: Will a Republican JAG Officer win Kennedy's former Senate seat?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 PM :: 5369 Views :: National News, Ethics

Scott Brown is a Massachusetts State Senator running for the U.S.Senate as a Republican in a special election to fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. The Massachusetts special election to fill the seat is less than two weeks away (January 19) and the polls indicate that the race is tightening. Scott Brown, who is a solid moderate Massachusetts Republican with a fiscally conservative record in the Massachusetts State House, stands poised to pull off what would be the upset of the century.

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Friday, January 8, 2010
FreedomWorks: Flip three votes and Obamacare fails in House
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 4168 Views :: National News, Ethics

Pelosi barely held Democrats together in passing ObamaCare the first time. A narrow 220 to 215 margin means we can kill ObamaCare in the House by flipping just 3 votes!

FreedomWorks has identified 13 critical Democrat targets that we believe are the most likely to abandon Pelosi in her quest to socialize health care.

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Friday, January 8, 2010
Two more Muslims, of all people, arrested in New York 9-11 anniversary bomb plot
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 6833 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Zazi, 24, an Afghan national was nabbed after sweeping raids on Queens apartment buildings in September. The raids turned up evidence of bomb-making materials, and Zazi was charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Medunjanin, 25, who is believed to have accompanied Zazi to an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan in 2008, fled in his car Thursday when he came home and saw agents swarming over his apartment, sources said.

He made it as far as Whitestone, Queens, where he crashed on the Whitestone Expressway about 4 p.m....

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Friday, January 8, 2010
Obama "Kills the initiative and morale of our intelligence employees"
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:32 AM :: 7324 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 The President promised he would direct “our intelligence community immediately begin assigning specific responsibility for investigating all leads on high-priority threats so that these leads are pursued and acted upon aggressively — not just most of the time, but all of the time.” And he added: “In addition to the corrective efforts that I’ve ordered, I’ve directed agency heads to establish internal accountability reviews, and directed my national security staff to monitor their efforts.”

But this failure of our intelligence system was not just about lack of accountability. It was about empowerment - or more specifically the lack thereof. The system simply moved too slowly because there was a lack of urgency about the war on terror. Intelligence personnel were not empowered to employ their ingenuity and resourcefulness to connect the dots. Adding layers of “internal accountability reviews” will only make the bureaucratic stupor worse.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Passenger taken off flight: "I'm Palestinian and I want to kill all the Jews"
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 PM :: 7370 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Mansor Mohammad Asad, 43, has been charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after the incident aboard Delta Airlines flight 2485, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Witnesses told investigators that Asad yelled anti-Semitic references such as, "I'm Palestinian and I want kill all the Jews," in Arabic. The pilot turned around as the plane was taxiing for take-off at 6:35 p.m., according to police.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Democrats jump from sinking Congress after healthcare "mistake" -- Obama proposes third "stimulus"
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:16 PM :: 4500 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Democratic Party was shaken to its core on Tuesday when Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO) announced they would not run for re-election in 2010, all on the same day. The source of these Democrats’ fears in facing the American people at the polls is no secret: the American people believe the state of the economy is poor and getting worse. Responding to this dismal environment, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) told the Fremont Tribune on Tuesday: “I think it was a mistake to take health care on as opposed to continuing to spend the time on the economy.”

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Obama’s Other Broken Health Care Promises
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:24 PM :: 4438 Views :: National News, Ethics

A reporter reminded Pelosi about President Barack Obama’s frequent promises to the American people throughout 2008 that he would ensure C-SPAN was allowed to televise exactly such negotiations, to which Speaker Pelosi quipped: “There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail.”

Speaker Pelosi is right: President Obama’s broken health care promises are legendary. According to reports, Speaker Pelosi wasn’t even referring to Obama’s whopper from last month that he never campaigned on the public option. No, Speaker Pelosi is apparently most upset with Obama’s support for the Senate’s tax on high cost health plans, which she believes is a violation of Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Bennett: New Akaka Bill guarantees years of litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 7:36 PM :: 8699 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The move ignited a furor in Honolulu. Gov. Linda Lingle and Attorney General Mark Bennett, who found out about the changes just hours before the Dec. 16 House vote, promptly reversed their support for the bill, saying the revisions could endanger Hawaii's economic and legal standing. Both officials are Republicans.

"The new bill explicitly states that it gives the state of Hawaii no authority to tax or regulate the new tribe, while ambiguously stating that nothing in the bill will itself pre-empt state authority over Native Hawaiians or their property," said Mr. Bennett in a statement. "Such a provision would guarantee years, if not decades, of litigation."

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the state's senior Democratic senator, told local reporters in Honolulu last week that differences were being "ironed out" with the governor's office and predicted the Senate would vote on the amended bill in February. But to date, no final deal has been announced.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Obamacare: A Sham Of A Process For A Sham Of A Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:38 PM :: 5448 Views :: National News, Ethics

Politico is reporting that President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will meet at the White House today (joined by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) via conference call) to set the parameters for reconciling the House and Senate versions of health care legislation. However, instead of proceeding with the usual public and open conference committee process, the White House is going to take a very active role in secret behind-closed-door meetings between the House and Senate. The Sunlight Foundation explains the implications for the American people: “Both House and Senate rules require that all conference committee meetings be open to the public unless a majority of conferees votes in open session to close the meetings. Senate rules require all conference committee reports be publicly available for at least 48 hours prior to a final vote. Without conference, there is no mechanism to provide for openness in the final discussions regarding the health care bill.”

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport
By Daniel Pipes @ 1:01 AM :: 8610 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Airport security--How the Israelis do it.

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Monday, January 4, 2010
Case again implies Hanabusa disrespectful, lacking in knowledge
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 10880 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In an obvious reference to Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, (D-Koolina) Case argues that those who "have suggested that we don't need the special election until our regular primary election on September 18th" demonstrate "not only a disrespect for our rights as citizens, but a basic lack of knowledge of how Capitol Hill works and what's at stake."

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Monday, January 4, 2010
Responding to Abercrombie resignation: Djou "ready and eager" for early Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 10228 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"We are ready and eager to bring our message of fiscal responsibility to Hawaii voters in a May special election."

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Monday, January 4, 2010
Abercrombie resignation effective Feb 28
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 14837 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Under Hawaii law a Special Election may be held no earlier than 60 days after a vacancy occurs.  That would be Thursday, April 29, 2010.  There is no outside limit on when the Special Election can be held.  Trailing in the polls, Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D-Koolina) has suggested that Hawaii "cannot afford" a Special Election. 

Republican Honolulu councilman Charles Djou is leading in the fund race.  The other candidate is the widely hated Democrat Ed Case whose failed challenge against Dan Akaka in 2006 still rankles many Hawaii Democrats.  Case, who calls Hanabusa "clueless", has already indicated he would again seek a Senate seat if the opportunity arose.

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Monday, January 4, 2010
Mufi chases Neil Abercrombie out of Congress
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 PM :: 12737 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie has handed his ally Ed Case an advantage over Hanabusa in that she will be required to attend to legislative business during the abbreviated campaign and Case has previous experience with the 2003 special election.   On the other hand Case is despised by his own Party after challenging Dan Akaka for US Senate in 2006.  With two hogtied Democrat frontrunners, the advantage shifts to Honolulu Councilman Charles Djou.

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Monday, January 4, 2010
Forewarned but not forearmed: Obama Admin knew name and technique of panty bomber
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:44 AM :: 4300 Views :: National News, Ethics

This past weekend the American public learned that not only was the Obama administration briefed about the bombing technique attempted on Flight 253, not only did the United States have information that a Nigerian was being prepared for a terrorist attack by al Qaeda in Yemen, but our government also knew that an “Umar Farouk” was involved. 

Following these revelations, the Obama administration again took to the Sunday shows to defend their national security record. Last week Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano tried to convince Americans that “the system worked”. She failed. This Sunday, Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan did admit that the system failed on Christmas Day but still insisted: “Every other day the system has worked this year….The system is working.”

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Sunday, January 3, 2010
AlQaeda celebrates New Year with failed axe-attack on Danish cartoonist
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 9372 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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September 30, 2005 cartoon drawn by Westergaard became focal point of manufactured controversy starting in February, 2006.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010
New for 2010: Unemployment benefits to be taxed
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:40 AM :: 7337 Views :: National News, Ethics

While millions of Americans are more than ready to put 2009 behind them, they should know that Congress failed to reauthorize dozens of tax breaks for individuals and businesses before the Members scurried home for the Holidays. These “expiring provisions” affect every American in one way or another as individuals or businesses. By allowing them to lapse, Congress has enacted tax increases at time when these taxpayers can least afford it.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Your picks: Our Top Stories from 2009
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 8217 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here is a complete list of all 38 Hawai`i Free Press stories with unique hit counts over 1000 views.  These are YOUR picks for the most interesting stories of 2009--unedited and in reverse chronological order.   Of these, 28 are Hawaii state or local news stories and 10 are national news stories. 

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Friday, January 1, 2010
UPDATE: Limbaugh released from hospital, holds news conference
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 AM :: 10308 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, right, speaks during ...AP Photo

Limbaugh holds New Year's Day news conference at Queens' Medical Ctr with Dr Joanne Magno, chief of the Dept. of Cardiovascular Diseases.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Hawaii: Obamabot wrecks car after flipping off protesters
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 AM :: 10896 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lining the streets outside the President's Kailua vacation home Saturday, protesters hoped to send Obama a message against the funding of abortion services in health care legislation now under consideration in the House and Senate.  Many passing drivers honked their horns in support, but some devotedly pro-Obama motorists had a markedly different reaction.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Drudge Report, Time Magazine point to Hawai`i Free Press
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 AM :: 11451 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The one church in Hawaii with which Obama does have a family connection is unlikely to be the place where the First Family would worship on Christmas Eve. As a child, Obama occasionally attended Sunday school classes at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, and his family held a memorial service there for his grandmother last Christmas. Conservative critics were quick to point out that the First Unitarian Church has a controversial history — in 1969, the church offered sanctuary to servicemen who refused to go to Vietnam. The refuge was brief, however, as military police invaded church grounds to arrest the soldiers.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Hanabusa: "Ed Case not forgiven, should bow out"
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 PM :: 14102 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The fight continues over whether Democrats have forgiven former Rep Ed Case (D-HI) for implying Sen Dan Akaka (D-HI) was a feebleminded, ineffectual, ultra liberal during Case's failed 2006 primary campaign.  

Case just before Christmas called upon Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D-Koolina) to drop out of the race and called her "clueless".  Hanabusa has responded in a December 26 interview with The Hill by calling on Case to drop out and calling him "not forgiven", "not a team player" and "not a consensus builder." 

Hanabusa has drawn Rep Neil Abercrombie into the melee, claiming that he is distancing himself from Case. 

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Pelosi enjoys privacy at Hualalai after Palin is hounded off Maui
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 PM :: 133754 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, Ethics

Guarded by US Capitol Police bolstered by officers on loan from the Hawaii County PD, Pelosi is enjoying what Hollywood Reporter calls: "...a picture-perfect stretch of beach on the Big Island's chic Kona Coast....a private Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and Pahu'ia, an award-winning oceanfront restaurant, $40 million worth of enhancements...20 new suites and ... its lauded Hualalai Spa."

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Heritage: Napolitano's "Idiocy" at heart of Obama's War on Terror
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 7102 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Yet despite the facts that PETN is easily detected and Mr. Abdulmutallab’s father warned the U.S. embassy in Nigeria about his son this November, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had the audacity to go on television yesterday and say “the system worked” and that the suspect was properly screened. The “system worked?” The 278 passengers on flight 253 could be dead today but for a faulty syringe and the Obama administration considers that a success? That is pure idiocy. Idiocy that is a direct threat to the security of this country and that goes to the heart of the Obama administration’s approach to the war on terror.

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Monday, December 28, 2009
NYT Exposes Obama's secret war in Yemen
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 8663 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

WASHINGTON — In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen.  A year ago, the Central Intelligence Agency sent several of its top field operatives with counterterrorism experience to the country, according a former top agency official. At the same time, some of the most secretive Special Operations commandos have begun training Yemeni security forces in counterterrorism tactics, senior military officers said.

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Confronting the Reality of Homegrown Jihadist Terror in 2009
By IPT News @ 11:25 AM :: 9932 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2009, homegrown American Islamist terror became impossible to ignore. Two fatal attacks on the U.S. military – one killing an Army recruiter, the other a mass murder of soldiers; an intercepted plot considered the biggest domestic threat since 9/11 and a series of conspiracies to blow up synagogues, office buildings and other targets made 2009 the year homegrown American Islamist terror became a clear, serious threat.

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Friday, December 25, 2009
Jumped by passengers while lighting fuse: Islamist fails to blow up Detroit-bound flight Christmas Day
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 PM :: 10779 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Syed Jafry of Holland, Mich., a U.S. citizen who had flown from the United Arab Emirates, emerged from the airport and said he was a passenger on the flight. He said people ran out of their seats to tackle the man.

Jafry was sitting in the 16th row when he heard "a pop and saw some smoke and fire." Then, he said, “a young man behind me jumped on him.”

Jafry said there was a little bit of commotion for about 10 to 15 minutes.

He said the way passengers responded made him proud to be an American.

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Friday, December 25, 2009
Christmas 1776: The Providential Gift of America
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:51 PM :: 4899 Views :: National News, Ethics

On Christmas Day, 1776, a small band of colonial forces under the command of Gen. George Washington, having retreated all the way from New York, again crossed the Delaware River and brought battle at Trenton, New Jersey. Washington not only won the battle but regained the initiative and turned the war in the patriots’ favor. One week later, Washington defeated the British at Princeton and forced the enemy to withdraw, preventing its advance on Philadelphia, seat of the Continental Congress.

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Friday, December 25, 2009
Exterminated: Ft Hood shooter's favorite Imam?
By IPT News @ 12:18 AM :: 9516 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

KELLY WRIGHT: Well, two sources telling Fox News that U.S. intelligence believes a radical Muslim preacher with ties to the suspected Fort Hood shooter is likely dead after an airstrike this morning on Yemen. Yemeni authorities still working to confirm what took place and that Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed along with 29 other militants at a suspected Al Qaeda hideout.

The American-born imam [is] believed to have corresponded with suspected Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, before the mass shooting at Fort Hood back on November 5th.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Kona Coffee for Christmas in Afghanistan
By Andrew Walden @ 1:30 PM :: 8368 Views :: Hawaii County , National News, World News

 

Kona Coffee for the Marines of HMLA-367-Scarface -- 'somewhere'  in southern Afghanistan.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Senate's Gift to America: A lump of Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 PM :: 6150 Views :: National News, Ethics

This morning just after 7 AM EST, the United States Senate passed, again on a straight party-line vote, President Barack Obama’s health insurance bill. Originally scheduled for a 9 PM vote tonight, the bill’s Senate passage is a welcome Christmas gift for a beleaguered White House. However, as the First Family jets off for Hawaii, the American people, liberals, moderates, and conservatives are all saying this bill is closer to a lump of coal in their stocking than real health care reform.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Obamacare’s Constitutional Problems Proliferating: Senate vote today lays groundwork for court challenge
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:19 PM :: 4837 Views :: National News, Ethics

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) wrote in 1994: “A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States.”

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
DJOU: GOP Pick-up in Obama Country? (Human Events)
By Selected News Articles @ 11:22 AM :: 10619 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The first special U.S. House election of 2010 will be held in the 1st District (Honolulu) of the state that claims Barack Obama as a native son. And this is what makes the upcoming contest most interesting: It could well be won by a Republican.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Six Key Issues the House Must Cave On Before Obamacare Becomes Law
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:44 AM :: 4844 Views :: National News, Ethics

This morning at around 8 AM, the Senate passed, again on a straight party-line vote, Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) manager’s amendment to the Senate’s version of Obamacare. This keeps the Senate on pace to pass the bill at 9 PM on Christmas Eve despite the fact that Americans overwhelmingly opposed the legislation. But even after the Senate gives President Barack Obama his $2.5 trillion Christmas present, the bill, assuming it is to be considered in regular order, still must go through a House and Senate conference.

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Monday, December 21, 2009
Ed Case announces candidacy -- for SENATE: Calls Hanabusa clueless
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 PM :: 12904 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Interviewed by The Hill, December 18 Case says: "I’ve never ruled out the Senate.  If there is that opportunity, I’m not going to sit here at the end of 2009 and say I’m not going to be a candidate.”

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Monday, December 21, 2009
Heritage: The Health Care Fight Has Just Begun
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:36 PM :: 5078 Views :: National News, Ethics

This bill will only make every single problem with our health care system worse: higher spending, higher deficits, and worse care. Former-Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean said on Meet the Press yesterday, “[This bill] simply sets us on a track in this country which is expensive and where we’re going to have lots more political fights.” Dean is dead on. President Barack Obama’s signature on this health care bill settles nothing: it is only the beginning of a much larger health care fight.

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Monday, December 21, 2009
One down, two to go: Obamacare passes first cloture vote 60-40
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:56 AM :: 12060 Views :: National News, Ethics

A cloture vote limits debate to 30 hours.  The next vote can be held as early as 7am (EST) Tuesday morning (2AM HST).  A third vote would be held thirty hours later at 1PM (EST) Wednesday (8AM HST) followed by the final vote, which requires only a simple majority at roughly 7PM (EST) Christmas Eve (2PM HST).  Each of the two remaining cloture votes requires that all 60 Democrats show up.  If one Democrat misses the vote or changes his vote, the entire bill fails.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009
Obamacare Senate Vote 1AM Monday -- Reid still short on votes?
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 4920 Views :: National News, Ethics

FreedomWorks has learned that it is Reid's intention to bring up the decisive cloture vote for the Left’s proposed government takeover of America’s health care system at 1:00 AM (EST) Monday Morning  (8PM HST).

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Friday, December 18, 2009
Human Events: Only 34 Percent of Hawaii Supports Akaka Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 8512 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With President Bush no longer wielding a veto and a Hawaiian in the White House, Democrats would need to stumble badly to botch the passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Fortunately for conservatives, that's exactly what's happening.

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Friday, December 18, 2009
Show me the money: The Hugo Chavez Case for Cap and Trade
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 6894 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Throughout the conference, one of the biggest obstacles to an agreement was the insistence of developing nations that rich countries sign a binding treaty that included a large transfer of wealth to the developing world. If there were any doubts that wealth distribution was at the heart of climate cap-and-trade agreements, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chavez put them to rest when he delivered his anti-capitalist diatribe that drew thunderous applause from the convention’s delegates Wednesday....

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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes amended Akaka Bill--could exclude majority of Hawaiians from Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 9369 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Like the failed House amendments, the new version of S1011 creates a previously unknown category of "Qualified Native Hawaiian Constituents" which will exclude tens of thousands of Native Hawaiians from membership in the Akaka Tribe while at the same time opening the doors to people who are not ethnically Hawaiian.  It is likely that the vast majority of Hawaiians living outside of Hawaii will be excluded from becoming the Akaka Tribe under the rules laid down in Section 12 of the S1011.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear Akaka Bill at 9:15AM HST
By Andrew Walden @ 11:31 AM :: 7263 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Will Dan Akaka introduce the existing version of S1011 or will he introduce a new version of S1011 modeled on the version of HR2314 which blew up in Neil Abercrombie's face yesterday?    

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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Obamacare: Conservatives, leftists unite against the Individual Mandate
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 4871 Views :: National News, Ethics

Explaining why he would vote against the Senate version of Obamacare if he were a Senator, former-Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told MSNBC last night: “You’re going to be forced to buy health insurance from a company that is going to take on average of 27% of your money … and there is no choice about that. If you don’t buy that insurance you are going to get a fine.” For this heresy, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs suggested Dean was irrational....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Howard Dean Is Right, This Is Not Health Care Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:34 PM :: 4565 Views :: National News, Ethics

This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. And, honestly, the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill and go back to the House … You have the vast majority of Americans want the choices, they want real choices. They don’t have them in this bill. This is not health care reform and it’s not close to health care reform.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Rejected: Akaka rewrite blows up in Abercrombie's face--but original version passes
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 9889 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At the outset of the hearing, Republicans expressed their fundamental constitutional concerns with this effort to create a separate governing entity for Native Hawaiians, and served full notice to Committee Democrats that we intended to use every House rule and parliamentary tool available to us to insist our concerns be heard.  Until Representative Abercrombie stated his intentions to not push forward the proposed changes, Republicans demonstrated their dedication to using all tools available to them.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Hearing stalls as Democrats attempt Markup of rewritten Akaka Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 8574 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Over the years, they’ve both traveled here to Washington, D.C. and testified to Congress in favor of the original text of the bill.  Now that the bill has been substantially rewritten behind closed doors, they’ve been compelled to send a five-page letter expressing opposition to the proposed changes the Committee is scheduled to consider today.  The Attorney General and Governor have only had the full text of the proposed changes for a matter of, literally, hours. Postponing until February 24th will allow them time to fully review the changes and have their concerns understood and considered by this Committee.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Live Webcast: House Natural Resources Committee hearings on the Akaka Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 AM :: 9266 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The live webcasts will begin approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the hearing.  Hearing begins at 5AM HST (10AM EST) Weds December 16.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Zogby: Majority of Hawaii voters against Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 10830 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A new poll of registered Hawaii voters, conducted by Zogby International, has found that a majority of those surveyed oppose the Akaka Bill. The poll was conducted from November 18 to 23, 2009.  Zogby International surveyed more than 500 registered voters in Hawaii.

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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

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