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Monday, December 30, 2013
Booze, Pole Dancing, and Luxurious Hotels: Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:28 PM :: 3733 Views :: National News

The cupboard is overflowing with liquor, crystal glassware, and more....

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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Samoa News Continues to Deceive Public on Faleomavaega; credibility sinking
By Selected News Articles @ 6:01 PM :: 8036 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

We had hoped our common sense prescriptions on how to handle questionable statements emanating from the office of Delegate Faleomavaega would have proved persuasive to Samoa News but apparently not....

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Friday, December 27, 2013
Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:55 AM :: 4169 Views :: National News

What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government? ....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Flood Insurance: Sharpening the Government's Blurry Maps
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 6460 Views :: National News, Land Use, Cost of Living

FEMA's maps govern whether home and business owners are required to buy flood insurance....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
8 Americans to Remember This Christmas
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:21 AM :: 4943 Views :: National News

While most of us are gathering with loved ones, there are Americans being held prisoner in repressive countries around the world....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Succession Plan Quietly Underway for Faleomavaega Seat?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 6425 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...Tuā’au Kereti Māta’utia, Jr., the first candidate to announce for Faleomavaega's seat, is assistant senior policy adviser to the Governor....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Christmas vacation: Obamas get trip to Hawaii, taxpayers get ‘jelly-of-the-month’ club
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:00 PM :: 4837 Views :: National News

...The president and his friends pay rent for the 17-day trip, about $25,000 per week.  Taxpayers pay for most everything else, about $4 million....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
What the Government Got You This Year (in Pictures)
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 3436 Views :: National News

Today, the Senate is set to pass the new U.S. budget deal in all its spend-tastic glory....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Samoa Reporter Accidentally Admits Coverup: Missing Congressman Found "Convalescing in Utah"
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 PM :: 9898 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians

...American Samoa Congressional Delegate Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr has been found...

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Am Samoa: Talanei Perpetuating Faleomavaega Fraud?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 9390 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...the public is increasingly asking questions about his lengthy, apparent disappearance from public view....

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Samoa News finally raises questions about Faleomavaega
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 AM :: 6550 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Samoa News deserves credit for publishing a story in today's paper about the virtual disappearance of our delegate to Congress....

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Rep Faleomavaega a No-Show Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:13 PM :: 6300 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

No reasons were given for his absence and he is still listed on the Committee's website as Ranking Member of the subcommittee....

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
The More You Buy, the More You Save
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3638 Views :: National News

Some Members of Congress are using this logic in their latest budget proposal.... 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
3 Things You Need to Know About the Congressional Budget Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:56 AM :: 3261 Views :: National News

Many had high hopes that the first budget conference in four years would make a substantial down payment toward fixing the U.S. spending and debt crisis.....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
UPDATE: Faleomavaega a "no show" at event; Remarks delivered for him
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 6156 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We will be watching via internet to see if he shows up at his subcommittee session tomorrow....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
An Unlimited Christmas Credit Card
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 3336 Views :: National News
What if you had no spending limits this holiday season?
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Monday, December 9, 2013
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega back in action?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 3951 Views :: National News

...there has been a virtual blackout of news coverage....

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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Undoing the Past
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:03 PM :: 4327 Views :: National News

This week marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.....

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Monday, December 2, 2013
Supreme Court Declines to hear Online Sales Tax Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 PM :: 4040 Views :: National News, Taxes

The law is a complicated one, made so in an effort to get around the Supreme Court’s past rulings that states could not require sales tax collection by a company if that company is not physically present in the state....

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Monday, December 2, 2013
Beware of Happy Talk on Immigration
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:42 AM :: 3175 Views :: National News
Is immigration reform coming back from the dead?
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Friday, November 29, 2013
Black Friday Spending Spree (in Washington)
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 AM :: 4634 Views :: National News, Taxes

...members of the budget conference committee are considering several options that could increase spending by up to an additional $100 billion....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Am Samoa: Coverup on Rep Faleomavaega Health Questions?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 7029 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

It has been almost a month now since Delegate Faleomavaega was stricken with some unrevealed ailment after arriving on an evening flight from Honolulu to Pago Pago....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
They Got Away With It
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:39 AM :: 3818 Views :: National News

"...my colleagues propose this rule change because they can get away with it...." -- Sen Barack Obama

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
While Obama Remakes the Courts, Harry Reid Wants to Remake the Senate
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 3238 Views :: National News

"Everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster—if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate—then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse." -- Sen Barack Obama, 2005

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Is Our Government Still "Of the People"?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 3826 Views :: National News
Seven score and 10 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history....
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Congress Should Do These 3 Things in the Next 31 Days
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:49 AM :: 3367 Views :: National News

In the next 31 days—starting today—the budget conference committee will try to accomplish something Congress has failed to do for the past four years....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
U.S. Sugar Policy Sends Candy Makers Abroad
By NCPA @ 10:06 AM :: 6682 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Small Business, Cost of Living

U.S. candy makers are expanding production in other countries as federal price supports and a global glut of the sweet stuff give an ever-greater advantage to foreign rivals....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
FCC Announces $1M for Hawaiian Tel Rural Broadband on Big Island
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 4449 Views :: National News, Ethics

And the money didn't go to Sandwich Isles Communications!

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Monday, October 28, 2013
From One Obamacare to Another
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:48 AM :: 4100 Views :: National News

Obama is now back to beating the broken drum on amnesty....

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Monday, October 21, 2013
$17,000,000,000,000
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 4133 Views :: National News

President Obama boasted last week that he had signed legislation to lift “the twin threats” to our economy....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Pew: Five States Which Paid to Keep National Parks, Monuments Open
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 7955 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Tourism

Visitors spend about $76 million a day in communities near national parks, the National Park Service estimated....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Obama’s Priorities vs. the Economy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 3436 Views :: National News

Now that the government is whirring again, President Obama has identified three priorities for the country....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Djou: Afghanistan Casualties Teach Nation a Lesson on Shutdown
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:30 PM :: 5071 Views :: National News, Military

...these soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, will return home this week to a nation that initially refused to pay their families the military death benefit....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now and Later: The Impact of the Government Shutdown
By UHERO @ 2:24 AM :: 6171 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military

There are about 34,000 civilian federal jobs in Hawaii, a fraction of which were deemed essential....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Two Things Washington Cannot Ignore
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 AM :: 4712 Views :: National News, Health Care

The House has passed a variety of bills that would have reopened portions of the federal government, but the Senate has rejected them....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 4365 Views :: National News, Health Care

President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive....

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
Grassroot: Poll Favors Limited, Accountable Government
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 4072 Views :: National News

Grassroot Institute has been spreading the word about the results of the Reason Foundation’s poll....

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Friday, October 4, 2013
Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 3355 Views :: National News
Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health care law that he’d prefer to keep the government closed....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Storming the Barricades in Washington
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 3494 Views :: National News
On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the open-air memorial that is normally accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when Park Service personnel are not there....
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
How’s the Economy at Your House?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:03 PM :: 3479 Views :: National News

...the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Shutdown: HRP Chairman Calls for Senate to Act
By David S Chang @ 7:44 PM :: 5647 Views :: National News, Health Care, Republican Party

The House has continually been reaching out to the Senate Democrats and President Obama to pass a resolution to ensure everyone receives equal treatment....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Story Behind the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 4758 Views :: National News, Health Care

Government funding isn’t the issue. It’s Obamacare....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Hawaii GOP: Schatz, Hirono Vote for Government Shutdown
By David S Chang @ 9:00 PM :: 4255 Views :: National News

Schatz’s own office has indicated that 25,000 federal workers throughout the state would be left without pay....

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Republicans Pass Compromise Funding Bill, Pay for Troops: Now Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 4285 Views :: National News

Reps Hanabusa and Gabbard voted against funding the Federal Government....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
$43,000 Per Household
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 4281 Views :: National News

Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every American household in just the last four years....

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Monday, September 23, 2013
6 Reasons Why the National Debt Keeps Rising
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 3954 Views :: National News

... rather than risk Warren Buffett’s taxpayer-funded benefits decreasing, politicians pretend America’s national budget can handle all the extensive promises they’ve made ....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
What You Need to Know About the Debt Limit
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:43 AM :: 5926 Views :: National News, Economy, Taxes

The Congressional Budget Office just dropped a budget update on Washington, and it’s not good. The U.S. government is spending recklessly—and Obamacare is adding fuel to the fire....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
5 Ways Obama Has Trampled the Constitution
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:57 PM :: 5032 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today, the Constitution turns 226 years old. Let’s not forget it states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
What Shoes Are You Wearing Today?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:41 AM :: 5412 Views :: National News, Military

At 10:28 a.m., FDNY lieutenant Mickey Kross was in the third-floor stairwell of the north tower when he heard a “tremendous roar,” and the building began to crumble....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Obama to Nominate Kiaaina for Interior Post
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 4019 Views :: National News

Kia’aina would lead the Department’s efforts to coordinate federal policy for Guam....

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