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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Photos: TEA Party rallies across America
By News Release @ 11:27 AM :: 3348 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans demonstrated anew the passion of a conservative movement determined to take back our nation.  In Madison, Wisconsin 12,000 cheering activists staged one of the biggest rallies in state history.... 

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case Wants to Bring Change to Hawaii: More Taxes
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 4761 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"While Hawaii taxpayers struggle amid a fragile economy, Ed Case continues to be complicit with the job-killing, tax-hiking policies of Washington Democrats by supporting the Democrats’ healthcare takeover. As the nation’s economy teeters on the edge of disaster, more and more jobs are shed each month and the national debt continues to climb to new highs, the last thing the people of Hawaii need is a representative with an insatiable appetite for taxing and spending. Unfortunately for Case, Hawaii voters don’t want another Pelosi rubberstamp in Congress – they want jobs," said Erin Kealoha, Communications Director, Hawaii Republican Party.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
HGEA vs HSTA? SOS plan: “Pits education against other public services”
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 3646 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Under this proposal, students, parents, teachers, other school employees, Department of Education officials, legislators and the general public would still be left with the looming uncertainty of the remaining six furlough days in the second half of the next school year. 

“Further, this plan once again pits education against other public services, as legislators struggle to find money in 2011 for the myriad of programs operated by the State. 

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Dalia Mogahed: Obama’s favorite Islamist
By IPT News @ 12:32 AM :: 4089 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Few American Islamists receive the kind of glowing media coverage given to Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, who is sometimes described as the "most influential person" shaping the Obama Administration's Middle East message.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Obama: “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower”
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:02 PM :: 3413 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

At the close of this week's nuclear summit, President Barack Obama told a press conference: "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them."

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to these comments, calling President Obama's remark a "direct contradiction to everything America believes in." McCain went on to tell Fox News:

That's one of the more incredible statements I've ever heard a president of the United States make in modern times. We are the dominant superpower, and we're the greatest force for good in the history of this country, and I thank God every day that we are a dominant superpower.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Photos: 2,000 Rally against Tax Hikes at Capitol, 300 in Kona, 150 in Hilo, 100 in Lihue, 100s in Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 10214 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

  

SB: The Hawaii rally was aimed squarely at state lawmakers—majority Democrats who approved this week an increase in the tax on a barrel of oil. The increase from a nickel to $1.05 per barrel is expected to increase the cost of gas and energy bills….

One candidate, Republican Charles Djou, attended the rally and took the occasion of tax deadline day to launch an appeal for votes....

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Friday, April 16, 2010
SB2650: Four months wait for Medicaid--thanks to HGEA, Legislature
By News Release @ 12:18 PM :: 4487 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Conditions are especially bad in Maui County, where people are already waiting three to four months for scheduled appointments – just to get started applying for essential aid.

The majority party Legislators who voted for this bill are trying to preserve an antiquated and inefficient processing system for one reason – it requires lots of government workers to do the job.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
HD 18: Builder Joe Pandolphe to challenge for seat abandoned by “Islam Day” cosponsor Rep. Lyla Berg
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 3633 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“The people are frustrated with business as usual in our government. Our Hawaii public school system is not putting the children first which is an outrage. Tax increase bills are advancing in the legislature which will lead to more business failure. Home sales are down and many owners are facing foreclosure. Unemployment is higher than ever. What people want is stability and that’s the choice I represent for the voters."

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Legislation Update: Governor signs Act 30
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 3271 Views :: Energy, Environment

This is a complete chronological list of all laws signed and vetoes issued by the Governor during the 2010 Legislative session.  It will be updated continuously throughout the session.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
How Tax Day Became Payday
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 PM :: 2511 Views :: National News, Ethics

For just over half of all Americans today is Tax Day. But for the other half it is just another day on the calendar. That’s because they pay no federal income taxes. The old saying goes “you can’t get something for nothing.” But these “non-payers” receive government services and benefits without chipping in.

The explosion of tax credits in recent years is the main reason that more than half of all taxpayers could soon pay no federal income taxes. Both political parties are fond of credits because they can use them to target benefits at politically valuable groups...most non-payers not only pay no income taxes, they actually collect cash payments through the tax code. For these recipients of government redistribution, Tax Day has become pay day.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Djou raises $700,000 for Congressional Campaign
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 4598 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“We are excited about Charles’ campaign to change the direction of Congress.  Having made over 20,000 volunteer phone calls and knocking on over 15,000 doors in Mililani, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Kai, and everywhere in between, we have heard that Charles’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability is resonating with the people of Hawaii.  People are tired of elected officials who care more about themselves, than they do about the people they represent,” stated Dylan Nonaka, Djou for Hawaii campaign manager.  “Our strong finance numbers are one of several indicators of the growing enthusiasm and momentum for Charles in this special election.  Charles understands, however, that the only number that counts is the number of votes cast in the election.”

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 11862 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Legislators want to raise the GE Tax by as much as 25%. They propose to raise the barrel tax on fuel 3000%.  But they refuse to even consider abolishing the BoE and placing the DoE under the direct control of the next Governor.  On April 15, Hawaii voters will have their say at rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Hilo and Lihue.  Here are the details and contact information for each rally. 

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tariq Ramadan's Underwhelming U.S. Tour
By IPT News @ 3:25 PM :: 5315 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

They waited six years for a chance to hear him in person on American soil. Now that they have, many are walking away frustrated from their encounters with Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
KALO-TV to host Great Stem Cell Debate
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 3581 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 “Lines that Divide: the Great Stem Cell Debate” will be broadcast on KALO-TV, channel 38 (cable channel 25).

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wall Street Bailouts Forever
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:02 AM :: 2439 Views :: National News, Ethics

But not only does the Obama administration's finance plan further empower the exact same bureaucrats who failed to prevent the last crisis, it also makes it more likely that those same institutions that made risky bad bets before will make the exact same mistakes again.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
NASA partners with Hawaii on Space Exploration
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 5076 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"For nearly 50 years, Hawai‘i has been at the forefront of pioneering programs in astronomy, planetary geosciences, broadband satellite communications, space-based environmental monitoring, and deep-space surveillance," said Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., who represents Hawai‘i as a vice chairman of the national Aerospace States Association. "This new agreement builds upon a dynamic partnership with NASA that over the next three years will substantially increase Hawai‘i's competitive advantages and help to enhance our long-term economic prosperity."

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Will Hanabusa allow flag to fly? Flags Placed on State Capitol Lawn Wednesday, Rally Thursday
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 3154 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On Wednesday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m. a group of veterans will place about 100 small flags on the front lawn of the State Senate next to the replica of the Liberty Bell.

On Thursday, April 15th, they will hold a Flag Rally at the State Capitol from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (separate from Tea Party events) and will deliver petitions to Senate President Colleen Hanabusa asking her to pass language in any Bill that would ensure their right to fly Old Glory.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Can YOU make it balance? Introducing interactive online State budget planning
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 4546 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If you want to get familiar with the budget, this is a good place to start because it will allow you to make your own choices by simply placing an ”x” in the left column next to the  proposals. The fiscal impact of the proposal will then be added to the ending balance.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Heritage: Andy Stern’s America
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 2540 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last night, Politico reported that Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern is expected to resign and, according to The New York Times, the resignation is about to happen very soon. If Stern does resign, he will be doing so while at the top of his game. Stern told The Las Vegas Sun last year: "We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama - $60.7 million to be exact - and we're proud of it." President Obama is well aware of his huge debt to the SEIU. That is why he admits in his autobiography, "I owe those unions." And it also explains why Stern is the most frequent Obama White House visitor, according to official visitor logs.

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Larry Mehau supporting Neil Abercrombie
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 17551 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Politicians

A campaign banner touting Hannemann’s Democratic Primary opponent, former Congressman Neil Abercrombie, now hangs prominently from the front gate at the Honokaa ranch of Larry Mehau.  Mehau was a key figure in the 1990s “Broken Trust” scandal at Kamehameha Schools, collecting $40,000 a month for “security” at the Kamehameha campus and more for the “protection” of Big Island Kamehameha lands . . . .

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Monday, April 12, 2010
VIDEO: Tied for lead, Djou launches new campaign commercial
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 4890 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I understand that times are tough for Hawaii families right now and I promise to work tirelessly to ease the burden of heavy taxes and excessive government spending and control,” said Charles Djou. “The age of the spend-and-tax mentality are over, Hawaii families need a Representative that will fight to rebuild Hawaii’s economy and create jobs. I’ve never voted for a tax increase, because I understand that crippling taxes only hurt small businesses and stifle economic growth. I will open Hawaii’s doors to new markets, which will boost Hawaii’s tourism and trade and bring millions of dollars in revenue to our sluggish economy.”

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Monday, April 12, 2010
SB2434: Furloughs? Legislature finds funds to raise Matayoshi's salary
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 4030 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This is the reward to Matayoshi for holding the line against reform and protecting the HSTA....boost to 150% of highest Principal's salary, thus making her effectively tied to the HGEA's contract for Principals. 

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Obama is No Reagan on Nuclear Strategy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 4747 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

President Obama's policy goals are just like President Reagan's. So why is anyone criticizing the White House's nuclear strategy? Because how we get to a nuke-free world matters.

Reagan knew that to eliminate the need for large nuclear arsenals, you must first start to eliminate the dependence -- both ours and others' -- on massive nuclear attack as the guarantor of security. That is why Reagan's first priority was to build up U.S. conventional forces and introduce missile defense. That allowed his negotiators to approach arms control agreements from a position of strength.

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Lingle to SoS Protesters: DoE selected furlough schedule to “maximize disruption to the school calendar”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 2:46 AM :: 4544 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Despite the continuing willingness of our residents to generously support our public education system, it has not produced meaningful improvements or demonstrable progress toward improved systemwide education outcomes.  The record is clear that the answer to the problem of an underperforming school system is not solely the amount of money being spent.  We have dramatically increased public education spending between the time I took office and the present, and our school system still fails to show meaningful improvement in national test scores.  We should not tolerate perpetuating a system that results in situations such as Nanakuli where only 14 percent of the children are proficient in arithmetic.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Poll: Djou tied for lead in Congressional race
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 4624 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Right now, the race is close: according to a Democratic source, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has conducted an internal poll showing Case at 32%, Djou at 32%, Hanabusa at 27%, and 9% undecided.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Is your church ready to vote May 1-22?
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 4981 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum and Hawaii Catholic Conference is committed to urge the faithful to

  1. Register to vote;
  2. Be knowledgeable about issues and where candidates stand on those issues and
  3. Motivate and get believers to go out and vote.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
HB444: Civil Unions supporters continue push for gay marriage
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 3028 Views :: Energy, Environment

Although it remains uncertain as to whether or not the State House will decide to vote on the bill, what remains clear is that legislators do need to hear from you. The advocates for the bill have not stopped pushing for the final passage of the bill and we expect that the heat on the House members will intensify in the final weeks of session just as it did in the Senate at the close of last year’s session.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
Out of money, Puna DoE school shutting down next week
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 5975 Views :: Education K-12

According to a high level source within the DoE, the Charter School Review Panel (CSRP), at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning, voted to bring a nearly immediate end to the school year for Puna’s Na Wai Ola/Waters of Life Public Charter School.  According to the source, the decision will take effect Friday, April 16 leaving parents to scramble to find alternate placements for their children in the middle of the semester and in the midst of HSA testing. The semester for Waters of Life's 80 students was originally to have run until May 26.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
FactCheck.org: Dems attack ad against Djou “False”
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 6164 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...to characterize Djou's opposition to raising taxes as protecting tax breaks that send jobs abroad is wrong. Any tax benefit can be eliminated and offset by a rate cut or by other benefits without raising taxes overall, and without violating the terms of that pledge. This attack ad is false.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
Furloughs: Lingle calls on HSTA to stop refusing negotiations
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:20 AM :: 2434 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Claims by a small group of people who are currently occupying the reception area of my office that I have not been personally involved in such discussions are patently false....  I am continuing to keep the lines of communication open with the DOE and BOE, and I strongly encourage the HSTA to reconsider its stand that it will no longer negotiate to end closing our schools for 21 more days.”

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Friday, April 09, 2010
SB2401: Homeowners association dues to be taxed
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 5444 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

When HB2877 was defeated earlier within this legislative session, homeowners that pay maintenance fees were relieved and saved from having to pay another tax increase. This new tax would have unfairly targeted homeowners that reside in condominiums and planned community associations by taxing their maintenance fees. 

Then on March 30, in the House Finance Committee, a bill that had nothing to do with raising taxes on maintenance fees - SB2401 SD1, was gutted and replaced with the language from HB2877, the measure previously defeated.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
Missile Defense: Obama's False START could leave Hawaii unprotected
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 5184 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 

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Just hours before President Barack Obama unveiled his Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow that the Kremlin maintained the right to withdraw from the new START agreement if the United States pursued its missile defense program....

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
Djou: False ad shows mainland Dems “afraid of how the people of Hawaii will vote”
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 4859 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"This outside intrusion into a Hawaii political campaign is unprecedented and unnecessary.  There should be no need for a mainland Democrat group to be involved unless they are afraid of how the people of Hawaii will vote.  My position on issues is there for all to see, and the votes that I have taken are clear, honorable and correct.  For the DCCC to attempt to sway public opinion in this manner by defaming my character is clearly wrong."

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Politico: Inouye aide to assist Hanabusa (Inouye to DC: “Obama? Who’s Obama?”)
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 5003 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The source said the move was in part intended as a warning shot to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is considering an endorsement for Case.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
“VAT”--Hawaii’s GE Tax to be model for Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:46 PM :: 7452 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Michelle Obama:  “You can't really understand Barack until you understand Hawaii.”

The Hawaii General Excise Tax is the nation’s only “Value Added Tax”.  It crushes all independent productivity, leaving Hawaii with the highest utility rates, the highest fuel prices, and the least manufacturing of the 50 states.  But leading Obamabots have begun pushing for a “Value Added Tax” (VAT) to extract the wealth from Americans needed to pay for Obamacare and the rest of the spending which encompasses Obama’s corporate welfare state.  Now we know what Michelle meant.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
House Fumbles Furloughs (Again)
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 4020 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Ward proposed an amendment to remove political appointees in SB2571's process of selecting the governor's BOE appointees. The amendment, along with one that proposed to lift the cap on Charter Schools would have made Hawaii more competitive for Race to the Top funds. All three amendments were killed by the House.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
ATR: DCCC’s attack on Djou, Claims about the Taxpayer Protection Pledge “False”
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 5475 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the DCCC should explain to voters why several current U.S. House and U.S. Senate Democrats, and numerous Democrats on the state level have already made the same commitment as Djou. The following Democrat members of Congress have signed the Pledge: Reps. Brad Ellsworth (IN-08), Rob Andrews (NJ-01), Gene Taylor (MS-04), Ben Chandler (KY-06) and Sens. Ben Nelson (NE) and Arlen Specter (PA). Interestingly, every single Democrat named has violated the Pledge on at least one occasion. Even more interesting is the fact that every House Democrat named has violated the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on multiple occasions.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Abercrombie Promised He Would Not Reward Failed Banks with Massive Bailout – Then Did
By AtomicMonkey @ 12:06 PM :: 6659 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In late 2008, Congressman Neil Abercrombie could not have been more clear in this letter to a Hawaii constituent, where he vowed to vote “no” on the $700 Billion bail out bill....Less than one week from the date of Abercrombie’s  reassuring assertions, he voted for the bailout anyway.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
POLITICO: National Dems still refuse to rule out Case endorsement
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 4984 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen said Tuesday he wouldn't rule out making an endorsement in the May special election in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District.

As two Democrats — former Rep. Ed Case and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa — compete against a single GOP candidate in the three-way election, Van Hollen didn't reject reports that the DCCC may swing behind Case's campaign.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Fact Checking: Anti-Djou attack ad “Simply false”
By Andrew Walden @ 10:41 PM :: 7217 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

To hear the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tell it, Republican Congressional candidate Charles Djou “signed a pledge that protects tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas” and “Djou still supports tax breaks for big corporations who would export our future.”

But the DCCC’s support for this claim rests entirely upon a single US House of Representatives Rules Committee vote held in July, 2007--while Djou was on the Honolulu City Council.  The DCCC's commercial is even more dishonest than Colleen Hanabusa's claim to have cut legislative salaries. 

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
VIDEO: National Democrats' anti-Djou commercials starting tonight
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 6344 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Starting tonight, the National Democrat commercials will run through the end of this week.  According to one Honolulu TV advertising sales exec interviewed by Hawai’i Free Press, the commercials will target Republican Congressional candidate Charles Djou.  Djou is the only Republican facing off against Democrats Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case in the May 1 –22 mail in special election.  The same source tells Hawai’i Free Press the DCCC message will be anti-Djou—and will not make reference to either Ed Case or Colleen Hanabusa.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Dan? Who’s Dan? National Dems sabotage Hanabusa to help Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:13 PM :: 6210 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Determined to avert that result, the two sources said the DCCC is providing under-the-radar organizational support to former Rep. Ed Case against Democratic state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, including assistance from DCCC Western Regional Political Director Adam Sullivan.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
The Road to a New Nuclear Arms Race
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 4546 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Unfortunately for Americans, President Obama’s new strategy will have the exact opposite result of its intended effect. Instead of incentivizing countries to give up nuclear ambitions, it creates new incentives for them to maintain or develop their own nuclear programs.

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Monday, April 05, 2010
Aiona: Waianae’s Kaupuni to be nation’s first net-zero-energy community
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 7:58 PM :: 4731 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This unique 18-unit subdivision is an affordable-housing project by the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The homes will consume little electricity and have a low environmental impact, and were designed with a blend of the newest energy technology and traditional Hawaiian practices to support a self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.

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Monday, April 05, 2010
Regulatory Burden: Cost of Federal Regulations over $1.1 Trillion
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:02 PM :: 3487 Views :: National News, Ethics

Just three days after President Barack Obama's health plan was signed into law, AT&T announced that due to an obscure tax change in the bill, the nation's largest telephone company would take a $1 billion hit to its bottom line this quarter. According to health benefits analysts this tax law modification would shave as much as $14 billion from U.S. corporate profits. While it would have been better had these tax losses been made more public before Congress voted, at least these tax charges are transparent and easily quantifiable enough to get noticed by the American people. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the hundreds of new regulations that the federal government will enforce as it tries to implement Obama's redistributionist health agenda.

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Monday, April 05, 2010
NRO: In Hawaii, a cheery Republican is inching closer to a Scott Brown–style upset
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 5000 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I’m the only one who actually lives in the congressional district,” Djou says. “I have two opponents who are running insider themes. Case is running on his experience, his seniority, and [the fact that he] knows the corridors of Congress. Hanabusa is running on how she’s going to be a team player with Democrats in Congress. It’s clear that voting for Case or Hanabusa will not change Washington, D.C. My election will mean change, not just here, but if I win this race, we’re going to have a very big impact across the country.”

“I have never voted for a tax increase, and neither of my opponents can say that,” Djou says. “In five debates so far, both of them have repeated that they will not take a pledge to not raise taxes. They have both said they believe that there’s even an appropriate time to raise taxes, even in a recession.”

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Sunday, April 04, 2010
National Democrats want DC to select Hawaii’s next member of Congress
By News Release @ 1:24 PM :: 3428 Views :: Energy, Environment

Concerned that momentum is shifting in favor of Charles Djou, the national Democrats are worried and want the powerful insiders in D.C. to pick Hawai'i's next congressional representative. 

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
As “momentum shifts to Djou”, Hanabusa’s “boldly deceptive” campaign implodes: Ads, mailers pulled
By Andrew Walden @ 2:43 PM :: 6168 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The National Journal writes: "National Democrats are tempted to pick a favorite, sources say, and perhaps get the White House involved to avoid the embarrassment of losing in President Obama's hometown urban Honolulu congressional district."

But the Dan’s won’t let them pick Ed Case, so they are stuck with Larry Mehau associate Colleen Hanabusa.  The National Journal article points the finger at Inouye, while pretending to point the finger at Obama, who, perhaps retaliating for Inouye’s support of Clinton in the Primary, washes his hands of the mess caused by Inouye’s retaliation against Ed Case and Neil Abercrombie....

Meanwhile..."Democratic strategists sense a momentum shift for Djou."

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
Dems Wary Of Hawaii Special Election
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 AM :: 6378 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Case led in the last public poll, but that was nearly three months ago. Privately, Democratic strategists sense a momentum shift for Djou.

"The onus is on the White House. ... Can you imagine how bad it would be messaging-wise if we lost Obama's home district after losing Massachusetts?" one strategist said.

White House officials did not respond to requests for comment.

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Friday, April 02, 2010
Ed Case: “A reliable vote for imposing higher taxes on middle-class families and small businesses”
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 3967 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Democrat congressional candidate Ed Case is attempting to portray himself as someone who is fiscally responsible.  A look at his record, however, uncovers the truth: While in Congress, Ed Case was a reliable vote for imposing higher taxes on middle-class families and small businesses....

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Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Senate Informer

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Hawaii Votes

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

Hunting, Farming and Fishing Assoc.

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

OHA Lies

Ohana Policy Group

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

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

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Copenull

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

TEA Party Maui

TFB Micronesia

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

United Veterans Hawaii

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT