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Saturday, June 14, 2014
You're corrupt so you have no right to say I'm corrupt!
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 5601 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Labor, Politicians, Rail

...Cayetano had claimed PRP's ad campaign tarnished his reputation by unfairly portraying him as corrupt for accepting about $500,000 in illegal campaign contributions during the Democrat's narrow re-election victory over Linda Lingle....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Poll: Aiona Wins Three-Way Gubernatorial Race
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 5003 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

...Duke is leading in the polls - no matter who he faces in the General Election this November....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Rep Wooley Replacement from Secret List
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 3309 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of George Okuda to the state House of Representatives seat for District 48....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Poll: Ige 48% - Abercrombie 37%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 4176 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Ige with 48 percent to 37 percent, with 15 percent undecided....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
American Samoa Governor Puts Faleomavaega in His Place
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 3614 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We were among those waiting for a quick Faleomavaega retort in his usual overkill with dates, times and places of consultation and were surprised by the silence....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
WaPo: Abercrombie is 'Schatz's Biggest Headache'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 3114 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

The governor has gotten in some hot water for remarks seen as insensitive....

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Sunday, June 01, 2014
Am Samoa: Will Faleomavaega Join the Old Bulls Leaving Congress?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 3278 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...we will have to keep a close eye on our election office to see if and when he or someone on his behalf picks up a packet containing the petitions that must be circulated....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Democrats argue who can "take on Djou"
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 3711 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

Yesterday, Hawaii Democrats held their state convention and speaker after speaker made solemn promises to continue the status quo of one-party rule....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Turtle Bay: A Real Difference Between Ige and Abercrombie
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 4015 Views :: Democratic Party, Land Use, Politicians

Turtle Bay vividly demonstrates the difference in problem solving between gubernatorial candidate Senator David Ige and Governor Neil Abercrombie....

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Congressional Delegation Blocks Obamacare Exemption to Avoid “Awkward Political Narrative”
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 5170 Views :: Democratic Party, Health Care, Politicians, Obama

"...we wrote to our congressional delegation and were told, in no uncertain terms, that we would not be able to secure it...."

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Cachola lawyers up as investigators probe use of campaign funds
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:48 AM :: 3279 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

State House Majority Whip Romy Cachola, D-Kalihi, has hired Honolulu criminal defense attorney Michael Green to represent him....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Full Text Push Poll: Schatz beats Hanabusa 49%-34%
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 3449 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

"Colleen Hanabusa has voted in support of the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles commission, which proposed cuts to Social Security benefits...."

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Legislature Passes State Budget
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 3240 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

The budget, which provides $6.189 billion in general funds and $12.147 billion in all means of financing, was characterized by House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke as measured and prudent....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Excluded from Speaking, Ige calls for Fairness at Hawaii Democratic Convention
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 2732 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
“A Governor should welcome the opportunity to share the podium with all major office candidates, showing the party and Democrats across the state that we welcome all voices and views.”
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 PM :: 7529 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
Is ‘Henningsen’s letter’ real?  Will “Endorsement-Gate” blow up in Abercrombie’s face?
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
WaPo: Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 3183 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...It wasn't the first time Schatz was forced to put some daylight between himself and his former boss....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
VIDEO: Looking Back at Neil Abercrombie 'Highlights' as Governor
By Video @ 4:38 AM :: 5166 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

A look back at Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie's first 4 years in office and why Hawaii can not afford another term with Abercrombie leading the state....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Obama takes sides in Hawaii’s contentious Senate Democratic primary
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:30 PM :: 3800 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Obama

...Obama has inserted himself into local politics a number of times, most recently in December by endorsing Abercrombie in his race for a second gubernatorial term....

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Sunday, March 16, 2014
HD5 Democrats’ Insidious Secrecy, Rigged Election Earns Lava Tube Award
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3513 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

Because of the lack of transparency, it’s not totally clear who actually selected the three candidates from a field of nine....

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Monday, March 10, 2014
Brian Schatz Dances to California Billionaire's Tune
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 4120 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Politicians
...leading Democratic senators attended a fundraiser at billionaire Tom Steyer's San Francisco home. The event, for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, also featured former Vice President Al Gore....
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Thursday, March 06, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Rep Wooley Director of Office of Environmental Quality Control
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 4054 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

This is the same worthless job Abercrombie gave to shut Gary Hooser up back in 2011....

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Hawaii Democrats Statewide Caucuses March 5
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 2505 Views :: Democratic Party

On March 5th, The Democratic Party of Hawaii's Biennial Precinct Meeting is coming to a district near you ....

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Monday, February 24, 2014
Poll: Ige-Abercrombie Tied at 37% Each
By News Release @ 12:34 PM :: 3154 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

The poll further illustrates the high unfavorability ratings of Hawaii’s current administration....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sabato: Hawaii Governor's Race no Longer 'Likely Democratic'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 3783 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

...keep an eye on Hawaii, where a surprising poll result showed Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) trailing former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona (R).....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
KOS: Ward Poll Shows Aiona is Winning on His own Popularity
By Selected News Articles @ 3:23 AM :: 3887 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

Aiona's remarkably popular earning a 58-26 favorability score....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Stung by Star-Adv Poll, Schatz Releases his Own Numbers
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 3430 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

The poll, conducted by The Mellman Group, has Schatz leading by four percentage points....

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Sunday, February 16, 2014
Ige: Polls, Endorsements Show Momentum
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 3601 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

All Recent Polls Consistently Show Unfavorability for Current Administration Remains High....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Schatz v Hanabusa: Vituperative, Byzantine Contest Hottest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 3000 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

If he loses their August showdown, Schatz will be the first appointee spurned in a primary since 1996....

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Friday, February 07, 2014
Schatz 93% More Liberal Than Average Senator
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 PM :: 3711 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

93 percent more liberal than the rest of the Senate on economic issues, 73 percent more liberal on social issues, and 71 percent more liberal on foreign policy issues....

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Thursday, February 06, 2014
Faleomavaega still missing; American Samoa in legislative Danger
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 4297 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We found no small irony in Gabbard quickly taking the seat Faleomavaega waited years to earn....

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Monday, February 03, 2014
WaPo: Hanabusa is 4th Biggest Loser in Politics
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 3954 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Hanabusa is doing little to show she'll be able to close the gap....

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Saturday, February 01, 2014
Faleomavaega on Hillary’s Hit List?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 3346 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Faleomavaega was one of Obama’s earliest backers while then Gov. Togiola Tulafono endorsed then-Sen. Clinton....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Ige: Trumpets Have Sounded!
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 2844 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

This past weekend, the Star-Advertiser's Richard Borreca used the Governor's State of the State as the opening trumpet call for the 2014 governor's race....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Marijuana export could pay off Hawaii’s debts, lawmaker says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:37 PM :: 164423 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Drugs

“This state would turn into a manufacturing state." -- Rep Rida Cabanilla

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Furloughs: Abercrombie Caught in Lie as He Launches First Campaign Ad
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 5454 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Politicians

Sound financial management required making tough decisions and hard choices. All with NO furloughs** (this is a lie, Abercrombie continued Furloughs, renamed as DLWOP Days)....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Four Bills in House, Senate Democrat Package
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 3536 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Hawaii State Government

This is the first combined House-Senate Majority package since 2008....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
More Local Media Fraud on Faleomavaega?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 3506 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Congressional Delegation

We thought the media had turned the corner on the issue of how to handle the disappearance of Faleomavaega....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Creagen to House from Secret List
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 4542 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...UPDATE: Hawaii County Democratic Party January 13, 2014 released the three names sent to Abercrombie by HD5 Democrats....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Tuna War: Congratulations, Samoa News
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 3209 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Yesterday we called on the media to take seriously the tuna content issue being fought out in the Farm Bill in Congress and Samoa News led with a page one story today....

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Thursday, January 02, 2014
WaPo: Schatz Represents Hawaii's new White Ruling Class
By Selected News Articles @ 2:22 PM :: 6656 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...what remains of Inouye’s mostly Japanese American political machine is fighting for supremacy against a younger and whiter progressive wing that is trying to become Hawaii’s new ruling class....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Hanabusa Hits Schatz for Ties to Bloomberg, KOS Hits Hanabusa for Ties to Inouye
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 4206 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

"Last week Hanabusa accused Schatz of being supported by Democratic "kingmakers".  Ironic since she is claiming the senatorial mantle based on being anointed by the ultimate Democratic Kingmaker - Sen Daniel Inouye."

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Abercrombie Gets Secret List of Three Candidates to replace Rep Coffman
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 3139 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

The names of the three nominees will be released by the Governor or the Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. ...  (or not)

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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 :: 4684 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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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Succession Plan Quietly Underway for Faleomavaega Seat?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 3670 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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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Want to Run as a Democrat? Sorry, You Just Missed the Deadline
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 3111 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

A key deadline on the election calendar passed with little notice December 3....

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Am Samoa: Talanei Perpetuating Faleomavaega Fraud?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 5751 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 :: 3752 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 :: 3589 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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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
UPDATE: Faleomavaega a "no show" at event; Remarks delivered for him
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 3381 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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Monday, December 09, 2013
Rep Denny Coffman Resigns
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 3084 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

HD5 Democrats are required to submit names of three HD5 Democrats to the Governor.  Abercrombie will pick one of the three....

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