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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Am Samoa: Coverup on Rep Faleomavaega Health Questions?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 4190 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 15, 2013
Judge Rejects Dems Closed Primary Suit: Door Remains Open to 'As Applied' Challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 2:11 PM :: 2914 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Although it dismissed the lawsuit -- the Party raised only a facial claim -- the court left open the possibility of an as-applied challenge....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
FULL TEXT: Judge Upholds Hawaii Open Primary, Rules Against Democrats
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2884 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

The court upholds Hawaii’s open primary election against this facial constitutional challenge....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hanabusa Camp Hits Schatz 'Divisive appeal to Single Ideological Group'
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 2643 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...our race is virtually tied, 38-36, with a little more than eight months to go before the start of early voting....

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
HECO Pushes 9 Secret Solar Projects at Whopping 15.8 Cents Per KWH
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 4051 Views :: Democratic Party, Energy, Ethics
How many of the secret 9 contracts will funnel money out of your pocket via Solar City into the coffers of the National Democratic Party and its candidates?
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hanabusa Camp: Schatz Campaign "Divisive, Insulting, Crass, Cynical, Narrow-Minded"
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 4263 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Brian Schatz just sent around an insulting memo...arguing that the ideology of a single group of voters will trump the broad coalition of interests that has made Hawaii the warm, inclusive place we all love....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Closed Primary: Party Leaders Want more ideological Democratic Party
By Robert Thomas @ 5:44 PM :: 3321 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...this lawsuit, while not exactly popular, is part of a long-term gambit to take the Party -- and Hawaii....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
$381K in Prohibited Gifts: Ethics Commission Compares Kirk Caldwell to Rod Tam -- Then Lets him off Hook
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 5203 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

This case stems from complaints concerning the possible influence of $381,000 of private donations over Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his new administration....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Memos: Hanabusa has Failed -- Schatz is a White Ideologue with a Superior Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 4575 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

"With decisive advantages in money, endorsements, organization, and manpower as well as an ideology...."

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Monday, October 07, 2013
HI House leader steps down amid campaign spending investigation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:13 PM :: 3637 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

State Rep. Karen Awana is out as Democrat House majority leader....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Gill: "Lazy Democrats Might Support Other Parties" After we Close Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 3:32 PM :: 3546 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Using the power of the state to equalize political outcomes, in a district where most citizens think one way, is a dangerous idea....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Close Dem Primary? State Claims Hawaii Already has 'Vibrant Multi-Party System'
By Robert Thomas @ 2:01 AM :: 3397 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
These are among the gems to be gleaned from the State's counter-motion to the Democratic Party's motion for summary judgment, filed earlier this week in the federal lawsuit challenging the open primary process."
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Former HI House candidate sentenced in $1.5 million ponzi scheme
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:45 AM :: 4335 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

The society pages of MidWeek magazine showed Pascua at events with some of Hawaii’s most well-known politicians, including former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and prominent Democratic activist Amy Agbayani....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
KOS: Open Primary Forces Democrats to Discipline Lawmakers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 3142 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
Because of Hawaii’s bizarre primary system, in which non-party members are allowed to vote, the possibility of party grass roots disciplining people like Gabbard, through primarying him, is very remote....
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Monday, August 05, 2013
Hawaii DINOs Meet Idaho RINOs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 3251 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Just as the GOP activists in Idaho want bad-intentioned Democrats and free-thinking independents out of “their” nominating process, so do Democratic Party leaders in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
KOS: Hanabusa ‘Sockpuppet’ Hits Schatz for ‘Homophobic Hubris’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 3783 Views :: Democratic Party, Family, Politicians
Apparently the two candidates are fighting over who deserves more love from gays....
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Ikaika Anderson forms Congressional Campaign Committee
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 PM :: 3163 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
Anderson is not obligated to resign his Council seat to run for Congress....
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Ed Case: 'I won't be a candidate'
By Ed Case @ 5:29 PM :: 3109 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
I won't be a candidate for public office as long as I'm with Outrigger. Since I hope that's a long time, this likely ends any further political career....
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Hirono Team Organizing Schatz Campaign Against Hanabusa
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 3859 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Schatz brought on many of the national consultants who helped Hirono win her seat last November....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Sen David Ige to challenge Abercrombie for Governor
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 4462 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
Ige will not be running for reelection to the Senate....
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Sunday, June 23, 2013
LA Times: California ‘Non-Partisan’ Primary ‘Weakened Democracy’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 3490 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

In response to Hawaii Democrats' suit to close their primary, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, columnist David Shapiro and Luxury Resort Developer Pierre Omidyar’s Civil Beat have all editorialized in favor of Hawaii adopting California’s ‘Top Two’ primary system....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Democrats' Lawsuit Demanding Closed Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 4:03 AM :: 3890 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

Here are the Complaint and the Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Preliminary Injunction, filed yesterday....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Republicans: Our Primary Will Remain 'Open' as Hawaii Democratic Party Sues for Closed Primary
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5884 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

to ensure Democrats are elected at the primary stage by ONLY their fellow Democrats....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Report: Espero Expects to Announce Congressional Candidacy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 AM :: 3037 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from people throughout the district, urging me to run for Congress" -- Sen Wil Espero

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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii County Democratic Convention This Weekend
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 2468 Views :: Democratic Party

The Hawaii County Democratic Party convention – set for May 18 and May 19 at Kilauea Military Camp ....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Senate Democrats Tout Achievements
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 3213 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...a paradigm shift in the approach taken to complete the work of the legislative session....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Oahu Democrats to Elect New Leadership Today
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 2739 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

...delegates will be electing a new county chair after a long tenure by former chairperson, Tony Gill....

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Friday, May 03, 2013
Hanabusa Campaign: "Party-Fracturing Racial Politics"
By News Release @ 6:44 AM :: 4777 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

"She understands Hawaii’s role as...the multi-cultural model for a rapidly changing America."

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Abercrombie Launchers Reelection Campaign, Appoints Crony Committee
By News Release @ 8:13 AM :: 3217 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

He noted there were some who did not agree with his decisions and opposed the moves....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Dozens of Crony Capitalist Donors Switch from Hanabusa to Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 4099 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Schatz received first-quarter donations from at least 96 individuals who also gave to Hanabusa in 2009 or 2010....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Hawaii Senate Race Stokes Obama, Clinton Rift
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 AM :: 3207 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
Hanabusa, who was then the state Senate president, served as Clinton’s state spokeswoman....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
WaPo: "Another race-tinted showdown in Hawaii"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 3274 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
... The Hawaii Democratic Party has a long history of primaries split along racial lines ....
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Stanley Chang Running for CD1?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:50 AM :: 6320 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation
Dan Inouye was barely in the grave when Honolulu Councilmember Stanley Chang signed Federal Election Commission documents....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sources: Hanabusa to enter Senate race today, Dems Will Give no Money to Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 11:55 AM :: 5224 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
... a “really tough decision,” because she was angrier at Abercrombie ....
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Hanabusa, DSCC Discuss Challenging Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 3720 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation
“Chances are pretty good that she won’t stay in her current job.”
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Democratic Party Will File Legal Challenge Over Hawaii's Primary Election Laws
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 3178 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

The Democratic Party of Hawaii will file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to seek an injunction against the state of Hawaii over its primary election laws....

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Thursday, April 04, 2013
To Encourage Hanabusa to Run Against Abercrombie, Trade Unions Endorse Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 4139 Views :: Democratic Party, Labor
“We’re trying to push her to run against the governor.”
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
SJR12: Schatz, Hirono Tinker with Hawaiian Homelands Blood Quantum
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 5801 Views :: Democratic Party, DHHL, Congressional Delegation
...blood quantum disputes have been a feature of internal politics within the Department of Hawaiian Homelands....
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Preemptive Strike: UHPA Endorses Schatz
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 4358 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Labor
... the early endorsement was the result of unprecedented changes in Congress with the retirement of Sen. Daniel Akaka and the passing of Sen. Daniel Inouye, and the need for a fresh perspective ....
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Monday, March 04, 2013
How Liberals Live
By NCPA @ 1:20 PM :: 4118 Views :: Democratic Party, Land Use, Cost of Living

The Democratic Party has two reliable groups of adherents: the rich and the poor...Both groups have little use for the middle class....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Gays Threaten Expulsion of 11 Democrat Legislators
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 4711 Views :: Democratic Party, Family

If upheld the sentencing that is available to the committees range from censure to reprimand to expulsion from the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
KOS: Hanabusa Underperformed Obama the Most for any Incumbent in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:22 PM :: 5614 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Colleen Hanabusa underperformed Obama by the most of any incumbent in the nation....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Dojo Mystic Ousted From City Administration
By AtomicMonkey @ 5:34 PM :: 6587 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Following an article in Hawaii Free Press, Honolulu’s stodgy and turgid media establishment slowing began to acknowledge the story....

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Friday, February 01, 2013
Caldwell Secretly Appoints ‘Chief of Staff’--Convicted Criminal Harry Mattson
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 13325 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics

 Mugshot: Caldwell's Chief of Staff

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Monday, January 21, 2013
The Legislature and the Death of Big Ideas
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:01 PM :: 4235 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

In both percentage and numerical terms, the Hawaii Legislature has fewer Republicans in its ranks than non-communists in communist China’s National People’s Congress....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Maui Dems Refuse to Release Names of House District 9 Nominees
By News Release @ 6:16 AM :: 4840 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

The Maui County Democratic Party is following state party guidelines which does (sic) not allow the selected names to be publicly released ....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
Senate Dems Unveil 2013 Legislative Priorities
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3386 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

"The Senate Majority will draw upon the recommendations of the Senate Special Committee on Accountability for the improvement of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawai’i"

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Schatz Names Political Operative Andy Winer Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3910 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

"The headline could have been Schatz Launches Re-election Campaign, Puts Campaign Manager on Congressional Payroll.”

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Bad Blood May Mean Primaries for Hawaii Democrats
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 3630 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

“There is buzz that folks are going to get primaried, there’s no question about that.”

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Monday, January 07, 2013
Governor Appoints Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran to State Senate
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 3699 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Previously appointed to the House in January 2009 to complete the unexpired term of the late Bob Nakasone.... 

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