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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou pushes Feds to cut red tape blocking Honolulu municipal waste exports
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 6738 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) today expressed his concern regarding the municipal waste buildup in Honolulu to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and received verbal assurance that the matter would be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: “If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large”
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 6051 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large, and that is an outcome that we simply cannot afford”

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou backs line item veto to cut waste
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 6309 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I met with constituents of Hawaii’s First Congressional District while I was home this past week,” Djou said. “From town hall meetings to business visits to encounters on the street, the number one concern that constituents expressed to me was the reckless and runaway federal spending in Washington.”

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sen Fred Hemmings endorses Lynn Finnegan for Lt Governor
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 5546 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"Having worked with Lynn for many years as part of the Legislative Minority Caucus, I continue to be impressed by her bold and yet compassionate leadership. Her work, characterized by her willingness to collaborate in a bipartisan way, has been an asset to the Legislature and to the people of Hawai'i. As our next Lt. Governor, I am confident Lynn Finnegan will continue the strong, balanced leadership we need on the 5th floor."

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Monday, July 12, 2010
Hawaii Republicans bring 13 candidates to Election Office, need 8 more
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 8845 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“We made a pledge to fill every open seat this year and we are very close to it with just about seven days left before the filing deadline,” said Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party.  “We have a lot of people working on recruiting quality candidates and are making every effort to challenge every race.  This is going to be an exciting year for Republicans in Hawaii.”

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Monday, July 12, 2010
HSTA demands candidates oppose funds for disabled students
By Andrew Walden @ 4:38 PM :: 5832 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

From question #7:

“HSTA opposes any legislation to provide public funds for tax subsidies (tax credits, tax deductions) or vouchers for private education, religious or home school expenses, or inclusion of vouchers within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).”

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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Honolulu Council to hear testimony on Rail EIS Wednesday
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 3989 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Testimony will be accepted at the end of the Council calendar.  The meeting is this Wednesday 7/14/2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at City Council Chambers in Honolulu Hale (530 South King Street.) As this is the last item on the agenda, Council will probably not hear testimony until after 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, July 09, 2010
“Why I left Jihad” Ex-terrorist to speak at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 10:13 PM :: 7943 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Walid Shoebat, ex-PLO member, will be speaking at the Sunday, July 11, services at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu (8:30am, 10:45am, and 6:00pm).  The public is invited.

Calvary Chapel of Honolulu is located in Aiea, on Komo Mai Drive.  LINK>>> Google map

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Friday, July 09, 2010
Djou to hold four talk-stories Saturday
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 6235 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Holomua Elementary School, Mililani High School, Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Kawananakoa Middle School

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Friday, July 09, 2010
Thieves Celebrate Independence Day by stealing Aiona, Finnegan campaign signs
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 4877 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Finnegan campaign signs were hung near several Duke Aiona campaign banners, which were also taken prior to the start of the parade. Each sign was hung only after receiving explicit permission from the respective home owners or occupants. When one home owner was asked what happened to the signage, they responded that persons approached their door claiming to be from the Finnegan campaign and they would be taking down the banner.

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Friday, July 09, 2010
Prevedouros: Help the homeless, Ban the bums
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 3562 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“80% of our homeless here in our city are good people who are facing hardship and most likely will get back on their feet in one to six months,” Prevedouros says.  “We need to take care of them and their children. This includes shelter, health care, food, schooling and retraining-  but with strict monitoring and follow up so they are enabled to return to society, instead of becoming accustomed to a parasitic and outcast lifestyle.”

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Friday, July 09, 2010
VIDEO: Rep Jessica Wooley tries to shut down videographer at Ahuimanu Elementary school forum
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 6977 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Here are some Video clips from a public town hall on Tuesday, July 9 at Ahuimanu Elementary School hosted by Rep. Jessica Wooley (D-47 Laie to Kaneohe) with special guests Rep. Pono Chong, Rep. Ken Ito and Rep. Marcus Oshiro.  During the town hall meeting, Rep. Wooley put her hands on an attendee in an attempt to make her stop filming the public forum she was holding as a public official on public property. 

Wooley apparently believes that she can determine whether a video will be “used for political purposes” and if so she can shut down the videographer.  No transparency or accountability here; just another politically correct wanna-be dictator with an attitude of superiority.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Washington Post--Charles Djou: Incumbent, underdog
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 4812 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Now, Djou enters a new stage in his political career: embattled incumbent. After easily winning a three-way special election in the more conservative -- but still dang Democratic -- House district in a May 22 special election, Djou enters an abbreviated 2010 reelection campaign as one of a handful of deeply endangered GOP incumbents.

That's just fine with him, and nobody will accuse Djou of being ill-prepared. "The only way I know how to campaign is running a race where I'm down by two points and closing in," he said in a recent interview with the Fix.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
HB444 opponents to gather at Noon
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 6012 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Speaker Calvin Say announced today that the House will not convene a Special Session to override any of the Governor’s VETOs. Unless both houses agree to meet there can be no special session and there will be none on July 6. Praise the Lord! Now the decision rests squarely with the Governor.

Therefore, we will not be gathering at 9:00 a.m. to fill the House gallery but instead, will gather for prayer on the fifth floor, at noon in front of the Governor’s office, regardless of her decision.

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Sunday, July 04, 2010
Djou to hold Four Talk Story Meetings Monday July 5
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 6904 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Koko Head Elementary School--Kaimuki High School--Noelani Elementary School--McKinley High School

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Sunday, July 04, 2010
Djou: Freedom to Be Independent
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 5402 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American experiment with democracy began 234 years ago with the enduring words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those words remain a profound statement of our natural rights. And to this day, the United States of America is the freest and most prosperous nation in the world. The success of our nation is a testament to the timeless vision of our Founding Fathers.

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Friday, July 02, 2010
Finnegan: July brings new burdens for Hawaii taxpayers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 3762 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

When families around our state woke up this morning, they were met with reports in the newspaper, on television and on radio about the new legislation which takes effect today, the vast majority of which are new taxes and fees on Hawai‘i residents. 

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Djou co-sponsors SKIL Immigration Reform Act
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 7095 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement after signing on as an original co-sponsor to H.R. 5658, the “Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership (SKIL) Act,” a bill that would make it easier to attract and keep the best minds from around the world....

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Finnegan: HB2377 does nothing to achieve BoE accountability
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 4117 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I am writing to request that you veto HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1, a bill that would force future governors to nominate individuals for the Board of Education (BOE) from a list of individuals submitted by an advisory committee as it would damage attempts to bring accountability to Hawai`i's education system.

As you have noted on many occasions, the leadership in Hawai`i's education system is fragmented between the BOE, the governor and the legislature. I was supportive of the constitutional amendment that passed that would make the BOE a governor appointed board. It was a positive step that would make the governor more accountable for the performance of education.

However, whatever good the constitutional amendment would accomplish was completely undermined by HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1, the enabling legislation for that constitutional amendment.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Djou on troop funding bill: “Congress fails to support the men and women serving in harms way”
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 6811 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Obama Administration announced earlier today that:

“As in any military operation, the ability of U.S. forces to operate effectively in Afghanistan depends on affording the Commander in Chief the utmost flexibility and discretion.  If the final bill presented to the President contains provisions that would undermine his ability as Commander in Chief to conduct military operations in Afghanistan, the President’s senior advisors would recommend a veto.”

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Could force Hannemann out of race: Admits AtomicMonkey site produced by Mufi campaign worker
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 7945 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For months the now-defunct AtomicMonkey.blogspot.com site has skewered Neil Abercrombie as a “flailing gasbag” and his wife Nancie Caraway as “a witch.”  One posting portrayed former Governor Ben Cayetano as an evil scientist secretly controlling Abercrombie’s brain.  Now the Hannemann campaign has admitted that this site was operated by “a campaign volunteer” who works at Honolulu Hale.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 6692 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Conference Report for H.R. 4173, the so-called “Restoring American Financial Stability Act:”

“While I was lobbied extensively by mainland special interests, the opinions that I cared about most were those of my constituents. The responses I received from businesses and residents in my district were nearly unanimous: this bill will hurt Hawaii. I have consistently said Hawaii comes first and I will not support a bill that hurts Hawaii."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 8149 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) has continued to lead a push in Congress to enact a languishing free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea. A week ago, Congressman Djou signed onto a bipartisan letter that was sent to the President, which affirms President Obama’s goal to double U.S. exports over the next five years and to promote U.S. trade with key allies.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
City’s Homelessness Forum Comes Four Years Late
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 4038 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Four years after kicking homeless families out of Ala Moana Beach Park leaving them with nowhere to go during one of the worst rainy seasons in recent memory, Mayor Mufi Hannemann is now holding a forum on homelessness. 

It’s about time the Mayor stepped up – even though it’s evident that he is only doing so because he is running for Governor.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Former US Rep. Pat Saiki endorses Finnegan for Lt. Governor
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 5057 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Having served in the U.S. Congress, I've seen the need for balanced leadership in government, at every level. Lynn Finnegan is an experienced, tested leader with 8 years of the State Legislature under her belt,” said former Congresswoman Saiki.  “Her valuable perspective from inside the House Chambers as the House Minority Leader will be a tremendous help to Duke Aiona as the Aiona-Finnegan team works to lead our state into the future. Lynn Finnegan has my full backing in her bid for Lt. Governor of the State of Hawai‘i.”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Would Hanabusa “deem” a budget—or demand a vote?
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 5492 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- After coming under fire for their failure to pass a budget, House Democrats are now looking to pass off a ‘deeming resolution’ as a real fiscal blueprint. This leaves Hawaii families wanting to know: Does Colleen Hanabusa support this deceitful plan? After already rubber-stamping a failed trillion-dollar stimulus, one would think that House Democrats would be more concerned with getting the economy back on track before the midterm elections. Instead, they have continued to give the green-light to the same big-spending, big-government policies that are responsible for driving the economy off the cliff.

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Monday, June 28, 2010
VIDEO: Djou backs Administration’s push for free trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 7617 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement over the weekend at the G20 Summit in Toronto that it would push for the free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea currently languishing in Congress to be enacted....

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Have Voted For Her Party’s National Energy Tax?
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 6034 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This time last year, Colleen Hanabusa's Washington friends rubber-stamped a job-killing national energy tax that would increase costs on everything from electricity bills to groceries. While it’s not surprising that the out-of-touch Democrat majority would vote for tax-increasing legislation, this one is particularly egregious. According to the Department of Treasury’s own admission, the national energy tax could pile on an additional $1,761 in new taxes to struggling middle-class families. This begs the question: Would Hanabusa have supported the national energy tax?

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Friday, June 25, 2010
WaPo: The Jones Act has outlived its usefulness
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 8072 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Jones Act was an issue in the May 22 House special election in Hawaii: Both Republican winner Charles Djou and one of his two Democratic opponents charged that it benefited a handful of ship lines and unions at the expense of ordinary Hawaiians. Mr. Djou is preparing a bill to exempt Hawaii. If FedEx can move cargo across the country in European-made Airbuses, why can't a boat built in, say, Canada, ship wheat from Los Angeles to Honolulu? The Jones Act lobby crushed the last attempt at reform back in the 1990s.  May the next one meet with more success.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
State Capitol: July 6 rally against HB444 during Override Session
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 6558 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

GO TO THE STATE CAPITOL ON JULY 6 TO OPPOSE ANY OVERRIDE OF HB 444. We are asking everyone to be there by 12:00 noon and stay as long as you can. Wear your white shirts and red iVOTE buttons!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Djou-sponsored resolution on US-Japan relations passes House
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 6750 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House passed House Resolution 1464, which recognized the 50th anniversary of the United States—Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. This resolution, which was initially co-sponsored by former Rep. Neil Abercrombie, was the first piece of legislation passed of which Congressman Charles Djou (HI-01) was an original co-sponsor.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
NRCC: Americans Are Concerned About the Nation’s Budget, Is Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 5518 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington - According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of Americans are concerned about keeping the budget deficit down. With such a resounding majority of Americans clamoring to cut spending, this begs the question: Is Democrat candidate Colleen Hanabusa?

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Djou: “We must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban”
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 7490 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I am confident that General David Petraeus will bring the necessary skills and vision to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. As we move forward, we must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban. For our men and women in uniform, this will mean continuing their exemplary work. For Congress, and particularly the members of the Armed Services Committee, this will mean ensuring our brave troops get the resources they need to secure victory in Afghanistan and return home safely."

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
VIDEO: Charles Djou on “Fox and Friends”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 PM :: 5965 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Jones Act is a 90-year old anachronistic law. It is basically protectionist legislation that limits ships operating in U.S. water to American-flagged vessels. Under normal circumstances in the past there might be some justification for this; but with the situation in the Gulf: we need to stop the spill, we need to clean up the mess and we need to do everything we can to hold BP accountable.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Djou’s First Month: Free trade, Jones Act, Bernanke, and Budget
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 6872 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On the campaign trail, I pledged to listen to my constituents.  To that end, I asked my constituents about the issues that Congress is likely to vote on in the next few months.  I also held a live telephone “talk story” and had the privilege of hearing the thoughts and concerns of thousands of my constituents in the 1st congressional district.  I also plan on holding eight “talk stories” throughout the State in early July.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Djou: We need a Federal Budget
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 5293 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The biggest concern I hear about on a regular basis from my constituents is the out-of-control spending in Washington, D.C.  We’re simply spending too much money on programs that don’t work with no plan to pay it back. This is irresponsible."

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Governor seeks public comments on Circuit Court Nominees
By News Release @ 12:01 PM :: 5413 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today released three lists of nominees for three circuit court judges that were provided to her by the Judicial Selection Commission.   The nominees, some of whom are on more than one list, will fill three vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit which covers the island of O‘ahu.  The Governor is inviting the public to submit comments on the nominees as part of her review and selection process.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It’s Official: Hanabusa’s Democrats refuse to Pass a Budget
By News Release @ 11:31 AM :: 5901 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In order to avoid a vote on the record trillion-dollar deficits they are responsible for accumulating since taking office, Democrats have confirmed that they will be the first House majority that has failed to pass an annual budget resolution since the Congressional Budget Act was adopted in 1974.

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Monday, June 21, 2010
Djou opens Honolulu office, visits families in Ewa, Hawaii Kai
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 5785 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 Rep. Djou At the Ewa Hongwangi Bon Dance

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Honolulu Gaza flotilla protester shows up at BP hearings – with rubber ducky
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 AM :: 9875 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

She was joined by Ann Wright, 63, of Honolulu, Hawaii, who wore a BP hard hat, overalls and sunglasses adorned with dollar signs.

"BP doesn't really care about this," she said, pulling out an oil-stained rubber ducky.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Gulf & Hawaii: Djou call for relief from Jones Act explodes across national media
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 AM :: 8466 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Jones Act may also have played a role in delaying the construction of sand barriers to protect the fragile Louisiana coast. Mr. Visser, the Dutch consul, says American dredging companies, which lack the dike-building expertise of the Dutch, rebuffed Dutch offers of help, which might have meant running afoul of the Jones Act.

For the longer term, Mr. Djou is about to introduce a bill to exempt his home state of Hawaii from the law. Hawaii is hit hardest by the law because most goods arrive by sea. Despite the political power of unions locally, Mr. Djou is pressing forward.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hannemann’s Pittsburgh fundraiser: Misdemeanor? Class C Felony?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 8108 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The commission may go beyond the allegations made by the complainant if investigators feel there are any other irregularities.

“We could add additional counts to the complaint or file an additional complaint. At my discretion, I can file a complaint,” Wong said. “The commission has the opportunity to decide whether there is probable cause that a violation or violations occurred, whether to dismiss the complaint, whether to ask for additional investigation or whether to refer it to the prosecutor."

A prosecutor gets involved only in cases where willful or intentional violations are found. According to state statute any person who knowingly, intentionally or recklessly violates any provision of campaign spending law faces a misdemeanor. Anyone who knowingly or intentionally falsifies any report required with the intent to circumvent the law or deceive the commission faces a class C felony.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mufi Site: Abercrombie’s brain in a glass jar controlled by Cayetano
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 AM :: 10173 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

  The authors admit to working at Honolulu Hale.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou pushes solutions to oil spill on CNBC Worldwide Exchange
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 PM :: 7931 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

VIDEO: Republican Congressman Charles Djou, Hawaii, and Jessica Brady, Roll Call reporter, discuss Obama's first Oval Office address regarding the Gulf Oil spill.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
DJOU: “Waive Jones Act for oil spill”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 7883 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I am disappointed, however, that the President has failed to waive the Jones Act for foreign ships, who want to assist in the clean-up efforts. There is no good reason to turn away international help in responding to this environmental catastrophe.

“Nevertheless, I look forward to working with President Obama to temper the House energy bill and craft a sensible long-term energy strategy for America that makes sense for our economy.”

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Two months and counting: Hanabusa’s National Democrats still spending without a budget
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 4722 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- With two months passed since their April 15 deadline and still no budget produced by Washington Democrats, the majority in Congress continues to miss opportunities to rein in government spending and provide the fiscal discipline needed to create jobs and grow a healthy economy. Since the Congressional Budget Act was adopted in 1974, the House has never failed to pass a budget resolution, but Colleen Hanabusa and her Washington friends continue to forge ahead with their out-of-control spending spree and still no budget resolution in sight.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
RCCC to focus on reelecting Djou, Liberal website calls Hanabusa “untainted”
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 6549 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

POLITICO: Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, the National Republican Congressional Committee's incumbent retention chair, urged PAC leaders at a briefing Monday to focus on helping just nine GOP members of Congress shore up their bids for re-election, telling attendees that the committee's work had already shielded a substantial group of members from facing any serious challenge in 2010.

"A year and a half ago, I was giving you the names of 30 members and you know what? It worked," Rogers said, according to a source familiar with his remarks. "We feel strongly at this point that only nine incumbents need your help to withstand the attacks by the DCCC and their allies."

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
VIDEO Djou on House Floor: “Let’s get to work. Let’s pass a budget.”
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 4399 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
No more HSTA/BoE/DoE furlough hostage-takings: Acting Governor Aiona signs law requiring 180 school days
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 7353 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Hawai‘i is the only State in the nation that does not set by statute the minimum number of hours of instructional time a public school student should receive,” said Lt. Governor Aiona. “Our families, principals and teachers deserve a public school system that ensures our students have the tools and classroom time needed to succeed.”

Hawai‘i has the shortest amount of instructional time in the nation – 4 hours and 43 minutes per day.  Thirty-two states average 5-and-a-half hours per day of instructional time (990 hours per school year) and 16 states mandate a minimum of 6 hours of instruction per day (1,080 hours per school year).

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Aiona rejects call to act on HB444 while Lingle is out of state
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 5222 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

It is unfortunate that State Rep. Tom Brower believes Lt. Governor Duke Aiona, as acting Governor, should sign or veto the civil unions bill (HB 444) behind the back of Governor Linda Lingle while she is on an economic mission to China.

Brower should not be doling out political advice, especially since he voted for HB 444 only days before turning on his Democrat colleagues for reviving the issue.

While Brower’s deceptive politics may pass in a State Legislature overrun with 90 percent of its members from one party, Lt. Governor Duke Aiona believes government works best with balance, integrity and accountability.

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