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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Democrats on the Run in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 7332 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If you’re looking for a sign that Republicans’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability will win this November and Democrats will struggle to defend their reckless agenda, look no further than Obama's home district in Hawaii.  In the very-blue first district, a rising-star Republican candidate is leading two Democrats in a peculiar and enthralling three-way, vote-by-mail special election to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Neil Abercrombie.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Djou raises $525K in April
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 6592 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou reported raising $525,150 in the month of April from 2,983 donors.  Since his entry into the race, Charles has raised $1,217,339 from 4,680 donors.  The campaign reported having $362,711 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period.  In addition to the tremendous financial support, the Djou campaign has 4,150 Facebook fans, 1,207 Twitter followers and a volunteer list totaling over 1,100 supporters.  The Djou team has assembled one of the largest grassroots efforts the State of Hawai’i has ever seen. 

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Monday, May 10, 2010
National Dems give up on Obama’s home district
By Selected News Articles @ 12:20 PM :: 7058 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are abandoning efforts to win a special election in Hawaii as a party feud threatens their prospects in President Barack Obama's native state.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Crider today said the organization would stop spending for the May 22 contest to replace Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who left Congress to run for governor.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Finnegan announces candidacy for Lt Governor
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 7163 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"I pledge to stay true to the ideals of a State government that places residents ahead of bureaucracy; supporting businesses so that they might thrive, not just survive; a public education system that puts students and families first; a clean energy economy which accelerates Hawai’i’s economic diversification and recovery; and a new vision for the 21st century Hawai‘i that places our island state on the world stage as leaders in innovation.”

“I am running for Lt. Governor because I believe we must keep Republican leadership in the Executive Branch in order to have a balanced and honest government which serves all the people of Hawai‘i.”

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Hawaii's new political reality: Akaka Bill becomes an election issue
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 9785 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As the Akaka Bill, S 1011, languishes before the US Senate, the Special Election Hawaii First Congressional District race marks the first time a Hawaii election has been fought between major candidates with differing views on the Akaka Bill. It is telling that the candidate who favors the bill's current version--Colleen Hanabusa--appears to be far behind.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Finnegan: Legislative progress stifled by the real ‘Party of No’
By News Release @ 10:47 AM :: 6015 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This legislative session, in the face of the worst fiscal and economic crisis in our state’s history, the people of Hawaii were counting on their elected representatives to find solutions to balance the budget, create jobs, stimulate the economy, control the spiraling cost of living for our residents, reduce government spending, improve the quality of education and move us toward energy independence.

The Republicans said yes to the public. The Democrats said no.

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
Hawaii Selected as an Early Launch Site for the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 5230 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawai`i Selected as an Early Launch Site for the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle

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Friday, May 07, 2010
Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 6776 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii GOP Chairman Jonah Ka’auwai responded to the new television ad: 

“Ed Case will do absolutely anything to get elected.  In the course of this campaign, Case has described himself as an Independent, a strong Democrat, a moderate and a conservative.   During Monday night’s OHA, Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaii News Now debate, he told us he voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them.  The truth is, Case has voted for dozens of tax increases and seems to have a hard time keeping his positions straight in his own head.

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Friday, May 07, 2010
National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 6724 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Asked if the committee would continue to spend money in the 1st District special election, Van Hollen responded: “We’ll have to re-evaluate based on the situation. The Democrats haven’t been able to come together and resolve this issue. Right now, it’s extremely difficult. So right now, we’ll have to re-evaluate that.”

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Friday, May 07, 2010
WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 6813 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This is how the Dem media will spin a Djou victory.  It is not going to be acknowledged as an expression of changing voter attitudes, it is just Democrat infighting.  Yeah, right—liberals should just keep on believing that.  Their self-deception will prevent them from recalibrating their message as they go to their political demise.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010
UH Manoa activist sold Hawaii controversial Student Loan Bonds
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 AM :: 11497 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

As a student at the University of Hawai'i in the early 1970s, Thompson was a Vietnam War protester and ethnic-studies instructor, said John Witeck, a fellow activist who now works in human resources at the school in Honolulu. 

"Pete was one of the spark plugs, very bright, a charismatic speaker," Witeck said in a March 12 telephone interview. "He was always good with numbers. He's very meticulous, always very organized."

Thompson didn't know the market was failing when he sold the state the bonds, he said in a March 24 interview as he handed out samples of his wife's vegetarian food at a farmers market near downtown Honolulu.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Stimulus architect Obey quits Congress but Case, Hanabusa hold out for failed policy
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5485 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HONOLULU--Chairman of the Hawai'i Republican Party Jonah Ka'auwai responded to the announcement by U.S. Rep. David Obey that he would not seek reelection this November:

“Today, House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, the author of $862 billon failed stimulus, has announced he will retire from Congress.  Clearly an entrenched Congressman like Obey who has been in Congress for over 40 years is afraid to face his constituents because his hallmark bill failed to keep the national unemployment rate under 8 percent, like he promised.  Which poses the question: Why do Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa still support the so-called stimulus that failed to create real jobs and only drove our country deeper into debt?”

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Abercrombie missed 136 votes: Congress’ 18th-worst attendance record
By AtomicMonkey @ 10:50 AM :: 9701 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Djou “Tele talk story” reaches thousands
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 6498 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The live Talk Story event embraced by the Djou campaign falls within their new media strategy that has enabled them to communicate directly with thousands of voters throughout the district through digital means.  The results of their strategy have resulted in 4008 fans on Facebook, 9 times more than Ed Case and 5 times more than Colleen Hanabusa.   

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Obama to Inouye: Dump Hanabusa
By Selected News Articles @ 12:12 PM :: 8245 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Voters are already casting their ballots in the May 1-22 Special Election and the Democrats are still fighting over who should be running.  National Democrats think that all Hanabusa voters would automatically go to Case or vice-versa, but that’s not the way it works.  There are two parties within the one party and a faction which loses by these Chicago-style tactics will not line up to vote for Case in November.  Likewise Case voters will not line up to vote for Inouye’s Hawaii-style union thugs in November and many will cross over.  Either way Charles Djou wins.  Think “1986.”

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
VIDEO SB2646: Hawaii surfing reserves killed by House Democrats
By News Release @ 10:23 AM :: 6285 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Killed in the House, SB2646 would have designated two Hawaii surfing reserves, comprising surf breaks off Waikiki from Ala Wai to the War Memorial Natatorium and the north shore of Oahu from Alii beach in Haleiwa to Sunset beach.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Debate Fact Check: Ed Case vs. Reality
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 7790 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MYTH: Ed Case said tonight he 'understood' DC and talked about his 'experience' representing Hawaii's other district. Case also attempted to defend his 148 missed votes, stating 148 was not that much.

FACT: Ed Case was rated one of the least effective members of Congress and missed numerous important votes:

“Two members of Congress ranked as some of the least effective – Rep. Ed Case [D-Hawaii] and Sen. Dan Akaka [D-Hawaii] – are battling over who has the worse rating on a national political Web site.” (Richard Borreca, “Case to Akaka, Akaka to Case: You’re ineffective,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 08/29/06)

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
New National Democrat Poll Confirms 8-Point Lead For Djou
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 7165 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The poll, conducted by the mainland Democrat polling firm Harstad Strategic Research, Inc., and paid for by the Democratic National Committee, shows amongst likely voters Djou actually does better than reported by the Honolulu Advertiser poll yesterday.  Among likely voters, the poll shows:

  • Djou - 39%
  • Case - 31%
  • Hanabusa - 20%
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Djou: Debate underlines true difference between candidates
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 6333 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

See VIDEO clips from debate...

"Unlike my opponents, I am the only major candidate to live in the first Congressional district. Also unlike my opponents, I am not in this race for political gain; I am in this race to do what is best for the people of Hawaii.”

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
WaPo: How Djou is winning Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 AM :: 5854 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last month the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tried to raise Djou's negatives by arguing that his signature on Americans for Tax Reform's pledge meant he'd honored a "special interest group" to protect tax breaks for evil corporations.  ATR punched back immediately and nonpartisan groups fact-checked the ad, finding it wanting.  (And I'm told that the many D.C. groups that try to get GOP candidates to sign their pledges are on notice to behave the same way when one of those candidates get hit.)

It's a simple story of the conservative base engaging while the Democratic base squabbles or sleeps.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
WaPo: Republican hopes in Hawaii special rise with new poll
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 5204 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The result of the special election is likely to be interpreted as a national referendum on the state of play in advance of the November midterm elections. But, remember that Democrats -- even if they lose later this month -- are likely to win the seat in the fall due to its strong lean toward their party and the fact that it will be a one on one race rather than a three-way battle….

(Obviously the Washington Post doesn't know what "1986" means.)

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Monday, May 03, 2010
Media: Djou’s message of “lower taxes, limited government and fiscal responsibility is resonating”
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 6312 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Also this weekend, the Honolulu Advertiser released a poll showing that Djou’s message of “lower taxes, limited government and fiscal responsibility is resonating” throughout the district.  Here is just a sampling of recent headlines on the race . . . 

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Djou momentum continues to build: New poll shows Djou with significant lead as voting begins
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 5738 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The last public poll done for this race by a local newspaper was conducted January 8-10th by the Honolulu Star Bulletin.  Since that poll, Djou has increased his ballot share by 19 points, while Case has dropped 9 points and Hanabusa fell 3 points, clearly showing momentum is on the Djou campaign’s side.

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Abercrombie: Gay Rights Trump Will of the People
By AtomicMonkey @ 4:10 PM :: 10513 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to retired Congressman Neil Abercrombie, long time advocate for gay marriage,  “moral authority” should be the exclusive realm of the gay minority and state legislature.  The general public is of little concern to him and their “religious” views make their opinions illegitimate anyway.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010
As ballots are mailed, Djou pushes to get out the vote
By News Release @ 11:52 AM :: 6162 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With Charles Djou clearly positioned as the only Congressional candidate opposed to Gay Marriage and Gay Civil Unions, the CD1 Special Election will be voters' first opportunity to register their reaction to the Legislature's vote.  

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Friday, April 30, 2010
Djou: Hanabusa, Case, legislature ignore will of people on traditional marriage
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 7807 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Hawaii voters have spoken very clearly in support of traditional marriage.  I am very disappointed that Colleen Hanabusa and the Hawaii State Legislature have clearly and blatantly ignored the will of the people of Hawaii on this issue.  Unlike both Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa, my two major opponents in this congressional campaign, I will not ignore Hawaii voters and look forward to their judgment in our upcoming special election."

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hawaii Legislature: Sgt at Arms called to protect visitor from Rep. Cabanilla’s child molester
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:45 AM :: 9643 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I told Leon he was being extremely rude and that I'm a senior citizen whose tax dollars pay his salary.  Leon was in a state of rage and acting outrageously!  I felt very much at risk physically so I left and literally ran back to Room 441 where I just came from and where I felt I could be safe.  Leon followed quickly on my heels and entered that office with me.  I was yelling for help and he was yelling the Sergeant-At-Arms was on his way.  The whole scene was positively bizarre!  When Kevin came in, I was shaking and in a very frightened state due to the actions of Ms. Cabanilla's aide.  Kevin asked him to please leave and he proceeded to speak with me and told me no one is going to make you leave the building.  We went outside and continued our discussion in the hall.  A female staffer from Room 441 brought me a bottle of water after asking me if I needed it.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Obama’s Justice Dep’t says no to Inouye: OKs purchase of Advertiser by group including Ed Case’s uncle
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 7290 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Obama Department of Justice has concluded its inquiry into anti-trust issues related to the purchase of the Honolulu Advertiser by owners of the Star-Bulletin.  The inquiry, which had been demanded April 20 by Senator Dan Inouye in a letter sent to the DoJ anti-trust division, found no reason for justice to block the sale.  Inouye had supported Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Hawaii Democrat caucuses.

Interestingly, Inouye’s demand came immediately after the Advertiser’s April 18 endorsement of Inouye nemesis Ed Case, facing off in the May 1-22 Congressional Special Election against Republican Charles Djou and Inouye's favorite, Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.  Ed Case’s uncle, Grove Farm corporate attorney Dan H. Case, is among the Star-Bulletin minority owners participating in the takeover of the Advertiser. 

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Monday, April 26, 2010
Finnegan: House GOP supports furlough funding plan
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 4937 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The House Republicans will be voting in favor of taking money from the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund when the bill comes to the House floor for a vote (SB2124). Throughout the session the Republicans suggested the bill be amended to borrow from the fund instead of raiding it. Earlier this month the House Republicans released their version of the budget.

"The House Republican's balanced budget and six year financial plan borrows funds from the Hurricane Relief Fund and pays it back in future years. That would be the responsible thing to do," stated Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan.

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Monday, April 26, 2010
Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 PM :: 8852 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The conflict of interest of Hawaii print media is obvious.  Dan H. Case, the uncle of Democratic candidate Ed Case, is a minority owner of the Star-Bulletin and is now part of the group of investors buying the Advertiser. 

So, for the benefit of news-starved Hawaii readers, we at Hawai’i Free Press have assembled dozens of articles—including a few about the Hawaii gubernatorial race--from national media of all political persuasions for your reading pleasure. 

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
UPDATE Akaka running in 2012: Ed Case talks about Senate “opportunity”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 9509 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ed Case said: "I’ve never ruled out the Senate.  If there is that opportunity, I’m not going to sit here at the end of 2009 and say I’m not going to be a candidate.”

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
Honolulu Special Election: "Democrats petrified, going nuts"
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 8351 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The rhetoric has certainly ratcheted up," said Neal Milner, a University of Hawaii political scientist. He added, "the stakes are very high, higher than for a usual special election, because the national Democrats are petrified that a Republican will win this seat in (President Barack) Obama's home territory."

"Djou benefits from the latter and I think that is quite possible," Milner added. "The DCCC must be going nuts."

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 15175 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A highly funded, Washington, DC lobby organization, Food and Water Watch (FWW), is mounting a frontal attack on Hawaii State policy that supports open ocean mariculture. They have rallied a motley crew of rag tag environmental groups, and paid many of them to attack a growing sector of our economy that is on the verge of showing the world a way to produce seafood that is environmentally responsible.

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Friday, April 23, 2010
House Republican Budget funds clean energy without tax hike
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 5998 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The House Republican Caucus today added $8.8 million for food and energy security initiatives to their budget proposal, which balances the state budget without raising taxes.

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Friday, April 23, 2010
Legislature shoots down Aerospace Office after Hawaii signs agreement with NASA
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 6246 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Cutting funding for the Office of Aerospace, however, could jeopardize the entire project.  In addition to millions of dollars of potential revenue lost, the cuts are seen as an embarrassment in the eyes of the federal government.  Although Hawaii has historically promoted the aerospace industry in the Islands, the recent budget cuts are sending a different message.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Papahanaumokuakea: Ed Case takes credit for George Bush’s work
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 7116 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Upon Governor Lingle's request, President George Bush sent White House Council on the Environment James Connaughton to Hawaii to travel with a Hawaii delegation, which I was privileged to be part of, to Midway Island. Being appropriately impressed, James Connaughton went back to the White House and worked on the preservation status. Jean-Michel Cousteau accompanied us on the trip and produced Voyage to Kure, a documentary.

I was privileged to go, along with the Governor and my wife, to the White House for a small dinner at which time this documentary was aired. In a conversation after dinner, I distinctly remember the President of the United States looking at James Connaughton and saying "let's get it done", referring to the marine reserve.

Within months we were once again in the White House for a huge ceremony in which First Lady Laura Bush announced the President's signing of a Declaration of Memorial Status for the northwest archipelago.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Hanabusa Can't Stand Up To Local Bankers—How Will She Tackle Wall Street?
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5986 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu - Charles K. Djou, Republican candidate for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, questioned Senate President Colleen Hanabusa on Earth Day on her claims that she will hold Wall Street accountable given the Legislature’s failure to pass a proposal to use state bonds to finance loans for homeowners to install rooftop solar panels, solar hot water heaters and energy-efficient appliances.  The measure passed both chambers and had community support, but last-minute opposition from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii contributed to the failure of the measure.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 7730 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO: Honolulu Special Election Congressional candidate Charles Djou appearing on the Sean Hannity show Wednesday April 21.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
DCCC continues to spread false information in Hawaii race
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 5870 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MYTH: It also mentions, “Djou supported cutting thousands of teachers, increasing class sizes across the state.”

FACT: This claim is FALSE. Charles Djou supports keeping teachers’ jobs and smaller class sizes. The DCCC does not show any evidence to substantiate this claim. In fact, according to Djou’s campaign website, “We need a reformed education system that puts children first. … Principals in turn must have the resources they need, including adequate funding and the ability to remove underperforming teachers. The cost of the Educational bureaucracies must be reduced to insure that education dollars are spent in the classroom and teachers have the tools they need to educate our children, including continuing teacher education and training. That’s how good school systems work. We cannot continue to limit our children’s potential in school systems that don’t teach.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Mainland Dems’ new ad attacking Djou: “Completely False -- again”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 AM :: 7718 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even if stimulus had increased the DoE budget, it is dishonest to pick out a solitary provision of a $800B spending bill and declare that to be what Djou “opposed.”

By the same logic, if Charles Djou stopped Pueo Trucking from dumping a stinking heap of garbage--with a two dollar bill hidden in the pile--on the front yard of an elementary school, the DCCC headline would be “Djou blocks Hanabusa from donating money to school.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ed Case's record of tax increases
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 8191 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2004, Case did not support a bill that would have lowered the total taxes paid by middle-class families with children and military personnel with children.  He voted against extending a $1,000 per child tax credit given to families with children and against allowing military personnel to include combat pay in their gross earning in order to calculate eligibility for the child tax credit. (House Roll Call 209, 05/20/04)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
VIDEO: National Dems launch new attack commercial against Djou
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 6031 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Another blast from the same DCCC which produced the “False” attack ad upon which this ad seeks to build.  Now the DCCC is attacking Djou over Obama's stimulus program--but they don't mention "stimulus' even once in the commercial, instead we are to believe it was all about saving teachers' jobs.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Mayoral Candidate Prevedouros joins GOP
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 5950 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii is going down with its one party politics. Hawaii needs more balanced political checks and balances. There are simply too many Democrats and too many Lawyers. There are too few Republicans and too few Engineers. I wish to tip the scales by one.

Tax and Spend does not work. Too many wrong projects are being done at huge cost to taxpayers. Hawaii's affordability is moving in the wrong direction. More taxes and poor policies lead to accelerated brain drain, labor losses and unemployment.

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Monday, April 19, 2010
Former Abercrombie staffer infiltrates GOP
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 PM :: 7552 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

  Former Abercrombie staffer George 'Skip' Roberts at GOP conference in Minnesota.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Advertiser Endorsement: More Case family media manipulation?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:45 PM :: 10566 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Advertiser is being bought out by Black Press, owner of the Star-Bulletin.  Among Black’s local partners is Ed Case’s uncle, Dan H Case.  

Six hundred Advertiser employees are on tenterhooks waiting to see if they will be rehired by the new entity.  Their new bosses are still running the Star-Bulletin as the purchase passes through various procedural hoops.  Who will stay and who will go depends on the good will of Dan H Case, Black Press, and the other members of the Star-Bulletin Editorial Board.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Loyal Democrat? Hanabusa helped GOP against Hirono in ‘06
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 AM :: 9017 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Two sources with first-hand knowledge describe a series of September, 2006 post-Primary talks between Hanabusa’s defeated campaign and that of Republican Primary winner, State Senator Bob Hogue.  Although Hanabusa did not personally participate, the sources say her campaign’s leaders, including her now-husband John Souza, offered the Republican candidate extensive unofficial support.  One pro-Hanabusa union came on board with Hogue after receiving a commitment that, if elected, Hogue would work to increase immigration quotas from the Philippines.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case hires advisor tied to Blago impeachment, sale of Obama’s Illinois Senate seat
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 9899 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Case has hired well-respected Dem pollster Fred Yang, who was tagged as an advisor in the criminal complaint against ex-IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Yang was ‘Advisor B,’ who suggested Blagojevich leverage Pres. Obama's open Senate seat in order to win a top position at Change to Win, the labor federation headed by SEIU.” (Reid Wilson, “Wednesday’s Starting Lineup,” Hotline On Call, 04/14/10)

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case Wants to Bring Change to Hawaii: More Taxes
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 6473 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 :: 5079 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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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 :: 13499 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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American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

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 Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

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

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

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

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

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

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT