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Monday, December 17, 2012
Rebuilding Communities
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:12 PM :: 2234 Views :: National News

Today, the Senate will begin debating a bill that was supposed to be disaster recovery funds for those devastated by the storm. But so many special-interest projects were added on that the $60.4 billion request has turned into a farce....

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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Republicans can win over Asian Voters, if they try
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 4422 Views :: National News, Republican Party

Asians are America's fastest-growing immigrant community, and Asian voters constitute 2 percent to 7 percent of registered voters in half of the traditional 10 swing states....

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Connecticut Shooting: Failure of Mental Health System
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 8991 Views :: National News, Health Care, Homelessness, Second Amendment

“We have emptied the nation's hospitals, gutted state and local mental health programs, and turned involuntary treatment into a debate point instead of using it as a viable option to prevent tragedy...."

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Guam: Mayor Seizes Neighbor's Land
By Robert Thomas @ 12:29 AM :: 4551 Views :: National News, Land Use

...the government condemned the appraised area, paying for it with compensation supplied by the Ungactas, and transferred it to the Ungactas....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Cyclone Evan Pounds Samoa, Heading for Tonga, Fiji
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 4719 Views :: National News, World News

Tropical Cyclone Evan was stationary over Samoa for approximately 24 hours.... 

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Friday, December 14, 2012
What Will the Fiscal Cliff Deal Look Like?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:03 PM :: 3233 Views :: National News, Taxes

This week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have been trading secret offers on the fiscal cliff....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Green Schools That Aren’t Very Green
By NCPA @ 1:25 AM :: 3657 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, National News

... Washington Middle School in Olympia, Wash., [was] projected to use 28% less energy. The school consumed 19% more energy ....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Deadline for States to Claim Their Role in Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:50 AM :: 2937 Views :: National News, Health Care

Tomorrow is an important day for Obamacare. It’s the deadline for states to declare their intentions about setting up their own health insurance exchanges....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Gushing about America's Energy Future
By NCPA @ 9:48 AM :: 2848 Views :: Energy, National News

...the United States would gain significant geopolitical advantages. For example, it would lower the influence of the Middle East. In addition, the United States would be in a position to challenge Russia's influence in Europe....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Surprise: New Insurance Fee in Health Overhaul Law
By NCPA @ 11:54 AM :: 3424 Views :: National News, Health Care, Taxes

Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Economist: Visa Waivers Behind Hawaii Tourism Boom
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 5149 Views :: National News, World News, Tourism

...there's still lots of room for Mr Obama's administration to do more, and the US Travel Association has a great plan to further improve the situation....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Unions Losing in Their Last Stronghold
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:15 PM :: 3684 Views :: National News, Labor

In November, Michigan voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have amended the state constitution to prevent the legislature from passing a right-to-work law and elevated union contracts above state law....It lost by 15 points.

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Stop Meeting with the U.N. on Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:07 PM :: 3789 Views :: Environment, National News, World News

As they did at the previous 17 conferences, developing nations demanded that the United States and other developed countries pay them for the climate’s effects....

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Health Care Law's Insurance Tax Will Raise Premium Costs
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 3506 Views :: National News, Health Care, Taxes

Insurance premiums could increase by thousands of dollars because of a new tax in President Obama's health care law....

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Friday, December 07, 2012
Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 2293 Views :: National News

Yesterday’s announcement that Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is leaving the U.S. Senate to replace Edwin J. Feulner as president of The Heritage Foundation surprised the political establishment in Washington and underlined Heritage’s role as a key institution for America’s future....

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Thursday, December 06, 2012
Hawaii 2013: State, Federal Taxes to Top 50%
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 PM :: 9634 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, Taxes

Taxes on wages, dividends, interest, and partnership/sole proprietor income would exceed 50 percent only in Hawaii, California, and New York City….

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Obama Wants Power to Raise Debt Limit By Himself, Anytime
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:09 PM :: 3675 Views :: National News, Obama

President Obama wants to do away with Congress when it comes to raising the country’s legal debt limit....

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Monday, December 03, 2012
What IS the Fiscal Cliff?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:25 PM :: 3472 Views :: National News, Taxes

Obama’s answer to the fiscal cliff is a proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes plus new stimulus spending—and expanded power for himself to raise the debt ceiling....

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Saturday, December 01, 2012
How Liberal Stealth Groups Paved Obama Win
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:11 PM :: 4175 Views :: National News, Obama

More than 4 million people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 did not vote this year. But by applying new voter science, Obama nudged enough replacements in key states — many who were rare or first-time voters — to give him his margin of victory....

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Friday, November 30, 2012
6 Fixes to America's Fiscal Crisis
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 3431 Views :: National News, Ethics

The White House’s proposal? $1.6 trillion in tax increases, $50 billion in new stimulus spending, and a change that would make it easier to raise the debt limit....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Health Insurance: Hawaii 2nd Most Monopolized
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 5514 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Among the 50 states, the top 10 least competitive commercial health insurance markets are in: 1. Alabama, 2. Hawaii, 3. Michigan....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Supreme Court Orders Appeals Court to Hear Obamacare Lawsuit
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:59 PM :: 3100 Views :: National News, Ethics

...this action should not be taken as a sign that the Supreme Court is reconsidering the merits of the claims it addressed in NFIB....

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Marriage: The Wisdom of Upholding Tradition
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:54 PM :: 4866 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The U.S. Supreme Court decides next week whether to hear challenges to laws defining marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hawaii Most Expensive Homes in Nation
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 6500 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Survey of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes covers 72,000 properties in 2,500 U.S. Markets....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Watchdog Report: Humane Society of the United States Shortchanges Hawaii Pet Shelters
By News Release @ 1:13 PM :: 5903 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...HSUS did not provide grants to any Hawaii shelters and rescues in 2011 to support pet sheltering....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
$1536: Hawaii Average Mortgage Payments Second in Nation
By News Release @ 11:58 AM :: 7677 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... rankings of the fifty U.S. states according to average monthly mortgage payment and provides the average monthly mortgage payment ....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4 Reasons Warren Buffett Is Wrong on Tax Hikes
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:19 AM :: 3037 Views :: National News, Ethics

"The ultrarich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities."

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Reasons for Conservatives to Be Thankful
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 3469 Views :: National News, Ethics

There are plenty of things to be thankful for this week, and this year as well....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:47 PM :: 3392 Views :: National News, Ethics

Happy Thanksgiving from The Heritage Foundation! As we celebrate and give thanks today, we invite you to read President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation below....

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
NOAA announces rules to protect false killer whales off Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 5286 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics NOAA Fisheries announced two actions to protect false killer whales in the Pacific Islands....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
For Hawaii, Fiscal Cliff Means Automatic State Tax Hikes, Massive Defense Layoffs
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 5702 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...because Hawaii link its system to the federal revenue code by adopting various federal definitions of income or various federal deductions and credits....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Should We Pay Government Employees More?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:25 AM :: 2780 Views :: National News, Ethics

Government unions know that Congress is looking for ways to nip and tuck the federal budget, and they’re counting on being left out of the deal.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Can Hostess Save the Twinkies from the Union?
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:40 AM :: 3129 Views :: National News, Ethics

If unions are trying to be more popular with the American people, they’re doing it wrong.

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Feds Notify Congress of Intent to Sign Full Funding Agreement for Honolulu Rail
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 6904 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HART will sign a full funding grant agreement with the FTA to provide $1,550,000,000 for the Oahu rail project, according to a Congressional notification sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
U.S. Redraws World Oil Map
By NCPA @ 3:08 PM :: 5032 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The shale-oil boom can help the United States surpass Saudi Arabia as the largest oil supplier by 2020, according to the International Energy Agency....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
The Emerging Market for Medical Care
By NCPA @ 2:58 PM :: 3283 Views :: National News, Ethics

Two relatively new services are facilitating a market for medical services — with price and quality competition, as well as transparency....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted November 19
By @ 2:40 PM :: 4856 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Cybersecurity – Cloture
  • Senate: Sportsmen’s Access to Federal Land – Cloture
  • House: Russia Trade Relations, Human Rights Oversight – Passage
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Study: Hawaii Avoids Overprescription of Antibiotics
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 5307 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2010, the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation were Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 3377 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today, five public policy organizations including The Heritage Foundation are presenting their plans to first slam on the brakes before driving off the cliff, and then to reverse course and tackle our massive spending challenges ....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Lawsuit Alleges “Corruption and Negligence” at Department of Energy
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:39 PM :: 2853 Views :: National News, Ethics

“Investigations have shown that DOE officials intentionally stalled numerous applicants’ reviews in order to force them out of business and protect favored players”

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Friday, November 16, 2012
The Growing Budget Cost of Insurance Subsidies in the Affordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 12:09 PM :: 4187 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The subsidies for insurance through the newly established state-based exchanges also increased....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Census Bureau: Hawaii 7th Highest Poverty Rate in US
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 7708 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... adjusted to reflect geographic differences in housing costs ....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Fiscal Cliff: $3453 Tax Increase for Average Hawaii Family
By Selected News Articles @ 5:17 PM :: 5951 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Large changes to both taxes and spending are scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless Congress acts....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Donovan to Interview for AD Position at Cal State Fullerton
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 7680 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

James Donovan on CSUF campus November 28, 2012....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Benghazi Hearings Begin on Capitol Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 4634 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Today, hearings begin in the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees ....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Inouye hospitalized after fall
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 5738 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He fell at his apartment in Rockville, Md ... taken to the Bethesda Naval Hospital

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Obama Nominates Environmental Lawyer to Rule Over Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 5649 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...his practice focused on product liability, toxic tort, and environmental cost recovery litigation....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Do You Trust the Government with Your Computer?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 2834 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the federal government has had 13 breaches and failures of its own cybersecurity just in the last six months....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Medicaid Patients Have Worse Access and Outcomes than Privately Insured
By NCPA @ 7:40 PM :: 3161 Views :: National News, Ethics

One way the Obama administration chose to deal with the pressing health care crisis was a massive expansion of Medicaid....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff: A Primer
By NCPA @ 7:37 PM :: 3014 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama must quickly come to an agreement with lawmakers on the "fiscal cliff," a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that pose a threat to the fragile economic recovery....

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