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Thursday, September 06, 2012
Full Text: Joe Biden Democrat Convention Speech
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 3610 Views :: National News, Ethics

Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I are so proud of you....

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Thursday, September 06, 2012
Abercrombie Named to National Governors Association Health and Homeland Security Committee
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 4752 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Governor Abercrombie is in North Carolina attending the Democratic Governors Association meeting as well as the Democratic National Convention. The NGA announced its committees for the 2012 – 2013 year today....

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Thursday, September 06, 2012
PROP: Enviros Back Pacific Ocean Partnership
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 6899 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“This is a very important step in implementing the National Ocean Policy in the Pacific,” said Dave Raney, Chair of the Sierra Club’s national Marine Action Team....

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Thursday, September 06, 2012
Clinton Is Wrong on Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 3365 Views :: National News, Ethics

Government Accountability Office this week gave notice to the Administration that this type of law change must go through Congress....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
$16T Debt Enabled by Hirono
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:38 PM :: 4889 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mazie Hirono has enabled this spending binge. She may be notorious for skipping votes—127 and counting so far this year—but she knows how to vote “aye” along party lines when it comes to more spending.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
VIDEO: Democrats Boo, Jeer as 'God' and 'Jerusalem' Rammed Back Into Platform
By Selected News Articles @ 7:36 PM :: 5756 Views :: National News, Ethics

"For Democrats, there is no God in 2012 — at least as far as the party’s platform is concerned. Nor is there a Jerusalem." -- ABC News Sept 4

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel
By Daniel Pipes @ 7:11 PM :: 5907 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

sacrificing a friend for selfish reasons ....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
$16,000,000,000,000
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 3734 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama’s Administration has already added almost $6 trillion to the debt. That means he is on track to triple Bush’s debt increase over eight years.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
National Debt Hits $16T--up 50% in Four Years
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:34 AM :: 6361 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... over $50,000 for every American - including our children ....

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a New School Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:21 PM :: 3524 Views :: National News, Ethics

As of today, the vast majority of American students have begun a new school year. As lunches are packed and carpool lines grow, Heritage reviews the good, bad, and ugly in education....

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Monday, September 03, 2012
Report: States' Combined Debt Exceeds $4T
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 5478 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For the third consecutive year, State Budget Solutions examined state debt and calculated the total amount of debt that each state faces....

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Monday, September 03, 2012
Voting? Hirono Abstains 23 Times, Misses 23%
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 5666 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hirono abstained from voting 23 times; Sen. Daniel Inouye abstained from voting nine times; Hanabusa abstained from voting six times; Sen. Daniel Akaka abstained from voting six times....

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Monday, September 03, 2012
Union Money in Elections-- $4.4B
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 4384 Views :: National News, Ethics

"Organized labor spends about four times as much on politics and lobbying as generally thought."

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Saturday, September 01, 2012
U.S. Pacific Islands Collaboration Sets Framework for Regional Ocean Partnership
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5130 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...Abercrombie and the governors of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), and Guam have signed a partnership agreement to assist the region in identifying coastal and ocean management priorities....

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Friday, August 31, 2012
Mediscare
By John Goodman @ 3:42 PM :: 3636 Views :: National News, Ethics

Lie Number Five: Health Reform Is Going to Make Medicare More Efficient....

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Friday, August 31, 2012
We Can Change America's Course
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:49 PM :: 3451 Views :: National News, Ethics

The debate in Tampa this week raised a number of issues....

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Friday, August 31, 2012
Native Peoples Call for Recognition, Consultation on Climate Change
By News Release @ 12:23 AM :: 5806 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The resolution asks for the federal government to “consult with our tribal governments and indigenous communities for guidance in all policies that affect our way of life ....

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mitt Romney speech to GOP convention (Full Text, Video)
By Selected News Articles @ 11:26 PM :: 4676 Views :: National News, Ethics

Full text of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s remarks to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30 in Tampa, as prepared for delivery.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
VIDEO: Dylan Nonaka Leads Pledge of Allegiance at Republican National Convention
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 10151 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"People are really eager to go to convention and get everything going." -- David Chang, State GOP Chair

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Defending America Takes More Than "Hope"
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:37 PM :: 3435 Views :: National News, Ethics

Heritage defense experts call Obama's defense strategy "a strategy of hope": "a hope that big wars are a thing of the past; a hope that America's allies will do more; and a hope that fewer resources do not jeopardize the lives of American soldiers."

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Corporatist Medicine: Same Doctor Visit, Double the Cost
By NCPA @ 1:38 PM :: 3653 Views :: National News, Ethics

Since the passage of President Obama's health care law, hospitals are increasing their size by acquiring private practices.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Rep Paul Ryan Speech to GOP National Convention
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 3771 Views :: National News, Ethics

I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity- and I know we can do this....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
NFIB: Top 3 Small Business Struggles
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:20 PM :: 3574 Views :: National News, Ethics

A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in July revealed that small businesses' top three concerns were taxes, regulations, and poor sales.... 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Trillion-Dollar Conundrum: Health Information Technology
By NCPA @ 4:40 PM :: 3358 Views :: National News, Ethics

...according to the law's supporters, EMR adoption will yield cost savings. This conclusion, however, has not been definitively proven....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Federal Solar Subsidy $775 per mwh
By NCPA @ 4:28 PM :: 4421 Views :: National News, Ethics

Federal subsidies in fiscal year 2010 for solar-generated energy were $775.64 per megawatt hour and $56.29 per megawatt hour for wind....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
New ‘yardstick’ sizes up anti-bullying policies
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 4969 Views :: National News, Ethics

“This new Anti-Bullying Policy Yardstick helps schools identify which policies are driven by a narrow political agenda...."

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
How Obamacare Robs Medicare and Hurts Seniors
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:32 PM :: 4194 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama declared in his Saturday radio address that his proposed reforms “won’t touch your guaranteed Medicare benefits. Not by a single dime.”  This is incorrect. Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare over the next 10 years....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Can Markets Work in Medicine?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 AM :: 3665 Views :: National News, Ethics

Progressives admit to being "deeply suspicious of the claim that a health care system dominated by powerful vested interests and mystifying in its complexity can be tamed by consumers who are strapped for time, often poor, sometimes uneducated, confused and afraid." But just how valid are these concerns?

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Political Convention Drama Begins
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:51 PM :: 3757 Views :: National News, Ethics

...this year marks the 100th anniversary of another Republican Convention embroiled in political drama of a different nature....

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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Commitment to Hawaii’s Kupuna: Lingle Launches New TV Spot
By Video @ 9:34 PM :: 5244 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We must honor the promises we made to Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries and to those nearing that age," said Governor Lingle. “Our kupuna should not fear that their payments could be stopped or reduced during their lifetimes.”

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Hawaii Solar Installers Billed for Retroactive 250% Federal Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 7980 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Marco Mangelsdorf, who co-owns a company in Hawaii, ProVision Solar Inc ... has been fuming since he received a $138,000 tax bill in June from U.S. Customs, 250% more than what he paid for a shipment of Chinese panels he received in February ....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Lingle Challenges National GOP on Woman's Right to Choose
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 5054 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Governor Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat, called on the Republican National Committee to consider the diverse opinions of Party members related to a woman’s right to choose before adopting a proposed platform plank....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Media "Fact Checkers" Promote Obama's Gutting of Welfare Reform
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 PM :: 3657 Views :: National News, Ethics

Since Heritage's Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley broke the story on July 12 that the Obama Administration had gutted the work requirements from the 1996 welfare reform law, the Administration has denied it.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
$61.8M Federal Grant Funds Abercrombie Insurance Exchange
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 5978 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

California, Hawaii, Iowa, and New York today have been awarded Level One Exchange Establishment grants, which provide one year of funding to states that have begun the process of building their Exchange....

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
CBO: Another Recession Is Imminent
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:47 PM :: 3996 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the CBO said that if Congress does not act, the economy will shrink by 0.5 percent, and the unemployment rate will spike to 9.1 percent....

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
NYT: The Case for Natural Gas Exports
By NCPA @ 1:21 PM :: 4248 Views :: National News, Ethics

...under federal law, the U.S. Energy Department has to deem the exports in the national interest before these companies are granted permission....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Bringing Medicaid into the Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:08 PM :: 3721 Views :: National News, Ethics

Nearly one-third of America's doctors are already opting out of treating Medicaid patients—because their costs often outweigh what the program pays for care....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
HB1957: Legislators Wipe 50 Medical Privacy Laws off the Books
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 PM :: 5853 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"These laws were often rooted in a naïve faith that patient consent, rather than underlying structural protection, is the be-all and end-all of patient protection." -- Big Brother

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Friday, August 17, 2012
No Need MEADS: Sens. Inouye Porker of the Month
By News Release @ 5:13 AM :: 5428 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

CAGW named Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye and Ranking Member Thad Cochran its August 2012 Porkers of the Month for including a $380 million earmark for the wasteful and widely-criticized Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)

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Friday, August 17, 2012
Why the Doctor Can't See You
By John Goodman @ 1:08 AM :: 3926 Views :: National News, Ethics

The health care system can't possibly deliver on the huge increase in demand for primary care services -- there aren't enough doctors....

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Friday, August 17, 2012
Medicare Drama More Hype than Reality
By NCPA @ 12:53 AM :: 3241 Views :: National News, Ethics

Ryan v Obama on Medicare: Surprisingly, there's very little difference between the two plans.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Windfarms Set to Lose 50% Federal Subsidy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 4599 Views :: National News, Ethics

The subsidy is already equivalent to 50 percent to 70 percent of the wholesale price of electricity. And that isn't the only special-interest treatment wind producers receive....

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hackers Steal, Encrypt Health Records and Hold Data for Ransom
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 4223 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a federal database of health-related breaches showcases an unsettling new strain of opportunism that is emerging as criminals try to exploit the industry’s shift to digital medical records....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Accountable Care Organizations: Panacea or Train Wreck?
By NCPA @ 4:19 PM :: 5154 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Similar to health maintenance organizations (HMOs), ACOs are designed to bring hospitals, physicians and insurers together to reduce health care costs ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
NYT: Ambiguity in Health Law Could Make Family Coverage Too Costly for Many
By NCPA @ 4:16 PM :: 2823 Views :: National News, Ethics

Under rules proposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), some working-class families would be unable to afford family coverage offered by their employers, and yet they would not qualify for subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
How New Pension Standards Could Make Things Worse
By NCPA @ 4:12 PM :: 2731 Views :: National News, Ethics

GASB considered changes to address this issue. Recently, it approved a slate of reforms for this exact purpose, yet their changes could actually make things worse by omitting essential changes....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Economist: American Universities Spending Like No Tomorrow
By NCPA @ 4:01 PM :: 2792 Views :: National News, Ethics

They have also increased the proportion of outlays gobbled up by administrators, says The Economist....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Survey: Liberal profs admit they discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement
By Selected News Articles @ 12:32 PM :: 3198 Views :: National News, Ethics

‘Impossible lack of diversity’ reflects ideological intimidation on campus....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Do The Math: Hirono Passes Zero Bills in Six Years
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 5296 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

She sponsored 49 bills between her election in 2006 and 2012, and zero have been passed into law.* We ask the people of Hawaii to join us to ‘do the math’. It all adds up to zero.”

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This Threat Seems Fictional, but It's a Real Danger
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 AM :: 3166 Views :: National News, Ethics

What happens to our society if we lose all electricity? A new TV show premiering next month, Revolution, will explore that question....

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