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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
55 Medal of Honor Recipients to Gather in Honolulu
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 6671 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu hosts 55 of America's 81 living Medal of Honor recipients this fall at the 2012 Medal of Honor Society Convention. Recipients from World War II up to the current conflict in Afghanistan will be in attendance.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Gallup: Hawaii, Utah, South Dakota Lead in "Thriving"
By Selected News Articles @ 7:14 PM :: 5448 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Residents of Hawaii, Utah, and South Dakota were the most likely to be "thriving" in the first half of 2012 based on how they rate their lives today and their expectations for their lives in five years. Residents of West Virginia and Maine were the least likely to be thriving.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Medicare Administration Exposes Substandard Hawaii Hospitals, Nursing Homes
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 5523 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Medicare.gov is publishing quality-of-care and patient- satisfaction information on more than 4,000 hospitals around the country that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Taxpayers' Auto Bailout Losses Mounting
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 AM :: 3200 Views :: National News, Ethics

Taxpayers will lose even more on the auto bailout than previously thought, as the Treasury has just revised its estimate upward to $25 billion. This may still underestimate the losses to come....

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Monday, August 13, 2012
Open Letter to Holder: Thai Workers Protest DoJ Abandonment of Hawaii Slavery Case
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 4921 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After this long and difficult struggle we are told that all criminal charges are dismissed, even though some of the accused had already pled guilty....

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Monday, August 13, 2012
Facing the Medicare Debate Head-On
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:55 PM :: 3440 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obamacare has already "ended Medicare as we know it."

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Djou: On to the General Election!
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:00 PM :: 7247 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last night...our opponent immediately turned to name calling and finger pointing to define us. But that is exactly what is wrong with politics today. There are too many politicians who just want to point out problems and too few who want to find solutions.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lingle: My Opponent is one of the '12 Percenters'
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 7:50 PM :: 6154 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

That's the number of American people who approve of the job that Congress is doing, and my opponent is one of the ‘12-percenters,’" Governor Lingle said.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hanabusa: Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid -- it is all at stake
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 AM :: 7191 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Between 1999 and 2002 Hanabusa short changed the Hawaii ERS--launching today’s multi-billion dollar Hawaii pension crisis. Now she’s lining up with the most unpopular politician in Hawaii—Neil Abercrombie—in support of his efforts to gut the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lingle: Hirono Has Failed Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 5010 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Our way of life is being threatened because of the failure of D.C. politicians like my opponent. They failed Hawaii and they failed America. She failed us," said Governor Linda Lingle.  "She put her political career and her party ahead of the people."

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Inouye, Abercrombie, Chong Look to Alaska for Natural Gas
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 6615 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell's direction, Alaska's major oil and gas producers and pipeline company TransCanada have shifted focus from a big pipeline to the Lower 48 to one leading to an LNG export plant in Southcentral Alaska....

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan: Smart Democrats Should Be Worried
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 PM :: 4377 Views :: National News, Ethics

“I have held hundreds of town-hall meetings in my district explaining why we have to take bold reform steps, and I’ve found treating people like adults works.  All those ads pushing elderly woman off the cliffs don’t work anymore if you lay out the problem.”

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Romney-Ryan: “The Courage to Tell You the Truth”
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3964 Views :: National News, Ethics

We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice:

  • What kind of country do we want to have?
  • What kind of people do we want to be?
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
VIDEO: Djou Interviewed by Washington Post
By Rep Charles Djou @ 2:53 AM :: 4538 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yesterday, I joined my former congressional colleague Brian Baird (D-WA) in an extended interview with the Washington Post. Brian and I discussed whether Congress can still compromise.

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Friday, August 10, 2012
3,200 Hawaii Illegals to be Given Work Permits
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 5226 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Do not “turn yourself in” before the rules are announced and the application process is in place. -- FACE 

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Would the U.S. Postal Service Be Financially Stronger If It Sold Non-Postal Products?
By NCPA @ 3:56 PM :: 2671 Views :: National News, Ethics

Electronic diversion, together with the Great Recession and its after-effects, has buffeted postal services throughout the world. Nevertheless, the majority of foreign posts in high- and medium-income countries have remained profitable ....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
'Pizza Tax' Only a Hint of Obamacare's Costs
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 3425 Views :: National News, Ethics

At least 60 percent of firms are estimating Obamacare will raise their health care costs, according to a new study released Wednesday by Mercer, a human resources consulting firm.

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Friday, August 10, 2012
As Starvation Looms, UN Begs Obama to Suspend Biofuel Mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 5221 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The US is poised to divert around 40 per cent of its corn into ethanol because of the Congress-enacted mandate despite “huge damage” to the crop because of the worst drought in at least half a century, José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, warned....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Kaiser: 30% of Hawaii Doctors Refuse Medicaid Patients
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 6335 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Access to doctors looms as an important issue in 2014, when under the federal health law, the number of Medicaid patients -- now 60 million -- will increase by as many as 16 million.....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Biofuels Send Food Prices Soaring--Again
By NCPA @ 4:35 PM :: 2902 Views :: National News, Ethics

...American motorists are now burning about as much corn in their cars as is fed to all of the country's chickens, turkeys, cattle, pigs and fish combined....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Ten Ways Obamacare Limits Patient Choice
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:28 PM :: 3238 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obamacare limits patient choice through expansive federal regulation of the insurance market, government interference in the decisions patients make with their doctors, and increased dependence on government health programs....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Biomass: Wood-fired Plants Generate Violations
By NCPA @ 4:20 PM :: 3043 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the technologies being used to burn the biomass are outdated, and as a result have been fined for violating air-pollution or water-pollution standards....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
No Need to Get the Lead Out
By NCPA @ 4:15 PM :: 2902 Views :: National News, Ethics

In June 2012, seven environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that lead bullets are poisoning both wildlife and humans....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Higher Gas Prices Add to Economic Slump
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:48 PM :: 2967 Views :: National News, Ethics

If the President truly wanted to lower gas prices, he would work to increase supply. But when given the opportunity, he has done the opposite.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Full Text: Hawaii Gay Marriage Suit Thrown Out of Court
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 5029 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"This case does not involve a fundamental right or suspect classification, such as the race-based classification at issue in Brown v. Board of Education...."

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Saltchuck to Convert Alaska Ships to run on Natural Gas
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 4636 Views :: National News, Ethics

The shore side LNG infrastructure that is to accompany TOTE’s plan may help other transportation industries in Puget Sound follow TOTE in converting to LNG.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Obama Denies Gutting Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:52 PM :: 3562 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley first broke the story on July 12 that Obama's Health and Human Services Department (HHS) had rewritten the Clinton-era reform to undo the work requirements....

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted August 6, 2012
By Congress.org @ 7:04 PM :: 4892 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The House and Senate are in recess until Monday, September 10.... 

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Monday, August 06, 2012
Organic Is Overrated
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 7548 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Several trillion meals containing genetically engineered food ingredients have been consumed by people around the world, and not a single adverse effect has been documented.

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Monday, August 06, 2012
Solyndra Revelations Show It's Time to Close the "Bank of Washington"
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:45 PM :: 2993 Views :: National News, Ethics

The emails released between Solyndra stakeholders and Obama Administration officials show that Solyndra's investors knew the company was a bad bet for taxpayers, but the Administration wanted the energy loan guarantee program to be perceived as successful....

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Sunday, August 05, 2012
Rail, RTTT, Obamacare, 'Green' Energy: The Ulterior Motive
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:47 PM :: 6063 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Disruptive technologies can putter around the margins … for years … But if they get better or cheaper, at some point they can suddenly take off, challenging the status quo."

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Saturday, August 04, 2012
Gallup: Hawaii, Rhode Island Top Democratic States
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 5636 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...in three states -- Hawaii (+9), Vermont (+7), and New Jersey (+6) -- Obama's job rating is at least six points higher than the total percentage of Democrats....

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Friday, August 03, 2012
Pacom: Asia-Pacific Focus Represents ‘Whole of Government’ Rebalance
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 7001 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Recognizing that the new focus on the Asia-Pacific region is a national strategy and one not just for the Defense Department alone, U.S. Pacific Command is reaching out to its interagency and non-governmental partners to roll it out in an efficient, well-coordinated manner.

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Friday, August 03, 2012
Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:59 PM :: 3089 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to the Labor Department's July jobs report, the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, 12.8 million Americans are out of work, and 5.2 million have been out of work for at least a half a year....

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Gallup: Obama losing in 37 states, gets 63% Approval in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 6292 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 16 states, his approval rating averaged below 40%, with residents of Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska least approving.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Hawaii-Based Task Force Stems Chemical Trafficking in Asia-Pacific
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 7342 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A little-known organization with U.S. Pacific Command is bringing together military and law-enforcement capabilities to combat drug-related transnational crime in the Asia-Pacific region ....

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Plunge In Carbon Dioxide Output Due to Natural Gas Fracking
By NCPA @ 3:21 PM :: 3487 Views :: National News, Ethics

But don't worry.  Environmentalists are working day and night to stop fracking and restore CO2 output to Gorewellian levels....

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Heritage: Can Conservatives Be Environmentalists?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:49 PM :: 3058 Views :: National News, Ethics

Efforts to protect the environment in America have ignored the most powerful force for improving the environment: free people....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Forbes: The Hawaii Marxist Who Mentored President Obama On General Motors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 6067 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The problem was not Stalin’s Iron Curtain, scoffed Frank Marshall Davis in his usual incendiary language, but “G.M.’s iron curtain,” being raised by “General Motors’ Hitlers.”

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
NYT: Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law
By NCPA @ 6:50 PM :: 3202 Views :: National News, Ethics

Across the country, fewer than half of primary care clinicians were accepting new Medicaid patients as of 2008....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Head of DOJ Civil Rights Division Declines to State Whether He Will Protect Speech Critical of Religion
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 3459 Views :: National News, Ethics

... they urged for a legal declaration that criticism of Islam in the U.S. be considered racial discrimination, potentially under the Title VI anti-discrimination laws ....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Black Pastors Oppose Gay 'Marriage,' Warn Obama: We ‘Will Not Stand With You’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 3783 Views :: National News, Ethics

In a press release announcing the campaign, Owens encouraged black pastors and the black community to “withdraw their support for [Obama].”

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Obamacare's Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 3050 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today signals the beginning of a season of impossible decisions for employers who, for reasons of conscience, have not been paying for abortion....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Romney must win over Asian voters
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 6534 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Asians -- Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Filipinos, Vietnamese and Koreans -- are the nation's wealthiest, most highly educated and most aspirational voting demographic.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sequestration: Federally Funded Employees, Contractors to Receive Layoff Notices Just Before Election
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 5260 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama's Labor Department on Monday issued "guidance" to the states, telling them that a federal law requiring advance notice of mass layoffs does not apply to the layoffs that may occur in January as a result of automatic budget cuts known as "sequestration."
 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friedman's Legacy of Fighting for School Choice for All
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:47 PM :: 3672 Views :: National News, Ethics

On the late Milton Friedman's 100th birthday today, his words are truer than ever: "There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children."

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Monday, July 30, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted July 30, 2012
By Congress.org @ 5:02 PM :: 5705 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Tax Cut Extension – Passage
  • Senate: Cybersecurity – Cloture
  • House: Tribal Land Leases – Suspension
  • House: Levee Construction – Suspension
  • House: Oil and Gas Drilling – Passage
  • House: Federal Reserve Audit – Suspension
  • House: Regulatory Overhaul
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Business Owners Battle Obamacare for Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:33 AM :: 3475 Views :: National News, Ethics

...forcing nearly all employers to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization services.  Beginning August 1, employers must amend their health insurance offerings to include these drugs and services. And if they don't? How about a fine of $100 per employee per day for non-compliance....

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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Hirono Claims Credit for George Bush STEM Legislation
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 5473 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Unfortunately for the people of Hawaii, this type of resume-padding behavior is business as usual for Hirono, who is well versed in taking credit for the achievements of others."

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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Akaka Proposes Tribal Internet Gaming Bill
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 6116 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"In any expansion of gaming, we must make sure that the unique circumstances surrounding tribal sovereignty are maintained in any legislation." 

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