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Monday, May 12, 2014
Hawaii’s Schatz among U.S. senators hogging federal earmarks, report says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:59 AM :: 5473 Views :: National News, Higher Education, Politicians

Since fiscal year 1997, the East-West Center has received 11 earmarks totaling $109.7 million....

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Friday, May 09, 2014
Heritage Foundation: The Daily Signal
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:19 PM :: 2602 Views :: National News

...the greatest defense of liberty is an informed citizenry....

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Who Owns One-Third of American Land -- And How It's Holding Us Back
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:11 PM :: 2885 Views :: National News
Did you know that the federal government owns nearly one-third of U.S. land?
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Friday, May 02, 2014
Caution: Senators at Work
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 2604 Views :: National News

...a handful of senators are working hard to make sure the government stays in the housing finance business....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Effects of Pension Plan Changes on Retirement Security
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 3708 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

This study analyzes the effects of the resulting changes at the individual employee level ....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sen. Mike Lee on Fighting for Equal Opportunity
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:22 PM :: 2754 Views :: National News

...an unholy union of big government, big business, and big special interests twists public policy to benefit Washington insiders....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Djou on Obama Asia Visit: Congress Should Pass Asia-Pacific Free Trade Pact Now
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:06 PM :: 3746 Views :: National News, Politicians

"Congress needs to follow up on this presidential trip by passing trade promotion authority to conclude a free-trade agreement across Asia and the Pacific”

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Hot Movie Trailer: Dinesh D’Souza’s America
By Video @ 5:00 AM :: 3338 Views :: National News

...what if America had never been founded?...

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Monday, April 28, 2014
Where Your Money Goes When This Bank Gets Ahold of It
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:52 AM :: 2493 Views :: National News

...how your hard-earned money helps subsidize loans for people in other countries....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Looks at One Party States Idaho and Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:17 PM :: 3679 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...the lack of meaningful competition between political parties can be stifling to new ideas, regardless of the underlying ideology....

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:09 PM :: 3134 Views :: National News, Military

Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
The Real Wage Gap Problem
By NCPA @ 10:28 AM :: 2487 Views :: National News

Since 1980, men's wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women's wages have risen by 60 percent....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
We Give Foreigners Taxpayer Money to Import Stuff from America. What?
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:03 AM :: 2366 Views :: National News
Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do?
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:08 PM :: 3093 Views :: National News
“It is time to take back Boylston Street and to take back the finish line,”
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Monday, April 14, 2014
What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 2968 Views :: National News, Taxes
“At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”?
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Getting Your Neighbor's Mortgage Off Your Lawn
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:37 PM :: 2436 Views :: National News

Fannie and Freddie have received billions in subsidies, but the homeownership rate is only 1 percentage point higher than it was in 1968....

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:21 PM :: 5239 Views :: National News, Development, Labor, Rail

The Atlantic Cities magazine published a condensed analysis of seven main reasons that explain why U.S infrastructure project cost more than elsewhere....

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
How Obama Is Strangling the Economy in Red Tape
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:06 AM :: 2825 Views :: National News

Regulation: It’s a mostly hidden drain on the economy....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
VIDEO: Rand Paul Gets Rousing Welcome at UC Berkeley
By Video @ 2:43 AM :: 5213 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

Sen. Paul spoke about his class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration and the National Security Agency....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
How to Avoid Another Housing Crisis
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:43 AM :: 3193 Views :: National News, Cost of Living
What’s one thing Congress could do to help the economy and American homeowners?
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Monday, March 17, 2014
How to Hide Billions in Taxpayer Money and Get Away With It
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 2406 Views :: National News

...the housing entities’ “profits paid to the Treasury in 2013 alone have resulted in federal spending and deficits being underreported by more than $100 billion....

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Monday, March 10, 2014
Who's Watching You Online?
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:36 AM :: 2882 Views :: National News
“Exploiting social networks for military and intelligence purposes is a global game”
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Happy 225th Birthday, U.S. Constitution!
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:54 PM :: 2418 Views :: National News

It was 225 years ago that the Constitution officially came into effect, when members of Congress were sworn in for the first time in New York City....

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A Quick Guide to Obama's 2015 Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:06 PM :: 2656 Views :: National News

...Heritage experts dive into President Obama’s new budget proposal....

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Only One of These Makes the Country Work
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:32 AM :: 2585 Views :: National News

“America’s greatness is found in its individuals, not in the collective....”

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Monday, March 03, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal: America, We Can Do Better
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:11 AM :: 2523 Views :: National News

In Washington, facts can sometimes be stubborn things. I guess that’s why some media pundits thought my comments at a governors’ association meeting last Monday—which highlighted the slow growth and failed economic policies of our President—impolitic or impolite.....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Are You Being Represented?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:02 PM :: 2849 Views :: National News
Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country?
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Happiness, free enterprise, and human flourishing: Dalai Lama at American Enterprise Institute
By Video @ 8:32 PM :: 3497 Views :: National News, Religion

...human flourishing requires more than material prosperity. Spiritual development and ethical leadership are indispensable....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
How to Free the Housing Market from Government—and Lower Your Mortgage Payments
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 2499 Views :: National News

"...send me legislation that protects taxpayers from footing the bill for a housing crisis ever again...."

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Monday, February 17, 2014
When Presidents Upheld the Law
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 2610 Views :: National News

What a contrast to President Barack Obama’s “I can do whatever I want” attitude ....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 2573 Views :: National News

"The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America." -- Sen Barack Obama, 2008

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
If Only a Snow Shovel Could Dig Us Out of This
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:15 AM :: 2521 Views :: National News

Obama, after less than five years in office, has already increased the debt limit by more than any other president in U.S. history....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Congress Is Giving Obama a Blank Check
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:30 AM :: 2548 Views :: National News

Congress got tired of fighting. So now they’re working toward doing away with the debt limit altogether....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Stuck in Congressional "Groundhog Day"
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 2531 Views :: National News

This happens multiple times a year now with Congress on the debt limit, which we just hit again on Saturday....

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Friday, February 07, 2014
You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 2597 Views :: National News

President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws....

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Thursday, February 06, 2014
Bam! We're Already Hitting the Debt Ceiling Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 2555 Views :: National News

By the end of the week, we’ll be hitting the debt ceiling again.....

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Thursday, February 06, 2014
Faleomavaega still missing; American Samoa in legislative Danger
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 5454 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We found no small irony in Gabbard quickly taking the seat Faleomavaega waited years to earn....

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Explosive Report: How Obamacare Will Drive People Out of the Workforce
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 3367 Views :: National News, Health Care

...the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a new estimate: Obamacare will cause the equivalent of 2.3 million people to stop working.....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Taxpayers Covering Insurance Companies' Losses
By NCPA @ 7:31 PM :: 3105 Views :: National News, Health Care

The federal government will reimburse insurers for 50 percent of any losses through the "risk corridors" in the Affordable Care Act....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
"I Don't Know How President Obama Thinks That He's Helping Us"
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:11 PM :: 3179 Views :: National News, Health Care
“Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance’?”
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Saturday, February 01, 2014
Faleomavaega on Hillary’s Hit List?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 4542 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Faleomavaega was one of Obama’s earliest backers while then Gov. Togiola Tulafono endorsed then-Sen. Clinton....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 AM :: 2778 Views :: National News

House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The President Won't Be Needing You
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 2853 Views :: National News

President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Republican Response to State of the Union
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 2671 Views :: National News

...after five years of promises, what do we have to show for it?....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Full Text: State of the Union Speech 2014
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 2876 Views :: National News

Let’s make this a year of action....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Grassroot Institute: Obama Needs to Respect Constitution
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:54 PM :: 3724 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

As every middle school student is taught, the legislative branch makes laws, as the executive branch executes those laws....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SOTU: 7 Things It's Not Too Late For
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 2805 Views :: National News
1. Save Americans from skyrocketing energy bills....
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Friday, January 24, 2014
Hawaii's Weak Congressional Delegation Unable to Protect Tsunami Center
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 4833 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...NOAA has quietly elevated its tsunami warning center in Alaska by relegating its Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii to secondary status....

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Monday, January 20, 2014
Faleomavaega Still Finds Ways to Travel
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 4458 Views :: National News, Ethics, Politicians

... National Journal has published an article titled “How Lobbyists Still Fly Through Loopholes” and it should not surprise anyone that our South Pacific flyboy is among the Members of Congress featured....

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Monday, January 20, 2014
Progressive Tax Code Not Visible in Tax Expenditures
By NCPA @ 2:46 PM :: 3752 Views :: National News, Tax Credits, Taxes

...high-income and low-income filers had large tax expenditures, while middle-income taxpayers had smaller expenditures....

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