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Friday, January 10, 2014
Tuna War: Congratulations, Samoa News
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 3623 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Yesterday we called on the media to take seriously the tuna content issue being fought out in the Farm Bill in Congress and Samoa News led with a page one story today....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Members of Congress Won't Read This Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:20 AM :: 2321 Views :: National News

Any day now, Congress is likely to release the trillion-dollar Trojan horse that is the spending bill for 2014....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Will Minimum Wage Legislation Wreck American Samoa Economy Again?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 3936 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

Faleomavaega got caught napping in 2007 and by the time he raced back to Washington in an effort to get us extricated, it was too late....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Report: Am Samoa Governor Prepares to Replace Faleomavaega
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 2390 Views :: National News

Tuā’au Kereti Māta’utia, Jr., the only candidate to announce for Faleomavaega's seat, is an assistant senior policy adviser to the Governor....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
How to Fight Poverty -- and Win
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 2066 Views :: National News

President Johnson launched the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 1964....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Congress Back in Session: Faleomavaega a No Show
By Selected News Articles @ 8:51 PM :: 3339 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...at last local radio station 93KHJ-FM has published a breakthrough article today on its talanei.com website asking about the delegate’s health....

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Monday, January 06, 2014
The National Debt in One Picture
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:26 PM :: 2067 Views :: National News

Congress is beginning its new year with a budget deal that busts right through “caps” it was supposed to have on spending....

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014
The Left's Big Issue for 2014
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:42 PM :: 2475 Views :: National News

The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been making it a centerpiece of his speeches....

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Monday, December 30, 2013
Booze, Pole Dancing, and Luxurious Hotels: Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:28 PM :: 2313 Views :: National News

The cupboard is overflowing with liquor, crystal glassware, and more....

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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Samoa News Continues to Deceive Public on Faleomavaega; credibility sinking
By Selected News Articles @ 6:01 PM :: 5186 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

We had hoped our common sense prescriptions on how to handle questionable statements emanating from the office of Delegate Faleomavaega would have proved persuasive to Samoa News but apparently not....

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Friday, December 27, 2013
Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:55 AM :: 2701 Views :: National News

What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government? ....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Flood Insurance: Sharpening the Government's Blurry Maps
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 3997 Views :: National News, Land Use, Cost of Living

FEMA's maps govern whether home and business owners are required to buy flood insurance....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
8 Americans to Remember This Christmas
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:21 AM :: 3535 Views :: National News

While most of us are gathering with loved ones, there are Americans being held prisoner in repressive countries around the world....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Succession Plan Quietly Underway for Faleomavaega Seat?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 4091 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...Tuā’au Kereti Māta’utia, Jr., the first candidate to announce for Faleomavaega's seat, is assistant senior policy adviser to the Governor....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Christmas vacation: Obamas get trip to Hawaii, taxpayers get ‘jelly-of-the-month’ club
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:00 PM :: 3441 Views :: National News

...The president and his friends pay rent for the 17-day trip, about $25,000 per week.  Taxpayers pay for most everything else, about $4 million....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
What the Government Got You This Year (in Pictures)
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 2100 Views :: National News

Today, the Senate is set to pass the new U.S. budget deal in all its spend-tastic glory....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Samoa Reporter Accidentally Admits Coverup: Missing Congressman Found "Convalescing in Utah"
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 PM :: 7042 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians

...American Samoa Congressional Delegate Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr has been found...

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Am Samoa: Talanei Perpetuating Faleomavaega Fraud?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 6304 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...the public is increasingly asking questions about his lengthy, apparent disappearance from public view....

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Samoa News finally raises questions about Faleomavaega
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 AM :: 4200 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Samoa News deserves credit for publishing a story in today's paper about the virtual disappearance of our delegate to Congress....

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Rep Faleomavaega a No-Show Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:13 PM :: 4021 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

No reasons were given for his absence and he is still listed on the Committee's website as Ranking Member of the subcommittee....

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
The More You Buy, the More You Save
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 2336 Views :: National News

Some Members of Congress are using this logic in their latest budget proposal.... 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
3 Things You Need to Know About the Congressional Budget Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:56 AM :: 2068 Views :: National News

Many had high hopes that the first budget conference in four years would make a substantial down payment toward fixing the U.S. spending and debt crisis.....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
UPDATE: Faleomavaega a "no show" at event; Remarks delivered for him
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 3788 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We will be watching via internet to see if he shows up at his subcommittee session tomorrow....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
An Unlimited Christmas Credit Card
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 2146 Views :: National News
What if you had no spending limits this holiday season?
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Monday, December 09, 2013
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega back in action?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 2628 Views :: National News

...there has been a virtual blackout of news coverage....

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Saturday, December 07, 2013
Undoing the Past
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:03 PM :: 2683 Views :: National News

This week marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.....

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Monday, December 02, 2013
Supreme Court Declines to hear Online Sales Tax Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 PM :: 2621 Views :: National News, Taxes

The law is a complicated one, made so in an effort to get around the Supreme Court’s past rulings that states could not require sales tax collection by a company if that company is not physically present in the state....

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Monday, December 02, 2013
Beware of Happy Talk on Immigration
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:42 AM :: 2028 Views :: National News
Is immigration reform coming back from the dead?
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Friday, November 29, 2013
Black Friday Spending Spree (in Washington)
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 AM :: 2970 Views :: National News, Taxes

...members of the budget conference committee are considering several options that could increase spending by up to an additional $100 billion....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Am Samoa: Coverup on Rep Faleomavaega Health Questions?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 4612 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

It has been almost a month now since Delegate Faleomavaega was stricken with some unrevealed ailment after arriving on an evening flight from Honolulu to Pago Pago....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
They Got Away With It
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:39 AM :: 2244 Views :: National News

"...my colleagues propose this rule change because they can get away with it...." -- Sen Barack Obama

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
While Obama Remakes the Courts, Harry Reid Wants to Remake the Senate
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 2106 Views :: National News

"Everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster—if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate—then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse." -- Sen Barack Obama, 2005

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Is Our Government Still "Of the People"?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 2255 Views :: National News
Seven score and 10 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history....
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Congress Should Do These 3 Things in the Next 31 Days
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:49 AM :: 2211 Views :: National News

In the next 31 days—starting today—the budget conference committee will try to accomplish something Congress has failed to do for the past four years....

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Friday, November 08, 2013
U.S. Sugar Policy Sends Candy Makers Abroad
By NCPA @ 10:06 AM :: 4157 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Small Business, Cost of Living

U.S. candy makers are expanding production in other countries as federal price supports and a global glut of the sweet stuff give an ever-greater advantage to foreign rivals....

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Friday, November 01, 2013
FCC Announces $1M for Hawaiian Tel Rural Broadband on Big Island
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 3065 Views :: National News, Ethics

And the money didn't go to Sandwich Isles Communications!

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Monday, October 28, 2013
From One Obamacare to Another
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:48 AM :: 2607 Views :: National News

Obama is now back to beating the broken drum on amnesty....

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Monday, October 21, 2013
$17,000,000,000,000
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 2362 Views :: National News

President Obama boasted last week that he had signed legislation to lift “the twin threats” to our economy....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Pew: Five States Which Paid to Keep National Parks, Monuments Open
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 5175 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Tourism

Visitors spend about $76 million a day in communities near national parks, the National Park Service estimated....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Obama’s Priorities vs. the Economy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 2232 Views :: National News

Now that the government is whirring again, President Obama has identified three priorities for the country....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Djou: Afghanistan Casualties Teach Nation a Lesson on Shutdown
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:30 PM :: 3305 Views :: National News, Military

...these soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, will return home this week to a nation that initially refused to pay their families the military death benefit....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now and Later: The Impact of the Government Shutdown
By UHERO @ 2:24 AM :: 3952 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military

There are about 34,000 civilian federal jobs in Hawaii, a fraction of which were deemed essential....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Two Things Washington Cannot Ignore
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 AM :: 3062 Views :: National News, Health Care

The House has passed a variety of bills that would have reopened portions of the federal government, but the Senate has rejected them....

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 2790 Views :: National News, Health Care

President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive....

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Saturday, October 05, 2013
Grassroot: Poll Favors Limited, Accountable Government
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 2720 Views :: National News

Grassroot Institute has been spreading the word about the results of the Reason Foundation’s poll....

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Friday, October 04, 2013
Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 2200 Views :: National News
Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health care law that he’d prefer to keep the government closed....
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
Storming the Barricades in Washington
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 2304 Views :: National News
On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the open-air memorial that is normally accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when Park Service personnel are not there....
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013
How’s the Economy at Your House?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:03 PM :: 2253 Views :: National News

...the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America....

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Shutdown: HRP Chairman Calls for Senate to Act
By David S Chang @ 7:44 PM :: 3449 Views :: National News, Health Care, Republican Party

The House has continually been reaching out to the Senate Democrats and President Obama to pass a resolution to ensure everyone receives equal treatment....

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
The Story Behind the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 2819 Views :: National News, Health Care

Government funding isn’t the issue. It’s Obamacare....

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