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Monday, January 28, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 28, 2013
By Congress.org @ 6:19 PM :: 2952 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Temporary Rules Changes
  • Senate: Permanent Rules Changes
  • House: Short-Term Suspension of Debt Limit – Final Passage
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 22, 2013
By Congress.org @ 8:45 PM :: 2910 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • House: Sandy Recovery Supplemental – Substitute Amendment
  • House: Sandy Recovery Supplemental – Long-term Recovery Aid
  • House: Sandy Recovery Supplemental – Final Passage
  • House: Disaster Aid Reform
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Saturday, January 12, 2013
VIDEO: O'Reilly Demolishes Hanabusa
By Video @ 10:33 PM :: 4895 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Hanabusa admits she never saw the “offensive" Fox news video, then after all the fuss she says Asians ARE ‘hard working and industrious’.... 

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Schatz Names Political Operative Andy Winer Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 4076 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

"The headline could have been Schatz Launches Re-election Campaign, Puts Campaign Manager on Congressional Payroll.”

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 8, 2013
By Congress.org @ 11:03 PM :: 2100 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • House: Establishing the Rules of the House
  • House: Hurricane Sandy Relief – Suspension
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Bad Blood May Mean Primaries for Hawaii Democrats
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 3780 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

“There is buzz that folks are going to get primaried, there’s no question about that.”

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Sunday, January 06, 2013
Hawaii Succession Law Unconstitutional: Senate Could Have Refused to Seat Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 4871 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

...the Seventeenth Amendment prevents the Hawaii legislature from substantively constraining the Governor’s choices in making a temporary appointment....

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Friday, January 04, 2013
Thanks to Abercrombie, Republican Senators More Racially Diverse than Democrats
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 3705 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

there are now more Republican minorities in the Senate (South Carolina’s Tim Scott, Florida’s Marco Rubio, and Texas’s Ted Cruz) than Democrats (New Jersey’s Robert Menendez and Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono).…

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Sabas: Boss Inouye 'Is Watching Us'
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 3700 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...step forward and demonstrate that we were listening and paying attention to his lessons on leadership and humanity (because you know he is watching us).... 

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Friday, December 28, 2012
"Impeach Abercrombie"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:24 PM :: 6487 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Angry comments were plastered on Abercrombie's Facebook page following the announcement of his decision Wednesday, with some predicting he would be a one-term governor....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hubris Online: Abercrombie’s Head Scratcher Not Logical, Must be Personal
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 5779 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

“This does not make any logical/political sense, so therefore it must be personal.” --Washington Post

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Abercrombie Appoints Schatz, Mazie to be Junior Senator
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 6844 Views :: Akaka Bill, Environment, National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

"For me, personally, I believe global climate change is real, and it is the most urgent challenge of our generation," Schatz said.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hawaii's Sudden Economic Tsunami
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:31 PM :: 4217 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

...the sudden loss of Senator Inouye would be similar to the sudden and complete loss of Hawaiian Airlines....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Inouye Successor Will Face Election in 2014
By Robert Thomas @ 6:19 PM :: 4642 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Pending the election, the governor shall make a temporary appointment to fill the vacancy by selecting a person from a list of three prospective appointees submitted by the same political party as the prior incumbent....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Hawaii Loses One of its Three Major Industries
By Selected News Articles @ 9:35 PM :: 5155 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

Hawaii had three major industries: tourism, the military, and Sen. Dan Inouye....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Inouye wanted Hanabusa to succeed him in U.S. Senate
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 4674 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Boylan said the letter is Abercrombie's to release. But he confirmed it was Inouye's "last wish" for Hanabusa to succeed him.

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Senator Daniel Inouye Dies at 88
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 4879 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

Inouye died of respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. EST (12:01 HST) Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his office said....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted December 17, 2012
By Congress.org @ 5:09 PM :: 3075 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: TAG Extension – Motion to Waive
  • House: Suspension Authority
  • House: Epinephrine Inhalers – Suspension
  • House: Defense Authorization – Motion to Instruct
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Intensive Care? Inouye Hospitalized, ‘Fighting Respiratory Complications’
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 5953 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Daniel Inouye has been hospitalized since Thursday after suffering a fainting spell before a vote in the U.S. Capitol....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Still Hospitalized, Inouye Pressed to Give up Appropriations Chair
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 3156 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Senators, speaking anonymously, said the panel has lost power in recent years under Inouye, 88, who took over the chairmanship after Democrats pressured Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., to relinquish the post in 2008....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Effects on a State After Loss of Senior Senator
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 4527 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

The loss of Senate Seniority will not completely sink Hawaii and Alaska’s economy, but it will definitely have a big impact....

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted December 10, 2012
By Congress.org @ 9:11 PM :: 3194 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Disability Treaty – Ratification
  • Senate: Defense Authorization – Final Passage
  • Senate: Russia/Moldova Trade Relations – Final Passage
  • House: Energy Efficiency – Suspension
  • House: Global Internet Governance – Adoption
  • House: Amending Language in Federal Law – Suspension
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Monday, December 03, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted December 3, 2012
By Congress.org @ 8:52 PM :: 3369 Views :: Congressional Delegation

             Senate: Sportsmens Access to Federal Land – Motion to Waive

             Senate: Disability Treaty – Motion to Proceed

             Senate: Defense Authorization – Amendment

             House: STEM Visa Program – Final Passage

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tulsi Gabbard's precincts Inversely Correlated with Mazie Hirono's
By Selected News Articles @ 4:32 PM :: 4648 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections, Politicians

...there's significant evidence that there was a different dynamic going on, and one that didn't follow the sort of liberal/conservative dimension that we tend to focus on....

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Friday, August 03, 2012
To Stop Mufi, Mrs Abercrombie Joins the Chris Butler Cult
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 AM :: 21222 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Religion

“Tulsi is a pure devotee. She is a little plant, a Holy Basil…. You don’t just leave, you are totally black banned if you leave."

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The $123K Question: Is Hanabusa Looting Her Own Campaign?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 8004 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

According to OpenSecrets.com, over $123,000 has been diverted from her campaign to Hanabusa’s own accounts since 2011.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Report: Hirono Campaign Funds Enrich Husband's Lawfirm
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 AM :: 10869 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...$20,291 to husband's lawfirm, and an additional $10,310 paid to Hirono: Grand Total: $30,601....

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Inouye will not accept Earmark requests for Next Two Years
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 4762 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

“The President has stated unequivocally that he will veto any legislation containing earmarks, and the House will not pass any bills that contain them,” Inouye said in a statement. “Given the reality before us, it makes no sense to accept earmark requests that have no chance of being enacted into law.”

The move also comes after House and Senate Republicans have agreed not to seek earmarks for the two years of the 112th Congress.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Cleaning up Abercrombie's Mess: GAO to investigate lack of funding for Compact of Free Association Migrants
By Selected News Articles @ 7:51 PM :: 6707 Views :: National News, World News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

The GAO is in the “design phase” of preparing the audit plan. US Interior Department official Tom Bussanich, who was in Majuro last week for the Development Partners Meeting, said GAO officials had an “entrance conference” with him last month to start the audit process.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Rep. Neil Abercrombie is CAGW’s August Porker of the Month
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 8212 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians

Citizens Against Government Waste: Rep. Abercrombie’s latest outrage is to slip a provision (Sec. 2833) into the House version of the 2010 Defense Authorization Act that would double the construction costs of relocating 11,600 U.S. troops from Japan to Guam.... OpenSecrets.org lists the Hunt Building Company, which is headquartered in Texas and would be one of the prime builders of the facilities on Guam, as among Abercrombie’s top five campaign contributors in the 2007-2008 election cycle. The Hawai`i Free Press reported on August 4 that Hunt has contributed at least $32,500 to Abercrombie’s re-election since 2002.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Follow the money: $10B Guam pork project benefits Abercrombie contributor
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 18134 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians

As a hippie transplant from Buffalo, Neil Abercrombie was in the late 1960s and early 1970s involved in a scandal over tearing down military facilities--fighting to drive the ROTC out of what 1960s anti-American war activists called “the shacks” on the UH Manoa campus.

Four decades later, as a Congressman, Abercrombie could become embroiled in a scandal over building up military facilities--steering construction contracts of a military base on Guam towards a major campaign contributor.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Congress.org: "Abercrombie is a follower"
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 AM :: 12619 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

UPDATE Aug 4: Hannemann commercial "Abercrombie is a follower"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends:  "Neil Abercrombie was an outstanding member of Congress and he will be an outstanding Governor."

Abercrombie campaign responds: Neil’s Record in Congress

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Congress.org rejects Abercrombie’s “front group” claim
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 5944 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

In his response, Abercrombie said that his opponent "spins facts."

"Congress.org is a Republican front organization that rates me in the same category as Sen. Daniel Inouye," he said, referring to Hawaii's longtime senator.

For the record, Congress.org is not —and has never been — a "Republican front organization." We are a news and information site run by the CQ-Roll Call Group, which also publishes CQ Today and Roll Call. Like those publications, we strive to be neutral and objective.

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Monday, December 14, 2009
Ed Case's 2006 "felony" vote: Greens vs. Illegals
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 AM :: 10063 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

It is easy to portray the anti-immigration sentiment as coming entirely from the political Right. But the environmentalist Left is also a big part of the anti-immigration effort. Groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a leading anti-immigration group, played a key role in two failed attempts to take over the Sierra Club in 1998 and again in 2004. FAIR and its offshoot, Numbers USA, advocate not only an end to illegal immigration and deportation of all illegals, but also reduced levels of legal immigration....

Hawaii Representatives Neil Abercrombie, D-HI, and Ed Case, D-HI, (first and second Congressional districts, respectively) both voted on December 16 to keep the felony provision in the bill. Case then voted to approve HB 4437 as a whole while Abercrombie voted against it. Case has close ties to the environmentalist Hawaii Nature Conservancy: his sister Suzanne Case is their Executive Director.

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Monday, May 11, 2009
Congress votes to protect pedophiles against ‘hate speech’
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 AM :: 15913 Views :: Family, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

The US Senate Judiciary committee is now considering the so-called Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed by the House April 29, under the sponsorship of Rep John Conyers (D-MI) and 120 other Representatives. Dubbed the “Thought Crimes Prevention Act” by some House Republicans, HB1913 includes pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation.

Prior to approval by the whole House, a party-line 10-13 vote of Conyers’ House Judiciary Committee April 23 rejected a proposal by Republican Rep Steve King (R-IA) “to define the term `sexual orientation' as used in the bill to explicitly exclude pedophilia.” Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, an open lesbian, called the amendment, “unnecessary and inflammatory."

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Big Island Rancher Larry Mehau Hosts Community Rally for Sen. Akaka
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 PM :: 23808 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Big Island Rancher Larry Mehau, resplendent in a dazzling white “Akaka for Senate” campaign T-shirt, welcomed over 100 Hawaii County Democratic activists to a campaign rally at his Big Island ranch on Sunday, Aug. 27, for U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-HI.  Several of Hawaii’s Political Candidates Show Face Including Congressional Candidates Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Iwase....

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