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Monday, January 14, 2013
Head Start: When the Government Fails Completely
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:32 AM :: 6116 Views :: Education K-12, National News

What happens when a government program simply does not do what it is supposed to do?

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Rail Transit Under Fire in Los Angeles and San Jose
By Honolulu Traffic @ 2:24 PM :: 6676 Views :: National News, Rail

L.A. County MTA "spends almost twice as much on rail to carry about one-fourth as many passengers" as its buses do....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Shatters Records
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 AM :: 6580 Views :: National News, World News, Economy

China set a record with its investments around the world in 2012. And in the United States, China shattered its previous investment record.

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Friday, January 11, 2013
Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 11:23 AM :: 6100 Views :: National News, Health Care, Taxes

In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions....

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
First U.S. Plant to Make Gasoline and Diesel Fuel from Natural Gas
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 6820 Views :: Energy, National News

...a South African company, announced its intention to build a 96,000-barrel-per-day gas-to-liquids plant in Lake Charles, LA....

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
WaPo: Reform Medicare, Sustain It Long Term
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 4073 Views :: National News, Health Care

The editorial board of The Washington Post is absolutely right: “Medicare as we know it is not sustainable,” and the “ultimate solution” is structural reform.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
See America's Ranking in the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:36 PM :: 4930 Views :: National News, Economy

the 19th edition of the Index of Economic Freedom, produced by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
How the Supreme Court Doomed the Affordable Care Act to Failure
By NCPA @ 7:46 PM :: 5153 Views :: National News, Health Care

The Supreme Court's surprise ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left many observers wondering about the implications of the ruling on the law itself....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Pretextural Takings: Will Supreme Court Hear Guam Case?
By Robert Thomas @ 7:07 PM :: 8250 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Land Use

NFIB, CATO Instiutute, Owners' Counsel of America, and lawprofs James Ely, David Callies, Todd Zywicki, Randy Barnett, Eric Claeys, and D. Benjamin Barros -- have filed an amicus brief ....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Defying the Obama Administration on Religious Liberty
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:59 PM :: 4768 Views :: National News, Health Care

Hobby Lobby gained national attention when its leadership announced they would not bow to the Obama Administration’s violation of their religious liberty....

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
BoH CEO Peter Ho Appointed to Federal Reserve Board
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 7710 Views :: National News, Economy

He is a member of the Hawaii Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Hawaii Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s Military Affairs Council

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
13 Tax Increases in 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:14 PM :: 5312 Views :: National News, Taxes

The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff resulted in seven tax increases.  Those hikes combined with six tax increases from Obamacare....

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Obesity in America: Blame Trade Protectionism on Sugar
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 7591 Views :: National News, Economy, Health Care

With a new study pointing the finger at high fructose corn syrup as a culprit in America’s explosive epidemic of obesity, it is important to remember just why we are consuming so much of this commodity as opposed to table sugar....

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Matson, TOTE Ship Orders Timed to Influence Federal Jones Act Study?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 7464 Views :: National News, Jones Act

...influential British maritime journal Lloyd’s List published three articles today regarding the long awaited US. Government Accountability Office release of a report on their study of the impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico....

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Will the Senate Minority Be Silenced?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:59 PM :: 3801 Views :: National News

Reid has already effectively shut down the opportunity for minority Senators to offer amendments to bills. Now he is angling to change the Senate’s rules so that minority members cannot filibuster a bill.

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Thanks to Abercrombie, Republican Senators More Racially Diverse than Democrats
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 6187 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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Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Failure of Wind Power
By NCPA @ 1:12 PM :: 5169 Views :: Energy, National News

Original warranties on turbines have expired and extended warranty options are not available....

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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Uproar Over Bloated Sandy Aid Package
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:10 PM :: 3768 Views :: National News

The real “selfishness and duplicity,” however, comes from those who insist that this bill is meant for Sandy’s victims—when in reality, it is a special-interest money fest....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bloomberg Editorial Blasts Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 4:53 PM :: 7429 Views :: National News, Jones Act

Bloomberg calls for major Jones Act reform in two parts: elimination of the U.S. build requirement for ships engaged in domestic coastwise trades; and, a more controversial proposal to allow foreign ship owners to compete....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff: Who Won? Who Lost?
By John Goodman @ 2:42 PM :: 6422 Views :: National News, Taxes

...real billionaires, like Warren Buffett, are going to be affected very little by the new higher rates (unrealized capital gains will still be taxed at a rate of zero), while entrepreneurs with pass-through income are going to get hosed....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Hospital Systems Branch Out as Insurers
By NCPA @ 2:38 PM :: 4573 Views :: National News, Health Care

A growing number of hospital systems are moving to start their own insurance plans, aiming to broaden their roles and prepare for the changes coming under the federal health care overhaul, says the Wall Street Journal....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Taxes to Rise on Most American Workers
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:07 PM :: 5890 Views :: National News, Taxes

The Wall Street Journal calculates that the “typical U.S. family earning $50,000 a year” will lose “an annual income boost of $1,000.”

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends, Expands Wind Production Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 7:04 PM :: 7445 Views :: Energy, National News

The deal also greatly relaxes the standards for companies to qualify to grab that tax credit.... 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
House Passes Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes 257-167
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 6222 Views :: National News, Taxes

When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending cuts—cuts that never ultimately came—they did so at ratios of 1:3 and 1:2....

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tax Hikes to Start the New Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:36 PM :: 4796 Views :: National News, Taxes

Postpones sequestration’s automatic spending cuts (including those to defense) by two months....

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Monday, December 31, 2012
Are We Helping Poor Americans?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:02 PM :: 4182 Views :: National News

A half-century into the War on Poverty, liberals can hardly declare victory. But they can claim the dominant anti-poverty narrative: Fight poverty by spending more....

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
$1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on Jan. 1
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:27 PM :: 6676 Views :: National News, Taxes

On January 1, regardless of the outcome of fiscal cliff negotiations, Americans will be hit with a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike....

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Friday, December 28, 2012
The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:31 PM :: 4162 Views :: National News

In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
10 Facts on the Fiscal Cliff, Debt, and Spending
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:02 PM :: 5292 Views :: National News, Taxes

...just days left for President Obama and lawmakers in Congress to avert a major tax hike, sequestration, and other major policy changes....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Abercrombie Appoints Schatz, Mazie to be Junior Senator
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 11469 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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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Obama's Cap-and-Trade Scheme for Cars
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:16 PM :: 4958 Views :: Energy, National News

...will increase the average cost of a new car by $3,000 by 2025....

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Monday, December 24, 2012
’Twas the Night Before Cliff-mas
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:44 PM :: 4835 Views :: National News, Taxes

With time running out for President Obama and Congress to reach an agreement, this Christmas Eve we bring to you 2012 twist on Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
U.S. East and Gulf Coast dock strike may threaten Islanders
By Michael Hansen @ 5:55 PM :: 5487 Views :: National News

A major dock strike could shutdown work on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts when the current longshore contract covering container cargoes on those coasts expires at midnight Saturday, December 29, 2012....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
No Hawaii Beverage Tax
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 11853 Views :: National News, Taxes, Cost of Living

Our coalition has over 2,300 individual members, over 8,000 Facebook fans and more than 320 business members....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
Conservatives Stand Their Ground
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:46 PM :: 5817 Views :: National News, Taxes

Lacking votes from his own party, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called off consideration of “Plan B” last night....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sneak Attack? Akaka Bill Placed on Senate Calendar
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 7691 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

12/17/2012: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 568.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Akaka's Hatch Act Modernization Bill Passes Congress
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5188 Views :: National News

...this bill will allow eligible state, local, and D.C. government employees to run for elective office. The bill also provides greater flexibility in disciplining federal employees charged with minor violations of the Act....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Akaka Introduces Tribal Self-Governance Bill
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 7570 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

“This bill provides key improvements to the way self-governance works in the Department of the Interior...."

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
3 Simple Solutions for Fixing Social Security
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 3647 Views :: National News

Later today the Republican-led House of Representatives will vote on “Plan B” .... 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ATR: Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Plan OK
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 5:56 PM :: 5402 Views :: National News, Taxes

...this tax bill contains no tax increases of any kind—in fact, it permanently prevents them....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Green Energy and Rail Get an 'F'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:08 PM :: 7401 Views :: Energy, National News, Rail

... cutting wasteful projects is productive and necessary to avoid a nosedive....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hawaii's Future: California Solar Power Adds $1.3B to Non-Users' Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 6969 Views :: Energy, National News, Cost of Living

Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's biggest utility, will pass on about $700 million in annual costs to people without solar systems ....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
GOP Leaders Capitulate on Core Conservative Principles
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:53 PM :: 6599 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Taxes

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican leaders have done it once again....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Federal Worker Happiness Drops
By NCPA @ 1:23 PM :: 4885 Views :: National News, Labor

Rankings were determined by responses from about 700,000 federal workers from various agencies in the government....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Rebuilding Communities
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:12 PM :: 3243 Views :: National News

Today, the Senate will begin debating a bill that was supposed to be disaster recovery funds for those devastated by the storm. But so many special-interest projects were added on that the $60.4 billion request has turned into a farce....

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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Republicans can win over Asian Voters, if they try
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 6515 Views :: National News, Republican Party

Asians are America's fastest-growing immigrant community, and Asian voters constitute 2 percent to 7 percent of registered voters in half of the traditional 10 swing states....

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Connecticut Shooting: Failure of Mental Health System
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 13106 Views :: National News, Health Care, Homelessness, Second Amendment

“We have emptied the nation's hospitals, gutted state and local mental health programs, and turned involuntary treatment into a debate point instead of using it as a viable option to prevent tragedy...."

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Guam: Mayor Seizes Neighbor's Land
By Robert Thomas @ 12:29 AM :: 6915 Views :: National News, Land Use

...the government condemned the appraised area, paying for it with compensation supplied by the Ungactas, and transferred it to the Ungactas....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Cyclone Evan Pounds Samoa, Heading for Tonga, Fiji
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 6837 Views :: National News, World News

Tropical Cyclone Evan was stationary over Samoa for approximately 24 hours.... 

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Friday, December 14, 2012
What Will the Fiscal Cliff Deal Look Like?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:03 PM :: 4768 Views :: National News, Taxes

This week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have been trading secret offers on the fiscal cliff....

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