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Friday, August 10, 2012
3,200 Hawaii Illegals to be Given Work Permits
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 6741 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 :: 3707 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 :: 4443 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 :: 7082 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 9, 2012
Kaiser: 30% of Hawaii Doctors Refuse Medicaid Patients
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 8489 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 9, 2012
Biofuels Send Food Prices Soaring--Again
By NCPA @ 4:35 PM :: 3929 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 9, 2012
Ten Ways Obamacare Limits Patient Choice
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:28 PM :: 4553 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 9, 2012
Biomass: Wood-fired Plants Generate Violations
By NCPA @ 4:20 PM :: 4079 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 9, 2012
No Need to Get the Lead Out
By NCPA @ 4:15 PM :: 3974 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 9, 2012
Higher Gas Prices Add to Economic Slump
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:48 PM :: 4400 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 8, 2012
Full Text: Hawaii Gay Marriage Suit Thrown Out of Court
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 6410 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 8, 2012
Saltchuck to Convert Alaska Ships to run on Natural Gas
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 5845 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 8, 2012
Obama Denies Gutting Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:52 PM :: 4512 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 7, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted August 6, 2012
By Congress.org @ 7:04 PM :: 6674 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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

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Monday, August 6, 2012
Organic Is Overrated
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 10135 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 6, 2012
Solyndra Revelations Show It's Time to Close the "Bank of Washington"
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:45 PM :: 3996 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 5, 2012
Rail, RTTT, Obamacare, 'Green' Energy: The Ulterior Motive
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:47 PM :: 8081 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 4, 2012
Gallup: Hawaii, Rhode Island Top Democratic States
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 7408 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 3, 2012
Pacom: Asia-Pacific Focus Represents ‘Whole of Government’ Rebalance
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 9839 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 3, 2012
Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:59 PM :: 4050 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 2, 2012
Gallup: Obama losing in 37 states, gets 63% Approval in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 8382 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 2, 2012
Hawaii-Based Task Force Stems Chemical Trafficking in Asia-Pacific
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 9874 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 2, 2012
Plunge In Carbon Dioxide Output Due to Natural Gas Fracking
By NCPA @ 3:21 PM :: 4519 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 2, 2012
Heritage: Can Conservatives Be Environmentalists?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:49 PM :: 4025 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 1, 2012
Forbes: The Hawaii Marxist Who Mentored President Obama On General Motors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 8034 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 1, 2012
NYT: Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law
By NCPA @ 6:50 PM :: 4115 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 1, 2012
Head of DOJ Civil Rights Division Declines to State Whether He Will Protect Speech Critical of Religion
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 4250 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 1, 2012
Black Pastors Oppose Gay 'Marriage,' Warn Obama: We ‘Will Not Stand With You’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 4988 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 1, 2012
Obamacare's Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 3979 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 :: 8592 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 :: 6960 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 :: 4769 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 :: 7571 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 :: 4753 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 :: 7468 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 :: 7937 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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Friday, July 27, 2012
Federal Transit Bill Shifts Funding towards Busses, Away from Rail
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 10863 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... BRT projects to receive at least 80 percent federal funding share each fiscal year. These provisions provide a significant opportunity for communities seeking to invest in BRT....

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Friday, July 27, 2012
Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:23 AM :: 5122 Views :: National News, Ethics

People seemingly voting after they've been dead for years. Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections. Non-citizens being bussed to the polls and coached on how to vote....

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:28 PM :: 4752 Views :: National News, Ethics

Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs ....

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Navy Pushes Biofuel Fleet Despite Concerns About Damage to Equipment
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:36 AM :: 6070 Views :: National News, Ethics

Biofuels may actually damage military equipment....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
2012 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 7387 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This year’s Data Book uses an updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being, organized into four categories: Economic Well-Being, Health, Education, and Family and Community....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Green Graveyard of Taxpayer-Funded Failures
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:53 AM :: 5174 Views :: National News, Ethics

President Obama said in 2010 that "the true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Uh-Oh, Hirono
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 8362 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Democratic congresswoman’s Hawaii Senate campaign faces tough primary challenge, criticism for being out-of-touch...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
‘Kooky’ Congressman Endorses Hirono
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 8787 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Lingle: So-called ‘Millionaires Tax’ is a Tax on Small Business
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 6514 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

By refusing to think deeply about the important issues facing our country and blindly aligning with their national Party leadership, the Democrat candidates for Hawaii’s U.S. Senate seat are advocating for policies that will hurt our state ....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
HSTA, UHPA Report 2010-11 Membership Numbers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 7168 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This stuff is not getting any easier to track down, but thanks to the work of some good people we were able to obtain detailed membership information for each National Education Association state affiliate....

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted July 23, 2012
By Congress.org @ 6:57 PM :: 6283 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Campaign Financial Disclosures – Cloture
  • Senate: Outsourcing Tax Credits – Cloture
  • House: Foreign Relations Authorization - Passage
  • House: Sequestration Report - Passage
  • House: Defense Appropriations – Passage
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Monday, July 23, 2012
States Should Wait Before Accepting Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:08 PM :: 4167 Views :: National News, Ethics

The only ways to expand Medicaid are to raise taxes, cut other state programs, or slash health care providers' reimbursements in Medicaid even more....

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Lingle Wraps Up Chamber Endorsement Tour, Launches Tourism Spot
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 3:51 AM :: 7621 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Just as those of us in Hawaii know, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes that a healthy visitor industry plays an important role in our nation’s economic recovery. This is why my plan includes the creation of a standing sub-committee on tourism in the U.S. Senate,”

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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Marumoto Briefs Mainland Lawmakers on Hawaii Renewable Energy
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 6677 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Rep. Barbara Marumoto gave a presentation on the state of renewable energy in Hawaii at the Women in Government Fourth Annual Energy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa....

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