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Thursday, June 28, 2012
It's Not OK!
By David S Chang @ 10:17 PM :: 6538 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The last thing we need is another tax, especially at a time when the people of Hawaii and our nation desperately need jobs....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Obamacare Decision "Creates a Debilitated, Inoperable Version of Health-Care Regulation"
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 4979 Views :: National News, Ethics

... It creates a debilitated, inoperable version of health-care regulation ... a jumble of now senseless provisions ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Lingle: Obamacare Decision Puts Healthcare in Hands of Next Congress
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 5:55 PM :: 8059 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...questionable policy judgments in the PPACA such as the decision to create unelected Independent Review Boards, the punitive tax on medical device manufacturers, and the elimination of Medicare Advantage programs deserve meaningful bipartisan discussion....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Va. AG 'much relieved' after reading health care ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 4942 Views :: National News, Ethics

"But having read more of the opinions, I'm much relieved about individual rights and the states' rights within the constitutional structure."

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Barking Sands: Navy Test of Missile Interceptor Successful
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 9254 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, National News, Ethics

flames of ignition light up the black night and shake the grounds of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) as a medium-range missile accelerates out of its launch pad ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
ADF: Suits to Continue Against Obamacare Abortion Mandate
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 4853 Views :: National News, Ethics

ADF is challenging the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate in several lawsuits because it unconstitutionally requires faith-based employers to provide or pay for insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Fast and Furious: The Events Leading to Eric Holder’s Contempt Vote
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 PM :: 4866 Views :: National News, Ethics

history and timeline of the operation and subsequent scandal....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
FULL TEXT: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Mandate as Tax, Restricts Commerce Clause
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 5828 Views :: National News, Ethics

By a 5-4 vote, the court held the mandate valid under Congress' constitutional authority "to lay and collect Taxes".... Conservatives wanted to see the Supreme Court put a limit on the commerce power, and Thursday it did.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Obamacare After the Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:16 AM :: 4849 Views :: National News, Ethics

The policy landscape will change dramatically after 10 a.m. today. If the Supreme Court does not strike down Obamacare in its entirety, Congress should move to repeal it....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Fast and Furious: Democrats Break Ranks to Join Contempt Vote Tomorrow
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 4830 Views :: National News, Ethics

"Either you or your most senior advisors were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it, or ... "

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Inouye, Akaka Vote Against Raises for Union Workers
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:08 PM :: 6597 Views :: National News, Ethics

The RAISE Act would lift the ceiling on unionized workers' wages by allowing employers to pay individual workers more—but not less—than the union contract specifies.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Does Coordinated Health Care Save Money?
By NCPA @ 1:00 PM :: 4523 Views :: National News, Ethics

The claim that coordinated care will save money without degrading quality is a common belief behind almost all mainstream health reform efforts....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Solyndra Not the Only Questionable Obama Loan to "Green" Energy
By NCPA @ 12:50 PM :: 4360 Views :: National News, Ethics

The very public failure of energy company Solyndra has focused a lot of attention on the Department of Energy's loan guarantee programs....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Charles Djou Advances to ‘Contender’
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 10594 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii Republican Candidate Takes Big Third Step to Achieving ‘Young Gun’ Status....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Supreme Court Upholds Immigration Checks, but Administration Counters
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:35 PM :: 4692 Views :: National News, Ethics

"That means police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status—but federal officials are likely to reject most of those calls," reports Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lingle, Bipartisan Policy Center Discuss Budget, Healthcare
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 8746 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The unwillingness of Congress to make tough decisions could seriously harm our country's future and the American people. This was one of the key messages Governor Linda Lingle and her colleagues on the Governors' Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center heard during two days of extensive meetings in Washington....

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Monday, June 25, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted June 25, 2012
By Congress.org @ 4:36 PM :: 8283 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Motion to Proceed; Disapproval Resolution – EPA Regulations
  • Senate: Farm Bill – Final Passage
  • Senate: Cloture – Flood Insurance Reauthorization
  • House: Land and Water Projects
  • House: Domestic Energy Policy
  • House: Motion to Instruct Conferees – Highway Bill
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Protecting Religious Liberty from Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:56 AM :: 4925 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Supreme Court will hand down its verdict on Obamacare this week, making it a timely occasion for Americans to show their support for religious freedom....

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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Repeal Title IX
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 6977 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last week, Katie Thomas of the New York Times ran a breathless expose of the devious actions that many colleges have taken to escape the mandate of gender equality under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act....

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Stop Meth not Meds: Big Pharma Applauds Hawaii SB2288
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 7763 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The real-time blocking system— provided at no charge for the state—allows retailers to automatically block unlawful pseudoephedrine (PSE) purchases in real-time and at the point of sale.

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Tax Credits for Wind Energy: There’s No Free Lunch
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:04 PM :: 4640 Views :: National News, Ethics

“the leading wind project developers and manufactures are canceling their plans for 2013 and wind development will grind to a halt due to the uncertainty of a PTC extension.… "

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Imperial Presidency
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 5010 Views :: National News, Ethics

The President himself has admitted he doesn't have the authority to do this....

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
President Obama's Fast and Furious Scandal Grows
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 4565 Views :: National News, Ethics

On the night of December 15, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by an untraceable assault weapon that was deliberately handed to Mexican drug lords by U.S. officials ....

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Supreme Court: Union Must Give Advance Opt-Out for Political Fee Increase
By News Release @ 1:26 PM :: 4744 Views :: National News, Ethics

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today, siding with nonmember California state employees challenging a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) political fee charged to them without notice and opportunity to opt out....

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Momentum Shifting Against LOST as Potential Damage to U.S. Interests Are Exposed
By News Release @ 1:04 PM :: 5749 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I don’t support it, of course,” McConnell said, “and I don’t think it will pass.”

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rationing Health Care by Making Patients Waste Time
By John Goodman @ 1:35 PM :: 7005 Views :: National News, Ethics

The single biggest mistake in all of health policy is the belief that the best way to make health care accessible is to make it free at the point of delivery....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Obama's War on Domestic Energy Production
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:27 PM :: 4335 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today, the Senate will vote on the fate of one of the most expensive regulations of all time....

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 19, 2012
By Congress.org @ 5:53 PM :: 7475 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Motion to Table; Farm Bill – Sugar Price Supports Repeal 
  • Senate: Motion to Table; Farm Bill – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Elimination
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
June 30 Deadline: Rail Funding Depends on New Transportation Bill
By Honolulu Traffic @ 1:59 AM :: 8421 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here's Transportation Daily's view on the last minute efforts by Congress to craft an acceptable new Transportation Bill....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
To Get More Federal Medicaid Funds, Hawaii Joins Hospital Tax Bandwagon
By NCPA @ 2:09 PM :: 8750 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

During the recent economic downturn, 20 states (Hawaii is #21) increased health provider taxes to take advantage of federal matching funds....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Feds: Hawaii Too Small to Succeed with Health Exchange
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 8434 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The decision facing them is whether they will continue to attempt to create state-run exchanges (despite the financial pitfalls) or if they will run partnership exchanges with the federal government....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
The Grecian Formula for Economic Decline
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:39 PM :: 4525 Views :: National News, Ethics

The President and his team have been blaming "European headwinds" for some of the U.S. economy's woes. But the truth is that the policies pursued by Washington and Athens are frighteningly similar....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Vouchers Breathe New Life into Shrinking Catholic Schools
By NCPA @ 4:21 AM :: 4558 Views :: National News, Ethics

For the first time in decades, Catholic education is showing signs of life....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Djou: Hawaii Small Businesses Deserve Better than an 'F'
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:23 PM :: 10365 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...sustainable job growth is not going to come from a few big corporations hiring hundreds of people. Job growth is going to come from lots and lots of small businesses....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Green Energy’s Bankruptcy Blackout
By NCPA @ 3:18 PM :: 5522 Views :: National News, Ethics

Here’s the breakdown of how well green energy is actually doing....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
How Taxmageddon Will Impact You
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:53 PM :: 4395 Views :: National News, Ethics

"I've said that this is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and I believe it," President Obama told an Ohio crowd yesterday. Indeed it is—because in a sluggish economy, American taxpayers are about to be clobbered by the largest tax increase in history....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hawaii to be First State to Set Up Obamacare Exchange?
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 9183 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Hawaii looks forward to working collaboratively with CMS in order to ultimately obtain approval for State-Based Exchange and to ensure the Connector’s operational readiness for 2014,” stated Governor Abercrombie.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
US Flag Ships 'Grey-listed', Detained Overseas Due to Poor Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 11652 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The glorious Jones Act at work ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pentagon Cuts Could Eliminate Commissaries, Exchanges
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 10527 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This plan would impact more than 164,000 military service members, retirees, and family members who live on Oahu.... Commissary shoppers in Hawaii save 50.7% with annual savings for a family of four of $7,360.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
State Dept. Video: 'Visit America: It's Easier than You Think'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 10741 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Says visa process is now smoother....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
The American Spirit
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:06 AM :: 4887 Views :: National News, Ethics

... today we have voices suggesting that America's best days are behind her ....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Hirono’s Netroots Nation: Ed Case "Odious, Turd, BoyToy"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 8497 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last week Mazie Hirono skipped a key vote on Rail funding to campaign in Rhode Island at the Netroots nation liberal bloggers conference. Now her work is beginning to bear fruit....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Auto Bailout Was Really Just a UAW Bailout
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:52 PM :: 4891 Views :: National News, Ethics

President Obama told the United Auto Workers (UAW) in February not to listen to critics of the auto bailout who said union members "made out like bandits—that saving the auto industry was just about paying back the unions."

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
New NLRB Rule Allows 'Union Cells'
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 4758 Views :: National News, Ethics

...most employees will not get to vote; only shoe salesmen will cast ballots. Not all shoe salesmen, however. Only those selling women's shoes....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hee: Sandwich Isles Communications "Will Quickly Face Bankruptcy"
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 11414 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Recently, the FCC issued a number of major reforms to the Fund, capping the subsidies that rural service providers are eligible to receive....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
The Private Sector is Not "Doing Fine"
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 4456 Views :: National News, Ethics

...on Friday, President Barack Obama informed America that “the private sector is doing fine.” This, of course, was news to the 12.7 million people who are out of work....

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Lingle Campaign Launches Cable TV Channel 110
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 7894 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...a landmark digital cable channel tomorrow dedicated solely to providing information about her U.S. Senate campaign and informing voters about the important issues facing Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Hawaii, Air Force sign ‘clean’ energy deal
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 7605 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Projects will address propulsion technologies, fueling/charging infrastructure technologies, command and control systems for alternative fuel vehicle fleets as well as alternative power generation and storage technologies as they relate to transportation.

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Hirono defends sex-selective abortions
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 10409 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hirono also maintained that "there really is a war on women in Congress."

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Paycheck Fairness Act: Jackpot Justice for Trial Lawyers
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 AM :: 4938 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the PFA allows employees to sue businesses that pay different workers different wages—even if those differences have nothing to do with the employees’ sex. These lawsuits can be brought for unlimited damages....

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