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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Dysfunctional Washington
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:31 PM :: 5124 Views :: National News, Ethics

Within one year of being elected, Governor Scott Walker (R) reformed the state's public sector pension system, eliminated a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes, saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and helped create the conditions that have allowed Wisconsin's economy to grow again.... 

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
How Safe are Hawaii Hospitals?
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 10947 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...approximately 400 people die every day because of hospital errors...more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals will now receive an A, B, C, D or F Hospital Safety Score based on patient safety....

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Ongoing Government Failures in Air Transportation
By NCPA @ 4:47 AM :: 4326 Views :: National News, Ethics

Purporting to be at the service of consumers and creating market-optimal airlines, these regulations have the actual effect of distorting airlines' behavior and harming customers ....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Power to the Physicians, Not the Hospitals
By NCPA @ 2:51 PM :: 4663 Views :: National News, Ethics

The latest study of pay-for-performance finds that doesn’t work either....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Is Costing Taxpayers Billions
By NCPA @ 2:45 PM :: 5296 Views :: National News, Ethics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggests that there is an estimated $60 to $90 billion in fraud in Medicare and a similar amount for Medicaid

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Wisconsin: Democrats' Dry Run for November
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 4896 Views :: National News, Ethics

Democrats now must pick up the wreckage from an election that they orchestrated and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called a "dry run" for November....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A Historic Win for Reform in Wisconsin
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:40 PM :: 4534 Views :: National News, Ethics

The state of Wisconsin has once again lived up to its billing as a Midwestern incubator of Big Ideas....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Volcanic Haze: Debunking the 'Science' Behind EPA's Particulate Regs
By NCPA @ 1:06 PM :: 8297 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would have Americans believe that hundreds of thousands will die unless its new and unparalleled regulatory agenda is enacted....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Changing America's Course
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:58 PM :: 4563 Views :: National News, Ethics

There's no way to predict how the 2012 elections will turn out. But it will be a turning point in American history....

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Monday, June 4, 2012
10 Ways to Lower Gas Prices
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:56 AM :: 4619 Views :: National News, Ethics

...There are several steps Congress can immediately take, and President Obama can immediately support, that will help alleviate the pain felt at the pump by American families and would create economic growth, and importantly, jobs....

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Solving the Electric Car Puzzle
By NCPA @ 3:22 PM :: 5088 Views :: National News, Ethics

if 5 percent of cars in Los Angeles County were to plug in simultaneously, they could place a 750-megawatt load on California's already strained grid, equivalent to the generating capacity of two midsize power plants....

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Plastic Bag Ban Increases Landfill Use
By NCPA @ 3:15 PM :: 5375 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the city council claims it will attain a number of benefits that are direly wanted by its citizens. However, careful analysis of each supposed benefit shows that the ban is unlikely to provide any such value....

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Unemployment Rises Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:24 PM :: 4697 Views :: National News, Ethics

Taxmageddon is threatening the U.S. economy and holding back growth, but strangely, President Barack Obama isn't doing anything about it....

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
How Radical Were Wisconsin's Reforms?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:14 PM :: 4866 Views :: National News, Ethics

One year ago, the state of Wisconsin adopted sweeping reforms that curbed collective bargaining rights among government workers, brought the state's pension system into line, and empowered those workers to choose whether or not to pay union dues.... 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hawaii Ranks 46th in Forclosures
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 9669 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This report has state data separated into judicial vs. non-judicial foreclosure state categories....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The White House Defends Public Equity
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:46 PM :: 5096 Views :: National News, Ethics

Jay Carney yesterday lapsed into rambling rhetoric when asked to explain how President Obama can defend the failed Solyndra solar boondoggle, yet attack private sector investments that sometimes fail but oftentimes succeed....

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted May 29, 2012
By Congress.org @ 5:06 PM :: 8061 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: FDA User Fee Reauthorization
  • Senate: Student Loan Interest Rates – Republican Substitute
  • Senate: Student Loan Interest Rates – Democratic Version
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Pictures of America's Medicare Mess
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:26 AM :: 5176 Views :: National News, Ethics

Medicare spending is growing faster than the rest of the federal budget, and it's the main cause of America's long-term deficits....

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Tyranny of Conservative Clichés
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:18 AM :: 5725 Views :: National News, Ethics

...conservatives are against “big government,” so we must be for “small government,” right? Wrong. We’re for limited government. Here is the difference....

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Monday, May 28, 2012
Djou: Honor Sacrifice Made in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:08 PM :: 10679 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Monday, May 28, 2012
Making Memorial Day Make a Difference
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 5979 Views :: National News, Ethics

As part of my teaching duties at West Point, I took cadets on a study tour of the World War II battlefields....

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Monday, May 28, 2012
Lingle: Please Pause for Moment of Remembrance at 3pm Memorial Day
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 10:14 AM :: 8210 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. HST Memorial Day. 

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Friday, May 25, 2012
CATO Pushes Back on Akaka Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 9:39 PM :: 7279 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... it’s false to say that Hawaiians support the Akaka Bill ....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
Hospitals to Lose Funding Over High Readmission Rates
By NCPA @ 5:31 PM :: 5106 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to penalize hospitals with "worse than expected" 30-day readmission rates....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
Believe it: Obama's A Big Spender
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:46 PM :: 5062 Views :: National News, Ethics

On Tuesday, MarketWatch's Rex Nutting wrote that claims of Obama's big spending ways are overblown and that the "Obama spending binge never happened."

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Obama's Blockbuster Secrets
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:21 PM :: 5834 Views :: National News, Ethics

The story is the stuff that blockbuster movies are made of, but many of the details are largely a closely guarded secret. That was until the Obama White House granted extraordinary access and information to Hollywood filmmakers ....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Catholic Institutions Sue to Stop Obamacare's Religious Liberty Violation
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 5310 Views :: National News, Ethics

"These ministries serve inner-city children, the elderly, deaf, developmentally disabled, HIV/AIDS patients, and homeless--among many others. Catholic outreach, like many other religious groups in America, seeks to serve those most in need."

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Akaka Bill: Rep. Cole speaks to community, business leaders
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 12903 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

He said he doesn’t see any differences between Native Hawaiians and Native Alaskans and American Indian tribes....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lingle Endorses Bipartisan Startup 2.0 Act
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 7158 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...create new types of visas, one allowing foreign students who obtained graduate degrees in math, science and other related fields to stay in the United States, and another for immigrant entrepreneurs who grow jobs and create companies here....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Law of the Sea Treaty Transfers Trillions from US to Jamaica
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:39 PM :: 10627 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Article 82 requires the United States to forfeit royalties generated from oil and gas development on the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles...many billions, if not trillions of dollars, would go to the International Seabed Authority, a new international bureaucracy created by the treaty and based in Jamaica....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Hawaii Congrressional Delegation: How They Voted May 21, 2012
By Congress.org @ 11:50 PM :: 7391 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Obama Budget Resolution - Vote Rejected (0-99, 1 Not Voting) ....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
First Amendment: 40 Catholic Diosceses, Organizations Sue Obama Administration
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 4822 Views :: National News, Ethics

...they are suing the Obama administration for violating their freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Maui Judicial Conference Threatened in Wake of GSA Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 11779 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 More blowback from Dan Inouye's campaign supporter ....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Servicemembers Law Center Weighs in on Hawaii Reapportionment
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 8497 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the Census counts human beings, regardless of their eligibility to vote....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
A Force for Liberty from China to Cuba
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 7198 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On Saturday night, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in Newark, N.J., after escaping seven years of persecution in China....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Solar Tariffs May Hurt Hoku, Topple Chinese Companies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 PM :: 11448 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Chinese government will almost certainly retaliate. A most likely target will be the American suppliers of crystalline silicon to Chinese PV manufacturers and semiconductor industries. If this happens this likely puts Hoku Scientific at risk ....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Djou: The Future of NATO
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:00 PM :: 13190 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As someone who has served both as a Member of Congress and as a soldier under NATO command in Afghanistan, I have a unique perspective on NATO’s role and future....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Lingle Salutes Armed Forces Day
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 1:42 PM :: 8204 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 "On this day, we extend our sincere gratitude for their selfless dedication."

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Friday, May 18, 2012
America's Antique Air Force
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:29 PM :: 4791 Views :: National News, Ethics

America's flying fortress, the Cold War-era B-52 bomber, has been in service for the last 50 years....

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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Akaka, Inouye Vote Against Obama Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 6297 Views :: National News, Ethics

... the U.S. Senate voted 99-0 against President Barack Obama's budget ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
President Me
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:20 PM :: 4660 Views :: National News, Ethics

Reflecting on his two terms in office, President George W. Bush said in 2010, "You realize you're not it. You're a part of something bigger than yourself."  This is a sentiment President Barack Obama did not inherit from his successor ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Navy Biofuel Purchases Banned by House
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 AM :: 8959 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In its report on next year’s Pentagon budget, the House Armed Services Committee banned the Defense Department from making or buying an alternative fuel that costs more than a “traditional fossil fuel.” It’s a standard that may be almost impossible to meet ....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hawaii Health Exchange Will Take Place of Your Insurer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 8772 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For a family of four, premiums on even one of the lower priced "silver" options could still cost more than $15,000 annually on the exchanges....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Don't Fear the Free Market
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 4664 Views :: National News, Ethics

The lingering headline on the front pages this week is that JP Morgan Chase suffered a massive loss on a hedging strategy, costing them $2 billion....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted May 14
By Congress.org @ 10:30 PM :: 7729 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • Senate: Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012
  • House: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
  • House: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Lingle: Support S2134 for Military Working Dogs
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 7986 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

They sniff out bombs, patrol dangerous explosive zones, and put themselves in harm's way to protect our soldiers. Yet military working dogs are currently classified as "equipment" by the Pentagon and are sometimes left behind ....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Ron Paul Partially Suspends Campaign
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 4475 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted...."

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Monday, May 14, 2012
1,111 Days Without a Federal Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:25 PM :: 5226 Views :: National News, Ethics

The last time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) fulfilled his legal responsibility, Conan was still on NBC, Tea Parties hadn't come together and the iPad hadn't yet been introduced....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Stopping the Largest Tax Hike in History
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:53 PM :: 5045 Views :: National News, Ethics

The largest tax hike in history is due to strike the United States on January 1, 2013. Known as "Taxmageddon," it would impose $494 billion in higher taxes on the American people in the first year....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hirono Attacks Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 7750 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Her latest missive is not surprising to the people of Hawaii, as it is simply the latest example of what the public knows already: Mazie puts partisan politics before people....

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