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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou pushes Feds to cut red tape blocking Honolulu municipal waste exports
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 10687 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) today expressed his concern regarding the municipal waste buildup in Honolulu to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and received verbal assurance that the matter would be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: “If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large”
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 9834 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large, and that is an outcome that we simply cannot afford”

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou backs line item veto to cut waste
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 9852 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I met with constituents of Hawaii’s First Congressional District while I was home this past week,” Djou said. “From town hall meetings to business visits to encounters on the street, the number one concern that constituents expressed to me was the reckless and runaway federal spending in Washington.”

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
No money for Hawaii DoE? Congressional Dems strip Obama’s RTTT funds
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 7718 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Asked Monday what the next step would be, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) was anything but certain. “I wish I knew; I really mean that,” he said in a brief Capitol interview.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
CNBC: Hawaii ranks 48th for business climate
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 9149 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News

We scored all 50 states—using publicly available data—on 40 different measures of competitiveness. States received points based on their rankings in each metric. Then, we separated those metrics into the ten broad categories, with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers. We weighted the categories based on how frequently each is cited in state economic development marketing materials.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Full Text: Lingle sends letter to Senators urging support for amended Akaka Bill
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 4:47 PM :: 8294 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In the letter sent today, Governor Lingle said the agreed upon changes to the bill between her and Sens. Inouye and Akaka “return the bill to a form that protects health and safety in Hawaii, while providing explicit federal recognition to the only native people in the United States who lack that recognition – Native Hawaiians.”

The Governor also wrote that passage of the Akaka Bill will, “put Hawaii on an equal footing with its forty-nine sister states, and will recognize Native Hawaiians just as America recognizes it other indigenous groups.  It is fair and just – nothing more, nothing less.”

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hawaii diploma mill scams trap Pakistani cabinet member, former Microsoft China President
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 11621 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

WASHINGTON: The university from where Law Minister Babar Awan claims to have done his PhD is banned in the United States from issuing any degree and cannot even claim that it is a legal educational institution.

Long before the dispute over fake degrees became a political issue in Pakistan, the Circuit Court of the First Circuit in the State of Hawaii, declared that the University of Monticello was a non-recognised and non-chartered university....

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hanalani School Team wins robotics World Championship
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 10825 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

HONOLULU - At the close of three days of intense international competition, a team of five students from Hanalani School in Mililani were named the tournament champions of the International Botball Tournament held in Edwardsville, Illinois. 

Competing among 64 teams from around the globe, including Kuwait, Poland, and teams from across the United States, Hanalani’s team was undefeated as they entered the final rounds of competition and finished number one in the seeding rounds. 

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Monday, July 12, 2010
Kam Schools non-Hawaiian student Kalani Rosell to be subject of book, movie
By News Release @ 11:13 AM :: 10281 Views :: National News

Entertainment Newsweekly's lead story is "Memoir and Screenplay about Racism in Hawaii in Pre-Development." The publication is reporting that the memoir and movie are being written by award-winning journalist and media executive C.W. Henderson. Entertainment Newsweekly reports that the projects, now in pre-development, have a working title of "Yale is God," and that the title comes from the themes of the memoir and movie, which focus not only on racism, but also on religion, relationships, and redemption.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Former Rep. Cam Cavasso unveils campaign platform in challenge to Inouye
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 9663 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In his almost 50 years in the United States Senate, Daniel Inouye has become perhaps the strongest Senate proponent of government spending. As the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee he controls how our tax dollars are spent—literally, the buck stops with him.  However, through his earmarks and other support for federal spending, he has not hesitated to shower special interests with our hard-earned tax dollars.

Our loss has been Sen. Inouye’s gain.  A recent study by Taxpayers for Common Sense found no other U.S. Senator received more campaign contributions from earmark beneficiaries than Inouye.

As Senator Inouye and his cohorts in Congress continue to pile up debt that our children and grandchildren will be forced to repay in the future, their spendthrift ways are sucking the oxygen out of the economy today. Unless and until they are brought to heel, Americans’ standard of living will continue to decline. Prosperity has never been built on debt.

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Friday, July 9, 2010
“Why I left Jihad” Ex-terrorist to speak at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 10:13 PM :: 12437 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Walid Shoebat, ex-PLO member, will be speaking at the Sunday, July 11, services at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu (8:30am, 10:45am, and 6:00pm).  The public is invited.

Calvary Chapel of Honolulu is located in Aiea, on Komo Mai Drive.  LINK>>> Google map

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Djou to hold four talk-stories Saturday
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 9755 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Holomua Elementary School, Mililani High School, Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Kawananakoa Middle School

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Abercrombie Campaign ties six Hannemann operatives to AtomicMonkey site
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 9341 Views :: National News

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Six Months to Go Until The Largest Tax Hikes in History
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 6894 Views :: National News, Ethics

In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect.  They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011....

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Friday, July 9, 2010
A Veto from Hawaii: Marriage Debate Needs More Than Last-Minute Legislative Maneuvers
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:25 AM :: 7162 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The debate surrounding the redefinition of marriage in Hawaii centers on the nature of family and its role as “a prime institution in civil society.” According to Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Chuck Donovan, the “family is not the creature of the state” but is “both natural and pre-political” in its origins. As such, the consequences of a redefinition for the whole of the state are weighty. A change of this magnitude should not “be made by one person sitting in her office or by members of the Majority Party,” but, as Governor Lingle suggests, “by all the people of Hawaii.”

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Friday, July 9, 2010
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Public Employees paid $47B extra
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:09 AM :: 7217 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

USA Today reported that Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations that exist both in government and the private sector. Instead of taking the news as an opportunity to save taxpayers money, the Obama administration pushed back against the news and dispatched Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag to defend government employee pay. Orszag told reporters: "I think the key thing to remember about that is the federal workforce is more highly educated than the private workforce. ... Basically the entire delta between private sector and public sector federal government average pay can be explained by education and experience." The problem is, this is just not true.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Lingle announces terms of agreement on Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 7715 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I am very glad the Akaka Bill will be amended to reflect the State’s concerns,” Governor Lingle stated.  “I have assured Senators Akaka and Inouye that I will strongly support a bill with the changes described above, and will write to Senators of both parties expressing my support.  I sincerely hope the bill will become law in 2010.”

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Amended Akaka Bill: A Trojan horse for Tribal immunity?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:53 PM :: 13032 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last December, Neil Abercrombie passed a previous immunity-free version of the Akaka Bill as a Trojan Horse to get through the House Committee on Natural Resources.  He then amended the bill by substitution on the House floor.  Would Akaka pass a no-immunity version through the Senate and then use the House-Senate Conference Committee to change it back?  Of course he would—everything about the underhanded and secretive way the new version of Akaka Bill was created shows that is possible. 

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Washington Post--Charles Djou: Incumbent, underdog
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 7592 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Now, Djou enters a new stage in his political career: embattled incumbent. After easily winning a three-way special election in the more conservative -- but still dang Democratic -- House district in a May 22 special election, Djou enters an abbreviated 2010 reelection campaign as one of a handful of deeply endangered GOP incumbents.

That's just fine with him, and nobody will accuse Djou of being ill-prepared. "The only way I know how to campaign is running a race where I'm down by two points and closing in," he said in a recent interview with the Fix.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Hawaii ACLU to sue for civil unions to recognize new types of ‘families’
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 7684 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lambda Legal and the ACLU had readied a lawsuit after the House tabled HB 444 in January.   The Hawai`i Senate had previously approved the bill by a veto-proof 18 to 7 majority and sent it back to the House for a conforming vote.

“We’re obviously disappointed that Governor Lingle has, once again, used her power to deny the people of Hawai`i their civil rights” said Laurie Temple, Staff Attorney for the ACLU.  “Luckily for the people of Hawai`i, however, our constitution prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation.  If the Governor won’t honor her oath to uphold the constitution, the courts will.”

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Rationer-in-Chief
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:01 AM :: 5450 Views :: National News, Ethics

When Linda O’Boyle was diagnosed with bowel cancer, her doctors told her she could boost her chances of survival by adding the drug cetuximab to her regimen. But the rationing body for Britain's National Health Service, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), had previously ruled that the drug was not cost-effective and therefore would not be paid for by the government. So O'Boyle liquidated her savings and paid for the drug herself. But this is not allowed under NHS rules. When government bureaucrats found out that O'Boyle had purchased the drug with her own money, she was denied NHS treatment and died within months.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Remember the Gulf
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 AM :: 4715 Views :: National News, Ethics

Remember 9/11. Remember Katrina. Remember Haiti. Often, after a disaster of epic proportions, we are urged to remember the victims and the lessons of how to avoid a similar catastrophe. These reminders are necessary because after the moment of impact passes, people’s attention is drawn to other major events. Rarely ever, however, is the phrase used while the crisis continues unabated; while the administration that the media needs to hold accountable flounders in a sea of ineptitude, red tape and finger pointing.

Yes, we’re talking about the Gulf oil spill. It may be the first time in U.S. history that a president and the national media’s attention need to be refocused on a crisis while it is still, in fact, underway. Remember the Gulf.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Djou to hold Four Talk Story Meetings Monday July 5
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 10782 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Koko Head Elementary School--Kaimuki High School--Noelani Elementary School--McKinley High School

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Djou: Freedom to Be Independent
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 8404 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American experiment with democracy began 234 years ago with the enduring words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those words remain a profound statement of our natural rights. And to this day, the United States of America is the freest and most prosperous nation in the world. The success of our nation is a testament to the timeless vision of our Founding Fathers.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Duke Aiona: We can achieve the American Dream in Hawaii
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 3:10 PM :: 6473 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The people of Hawai`i want our state to be more self-sufficient; they want to be more independent.

I believe that to be a true leader, innovation, entrepreneurship and stewardship need to be fostered, nurtured and rewarded.

It is not enough to encourage today’s citizens and businesses to innovate and think big. Public officials have to do the same.

The American Dream is based upon our liberty and opportunity to flourish. It is the hope of all to build a prosperous future, and we can achieve it right here in these islands.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Independence Forever: Why America Celebrates the Fourth of July
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:05 PM :: 4622 Views :: National News, Ethics

As a practical matter, the Declaration of Independence publicly announced to the world the unanimous decision of the American colonies to declare themselves free and independent states, absolved from any allegiance to Great Britain. But its greater meaning-then as well as now-is as a statement of the conditions of legitimate political authority and the proper ends of government, and its proclamation of a new ground of political rule in the sovereignty of the people.

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Friday, July 2, 2010
Inouye pressures Akaka Tribe: Akaka pushes back
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 9258 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Once again Hawaii may be saved from the immune-from-prosecution rump Akaka Tribe by Republican US Senators from other states.  With Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) dead and buried, and sometime Akaka Bill supporter Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) facing strong opposition in the August 24 Alaska GOP Primary, Sen Akaka finds himself short on votes and short on time.   

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Friday, July 2, 2010
Happy Fiscal New Year, Hawaii. Here's Another Round of Tax Increases
By News Release @ 1:04 PM :: 6500 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Fiscal Year 2011 started yesterday in most states, and some saw the imposition of tax increases passed in previous legislative sessions. Hawaii, of course, is among them. The Aloha State, already sporting the nation's sixth-highest per capita tax burden, decided to ignore its overspending problem and steal more money from the private sector.

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Friday, July 2, 2010
Rep Pat Saiki endorses Ramsay Wharton for Congress--District 2
By News Release @ 10:10 AM :: 8238 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

You and I have a great opportunity to help usher in the next generation of leaders to represent Hawai`i in Washington, D.C. We have worked together to help Charles Djou reach victory and now we have a second chance to win the other district (District 2-Rural Oahu and Neighbor Islands) with my friend, Ramsay Puanani Wharton.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Djou co-sponsors SKIL Immigration Reform Act
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 11584 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement after signing on as an original co-sponsor to H.R. 5658, the “Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership (SKIL) Act,” a bill that would make it easier to attract and keep the best minds from around the world....

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Djou on troop funding bill: “Congress fails to support the men and women serving in harms way”
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 11718 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Obama Administration announced earlier today that:

“As in any military operation, the ability of U.S. forces to operate effectively in Afghanistan depends on affording the Commander in Chief the utmost flexibility and discretion.  If the final bill presented to the President contains provisions that would undermine his ability as Commander in Chief to conduct military operations in Afghanistan, the President’s senior advisors would recommend a veto.”

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Poll Panic: Star-Advertiser censors poll showing Aiona in lead--New survey asks about wrong Senate candidate
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 AM :: 12587 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A June 21 Gubernatorial race poll showing Duke Aiona leading Mufi Hannemann by four points apparently set off a panicked frenzy of activity in the Star-Advertiser newsroom—but readers of the print edition would have no way of knowing....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Stacked Rasmussen poll claims Aiona does only 3% better than John Carroll
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 12135 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Tarrant Group came out with a poll June 21 showing Aiona in the lead over Hannemann.  So Rasmussen paired questions about Aiona with questions about no-name GOP candidates such as John Roco running against Inouye in a poll rushed out three days later.  This linkage with no-name candidates—especially in a robo-call format--creates a pattern in the answers and depresses the Aiona numbers, thus stacking the poll and giving the Democrat Case family mouthpiece the results it wants.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 10660 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Conference Report for H.R. 4173, the so-called “Restoring American Financial Stability Act:”

“While I was lobbied extensively by mainland special interests, the opinions that I cared about most were those of my constituents. The responses I received from businesses and residents in my district were nearly unanimous: this bill will hurt Hawaii. I have consistently said Hawaii comes first and I will not support a bill that hurts Hawaii."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 13313 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) has continued to lead a push in Congress to enact a languishing free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea. A week ago, Congressman Djou signed onto a bipartisan letter that was sent to the President, which affirms President Obama’s goal to double U.S. exports over the next five years and to promote U.S. trade with key allies.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Would Hanabusa “deem” a budget—or demand a vote?
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 8439 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- After coming under fire for their failure to pass a budget, House Democrats are now looking to pass off a ‘deeming resolution’ as a real fiscal blueprint. This leaves Hawaii families wanting to know: Does Colleen Hanabusa support this deceitful plan? After already rubber-stamping a failed trillion-dollar stimulus, one would think that House Democrats would be more concerned with getting the economy back on track before the midterm elections. Instead, they have continued to give the green-light to the same big-spending, big-government policies that are responsible for driving the economy off the cliff.

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Monday, June 28, 2010
VIDEO: Djou backs Administration’s push for free trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 12458 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement over the weekend at the G20 Summit in Toronto that it would push for the free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea currently languishing in Congress to be enacted....

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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Striking Out “The Conservative case for gay marriage”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 8367 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...Theodore Olson didn’t acknowledge much less attempt to discredit any of this information. Instead, he simply pointed his finger at his close-minded, bigoted conservative colleagues and declared that “there is no good reason why we should deny marriage to same-sex partners.”

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Have Voted For Her Party’s National Energy Tax?
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 10157 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This time last year, Colleen Hanabusa's Washington friends rubber-stamped a job-killing national energy tax that would increase costs on everything from electricity bills to groceries. While it’s not surprising that the out-of-touch Democrat majority would vote for tax-increasing legislation, this one is particularly egregious. According to the Department of Treasury’s own admission, the national energy tax could pile on an additional $1,761 in new taxes to struggling middle-class families. This begs the question: Would Hanabusa have supported the national energy tax?

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Friday, June 25, 2010
HB444: Mainland gay operatives dispatched to attack Hawaii businesses
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 8663 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

When leaders of the Hawaii Business Roundtable June 4 sent a letter to Governor Lingle calling on her to veto HB444, mainland homosexual activists swung into action, dispatching two operatives to Hawaii.   They are now pretending to have scored a victory. 

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Friday, June 25, 2010
Full Text: Business Roundtable renounces support for Civil Unions--and gay lobby pretends it is a victory
By Andrew Walden @ 4:51 PM :: 8857 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Case family’s Star-Advertiser headline trumpets: “Group backtracks on civil unions”.  Case family ally Pierre Omidyar’s Civil Beat purports to explain: “Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm.”

The mis-named Human Rights Campaign cheers as “Hawaii Business Roundtable Revises Call For Veto of Civil Unions Bill.” 

But if one looks more closely, the revision is the opposite of what all of these gay marriage advocates make it seem. 

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Friday, June 25, 2010
WaPo: The Jones Act has outlived its usefulness
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 13266 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Jones Act was an issue in the May 22 House special election in Hawaii: Both Republican winner Charles Djou and one of his two Democratic opponents charged that it benefited a handful of ship lines and unions at the expense of ordinary Hawaiians. Mr. Djou is preparing a bill to exempt Hawaii. If FedEx can move cargo across the country in European-made Airbuses, why can't a boat built in, say, Canada, ship wheat from Los Angeles to Honolulu? The Jones Act lobby crushed the last attempt at reform back in the 1990s.  May the next one meet with more success.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Djou-sponsored resolution on US-Japan relations passes House
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 11044 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House passed House Resolution 1464, which recognized the 50th anniversary of the United States—Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. This resolution, which was initially co-sponsored by former Rep. Neil Abercrombie, was the first piece of legislation passed of which Congressman Charles Djou (HI-01) was an original co-sponsor.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Senator challenges START limits on missile defense
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:58 PM :: 9163 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
NRCC: Americans Are Concerned About the Nation’s Budget, Is Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 8461 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington - According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of Americans are concerned about keeping the budget deficit down. With such a resounding majority of Americans clamoring to cut spending, this begs the question: Is Democrat candidate Colleen Hanabusa?

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Obama's Leadership Vacuum
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:56 PM :: 5713 Views :: National News, Ethics

More than two years ago, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a campaign ad that took direct aim at Senator Barack Obama's inexperience. It painted the picture of a telephone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m. and asked the question, when there is a crisis in the world and your children are safe and asleep, "Who do you want answering the phone?"

Now, two years later, there are several crises confronting America, that telephone is ringing, and President Obama isn't quite sure what to do about it.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Djou: “We must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban”
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 12741 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I am confident that General David Petraeus will bring the necessary skills and vision to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. As we move forward, we must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban. For our men and women in uniform, this will mean continuing their exemplary work. For Congress, and particularly the members of the Armed Services Committee, this will mean ensuring our brave troops get the resources they need to secure victory in Afghanistan and return home safely."

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Prosecutor: Al Gore was focus of sex crime inquiry in Portland
By Selected News Articles @ 6:16 PM :: 8052 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2007 or 2008, then Portland Tribune reporter Nick Budnick made a public records request for the Portland police report, obtained it but the newspaper did not run a story….

In June 2010, the woman called police, asked for a copy of her statement….

On June 1, 2010 Al and Tipper Gore announced they would be separating.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
VIDEO: Charles Djou on “Fox and Friends”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 PM :: 10356 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Jones Act is a 90-year old anachronistic law. It is basically protectionist legislation that limits ships operating in U.S. water to American-flagged vessels. Under normal circumstances in the past there might be some justification for this; but with the situation in the Gulf: we need to stop the spill, we need to clean up the mess and we need to do everything we can to hold BP accountable.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Djou’s First Month: Free trade, Jones Act, Bernanke, and Budget
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 11906 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On the campaign trail, I pledged to listen to my constituents.  To that end, I asked my constituents about the issues that Congress is likely to vote on in the next few months.  I also held a live telephone “talk story” and had the privilege of hearing the thoughts and concerns of thousands of my constituents in the 1st congressional district.  I also plan on holding eight “talk stories” throughout the State in early July.

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Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

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Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

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Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

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