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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The $123K Question: Is Hanabusa Looting Her Own Campaign?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 11969 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

According to OpenSecrets.com, over $123,000 has been diverted from her campaign to Hanabusa’s own accounts since 2011.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Report: Hirono Campaign Funds Enrich Husband's Lawfirm
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 AM :: 16218 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...$20,291 to husband's lawfirm, and an additional $10,310 paid to Hirono: Grand Total: $30,601....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Inouye will not accept Earmark requests for Next Two Years
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 8324 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

“The President has stated unequivocally that he will veto any legislation containing earmarks, and the House will not pass any bills that contain them,” Inouye said in a statement. “Given the reality before us, it makes no sense to accept earmark requests that have no chance of being enacted into law.”

The move also comes after House and Senate Republicans have agreed not to seek earmarks for the two years of the 112th Congress.

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Monday, December 13, 2010
Hirono panics: After rejecting Obama, she now tries to straddle Tax Bill
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 9849 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Taxes, Obama

Apparently Hirono is catching hell from her Obamabot base.  So she sent this email out today.... 

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Cleaning up Abercrombie's Mess: GAO to investigate lack of funding for Compact of Free Association Migrants
By Selected News Articles @ 7:51 PM :: 11375 Views :: National News, World News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

The GAO is in the “design phase” of preparing the audit plan. US Interior Department official Tom Bussanich, who was in Majuro last week for the Development Partners Meeting, said GAO officials had an “entrance conference” with him last month to start the audit process.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Rep. Neil Abercrombie is CAGW’s August Porker of the Month
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 13141 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians

Citizens Against Government Waste: Rep. Abercrombie’s latest outrage is to slip a provision (Sec. 2833) into the House version of the 2010 Defense Authorization Act that would double the construction costs of relocating 11,600 U.S. troops from Japan to Guam.... OpenSecrets.org lists the Hunt Building Company, which is headquartered in Texas and would be one of the prime builders of the facilities on Guam, as among Abercrombie’s top five campaign contributors in the 2007-2008 election cycle. The Hawai`i Free Press reported on August 4 that Hunt has contributed at least $32,500 to Abercrombie’s re-election since 2002.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Follow the money: $10B Guam pork project benefits Abercrombie contributor
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 25506 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians

As a hippie transplant from Buffalo, Neil Abercrombie was in the late 1960s and early 1970s involved in a scandal over tearing down military facilities--fighting to drive the ROTC out of what 1960s anti-American war activists called “the shacks” on the UH Manoa campus.

Four decades later, as a Congressman, Abercrombie could become embroiled in a scandal over building up military facilities--steering construction contracts of a military base on Guam towards a major campaign contributor.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Congress.org: "Abercrombie is a follower"
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 AM :: 18999 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

UPDATE Aug 4: Hannemann commercial "Abercrombie is a follower"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends:  "Neil Abercrombie was an outstanding member of Congress and he will be an outstanding Governor."

Abercrombie campaign responds: Neil’s Record in Congress

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Congress.org rejects Abercrombie’s “front group” claim
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 9666 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

In his response, Abercrombie said that his opponent "spins facts."

"Congress.org is a Republican front organization that rates me in the same category as Sen. Daniel Inouye," he said, referring to Hawaii's longtime senator.

For the record, Congress.org is not —and has never been — a "Republican front organization." We are a news and information site run by the CQ-Roll Call Group, which also publishes CQ Today and Roll Call. Like those publications, we strive to be neutral and objective.

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Monday, December 14, 2009
Ed Case's 2006 "felony" vote: Greens vs. Illegals
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 AM :: 16152 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

It is easy to portray the anti-immigration sentiment as coming entirely from the political Right. But the environmentalist Left is also a big part of the anti-immigration effort. Groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a leading anti-immigration group, played a key role in two failed attempts to take over the Sierra Club in 1998 and again in 2004. FAIR and its offshoot, Numbers USA, advocate not only an end to illegal immigration and deportation of all illegals, but also reduced levels of legal immigration....

Hawaii Representatives Neil Abercrombie, D-HI, and Ed Case, D-HI, (first and second Congressional districts, respectively) both voted on December 16 to keep the felony provision in the bill. Case then voted to approve HB 4437 as a whole while Abercrombie voted against it. Case has close ties to the environmentalist Hawaii Nature Conservancy: his sister Suzanne Case is their Executive Director.

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Monday, May 11, 2009
Congress votes to protect pedophiles against ‘hate speech’
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 AM :: 23426 Views :: Family, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

The US Senate Judiciary committee is now considering the so-called Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed by the House April 29, under the sponsorship of Rep John Conyers (D-MI) and 120 other Representatives. Dubbed the “Thought Crimes Prevention Act” by some House Republicans, HB1913 includes pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation.

Prior to approval by the whole House, a party-line 10-13 vote of Conyers’ House Judiciary Committee April 23 rejected a proposal by Republican Rep Steve King (R-IA) “to define the term `sexual orientation' as used in the bill to explicitly exclude pedophilia.” Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, an open lesbian, called the amendment, “unnecessary and inflammatory."

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Big Island Rancher Larry Mehau Hosts Community Rally for Sen. Akaka
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 PM :: 34867 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Big Island Rancher Larry Mehau, resplendent in a dazzling white “Akaka for Senate” campaign T-shirt, welcomed over 100 Hawaii County Democratic activists to a campaign rally at his Big Island ranch on Sunday, Aug. 27, for U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-HI.  Several of Hawaii’s Political Candidates Show Face Including Congressional Candidates Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Iwase....

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