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Monday, September 28, 2015
Video: Democrats Breaking the Mold (with Rep. Sharon Har)
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:09 PM :: 5020 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Keli'i Akina speaks with Hawaii District 42 Representative Sharon Har about a different approach to Democratic Party politics in Hawaii....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard to be Republican Cabinet Appointee?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 5097 Views :: Politicians
“Secretary of Defense?” “Maybe.”
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Al Hee’s Campaign Contributions—Money Stolen from Native Hawaiians
By Selected News Articles @ 9:07 PM :: 7837 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Politicians

Each of the elected officials on the list directly benefited from the injustices that were done to Native Hawaiians.  They also benefited from Hee’s theft and tax evasion....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 8751 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Gabbard vs Clinton: Tulsi Demands More Presidential Debates
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 PM :: 5376 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

... Will the Democratic nominee 'owe' Chris Butler? ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Supreme Court to take up case involving alleged retaliation by powerful state senator
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 6411 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Greer contends Senator Baker eliminated the wrong position in 2008, but finally succeeded in eliminating his position in 2011....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 8505 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

“...Ciber finally abandoned the project and withdrew its staff without any notice after Abercrombie lost the primary election on Aug. 9, 2014....”

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Djou: "I don't care for Mr Trump"
By Video @ 2:12 PM :: 5028 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Charles Djou talks about the latest developments in the Presidential political cycle....

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard Running for Vice President
By Selected News Articles @ 8:56 PM :: 6729 Views :: Politicians

...Visualize Chris Butler, a heartbeat away from the Presidency....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Video: Tulsi Gabbard praises her Guru Chris Butler on 50th Anniversary of Hare Krishna in USA
By Video @ 4:21 PM :: 16450 Views :: Politicians, Religion

Normally she keeps her cult connections under wraps, but Butler's need to assert himself in internal Krishna politics likely forced her hand on this....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 36734 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Tax Credits

originally published May, 2005, reprinted in honor of Al Hee being found guilty on all counts....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard takes on Obama
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 4905 Views :: Military, Politicians

One of the toughest critics of President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard....

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Hawaii State Senate Announces New Committee Chairs
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 5019 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

The Hawaii State Senate today announced a new line up of committees and committee chairs as part of its recent reorganization....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Kim Out: Marijuana Last Straw as Senate Committee Chairs Overthrow President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 AM :: 9789 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...The Senate says 'yes' to marijuana and 'no' to anti-GMO protesters....

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Common Cause: Audit the Clinton Foundation
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 6004 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...Hirono, Schatz, Takai already endorse Hillary....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Criminal Charges? Attorney General to Investigate Kenoi
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 7179 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

Facts learned during the course of the investigation will determine whether the attorney general’s office pursues or recommends criminal charges....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
House Speaker mum so far on complaint against Karl Rhoads
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 4619 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...attorney Lance Collins lodged a complaint on behalf of two of his clients regarding the actions of Rep. Karl Rhoads while he was chair of a special investigating committee looking into former Speaker Calvin Say....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Hawaii Senate creates panel to review Sen. Brickwood Galuteria's qualifications
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 5813 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians

...the new committee will explore whether Galuteria is qualified to serve....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Andria Tupola Interviews Am Samoa Congressional Rep Amata
By Video @ 3:53 PM :: 5374 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

AMATA COLEMAN RADEWAGEN (AUMUA AMATA), Republican, was elected as American Samoa’s Member of Congress on November 4, 2014....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
HGEA Perreira Threatens Sen Roz Baker After Hospital Reform Hearing
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 AM :: 8428 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

"... you may currently enjoy the privilege of occupying a seat, you do not own it - it does not belong to you.  Show some respect to the people who put you there ...."

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
American Samoa: Faleomavaega Trying for Comeback?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 7007 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Even in his latest pet project: the election of the new prime minister of India, he has been eclipsed by the other Samoan in the House, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) ....

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Sex, Drugs and Birth Certificates: How They Voted
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 3:41 PM :: 6043 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Politicians

How did your Representative and Senator vote?

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Dismissed: Judge Tosses Suit Seeking Removal of Schatz from Office
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 5177 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Seventeenth Amendment issues matter. Its strange wording allows legislatures to game the system....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Why I voted to affirm Rep. Calvin Say as a qualified member of the House of Representatives
By Selected News Articles @ 8:17 PM :: 4536 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

As the Minority member on the House Special Committee to investigate the residency challenge to Rep. Calvin Say, I know many people expected me to put forward a dissenting opinion....

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard Hires Cult Associate as Chief of Staff
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 14693 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Religion

...Tulsi Gabbard has quietly hired an identified associate of the Chris Butler Cult as her new Chief of Staff....

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Rep Karl Rhoads Feeding Info to Calvin Say's Attorney while Chairing 'Special Committee'?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 6575 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

The state House investigation of a challenge to former speaker Calvin Say’s right to hold his seat in Hawaii’s House of Representatives has taken a new twist....

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Ige Rejects Activists, Appoints DeCoite to HD 13 Vacancy
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 6018 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, GMOs

Babes Against Biotech opposed DeCoite....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Schatz' Boycott of Israeli Leader 'Shortsighted and small minded'
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 5851 Views :: World News, Politicians

...His loyalty to President Obama apparently supersedes his duties as a representative of his constituents....

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Monday, February 9, 2015
Documents Show Comcast Ghostwrote Abercrombie's Pro-TWC Merger Letters
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 4826 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

On August 22, Neil Abercrombie sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging the Federal Communications Commission to approve Comcast’s controversial proposal to merge with Time Warner....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Clayton Hee's Wife Quits Cush Job at UH, Leaves State
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 10725 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Politicians

...Totally unrelated story -- Dec 17, 2014: Corruption: Al Hee Indicted on 13 Counts--Could Get 39 Years in Federal Prison (Indictment announced on 2nd anniversary of Dan Inouye's death)....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Duke Aiona's 808 State Update
By News Release @ 8:19 PM :: 4970 Views :: Politicians

...moving to a new time slot of 4-6 p.m....

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
New Illinois Governor Appoints Linda Lingle as COO
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 6461 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Illinois Gov. Rauner names Hawaii's former 'superstar governor' Linda Lingle as Illinois COO....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
VIDEO: Unsettling Moment During Senator Slom’s Minority Speech
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:01 PM :: 8522 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party

After a strong start, the lawmaker from the 9th senatorial district began to slow and slur his words ....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Duke Aiona Appointed Executive Director of Hawaii Family Advocates
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 5977 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

...the appointment of James “Duke” Aiona as interim executive director will strengthen the organization’s ability to speak for families across the state....

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Duke Aiona's 808 State Update Hits Airwaves
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 5228 Views :: Politicians

MONDAY thru ALOHA FRIDAY 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on AM940 KKNE....

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Friday, January 2, 2015
Aiona: Johanson Defection Solidifies Imbalance of State Government
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:07 PM :: 5247 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Through his own admission, Johanson had no intention of beginning and finishing his term as a Republican....

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Monday, December 29, 2014
VIDEO: Republican Rep Aaron Johanson Switches to Democrat
By Andrew Walden @ 6:27 PM :: 8562 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

UPDATE Dec 31: Rep Beth Fukumoto Chang has been elected Minority Leader and Rep Andria Tupola has been elected Floor Leader....

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Duke Aiona: What's Next?
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 11:29 PM :: 5865 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party
A day does not go by without people from all walks of life approaching me to congratulate us for running a principled race and encouraging me to do it again!!!
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Video: Meet Hawaii's New Republican House Members
By Video @ 11:38 PM :: 6012 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party

Host Representative Gene Ward discusses the legislature with Representatives Andria Tupola and Feki Pouha....

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Corruption: Al Hee Indicted on 13 Counts--Could Get 39 Years in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 11380 Views :: DHHL, Politicians, Tax Credits

This is happening now because Dan Inouye is dead.  There will be more....

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Friday, December 5, 2014
Ige's Commitment: 'No Hidden Agendas, Avoid Raising Taxes'
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 5619 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Taxes

"We will spend public funds thoughtfully and without waste to avoid raising taxes...."

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Rep Ward: Is Governor Ige supporting Republican Issues?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:39 PM :: 5103 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"We listened, and we heard an open invitation to work with Governor Ige on legislative issues...."

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Full Text: Lt Gov. Tsutsui Inaugural Speech
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 4427 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

May God Bless all of you. May God continue to bless our great state, and may God continue to bless the United States of America....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Rep Gene Ward Interviews Gov Waihee
By Video @ 10:34 PM :: 4992 Views :: Akaka Bill, Politicians

Representative Gene Ward speaks with John David Waiheʻe III  who served as the fourth Governor of Hawaii from 1986 to 1994....

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:33 AM :: 4661 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Video: Kelii Akina Interviews Senator Sam Slom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:43 AM :: 3470 Views :: Politicians

State Senator Sam Slom is interviewed by Keali’i Akina on the November 10 edition of “Think Tech Hawaii”....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 AM :: 6368 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

Does this mean the Ige administration will break from the HSTA and propose a publicly funded voucher program so we can all give taxpayer money to private schools?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Election Results: NFIB expects increased focus on small-business issues
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4508 Views :: Politicians, Small Business

...leadership changes are expected to affect the legislative agendas of the state Department of Labor and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
David Ige’s Action Plan: “Engineering Hawaii’s Future”
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 5526 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

"Hawaiʻi needs leadership that moves us forward collectively instead of favoring special interests."

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Keli'i Akina: Anatomy of an OHA Campaign
By Video @ 2:46 PM :: 6306 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

Although Dr. Akina did not win the seat, he garnered more than 92,000 votes, which is approximately one vote for every four persons who voted in the Hawaii General Election....

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