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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
BoH CEO Peter Ho Appointed to Federal Reserve Board
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 7104 Views :: National News, Economy

He is a member of the Hawaii Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Hawaii Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s Military Affairs Council

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
13 Tax Increases in 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:14 PM :: 4874 Views :: National News, Taxes

The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff resulted in seven tax increases.  Those hikes combined with six tax increases from Obamacare....

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Obesity in America: Blame Trade Protectionism on Sugar
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 6783 Views :: National News, Economy, Health Care

With a new study pointing the finger at high fructose corn syrup as a culprit in America’s explosive epidemic of obesity, it is important to remember just why we are consuming so much of this commodity as opposed to table sugar....

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Matson, TOTE Ship Orders Timed to Influence Federal Jones Act Study?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 6781 Views :: National News, Jones Act

...influential British maritime journal Lloyd’s List published three articles today regarding the long awaited US. Government Accountability Office release of a report on their study of the impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico....

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Will the Senate Minority Be Silenced?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:59 PM :: 3462 Views :: National News

Reid has already effectively shut down the opportunity for minority Senators to offer amendments to bills. Now he is angling to change the Senate’s rules so that minority members cannot filibuster a bill.

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Thanks to Abercrombie, Republican Senators More Racially Diverse than Democrats
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 5677 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

there are now more Republican minorities in the Senate (South Carolina’s Tim Scott, Florida’s Marco Rubio, and Texas’s Ted Cruz) than Democrats (New Jersey’s Robert Menendez and Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono).…

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Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Failure of Wind Power
By NCPA @ 1:12 PM :: 4800 Views :: Energy, National News

Original warranties on turbines have expired and extended warranty options are not available....

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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Uproar Over Bloated Sandy Aid Package
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:10 PM :: 3426 Views :: National News

The real “selfishness and duplicity,” however, comes from those who insist that this bill is meant for Sandy’s victims—when in reality, it is a special-interest money fest....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bloomberg Editorial Blasts Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 4:53 PM :: 6834 Views :: National News, Jones Act

Bloomberg calls for major Jones Act reform in two parts: elimination of the U.S. build requirement for ships engaged in domestic coastwise trades; and, a more controversial proposal to allow foreign ship owners to compete....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff: Who Won? Who Lost?
By John Goodman @ 2:42 PM :: 5762 Views :: National News, Taxes

...real billionaires, like Warren Buffett, are going to be affected very little by the new higher rates (unrealized capital gains will still be taxed at a rate of zero), while entrepreneurs with pass-through income are going to get hosed....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Hospital Systems Branch Out as Insurers
By NCPA @ 2:38 PM :: 4153 Views :: National News, Health Care

A growing number of hospital systems are moving to start their own insurance plans, aiming to broaden their roles and prepare for the changes coming under the federal health care overhaul, says the Wall Street Journal....

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Taxes to Rise on Most American Workers
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:07 PM :: 5329 Views :: National News, Taxes

The Wall Street Journal calculates that the “typical U.S. family earning $50,000 a year” will lose “an annual income boost of $1,000.”

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends, Expands Wind Production Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 7:04 PM :: 6895 Views :: Energy, National News

The deal also greatly relaxes the standards for companies to qualify to grab that tax credit.... 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
House Passes Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes 257-167
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 5673 Views :: National News, Taxes

When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending cuts—cuts that never ultimately came—they did so at ratios of 1:3 and 1:2....

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tax Hikes to Start the New Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:36 PM :: 4325 Views :: National News, Taxes

Postpones sequestration’s automatic spending cuts (including those to defense) by two months....

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Monday, December 31, 2012
Are We Helping Poor Americans?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:02 PM :: 3747 Views :: National News

A half-century into the War on Poverty, liberals can hardly declare victory. But they can claim the dominant anti-poverty narrative: Fight poverty by spending more....

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
$1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on Jan. 1
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:27 PM :: 6061 Views :: National News, Taxes

On January 1, regardless of the outcome of fiscal cliff negotiations, Americans will be hit with a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike....

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Friday, December 28, 2012
The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:31 PM :: 3769 Views :: National News

In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
10 Facts on the Fiscal Cliff, Debt, and Spending
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:02 PM :: 4798 Views :: National News, Taxes

...just days left for President Obama and lawmakers in Congress to avert a major tax hike, sequestration, and other major policy changes....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Abercrombie Appoints Schatz, Mazie to be Junior Senator
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 10479 Views :: Akaka Bill, Environment, National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

"For me, personally, I believe global climate change is real, and it is the most urgent challenge of our generation," Schatz said.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Obama's Cap-and-Trade Scheme for Cars
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:16 PM :: 4499 Views :: Energy, National News

...will increase the average cost of a new car by $3,000 by 2025....

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Monday, December 24, 2012
’Twas the Night Before Cliff-mas
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:44 PM :: 4411 Views :: National News, Taxes

With time running out for President Obama and Congress to reach an agreement, this Christmas Eve we bring to you 2012 twist on Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
U.S. East and Gulf Coast dock strike may threaten Islanders
By Michael Hansen @ 5:55 PM :: 4960 Views :: National News

A major dock strike could shutdown work on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts when the current longshore contract covering container cargoes on those coasts expires at midnight Saturday, December 29, 2012....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
No Hawaii Beverage Tax
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 10968 Views :: National News, Taxes, Cost of Living

Our coalition has over 2,300 individual members, over 8,000 Facebook fans and more than 320 business members....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
Conservatives Stand Their Ground
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:46 PM :: 5090 Views :: National News, Taxes

Lacking votes from his own party, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called off consideration of “Plan B” last night....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sneak Attack? Akaka Bill Placed on Senate Calendar
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 6961 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

12/17/2012: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 568.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Akaka's Hatch Act Modernization Bill Passes Congress
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 4615 Views :: National News

...this bill will allow eligible state, local, and D.C. government employees to run for elective office. The bill also provides greater flexibility in disciplining federal employees charged with minor violations of the Act....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Akaka Introduces Tribal Self-Governance Bill
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 6759 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

“This bill provides key improvements to the way self-governance works in the Department of the Interior...."

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
3 Simple Solutions for Fixing Social Security
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 3300 Views :: National News

Later today the Republican-led House of Representatives will vote on “Plan B” .... 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ATR: Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Plan OK
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 5:56 PM :: 4863 Views :: National News, Taxes

...this tax bill contains no tax increases of any kind—in fact, it permanently prevents them....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Green Energy and Rail Get an 'F'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:08 PM :: 6628 Views :: Energy, National News, Rail

... cutting wasteful projects is productive and necessary to avoid a nosedive....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hawaii's Future: California Solar Power Adds $1.3B to Non-Users' Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 6285 Views :: Energy, National News, Cost of Living

Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's biggest utility, will pass on about $700 million in annual costs to people without solar systems ....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
GOP Leaders Capitulate on Core Conservative Principles
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:53 PM :: 5962 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Taxes

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican leaders have done it once again....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Federal Worker Happiness Drops
By NCPA @ 1:23 PM :: 4363 Views :: National News, Labor

Rankings were determined by responses from about 700,000 federal workers from various agencies in the government....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Rebuilding Communities
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:12 PM :: 2976 Views :: National News

Today, the Senate will begin debating a bill that was supposed to be disaster recovery funds for those devastated by the storm. But so many special-interest projects were added on that the $60.4 billion request has turned into a farce....

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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Republicans can win over Asian Voters, if they try
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 5961 Views :: National News, Republican Party

Asians are America's fastest-growing immigrant community, and Asian voters constitute 2 percent to 7 percent of registered voters in half of the traditional 10 swing states....

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Connecticut Shooting: Failure of Mental Health System
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 11906 Views :: National News, Health Care, Homelessness, Second Amendment

“We have emptied the nation's hospitals, gutted state and local mental health programs, and turned involuntary treatment into a debate point instead of using it as a viable option to prevent tragedy...."

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Guam: Mayor Seizes Neighbor's Land
By Robert Thomas @ 12:29 AM :: 6231 Views :: National News, Land Use

...the government condemned the appraised area, paying for it with compensation supplied by the Ungactas, and transferred it to the Ungactas....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Cyclone Evan Pounds Samoa, Heading for Tonga, Fiji
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 6226 Views :: National News, World News

Tropical Cyclone Evan was stationary over Samoa for approximately 24 hours.... 

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Friday, December 14, 2012
What Will the Fiscal Cliff Deal Look Like?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:03 PM :: 4357 Views :: National News, Taxes

This week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have been trading secret offers on the fiscal cliff....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Green Schools That Aren’t Very Green
By NCPA @ 1:25 AM :: 4863 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, National News

... Washington Middle School in Olympia, Wash., [was] projected to use 28% less energy. The school consumed 19% more energy ....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Deadline for States to Claim Their Role in Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:50 AM :: 3975 Views :: National News, Health Care

Tomorrow is an important day for Obamacare. It’s the deadline for states to declare their intentions about setting up their own health insurance exchanges....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Gushing about America's Energy Future
By NCPA @ 9:48 AM :: 3816 Views :: Energy, National News

...the United States would gain significant geopolitical advantages. For example, it would lower the influence of the Middle East. In addition, the United States would be in a position to challenge Russia's influence in Europe....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Surprise: New Insurance Fee in Health Overhaul Law
By NCPA @ 11:54 AM :: 4748 Views :: National News, Health Care, Taxes

Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Economist: Visa Waivers Behind Hawaii Tourism Boom
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 7169 Views :: National News, World News, Tourism

...there's still lots of room for Mr Obama's administration to do more, and the US Travel Association has a great plan to further improve the situation....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Unions Losing in Their Last Stronghold
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:15 PM :: 4919 Views :: National News, Labor

In November, Michigan voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have amended the state constitution to prevent the legislature from passing a right-to-work law and elevated union contracts above state law....It lost by 15 points.

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Stop Meeting with the U.N. on Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:07 PM :: 5222 Views :: Environment, National News, World News

As they did at the previous 17 conferences, developing nations demanded that the United States and other developed countries pay them for the climate’s effects....

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Health Care Law's Insurance Tax Will Raise Premium Costs
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 5016 Views :: National News, Health Care, Taxes

Insurance premiums could increase by thousands of dollars because of a new tax in President Obama's health care law....

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Friday, December 7, 2012
Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 3039 Views :: National News

Yesterday’s announcement that Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is leaving the U.S. Senate to replace Edwin J. Feulner as president of The Heritage Foundation surprised the political establishment in Washington and underlined Heritage’s role as a key institution for America’s future....

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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hawaii 2013: State, Federal Taxes to Top 50%
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 PM :: 11737 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, Taxes

Taxes on wages, dividends, interest, and partnership/sole proprietor income would exceed 50 percent only in Hawaii, California, and New York City….

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