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Friday, June 27, 2014
Two Polls Now Show Aiona In Lead
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 7086 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Two separate polls recently released show Duke Aiona as the clear choice for Hawai‘i voters....

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ward Questions DoT Plan for Kalanianaole Hwy
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 4826 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

“It took 4 years to add 2 lanes to the old 4-lane Kalanianaole Highway while at the same time paving 6 lanes...."

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Janet Grace–Waikiki HD22 Designated A Top House Race
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 6425 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Tom Brower's use of state money to buy the sledgehammer that he used to smash the shopping carts of the homeless is a story that just won't die...

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
HGEA Refuses to Endorse Governor, CD1 Candidates
By News Release @ 5:29 AM :: 5857 Views :: Labor, Politicians

An “open” endorsement means the union does not endorse a candidate....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sutton: Disconnect the Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5494 Views :: Health Care, Politicians, Republican Party

“Six more members of board of directors for the Hawaii Health Connector will vacate June 30 leaving the board without a quorum.  It is a perfect time to replace it with a solution that is more appropriate for the state of Hawai’i."

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Grace for Waikiki: Ethics Commission Should Ban Sledgehammer Purchases by Legislators
By News Release @ 12:39 PM :: 6558 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

"...Brower abused the power of his position last year by using legislative office funds to purchase a sledgehammer which he subsequently used in raids to destroy shopping carts used by the homeless...."

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Supreme Court Unanimously Protects Pro-Life Freedom of Speech
By News Release @ 4:22 PM :: 5725 Views :: First Amendment, Life, Politicians

Meanwhile in Hawaii: Cayetano vs PRP: You're corrupt so you have no right to say I'm corrupt....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
2014 Hawaii elections: May campaign ads roundup
By Rachelle Chang @ 8:29 PM :: 4245 Views :: Politicians

...see which issues our Hawaii candidates chose to focus on....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
You're corrupt so you have no right to say I'm corrupt!
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 9302 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Labor, Politicians, Rail

...Cayetano had claimed PRP's ad campaign tarnished his reputation by unfairly portraying him as corrupt for accepting about $500,000 in illegal campaign contributions during the Democrat's narrow re-election victory over Linda Lingle....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Poll: Aiona Wins Three-Way Gubernatorial Race
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 8209 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

...Duke is leading in the polls - no matter who he faces in the General Election this November....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Rep Wooley Replacement from Secret List
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 6149 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of George Okuda to the state House of Representatives seat for District 48....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Poll: Ige 48% - Abercrombie 37%
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 6402 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Ige with 48 percent to 37 percent, with 15 percent undecided....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
American Samoa Governor Puts Faleomavaega in His Place
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 6799 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We were among those waiting for a quick Faleomavaega retort in his usual overkill with dates, times and places of consultation and were surprised by the silence....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paychecks Hawaii Ratings of the 2014 Legislature
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 6426 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Small Business
Lawmakers are rated on their support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate....
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
McCain Endorses Djou for Congress
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 5163 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"America needs good people with strong credentials and a willingness to stand up for what is right against the corrosive special interests in Washington D.C.”

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Dave Bateman Announces for House 5
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 5470 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"...our elected leaders continually disrespect the voters by passing laws that the people have clearly said they do not want,” Bateman said....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
WaPo: Abercrombie is 'Schatz's Biggest Headache'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 5423 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

The governor has gotten in some hot water for remarks seen as insensitive....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
VIDEO: Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Obamacare Exchange
By Video @ 1:41 AM :: 5221 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

...Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Obamacare Exchange....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Will State Lose $800M in Fed Funding Due to Governor Abercrombie?
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 5887 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Since Abercrombie’s tenure as governor, hundreds of millions of dollars that should have been used to repair deteriorating highways and bridges have set untapped....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Takai, Cabanilla Inside Azerbaijan’s Bizarre Hawaii Lobbying Push
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 AM :: 7210 Views :: Politicians, Religion

Azerbaijan has launched an unusual campaign to win influence among U.S. lawmakers, teaming up with a Turkish guru in exile and the sister of Texas Gov. Rick Perry....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Am Samoa: Falomavaega Rips Obama, Clinton, Kerry
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 5360 Views :: National News, Politicians

...even as the ailing, 13-term delegate was having his statement inserted into the Congressional Record, freshman U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was upstaging him....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Djou Officially Files for Congressional Race
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:47 AM :: 5461 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

In Hawaii, despite almost 60 years of one-party rule, we see our quality of life declining....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Duke Aiona Welcomes Candidates to 2014 Election
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 6:28 PM :: 4260 Views :: Politicians

"...it’s all the more important the people of Hawai‘i have an electoral field that offers balance and choice...."

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Monday, June 2, 2014
Danger: Waihee Launches 'Homeowners' Super-PAC
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 4331 Views :: Politicians

The Super PAC will be promoting our unique Homeowners Bill of Rights and Wrongs ....

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Am Samoa: Will Faleomavaega Join the Old Bulls Leaving Congress?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 6430 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

...we will have to keep a close eye on our election office to see if and when he or someone on his behalf picks up a packet containing the petitions that must be circulated....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Ige on Kakaako: ‘Too much, too fast’
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 5745 Views :: Development, Politicians

...We need to abide, throughout Hawaii, by the environmental and cultural regulations our state has enacted....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Djou: Allow vets to bypass VA for health care
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 PM :: 5801 Views :: Military, Politicians

"Sec. Shinseki's resignation, however, does not fix the underlying failures at the VA."

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Appeals Court Rules: Hanabusa a Big Loser on Waimanalo Gulch
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 5606 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Today the Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled on Hanabusa v Honolulu, Colleen Hanabusa's fake effort to fight to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega Losing Touch With Reality
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 6262 Views :: Military, OHA, Politicians

If anyone is looking for evidence that Faleomavaega really has lost his mind, perhaps his reaction to the growing Veterans Affairs crisis is providing it....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Controversial candidates fill ballot for Ewa Beach House Seat
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:18 PM :: 5760 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Among the candidates to represent District 41 in the state House are a convicted criminal who found God and two outspoken contenders who bring their own brand of controversy....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Melodie Aduja: Former State Senator with troubled past wants another chance
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:15 PM :: 8458 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

The investigation showed Aduja’s campaign issued $30,000 worth of checks to her former husband, Lee Williams.... Williams subsequently was arrested during a Chinatown drug bust....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Duke Aiona Releases First Campaign Video
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 10:09 PM :: 5815 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"A compelling spot..." -- Political Radar

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Am Samoa: Candidates Line up for Run at Faleomavaega's Seat
By Selected News Articles @ 8:24 PM :: 5493 Views :: National News, Politicians

It has been just over seven months now that Faleomavaega continues to have been absent from public view....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Democrats argue who can "take on Djou"
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 7188 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

Yesterday, Hawaii Democrats held their state convention and speaker after speaker made solemn promises to continue the status quo of one-party rule....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Election Year Politics Behind Crabbe Letter
By Video @ 12:31 PM :: 5873 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

What They're Really Trying To Save Explains How They Behaved....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
House candidate with criminal rap sheet withdraws from 2014 race
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:30 AM :: 5340 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

No Republican is now challenging corruption-tainted Rep Rida Cabanilla ....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Djou Urges Thai armed forces to return power to democratic institutions
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:43 PM :: 7409 Views :: World News, Military, Politicians

"I join the Obama administration in urging Thailand’s armed forces to return power to democratic institutions.”

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Free Ride for Legislators who Vote Against Religious Freedom?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:43 PM :: 6781 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

...Cabanilla – the only representative to leave the floor to avoid voting on same sex marriage – still has no real opposition....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Sen. Sam Slom: Legislative Session in Review
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:30 PM :: 5085 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

Senator Slom addresses issues facing Hawaii and our State government....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Meyer: 'HIRA Gives Fodder to Democrat Narrative'
By News Release @ 3:46 AM :: 5930 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...the constant, negative sniping at the HRP is counter productive and helps no one....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
WaPo: Rep Beth Fukumoto Nationwide 40 under 40
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 5542 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

... if any Republican can succeed in the Aloha State, it could be Fukumoto ....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Duke Aiona Announces Gubernatorial Campaign With Capitol Rally
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 6603 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...our state has veered off course over the past four years with entrenched politicians who cater to special interests....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Turtle Bay: A Real Difference Between Ige and Abercrombie
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 7203 Views :: Democratic Party, Land Use, Politicians

Turtle Bay vividly demonstrates the difference in problem solving between gubernatorial candidate Senator David Ige and Governor Neil Abercrombie....

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Congressional Delegation Blocks Obamacare Exemption to Avoid “Awkward Political Narrative”
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 9134 Views :: Democratic Party, Health Care, Politicians, Obama

"...we wrote to our congressional delegation and were told, in no uncertain terms, that we would not be able to secure it...."

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sledgehammer Tom Brower Taxpayer-Funded Survey: Should Homeless Shopping Carts be ‘Disposed’?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 6067 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians
If the sledgehammer is personal property, why is Brower using state-funded mailings to poll whether to use it again?
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Duke Aiona: Have I done all I can do for the people of Hawaii?
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 6:18 AM :: 5471 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...the last four years have done nothing to restore my trust in government....

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Cachola lawyers up as investigators probe use of campaign funds
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:48 AM :: 6119 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

State House Majority Whip Romy Cachola, D-Kalihi, has hired Honolulu criminal defense attorney Michael Green to represent him....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
It's Time! Judge Elwin Ahu Launches Lt. Gov. Campaign
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 5576 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...twelve-stop statewide kick off tour beginning next week....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Full Text Push Poll: Schatz beats Hanabusa 49%-34%
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 5763 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

"Colleen Hanabusa has voted in support of the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles commission, which proposed cuts to Social Security benefits...."

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Monday, May 12, 2014
Hawaii’s Schatz among U.S. senators hogging federal earmarks, report says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:59 AM :: 7374 Views :: National News, Higher Education, Politicians

Since fiscal year 1997, the East-West Center has received 11 earmarks totaling $109.7 million....

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