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Monday, September 24, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted September 24, 2012
By Congress.org @ 6:47 PM :: 7842 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • Senate: Veterans Job Training – Motion to Waive
  • Senate: Foreign Aid Suspension
  • Senate: Iran Nuclear Threat
  • Senate: Continuing Resolution
  • House: Student Loan Exemption for Deceased Veterans – Suspension
  • House: Public Funding for Political Conventions – Suspension
  • House: Welfare Work Requirements – Disapproval Resolution
  • House: STEM Visa Program - Suspension
  • House: Manhattan Project National Park – Suspension
  • House: Energy Regulatory Rollback – Passage
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Electric Vehicles Cost the Taxpayer More than $7 per Gallon
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 5818 Views :: National News, Ethics

... the tax credits have other, indirect effects: Increased sales of electric vehicles allow automakers to sell more low-fuel-economy vehicles ....

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Time for a True Opportunity Agenda
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:53 PM :: 4713 Views :: National News, Ethics

Occupy Wall Street's pathetic first birthday last week confirmed that the longstanding reports of the movement's death have not, in fact, been exaggerated....

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
NYT: Medicare Bills Rise as Records Turn Electronic
By Selected News Articles @ 12:14 AM :: 6732 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the goal was not only to improve efficiency and patient safety, but also to reduce health care costs.  But, in reality, the move to electronic health records may be contributing to billions of dollars in higher costs....

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Friday, September 21, 2012
$1B Short: Obama 2013 Budget Cuts Hawaii Obamacare Funds
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:41 PM :: 8401 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If Obama;'s 2013 budget is implemented, Hawaii will be obligated to pay $1,096,300,000 more for Medicaid....

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Friday, September 21, 2012
100 Days Until Taxmageddon
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:16 PM :: 5844 Views :: National News, Ethics

Sunday will mark the start of the 100-day countdown to “Taxmageddon” – the date the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect....

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Friday, September 21, 2012
5 Ways Fast & Furious Tarnishes Eric Holder's Justice Department
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:43 PM :: 3897 Views :: National News, Ethics

The report singles out top Department of Justice officials for wrongdoing and contradicts sworn testimony by Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Is a Losing Proposition
By NCPA @ 6:17 PM :: 5752 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 The law does nothing more than deceive people into purchasing non-GE foods, which aren't different from GE foods....

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
American Soldier: Djou Unveils Second TV Spot
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:58 PM :: 9642 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We need to elect leaders who are more concerned about America than their political party and will put aside partisan differences to work together to solve our nation's problems. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
VIDEO: Djou Launches First TV Ad
By Video @ 7:09 PM :: 9265 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

It's only through your generosity and support that we have the funds to be able to discuss the important issues facing our country today, and the need to elect genuine leaders, like Charles, who have the courage and the character to address those issues.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Panetta: Navy Will Invite China to Pacific Rim Exercise
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 9557 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and his Chinese counterpart, Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie, told reporters here today they see progress and room for growth in the two nations’ military relationship....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Micronesians: Stop Abercrombie's Healthcare Discrimination
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 12074 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Abercrombie is pursuing an appeal of the injunction on Basic Health Hawai'i, with a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing scheduled for Tuesday in San Francisco....  

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
CBO: Hawaii Faces $2.1B Medicare Cuts Under Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 7462 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...this updated CBO estimate represents the first time that the Medicare payment reductions are accounted for in the full 10‐year budget window....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Major Glitch for Digitized Health-Care Records
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 4023 Views :: National News, Ethics

Savings promised by the government and vendors of information technology are little more than hype....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Shocking News! Trade with China Supports U.S. Jobs
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:41 PM :: 7011 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The belief that more imports equals less employment at home is false. It follows directly that the idea that trade deficits lead to higher unemployment is also false.

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Monday, September 17, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted September 17, 2012
By Congress.org @ 5:42 PM :: 6499 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • House: Minnesota Land Exchange
  • House: Government Surveillance Authorities
  • House: Sequestration Replacement
  • House: Continuing Resolution
  • House: Energy Department Loan Guarantees
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Monday, September 17, 2012
As $716B in Cuts Loom, Medicare Pilot Programs not on Track to Deliver Savings
By John Goodman @ 2:32 PM :: 4711 Views :: National News, Ethics

Over the next 10 years, ObamaCare will reduce Medicare spending by $716 billion....

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Monday, September 17, 2012
Our Constitution Is Under Fire
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 4192 Views :: National News, Ethics

Forty visionaries signed a piece of paper 225 years ago today that became one of the most vital documents in the world: the U.S. Constitution.

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Monday, September 17, 2012
$3 in New Federal Debt For Every $1 Added to Economy
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 3914 Views :: National News, Ethics

$5.23 trillion in new debt vs. $1.68 trillion to the economy

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Monday, September 17, 2012
Hirono Flip-Flops on Budget Cuts
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 7267 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mazie Hirono voted last week to keep in place $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts that will hurt Hawaii’s economy ....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
US Bond Rating Cut Again
By Selected News Articles @ 10:54 PM :: 3979 Views :: National News, Ethics

Issuing additional currency ... does little to raise the real GDP of the US, but does reduce the value of the dollar, and in turn increase the cost of commodities (which) will pressure profitability of businesses, and increase the costs of consumers....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Island Heavy Rail Calamity: San Juan Repeats in Honolulu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:35 PM :: 11951 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

Tren Urbano (or City Train) in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a perfect comparison with Honolulu's heavy rail....

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Hawaii in the Crosshairs as White House details ‘destructive’ spending cuts
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 7174 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 ... federal civilian workforce, where staffing levels and salaries would be docked more than 8 percent .... 

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Why Obama Is Failing the Middle East Meltdown and How to Fix It
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:33 AM :: 7116 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama’s strategy for this part of the world started out much the way Jimmy Carter’s did—with acts of conciliation and accommodation....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Response to Violence in Libya & Egypt Indicates Troubling Views on Free Speech
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 4750 Views :: National News, Ethics

"It is firmly within the constitutional rights of American citizens and, contrary to the embassy's statement, within the free speech rights of all human beings to speak openly and critically about Islam...."

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hirono Votes Against Funding Tsunami Warning Network
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 9692 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The high-tech buoy network faced $4.5 million in cuts in February, and Hirono opposed bipartisan House legislation to fully fund the critical system for FY2013....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
NYT: With Medicaid, Long-Term Care of Elderly Looms as a Rising Cost
By NCPA @ 4:47 PM :: 4101 Views :: National News, Ethics

Long-term care, which includes nursing home and hospice services for seniors, makes up a significant portion of Medicaid spending around the country....

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Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Accounting Trick that Will Haunt Public Pensions
By NCPA @ 4:43 PM :: 4221 Views :: National News, Ethics

Moody's announced recently that it would no longer accept state and local governments' pension liability figures at face value....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Muslims Celebrate 9-11 by Storming US Embassies, Hoisting Al-Qaeda Flag, Murdering US Ambassador
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 AM :: 13497 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 ‘Obama, Obama, There Are Still a Billion Osamas!’ -- The chant on the streets, three years after Obama's Cairo Speech.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Moody’s To Downgrade US If No Deal To Cut Debt/GDP Ratio
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 3994 Views :: National News, Ethics

Budget negotiations during the 2013 Congressional legislative session will likely determine the direction of the US government’s Aaa rating and negative outlook, says Moody’s Investors Service....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Looking Back: Charles Djou Joins Army After 9-11
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 12996 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...in Afghanistan, Charles saw the best and worst in humanity. He saw the selfless sacrifice of our American soldiers but also utter human depravity in Taliban insurgents....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Remembering 9/11 in a Volatile World
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 3884 Views :: National News, Ethics

Eleven years ago today, terrorists shattered America's sense of safety. Generations who did not remember Pearl Harbor suddenly knew the shock of an attack on U.S. soil....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Flags Ordered to Fly at Half-Staff on September 11
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 7086 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance....

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Monday, September 10, 2012
Putting the Punch in Parent Power
By NCPA @ 3:06 PM :: 3787 Views :: National News, Ethics

insights to effective advocacy, organization and mobilization....

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Monday, September 10, 2012
25,000 Chicago Teachers Walk Off the Job
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:49 AM :: 4224 Views :: National News, Ethics

The average teacher in Chicago Public Schools—a district facing a $700 million deficit—makes $71,000 per year before benefits are included.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Lingle: Congress Must Lead on Jobs, Hirono has no Plan
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 8256 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle also called for Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, a current member of Congress, to answer for the 40,000 unemployed in Hawaii and 12.5 million unemployed across the country with a real plan to put our people back to work.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Senators: DoD Disenfranchising Military Personnel
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 11554 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Department of Defense (DoD) stands in clear violation of a central provision of this federal law, which mandated the creation of on-base voter assistance offices....

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Do We Belong to the Government?
By Nacia Blom @ 4:33 AM :: 8470 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan do have a plan. They know that "government belongs to us". They know that if you have a business YOU built it.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Priebus: GOP Will Win Senate Majority Without Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 7848 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Republicans will win back the Senate in the fall picking up seats in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana and Nebraska, the party's National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicts to Newmax.TV.

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Friday, September 7, 2012
Obama's Dismal Jobs Record
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 4939 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a large chunk of Americans have simply given up looking for work. A significant number are collecting disability insurance instead....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Full Text: Obama Speech to Democrat Convention
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 5465 Views :: National News, Ethics

"Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for...."

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Full Text: Joe Biden Democrat Convention Speech
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 4910 Views :: National News, Ethics

Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I are so proud of you....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Abercrombie Named to National Governors Association Health and Homeland Security Committee
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 6975 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Governor Abercrombie is in North Carolina attending the Democratic Governors Association meeting as well as the Democratic National Convention. The NGA announced its committees for the 2012 – 2013 year today....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
PROP: Enviros Back Pacific Ocean Partnership
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 10319 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“This is a very important step in implementing the National Ocean Policy in the Pacific,” said Dave Raney, Chair of the Sierra Club’s national Marine Action Team....

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Clinton Is Wrong on Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 4822 Views :: National News, Ethics

Government Accountability Office this week gave notice to the Administration that this type of law change must go through Congress....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
$16T Debt Enabled by Hirono
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:38 PM :: 7454 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mazie Hirono has enabled this spending binge. She may be notorious for skipping votes—127 and counting so far this year—but she knows how to vote “aye” along party lines when it comes to more spending.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
VIDEO: Democrats Boo, Jeer as 'God' and 'Jerusalem' Rammed Back Into Platform
By Selected News Articles @ 7:36 PM :: 8298 Views :: National News, Ethics

"For Democrats, there is no God in 2012 — at least as far as the party’s platform is concerned. Nor is there a Jerusalem." -- ABC News Sept 4

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
$16,000,000,000,000
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 4931 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama’s Administration has already added almost $6 trillion to the debt. That means he is on track to triple Bush’s debt increase over eight years.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Debt Hits $16T--up 50% in Four Years
By Rep Charles Djou @ 12:34 AM :: 9648 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... over $50,000 for every American - including our children ....

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a New School Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:21 PM :: 5020 Views :: National News, Ethics

As of today, the vast majority of American students have begun a new school year. As lunches are packed and carpool lines grow, Heritage reviews the good, bad, and ugly in education....

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