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  • U.S. District Court Sets Stage for Revision of Insular Cases

    05/15/2018 6:32:45 AM PDT · by cll · 29 replies
    United States District Court PR ^ | 5/14/2018 | Judge Gustavo Gelpi
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. JOSE LUIS VAELLO-MADERO, Defendant. CASE NO. 17-2133 (GAG) OPINION AND ORDER The United States moves for voluntary dismissal of its claims against José Luis Vaello- Madero arising from erroneous and in excess payments under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. (Docket No. 23). For the reasons discussed below, the United States’ motion is DENIED. I. Relevant Factual Background The following facts are taken from the record and parties’ submissions, and are only considered as true for purposes of this motion: Vaello-Madero lived...
  • American Samoa Congressional Delegate Proposes Easier Path To Citizenship For AMERICAN Samoans

    04/19/2018 8:25:32 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 34 replies
    In response to a recent The Hill article that covered the latest lawsuit for birthright citizenship, the Hon. Delegate to Congress for AMERICAN SAMOA, Amata Radewagen, wrote “the Hill’s headline ‘American Samoa residents sue for citizenship’ is not accurate”.
  • Anti-Trump Man Has a Change of Heart After Going to Trump Rally Looking For Fights, But Finds Peace

    09/03/2017 8:47:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/27/2017
    Former Anti-Trump Man from from American Samoa Speaks on his Experience being angry at Trump and Trump Supporters to finding the Truth and Unity only Patriotism can bring.
  • Puerto Rico oversight board to investigate debt and fiscal crisis

    08/03/2017 6:31:57 AM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Wednesday it will investigate the U.S. commonwealth's debt "and its relationship to the fiscal crisis" which has left it with $72 billion in debt and a 45-percent poverty rate. The board, a creation of the 2016 federal Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA, said in a statement that the investigation will review the fiscal crisis, examine the debt and how it was issued, including disclosure and selling practices. "The Oversight Board considers this investigation an integral part of its mission to restore fiscal balance and economic...
  • President Trump, There’s One Island That Could Form A Pacific Wall Against Chinese Influence

    07/07/2017 5:13:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Where America’s Day BeginsTumon–While the rest of the country debates President Trump’s Twitter use, health care reform, tax reform, border security, the war on terrorism, and the 2018 midterms, it’s easy for some stories to fall by the wayside.The 2016 election was dominated by many issues, but trade was a key factor that helped push Donald Trump over the top. The main villain was China. Yet, trade isn’t the only arena where we’re going to do battle with this Asian economic powerhouse.In the Pacific, China is spreading dollars, subsidizing building projects across Tonga and the Federated States of Micronesia. The...
  • GOP Kicks Off Effort To Roll Back Obama’s Monument Designations

    03/15/2017 10:52:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    House lawmakers kicked off their effort to push back against national monuments designations, targeting the large swaths of ocean the Obama administration made off limits to fishing. “I don’t believe the Antiquities Act should have ever been applied to oceans,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young said during a Wednesday hearing on marine monument designations. “There was never intent of that.” Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources have long criticized former President Barack Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to put millions of square miles off limits to commercial fishing with little to no input from locals. With President...
  • Is Puerto Rico on a Path to Incorporation?

    02/14/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by cll · 32 replies
    Caribbean Business ^ | 2/13/2017 | Eva Llorens
    Although Puerto Rico is on its way to holding a status plebiscite over the summer and the governing New Progressive Party has petitioned Congress for Puerto Rico’s admission as a state, some argue the island will have a higher chance of becoming a state if U.S. lawmakers were to declare Puerto Rico an incorporated territory en route to statehood. Right now, the dominant argument among all sectors is that Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory, but pro-statehood lawyer Gregorio Igartúa, who has taken several cases to the courts that seek to grant more rights to Puerto Ricans living in Puerto...
  • After 95 years, a Navy ship lost at sea with all hands is finally discovered

    03/23/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by NRx · 91 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-23-2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    The USS Conestoga left the Navy yard at Mare Island, Calif., on Good Friday, 1921, bound for Pearl Harbor, with a complement of 56 sailors. It cleared the Golden Gate at 3:25 p.m. and steamed into the Gulf of the Farallones in heavy seas. Conestoga was a rugged oceangoing tug that had once hauled coal barges for a Pennsylvania railroad. But 17 years after its launch in Baltimore, it had undergone hard use and had a reputation as a “wet boat,” one that shipped water easily. At 4 p.m. that day, as the San Francisco light ship recorded big waves...
  • * LIVE TUE 3/22 ELECTION THREAD (AZ and UT)

    03/22/2016 4:55:42 AM PDT · by tatown · 1,355 replies
    Self | 3/22 | tatown
    AZ - 58 delegates (Winner Take All) UT - 40 delegates (Proportional, WTA > 50%)
  • March 22 GOP Primary Primer (AS, AZ, UT) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016107 of 2,472 delegates(98 bound)
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • American Samoa questions gay marriage validity in territory

    07/10/2015 12:12:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2015 2:22 AM EDT | Fili Sagapolutele and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. But as the Pacific island’s attorney general reviews the decision, legal observers and gay rights advocates are saying it should go into effect immediately. “It should be unquestioned,” said Rose Cuison Villazor, a professor at University of California, Davis’ law school and an expert on territorial law. “The Supreme Court’s decision was pretty strong.” American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, however, hasn’t been ready to take that step. “We’re still reviewing the decision to determine its applicability to...
  • American Samoa’s Amata blasts US administration’s ‘environmental colonialism’

    03/24/2015 10:49:35 PM PDT · by piasa · 8 replies
    Marianas Variety ^ | March 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — On Wednesday, U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing entitled: “Funding Priorities for and the United States’ Responsibilities concerning Indians, Alaska Natives, and Insular Areas in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Office of Insular Affairs, and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.” Amata, a Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the subcommittee, addressed Esther P. Kia’aina, the assistant secretary for insular areas, Department of the Interior on many of...
  • Aumua Amata is our new Delegate to the U.S. House (Republican elected in American Samoa)

    11/06/2014 9:22:10 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Samoa News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Fili Sagapolutele
    Congressional candidate Aumua Amata was yesterday elected to serve as American Samoa’s non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House, unseating longtime incumbent, Congressman Faleomavaega Eni. She is the first woman to be elected to represent American Samoa in the U.S. Congress. A veteran campaigner for the Delegate seat, Amata, a declared Republican, now joins the majority GOP controlled U.S. House and the U.S. Senate following yesterday’s mid-term elections across the United States. In yesterday’s election, Amata’s lead began with results from the polling stations in Manu’a, followed by the absentee ballots — which included local and off island ballots as well...
  • UDE FOR CONGRESS

    10/14/2014 7:41:21 PM PDT · by Experiment 6-2-6 · 13 replies
    facebook ^ | 14 October 2014 | Experiment6-2-6
    I haven't been on this website in some time. But in the shadow of Congressman Billybob, I am running for Congress. But instead of the 11th District of North Carolina, I am running for the American Samoa Delegate at Large to the United States House of Representatives There are NINE (9) candidates for this seat. The Incumbent is a Democrat who was medically evacuated over a year ago. Eni is finding himself at 71 to be on dialysis and perhaps the electorate might see him as someone too old to be re-elected for another (14th) term.
  • ObamaCare getaway: 5 US territories released from health care law

    07/24/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT · by cll · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Obama administration is coming under fire for once again making a unilateral change to ObamaCare -- this time, quietly exempting the five U.S. territories and their more than 4 million residents from virtually all major provisions of the health care law. The decision was made a week ago, and was a long time coming. For months, the territories have been complaining that the law was implemented so poorly in their regions that it destabilized their insurance markets. Until now, the Department of Health and Human Services claimed its hands were tied. But last Wednesday, the department reversed course. The...
  • White House 'Quietly' Exempts 4.5 Million People In 5 "Territories" From Obamacare

    07/20/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 July 2014 | Tyler Durden
    As WSJ reports, last week's geopolitical chaos and distraction was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn't disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare. It seems the costs of healthcare soared in these five territories due to uneconomic mandates - which woul dhave been a disaster PR-wise for the administration and so, under cover of catastrophe, WSJ reports all of a sudden last week HHS discovered new powers after "a careful review of this situation and the relevant statutory language," that enabled them to 'selectively...
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.” The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team. “So one...
  • Consequences of Citizenship (for American Samoa)

    11/14/2012 5:14:27 PM PST · by coconutt2000 · 10 replies
    PagoPages.com ^ | 11/14/2012 | Me
    The following is wholly my opinion and may contain factual or historical inaccuracies, but I did try to weed out what I could. My blog, my rules. I am reminded of the saying, "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Citizenship is a weighty issue. With it comes responsibilities and benefits, many of which aren't clearly taught in civics classes these days. First and foremost though, with citizenship the flag and the U.S. Constitution will follow. In American Samoa we have had the US flag flying over our islands for the past 100+ years since...
  • Live Election Results From Mississippi

    03/13/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2012 | ANON
    Republican Results Mar. 13, 2012| Polls Close: 8:00 pm ET County Results » Exit Poll » 7of 1,889Precincts Reporting | ★ = Projected Winner | Delegates = Estimated Delegate Count Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=MS#ixzz1p31az74e