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  • Both Judges Who Blocked Trump’s Travel Ban Made Decision Based on Fake News

    03/27/2017 12:36:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    A leaked DHS document is at the center of Trump’s travel ban controversy. Evidence that has been central to the two Federal judges instrumental in the March 15th revocation of President Trump’s travel ban was recently found to be false. The leaked Department of Homeland Security document first came to light via the Associated Press, where it was detailed in a February 24th article and has been cited as integral to the decision making process for the judges. The most important thing to note regarding this new information is that the judges based their ruling on false information about the...
  • Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban target of threats

    03/24/2017 1:03:19 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 23, 2017 | Associated Press
    The FBI says authorities are aware that the federal judge in Hawaii who ruled against President Donald Trump’s travel ban has received threatening messages. FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said Thursday the agency is aware of reports of threatening messages against U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson and is prepared to help if necessary. Watson blocked the federal government from enforcing its ban on new visas for people from six mostly Muslim countries and its suspension of the nation’s refugee program. He issued his ruling last week hours before the travel ban was to go into effect.
  • Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

    03/21/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 21 March 2017 | Katie Shepherd
    A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?
  • Imam behind Trump immigration ban suit runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/20/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 18, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Incredible. Terror-tied imams can usurp our President and our national security apparatus.The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” That’s from “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991. (source: Robert Spencer) “Plaintiff behind Trump travel...
  • Remove Hawaii AG Doug Chin - 3rd posting

    03/17/2017 1:25:42 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 19 replies
    Change.og ^ | March 10 , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    In filing his repeated and frivolous law suits against the President of the United States , Donald J. Trump , in the matter of President Trump's legal authority to protect the nation by Presidential Executive Orders , Hawaii Attorney General , Douglas Chin , is endangering the people of the Hawaiian Islands . Chin's ill advised law suits are bringing a bad name and disgraceful reputation to the State of Hawaii and the residents in their entirety , before the rest of the nation and the world . His efforts may even cause international terrorists to focus on establishing Hawaii...
  • Judge Watson's Abominable Travel Ban Ruling

    03/17/2017 5:59:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 17, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Anyone who understands the modern left could not be shocked by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson's issuance of a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's executively invoked travel ban -- but that doesn't make the order any less outrageous. The ruling was not just an exercise in judicial tyranny, as many have commented, but an act of jurisprudential nihilism and anarchy. Courts are not policymaking bodies but judicial tribunals that decide actual disputes on the basis of the facts and the law. For decades, the courts have arrogated to themselves the power to act outside their constitutional authority by...
  • Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/16/2017 8:14:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/16/2017 at 10:05 PM | Leo Hohmann
    The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The irony is hard to miss: Trump has talked about declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and now it is a Brotherhood-backed imam who is playing a key role in blocking his executive order on immigration. Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.
  • Judge's Ruling that New Executive Order Violates the Establishment Clause “Fundamentally Flawed”

    03/15/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 56 replies
    ACLJ News ^ | 3/15/2017 | Jay Sekulow
    A federal district judge in Hawaii has just issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the key provisions of the President’s revised Executive order that pauses the refugee program and admittance of foreign nationals from 6 terrorist hotbeds (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen) until thorough vetting can be put in place. The court disturbingly ruled that these two provisions – pausing refugees and foreign national entry from 6 nations – target Muslims and violate the Establishment Clause. The court created a constitutional crisis where none existed. The court’s Establishment Clause analysis is fundamentally flawed and ignores the separation...
  • Travel ban judge is only Native Hawaiian on federal bench

    03/15/2017 10:40:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 15 , 2017 | Associated Press
    The judge who halted President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban is the only Native Hawaiian serving on the federal bench. Nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2012, U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson is the fourth Native Hawaiian federal judge in U.S. history. He’s a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, which gives admission preference to Native Hawaiians.
  • BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow

    03/15/2017 3:48:21 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 311 replies
    BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow
  • Federal judge to rule today on Hawaii’s challenge to Trump’s travel ban

    03/15/2017 2:24:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 15 , 2017 | Timothy Hurley
    A federal court judge in Honolulu heard arguments this morning in Hawaii’s case to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban but did not make a ruling from the bench. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson said he would issue a ruling on the proposed temporary restraining order before 6 p.m., which is midnight Eastern Time. The executive order is schedule to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
  • Hawaii teacher: 'I won't teach' undocumented immigrants

    03/12/2017 1:04:18 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-10-17 | The Associated Press
    Campbell High School teacher John Sullivan on Wednesday used his work email to reply to a group of messages about parents keeping students out of school due to fears of being deported. "This is another attack on the President over deportation," Sullivan's email said. "Their parents need to apply for immigration like everyone else. If they are here in the U.S. illegally, I won't teach them." Officials declined to say whether Sullivan had been disciplined by the school's principal but state Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Sullivan's message was "disheartening and concerning." ~~ SNIP ~~Sullivan later told...
  • A conspiracy site with White House press credentials revives a debunked birther story

    03/10/2017 10:43:07 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 10, 2017 | Philip Bump
    On Thursday evening, precisely 49 days, five hours and 11 minutes after Barack Obama was no longer the president of the United States, the conspiracy-enthusiastic site Gateway Pundit posted a new story: "Breaking: Malik Obama Tweets Alleged Barack Obama Birth Certificate In Kenya" Gateway Pundit never met an anti-Obama or anti-Hillary-Clinton story that it didn’t like. On any number of occasions, the site’s articles have been demonstrably false, as collated by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters. Despite that — or perhaps because of its ferocious defenses of then-candidate Donald Trump over the course of 2016 — an employee of...
  • Hawaii Files Lawsuit to Block Trump’s New Immigration Executive Order

    03/08/2017 1:58:52 PM PST · by TheConservator · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 03/08/2017 | Mary Chastain
    And there it is! Hawaii has become the first to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on six nations. From The Hill: “The Executive Order means that thousands of individuals across the United States and in Hawai‘i who have immediate family members living in the affected countries will now be unable to receive visits from those persons or to be reunited with them in the United States,”. “It means that universities, employers, and other institutions throughout the United States and in Hawaii will be unable to recruit or to welcome qualified individuals from the six designated...
  • State of Hawaii to challenge new Trump order in court -court document

    03/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2016
    The state of Hawaii said in a court motion on Tuesday that it intends to seek a temporary restraining order on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's new executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries.
  • Blizzard hits Hawaii as record rainfall poised to end California drought

    03/03/2017 1:35:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Ellen Powell
    The blizzard in Hawaii and high levels of precipitation in California contrast sharply with the low snow levels across much of the rest of the country in 2017. It's been a strange year for weather so far, and a recent series of events has confounded expectations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a blizzard hit mountaintops on Hawaii's Big Island. Most of the snow fell overnight, blanketing the summit of Mauna Kea with eight inches and making the road to the summit impassable. In California, meanwhile, record levels of rain and snow look set to lift much of the state out of...
  • Police Investigate Threat at Honolulu Jewish Preschool

    03/02/2017 11:52:56 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    US News ^ | Wednesday, March 01, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Honolulu's mayor says police are investigating a phone threat that prompted an evacuation of a Jewish preschool. Mayork Kirk Caldwell says police have opened a terroristic threatening investigation into Monday's threat to Temple Emanu-El's preschool. Caldwell notes that Honolulu is one of the most diverse places in the world. He says it's cowardly to scare people and disrupt a preschool. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says officials are working with local law enforcement and the FBI to keep Temple Emanu-El safe. He says the community needs to come together to beat back hate and anti-Semitism.
  • Man dies after forcing his way past airport checkpoint

    02/19/2017 2:05:49 PM PST · by csvset · 28 replies
    StarAdvertiser ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | Rob Shikina
    A man in his 40s died Saturday after breaching security at Honolulu Airport and becoming unresponsive during a struggle with responders, an airport spokesman said. The man initially used force to make his way through the exit of a security checkpoint at the Island Air and Mokulele Airlines commuter terminal at about 5:48 a.m., said state Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara at a news conference.
  • Three Syrian American Women Shame Congresswoman Who Shook Assad's Hand

    02/10/2017 7:33:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 10 February 2017
    Three Syrian American women protested against Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard at a fundraising dinner in Los Angeles on Wednesday for her recent trip to meet with Syria’s president Bashar Assad. Hanadi Alwan and Loubana Abdin are both members of the Syrian American Council (SAC), a grassroots organization that carries out awareness-raising and advocacy in support for Syrians seeking to build a free and democratic Syria. The third person chose not to disclose her identity in order not to endanger her family in Syria. Gabbard came under fire recently after media revealed that she had traveled to meet with Assad, whose regime...
  • Vanity -- Suggestions on visiting Pearl Harbor

    02/08/2017 1:40:38 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 33 replies
    none ^ | February 8, 2017 | me
    I have to travel to Hawaii on business and thought while there I should visit the Pearl Harbor memorial. I'd be grateful for any suggestions anyone may have on how to get the most out of the visit. Thanks so much JA
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory — nine western states plus Guam — the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Prostitution Industry

    02/04/2017 8:10:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    The Stream ^ | 2/4/17 | Cathy Bussewitz
    Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the Aloha State after the speaker of the House introduced a bill that would also legalize buying sex and acting as a pimp. The proposal also would end a state law that says police officers can’t have sex with prostitutes in the course of investigations. Transgender activist Tracy Ryan is pushing the bill, saying transgender women are overrepresented in the sex trade and therefore disproportionately affected by criminalization laws. “I don’t like seeing people sent to jail that don’t belong there,” Ryan said. But long-time anti-sex trafficking advocate Kathryn Xian said legalizing the...
  • Hawaii sues federal government to stop Trump’s travel ban

    02/04/2017 1:56:44 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2017 | AUDREY McAVOY
    The state of Hawaii on Friday sued to stop President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries, joining a series of court challenges around the country. Trump’s executive order keeps Hawaii families apart and keeps residents from traveling, state Attorney General Doug Chin said. It degrades values Hawaii has worked hard to protect, he said. “This harms Hawaii’s identity. It harms Hawaii’s most basic values,” Chin said. Trump’s order temporarily bans travel for people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. It also temporarily halts the U.S. refugee program.
  • Fukumoto replaced as House minority leader, wants to leave Republican Party

    02/03/2017 12:36:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    KHON2 ^ | 2/3/17 | Alex Cerball and Web Staff
    (barf alert, Hawaiian style) A Hawaii lawmaker says she’s been bullied and attacked by her own party. Now Rep. Beth Fukumoto says she’s thinking of leaving the Republicans and joining the Democratic Party. Fukumoto, who represents District 36 (Mililani, Mililani Mauka, Waipio Acres), was first elected in 2012. She sent a letter to her constituents informing them of her desire to leave the party and asked for their input. “The Republican Party is getting increasingly hostile to different opinions. If you followed what happened at the state convention (in May 2016), I got booed for about 10 minutes straight for...
  • Anti-Trump Republican eyes party switch in deep-blue Hawaii

    02/01/2017 7:26:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 8:48 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz
    A Republican lawmaker in deep-blue Hawaii is considering switching parties to become a Democrat after she was pressured to give up her leadership role for criticizing President Donald Trump. Rep. Beth Fukumoto said Republican Party members asked her to resign as Minority Floor Leader after she spoke at the Women’s March in Hawaii. In her speech she called Trump a bully and said his remarks were racist and sexist and had no place in the Republican Party. […] In Hawaii, there are only six Republican representatives in the House — including Fukumoto — and the state Senate is all Democratic...
  • NASA study paving way for human travel to Mars

    01/27/2017 8:28:10 PM PST · by ETL · 66 replies ^ | January 19, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU – A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The six scientists enter their new home Thursday on the Big Island's Mauna Loa volcano for an eight-month stay. The team will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications, the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from Mars. The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolated...
  • Protesters Plot "Border Wall" Rally For Tomorrow...At Zuckerberg's Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

    01/27/2017 6:13:56 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai. The estate includes 1,000's of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect "safe space" for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family. Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase...technically the sellers didn't own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on. So now, according to the Honolulu...
  • Democratic Congresswoman Says She Met With Assad In Syrian Trip

    01/26/2017 1:47:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 1/25/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Hawaii congresswoman wrote that she met with President Assad, Lebanese leaders, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon and several other individuals. Gabbard wrote their message was that “there is no difference between ‘moderate’ rebels and al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) or ISIS — they are all the same.” Gabbard went on to write that the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar all supported jihadi terrorist groups in Syria. The congresswoman encouraged the U.S. to not push for regime change as it “certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people.” President Donald Trump met with Gabbard in November, and she was reportedly under consideration to...
  • Zuckerberg Suddenly Reconsiders Forcing Hawaiians Off Their Land

    01/26/2017 9:14:05 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 1/25/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may rescind lawsuits he filed against local Hawaiians in order to fulfill the development of his prospective 700-acre estate after receiving a lot of criticism, namely from locals. “Based on feedback from the local community, we are reconsidering the quiet title process and discussing how to move forward,” Zuckerberg said in a statement, according to BuzzFeed News. “We want to make sure we are following a process that protects the interests of property owners, respects the traditions of native Hawaiians, and preserves the environment.” Zuckerberg, who is reportedly the sixth richest person in the world, was...
  • Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

    01/19/2017 7:34:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2017 4:34 AM EST | Cathy Bussewitz
    Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to fuel up using renewable sources by 2045. “The majority of our fossil fuel goes into transportation, and that’s a challenge that we have to solve, and we currently don’t have a vision for what that future looks like,” said Jeff Mikulina, executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, which is pushing the bill. But...
  • Mark Zuckerberg sues to force families to sell land

    01/18/2017 7:07:54 PM PST · by correctthought · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/17 | CLEMENCE MICHALLON
    Mark Zuckerberg sues to force families to sell land passed down for generations and make his $100M Hawaiian home more secluded Title only none, see comments.
  • Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion

    01/13/2017 10:21:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | 10 January 2017 | Nathan Eagle
    Hawaii lawmakers are set to open the 2017 session on Jan. 18 with millions of dollars in projects and services on their respective wish lists. But the budget is getting whacked before they even begin. They learned last week that the state is expecting to collect roughly $155 million less in tax revenues than expected. And this week they found out that the state pension system, which covers more than 120,000 public employees and retirees, is not coming close to meeting its financial goals. It would require hundreds of millions of dollars extra each year to get the Employees’ Retirement...
  • Tucker Carlson Tulsi Gabbard MUST SEE FULL Interview: Arming Our Enemies? 1/12/17

    01/13/2017 7:20:05 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 87 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 12 2017 | You Tube
    Tulsi Gabbard joined Tucker Carlson to discuss her meeting with Donald Trump after his victory and more. It gets very interesting towards the end when discussing who exactly the U.S. is arming in conflicts.
  • Jan. 21 Women’s March in Kona ( and Hilo ) set

    01/08/2017 2:35:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Jan . 7 , 2017 | Cameron Miculka
    “I was pretty upset about it,” she said. “I just decided I wanted to do something.” That something, she said, led to the creation of a support group, where people could get together and share and support one another, and for Cottle, two issues in particular stood out: reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights. So she and others formed the group “Matriarchy Rising.” Not long after the group started, word about a proposed “Women’s March on Washington,” started by Maui resident Teresa Shook, began to spread across the country. As of Thursday evening, more than 170,000 people indicated on Facebook they...
  • Downbeat-looking Sasha and Malia return from Hawaii after last family vacation on Air Force One

    01/02/2017 8:03:25 PM PST · by andrewsj · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:39 EST, 2 January 2017 | By Anneta Konstantinides and Regina F. Graham
    The First Family have traded their sundresses and shorts for winter coats once more as they returned home after two weeks of vacation in Hawaii. A downbeat-looking Sasha and Malia departed Air Force One for what is likely the last time when they touched down at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Monday. Malia was wrapped up in a red coat and lace-up ankle boots, while Sasha kept warm in a fleece-lined denim jacket and knee-high boots. Following close behind them were Obama and Michelle, both of whom coordinated in black and gray ensembles that matched the East...
  • Hawaiian cafe backs down over ban on Trump voters

    12/30/2016 6:33:42 PM PST · by Innovative · 78 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    A business owner who posted a sign on the entrance of his eccentric Italian café in downtown Honolulu banning President Elect Donald Trump supporters, has removed the sign one day after broke a story about the severe policy. “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis,” declared owner Robert Warner on a bright yellow, handmade sign, which he taped to his Café 8/12’s front glass door. "This is my place and if I don't want to serve a Trump person, I can do that," he told Hawaii News Now on Wednesday, one day after the
  • Obama dines at Nobu as latest Hawaii vacation pushes cost of first family's travel past $96 million

    12/29/2016 2:59:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 12/29/16 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama dined out with his family and friends at hip Honolulu Asian fusion restaurant Nobu on Wednesday night Obama received a round of applause from other guests as he walked through the restaurant, a video posted to Instagram shows The first family has been in Hawaii for nearly two weeks - they're parked there until after the New Year holiday A report published this afternoon puts the price tag of their travel over the last eight years at $96 million; report includes travel White House says was official The Obamas pay for their food and lodging out of...
  • Obama takes break from Hawaii vacation to chat with Trump

    12/29/2016 12:51:42 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec 28 , 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    Prior to that, they spent an hour late in the afternoon touring a center for Islamic art and culture in Honolulu. The center is in Shangri La — the former mansion of the heiress Doris Duke that overlooks the Pacific Ocean near Diamond Head. The president’s brother-in-law, Konrad Ng, is the director of Shangri La. Ng is married to Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and the couple and their family live in Honolulu.
  • President Obama Calls Donald Trump to Reaffirm ‘Smooth Transition of Power’

    12/28/2016 7:39:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 28, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Obama called Trump from Hawaii, where the president and his family are currently on vacation. The White House issued a statement after the call, asserting that Obama was still committed to a smooth transition. “Today’s call, like the others since the election, was positive and focused on continuting a smooth and effective transition,” the statement read.
  • 'You cannot eat here': Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters

    12/28/2016 4:19:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new 'policy' barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed. A bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant's front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” A photo of the sign was shared with One also is proudly posted on the café’s Facebook page, and was “liked” by some 40 people. “…The next time you're in Honolulu, eat lunch...
  • ‘Fake’ Obama Birth Certificate Was ‘Inside Job’

    12/26/2016 5:55:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 122 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 12/23/2016 | Obama Nation Staff
    The chief investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s probe of the validity of the image Barack Obama released as his birth certificate says evidence suggests the involvement of the Hawaiian government in the alleged fabrication. WND reported last week that Arpaio and his chief investigator on the Obama birth certificate issue, Mike Zullo, held a news conference to reveal evidence they say shows the document was fabricated on a computer. They conclude it is not a copy of any original Hawaiian document, and while their investigation did not address whether Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as the Constitution requires for presidents,...
  • Obama, Abe remember Pearl Harbor dead in historic Arizona Memorial visit

    12/27/2016 2:22:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec. 27 , 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths aboard the Arizona Memorial to honor those killed in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the first visit by a Japanese leader to the memorial. The two leaders said nothing during their brief visit.
  • Obama, Japanese PM Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

    12/27/2016 10:38:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies ^ | 12/27/16 | ap
    Published December 27, 2016 Associated Press Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now Playing Americans remember the Pearl Harbor attack, 75 years later HONOLULU – Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of surprise attacks thrust America into World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit Tuesday with President Barack Obama is powerful proof that the former enemies have transcended the recriminatory impulses that weighed down relations after the war, Japan's government has said. Although Japanese leaders...
  • Can the Unions Dodge the Law? (smoking)

    12/26/2016 11:16:57 AM PST · by Drango · 27 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Dec 26 2016 | Daniel Grebence
    A recent decision of the Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB) has some people wondering if the United Public Workers (UPW), one of the government employee unions, has figured out how to ignore the law. Earlier this year, our lawmakers passed Act 25. It bans smoking on the premises of our state-owned hospitals. The law, which is trying to protect not only workers but also visitors and patients, says specifically that it is not subject to collective bargaining, and that hospital administrators are required to “prominently display signs stating that ‘tobacco and electronic smoking device use is prohibited’” at all entrances...
  • Obama hits Kaneohe Klipper for round of golf

    12/23/2016 2:44:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    After working out at the gym, President Barack Obama is spending the seventh day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii hitting the links at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
  • Obama’s Hawaiian Christmas vacations cost taxpayers $35 million over 8 years

    12/22/2016 6:15:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    For the last time, taxpayers are paying for a Hawaiian Christmas vacation for President Obama and his family, an annual luxury getaway that has cost the Treasury easily more than $35 million over eight years. Golfing on oceanside courses, dining at high-end restaurants and frolicking on stunning white-sand beaches where security guards keep other tourists at bay, the president and his family are in the midst of a 17-day holiday that requires dozens of Secret Service agents, military personnel and other government employees to guarantee their safety and ease of travel around Oahu. The Obamas are once again renting a...
  • Arizona Memorial will be closed Tuesday for visit by Obama, Abe

    12/21/2016 11:27:22 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | December 21, 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    The USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday due to a visit by President Barack Obama and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the National Park Service said. The closure also will apply to the adjacent USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, according to the park service.
  • Democratic elector in Hawaii votes for Sanders

    12/19/2016 5:18:38 PM PST · by Az Joe · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-19-16 | Jessie Hellman
    Obama's "home" state sticks the knife in at the last. One of Hawaii's four electors voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders for president Monday. While Hillary Clinton won the state's popular vote in November, one of Hawaii's electors backed the independent Vermont senator, while the other three voted for Clinton, the Associated Press reports. 
  • President takes stroll in rainy, green enclave

    12/19/2016 2:05:20 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | DDec 19 , 2016 | AP
    President Barack Obama began the second day of his annual Hawaii holiday vacation Sunday with a wet midmorning walk at Ho‘oma­luhia Botanical Garden on Oahu’s Windward side. The president and first lady were joined by friends for the nature walk in Kaneohe on a rainy, overcast day. At times the rain turned into a downpour,
  • Sheriff's investigation finds Obama birth certificate 'fake'

    12/15/2016 4:30:41 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 524 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 15 December 2016 | Bob Unruh
    A years-long forensics investigation into the computer image of the long-form Hawaiian birth certificate image that Barack Obama released during a White House news conference during his first term and presented to the American people as an official government document reveals it is “fake.” It also confirms those who were subjected to the derogatory “birther” label from many media outlets and Democrats for badgering Obama with lawsuits, petitions to the Supreme Court, and more, were right – at least in the dispute that the document was manufactured and the questions about Obama’s birth and legitimacy to be president under the...