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  • News conference called on Obama's birth certificate

    11/24/2016 9:05:47 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 108 replies
    WND ^ | November 24, 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    WND has learned that a news conference has been scheduled for Dec. 15 to make public the final conclusions of the investigation by the Cold Case Posse in Arizona’s Maricopa County under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was defeated Nov. 8 in his bid for a seventh term. On Wednesday, the PPSIMMONS blog, affiliated with author, pastor and radio host Carl Gallups, reported Arpaio had been planning to announce the news conference on a Phoenix television station, but the interview was postponed. Gallups confirmed, however, that a press conference regarding the birth certificate has been scheduled for Dec. 15 at 4...
  • Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 'Under Serious Consideration' for Trump Cabinet

    11/21/2016 2:32:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/21/2016 | By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a high-profile Bernie Sanders supporter during the Democratic primaries, is “under serious consideration” for various Cabinet positions in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, according to a senior official on the transition team. According to the official, the 35-year-old Hawaii congresswoman is being looked as a candidate for secretary of state, secretary of defense or United Nations ambassador. If selected, Gabbard will be the first woman as well as the youngest pick for Trump's Cabinet. She met with him this morning in his New York City offices at Trump Tower. The Trump transition source said that their sit-down...
  • (Rep.) Tulsi Gabbard (D) - CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad

    11/21/2016 1:01:17 PM PST · by maggief · 83 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Oct 21, 2015
    Published on Oct 21, 2015 Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Tulsi explains why the US allying with Islamist extremists to overthrow Syrian President Assad is an illegal, counterproductive war that will cause even more human misery in the region and help ISIS and other Islamist extremists take over all of Syria. Instead of once again being distracted by trying to get rid of a secular dictator, Tulsi explains, the US must stay out of counter productive wars and focus on defeating the Islamist extremists who have declared war on America.
  • Donald Trump to meet with Bernie Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard

    11/21/2016 8:45:10 AM PST · by nhwingut · 46 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 11/21/2016 | ALEX DAUGHERTY
    WASHINGTON - Tulsi Gabbard is willing to go out on a limb. The Democratic U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii was one of the first Democrats to support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and now she is one of the first Democrats to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Gabbard met with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Monday morning, but Trump spokesman Jason Miller said it was “premature” to discuss Gabbard’s potential role in the Trump administration.
  • Gay-man-says-house-targeted

    11/03/2016 9:11:51 PM PDT · by doorgunner69 · 12 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | × 1 / 1 JOHN BURNETTHawaii Tribune-Herald
    If this is anything like all the other "hate crimes" homosexuals bleat about, it was him that did it to try and drum up sympathy.
  • What Hunters and Anglers Should Know Before They Vote

    10/07/2016 8:42:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2016 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Americans who enjoy fishing, hunting, and other wilderness sports should be aware of a number of important issues before stepping into the voting booth in November. Despite objections from many prominent Hawaiians and a federal regional fishing council, President Barack Obama recently quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM), first created by President George W. Bush in 2006. Obama used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to extend the marine reserve’s boundaries, banning fishing and mining in the 200-mile exclusive economic zone surrounding the reserve, which covers much of the northwestern islands of Hawaii...
  • ‘Magnum P.I.’ Sequel About His Daughter In Works At ABC

    09/23/2016 1:09:37 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 97 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Nellie Andreeva
    EXCLUSIVE: A famous 1980s title is eyeing a comeback. ABC has nabbed Magnum, a sequel to the classic series Magnum P.I. that starred Tom Selleck, with a script commitment plus substantial penalty. The project, from Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, will keep the fun, action-packed style of the original as it follows Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s PI firm. She and her tribe of friends mix tropical beaches with the seedy underbelly of international crime and modern espionage, even as she tries to unravel...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?

    09/16/2016 4:27:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a...
  • Obama, on Midway Atoll, speaks of protecting planet

    09/02/2016 12:16:41 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Sept 1 , 2016 | staff
    President Barack Obama arrived on Midway Atoll today, paying homage to the men killed in a critical World War II battle and stressing the importance of protecting the planet and all its inhabitants from the effects of climate change. Obama emerged from Air Force One and greeted the roughly 40 inhabitants of Midway who had come out to welcome him. “We are going to have a great time,” he told them.
  • Obama talks of his Hawaii ties, climate change at East-West Center speech

    08/31/2016 11:43:19 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Aug 31 , 2016 | Sophie Cocke
    President Barack Obama returned home to Hawaii this evening for a short trip to stress the importance of addressing the dangers of a rapidly changing climate. Obama arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam aboard Air Force One before 6 p.m. and was greeted by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of Pacific Air Forces. After greeting some members of the military on the tarmac, Obama then took the short motorcade trip to the East-West Center at University of Hawaii at Manoa, where crowds lined the street. A group of protesters chanted that the...
  • Couple feels targeted after Trump signs repeatedly stolen

    08/21/2016 2:04:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Aiuiuig 20, 2016 | Cameron Miculka
    In the more than 30 years Sandy Gray and her husband Rob Biggerstaff have lived in North Kohala, they’ve never had trouble feeling safe at home. “I have never felt any kind of anxiety or fear or anything, and we’ve lived here all these years,” Gray said. The couple moved to the Big Island in 1984 from Houston, in part to get away from the poor air quality there and also in hope of finding a place to grow their own food. They found what they were looking for in Hawi. “It was wonderful compared to what it was like...
  • Honolulu’s Next Mayor May Be a Republican

    08/15/2016 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Incumbent mayor Kirk Caldwell was able to make a first place finish in Honolulu’s mayoral election, but came short in receiving the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff election in November. Nipping at his heels with less than a percentage point behind was former GOP congressman and current city councilman Charles Djou. With over 166,000 votes cast in Hawaii’s capital, Democrat Caldwell took 44.6 percent to Djou’s 43.7 percent. Honolulu’s election is technically non-partisan and contestants can avoid a general election runoff if they surpass the 50 percent threshold. For a city that is packed with liberal voters, it...
  • Zero concealed carry permits issued since at least 2006; court cases may change that. (HI)

    07/26/2016 4:21:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    WestHawaiiToday ^ | 7/26/2016 | Graham Milldrum
    No one on the Big Island has been issued a concealed carry license and that is unlikely to change any time soon in the wake of a recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling, attorneys say. The ruling made clear that states can continue to require applicants for concealed carry permits prove they have a need for the weapon, which is what Hawaii has been doing for years. “There is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” the Ninth Circuit Court opined in the case of Peruta vs. San Diego. The Circuit covers...
  • Meet Donald Zuckerberg – Facebook Founder Builds ‘Oppressive’ Wall Around Hawaii Property

    07/01/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 29 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Just in case you’re still wondering why the world’s so-called “elites” are losing credibility and respect faster than Mario Draghi can say “whatever it takes…” New York Magazine reports: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd of developers that he heard “fearful voices calling for building walls.” At the time it was widely assumed he was talking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But perhaps he was just hearing the voices echoing across his enormous Hawaiian estate? Back in 2014, the Facebook CEO purchased 700 acres of land on the island of Kauai for a cool $100 million....
  • 6 states don't require background checks for nurses

    06/29/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Becker's Healthcare ^ | June 27, 2016 | Tamara Rosin
    Nurses with convictions for crimes of violence, sexual offenses and drug thefts are able to evade detection in six states, which have far fewer protections in place than most states when it comes to licensing healthcare workers ... While candidates for jobs such as massage therapists or private investigators are required to submit a fingerprint for checks against state and FBI conviction records, the nurse licensing systems in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii rely on self-disclosure and complaints. The porous process allows nurses disqualified from obtaining licensure in other states to obtain a license in one of...
  • Some Kauai residents unhappy about wall being built by Facebook billionaire

    06/27/2016 3:24:31 PM PDT · by norcal joe · 60 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 27,2016 | Alden Alayvilla
    KILAUEA, KAUAI — For years, Kilauea, Kauai resident Gy Hall has enjoyed the view of the ocean and the breeze along Koolau Road. Then, a few weeks ago, a crew started to build a wall which happens to belong to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. “The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense,” Hall said. “It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.” Hall said the wall extends along Koolau Road,...
  • This State Just Became FIRST To Put ALL Gun Owners In FBI Database

    06/25/2016 12:37:31 PM PDT · by progunner · 55 replies
    Tea Party ^ | June 25, 2016 @ 0942 am | Tea Party
    Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first U.S. state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.Hawaii Governor David Ige, a Democrat, on Thursday signed into law a bill to have police in the state enroll people...
  • Hawai‘i becomes first state in nation to enroll firearms owners in centralized information system

    06/24/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    Governors Office Newsroom ^ | June 23 , 2016 | David Ige
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service. The system, also known as the “Rap Back” system, is a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record monitoring for authorized government agencies such as law enforcement agencies. The service notifies the agencies when a firearm owner is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. This will allow county police departments in Hawai‘i to evaluate whether the firearm owner may continue...
  • Obama: Omar Mateen Had ‘Glock Which Had A Lot of Clips in It’

    06/13/2016 2:57:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Obama spoke to reporters Monday about the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and said Omar Mateen had a “Glock which had a lot of clips in it.” Obama also said Mateen had an “assault rifle.” According to CNN, the President explained that Mateen acquired his guns via a background check. And he explained that the background check did not stop Manteen “because he did not have a criminal record that in some ways would prohibit him from purchasing” his weapons.
  • Here we go: Tulsi Gabbard moves to make a big change to the Democrats’ primary process

    06/12/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    For all the carping about the glaring flaws in the Republican primary process, it’s still nothing compared to the circus that the Democrats have going. With Bernie Sanders all but swept off the stage at this point, resentment over their method of assigning delegates remains and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seems to have had enough of the Superdelegates who keep their thumbs on the scale throughout the process. With that in mind, she’s kicked off a petition to get rid of them. (Politico) The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters...
  • Tulsi Gabbard launches petition to end Democratic Party superdelegate process

    06/11/2016 11:45:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Kristen East
    The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters to rid the party of superdelegates and install new leadership at the Democratic National Committee is not. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard encouraged her followers on Saturday to sign a petition ending the Democratic Party’s use of superdelegates. “Whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary Clinton supporter, we should all agree that unelected party officials and lobbyists should not have a say in who the presidential nominee of our party is,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “That should be left...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Judges question for Miss Hawaii set off such a firestorm, the Miss USA audience had to be calmed

    06/06/2016 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 06 June 2016 | Frieda Powers
    The 2016 Miss USA Pageant is over and the winner has been crowned, but there is still plenty of outrage over one of the questions posed to a contestant. “With Hillary Clinton expected to surpass the delegate count needed to win the Democratic party nomination, my question to you is: If the election were held tomorrow, would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for President and why would you chose one over the other?” judge Laura Brown asked Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin. The audience at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday began to boo before Brown even...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Base, Hawaii ~ 31 MAY 2016

    05/30/2016 5:50:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 75 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: US Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Base, HawaiiU.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu delivers integrated mission support during routine and contingency operations throughout the 14th District area of responsibility.The 14th District’s boundaries of responsibility stretch from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific. The district commander oversees 25 operational units ashore and afloat throughout the Pacific, which regularly perform missions in maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime security, homeland security and national defense.More than 1,150 active duty, 150 Reserve, 80 civilian and 400 auxiliary men and...
  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 45 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

    05/24/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by rarestia · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 24, 2016 | MARINA STARLEAF RIKER
    Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners. "I don't like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where...
  • Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

    05/19/2016 8:12:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 17 | Cathy Bussewitz
    Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Their plans would use technology that floats the tall turbines in deep waters miles offshore. The proposals are in the early stages and would face years of environmental reviews and community meetings before possible approval. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that would decide whether to approve ocean leases for...
  • The World’s Smallest Ukelele: It’s playing for the mere millionaires [tr] [Bloomberg Link Only]

    05/12/2016 8:40:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | May 12, 2016 | Robert Kolker
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  • Audit to Focus on State’s Civil Forfeiture Program That Some Pan as Property ‘Ransom’

    05/09/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | May 9, 2016 | Graham Milldrum
    The first audit in decades is coming for a state program that allows law enforcement to seize property without a conviction — and the administrator over the process is ready for whatever they may discover, while activist groups question its fairness. “The Attorney General is adamant about it being run above board,” said Deputy Attorney General Mike Vincent, supervisor of the civil recovery unit. His department is in charge of the process of civil forfeiture, where law enforcement can take property they allege as being used in or as the result of a criminal enterprise, without meeting the criminal standard...
  • Hawaii Republican leaders respond to shakeup in race for White House

    05/04/2016 6:47:28 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 29 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chelsea Davis
    Hawaii Republican leaders respond to shakeup in race for White House By Chelsea Davis, Reporter HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Donald Trump won the Indiana primary and is very likely to win the Republican nomination for president and that has Hawaii Republicans deeply divided. The Ted Cruz Hawaii Campaign chairman would not say who he will vote for now. But other Republican leaders have a warning for voters. "I think Donald Trump is somebody who is extraordinarily dangerous, he is a demagogue, he is offensive, and he really does not have the qualifications or fitness to be our nation's next president," said...
  • Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients

    04/26/2016 6:29:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 7:48 PM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature. The bill passed Tuesday by the House of Representatives prohibits denying, canceling or limiting coverage based on a person’s gender identity. The bill was already passed by the Senate, so it now goes to Gov. David Ige. Kaleo Ramos, a transgender teacher, says people in Hawaii have been denied coverage for things like mammograms or screenings for prostate cancer because of the gender on their driver’s license. …
  • Hawaii lawmakers ask how much marijuana is OK while driving

    03/28/2016 7:04:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 10:00 PM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car. It’s an issue they want to tackle now that Hawaii is setting up medical marijuana dispensaries. So Rep. Cindy Evans and 15 other lawmakers introduced a resolution asking the state Department of Health to study whether a person can safely drive while under the influence. Marijuana is the illicit drug most frequently found in the blood of drivers who have been involved in accidents, including fatal ones, but the role marijuana plays in those accidents is often unclear because it...
  • Hawaii lawmakers look to ban ivory

    03/27/2016 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 5:09 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Cheryl Konrad has spent the last 35 years educating visitors to her Lahaina, Hawaii, store about the centuries-old history of scrimshaw. Konrad fills the shelves in Lahaina Scrimshaw with the etchings of local artists on fossilized walrus and mammoth ivory. But if a bill to ban the sale of ivory becomes law this year, she worries that she will be forced to close her store. “I feel like I’ve been a part of history. It’s just so hard to fathom that it could be criminal eventually,” Konrad said. Similar legislation in previous years has failed largely because of pushback from...
  • CNN Calls Alaska for Bernie Sanders (Western Saturday Primary)

    03/26/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | now
    his is a live televised report; no story. In Alaska, Sanders is up by 79% to Hillary's 21% with over 38% of the vote in, and CNN has called it for Sanders. In Washington, Sanders is up by 74% to 26% for Hillary with over 14% of the vote in.
  • Sanders sweeps, wins Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Democratic caucuses (but Cankles gets all delegates)

    03/27/2016 9:31:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2016
    Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Alaska, Washington and Hawaii Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday by decisive margins -- victories he hopes will spark a Western states comeback and help him cut into frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s substantial lead. "We knew things were going to improve as we headed west," Sanders said at a rally in Madison, Wis. "We are making significant inroads in ... Clinton's lead ... We have a path toward victory." Sanders won Alaska 81-to-18 percent; 68-32 in Hawaii and 73-26 in Wshignton over Clinton, with all precincts reporting. Washington was the biggest prize, 101 delegates, followed by Hawaii...
  • Why did Bernie Sanders dominate Saturday? Caucuses in states with smaller black populations.

    03/27/2016 9:34:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 27, 2016 | Philip Bump
    Sen. Bernie Sanders had the best night of his presidential campaign on Saturday, dominating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Washington, Hawaii and Alaska state caucuses by wide margins. He cut into Clinton's pledged-delegate lead by at least one-sixth and potentially more. It was the sort of night that he needs more of. But which he's almost certainly not going to get. The reason it was such a big night for Sanders was that he dominated in Washington state, beating Clinton by more than 40 points. Washington has a big delegate total, so splitting up the delegates gave Sanders a...
  • Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests

    03/27/2016 4:25:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Senator Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in all three Democratic presidential contests on Saturday, infusing his underdog campaign with critical momentum and bolstering his argument that the race for the nomination is not a foregone conclusion. Mr. Sanders found a welcome tableau in the largely white and liberal electorates of the Pacific Northwest, where just days after resoundingly beating Mrs. Clinton in Idaho he repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 percent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 percent of the vote, and in Hawaii, he had 71 percent with a few precincts...
  • RNC mocks Clinton's 1-of-6 wins, 'embarrassing performance'

    03/27/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus mocked Hillary Clinton's "embarrassing performance" in primaries and caucuses this week, chortling at her poor one-of-six wins. "Hillary Clinton's repeated stumbles at this stage of the race are another reminder of her deeply flawed candidacy. Winning only one out of six primaries and caucuses this week is an embarrassing performance for the Democrat front runner," he said in a statement Sunday. Clinton this week won the Arizona primary and lost to challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders in Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. "At a time when the public's concern about terrorism is growing, Hillary Clinton's...
  • Democratic Caucuses: Bernie cleans up out west: Destroys Hillary in Washington and Alaska

    03/26/2016 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Today was Western Saturday for the Democrats while the GOP hopefuls had the day free to continue working the refs in Wisconsin. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders did battle again in Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii. All three of them are caucus states, a format which has given Hillary some trouble in the past and would prove poisonous to her once again this weekend. (One interesting note is that the only place where Clinton did any paid television advertising was in the Aloha State.) The results began coming in relatively early and Bernie’s streak in caucus states only expanded. Sanders...
  • Bernie Sanders Crushes Shrillary Clinton in AK and WA contests (HI to report in soon)

    03/26/2016 7:33:49 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    3/26/2016
    AK (100% reporting) Bernie = 80.7% Shrillary = 19.3% WA (93% reporting) Bernie = 72.3% Shrillary = 27.5% HI (0% reporting) So in Alaska and Washington State, just a total smackdown of Shrillary Clinton in those contests. Hawaii will not report for a few more hours but is generally expected to go the same way. So it appears that Bernie will win the trifecta of Democrat contests this weekend. So what does it all mean? It means that Bernie's faint hopes stay alive as the next major contest looms in Wisconsin - also where Bernie is expected to do well....
  • What Happened on Oahu Didn’t Stay on Oahu

    03/26/2016 5:34:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    If modern activist groups held sway in the mid-nineteenth century, countless multitudes would have died from typhoid fever and cholera. The “miasma” paradigm held that the diseases were caused by foul air arising from putrid matter – and only dogged scientific work by William Budd, John Snow and others finally convinced medical and health authorities that the agent was lethal organisms in drinking water. Ultimately, the investigators’ persistence led to discoveries of Vibrio and Salmonella bacteria, the use of chlorine-based disinfectants for drains, water purification and hand washing, programs that kept sewage away from drinking water supplies, and steady advances...
  • Honolulu ‘Feels The Bern’

    03/21/2016 12:46:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 20 .2016 | Chad Blair
    Think Hillary Clinton has a lock on Hawaii’s presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clinton’s chief opponent, Bernie Sanders, suggests that supporters of the Vermont senator believe the Democratic primary process is far from over, despite the substantial delegate lead for the former secretary of state. Jane Sanders flew into town to meet privately with about two dozen veterans at Tommy Kakesako Hall on Nimitz Highway, an event well covered by local media.
  • Hawaii student seriously injured in lab explosion

    03/17/2016 5:34:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 17 March 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    HONOLULU (AP) — A 29-year-old student was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after an explosion at a University of Hawaii laboratory, officials said Thursday. The woman suffered burns on her face and serious injuries to her arm, said Shayne Enright, a spokeswoman for Honolulu Emergency Medical Services. She was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition after the explosion early Wednesday evening. No one else was hurt. Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins said responding firefighters were told the woman was mixing gases when the blast happened. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Firefighters...
  • Hawaii's last sugar plantation workers can get federal help

    03/14/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:52 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Workers left without a job when the state’s last sugar plantation closes this year will be able to get financial help. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. employees who lose their jobs will be able to get money through a federal program to help replace lost wages, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced Monday. About 675 Maui residents work for Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, which plans to end sugar operations by the end of 2016. Under the federal program, workers could receive up to $2,000 a month for a year while they’re retrained for a new job. That’s in addition to...
  • The Dam Bursts for Rubio

    03/09/2016 1:18:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432553/dam-bursts-rubio
    It’s not that last night’s contests in Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississsippi doomed Marco Rubio’s campaign; it’s that the four bad performances atop Rubio’s previous disappointments — New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, and just about everywhere else not called Minnesota and Puerto Rico – have now created what feels like an insurmountable perception of defeat. Three Rubio-friendly conservative writers — Jen Rubin of the Washington Post, Dan McLaughlin of Red State, and Guy Benson of Townhall.com — contend it’s time for Rubio to quit the race and endorse Ted Cruz. Jen and Dan urge Rubio to strike the deal now...
  • Donald Trump Full Press Conference After Winning MI and MS Primaries (VIDEO)

    03/08/2016 8:39:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Mar 8, 2016
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference in Jupiter, FL at Trump National Golf Club Jupiter. The event took place right after Mr. Trump was declared the winner of the Republican Primaries in Michigan and Mississippi.
  • Key Presidential Primaries Results by State [March 8, 2016 MI; HI; ID; MS]

    03/09/2016 7:47:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | March 8, 2016 | Politico
    Detailed Results...
  • Trump Takes Hawaii

    03/08/2016 11:45:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 109 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 08, 2016
    Donald Trump has won the Hawaii Republican presidential caucuses, according to the Associated Press. Trump never visited the state, but instead took his campaign to Twitter on the eve of the election. “I employ many people in Hawaii at my great hotel in Honolulu. I’ll be there very soon. Vote for me, Hawaii!” he wrote. Trump's victory is his third of the night, following wins in Mississippi and Michigan.
  • Trump leads, Cruz second in early Hawaii results

    03/08/2016 11:37:00 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | March 8 , 2016 | staff
    Donald Trump is leading in an early vote count of Hawaii's Republican presidential caucus. Senator Ted Cruz is currently in second place. The early results include results from 12 out of 45 of precincts. Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Hawaiian Islands and votes are being tallied by the Hawaii Republican Party.
  • Trump ahead in Hawaii

    03/08/2016 10:40:34 PM PST · by Justice · 105 replies
    CNN | 3/8/16 | CNN
    Trump Currently leading in Hawaii