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  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    09/22/2014 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/22/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports. In a memoir published earlier this month, Gillibrand revealed that some of her male colleagues in Congress felt free to comment about her weight. “Don’t lose too much weight now," one "of my favorite older members of the Senate" told her, squeezing her waist. "I like my girls chubby!”
  • Of Honors and Honor

    12/03/2013 10:33:39 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Foreign honors and imitations thereof don't seem to thrive on this side of the Atlantic, prestigious as they may be back in Europe. Consider the annual presentation of Presidential Medals of Freedom, our version of Britain's honors list, which by now must include the names of thousands of honorees. Who can remember them all? Or any of them. Maybe the Medal of Freedom is supposed to be our equivalent of the Legion of Honor in France, which dates back to Napoleonic times. Its design has had to be changed over the years and regimes, as the empire gave way to...
  • NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change

    07/15/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/15/13 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2005, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatened to end the filibuster for judicial appointments by forcing a mid-session rule change on a majority vote, an act that would have ended two centuries of precedent. Before he could act, though, the Gang of 14 arose, led by Republican John McCain, to preserve the senatorial tradition, brokering a deal that left conservatives fuming by depriving Frist of his partisan majority. Eight years later, with Harry Reid threatening to take the same action on executive-branch appointments, where is that Old Gang of Ours? According to NBC, at least McCain might be riding...
  • Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Picked to Replace Late Sen. Daniel Inouye

    12/26/2012 4:56:50 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 26, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced tonight Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as the U.S. senator from Hawaii -- not Sen. Inouye's first choice. On the day he died, the late senator wrote a letter to Abercrombie asking that he pick Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, to replace him. Hanabusa made it to the final round of consideration, but she did not win the nomination. "The charge of the central committee was to take all points of view into account, from Sen. Inouye and from the rank and file -- the Democratic grass roots," Abercrombie said...
  • Tim Scott and Daniel Inouye Show a Better America

    12/20/2012 4:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    On Monday, the U.S. Senate got its newest member and lost its most senior member. The newest senator is South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott, whom Gov. Nikki Haley said she would appoint to fill the vacancy caused by the pending resignation of Jim DeMint. The most senior senator was Hawaii's Daniel Inouye, who died at 88 just a few hours after Haley's announcement. Much has been made of the fact that Scott will be the only black senator and the first black Republican senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, who was elected in 1966 and 1978. Haley noted that fact...
  • Hawaii Dem Linked to Questionable Bank Bailout

    07/01/2009 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 445+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2009
    A struggling Hawaii bank received a $135 million federal bailout last fall two weeks after staff from the office of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, a big investor in the bank, called federal regulators about the aid application, according to a report in ProPublica Tuesday. Bank regulators had designated Central Pacific Financial as a marginal candidate to receive federal assistance, according to documents cited in the report. But soon after the phone call from Inouye's office, the Treasury directed millions of dollars to bolster the bank's capital reserves. Inouye, D-Hawaii, owns shares in the bank that totaled between $350,000 and $700,000...
  • R.I.P. Sen. Inouye, Hero of the 442nd (Hero of Immense Proportions)

    12/17/2012 6:19:58 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | Daniel Foster
    We have just learned that Senator Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) has passed away at 88. Whatever else the president pro tempore of the Senate was, he was a Nazi-socking badass of a G.I.: In the fall of 1944, Inouye’s unit was shifted to the French Vosges Mountains and spent two of the bloodiest weeks of the war rescuing a Texas Battalion surrounded by German forces. The rescue of “The Lost Battalion” is listed in the U.S. Army annals as one of the most significant military battles of the century. Inouye lost ten pounds, became a platoon leader and won the...
  • Hawaii Republican Djou heads for Congress: 67% reject Inouye machine (Dems still say its a fluke)

    05/24/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 838+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2010 | Andrew Walden
    It's "Hawaii Republican Congressman Charles Djou" now-and Hawaii Democrats can barely contain their bitterness -- towards each other. Democrats are portraying the result in the May 22 Special Election as a fluke resulting from a split Democrat vote in the three way contest.  They add the vote totals for defeated Democrats Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa and argue that the result shows a 60-40 vote in favor of Democrats.  But two-thirds of the vote went to anti-Inouye-machine candidates Djou and Case.  It is Hanabusa--who will likely win the Democrats' September Primary to face off against Djou in November--who stands...
  • The undoing of America

    09/05/2005 7:12:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    The U.S. Senate is scheduled tomorrow to decide whether to clear the way for the most odious, anti-American piece of legislation in memory: S. 147, the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act." Incredibly, as of now, more than 61 senators are expected to vote to begin a process that would ineluctably unravel the United States as a nation. This legislation has been advanced in the spirit of pandering that has come to characterize all too much of our national political life. In this case, the pandering is on behalf of an ethnic community that is largely a figment of some politicians'...
  • Senator Daniel Inouye's "Favor" From TARP "

    06/30/2009 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 176+ views
    ProPublica/The Lid ^ | 7/1/09 | The Lid
    Back in January it was revealed that part of the TARP Program included giving some funds to a bank that was cited for bad buisness practices.The money was given as a favor to Congressman Barney Frank Frank, head of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, acknowledged that last fall he inserted into the government’s $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program bill specific language to help OneUnited, New England’s only black-owned bank. He also said he contacted someone at the Treasury Department about OneUnited’s application for emergency TARP funds, though he insisted he never asked Treasury to bend any rules on...
  • Senator apologizes for Obama comment

    02/27/2008 4:06:07 PM PST · by george76 · 62 replies · 217+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2008 | MARK NIESSE
    Sen. Daniel Inouye has apologized for suggesting that Sen. Barack Obama's private high school in Hawaii was elitist. Inouye said before his state's Feb. 19 Democratic caucuses that voters know Obama was born in Hawaii and graduated from one of its high schools, "but he went to Punahou, and that was not a school for the impoverished." "To suggest that Punahou maybe set his life plan in place, I find it very interesting," Inouye said Punahou, located in Honolulu, is one of the island's most prestigious private schools. Inouye, 83, graduated from McKinley High School, a public school near Punahou's...
  • Is Larry Craig The Face Of The US Senate? (Dems Inouye, Cantwell, Frank, Robb, Etc Also Discussed

    08/29/2007 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 106 replies · 2,393+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/29/07 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, August 27, news services broke the story that Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty in early August to lewd conduct in an airport restroom... Craig is hardly the only member of the Senate with a propensity for dropping his pants at inopportune moments... Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has allegedly sexually harrased or abused at least 10 women. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reportedly engaged in a sexual affair with an engagd lobbyist, Ron Dotzauer,then gave him a personal loan to help him with his subsequent divorce and threw cash his way... Gerry Studds (re-elected six times after having sex...