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  • 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 · 28 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 personís 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 driverís license. Ö
  • 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. Itís 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. ďI feel like Iíve been a part of history. Itís just so hard to fathom that it could be criminal eventually,Ē 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 Clintonís 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 Bernieís 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 Didnít 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 ďmiasmaĒ paradigm held that the diseases were caused by foul air arising from putrid matter Ė 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 investigatorsí 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 ĎFeels The Berní

    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 Hawaiiís presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clintonís 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) ó 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 Queenís 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 stateís 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 Hawaiiís 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 theyíre retrained for a new job. Thatís 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
    Itís not that last nightís contests in Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississsippi doomed Marco Rubioís campaign; itís that the four bad performances atop Rubioís previous disappointments ó New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, and just about everywhere else not called Minnesota and Puerto Rico Ė have now created what feels like an insurmountable perception of defeat. Three Rubio-friendly conservative writers ó Jen Rubin of the Washington Post, Dan McLaughlin of Red State, and Guy Benson of Townhall.com ó contend itís 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. ďI employ many people in Hawaii at my great hotel in Honolulu. Iíll be there very soon. Vote for me, Hawaii!Ē 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
  • Rubio campaign accuses Cruz of 'dirty tricks' in Hawaii

    03/08/2016 8:00:39 AM PST · by lodi90 · 224 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/8/2016 | Eliza Collins
    Marco Rubioís campaign is accusing Ted Cruzís campaign of ďusing a bogus story from CNN to spread false rumorsĒ that the Florida senator is dropping out of the race. "Senator Cruz is up to his dirty tricks again spreading false rumors and lies. We won't allow him to do to Marco Rubio in Florida what he did to Ben Carson in Iowa,Ē Rubio spokesman Joe Pounder said in a statement. ďFloridians and voters across the country will reject Senator Cruz's campaign of disgusting tactics because they know a vote for Cruz is a vote for Donald Trump." Pounder is referring...
  • First Exit Poll Results - Top Of The Hour (CNN)

    03/08/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 147 replies
    First exit poll results out at 5:00 PM EST.
  • *LIVE 3/8/16 GOP Primary Thread (MI, MS, ID, HI)*

    03/08/2016 5:24:01 AM PST · by tatown · 2,146 replies
    self | 3/8/16 | tatown
    Hawaii ∑ 19 delegates Last poll closes at 11:00 PM CT Idaho ∑ 32 delegates Last poll closes at 10:00 PM CT Michigan ∑ 59 delegates Last poll closes at 8:00 PM CT Mississippi ∑ 40 delegates Last poll closes at 7:00 PM CT
  • Hawaii GOP Senator Likes Cruz

    03/07/2016 7:17:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 9 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | 3/7/16 | Chad Blair
    Ted Cruz Hawaii announced Sunday that the only Republican serving in the state Senate wants Ted Cruz to be president. Sam Slom said the Texas senator is "the right candidate" to face Hillary Clinton in the general election. The endorsement comes as Slom's previous preferred candidate, retired surgeon Ben Carson, called it quits last week.It also comes two days before the local GOP holds its presidential caucus. "After eight long years of Barack Obama's failed policies, I want someone in the White House who respects the presidency, who respects the American people, and who respects the U.S. Constitution," Slom said...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Weíre Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Weíre Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their partyís most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trumpís candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Weíre Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their partyís most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trumpís candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Polls show Donald Trump leading everywhere during a critical 2-week stretch

    03/04/2016 4:34:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/3/2016 | Allan Smith
    Thirteen states hold primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks. Of them, Trump is leading polls in nine, according to the RealClearPolitics average, including some of the most important, winner-take-all states. The other states ó Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, and Missouri ó don't have any recent polls listed on the site. They're also the three states with the fewest delegates to award. And in Maine, Trump has the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.
  • Here‚Äôs Six Funerals The Obamas DID Attend

    02/17/2016 9:48:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Peter Hasson
    † U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The White House announced on Wednesday that neither President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama will be attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While Justice Scalia‚Äôs funeral apparently doesn‚Äôt warrant Obama‚Äôs presence, here are six funerals that did. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Less than two months before the 2012 election, both Obamas took time out of their schedule to attend the...
  • My Husband Went to the Store and Never Came Home, Deserting His Two Kids

    02/16/2016 3:28:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 243 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | February 16th, 2016 | Eden Strong
    I saw my ex-husband in court last week. It was the first time I had seen him in longer than I could remember; the exact date lost in an 8-inch-thick legal file of court proceedings that is currently lying on my desk. In fact, I could count on one hand the number of times I have seen him since I started that file four years ago. Up until just a few days ago, I literally could not find my ex-husband. But before he disappeared four years ago, I was a married, stay-at-home mom of a 3-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son....
  • How long for the Peruta En Banc Process in California?

    02/09/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego is a closely watched case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.† Originally, a three judge panel ruled that Sheriff‚Äôs did not have the authority to arbitrarily refuse to grant permits to most citizens who applied for them, invalidating the ‚Äúgood reason‚ÄĚ excuse that Sheriffs were using.The case is particularly important because the panel ruled that there is a Constituitonal right to carry a gun outside of the home, and that government entities may not effectively ban the carry of firearms outside of the home for self defense.† At least one judge in...
  • Coast Guard to suspend search for 12 missing Marines

    01/19/2016 7:19:34 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan. 19 ,2016 | Star Ad staff
    The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that they will suspend the search for the 12 missing Marines off Haleiwa at sunset. ‚ÄúThe decision to suspend the search without finding survivors is particularly difficult,‚ÄĚ said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. James Jenkins. A search, led by the Marine Corps, will continue for debris and remains, but the focus of the search is changing to a recovery and salvage operation.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

    01/18/2016 12:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/16 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) ‚ÄĒ Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far. Some were inflated, but it was unclear how they came to be inflated, she said. The search for the Marines entered its fourth day Monday. Mooers said at this point, it is still a search for survivors. Rescuers from various agencies have been...
  • Hawaii Department of Health Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

    01/16/2016 3:03:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 01/16/2016 | Andrew Liptak
    Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika "virus infection in a baby r"ecently born with microcephaly in a hospital on Oahu. The release stressed that this case wasn't acquired in the United States: the mother was pregnant in Brazil in May 2015, when the virus was transmitted. Neither the infant or the mother are contagious. ...
  • Hawaii woman heard 2 booms on night Marine choppers crashed

    01/16/2016 1:53:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 16 JANUARY 2016 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- A retiree who lives across the street from a Hawaii beach said she heard two booms that were loud enough to shake her house on the night two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the island of Oahu. "I threw my blanket off, put my slippers on and ran outside thinking it was a car accident," Elaray Navarro said. The Coast Guard was notified late Thursday of the crash by another civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said.
  • Cruz for President Announces Hawaii Leadership Committee

    01/16/2016 1:26:29 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 15, 2016
    Files for Hawaii Republican CaucusesHOUSTON, Texas‚Äď Today, the Ted Cruz for President campaign announced its Hawaii Leadership Committee and filed to be on the ballot for the March 8th, 2016 Hawaii Republican Caucuses. The Cruz Hawaii Leadership Committee consists of Rita Kama-Kimura, Willes Lee and Marissa Kerns.‚ÄúTed Cruz is the most inspirational constitutional conservative of this generation," said Lee. "From the perspective of my military career and work in the conservative movement, Ted checks all the boxes of America‚Äôs needs. Personal strength, unflinching candor, and always leading with conservative principals, Cruz is the one we need to return honor and...
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Prayer Request - USMC helicopters down

    01/15/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 25 replies
    15 Jan 2016 | me
    Friends: 2 USMC CH-53 helicopters went down off the coast of Oahu, 12 souls missing. One of my son's best friends is a CH-53 pilot stationed in Hawaii, and cannot be reached. We don't know if he was flying at the time. Please pray for Brian and all those involved. Thanks
  • The Marine Corps can confirm ... active search & rescue ... for two CH-53 helicopters (off) of Oahu

    01/15/2016 5:31:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    USMC Facebook posting ^ | January 15 | USMC
    U.S. Marine Corps 22 mins *The Marine Corps can confirm there is an active search and rescue operation ongoing for two CH-53 helicopters of the coast of Oahu. The U.S. Coast Guard is currently conducting search and rescue operations. The aircraft are from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. We will provide more details as they become available.* ‚ÄĒ Major Christian Devine, USMC
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • Last sugar plantation in Hawaii to close this year

    01/06/2016 8:23:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 6, 2016 | Andrew Gomes
    Hawaii‚Äôs last sugar plantation will wind down by the end of this year, its owner announced today. Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said it will phase out sugarcane farming on Maui at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. over the next 12 months and transition the 36,000-acre farm to a diversified crop model. A&B said many employees will be laid off starting in March as their specific functions are completed, and that about half of the 675 HC&S workers will be retained through the end of the last harvest late this year. Company leaders said the decision was reached with ‚Äúgreat regret‚ÄĚ...
  • Judicial Watch Opposes Obama Administration Executive Action to Create Race-Based ‚ÄėTribe‚Äô in HI

    01/06/2016 2:09:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 6, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Grassroots Group Warns Hawaii Plan Is Racially Discriminatory, Unconstitutional and Would Set a 'Dangerous Precedent' (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today announced its opposition to an effort by the Obama administration to recognize a new race-based "tribe" of Native Hawaiians. The government watchdog details how the Obama Interior Department's proposed regulation would be contrary to laws against racial discrimination and would be an unconstitutional end-run around Congress, which has repeatedly rejected legislation granting tribal status to Native Hawaiians. Last month, Judicial Watch persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to issue an injunction to stop the counting of ballots in a race-based...
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, and These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/03/2016 6:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/2016 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted.</p>
  • How Much Did Obama Hawaii Trip Cost You? [JW files for contempt in SCOTUS against HI]

    01/02/2016 9:57:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 1, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Family Vacation Breaks the Bank at Taxpayer Expense Judicial Watch Files for Contempt in Supreme Court against State of Hawaii Judicial Watch Comes to the Rescue of Congress in Climate Change Scandal Obama Family Vacation Breaks the Bank at Taxpayer Expense I hope your Christmas and holiday season has been wonderful. The Christmas holidays are a busy time of year for Judicial Watch because corrupt politicians and bureaucrats often leak embarrassing scandal information during a time when many Americans aren't focused on the news (and many reporters are on vacation). Sure enough, we received a Christmas document dump...
  • President Obama's Hawaiian vacation continues with luau on Oahu's North Shore

    12/30/2015 8:38:51 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | HNN Staff
    HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Obama continued his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Wednesday with what's become an annual tradition for the First Family -- a luau on the North Shore of Oahu. The luau is hosted by the president's high school classmate, Bobby Titcomb, every year when the First Family is in town. This year, the motorcade pulled up to his home near Haleiwa shortly after 1:20 p.m. Titcomb is a long-time friend of the president, graduating a year after Obama from Punahou School on Oahu. He is often seen golfing with the president during his vacations in Hawaii,...
  • Drone flies briefly near Obama‚Äôs motorcade

    12/29/2015 10:11:04 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 29 , 2015 | Deena Zaru,
    No charges were filed against a Hawaii man after his drone flew near President Barack Obama‚Äôs motorcade in Hawaii on Monday. The drone was spotted hovering ‚Äúcar high‚ÄĚ very briefly near the motorcade as it was driving by. The motorcade did not stop or slow down as a result, and the man flying the drone was approached by Secret Service.
  • Judicial Watch: Secret Service Expenses for Obama‚Äôs 2013 Hawaii Christmas Vacation Cost...

    12/29/2015 1:33:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 29, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secret Service Expenses for Obama's 2013 Hawaii Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $316,698.03, Taxpayers Paid Over $8 Million for 17-Day Vacation (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received expense records from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that Secret Service expenses for the Obama family vacation to Honolulu during December 2013-January 2014 cost taxpayers at least $316,698.03. These new expenses bring the total for the Hawaii Christmas vacation trip to $8,098,060.33. The Secret Service waited nearly two years to produce the requested numbers to Judicial Watch. The heavily redacted records were obtained on...
  • Drone Flying Alongside Obama's Motorcade In Hawaii Stopped By Secret Service

    12/29/2015 12:58:47 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | Sneha Shankar
    The U.S. Secret Service stopped a drone Monday from flying alongside the motorcade of President Barack Obama, who is on a vacation with his family in Hawaii. In this photo, Obama's motorcade is seen heading to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 31, 2014. The U.S. Secret Service stopped a man from flying a recreational drone alongside President Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hawaii, reports said late Monday. The incident occurred at 4:00 p.m., local time, (9:00 p.m. EST) and was brought under control within minutes. The operator landed the drone near himself after agents from Secret Service approached...