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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!”
  • Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

    08/09/2014 5:24:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2014 3:32 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. […] … The incumbent governor faces a surprisingly strong challenge from a fellow Democrat and early voting was heavily encouraged. It’s not the only race splitting the Democratic Party establishment. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to determine who will fill the...
  • Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

    08/09/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2014 3:32 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. […] … The incumbent governor faces a surprisingly strong challenge from a fellow Democrat and early voting was heavily encouraged. It’s not the only race splitting the Democratic Party establishment. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to determine who will fill the...
  • Obama's upcoming dishonor of General Norman Schwarzkopf (vanity)

    12/28/2012 4:42:03 AM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 47 replies
    me | 12/28/12 | me
    Yesterday we lost a true American giant, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Today, I'm starting a betting pool on how many times obama uses the words "I" "me" or "my" in his eulogy to the General. As was noted in the Weekly Standard, Zero used "I","me" or "my" a total of 63 times in a 1,600-word eulogy to the late Medal of Honor recipient and Senator, Daniel Inouye, to whom he referred as "Danny" in the speech. I will donate $50 to FR in the name of the freeper who posts the closest numeric guess, prior to publication of Dear Reader's failure...
  • 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...
  • Once There Were Giants

    12/25/2012 7:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    "Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. "With complete disregard for his...
  • Figures. Obama’s Life Story at Senator Inouye’s Funeral Doesn’t Jibe With History

    12/24/2012 7:43:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | december 23, 2012 | jim hoft
    It’s already been discussed that Barack Obama’s eulogy at Senator Inouy’s memorial in Washington DC was a tribute to himself and not the late Hawaiian senator. Obama spoke for 10 minutes about himself and his life story, barely mentioning the life of Senator Inouye. But it’s worse than that. Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk. Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:
  • Today We Are Gathered … To Hear More About Me (Obama the Narcissist)

    12/23/2012 3:16:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | December 21, 2012 | Emily Yoffe
    Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii. Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence...
  • Obama Has to Fib Even at a Funeral

    12/23/2012 7:29:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was. In his 1,600-word oration, Obama even managed to work in the fact, as though someone in the universe might not have heard, that he had "a white mom [and] a black father" "and was raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word...
  • Reid urges Hawaii governor to quickly name Inouye successor

    12/23/2012 4:02:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Reid urges Hawaii governor to quickly name Inouye successorBy Meghashyam Mali - 12/23/12 05:53 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday pressed Hawaii’s governor to quickly appoint a successor to Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), who passed away last week. In a statement, Reid said he has asked Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) to tap a replacement by year’s end. “I have asked the governor of Hawaii to appoint Senator Inouye's successor with due haste. It is critically important to ensure that the people of Hawaii are fully represented in the pivotal decisions the Senate will be making before...
  • Slate to Obama: Enough about you, already

    12/22/2012 7:09:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama flew to Hawaii this week after fiscal-cliff negotiations stalled, in part for a Christmas vacation, and in part to attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye. Obama offered a eulogy for Inouye, which usually means offering insights into the deceased’s life and character. Instead, as is Obama’s wont, he talked more about himself than the man whose life was supposed to be the center of attention.Even Slate noticed the problem, and blasted Obama for his narcissistic streak: Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is...
  • All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye's Funeral

    12/22/2012 4:11:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | december 21, 2012
    Unbelievable - During funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama diverts remembering Inouye for by speaking of himself for about 10 minutes
  • A Final Farewell to Daniel Inouye: September 7, 1924 - December 17, 2012

    12/21/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | various
    A hero for Hawaii - Daniel Ken Inouye, the grandson of Japanese immigrants, sacrificed his right arm for his country in combat during World War II and devoted much of his life as an unwavering voice for Hawaii in the U.S. Senate [Video, images, text]
  • Hawaii: Governor to Appoint Democrat to Serve Until 2014

    12/17/2012 4:47:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, will have a limited choice of successors to appoint to succeed the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. According to Hawaii election official, the governor will choose from a list of three candidates submitted to him by the state Democratic Party. The appointee will serve until November 2014, when a special election will be held to fill the final two years of Inouye’s current term.
  • 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 State Legislator Threats Criminal Charges - Then Withdraws Threat - Over Letter to the Editor

    09/06/2012 9:12:28 PM PDT · by Lornik · 13 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | September 4, 2012 | Hawaii Reporter - Editor
    Hawaii State Rep. John Mizuno, a Democrat from Kalihi Valley, issued a press release on August 30 demanding an apology and retraction of a letter to the editor published in Hawaii Reporter on August 23. He also threatened to file criminal and civil charges through the state attorney general over the posting, which Mizuno said included "false and misleading statements." But he later retracted that threat. The letter, authored by James Macey, was a less than complimentary opinion piece about a hearing he attended on August 8 that was run by Mizuno and peace activists looking to quell violence in...
  • Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery

    08/19/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2002 | Frederic N. Tulsky
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 18, 2002 Pg. 5 Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery Given LSD, he died in a fall from hotel room; government later promised to tell all, but didn't By Frederic N. Tulsky, Knight Ridder News Service San Jose, Calif. -- The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history. Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized...
  • Cavasso undeterred by odds in campaign against Inouye

    10/30/2010 11:04:35 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.staradvertiser.com ^ | Oct 29, 2010 | By Herbert A. Sample
    Democrat Daniel Inouye has represented Hawaii in the U.S. Senate for nearly 48 years, and Republican Cam Cavasso thinks that is long enough. Cavasso is in what some think is the unenviable and impossible position of challenging the re-election of Inouye, Hawaii's most influential politician. Cavasso even poked fun at his own chances this summer in a humorous television ad that labeled his candidacy as "crazy." But in Inouye, the longest-serving Senate incumbent, Cavasso faces the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee who enjoys the backing of major Hawaii interest groups. Inouye also has won eight straight elections with...
  • Hawaii Senate: Inouye (D) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Cavasso (R)

    10/17/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT · by MichaelNewton · 53 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 17, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Democrat Daniel Inouye has represented Hawaii in the U.S. Senate for 47 years, and he now holds a 13-point lead over Republican challenger Cam Cavasso in his bid for another six-year term. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Inouye picking up 53% of the vote, while Cavasso, a former member of the state’s House of Representatives captures 40%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Inouye succeeds Byrd as Senate president pro-tempore

    06/29/2010 12:41:14 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 | Paul Kane
    Following the death of Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the most senior member of the Senate, will be sworn in as president pro-tempore of the Senate, placing him third in the line of succession to become president. Inouye will be formally sworn in once the chamber opens for business Monday, at 2 p.m. EDT, in a service just steps away from the long-time desk of Inouye's close friend, Byrd, who died at 3 a.m. Monday. Staff have already draped a black mohair cloth over Byrd's desk, placing white roses atop it, a standard symbol of mourning when...
  • Bailing Out On Hawaii (Dems giving up special election?)

    05/07/2010 4:10:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 534+ views
    The AP's David Espo reports that the White House sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as an emissary to ask Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye "to change course" for the sake of the Democratic Party, which has a good chance of losing a special election. The special election will fill an open House seat, and it's being handled without a primary. Both of the Democrats who want the job are on the ballot against a single Republican, which makes the math a lot harder for the party that's seeing its vote split. "It's an extremely difficult race, since two Democratic candidates...
  • Inouye comes out for the McChrystal plan (Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-HA)

    10/14/2009 6:57:56 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 20 replies · 1,251+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 10/13/2009
    Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the head of the Senate Appropriations Committee, came out Tuesday in strong agreement with the Afghanistan assessment put forth by General Stanley McChrystal and promised to fully fund any forthcoming troop increase there. The stance of the powerful Hawaii lawmaker is the opposite of his House counterpart, Wisconsin Democrat David Obey. Inouye is also taking a starkly different tone from the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Carl Levin, D-MI, who has said he opposes sending more combat troops there. But after returning from a weekend trip to the region, Inouye said that his meetings with troops,...
  • 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...
  • Hawaii Senator Helps Bank He Founded Get Aid

    07/01/2009 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 440+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 01, 2009
    Hawaii senator helps bank he founded get aid Central Pacific Financial did not meet criteria, holds bulk of Inouye's wealth June 30, 2009 WASHINGTON - Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth. The bank, Central Pacific Financial, was an unlikely candidate for a program designed by the Treasury Department to bolster healthy banks. The firm's losses were depleting its capital reserves. Its primary regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.,...
  • Hawaii senator (Democrat) helps bank he founded get aid

    07/01/2009 4:22:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 411+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/1/2009 | Paul Kiel and Binyamin Appelbaum
    Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth. The bank, Central Pacific Financial, was an unlikely candidate for a program designed by the Treasury Department to bolster healthy banks. The firm's losses were depleting its capital reserves. Its primary regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., already had decided that it didn't meet the criteria for receiving a favorable recommendation and had forwarded the application to a council that reviewed marginal...
  • After Call From Senator's Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid

    06/30/2009 10:50:04 PM PDT · by FromLori · 6 replies · 431+ views
    Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth. The bank, Central Pacific Financial, was an unlikely candidate for a program designed by the Treasury Department to bolster healthy banks. The firm's losses were depleting its capital reserves. Its primary regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., already had decided that it didn't meet the criteria for receiving a favorable recommendation and had forwarded the application to a council that reviewed marginal...
  • After Call From Senator Inouye’s Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid

    07/01/2009 2:07:35 AM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 2 replies · 327+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | 7-1-09 | Paul Kiel & Binyamin Appelbaum
    Inouye reported ownership of Central Pacific shares worth $350,000 to $700,000, some held by his wife, at the end of 2007 [5]. The shares represented at least two-thirds of Inouye's total reported assets. Inouye has requested a delay in filing his annual financial disclosure for 2008, which was due this spring, and he declined to provide the current value of his investment. Since the end of 2007, the bank's stock has lost 79 percent of its value. Central Pacific was founded in 1954 by a group of World War II veterans including Inouye who were emerging leaders in Hawaii's Japanese...
  • Key Senate appropriator weighs two tanker suppliers

    04/22/2009 11:00:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 824+ views
    Government Executive.com ^ | April 22, 2009 | Megan Scully
    Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, signaled Tuesday that he is giving serious consideration to a proposal that would split the lucrative contract to build the Air Force's next fleet of aerial refueling tankers between the two rivals vying for the work. Inouye, who also chairs the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, told reporters that he plans to hold subcommittee hearings on the proposal, which has been publicly pushed by key House Democrats but soundly rejected by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Northrop Grumman Corp. and EADS, the European consortium behind Airbus, won the $35 billion deal last year to build 179...
  • Earmark Watch: Focus on Hawaii U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye

    03/10/2009 4:29:15 PM PDT · by AndrewWalden · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | 3-10-09 | Sunlight Foundation
    EarmarkWatch is an experimental distributed research project that contains data for Fiscal Year 2008 earmarks from the House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education bills and the 2008 House Defense Bill. It does not contain 2009 earmarks. Sen. Inouye (D-HI), the Senate appropriations chair, has Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education earmarks totaling $96,600,000. For this appropriations bill, Sen. Inouye (D-HI) ranks in the 100th percentile.
  • Byrd will voluntarily give up chairmanship (to make way for "change" in Washington)

    11/07/2008 1:10:29 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,668+ views
    Senate legend Robert Byrd, approaching 91 this month and hailing a “new day in Washington,” said he would voluntarily give up the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee with the new Congress. “To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven,” said Byrd, who had fended off earlier challenges this past spring and summer. “Those Biblical words from Ecclesiastes 3:1 express my feelings about this particular time in my life. “I have been privileged to be a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee for 50 years and to have chaired the committee for ten years,...
  • Inouye predicts Stevens will keep his Senate seat

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye provided a campaign boost Saturday to embattled Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, predicting that his colleague from Alaska will win re-election and overturn his conviction on appeal. "I am absolutely confident that Ted Stevens will be sworn into the Senate while he appeals this unjust verdict," said Inouye, D-Hawaii, a longtime friend of Stevens. "I am certain that this decision in Washington, D.C., will be overturned on appeal." Stevens was convicted last month by a jury in Washington on seven counts of lying on Senate disclosure forms to conceal more than $250,000 in...
  • Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye weds in California

    05/26/2008 3:38:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 102+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/08 | AP
    HONOLULU - U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the third most senior member of the Senate, married Irene Hirano in a small private ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 83-year-old Hawaii Democrat, dressed in a dark suit, and Hirano, who wore a white suit, were wed Saturday at All Saints' Episcopal Church, and then left for Carmel, Calif., for their honeymoon, according to a news release issued by the senator's office. Inouye's son, Ken, was best man, and Jennifer Hirano served as her mother's maid of honor. The wedding ceremony was limited to members of the immediate families. Irene Hirano is president...
  • 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...
  • Hawaii Oh-Oh

    10/29/2007 5:57:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 72+ views
    IBD ^ | October 29, 2007
    Congress: Nearly five decades after statehood, the U.S. House passes a bill classifying American citizens by race and establishing apartheid in Hawaii. Is the U.S. about to have its own separatist movement? We have observed that if there was ever a place that came close to Martin Luther King's dream of people being judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, it is Hawaii. "One of the greatest examples of a multiethnic society living in relative peace" is how the state's longtime U.S. senator, Democrat Daniel Inouye, once described it. Last Wednesday, the House...
  • 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...
  • Bringing Home The Bacon

    07/25/2007 12:19:11 PM PDT · by newgeezer · 6 replies · 455+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 07.25.07, 6:00 AM ET | Brian Wingfield
    Washington, D.C. — Belly up. It's feeding time in the nation's capital. Congress is deliberating 12 appropriations bills that are supposed to be passed by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, and already we've seen some good examples of excess spending for lawmakers' pet projects back home, otherwise known as "pork." According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a government watchdog group, there's $30,000 requested by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., for the educational group "A+ For Abstinence," which runs a program called coolvirginity.com; there's $34.5 million that one influential appropriator, Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, has sought for...
  • Hawaii Democrats Pay for Foley Scandal

    10/05/2006 6:02:19 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 41 replies · 2,156+ views
    Sen. Daniel Inouye Named in one of “Top Ten” Sex Scandals By Andrew Walden, 10/4/2006 11:18:09 PM Evidence is emerging that Democrat operatives may have held transcripts of resigned Florida Republican Congressman Mark Foley’s salacious instant messaging conversations and emails for months if not years in hopes of using them in an “October surprise” in order to defeat Republicans at the polls. The danger posed to underage Congressional pages is obvious -- but what is only now becoming evident is the danger to sitting Democrat Senators and Congressman as old sex-scandals re-emerge. The media frenzy is having unintended consequences for...
  • Inouye Abandons Lieberman

    08/29/2006 6:58:32 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 34 replies · 711+ views
    AP/ Examiner ^ | Aug 29, 2006
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye said Tuesday he is supporting Ned Lamont over Sen. Joe Lieberman because of the Connecticut lawmaker's contention that the Democratic Party doesn't stand for mainstream America. Inouye, who campaigned in Connecticut for Lieberman prior to the Aug. 8 primary, issued a statement endorsing Lamont and citing Lieberman's recent criticism of the party. Lamont upset Lieberman in the Democratic primary and the three-term senator is running as an independent in hopes of holding his seat. "After the primary, Senator Inouye was most disappointed and unhappy when Senator Lieberman remarked that the Democratic Party no longer...
  • Key Democrats United on Troop Pullout

    08/01/2006 8:40:22 AM PDT · by jwalburg · 38 replies · 1,117+ views
    CNN via LexisNexis News ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Dana Bash
    House and Senate Democratic leaders have joined together to urge President Bush to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq this year. The move is part of an effort to shake the notion that Democrats are split on the Iraq war and keep the focus on what they see as a winning issue against Republicans. Twelve Democrats, including the Senate and House minority leaders and ranking members of key committees, wrote President Bush on Sunday about the matter. "In the interests of American national security, our troops and our taxpayers, the open-ended commitment in Iraq that you have embraced cannot...
  • Jed Babbin: Keep the Big Dog running

    04/25/2006 12:50:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies · 3,132+ views
    The Baltimore Examiner ^ | April 25, 2006 | Jed Babin
    WASHINGTON - Everyone is saying that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s days are numbered, thanks in part to increasing calls by some former generals for Rumsfeld’s resignation. But Rumsfeld was hired by George W. Bush to do precisely what he has done to the consternation of the generals who are now coming out to complain about him. When President Bush brought Rumsfeld back to the Pentagon, the president told him to shake up the Pentagon, to transform it from the Cold War structure and culture that it was stuck in to a new force with strategies that could respond to...
  • Community Says Farewell to Namesake City Submarine USS Honolulu

    04/18/2006 4:45:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 677+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist (SW/AW) David Rush
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, Lt. Gov. James Aiona, and Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Gary Roughead joined past and current crew members of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) to bid farewell to the nuclear-powered attack submarine at a ceremony April 15, at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Keynote speaker, U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Jonathan Greenert, who commanded Honolulu from 1991 to 1993, said the submarine performed exceptionally well throughout its career. “She was consistently the most reliable ship in the squadron, whatever squadron she was in," he said. "Her complex systems always worked well…even the anchor...
  • Democrats Don't Know Jack???(Abramoff)

    01/04/2006 1:09:32 PM PST · by radar101 · 22 replies · 1,641+ views
    NRSC Newsletter ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | NRSC
    Tribal Clients And Associates Of Jack Abramoff Have Contributed Over $3.1 Million To Democrat Party Interests Between 1997 And 2004. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 2005) National Democrat Party Affiliated Committees Received Over $1.2 Million From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005) The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Received Over – $430,000 The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)...
  • SENATOR CALLS ON BUSH TO TAKE DOWN ATTACK AD

    12/11/2005 6:40:20 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 973+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/10/2005 | Matt Drudge
    SENATOR CALLS ON BUSH TO TAKE DOWN ATTACK AD Sat Dec 10 2005 16:41:38 ET Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement: "As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it. "The Republican...
  • SENATOR CALLS ON BUSH TO TAKE DOWN ATTACK AD

    12/11/2005 4:31:37 AM PST · by G.Mason · 79 replies · 2,667+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Sat Dec 10 2005 16:41:38 ET | Drudge
    SENATOR CALLS ON BUSH TO TAKE DOWN ATTACK AD Sat Dec 10 2005 16:41:38 ET Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement: "As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it. "The Republican...
  • Senator Calls on Bush to Take Down Attack AD

    12/10/2005 1:45:07 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 301 replies · 6,713+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/10/05 | Drudge
    Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement: "As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it. "The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from...
  • 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'...
  • GOP letting troops down, Demos contend (LOL!)

    07/31/2005 8:18:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 738+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/AP ^ | July 31, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, an Army veteran who lost his right arm in World War II, criticized Republicans on Saturday for not doing enough to help troops fighting in or returning from Iraq. In the Democrats' weekly radio address, Inouye said Senate Republicans were focusing on legislation sought by the gun lobby while ignoring the needs of troops. On Tuesday, the Senate put off completion of a $491 billion defense bill to act on the National Rifle Association's top priority: shielding gun manufacturers and dealers from liability suits stemming from gun crimes. "For years, we've heard the president...
  • Inouye: GOP Not Doing Enough for Troops

    07/30/2005 12:20:07 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 18 replies · 504+ views
    AP ^ | 7/30/05 | Sen Inouye
    Sen. Daniel Inouye (news, bio, voting record), D-Hawaii, an Army veteran who lost his right arm in World War II, criticized Republicans on Saturday for not doing enough to help troops fighting in or returning from Iraq. In the Democrats' weekly radio address, Inouye said Senate Republicans were focusing on legislation sought by the gun lobby while ignoring the needs of troops. On Tuesday, the Senate put off completion of a $491 billion defense bill to act on the National Rifle Association's top priority: shielding gun manufacturers and dealers from liability suits stemming from gun crimes. "For years, we've heard...
  • GOP senator skewers Akaka Bill (Creation of race based Hawaiian Government)

    06/24/2005 1:43:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 819+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | June 24, 2005 | Richard Borreca
     Lingle and Akaka say Kyl is mistaken the bill creates a "race-based" Hawaiian governmentSenate Republican opponents are sharpening their attack on Sen. Dan Akaka's bill for native Hawaiian recognition. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., called the Akaka Bill "the creation of race-based government for native Hawaiians." In comments submitted to the Congressional Record and reprinted by the Republican Policy Committee, Kyl warned that Akaka's bill, S-147, could lead to Hawaii leaving the union. The Akaka Bill defines a process in which the federal government, through the Department of the Interior, would recognize a native Hawaiian governing body. Senate Republicans have agreed...
  • Has the filibuster deal already been violated??

    05/24/2005 11:35:57 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 155 replies · 5,099+ views
    US Senate ^ | 5-24-05 | me
    Has the deal been violated? Not Voting (For Cloture of Owen) - 1- Inouye (D-HI) The deal...A. Votes for Certain Nominees. We (the undersigned) will vote to invoke cloture on the following judicial nominees: Janice Rogers Brown (D.C. Circuit), William Pryor (11th Circuit), and Priscilla Owen (5th Circuit) Inouye is a signatory to the deal, the deal said they all would vote to invoke cloture, he didn't vote.........deal just got broke.