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  • Hirono Comments on Kavanaugh’s Confirmation (Hawaii Dem Senator)

    10/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Rafu Shimpo ^ | October 7, 2018
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and an opponent of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, made the following comments on ABC’s “This Week” on Oct. 7 following the Senate’s confirmation of Kavanaugh, who was immediately sworn in as an associate justice. =*= Jonathan Karl, ABC News: You called this process a sham. He is now Justice Kavanaugh. Do you view Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a legitimate justice? Hirono: He’s going to be on the Supreme Court with a huge taint and a big asterisk after his name. And the...
  • Schumer calls on Kavanaugh to withdraw from Supreme Court confirmation process

    09/26/2018 11:38:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2018 | Li Zhou
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer thinks it’s time for Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw from the Supreme Court confirmation process. If he won’t, Schumer called for Republicans to press pause on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in the wake of explosive new allegations of sexual misconduct that emerged against him on Wednesday. “I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations,” said Schumer in a statement released on Wednesday. “If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would...
  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Will Always Have An Asterisk Over His Name (So they've given up?)

    09/25/2018 6:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 25, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said Tuesday that the upcoming hearing with a sexual assault accuser will determine "whether or not Judge Kavanaugh has the credibility and character to serve on the Supreme Court." Hirono also warned that there will always be an "asterisk" by Kavanaugh's name in an interview Tuesday morning on CNN. ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN HOST: Senator, are there plans to hear from Debbie Ramirez on Thursday? SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI): I don't know, but what I really want to hear from this administration, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders is, there will be an FBI investigation. That is what we...
  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Is Fudging the Truth (Democratic Senator from Hawaii)

    09/18/2018 12:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Senator Mazie Hirono thinks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the truth about the sexual assault he allegedly committed as a teenager. She thinks he wasn’t telling the truth to the Judiciary Committee when he claimed not to remember any sexual misconduct by a judge he clerked for who was forced to resign last year after allegations from more than a dozen women. And the Hawaii Democrat says that if she gets to question Kavanaugh in another hearing, she’s going to tell him that the revelations over the weekend—when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of...
  • Hawaii's false missile alert looms large in close Democratic primary

    08/11/2018 1:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2018 | Adam Shaw and The Associated Press
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige is facing a tough Democratic primary Saturday night -- and January’s false missile alert could be a deciding factor in voters’ minds. Ige faces a primary challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, and she is using the January false alarm as a key campaign issue -- particularly the fact that it took 38 minutes to correct the alert. Officials mistakenly sent an a warning of an imminent missile attack, promising “THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” to cellphones, radios and televisions on January 13. The move sparked panic across the state before officials corrected it, especially because it...
  • Ted Cruz Wants to Accomplish Three Things Today

    03/08/2016 10:00:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | March 8, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    By all accounts, Ted Cruz had a great day on Saturday, scoring surprise wins over Trump in Kansas and Maine (by fairly comfortable margins), tying him in Louisiana, and narrowly losing Kentucky. Cruz narrowly closed the delegate gap with Trump and just as importantly increased the space between himself and the other non-Trump candidates. Today, Ted Cruz needs to do three things in order to keep his momentum going, in no particular order. 1. Beat Marco Rubio (and John Kasich) in Michigan. Donald Trump is probably going to win Michigan. Cruz's strategy in Michigan is to beat two guys who...
  • Republican State Sen. Sam Slom endorses Ted Cruz (Hawaii)

    03/06/2016 3:00:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KITV-TV Island News ^ | March 6, 2016
    Today, the lone Republican lawmaker in the Hawaii State Senate Senator Sam Slom formally endorsed GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. "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. Ted Cruz will excel on all those points and more. I urge my fellow Republicans in the Aloha State to join me in supporting consistent conservative Texas senator Ted Cruz to become our party's nominee and become the forty-fifth president of the United States." His endorsement comes just days...
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary (Friend of Mr. Obama's parents)

    08/10/2014 2:44:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2014 | Cathy Bussewitz, Marco Garcia, Lorin Eleni Gill, Kalani Takase, Manuel Valdes and Juliet Williams
    HONOLULU (AP) -- In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races that have divided the party. Abercrombie had tried to hold onto his seat while disgruntled voters turned their allegiance to Ige, who promised to bring a less confrontational political style. Voters rewarded Ige with a decisive victory....
  • Racial Voting Lines In Hawaii Senate Primary Leave Pollsters Mostly Clueless

    08/08/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | August 7, 2014 | Harry Enten
    I don’t know who is going to win Saturday’s special Democratic Senate primary between Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa — and it’s not just because there’s a lot going on in Hawaii right now (an earthquake rattled Hawaii on Thursday, and two tropical storms are on course to hit or come near Hawaii in the next five days). Instead, the polling picture in the Aloha State is a mess. One poll has Hanabusa up by 8 percentage points, and another puts Schatz up 8 points. Why the discrepancy? Hawaii’s diversity has troubled pollsters in the past and looks...
  • Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now

    08/08/2014 4:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Getting the president’s backing isn’t what it used to be—he looks set to go 0-2 on Saturday, with the two candidates he endorsed in his home state apparently headed for defeat.When Barack Obama vaulted onto the national stage a decade ago, part of his appeal was that he seemed to be from so many places at once. All corners of the country could lay claim to him: He was Hawaiian by birth, Illinoisan by choice, and Kansan by heritage, and he spent his formative years in New York City. He marched through the 2008 primaries by winning in both the...
  • Turning back the destruction of America wrought by liberals

    06/01/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | May 31, 2014 | Willes Lee
    This speech was presented by Willes K. Lee, Vice President Western Region, National Federation of Republican Assemblies at the Alaska Republican Assembly State Convention and Straw Poll on May 24, 2014, in Menard Sports Center, Wasilla, Alaska.Aloha. Good morning. Thank you for that generous introduction. Thank you [organizers, hosts, officials], President Angle, conservatives. Thank you, Adele. We are blessed with your music. I am having so much fun being with Alaska conservatives. Are we among friends? Are there any liberals here? It is Memorial Day weekend. We’ve already met our veterans who are present. I suggest that sometime this weekend,...
  • Father Gets Probation For Making Son Walk Home From School

    05/30/2014 7:22:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 30, 2014
    A Hawaii man has been sentenced to a year of probation after making his son walk a mile home from school. Robert Demond was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. Demond explained that his son had been involved in some sort of rule-breaking at school. When Demond picked him up, he asked about it, but his son refused to respond. Demond then stopped the car and told his son to walk to rest of the way home to think about what he had done, reports the Garden Island. The judge, Kathleen Watanabe, ruled...
  • GOP U.S. Senator Hawaii Candidate Eddie Pirkowski Answers U.S. Senate Hawaii Candidate Survey 2012

    08/07/2012 9:52:18 PM PDT · by EDDIEUSSENATEHAWAII2012 · 13 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | 7/18/2012 | Chad Blair
    Eddie Pirkowski Answers U.S. Senate Candidate Survey By The Civil Beat Staff 07/18/2012 Courtesy of the Pirkowski Campaign Editor's Note: In June 2012, Civil Beat sent 10 questions to each of the candidates registered to run in the Aug. 11 primary for the U.S. Senate. Eight of the 11 responded, including Eddie Pirkowski. The questions and answers are reproduced below in full. Read responses by Ed Case, Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle to see how Pirkowski's positions compare to those of his main competitors. Click on each topic listed below to read Civil Beat's question and Pirkowski's response. Drone Strikes...
  • Lingle Launches First Television Ad, Cable Station (Hawaii update)

    06/11/2012 3:35:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The Hotline ^ | June 11, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Former Hawaii Republican Gov. Linda Lingle is pairing a traditional media strategy with an unconventional approach this week, through the release of her first TV ad and the launch of a cable station that will promote her candidacy. Lingle's first ad is 60-second spot featuring a clip reel of supporters plugging her qualifications and promoting her as a bipartisan politician. It ends by advertising a "special video" about the former governor that will air on a cable channel next week. "Watch a special video about her vision for Hawaii's future," says the narrator of the ad. Digital cable channel 110,...
  • Poll - Romney seen as more 'mainstream' than Obama

    06/03/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is seen as more 'mainstream' than President Barack Obama according to a Rasmussen poll posted on Sunday morning: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that 52% say it’s more accurate to describe the putative Republican nominee’s views as mainstream, while 30% regard them as extreme. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. When it comes to the president's political views, 45% of voters say they're in the mainstream, but an identical 45% say it's more accurate to describe them as extreme. This same poll, however, showed that voters are equally...
  • Lingle draws crowd to grand opening of Hilo headquarters

    06/01/2012 4:29:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | May 30, 2012 | Nancy Cook Lauer
    There aren’t many Republicans in the Democratic stronghold known as Hilo, but almost 200 came out Tuesday for the headquarters grand opening and birthday bash for former Gov. Linda Lingle, the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka. East Hawaii has about 1,800 or 1,900 registered Republicans, compared to West Hawaii’s 3,000 or so, said Hawaii County Republican Party Chairman Daryl Smith. He said that’s twice as many as four years ago. The soon-to-be vacated Senate seat is important to mainland Republicans, who need just four new GOP senators to gain a majority...
  • Roco announces U.S. Senate candidacy

    01/16/2012 10:45:31 PM PST · by John Roco
    Hawaii 24/7 ^ | January 16, 2012 | MEDIA RELEASE by John Roco
    MEDIA RELEASE John Roco, a counselor on Oahu, is also a sometime church pianist and cantor for Sunday mass and founder of ‘Saint Damien Advocates’ – a nonprofit defending Catholic works from closure of adoptive and foster care services due to new gay non -discrimination laws (e.g., H.R.1681, ‘Every Child Deserves a Family Act’). Family values are not given ‘lip service;’ instead, Roco’s website is thoroughly ‘family.’ His son designed the site, took and arranged the photos at ‘homepage,’ and put together a video explaining H.R. 1681. His daughter, Eileen, is a 2010 Nene award winner and contributes with political...
  • New Campaign Video in 2012 GOP Republican U.S. Senate Primary for Hawaii

    11/26/2011 3:33:33 PM PST · by John Roco
    youtube ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2011 | John Roco
    Here is a fun new campaign video in the 2012 GOP Republican U.S. Senate Primary for Hawaii. It was meant as a prelude to the annual 2012 Hawaiian Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at Hilton Hawaiian Village (thus the quotes from Lincoln in body of the video). Abraham Lincoln, the founder of our party, and the President's Day's festivities were taken into account, but when I showed this to my scrutinizing kids, a 'new life' came about for the video. Enjoy!
  • Djou deployed to Afghanistan then run for Congress

    08/17/2011 4:53:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | August 17, 2011
    The speculation is over; Charles Djou announced Wednesday afternoon that he is running for the same House seat he lost to Colleen Hanabusa last year. The announcement sets up a rematch of the 2010 race which Hanabusa won. The former Honolulu city councilman made the announcement with his family and former Hawaii congresswoman Pat Saiki at his side. Djou also announced that he will be deployed to Afghanistan from Labor Day thru March, when he returns he will continue his campaign. Some in political circles say Djou's House bid suggests that former Republican Gov. Linda Lingle plans to run for...