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Joe Biden is the ultimate centrist Democrat. Is that a liability or strength?

His candidacy could exacerbate the rift between the Democrats’ moderate and progressive factions, potentially splitting the partyJoe Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers construction and maintenance conference in Washington, on 5 April 2019. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/APFor weeks, it was a peculiarity of the Democratic presidential nomination race for 2020 that one of the leading candidates in the pack hadn’t actually announced he was running. Now former vice-...


The Meaning and Implications of the Mueller Report

I have finally finished reading the Mueller Report, slowly and with care. In one sense, the Report is more accessible than its intimidating four-hundred-plus pages may at first appear. The executive summaries of Volumes I and II are short, clear, and illuminating. Before voting in the 2020 primaries or general election, every literate American might consider reading them. On the other hand, it may be challenging for readers who are not sophisticated lawyers to figure out what is going on in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Branding, Clinton


Dems Raise $75M Across Many Campaigns, Signaling Lengthy Fight Ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke came in third with $9.3 million, followed by South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who ca...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, House, Warren, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump Will Keynote NRA Leadership Forum at Indy Convention

President Donald Trump will once again headline the NRA convention, scheduled in Indianapolis April 26-28. He will keynote the Friday Leadership Forum. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For the fifth year in a row, Donald Trump will be appearing at the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum during the organization’s 148th annual meetings and exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center – Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis on April 26, NRA has announced. NRA made the announcement Fri...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, White House, New York City, Court, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Fox News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra


The Anti-Constitutionality of Court-Packing

Recently, there has been a lot of talk on the ideological left in the United States, including among certain Democratic presidential candidates, about the benefits of adding seats to the Supreme Court (that is, “Court expansion” or “Court-packing,” depending on one’s rhetorical objectives) when the Democrats again control the White House and both houses of Congress. I will call such a move Court-packing, which is the more common term and also the term that seems to me more honest. In this post, ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Committee, Branding, Antonin Scalia


Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, India, US, Barack Obama, Syria


Face It. Hate is Profitable.

Of all the places I’ve traveled to around the world, my favorite by far is New Zealand. Not only is its natural beauty absolutely spectacular, but its people are incredibly warm and welcoming. And as a Native Hawaiian, I was especially struck by how the indigenous Māori people had forged and maintained respectful and equal relationships with the western world. They weren’t marginalized or caricatured cast-offs lost in the military industrial-slash-tourism complex. They were respected and...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Social Media, Racism, United States, Hawaii, New Zealand, Newsfeed, Christchurch, Hate, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Twitter and Instagram


Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is thinking of running for president, to speak in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA — Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to discuss his book, “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America” at a sold-out Live Talks Los Angeles event Thursday night at New Roads School in Santa Monica. Former broadcast journalist and California first lady Maria Shriver will serve as the moderator. The book weaves Schultz’s experiences growing up in public housing projects in Brooklyn, including some he had not previously publicly shared,...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Hawaii, Howard Schultz, Cbs, Starbucks, Donald Trump, Presidential Election, Trump, Santa Monica


Judge Allows Lawsuit Aimed At Stopping Obama Center Construction To Proceed

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Some supporters of the project fear the lawsuit filed by Protect Our Parks could force Obama — who launched his political career in Chicago — to build the Obama Presidential Center elsewhere. A 2016 lawsuit brought by another group helped...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Ap, Chicago, Hawaii, Michelle Obama, University Of Chicago, Illinois, George Lucas, Rahm Emanuel, Obamas, Andrew Jackson, Lake Michigan


The rats are steering the sinking ship

Los Angeles City Hall is infested with rats. I know, the jokes pretty much write themselves, don’t they? Rats, rat droppings, fleas and at least one case of typhus prompted City Council President Herb Wesson to promise a quick and comprehensive solution to the problem including the pricey prospect of tearing out and replacing all the carpets and drapes in the iconic 32-story building. Four-legged rats get everyone’s attention. Too bad the same can’t be said for the two-legged vermin that have al...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, White House, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hawaii, City Council, United


Tulsi Gabbard could be the president America needs

With every passing year, politicians grow more confident in their ability to thrust Americans into another war, to make decisions that benefit themselves and not their constituents, and to increase their profits as the average American can hardly scrape by. Few politicians take a stand against this, to what has become the norm, and when they do, the mainstream media will either smear them or not cover them at all. It takes a soldier-president to reverse this course. Fortunately, we have such a c...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, White House, America, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, Middle East, Marine Corps, John F Kennedy, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Waikiki


AP Top Stories February 11 A

Here's the latest for Monday February 11th: White House won't rule out partial gov't shutdown; Virginia lawmaker pushes for Lt. Gov. impeachment; Denver teachers plan to strike; Winter storm pounds Hawaii.            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, White House, Virginia, Ap, Hawaii, Denver


Democrat Tulsi Gabbard wins coveted David Duke endorsement

Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has won the endorsement of former KKK leader David Duke. Wait, what? A "Tulsi Gabbard for President" banner features the banner tagline, "Finally a candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First!" Duke also endorsed Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Though Gabbard does have some reactionary credentials (she's a notorious homophobe, among other things), Duke's probably trolling as she's oth...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Israel, Hawaii, Kkk, Donald Trump, Duke, David Duke, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, America First, David Duke Wait, Israel First Duke


Tulsi Gabbard jumps into crowded pack of presidential contenders, public hearing today on temporary Honolulu City Council member, Maui council confirms Victorino administrators, $5k rebates for EV charging stations, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tulsi Gabbard campaign photo Tulsi Gabbard offers progressive platform at campaign kickoff. Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with an ominous message about an increasingly dangerous world in which the United States sits on the “precipice of nuclear war” amid worsening international tensions. Star-Advertiser.Tulsi Gabbard On Running For President: ‘We Must Fight For The Soul Of Our Country’. The U.S. representative from Hawaii held ...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, United States, Hawaii, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, Pearson, Life Sciences, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui


Kamala Harris, Running Scared

Announcing a run for the presidency should have been enough for Kamala Harris. In a bid for a party that sees itself as the vanguard of a more racially diverse and progressive future, she comes from the vanguard state leading America there – California. It may seem silly in retrospect, but in 2007 and 2008, liberals and conservatives both questioned whether Barack Obama’s white mother and his upbringing in Hawaii so removed him from the experience of most African-American voters that they woul...
Tags: News, California, America, Barack Obama, Hawaii, Kamala Harris


Word of the week: Wimp

I never thought I’d say this, but: Mazel tov, Donald J. Trump! You have been officially inducted into the Wimp Hall of Fame. Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 25, 2019 Immigrant-loathing scourge and recurring “Real Time with Bill Maher” guest Ann Coulter was referring, of course, to the president’s agreeing to end the 35-day government shutdown witho...
Tags: Politics, UK, Mexico, Chicago, Atlantic, United States, Current Affairs, Hawaii, New York Times, Linguistics, Mitt Romney, Times, Donald Trump, Wellington, Tea Party, Slang


Kahele challenges Gabbard for congressional seat, Ige's State of the State address today, Caldwell mulls banning right turn on red, Oahu's property tax exemption could rise, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tusli Gabbard, Kai Kahele photo illustration ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii state Sen. Kai Kahele officially announced Monday that he plans to run for the congressional seat occupied by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, setting up a potential 2020 Democratic primary challenge for Gabbard early on as she embarks on her bid for president. Star-Advertiser.Sen. Kai Kahele Gets A Jump On 2020 In Announcing Congressional Bid. The Hilo legislator said he’ll campaign for the seat currently held by Tulsi Gab...
Tags: Travel, Congress, White House, Hawaii, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, U S Conference of Mayors, Wailuku, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Caldwell, Kahele


Women’s March Returns To DC, Other Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown. The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people. The exact size of the turnout remains subject to a politically charged debate, but it’s generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era. Organizer this year submitted a perm...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Hawaii, Vietnam, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Movement, Trump International Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Nation of Islam, Mallory, Carmen Perez


2020 hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says she’s really, really sorry for her long history of homophobia

The Hawaiian Democrat has again apologized for years of promoting anti-LGBTQ policies and positions.
Tags: Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, Hawaii, 20/20, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Antigay, Tulsi Gabbard


Pirro Gives Non-Apology After Saying That Pelosi Was ‘Partying’ In Puerto Rico

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro admitted that she spoke untruthfully during her Saturday interview with President Donald Trump when she said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “partying” in Puerto Rico while Trump was hard at work in the White House. “Look, you were in the White House during the Christmas holidays and over New Year’s, and you’ve been there ever since,” Pirro said to Trump. “Nancy Pelosi’s in Hawaii over the holidays, now she’s in Puerto Rico with a bunch of Democrats and ...
Tags: News, White House, Hawaii, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Pelosi, Jeanine Pirro, Pirro, Pres Trump, Kate Riga, Trump Nancy Pelosi


Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire


US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Syria, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Alabama, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Austin


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
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Democratic Rep Tulsi Gabbard Running for President in 2020

(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress. She has…
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Iraq, Uncategorized, Cnn, Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, Onetime, 2020 Presidential Election


The U.S. states hit hardest by the federal government shutdown

A new map from WalletHub, generated by comparing various federal data, shows the states most affected by the government shutdown.About 800,000 federal employees are furloughed or are working without pay.Government shutdowns have become an increasingly common political tool, but it wasn't until the early 1980s that they started resulting in the closing of federal agencies. None Friday marked the 21st day of the federal government shutdown, tying the record with the longest-running one in American...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Government, White House, Economics, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Innovation, Secret Service, District Of Columbia, Vox, Border Patrol, Forest Service, Standard Poor, Federal Bureau of Prisons


US scouts Bangkok, Hanoi and Hawaii as possible locations for Kim-Trump summit

Bangkok, Hanoi and Hawaii have been visited by White House scouting teams as they search for a location for a potential second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the planning process.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Hawaii, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Bangkok Hanoi, Kim Trump


Obama encourages next generation at East-West Center, former Lt. Gov. Tsutsui to head Maui farm venture, Ige works to fill Cabinet, Jim Nabors' home sold, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Former President Barack Obama, courtesy Obama Foundation. Former President Barack Obama stressed the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders during a speech Sunday night at the East-West Center that harked back to his roots as a community organizer in Chicago. Star-Advertiser.Obama: ‘We Have A Deficit of Leadership And We Need New Blood’. The former U.S. president launched a program in Hawaii this weekend aimed at nurturing future leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Civil...
Tags: Travel, Obama, Barack Obama, Chicago, Asia Pacific, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Humane Society, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui Maui, Kailua Kona



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