What the Washington Post Doesn’t Know About Hawaii

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 10:40 am

The Washington Post has come up with one of its usual inside-the-Beltway, “we asked everyone at our cocktail party” articles about who will take Senator Daniel Inouye’s place.

Of course, it’s in their usual “we know this person, and we want to protect our access” form. It doesn’t provide an accurate run-down of potential candidates, a view of Hawaii Democratic politics, or much of anything of value, other than the usual mutual back-scratching.

 

RIP Daniel Inouye

By: Monday December 17, 2012 3:14 pm

Senator Daniel Inouye, Hawaii’s senior Senator and an American war hero, died today at the age of 88. He suffered complications from a respiratory problem and was in the hospital for the past few days.

Inouye was the President pro tempore of the Senate – fourth in line for the Presidency.

Reid to Introduce Clean CR at Current Levels as Government Shutdown Looms

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 1:20 pm

We know what Republicans want out of a continuing resolution – deep cuts and policy changes that would block just about the entire Obama agenda of the first two years. Now we know precisely what Democrats want, at least in the short term. Harry Reid will introduce a “clean” continuing resolution next week that will freeze government funding at 2010 levels for 30 days. There’s this conceit in calling reductions from Obama’s 2011 budget request “cuts,” but that budget never got adopted. So while Reid calls this $41 billion in cuts, it’s really just a freeze at the current levels.

Don’t Mess with Daniel Inouye: Case Drops Out in HI-01

By: Monday May 31, 2010 3:22 pm

Democratic moderate Congressional candidate Ed Case showed he couldn’t act against the interests of Hawaii Democrats. His positions against working families in Hawaii made him unelectable to his base, and Sen. Daniel Inouye made sure Case wouldn’t get away with it by withholding his support. The DCCC’s surrender of this special election turned out to be the best option for all involved.

Dems Put Republicans on Defensive with For-Profit Earmarks Ban

By: Thursday March 11, 2010 7:05 am

Looking to regain the high ground on ethics reform, House Democrats banned budget earmarks for private companies and dared their Republican counterparts to do the same.

Fear of Retribution: Why Palin Stories Didn’t Break Before the Nomination

By: Thursday September 4, 2008 9:58 am

It was clear that Editor and Publisher was peeved at the Alaska media for sitting on a story for weeks, even months…the pregnancy of Bristol Palin. I can understand why a reporter from a large media outlet in a populous city would be baffled by all of the secrecy. Understand that NO ONE was saying ANYTHING on the record and the blogs (and the Anchorage Daily News) had to make due with emails and on-line comments. Also understand that there is a reason no one was saying anything and one must appreciate living in Alaska to get the full picture.

Why is Daniel Inouye Raising Money For Senator Toobz?

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 12:01 pm

So Daniel Inouye is traveling to Alaska to headline a fundraiser for Republican Ted Stevens. How delightful. Who needs a supermajority anyway?

After having backed Slummy Joe before he didn’t, you’d think Inouye would learn. But I guess he has his reasons

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