So last night, after months–no, years–of loudly and proudly promising to obliterate the Affordable Care Act, the biggest legislative achievement of President Barack Obama's administration, the Republicans who control the U.S. Senate failed to pass their last-ditch repeal bill (written earlier that afternoon). The vote was 51-49, with all 48 Democrats and three Republicans–Lisa … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood Hawaii lobbying arm really happy health care repeal died in the U.S. Senate
1. Molokai Airport will get more than $250,000 from the federal government, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced on July 17. According to Senator Hirono, what will that money go towards? A. Runway repaving B. New rescue vehicle C. Restroom renovations D. New runway sweeper E. New security scanner 2. Eleven days prior to Senator Hirono’s announcement, U.S. Senator Brian … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: What do you know about Molokai Airport improvements?
Like many Americans, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, watched former FBI Director Jim Comey's June 8 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his conversations with President Donald Trump, the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Trump's saying that he "hoped" Comey would terminate said investigation and Trump's firing of … [Read more...] about VICE News: U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono says ‘one can conclude’ Trump obstructed justice, abused power
1. A new Honolulu Civil Beat poll shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Second District, has a 58 percent approval rating in her home district. What was her approval rating in the Second District in the same poll back in 2015? A. 87 percent B. 77 percent C. 67 percent D. 57 percent E. 47 percent 2. On May 30, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Kahului Airport would get … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating in Hawaii’s 2nd District?
To no one's surprise, President Cheeto Jesus announced yesterday that the United States would no long abide by The Paris Agreement, in which 150 or so nations agreed to take steps to limit harm climate change is doing to the world. "I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," Trump said nonsensically, according to this CNN report, as though the City of Light was … [Read more...] about Hawaii officials react to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from The Paris Agreement