| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Amid cleanup from Tropical Storm Iselle and more wind and rain expected from Hurricane Julio on Sunday, Hawaiian election officials scrambled Saturday morning for the state’s primary election to go forth as planned.
All but two polling stations...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Intraparty quarrels among Republicans have littered the political landscape this election cycle, but a battle among Democrats is set to take center stage Saturday in Hawaii, as Sen. Brian Schatz looks to stave off a formidable challenge from Rep....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The last opportunity in this election cycle for tea party supporters to oust Republican senators arrives with primary elections in Kansas on Tuesday and Tennessee on Thursday.
Democrats, meanwhile, will confront their own party infighting on Saturday in...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity.
As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:20 PM
HONOLULU — For political and emotional drama, it’s hard to top this: U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the most beloved and respected figure in Hawaii state history, makes a death-bed request to name his successor in Washington.
But the governor,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Four days after questioning a deathbed letter at the center of Hawaii’s heated U.S. Senate race, Gov. Neil Abercrombie apologized to the widow of its ascribed author, the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and others he offended. But he stuck to his key...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 PM
HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports.
The award, created by...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Foreign honors and imitations thereof don't seem to thrive on this side of the Atlantic, prestigious as they may be back in Europe.
Consider the annual presentation of Presidential Medals of Freedom, our version of Britain's honors list, which by now...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The National Rifle Association suffered a public-relations fiasco Friday. In light of the Newtown tragedy, the group had said it was “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.” But Wayne LaPierre of...