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  • Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary

    Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary
    Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie was defeated and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was fighting to avoid a similar ousting Saturday after a Democratic primary vote that occurred as the state cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle and awaited an incoming...
  • Primary incomplete but odds are long for Senate challenger in Hawaii

    Primary incomplete but odds are long for Senate challenger in Hawaii
    Hawaii’s Democratic primary election may stretch for weeks because of storm-related voting delays, but the challenger in an acrimonious and achingly close U.S. Senate race faces an uphill struggle to win. With more than 200 precincts reporting,...
  • Weakened Hurricane Julio passing north of Hawaii

    Weakened Hurricane Julio passing north of Hawaii
    Hawaiians coping with power outages and toppled trees from Tropical Storm Iselle breathed a sigh of relief Sunday as Hurricane Julio passed hundreds of miles north of the islands.  About noon local time, Julio was more than 300 miles north of Hilo on...
  • 'Self-inflicted' wounds led to Hawaii governor's defeat, analysts say

    'Self-inflicted' wounds led to Hawaii governor's defeat, analysts say
    Somehow, 40 years into a political career that was crowned by his election as Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie ignored the most basic lesson of the trade: It’s a popularity contest. After years of antagonizing not just partisan...
  • Tea party's last stand in Kansas, Tennessee GOP primaries

    Tea party's last stand in Kansas, Tennessee GOP primaries
    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...
  • 'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns

    'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns
    George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window. "There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others
    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...
  • Hawaii governor apologizes for questioning Inouye deathbed drama

    Hawaii governor apologizes for questioning Inouye deathbed drama
    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...
  • U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party

    U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party
    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...
  • Hawaii governor questions deathbed drama in heated Senate race

    Hawaii governor questions deathbed drama in heated Senate race
    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,...
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says

    Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says
    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...