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Daniel Inouye

Hawaii Governor Challenges Authenticity Of Late Senator's Deathbed Wish

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

The drama of the Democratic primary to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has intensified, with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) questioni...

LA Times: Abercrombie Questions Inouye's Purported Deathbed Wish

www.latimes.com | Posted 04.11.2014 | Hawaii

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 st...

Hawai'i: Worthy of a Presidential Library

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 03.25.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Even if Hawai'i is overlooked when it comes time to make a decision, the real win is Hawai'i's.

Why We Need More Leaders Like This In Congress

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One year ago, the United States lost one of its most beloved and devoted public servants. Senator Daniel Inouye (D) was many things: a father, a h...

Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye On His 89th Birthday

Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

Sept. 7 would have been Senator Daniel Inouye's 89th birthday. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is hosting a public celebration today at the Honolulu Civi...

Obama Giving Out Big Honors

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to the White House – just for a day – and Oprah is coming, too. Clinton and Op...

More Veterans In Congress Would Make 'Nuclear Options' Less Likely

Chris Marvin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Veterans bring skills for leadership, team building and problem solving. They understand strategy and tactics. They have a global perspective, yet can relate to everyday Americans. They are good leaders.

Daniel Inouye's Unfinished Memorial Day Mission

Daniel Treiman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Daniel Treiman

Restoring Memorial Day to its traditional date would be a fitting tribute to Daniel Inouye and his distinguished seven decades of service.

Rep Announces Senate Challenge To Fellow Dem

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate on Thursday, setting up a primary showdown that almost c...

Ed Koch: He Did Just Fine

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Howard Barbanel

Ed Koch was a member of The Greatest Generation and not just by accident of birth. He was an American patriot who spent a lifetime serving his country and his city. He wanted to make the world a better place, root out corruption and help people. In this, he was an outstanding success.

What Images Do We Shape for Ourselves? The Formative Effects of Dignity, Violence and a Battleground Congress

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

There are enough real-life struggles of poverty, illness, abuse, so that we need each other in order to create supportive, nurturing communities, not invest in violence or commit ourselves to combative ways of relating.

Obama Connections Help With Contentious Pick

RealClearPolitics | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Just hours after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed him to fill the United States Senate seat that had been occupied for a half-century by the lat...

Hawaii Gets New Senator

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Former Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (D) was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden. Schatz was chosen by Hawaii Gov. N...

Brian Schatz Tapped To Replace Sen. Daniel Inouye

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz has been chosen to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). Hawaii Democrats picked U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabus...

Ukulele Player, 'Jersey Shore' Fist-Pumps Make Appearances At Hawaii Dem Meeting

Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

By BECKY BOHRER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU -- Hawaii Democrats on Wednesday were meeting to pick three names to forward to Gov. Neil Abercrombi...

Cory Booker Enters Hawaii Senate Mix

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Less than a week after indicating his own interest in seeking a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey in 2014, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has taken to Tw...

Congresswoman-Elect Wants Inouye's Senate Seat

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | B.J. Reyes | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep.-elect Tulsi Gabbard, elected last month to represent Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, has put her name into consideration for the U.S. S...

The Case for Tulsi Gabbard

Allen Hoe | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics
Allen Hoe

As a combat veteran myself, I've seen how war has drained our country -- with trillions spent and thousands of lives lost or destroyed by conflict. We need a Senator who, like Senator Inouye and myself, understands this.

Hundreds Gather To Mourn Deceased Senator

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU -- The late Sen. Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and longtime senator would be felt acr...

Reid Urges Hawaii Gov. To Appoint Senator Quickly

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is asking Hawaii's governor to act before the end of the year to fill the Senate vacancy created by th...

Obama Praises 'Extraordinary' Fallen Senator

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With reverential words and warm memories, President Barack Obama on Friday led the admirers paying tribute to the late Sen. Daniel Inouy...

What Sen. Inouye's Death Means for Japanese-Americans

Kathryn Ibata-Arens | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Kathryn Ibata-Arens

Sen. Inouye holds a special place in the hearts of those of us working to support the U.S.-Japan partnership. His story reminds us of our shared history and how far we have come. It is fitting that the senator's last word was "aloha."

Washington Saying Goodbye To Inouye At Memorial

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With reverential words and warm memories, President Barack Obama on Friday led the admirers paying tribute to the late Sen. Daniel ...

Late Senator Gets Final Capitol Tribute

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history, was remembered Thursday as a man who gallantly defended his...

An Asian-American Moment in U.S. Politics

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

As president pro tempore of the Senate since 2010, Inouye held one of just five positions created directly by the constitution, and was third in the line of succession to the presidency. Still, the loss of Inouye should not obscure the larger reality that we are entering an Asian-American moment in U.S. politics.