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U.S. Rep. Charles Djou (R-HI), left, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with his wife and children on May 25, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Charles Djou (R-HI), left, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with his wife and children on May 25, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Hawaiian Republican Djou Prepares For Comeback Campaign

Former Hawaii Republican congressman Charles Djou is making formal preparations for a campaign to rejoin the House of Representatives. The campaign committee Djou Hawaii was organized with the Federal Election Commission last week, allowing Djou to raise money for a bid...

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

Obama’s Two-Week Reset: ‘Mahalo’

Updated at 1:40 pm EST It’s been a quiet two weeks at Kailua by the sea. The president took the girls to the Honolulu Zoo for an after-hours visit — it closes at 4:30 pm and the vacationing presidential motorcade...

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President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 2, 2014.

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President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 2, 2014.

Obama’s Hawaiian Putt Sputters, New Zealand PM’s Son High-Fived

Nearly two weeks into his Hawaiian vacation on the island of Oahu in which he’s mostly steered clear of politics, President Barack Obama golfed today with New Zealand’s prime minister at the Kaneohe Bay golf course. While the foursome with...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their annual visit with U.S. military families on Christmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2013

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their annual visit with U.S. military families on Christmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2013

Obama Gains Five Points on Vacation — Will Republicans Work it Off?

Call it holiday cheer. Call it a standard deviation. Or a case of absence making hearts grow fonder. Whatever it is, President Barack Obama has picked up five points in public approval since he’s gone away to Hawaii for a...

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A statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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A statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ticket to Hawaii: Talking Points for Convincing Your Board to Send You

What better place to host a conference than Hawaii, right? Sun, golf, swimming. The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems thinks so, too. It’s hosting its annual confab at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu in May and expects...

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Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) CEO Sally Jewell climbs the 65-foot rock climbing pinnacle at REI's Seattle flagship store.

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Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) CEO Sally Jewell climbs the 65-foot rock climbing pinnacle at REI's Seattle flagship store.

Obama’s Interior Sec’y Climbed in Antarctica (No Thanks, He Adds)

There’s a good basketball court at the Interior Department headquarters in Washington. And Ken Salazar, departing secretary of the interior, has “a good jump shot,” according to President Barack Obama, who has played ball on that court a few blocks...

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

Washington, Hawaii: Obama, Thumbs Up — Utah, Wyoming, Thumbs Down

Where is President Barack Obama most popular? In Washington, D.C., and in his birth state of Hawaii. Where is the Democrat least popular? In the mountain states of Utah and Wyoming, and also Sarah Palin’s home state of Alaska. It...

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President Barack Obama greets people as he visits Island Snow for shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii, during his holiday vacation, on Jan 3, 2013.

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President Barack Obama greets people as he visits Island Snow for shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii, during his holiday vacation, on Jan 3, 2013.

Obama Home from the Holidays: Hard New Year’s Nights Ahead

President Barack Obama returns to Washington today from his annual family vacation in Hawaii for a week expected to include Cabinet nominations, a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and preparations for a second-term inauguration. Obama is scheduled to return...

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President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One on Jan. 2, 2013 upon arrival at Hickam Air Force Base near Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One on Jan. 2, 2013 upon arrival at Hickam Air Force Base near Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tax Deal: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, sealed, delivered — it was the theme song of two presidential campaigns. And yesterday, the president signed the tax bill sent to him by Congress and delivered his auto-penned signature — then went to dinner. The “American Taxpayer Relief...

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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1, 2013. The House of Representatives passed legislation averting income tax increases for most U.S. workers after Republicans abandoned their effort to attach spending cuts that would have been rejected by the Senate.

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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1, 2013. The House of Representatives passed legislation averting income tax increases for most U.S. workers after Republicans abandoned their effort to attach spending cuts that would have been rejected by the Senate.

Happy New Taxes Year: Deal Done

On the first day of this odd new year (2013): Democrats in Washington have fought to the end of a protracted debate to preserve the tax cuts that former President George W. Bush won for most American taxpayers. Republicans in...

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