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Hawaii Gov Abercrombie Dumped in Primary Stunner

Incumbent decisively defeated by state senator David Ige

(Newser) - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie had name recognition, history, a 10-to-1 spending advantage, and President Obama's endorsement all on his side in last night's Democratic primary. All of which couldn't save him from a stunning 67% to 32% defeat at the hands of state Sen. David Ige, reports... More »

Govs Meet in 'Harmony,' Immediately Start Squabbling

Doesn't take long for things to unravel after White House meeting

(Newser) - The chief executives of the nation's 50 great states emerged from a White House meeting with President Obama today apparently "claiming harmony," as per the AP . So that Kumbaya vibe took mere seconds to descend into a bickerfest held on-camera in front of the West Wing. Lowlights... More »

Hawaii to Squeeze In Gay-Marriage Debate

Governor calls special session so issue can be considered in 2013

(Newser) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday called for a special legislative session to move forward on a bill that would legalize gay marriage. If lawmakers pass a bill, Hawaii would join 13 US states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. The special session is scheduled to begin Oct. 28.... More »

Hawaii Gov. Picks Brian Schatz to Fill Inouye's Seat

But it goes against late senator's 'last wish'

(Newser) - The late Sen. Daniel Inouye's seat has been filled—although his replacement goes against Inouye's "last wish," the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie today chose Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, a former leader of the state Democratic Party, to take Inouye's vacant seat in... More »

Obama ‘Absolutely’ Born in Hawaii: CNN

CNN conducts extensive investigation, but Trump not convinced

(Newser) - Case closed—at least as far as CNN is concerned: President Obama was, in fact, born in Hawaii. The network conducted an investigation, and talked to the Republican former director of Hawaii's Department of Health. A state law let her examine Obama's actual birth certificate, which is stored... More »

Hawaii Governor Signs Civil Unions Into Law

Becomes 7th state to recognize legal status

(Newser) - Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie signed same-sex civil unions into law yesterday, calling it "a triumph for everyone" that gay and lesbian couples will have the same state rights as married partners. Civil unions in the Rainbow State will start Jan. 1, 2012, making Hawaii the seventh state to permit... More »

Next to Approve Same-Sex Unions? Hawaii

Senate approves civil unions bill; Gov. Neil Abercrombie will sign

(Newser) - Hawaii’s state Senate yesterday approved a bill that provides same-sex couples who enter into civil unions with essentially the same rights and benefits as traditional marriage. It's now off to the governor, who has pledged to sign it into law, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. “I have always believed... More »

Hawaii Guv 'Never Said There Was No Birth Certificate'

Journalist says he misspoke, never talked to the governor at all

(Newser) - Hawaii's governor never said he couldn't find President Obama's birth certificate, says the journalist who said otherwise last week . In fact, celebrity journalist Mike Evans now says that he hasn't even talked to Gov. Neil Abercrombie since he took office. Evans' excuse? Radio fatigue. “I was on 34 radio... More »

Hawaii Guv to Friend: There Is No Obama Birth Certificate

At least, that's what reporter friend claims

(Newser) - Another piece of kindling for the birthers' fire: Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie allegedly told one of his friends "there is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii." And that friend just so happens to be celebrity journalist Mike Evans, who shared the story with a KQRS morning radio... More »

Hawaii: Law Bars Release of Obama Birth Certificate

Governor says he's hit a dead end in bid to stop birthers

(Newser) - A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says. The state's attorney general told the governor that privacy laws bar him from disclosing an individual's birth documentation without the person's... More »

Hawaiian Governor's Big Goal: Torpedoing Birther Conspiracy

Says Neil Abercrombie: 'I was here when that baby was born'

(Newser) - Neil Abercrombie became governor of Hawaii on Dec. 6, and sitting near the top of his agenda is a goal that's likely to stir up plenty of fresh controversy—deflating the birther movement. The 72-year-old Abercrombie, who knew Barack Obama's parents in the early '60s when they all attended the... More »

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