(CNN) – In an election that broke boundaries, Hawaii elected the nation's first practicing Hindu to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congresswoman-elect Tulsi Gabbard, who will represent the state's second district, told CNN Monday that her election "shows the respect, diversity and love and aloha that people have in Hawaii that would allow for something like this to happen."
(CNN) - A photo of World War II veteran Frank Tanabe casting what will likely be his final ballot in a presidential election has gone viral –and captured the hearts of thousands.
Tanabe, 93, is in the final stages of inoperable liver cancer and is currently at home receiving hospice care, surrounded by his wife and children in Honolulu.
Lahaina, Hawaii (CNN) – Elle Cochran grew up far too enchanted by Maui's rocky coastline and beach-bum lifestyle to care a thing about politics and voting.
"You get up, work, go to the beach, sleep - and do it again," she said of life on this Hawaiian island, which, of course, is known for its surf. "It's just this routine."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Longtime Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Tuesday made a rarely-seen move by crossing party lines to endorse a Hawaii Democrat in her U.S. Senate bid.
(CNN) – While he may have lost two big primaries in the South, Mitt Romney's campaign touted his Tuesday win in Hawaii's caucuses.
"From one end of America to the other, the voters have spoken," the candidate said in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday. "And what they have said is that they want to send a conservative businessman to the White House."
(CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican caucus in Hawaii, CNN projects.
(CNN) - Voters in four states cast ballot Tuesday for the Republican presidential nomination, with Rick Santorum winning the largest contests in Alabama and Mississippi. The four Republican presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas battled for 110 total delegates in Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa.
11:51 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Mothership is full of chatter that GOP headed for brokered convention. I'm not there yet.
11:50 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Newt adviser floats me idea of a Santorum-Gingrich ticket: "Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would be a powerful team against Barack Obama."
11:48 p.m. ET - @stevebruskCNN: Latest CNN delegate estimate: Romney 480, Santorum 234, Gingrich 139, Paul 66
(CNN) - For Rick Santorum's team, the campaign trail just got a few thousand miles longer - and slightly more tropical.
The candidate's eldest child, Elizabeth, 20, will go to Hawaii to stump for her dad ahead of the state's caucuses next week, Santorum announced Saturday.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who has yet to win a contest in the GOP nominating process, will release a new television ad in Hawaii ahead of the state's caucuses next week.
His campaign announced the 30-second spot, "Plan," on Wednesday, saying the ad's "upbeat and hopeful" tone aims to focus on Paul's economic recovery goals.
Honolulu (CNN) – President Barack Obama has now done what every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has done - visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Accompanied by his wife, Obama Thursday marked this year's 70th anniversary of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks by laying a wreath inside the memorial and scattering white, yellow and purple flower petals in the water above the wrecked ship.FULL STORY