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  • Three days ago Lindsey Graham posted picture of him watching protege Trey Gowdy on television

    12/13/2014 3:18:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Taking a few minutes this morning to watch Congressman Trey Gowdy and the House Select Committee on ‪#‎Benghazi‬.
  • Rand Paul says John McCain wants 15 more wars

    12/03/2014 1:54:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Ashley Killough
    Trying to strike a balance between shedding his isolationist label and defending his nontraditional GOP views on foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul took another jab Tuesday at his more hawkish colleague, Sen. John McCain. In a discussion hosted by Paul Gigot, editorial page editor at The Wall Street Journal, Paul argued he's not in favor of a total abandonment of U.S. intervention overseas but was unapologetic in saying he's "one of the least reluctant to go to war." (SNIP) "But I do believe less. I believe we've been everywhere all the time. We're about to bankrupt our country and there...
  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • Graham critical of new GOP House report on Benghazi, calls findings 'garbage'

    11/23/2014 5:03:24 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 78 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | foxnews.com
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday criticized a recently released House Republican report that concludes no intelligence lapses in connection with the fatal Benghazi attacks, saying congressional investigators did a lousy job. I think the report is full of crap, Graham, a Republican, said on CNNs State of the Union.
  • OBAMA CALLS LINDSEY GRAHAM'S 'IMPEACHMENT' BLUFF ON GITMO

    11/21/2014 10:08:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    On June 4, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned that President Barack Obama could face "impeachment" if he continued to release terror detainees from the military prison facility at Guantnamo Bay without Congress's explicit approval. On Thursday, however--the same day that the president announced his unilateral executive amnesty--Obama released five more terror detainees from Guantnamo, including four Al Qaeda fighters. At the time, Graham told The Hill: Its going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash....There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that. The context...
  • Lindsey Graham Calls On Republicans To Restore Senate Filibuster Rules

    11/20/2014 8:31:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Amanda Terkel
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants Republicans to reverse the Democrats' filibuster reforms in the new year, arguing that doing so will make it tougher for President Barack Obama to get his nominees approved. The new system requires just 51 votes to advance executive branch nominees and judges nominated for all courts except the Supreme Court, instead of the 60 votes that were previously required. Democrats approved the reforms after Republicans were refusing to let many of Obama's nominees go through. Half the nominees filibustered in the country's history, for example, were blocked by Republicans during the Obama administration.
  • Can You Imagine a President Lindsey Graham? The South Carolinian eyes 2016.

    11/05/2014 9:32:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 5, 2014 | Amanda C. Elliott
    Less than a week before Election Day 2014, Democrats in South Carolina finally got what theyve long been waiting for: proof that dirt on Senator Lindsey Graham does, indeed, exist. No one expected it to affect his re-election, but the glimpse into Grahams unscripted life was noteworthy nonetheless. The big secret? That the venerable senator from South Carolina apparently has his eye on bigger and better things. The public may or may not be inclined to take Graham at his word when he says that he was just being earthy when he told a group of white males in Charleston...
  • Caught on Tape: Lindsey Graham Riffs on White Men and Baptists in Leaked Recordings

    10/30/2014 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    the daily signal ^ | 10/30/14 | Josh Siegel
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is considering a run for president, was caught on tape at a private gathering this month saying, White men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency. In the meeting, Graham, a Republican, also joked about Baptists, saying theyre the ones who drink and dont admit it. The recordings were reported by CNN. Two South Carolina Democrats, who received the recordings from a person using an anonymous Gmail address, provided CNN with the recordings. After CNN contacted him, Graham said that he made the comments several weeks ago at...
  • Senator Graham Recorded In "White Men" Joke

    10/29/2014 6:58:25 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 19 replies
    WSPA ^ | 10/29/2014 | WSPA
    CNN states that Senator Lindsey Graham was recorded saying "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency" but his campaign says the quote is taken out of context.
  • Editorial: SC, US need Lindsey Graham in Senate

    10/28/2014 11:45:00 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    The State ^ | October 28, 2014 | Editorial Board
    COLUMBIA, SC THE GOOD THING about Brad Hutto is that he doesnt try to convince us that Lindsey Graham is a liberal. Which is to say that, unlike the six opponents Mr. Graham easily swept aside in the Republican primary, and unlike the reality-show self-promoter who is self-financing a quixotic independent campaign against him, Mr. Hutto is not unhinged from reality. To the contrary, Mr. Hutto has had a respectable career in the state Senate, where, despite being part of an ever-dwindling minority party, he has had a significant amount of influence on public policy sometimes for good,...
  • Rev. Graham: Obamas Wrong, Islam Is a False Religion

    10/28/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 90 replies
    CNS ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelical pastor Billy Graham, said that President Barack Obama was fundamentally mistaken about radical Islam; questioned why peaceful Muslims do not collectively condemn jihadist terrorism; and argued that Islam is a false religion and that it is impossible for a false religion to be a true religion of peace. Rev. Franklin Graham also cited examples from a speech he recently gave outside the White House, decrying the actions of followers of a peaceful religion who practice female circumcision, hijacking, kidnapping, honor killings, and decapitation. Rev. Graham commended President Obama for sending some U.S....
  • Rev. Billy Graham: "America is Just as Wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah Ever Were"

    10/17/2014 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 60 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was founded by men who believed in prayer and that prayer can turn the tide of history, adding that while America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah and deserves the judgment of God, this judgment can be lessened through prayer. Even though America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever were, and as deserving of the judgment of God, God would spare us if we were earnestly praying, with hearts that had...
  • To Defeat Islamic State, Remove Assad

    10/06/2014 9:15:58 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-06-2014 | John McCain and Lindsey Graham
    Syrians are already asking why were bombing ISIS but not stopping Assads attacks on them. Good question. The airstrikes and other actions President Obama is taking against Islamic State deserve bipartisan support. They are beginning to degrade the terrorist group, also known as ISIS, but will not destroy it, for one reason above all: The administration still has no effective policy to remove Bashar Assad from power and end the conflict in Syria. Administration officials have called their approach ISIS first. As for Mr. Assad, in the words of Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the administration will...
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest Blog ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isnt crazy about other potential Republican candidates positions, and that hes been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Ive strongly encouraged him to give it a look, McCain told the Standard. I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guysI like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • [Lindsey] Graham floats 2016 White House bid

    10/03/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2014 (10:29 am) | Ben Kamisar
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) says he could be a presidential candidate in 2016. The outspoken two-term Senator, known as a foreign policy hawk, told the Weekly Standard that if the hawks aren't well-represented when the 2016 fields begin to solidify, he might throw his hat into the ring. ... When the Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes asked Graham if he'd back a run by Sen. Marco Rubio, he took a shot at the Florida Republican whom he worked with on the Senate immigration bill. "He's a good guy, but after doing immigration with him - we don't need...
  • Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run(Puke alert!)

    10/03/2014 8:03:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/3/2014 | Alex Pappas
    The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobodys out there talking me and McCain have been talking I may just jump in to get to make these arguments, Graham said.
  • VSP: Forensic Evidence Links Jesse Matthew to Harrington Case

    09/29/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | September 29 2014 | Reported by Henry Graff
    According to Virginia State Police, Jesse Matthew, the man facing abduction with intent to defile charges in connection with the Hannah Graham case, has been linked to another high profile disappearance. Police confirm that forensic evidence links Matthew to the Harrington case. Harrington, a Virginia Tech student at the time, was abducted and murdered in Charlottesville in 2009 after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. DNA evidence was collected from the site where Harrington's remains were found on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County three months after her disappearance. State police have said there is a link between...
  • Holder Resignation Puts Focus on Senate Confirmation (Lame Duck Confirmation)

    09/25/2014 11:35:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/25/14 | Carl Hulse
    The announcement Thursday of the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. touched off questions about his replacement and the timing of any Senate confirmation, given the possibility of a Republican takeover of the Senate in January. Under changes in Senate rules, administration nominees need only a majority of votes to clear procedural hurdles, preventing Republicans from blocking an attorney general pick by denying the 60 votes usually needed to overcome a filibuster.
  • Missing girl's parents: Please help us

    09/22/2014 6:25:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | September 22 | Dana Ford
    The father of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham held up his daughter's favorite stuffed rabbit for reporters to see. ... "I believe Jesse Matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the Earth," the police chief said. "We want to talk to him."
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • Granite State Debate, U.S. Senate: Candidates discuss how they disagree with Kelly Ayotte

    09/04/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | WMUR-TV
    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire discuss how they disagree with Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Thomas Ravenel Thanks Supporters, Channels Barry Goldwater

    08/08/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    On his first day as an official candidate for the U.S. Senate, Lowcountry businessman and reality television star Thomas Ravenel thanked his supporters for signing and collecting the signatures that put him on the November ballot against incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham, Democrat Brad Hutto and Libertarian Victor Kocher. A lot of people worked very hard on that (signature) effort and Im tremendously grateful to each one of them, Ravenel said. This is democracy in action whether the warmongers and welfare statists in Washington like it or not.
  • Boehner: No 'blank check' for border crisis

    07/10/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said Republicans will not give a blank check to President Obama to deal with the crisis on the border. While Boehner (R-Ohio) said no decisions have been made on legislation, he was adamant that there will be strings attached to the emergency funding that Obama has requested to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children who have entered into the United States. I can tell you this: We're not giving the president a blank check," Boehner said. "Beyond that, we'll await further discussions with our members before we make a final decision." With Congress set...
  • Terri Lynn Land campaigns with McCain

    06/30/2014 1:18:27 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 20, 2014 | Terri Lynn Land
    What an honor it was to have Senator John McCain come to Michigan and join me for a chat with Paul W this morning on the radio.
  • Southern Charm star planning US Senate race against Graham

    06/26/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Jason Ryan
    CHARLESTON With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Ravenel, who was state treasurer before resigning due to federal drug charges, said Wednesday that he plans soon to complete a petition drive, collecting the signatures of at least 10,000 S.C. voters. That petition would enable him to appear on the ballot this November with three other candidates, including Graham, in a bid for a six-year...
  • Graham: Next 9/11 attack could come from Iraq, Syria

    06/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 Jun 14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. "We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves...
  • Graham to GOP: Don't be 'delusional' about immigration reform

    06/15/2014 11:49:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) offered a pointed rebuttal Sunday to strategists and pundits who say embracing immigration reform will put GOP incumbents at risk in future primaries.Graham said if Republicans let the status quo stand and hope illegal immigrants leave the United States because of poor conditions, they will obliterate their chances of winning the White House in two years. If we keep playing this game that self deportation is the only answer for the Republican Party, we will have destroyed our chances in 2016 and dealt a death blow to our party because by 2050 the majority of the...
  • South Carolina Senator Tim Scott Outperformed RINO Lindsey Graham by 90,000 Votes

    You might see punditry begin to obfuscate the Lindsey Graham win against the backdrop of the Eric Cantor loss. Their collective goal will be to diminish the visibility of conservative strength and grassroots power (because we all know Graham to be a top shelf Decepticon) and cast aspersions toward us by saying the establishment holds in South Carolina. So, how much support does Graham actually carry? Let me just point out something factual for you to consider. Both Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott were on the same South Carolina GOP primary Ballot.
  • His Worst Nightmare: Why Lindsey Graham will not win in November (Vanity)

    06/11/2014 9:01:54 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 79 replies
    Lindsey Graham "slicked" his way into a Primary win last night, but, his worst nightmare is going to happen in November; and true Conservatives don't have to vote for a Democrat for him to lose his seat. There is a very wealthy, Reality TV Star, former State Office Holder (State Treasurer), with a very familiar political family name who promised to run as an Independent in November if Lindsey Graham won the Primary. This guy loathes Lindsey Graham and he is willing to spend, and do, whatever is necessary to see to it that Lindsey Graham will not return to...
  • How Lindsey Graham Stomped the Tea Party(Grahamnesty gloats and so are the libs)

    06/10/2014 8:43:44 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    Theatlantic ^ | Molly Ball Jun 10 2014, | Molly Ball
    (Subtitle : "One of the Senate's most liberal Republicans is rolling to victory in one of the reddest states. Are other Republicans watching how he did it? GREENVILLE, S.C.Kicking the crap out of the Tea Party is the most fun Senator Lindsey Graham has ever had. ") "More fun than any time I've been in politics," Graham tells me at the YMCA here, where he's about to address a couple dozen supporters. Little kids are streaming through the halls to their gym classes, and a smell of sweat hangs in the air. "Because people are being uplifting," Graham continues. "People...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesnt mean it was a hard one. Today, Im happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Grahams betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the go-to...
  • Graham meets GOP rivals at debate (primary tomorrow!!)

    06/09/2014 5:53:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    chronicle.augusta.com ^ | 6/8/14 | Jeffrey Collins
    COLUMBIA The six Republican challengers trying to beat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to position themselves as the best choice to replace the two-term incumbent Saturday night during their only debate. Graham spent his time defending his 12 years in the Senate, saying his challengers are too conservative and would threaten Republicans chances to win back the Senate. With Tuesdays primary nearing, Graham and his challengers mostly stuck to their campaign themes. Graham was attacked on policy and his willingness to at least listen to Democrats and President Obama, but no one made it personal. If you didnt support...
  • SCs Graham battles 6 foes in Senate debate

    06/08/2014 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 44 replies
    The State ^ | June 7, 2014 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, SC U.S. Sen. Lindsey Grahams six GOP challengers criticized the Seneca Republican on Saturday, saying he had failed to protect the Constitution during the Republican Primary campaigns only debate. Graham, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, defended his record, including voting in favor of President Barack Obamas two Supreme Court nominees and working to help illegal immigrants become citizens. The debate - the only of the GOP campaign - came 60 hours before polls open for Tuesdays primary. The senators GOP opponents said change is needed in Washington. If you truly are a conservative, then...
  • Threatened Republican Impeachment of Obama a Useless Joke

    06/05/2014 10:43:01 PM PDT · by kingattax · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 5, 2014 | Judi McLeod
    Given that five violent Taliban terrorists in the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl tradeoff are now on the loose, (being in Qatar is on the loose), its got to be the biggest joke of all time that Republican lawmakers would call for President Barack Obamas impeachmentif he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Obama knows all about crying wolf and even includes it as one of the ploys from his own capacious political trick bag. With meek and mewling little voices, senators like South Carolinas Lindsey Graham and House Speaker John Boehner, have been crying wolf about Obama all along. They never...
  • Impeachment if he does it again

    06/05/2014 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 83 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | June 5, 2014 | Matt Drudge
    Headline with link to The Hill article, "Graham warns of Republican impeachment push over Gitmo."
  • The Arlen Specter Of The South Weighs In On Behalf Of John McCain

    06/04/2014 11:50:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Powerlines Paul Mirengoff doesnt think much of McCain supporter Lindsey Graham. Key graphs: Finally, if McCain and Graham had prevailed last summer, millions of illegal immigrants would now have path to citizenship. Our borders, however, would not be secure, and those who wish them to be made secure would have little more than the federal governments promise to accomplish this a promise in which McCain now admits the American people reasonably place little faith. UPDATE: For me, Jim DeMint is the model of what a South Carolina Senator (and indeed a Senator, period) should be. DeMint had this to...
  • Watchmen on the Wall Conference 2014 -- A Spiritual Challenge to Rev. Franklin Graham

    05/25/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-25 | Patton@Bastogne
    . To Rev. Franklin Graham "Watchmen on the Wall Conference" 2014 Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, J. Vernon McGee, Dr. James Dobson ... all great Christian leaders and bible teachers of America in the 1960s thru 1990s ... Or were they ? For all the great works they did for Christ's church in America, IS IT POSSIBLE they made one (1) grave mistake ? I declare that they did, to the detriment of at least TWO American generations ... And I respectfully challenge Rev. Franklin Graham (and the other Conference speakers) to ACKNOWLDGE THEIR MISTAKE and APOLOGIZE to their Church Congregations....
  • Franklin Graham Calls on Pastors to Speak Out on Abortion, Homosexuality; Says 'God Hates Cowards'

    05/24/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    (Photo: The Christian Post / Sonny Hong)Rev. Franklin Graham addressing pastors at the Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 22, 2014.WASHINGTON – The Rev. Franklin Graham told a large gathering of pastors on Thursday to address controversial issues from the pulpit, declaring that "God hates cowards."Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, based his remarks on Revelation 21:8, wherein God lists eight groups of people who will be "in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is...
  • Lindsey Graham censured for not being Republican enough

    05/16/2014 2:28:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has found himself under attack from some within his own party. On Monday the Charleston County Republican Committee passed a resolution, by a close vote of 39-32, to censure Graham. There was immediate reaction: The vote was immediately criticized by Republican National Committeewoman Cindy Costa as foolish on the eve of an election.
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this years midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • Senate Dems consider adding immigration to NDAA

    05/02/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeremy Herb
    Powerful Democratic senators are considering including a measure in the Senates defense authorization bill that would offer legal status to young undocumented immigrants who join the military. With a similar effort in the House stalled, the Senate might provide a new opportunity for immigration advocates. But some senators are warning that including the proposal could sink the annual defense bill, one of the few must-pass bills remaining in Congress.
  • Lindsey Graham: White House officials scumbags

    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday again went after the Obama administration on Benghazi, calling White House officials scumbags that lied about the September 2012 attacks. Our Democratic friends, for the most part, have been in the tank over Benghazi. They think its to get me reelected, the South Carolina Republican said on The Mike Gallagher Show on Thursday morning. Some guy said this about me yesterday on the left: The only reason I cared about this was because I have six tea party opponents. Well, if thats true, Im the biggest scumbag in America. I dont think thats true. I...
  • Endorse Real Democrats In The Primary, South Carolina Democratic Party Suggests

    04/30/2014 3:40:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | Rob Groce
    Having three non-Democrats running as Democrats in their Democratic primaries has put South Carolinas county and state Democratic parties in need for near Demagoguery, it seems, in order to restore democracy. To explain it simpler, less alliterately, and in more detail: Karen Smith, a self-declared Tea Party sympathizer, is challenging Rep. Jim Clyburn in the June 10 Democratic primary. Phil Black challenged incumbent Republican Rep. Joe Wilson in the last two GOP primaries, but is doing it again as a Democrat in 2014. Jay Stamper originally sought Republican support for U.S. Senate in Jan. 2013, then quickly claimed to be...
  • Sheldon Adelson: Not Getting His Moneys Worth In South Carolina

    04/27/2014 8:57:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Hes the Las Vegas casino magnate pouring money into the coffers of Republican politicians (and the groups supporting their reelection) in an effort to purchase their opposition to online poker. Why does Adelson want to ban online poker? Easy: Its costing him money. Weve got no beef with Adelson, obviously. Hes simply making an investment in the future of his increasingly outdated business model. No, our beef is with the politicians taking his cash politicians like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Last month we wrote about Grahams support for a federal online poker ban which were sure has...
  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 2

    04/16/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The numbers count of any likely GOP Senate majority in the new Congress suggests that real immigration reform is by no means a forgone conclusion. Indeed, it could be rather iffy. The ratio of Democrats to Republicans is important, as is control of the Senate. And the actual composition of the crucial Senate committees matters as well, and that certainly includes the Senate Judiciary that has primary (but shared) jurisdiction over immigration legislation. As it stands now, of the eight Republican members of the Judiciary Committee, two were original members of the 2013 "Gang of Eight."
  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/16/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene. A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed...
  • Tea Party Endorsement for Lindsey Graham Challenger

    04/16/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    South Carolina Tea Party Leader Endorses One of Lindsey Graham's Challengers The possibility that opponents of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will coalesce around a single challenger in the June Republican U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina took an interesting turn on Monday when an influential Tea Party leader in the state endorsed attorney Bill Connor, who has lagged in both the polls and fundraising. In his endorsement Monday, Joe Dugan, founder of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and executive producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, said "I have known Bill [Connor] for more than five years ..."...
  • Competition for thee, but not for me

    04/09/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Ann Coulter
    Between having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling. As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business.