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  • Lindsey Graham: "I Don't Know What America First Means"

    01/22/2017 8:18:07 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 107 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/22/17 | Justin Holcomb
    Lindsey Graham was not in complete agreement with President Donald Trump's inauguration speech on Friday, saying that he "doesn't know what America first means." “To the president, if America first is a throwback to the 20’sand 30’s isolationism when it was first used as a phrase, the world would deteriorate even quicker, if it is a new way of Ronald Reagan’s peace through strength I would like to work with him. I don’t know what America first means,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation."
  • NWS - Public Information Statement - High Risk of Severe Weather Southern Georgia Northern Florida

    01/22/2017 9:33:20 AM PST · by dirtboy · 39 replies
    NWS ^ | 1/22/2017
    Public Information Statement National Weather Service Jacksonville FL 1104 AM EST Sun Jan 22 2017 ...High Risk of long lived and destructive tornadoes today... North Florida and southeast Georgia residents, The severe weather event we are about to go through has the potential to be one of the most severe weather outbreaks since the 1993 Super Storm and possibly like the big tornado outbreak near the University of Alabama a few years ago. A Tornado Watch called a Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) is likely to be issued for our area later today. Unfortunately reports are that 11 people have already...
  • Barnicle Gossips: On Foreign Policy, 'Nikki Haley Makes Sarah Palin Sound Like Henry Kissinger'

    01/19/2017 8:34:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle might not bring much to the table, but he is still capable of passing along nasty remarks from unnamed sources. On today's Morning Joe, discussing Nikki Haley's preparations for her confirmation hearing as UN Ambassador, Barnicle said, "I was told by somebody within the world of diplomacy and international relations that Nikki Haley makes Sarah Palin sound like Henry Kissinger." Joe Scarborough seemed to have intentionally teed Barnicle up to take his anonymous shot at Haley, asking him "what are you hearing about her?" After Barnicle's gossip, Scarborough weighed in, saying that he'd been hearing for weeks "real...
  • My story is an American story, says Nikki Haley at confirmation hearing

    01/19/2017 8:14:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Agencies
    If confirmed by the US Senate, Haley, 44, would be the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any presidential administration. "My story is an American story", Indian American Nikki Haley said as she shared her experience of growing up in the United States and challenges faced by her family over the years, during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. "I was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of immigrants from Punjab, India. My parents had comfortable lives in India, but they chose to give up those comforts...
  • Tim Scott's Savage Comeback to Being Called 'House N***a' Was Only One-Word, But DAMN

    01/13/2017 8:13:26 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    IJR ^ | 1/12/16 | Jason Howerton
    It’s finally happened. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has smacked a Twitter troll into last week. In response to being called a “house n***a,” a disparaging term routinely used by the left to mock black conservatives, Scott fired back with a one-word response. Ouch. The racially insensitive tweet was ultimately deleted — and then the account was too. Some of the Twitter reactions are gold snip As the first black Republican senator since Reconstruction, Scott has had to put up with more than his fair share of racial jabs from his liberal critics. Clearly, he's figured out how to handle it...
  • U.S. senator fires one-word comeback after Twitter user calls him a ‘house n----’

    01/12/2017 5:29:59 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | JANUARY 11, 2017 | GREG HADLEY ghadley@mcclatchy.com
    Tim Scott is the first black Republican U.S. senator from the South since Reconstruction and the only black Republican in the Senate at the moment. He also has announced he will vote for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to become the next attorney general.
  • McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

    01/12/2017 12:03:36 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2017
    John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports. The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Trump mocks Lindsey Graham at presser, cracks up room full of reporters

    01/11/2017 4:11:29 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 01/11/2017 | Carmine Sabia
    President-elect Donald Trump took no prisoners in a contentious press conference Tuesday. A reporter questioned Trump on a bill Graham and Sen. John McCain are proposing to increase sanctions on Russia. “I haven’t heard Lindsey Graham is going to do that. Lindsey Graham, Lindsey Graham, I’ve been competing with him for a long time. He’s going to crack that 1 percent barrier one day,” Trump quipped.
  • Sen. Tim Scott Coming in Hot With The Comeback Of The Year

    01/11/2017 1:25:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    I know, I know. January 11 is very early to declare something as the "_____ of the year." But trust me on this.First, some background information. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is the only African-American Republican member of the Senate. He has also publicly supported Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general. William Smith, an African American who formerly served as Sessions' counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also has gone on the record to defend his former employer from accusations of racism.Naturally, "tolerant" liberals didn't take this very well. In a now-deleted tweet aimed at Scott and Smith, Twitter user...
  • Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Charleston church slayings

    01/10/2017 4:59:25 PM PST · by NRx · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-10-2017 | Kevin Sullivan
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death on Tuesday for killing nine black parishioners during a massacre inside a church here in 2015. Roof was convicted last month of 33 counts of federal hate crimes. The same jury that found him guilty on all counts last month deliberated Tuesday for just under three hours before deciding his sentence. Relatives of the victims said the decision was the just outcome. “Justice was served,” said Kevin Singleton, whose mother, Myra Thompson, was killed. “It still doesn’t change anything for the families, but I hope it can be a...
  • The Latest: Dylann Roof sentenced to die for church slayings

    01/10/2017 2:04:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015.
  • Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Emanuel AME Church massacre

    01/10/2017 2:05:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 1/10/17 | Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes and Abigail Darlington
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  • The Latest: Clemson wins national championship, 35-31

    01/09/2017 9:37:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 96 replies
    AP ^ | January 9, 2017-
    ___ 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three scores in his last college game, as the Tigers (14-1) got their first national title since 1981.
  • Graham calls Republicans Celebrating Russian interference a 'political hack' - 'you're not a patriot

    01/09/2017 6:17:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/2016 | Pam Key
    (Watch video at link) Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said any Republican celebrating Russia’s hacking into the 2016 presidential election were “making a huge mistake” and described them as a “political hack.” Graham said, “To my Republican friends who are gleeful, you’re making a huge mistake. When when Wikileaks released information during the Bush years about the Iraq War that was embarrassing to the administration, that put our troops at risk most Democrats condemned it, some celebrated it. Most Republicans are condemning what Russia did and to those who are gleeful it you’re a political...
  • McCain, Graham call for greater sanctions against Russia

    01/08/2017 11:53:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 121 replies
    MSN ^ | January 8, 2017 | Erin Kelly
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham pushed Sunday for greater sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the U.S. election and said President-elect Donald Trump is in danger of being in conflict with congressional Republicans if he doesn't get tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two senators, in a joint interview on Meet the Press, also said the U.S. intelligence community's evidence of Russian interference during the American presidential campaign is overwhelming, and that Trump should accept those findings. "You can't go on with your life as a democracy when a foreign entity is trying to...
  • Graham Calls Republicans Celebrating Russian Interference ‘Political Hacks’ — ‘You’re Not Patriots’

    01/08/2017 9:04:06 AM PST · by Rockitz · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said any Republican celebrating Russia’s hacking into the 2016 presidential election were “making a huge mistake” and described them as a “political hack.” Graham said, “To my Republican friends who are gleeful, you’re making a huge mistake. When Wikileaks released information during the Bush years about the Iraq War that was embarrassing to the administration, that put our troops at risk most Democrats condemned it, some celebrated it. Most Republicans are condemning what Russia did and to those who are gleeful it you’re a political hack. You’re not a Republican...
  • McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ‘Knock it Off’ (RE: "The Vast Russian Conspiracy”)

    01/03/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    Today a Politico article reveals the John McCain/Lindsey Graham push to create an international crisis with Russia has found push-back from an unlikely source, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. (Politico) John McCain and Lindsey Graham are backing off of their push for a select committee on cybersecurity after Russian interference in the election, bowing to the political reality that the Senate Republican Conference largely does not back their idea. […] “We’re just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesn’t work, we’ll regroup,” [Lindsey] Graham said in an interview. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
  • Clemson DT Christian Wilkins gropes Ohio State RB Curtis Samuel in strange spot

    01/03/2017 5:07:27 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 49 replies
    Land of 10 ^ | Jan. 1, 2017 | Steven Petrella
    Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel got groped (we’ll call it that) by Clemson DT Christian Wilkins after going down in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. Seriously. See for yourself:
  • Senator threatens to cut UN funding if anti-settlement motion passes [Lindsey Graham]

    12/23/2016 2:51:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 23, 2016, 8:35 pm | (Times of Israel Staff and Agencies)
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned Friday evening that Washington could cut off funding to the United Nations — as well as to certain member states — if the Security Council passes a resolution against Israeli settlements Friday evening. “If the United Nations moves forward with the ill-conceived resolution, I will work to form a bipartisan coalition to suspend or significantly reduce United States assistance to the United Nations,” Graham said in a statement. The resolution cannot pass if Washington exercises its veto power at the council, though Israel and American officials exchanged blows in the media Friday...
  • Trump’s pick for OMB Director is excited about cryptocurrency

    12/19/2016 6:55:29 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 13 replies
    www.nmb.sc ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Steve Schulin
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) has been selected by President-elect Trump to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to an article in today's The Washington Times. I had the pleasure of hearing Rep. Mulvaney speak at a John Birch Society meeting in Columbia SC last July. I've heard a lot of officials speak to groups like JBS and America's Party over the years, but Rep. Mulvaney made an especially lasting impression with me because he expressed much hopefulness about how cryptocurrency may help turn our nation onto a better economic path. I share his enthusiasm...
  • Trump picks budget 'hawk' Mick Mulvaney to lead budget office

    12/17/2016 8:17:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Mick Mulvaney, a conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina who is known as a budget “hawk”, as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Donald Trump accuses China of 'unpresidented' act over US navy drone Read more In a statement issued on Saturday morning – shortly after Trump tweeted an inflammatory comment about China’s seizure of a US navy drone in the South China Sea – Trump called Mulvaney a “very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nation’s finances and save our country from drowning in red ink”. Trump...
  • Trump taps conservative SC Rep. Mulvaney as budget chief

    12/16/2016 7:13:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2016 9:35 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped South Carolina GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. An official on Trump’s transition team, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter before it is officially announced, confirmed Trump’s pick Friday evening. Mulvaney, 49, was elected in the 2010 tea party wave and is a founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, whose members pushed former Speaker John Boehner from power and have caused heartburn for current Speaker Paul Ryan. He is one of the...
  • Dylann Roof convicted in Charleston church massacre

    12/15/2016 12:53:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/15/16 | ap
    DEVELOPING – A jury in South Carolina Thursday convicted Dylann Roof in the racially-motivated shootings that killed nine black church members during a Bible study in Charleston last year. ADVERTISEMENT The jury of nine white people and three black people deliberated less than two hours before returning a verdict, finding him guilty on all counts against him. Roof, 22, faced 33 federal charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion.
  • Top GOP senators: Aleppo 'will be a testament to our moral failure and everlasting shame'

    12/13/2016 12:23:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 156 replies
    Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a blistering statement Tuesday condemning the US' failure to act to prevent the "slaughter" of hundreds of thousands of people in Syria. "The words 'never again' ring hollow today with reports that Aleppo is falling to Assad regime forces," the senators wrote, amid reports that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were on the brink of fully recapturing the besieged city of Aleppo from opposition forces. "For four long years, Aleppo has been at the center of the Assad regime's war on the Syrian people," the statement continued. "Together with its...
  • NBC uses Baltimore protest photo in story about Slager mistrial (#fakenews)

    12/08/2016 12:15:34 PM PST · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    The State ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2016 | TEDDY KULMALA
    An NBC News story about the mistrial of a former South Carolina officer charged with fatally shooting a black man was pulled from the Today show’s website because the network apparently included an image of a protest in Baltimore. The segment aired Tuesday on NBC’s Today and was entitled “Prosecutor vows to retry Michael Slager after mistrial in Walter Scott shooting.” Slager, a former North Charleston police officer, is charged with murder in the April 2015 death of Walter Scott, a black motorist. The judge in Slager’s trial this week declared a mistrial after jurors deadlocked on whether to convict...
  • Lindsey Graham, Democrats plan probes of Russia hacking

    12/07/2016 8:37:50 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    Lawmakers in Congress intensified their calls Wednesday for a probe into hacking during the 2016 election, raising chances of a clash with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump continues to reject the US intelligence community's conclusion that Moscow is to blame, telling Time Magazine that he does not believe the intelligence community's assessment that Russia was behind the hacks.
  • 'Today' features wrong protest image in Slager story, apologizes

    12/07/2016 6:16:38 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 10 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | Dec 07, 2016 11:22 AM EST | Matt Quillen
    RNN) - An executive for the Today Show apologized for the program mistakenly using a Baltimore protest image from April on a segment discussing the mistrial of a former North Charleston, SC, police officer who killed a black man.
  • SC Man Seeks to Restore Grandfather’s Honor, 75 Years after Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 11:30:08 AM PST · by Cecily · 29 replies
    The State ^ | Lezlie Patterson | December 3, 2016
    Pearl Harbor was attacked 75 years ago on December 7, 1941. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously predicted the following day, the date has lived in infamy. That is especially true for one South Carolina man, the third generation of a family that has fought to restore the reputations of two men initially held responsible for the attacks on the naval base and nearby U.S. Army facilities. A quick history lesson: Without provocation or warning, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. bases early on Dec. 7, killing 2,403 Americans and wounding 1,178. The raid brought the United States...
  • Walter Scott Shooting: Prosecutors Confident of Slager Conviction on Retrial

    12/05/2016 9:44:58 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Ari Melber
    Michael Slager, the officer who faced murder and manslaughter charges for shooting an unarmed black man in the back, will face a re-trial after the jury deadlocked over his case on Monday — and experts say there's still a strong case against him. While eleven jurors backed convicting an officer for the shooting at one point, according to a note written by one of the jurors, a holdout juror said he felt he could not vote to convict the officer in "good conscience." Prosecutors swiftly announced they would re-try the case, which is a legal option after any jury deadlocks.
  • Breaking: Judge declares mistrial in Michael Slager case

    12/05/2016 12:41:15 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    Live5News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Live5News
    BREAKING NEWS - Mistrial declared in Michael Slager murder case
  • DD2 elementary school students suspended for having 'happy crack'

    12/05/2016 3:47:33 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    WCIV News Channel 4, Charleston, SC ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Alex Heaton
    DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Some parents in Dorchester County are furious after nine students at Eagles Nest Elementary School were suspended for violating a school drug policy. The problem parents say is the children weren't caught with drugs. They were accused of having sugar mixed with Kool-Aid in their possession. ABC News 4 spoke with one parent Tuesday who said her child's infraction was reduced during an expulsion hearing at the district office. The child is now on a probationary status with the district and will be able to return to school Thursday.
  • Graham Reaching Out To Gang Of Eight Members For Bill To Block Deportations For Youths

    12/02/2016 7:05:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Thursday he is in the process of reaching out to former “Gang of Eight” members to help him craft legislation that would protect immigrants who illegally entered the country as children from deportation. Graham and other Gang of Eight members — Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet — crafted immigration legislation in 2013 that passed the Senate but was never...
  • Why we can't forget the racism of this campaign - (South Carolina waiter called "boy")

    11/29/2016 11:53:34 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 78 replies
    cnn ^ | November 16, 2016 | Isaac Bailey
    I noticed the waiter lingering around my table a little more than usual. For the first time at this buffet-style restaurant, the waiter seemed agitated. Normally, he would be singing to mesmerized patrons in between busing tables and asking if customers needed any assistance in a place that is essentially self-serve. "That man called me boy," he finally told me, unprompted, while pointing his eyes toward an older white gentleman in blue overalls. "He said, 'boy, go get me some sweet tea,'" the waiter went on, mostly under his breath. He didn't want anyone else to hear. "I'm a man!...
  • Dylann Roof, Charleston Church Shooting Suspect, Can Act as His Own Attorney

    11/28/2016 10:48:31 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 26 replies
    NBC NEWS AP ^ | 11/28/16
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston church last year was allowed to act as his own attorney in his federal death penalty trial Monday. Dylann Roof's request came against his lawyers' advice, and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he would reluctantly accept the 22-year-old's "unwise" decision.
  • Trump Names Anti-BDS Governor 'Nikki' Haley as US Envoy to UN (BDS = Racism)

    11/24/2016 7:40:29 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 11 replies
    JPress ^ | Nov-23-2016
    Haley, 44, is known in Israel for her opposition to the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and her pro-Israel positions. Last year, she signed into law the first state-wide bill in the United States to block BDS activity in South Carolina.
  • Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as UN ambassador

    11/23/2016 8:02:46 AM PST · by PJBankard · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2016 | Nick Kalman
    President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley was an outspoken Trump critic throughout much of his campaign, yet she's now poised to be the first female Cabinet-level official in the Trump administration. "Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country," Trump said in a statement. "She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be...
  • Liberals SHOCKED that Trump would hire minority Nikki Haley

    11/23/2016 8:18:03 AM PST · by 198ml · 76 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/23/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday morning, news broke of the latest addition to the incoming Trump administration as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) accepted the president-elect’s offer to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. And the immediate response from the Left and from the trolls was, frankly ... completely predictable.
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Picked To Be US Ambassador To The United Nations

    11/23/2016 4:45:59 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 110 replies
    upi.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016
    The Governor of South Carolina, Republican Nikki Haley, has reportedly been picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be the ambassador of the US to the United Nations. According to the Washington Post, her views about national security and US military are in line with the GOP's hawkish stance. Haley met Trump in New York at the Trump Tower last Thursday. If the appointment is confirmed, Haley could be replaced by Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster, a top Trump aide.
  • S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley tapped to be Trump’s U.N. ambassador

    11/22/2016 10:59:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 253 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | November 23, 2016 at 1:31 AM | Robert Costa
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star and daughter of Indian immigrants, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the coming administration, according to a person familiar with the selection process.The move, which will be announced Wednesday morning, was first reported by the Post and Courier , comes as Trump advisers are seeking to diversify his ranks and marks his first female appointment to a cabinet-level post.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that has not yet been announced by Trump’s transition team.Haley, 44,...
  • Illinois’ wealth flight explained in 4 graphics

    11/18/2016 9:32:13 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    IRS data show the average income of taxpayers leaving Illinois surpassed the average income of taxpayers entering the state by $20,000 in 2014, a record loss for Illinois in the wake of the 2011 income-tax hike. Politicians enacted Illinois’ 2011 income-tax hike during a late-night legislative session in January 2011 and raised the state’s personal income-tax rate to 5 percent from 3 percent. This 67 percent income-tax hike lasted for four years, during which time Illinois experienced record wealth flight. IRS data reveal what happens when politicians choose short-term tax revenue gains over long-term stability. The short-term increase in tax...
  • Trump Destroys Jeb (South Carolina Debate Flashback)

    11/17/2016 6:25:40 PM PST · by usafa92 · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/17/2016 | The Donald
    With all the news today about Trump being magnanimous to former rivals, here's a reminder of how great it was to see Trump crush the RINO establishment on the way to the nomination. His takedowns of Jeb were truly jaw dropping. Politics has never seen a public beatdown such as Trump put on his rivals. Enjoy.
  • Henry McMaster says he, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley being considered for Trump cabinet positions

    11/16/2016 2:06:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 11/16/16 | Andy Shain and Schuyler Kropf
    COLUMBIA -- Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster told The Post and Courier on Wednesday that he and Gov. Nikki Haley are being considered for cabinet positions in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. McMaster said Haley is being considered for several cabinet posts including secretary of state. McMaster, one of Trump’s earliest statewide political endorsers, said the daughter of Indian immigrants could provide a fresh set of eyes of foreign affairs. He said the Trump campaign is looking at him as attorney general, and that he has been speaking with the transition team.
  • SC Sen. Lindsey Graham congratulates Trump after vote against him

    11/11/2016 7:31:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    The State ^ | 11/9/16 | B Marchant
    ..... Lindsey Graham – one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken critics within the Republican Party – congratulated the Republican candidate on his presidential victory early Wednesday, hours after he voted against Trump. In a statement, Graham says that after the election, “we now have a country to run,” and names several areas he hopes to work on with the president-elect, include “keeping trade free but fairer,” rebuilding the military, repealing President Obama’s health care law, and confirming new Supreme Court justices.
  • South Carolina for Trump

    11/08/2016 4:49:36 PM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 33 replies
    Foxnews | now | tv
    Just heard on Fox news. South Carolina for Trump.
  • Lindsey Graham Tweet: I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. [tr]

    11/08/2016 1:40:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 8, 2016 | The Dishonorable Lindsay Graham
    I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3
  • Lindsey Graham announces McMullin vote

    11/08/2016 1:40:23 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 71 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he voted for independent candidate Evan McMullin for president.
  • Kala Brown, Missing Since August Found Alive, 'Chained,' Boyfriend Charlie Carver Remains Missing

    11/03/2016 10:30:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 3, 2016 | Rachael Trolst
    Police: Missing South Carolina Woman Found 'Chained Like A Dog' [Police: Missing South Carolina Woman Found 'Chained Like A Dog'] Police: Missing South Carolina Woman Found 'Chained Like A Dog' 1:29 A woman missing since August has been found alive after allegedly being held captive on a property in Woodruff, South Carolina, officials said Thursday. Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies were searching the property Thursday morning in relation to a tip about a sex crime, when they heard a loud banging from a metal storage container. Sheriff Chuck Wright told local NBC affiliate WYFF that deputies discovered Kala Brown, 30, "chained...
  • Nikki Haley: I’m Voting for Donald Trump

    10/28/2016 8:25:58 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2016 | Charlie Spierling
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she’ll vote for Donald Trump, despite her reservations about his character. “This is no longer a choice for me on personalities because I’m not a fan of either one, what it is about is policy,” she says. She cited oppressive regulations from federal government agencies as a problem for South Carolina and the importance of the Supreme Court as reasons for her vote as well as the military. “The best person based on the policies and dealing with things like Obamacare still is Donald Trump,” she said. Haley said that the election had “turned...
  • 'Hell is about to burst forth onto our earth': People panic after dozens of Waffle Houses shut [tr]

    10/08/2016 2:36:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hurricane Matthew has been called a 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm in which evacuation is a matter of 'life or death'. But it was only when Waffle House announced it was closing 25 locations that many Americans decided the storm must be really bad. The beloved 24-hour restaurant chain is famous for staying open during natural disasters, so much so that even a 'Waffle House Index' was created. FEMA unofficially uses the index, color-coded much like country's terrorism threat advisory scale, to gauge how severely a place was hit by a natural disaster.
  • MAJOR HURRICANE MATTHEW BRIEFING- SITUATIION OVERVIEW

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