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  • 89-Cent Refill Almost Lands $525 Fine, Man Let Off With warning instead

    04/18/2014 3:49:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC ^ | April 18, 2014
    A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday, a federal police officer gave him a ticket.
  • South Carolina Drops Out of Common Core Standardized Testing

    04/18/2014 1:44:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 18, 2014 | Ashley Herzog
    South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education announced on Monday that the state is pulling out of Common Core standardized testing. This Common Core deal is turning out to be a real dud, isn’t it? Superintendent of Education Mick Zais sent a letter to state Board of Education members informing them of the move – after he learned he had the unilateral authority to do make it, PostAndCourier.com reports. Zais was spurred to action by bills in the state legislature that, among other things, would prevent South Carolina from using the Smarter Balanced tests in schools.
  • Cruz More Than Doubles Fundraising in 2014's First Three Months

    04/18/2014 8:36:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:08 AM | Drew MacKenzie
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has more than doubled his fundraising efforts in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Houston Chronicle. Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, raised $887,344 in the year's first three months while he only took in $363,760 during the same period in 2013 when he first arrived in the U.S. Senate as a tea party favorite set on changing the ways established GOP members work in Washington. The senator, who is in the midst of paying visits to the early presidential caucus and primary states of...
  • Did You Know... "I will not be intimidated" [Email from linda graham]

    04/17/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    email | April 17, 2014 | "Team Graham"
    Senator Graham aggressively fought President Obama's union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when they filed a frivolous complaint against Boeing's decision to build a production facility in South Carolina. The labor unions were so upset about Lindsey's efforts they retaliated by filing a baseless ethics charge. Lindsey's response: "I will not be intimidated." He refused to back down, the ethics charge was dismissed, and Boeing prevailed - saving thousands of South Carolina jobs. Lindsey has introduced legislation to restrict the NLRB's authority and prohibit the NLRB from having a say in where American companies can do business....
  • The race is over!

    04/17/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 75 replies
    Email ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nancy Mace
    <p>Haven’t you heard? Lindsey Graham is going back to the US Senate!</p> <p>If you read tales from the New York Times and watched MSNBC lately that is what you may assume.</p> <p>However, here on the ground in South Carolina, reality for the senior senator is very different. Recently, public polls have shown Lindsey Graham with less than 50% support from members in his own party, and all of his high priced campaign ads are falling on deaf ears with conservative voters who know the truth about Senator Graham.</p>
  • Bass Pro Shops Opening Store In Spartanburg Co. (SC)

    04/17/2014 4:48:19 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 16 replies
    wspa.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Staff
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - Outdoor retail giant Bass Pro Shops is setting up shop in Spartanburg County. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference. The company will be building the 120,000 square foot store near the BMW facility at the intersection of Highway 101 and Interstate 85. It is planned to be the anchor for developments including other retail stores, hotels and restaurants. The store, the company's third in South Carolina, is set to open in 2016. “This store will be a tribute to the great sporting tradition and heritage of the region and a celebration of the...
  • WHAT A CROCK: FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate ‘People Talking About Big Government’

    04/16/2014 12:47:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 16 April 2014
    FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report. Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.
  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. “Liberty is under assault today like never before,” Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruz’s signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • Trey Gowdy Believes Barack Obama Is Systematically Dismantling Our Nation’s Laws

    04/15/2014 12:22:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Earlier this week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the president was deliberately dismantling our law enforcement system. Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Rep. Gowdy about that. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, agrees with Sen. Sessions that the president is systematically dismantling the nation’s laws, but he believes it is to win elections not to pursue an agenda. They [the administration] do however fundamentally view their role differently, he added. Attorney General Eric Holder recently claimed that illegal immigration is a civil right, if that is so, Gowdy says, that is like saying you and I have the right...
  • 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.
  • Chancellor: Programs taken out of context (USC-Upstate)

    04/10/2014 6:02:18 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 10 replies
    GoUpstate.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jenny Arnold
    USC Upstate Chancellor Tom Moore said two programs at the university dealing with homosexuality have been taken out of context from the rest of student life on campus. Moore said he believes both controversies, which have been covered by national media in recent months, have been more of an issue off campus than on. “I’ve been surprised by what seems to be a narrow view of the role of higher education by some in state government,” Moore said. “Some in the General Assembly see higher education as intended to serve their concept of state interest, their idea of what is...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. “Segmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • SC Lawmakers Upset With University's Gay-Themed Programs

    04/08/2014 6:46:05 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    wspa.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Drew Smith
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers are once again looking critically at University of South Carolina Upstate for gay themed programs on campus. Several SC Senators voted against USC Trustees up for re-election last week. USC Upstate has now cancelled the presentation "How to become a lesbian in 10 days or less." It is part of a symposium scheduled for this week on LGBT issues. Administrators said it had become a distraction, mainly because it was misunderstood. "It was a performance art piece that was really all about a message of tolerance," Dr. John Masterson, a vice chancellor, said....
  • Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay

    04/08/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-8-2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay Andrew Stiles // April 8, 2014 5:01 pm New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), fourth from left. New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan (D) celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday: Governor Hassan Proclaims Equal Pay Day, Urges Support for New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act http://t.co/FcVQiPlJZM— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) April 8, 2014 Of the 21 Democratic state governors, Hassan is the only woman. From the Democratic Governors Association website:There are four times as many female Republican governors:Women are amazing. Why do Democrats hate them so much?
  • GOWDY: You don’t have discretion on whether to follow the law or not… HOLDER: I disagree…

    04/08/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 8, 2014
    Trey Gowdy really exposes the lawless nature of Eric Holder in this exchange about mandatory minimums. Holder is trying to bypass the law by telling his attorneys not to divulge to the courts the amount of drugs that were seized from the offender. In doing this, the court can’t invoke mandatory minimum laws because they don’t know the amount. It’s this exchange that caught my attention: GOWDY: That’s my point, is that your memo is trumping a congressional statute. HOLDER: Well, I mean, we always have discretion. And, would you say that… GOWDY: But you don’t have discretion on whether...
  • Ron Paul supporters threaten Atlanta family with rape, death

    01/15/2012 1:27:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 91 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Joe Newby , Spokane Conservative Examiner
    Jere Brower, his wife Clara, and his 4-year-old daughter Ana, have a very good reason to believe Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he said people view his supporters as "dangerous." The 38-year-old Atlanta man and his family have been targeted by militant Ron Paul supporters, one of whom threatened to "kneecap" him, then rape his wife and young daughter. Mr. Brower said he has also received death threats from supporters of Ron Paul. The trouble started when Brower and some of his Facebook friends decided to have a laugh over Ron Paul's ties to racist and anti-semitic groups. He wrote...
  • Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul

    04/08/2014 5:09:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    politicalticker.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Peter Hamby
    Could Sen. Lindsey Graham finally have a credible primary challenger in South Carolina? Det Bowers, a politically-connected Columbia pastor, collected over $417,000 in the two months since he made a late entry into the GOP Senate primary in February, a source close to the first-time candidate told CNN. That sum pales in comparison to the war chest amassed by Graham, who raised $8 million as of the last reporting period and has already run a slew of television ads, but it’s the most substantial fundraising haul to date for any of the senator’s six little-known conservative primary challengers. That Bowers...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Letter: Graham Not a True Republican

    04/06/2014 9:10:28 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 14 replies
    aikenstandard.com ^ | April 6 | Steve Bright
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s massive advertising blitz has only one objective: To make South Carolina Republicans forget the massive pro-Obama voting record he’s accumulated over the last six years. Graham voted to confirm every single one of Obama’s left-wing Supreme Court nominee’s. Graham waxes eloquent over Hillary Clinton, yet blasts such friends of our constitutional liberties as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Graham cast key votes to end filibusters against gun control and Obamacare. Graham supports cap-and-trade legislation, the cornerstone of the mythical global warming hoax,
  • Gowdy response to Moran “Congress is underpaid”

    04/05/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies
    On The Record ^ | April 4, 2014 | Greta
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EflHUPNpW2w
  • SC woman gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose

    04/04/2014 4:59:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies
    AOL/AP ^ | Apr. 4, 2014 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A prosecutor said Stephanie Greene, 39, was a nurse and knew the dangers of taking painkillers while pregnant and breast feeding, instead choosing to conceal her pregnancy from doctors so she could keep getting her prescriptions. She lost her nursing license in 2004 for trying to get drugs illegally.
  • West Columbia (SC) paratrooper dies in Afghanistan

    04/02/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The State ^ | April 2, 2014 | JEFF WILKINSON
    COLUMBIA, SC — A U.S. Army paratrooper from West Columbia has died in Afghanistan. The cause of the death of Capt. James Edward “Ed” Chaffin, an artillery officer with the 82nd Airborne Division, is being reported by the Department of Defense as a non-combat related incident. It is under investigation. Chaffin died Monday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to the military. He is the 48th service member with ties to South Carolina that has died in the Southwest Asian country sincd the war began after Sept. 11, 2001. Another 64 service members with ties to South Carolina have been killed in...
  • Democratic state senator running for U.S. Senate seat held by Graham (Good News!)

    03/29/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    thestate.com ^ | 3/28/14 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, SC — Brad Hutto, a leading Democrat in the state Senate, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Hutto joins Columbia businessman Jay Stamper, who moved from Washington state last year to run against Graham, in seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat. Six Republicans have filed to challenge Graham in the June 10 GOP primary. The Orangeburg attorney, who has been in the state Senate for 18 years, said the divisive battle among Republicans over Graham presents a chance for a Democrat to win the Senate seat, which has been held...
  • Fort Jackson steels itself to possible loss of 3,100 jobs (Military and civilian)

    03/28/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Charleston Regional Business Journal ^ | March 27, 2014 | Chuck Crumbo
    Fort Jackson and the post’s local supporters are bracing for the possibility that 3,100 military and civilian jobs could be lost by the end of the decade. The cuts, which would eliminate more than 40% of Fort Jackson’s current workforce of 7,000 troops and civilians, could happen if Congress allows budget sequestration to resume in 2016, said Col. Dan Beatty, chief of staff at Fort Jackson. At Wednesday’s meeting of the S.C. Military Base Task Force, Beatty emphasized that no decision has been made and that the worst-case scenario is part of an Army study on how the potential personnel...
  • BMW plans $1 billion expansion in South Carolina

    03/28/2014 10:34:55 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Mar 2014 | JEFFERY COLLINS
    <p>GREER, S.C. (AP) — BMW is celebrating its 20th anniversary of building cars in the United States by investing $1 billion in its plant in South Carolina to build two of its new X-series vehicles at the facility that ushered in a wave of foreign automakers building Southern plants.</p>
  • How Conservatives Win

    03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Needham
    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday. The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories. Before going further, it is important to explain...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon

    03/26/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 84 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 3-26-2014 | Greg Richter
    March 26, 2014 Trey Gowdy: IRS' Lerner to be Held in Contempt of Congress Soon Greg Richter Former IRS official Lois Lerner will be held in contempt of Congress "in the very near future," Rep. Trey Gowdy told Fox News on Wednesday. The South Carolina Republican sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and told "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" that he wants to see an end to the delay in providing subpoenaed emails from Lerner over the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. IRS Chief John Koskinen was grilled Wednesday by the committee over his...
  • Has foreign policy saved Lindsay Graham?

    03/23/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/23/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Once a top target of conservative groups, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has used his full-throated criticism of President Obama on foreign policy to tamp down the threat of a serious primary challenge. From his perch on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Graham has attacked Obama on everything from Benghazi to Syria to defense cuts to Israel, shoring up his conservative bona fides and helping to quash a potential Tea Party challenge -- he faces a handful of nominal primary opponents, none of whom who have much of a chance. Even though he's likely safe in his June primary even if...
  • Cory Booker: My dinner with Ted Cruz

    03/20/2014 2:34:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/20/14 8:41 AM EDT | TAL KOPAN
    “First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy, I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian, so choosing the restaurant alone,” Booker joked Thursday when asked about the meeting on “Good Day New York” on the local Fox affiliate.Booker and the Texas Republican were spotted dining together at Capitol Hill restaurant Bistro Bis last week.(Also on POLITICO: Booker shuns spotlight)“We went to a place close to the Capitol and we sat, what was going to probably be an hour meeting, we sat for three hours,” Booker said. “He and I sat for three hours looking for common ground. We found some good areas...
  • Corrections investigating rap video reportedly made by SC inmates

    03/20/2014 5:46:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | 3/18/14 | Casey Vaughn
    The South Carolina Department of Corrections is investigating a video posted online reportedly filmed from within a state prison by inmates.... The video, posted on worldstarhiphop.com, is titled "South Carolina Inmates Film 1st Ever Music Video In Prison!" and already has more than 400,000 views.
  • Lindsey Graham offers to ‘help’ Kerry deal with Boehner on Ukraine

    03/17/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was caught Thursday on a live microphone offering to help the Obama administration pressure Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into supporting the Senate’s aid legislation for Ukraine. According to multiple reports, Graham, who is facing a tough reelection race this year, was caught on a live microphone after a hearing telling Secretary of State John Kerry, “Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.”
  • S.C. GOP POLL: ‘JEB’ LEADS WHITE HOUSE HOPEFULS; GRAHAM HOLDS LEAD WITH 60 PERCENT

    03/15/2014 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 78 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 15, 2014 | Neil W. McCabe
    South Carolina Republicans like former Florida governor John E. “Jeb” Bush for president, while continuing to support Sen. Lindsey O. Graham for re-nomination against a host of conservative challengers. “Jeb Bush shows strength across many of the poll’s crosstabs and was the choice of 22 percent of the respondents compared to his 16 percent in our November poll,” said Doug Kaplan, the president of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling company. “In the GOP Senate primary survey, Graham polled 60 percent against the field compared to his 54 percent in our November poll,” he said. In the case that no candidate...
  • Lindsey Graham challenger calls SC senator "ambiguously gay"

    03/14/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    The State ^ | 03/13/2014 | Jamie Self
    COLUMBIA, SC — Four of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's announced challengers in June's Republican primary pledged support for each other Thursday if any of them end up in a runoff with the Seneca incumbent. But a news conference announcing their alliance on the State House steps took an unexpected turn when the most minor of the candidates, Dave Feliciano of Spartanburg, took the podium and called Graham "ambiguously gay." Feliciano said, "It's about time that South Carolina (says) hey, We're tired of the ambiguously gay senator from South Carolina. We're ready for a new leader to merge the Republican Party....
  • DASHCAM VIDEO: York Co. deputy shoots man reaching for cane

    03/13/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 114 replies
    herald online ^ | 3-3-14 | unattributed
    The York County Sheriff's Office released dash cam video from a traffic stop in which a deputy shot an elderly man reaching for his cane. WARNING: Video includes some graphic material and language.
  • Here’s What Lindsey Graham Offered to John Kerry When He Thought the Microphone Was Off

    03/13/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 3/13/14 | Jason Howerton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was caught on a hot mic Thursday telling Secretary of State John Kerry to let him know how he could “help” with House Speaker John Boehner. Screengrab via NBC News Screengrab via NBC News Kerry had just testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the need to provide Ukraine with economic assistance amid its turbulent transition following the ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovich. Both House and Senate Republicans have expressed opposition to the proposed bill, mainly over a provision that would give unused U.S. Military money to the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.). Graham was offering...
  • South Carolina's Fight Over ObamaCare Heats Up in State Senate

    03/13/2014 4:44:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 March 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    South Carolina's Fight Over ObamaCare Heats Up in State Senate 13 March 2014 The South Carolina state Senate continues debate on a bill that would partially block enforcement of ObamaCare within state boundaries....
  • Lindsey Graham Caught on Hot Mic Offering John Kerry Some 'Help'

    03/13/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/13/14 | Noah Rothman |
    On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the need to provide Ukraine with economic assistance during its transition from the government of deposed President Viktor Yanukovich. The aid bill has encountered resistance from House and Senate Republicans, particularly a provision to provide aid to the International Monetary Fund which would utilize funds already allocated to the U.S. military.
  • SC:Gun shop owner gives burglars surprise welcome

    03/13/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wavy.com ^ | 11 March, 2014 | Jason Marks
    “It is kind of like the whole redneck saying, ‘you just can’t fix stupid,’” David Pritchard said.Pritchard says he saw stupid first hand early Sunday around 7 a.m. That’s when three men tried to break into his gun shop, Bull Shooter’s Supply on Bayside Road.“I have no idea how they intended to get inside,” Pritchard said.A neighbor who lives just down the street from the gun shop noticed the suspect’s car. He then saw three men dressed in all black get out and head toward the shop. The neighbor made two calls. One to Pritchard and the other to 911.The...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Deputies: Fort Mill mom held man at gunpoint after he had sex with her teen daughter (Video)

    03/07/2014 10:08:29 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3/6/2014 | WBTV
    FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - A Fort Mill mom wants to send a message to parents after she caught her 15-year-old daughter having sex with a man who she met on a popular social media site. The man claimed to be a teenager. The mother held him at gunpoint until Sheriff's Deputies arrived. To protect the identity of the daughter, the mother's name won't be mentioned in this article. The Fort Mill mother describes the emotional and terrifying moments after she saw a strange man in her home early Sunday morning. "If he tried to escape, I would have shot...
  • Senators Graham, Ayotte and McCain Pen Letter to President Obama Requesting Benghazi Answers

    02/06/2014 10:08:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Kelly Ayotte Senate website ^ | Feb 6 , 2014 | Sen Kelly Ayotte
    Dear President Obama, We watched with great interest your recent interview with Bill O'Reilly. Unfortunately, we believe the interview raises more questions than it answers regarding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans. The American people and their representatives in Congress deserve to know the truth regarding what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack. For that reason, we ask that you help clarify some of the questions raised by your interview.
  • Lindsey Graham’s reelection chances are looking slim

    02/28/2014 5:13:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    glennbeck.com ^ | 2/27/14
    On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to South Carolina Republican State Senator Lee Bright, who is challenging incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. The primary is set to take place June 10, and the goal is to force a runoff by keeping Sen. Graham from reaching the 50% threshold. The numbers are in Bright’s favor across several polls, and he spoke to Glenn about the important differences between him and the incumbent, why he feels the need to go to Washington, and more. “Well, we all know that Lindsay Graham is a nightmare. Vote for...
  • U.S. Senate Candidate Nancy Mace Receives Endorsement from National Association for Gun Rights

    02/26/2014 7:00:03 AM PST · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Nancy Mace, U.S. Senate ^ | February 25, 2014 | Nancy Mace
    U.S. Senate candidate Nancy Mace today announced she received the endorsement of the National Association for Gun Rights PAC for her 100% pro-gun stance. “The right to keep and bear arms is a part of the foundation to our free society and should be protected at every turn,” Mace said. “My father was a decorated combat veteran and lifelong hunter, who taught me how to handle a firearm at an early age. Hunting trips with my father provided priceless memories, but our Second Amendment rights have a deeper purpose than sport and the right to defend our homes and property....
  • Fired Richland Elections Director: Board members’ meddling ‘unlawful’ (South Carolina)

    02/26/2014 4:34:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The State ^ | February 25, 2014 | Dawn Hinshaw
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — The just-fired director of Richland County elections said the board that oversees the office was unwilling to make staff changes and was far more concerned about making local legislators happy than being accountable to Richland County voters. Howard Jackson came to a news conference without a script Tuesday, the day after he was dismissed on a 4-1 vote of his board. For nearly an hour, seeming poised and calm, Jackson gave his view on issues that the board has refused to address openly since an unmitigated election disaster in November 2012 that grabbed the public’s attention....
  • Gowdy Slams Rice Benghazi Interview: ‘I Get Tougher Questions in the Bojangles Drive-Thru’

    02/25/2014 6:46:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 2-25-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    February 25, 2014 Gowdy Slams Rice Benghazi Interview: ‘I Get Tougher Questions in the Bojangles Drive-Thru’ Bridget Johnson Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) blasted Meet the Press host David Gregory for throwing softball questions at National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Benghazi, saying: “I get tougher questions in the Bojangles drive-thru than he asked her.”Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press for the first time since her 2012 post-Benghazi round on the Sunday shows, Rice was asked by Gregory if she had any regrets about that appearance and whether she felt that it cost her the secretary of State job.Rice was also...
  • South Carolina House Panel Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/25/2014 1:38:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A South Carolina state House committee has a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. Currently the state allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the life of the mother is at risk. A National Right to Life Committee poll found that 63 percent of Americans, and 70 percent of women, support a ban on post-fetal pain abortion in Washington, D.C. The same poll also found that American women, by an overwhelming majority of 62-27 percent, would be more likely to vote for lawmakers who support this bill....
  • In South Carolina, Clinton forces try to tap Obama magic

    02/24/2014 8:13:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/24/14 | Peter Hamby
    ...."Is Hillary ready for Hillary? That's the question," said former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who said he plans to support Biden if he runs. "Is it a political organization or a fan club for a boy band? I just don't understand the idea that somehow you've got to encourage her to run. Either people want to run and have a coherent message about why they should be president, or not. She has been around the block. She knows that if she wants to run, she can get in and get the money." "I think it's a cult,...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Press: You Only 'Cry Foul' When 'Obama's Boot is on Your Neck'

    02/23/2014 8:16:19 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted the mainstream press for only holding President Barack Obama accountable when they are impacted by Obama's overreach and abuses, while not being watchdogs in nearly every other case. "Lamestream calls for empathy, even outrage, for a First Amendment violation that's on par with all the abuse we've brought to your attention as Obama stomps on our Constitution," Palin wrote on her Facebook page after the Obama administration's FCC aborted plans to monitor the country's newsrooms. "You've IGNORED us, you've marginalized us, you've left us for 'destroyed.' But when Obama's boot is on YOUR neck you finally...
  • Nikki Haley: Unions Aren't Welcome In South Carolina

    02/23/2014 1:36:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    <p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley didn’t mince words when she spoke about unions at an automotive conference in Greenville this week. The state loves its manufacturing jobs from BMW, Michelin and Boeing and welcomes more, she explained, but not if they’re bringing a unionized workforce with them.</p>