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  • 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 · 48 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 · 77 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

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville Weather.gov/JAX@NWSJacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • Clown Sightings: the Day it All Began

    10/06/2016 11:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday 5 October 2016 | Matthew Teague
    An epidemic of clown sightings is spreading across America – and no one is laughing any morehe first person to spot a clown, the patient zero in the current epidemic of threatening clowns sightings spreading across the US, was a little boy at a low-income apartment complex in Greenville, South Carolina. He ran to his mother, Donna Arnold, and told her what he had seen: two clowns in the woods, both brightly dressed and made up. One with a red fright wig and the other with a black star painted on his face. They whispered something to the boy. “They...
  • SCDOT Still Pimping Interstate 73

    10/06/2016 11:13:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FITSNEWS ^ | July 21, 2016 | FITS
    AGENCY LOBBYING HARD FOR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE South Carolina’s corrupt transportation “leaders” still desperately want to foist Interstate 73 on dirt poor Palmetto State taxpayers … even as government’s embarrassing inability to do basic maintenance continues to be on display all over the state.How desperate are our powerful “roads czars” to get this Interstate built? Let’s recap …First, they’ve spent more than $100 million on an interchange for the highway (even though it’s not clear if it will ever be built).Next they’ve proposed spending millions more on wetlands mitigation related to the road (again, even though it’s not clear if...
  • Hurricane Matthew picks up speed as millions in US are urged to evacuate

    10/06/2016 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Matthew strengthened back into a Category 4 hurricane Thursday, the National Hurricane Center announced, as emergency officials urged some 2 million people from Florida to South Carolina to pack up and get out. "Do not go on the beach. This will kill you," Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned Thursday. "Unfortunately, this is going to kill people."
  • Hurricane Matthew Live Thread II

    10/06/2016 4:10:09 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,516 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | October 6 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, with iminent and sustained impacts to U.S. mainland. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all of Florida and disaster operations are activated. More than 1.5 million Floridians reside in current evacuation zones. Governor Scott has spoken with utilities across the state to ensure utilities are pre-positioned and there are no unmet needs. Multiple coastal hospitals have been evacuated. Meanwhile, feckless President Barack Hussein Obama is personally monitoring the progress of the storm. Cone of Death Historic Archive LoopMash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 7:00:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 760 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 October 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, and we await the long anticipated sharp turn northward. Jamaica is completing final storm preparations. All interests in the Eastern U.S. and Bahamas should be carefully watching the track of Mighty Matthew. Ripped straight from the NHC Discussion page: Matthew remains south of a low-to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. The dynamical models forecast this ridge to weaken over the next 72 hours as a mid- to upper-level trough develops over the Gulf of Mexico. This evolution should cause Matthew to turn northwestward after 24 hours and northward by 48-72...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley: Coastal evacuations, school closings start Wednesday

    10/04/2016 1:30:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    TheState.com ^ | 10-4-2016 | JAMIE SELF AND CASSIE COPE
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said coastal evacuations and school closings will start Wednesday. Haley urged residents evacuating coastal communities to make sure they had a full tank of gasoline. The goal is to make sure S.C. residents get 100 miles away from the coast, Haley said. All of the coastal schools will be closed including in the following counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Lexington, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg. Officials expect to evacuate 1.1 million residents from the coast. As a result, evacuations will...
  • Hurricane MATTHEW [Chart Moving Westward]

    10/03/2016 2:09:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 03 October 2016 5:PM EST | Staff
  • Lindsey Graham laughs at The Donald's debate performance and cracks cocaine joke at his expense

    09/29/2016 9:15:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    The South Carolina Republican, who previously went on record to say he's not voting for Trump nor Clinton, has now put himself in a position to play pundit and he used his time onstage to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the two major party candidates. But first, as he started a Q&A with Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson, he told a joke. 'I have the sniffles and I'm not using cocaine. I promise you,' Graham said.
  • At least 3 wounded in shooting at South Carolina elementary school

    09/28/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/28/2016 | Fox News Staff
    DEVELOPING: Two students and a teacher were wounded in a shooting Wednesday at a South Carolina elementary school. Anderson County deputies said a teenage suspect was taken into custody after a shooting at Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C. Two students were shot and airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital and a female teacher was taken by ambulance to AnMed, according to authorities. An official said the students' injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
  • Deputies: 2 kids, teacher shot at Townville Elementary School

    09/28/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:41 PM EDT | Dal Kalsi
    TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County deputies said a suspect was taken into custody after a shooting at Townville Elementary School, according to the according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said two kids and an adult were shot. The students were airlifted to the Greenville Hospital System pediatric trauma unit and the teacher was taken to AnMed Health System. The SWAT team was mobilized and had deemed the school safe as of 3 p.m. Deputies believe the suspect, a teenager, acted alone.
  • Police respond to reports of possible shooting at South Carolina school (Developing)

    09/28/2016 11:49:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2016
    DEVELOPING: Police are responding to reports of a possible shooting at a South Carolina elementary school. Law enforcement officials were called to Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C., Wednesday afternoon over an "emergency situation," though district officials have not provided any additional information, according to Fox Carolina.
  • Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages and more

    09/18/2016 5:43:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9-18-2016 | Dennis Pillion
    On the morning of Sept. 9, an inspector with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission was performing a routine monthly check of an old coal mine in Shelby County when he noticed "a strong odor of gasoline" as well as a sheen on the surface of one of the retention ponds. The gasoline he was smelling came from Colonial Pipeline's Line 1, an underground pipeline three feet in diameter that normally pushes 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day from refineries in Houston to distribution centers across the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard. That 36-inch line, built in 1963, has...
  • Fatalities reported, dozens taken to hospital in US-74 charter bus crash

    09/17/2016 3:24:09 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 29 replies
    Wmbf ^ | 17 September 2016 | Staff
    Multiple people have died in a crash on US-74 near Rockingham, NC involving a charter bus. Troopers said a football team was on board the bus. Officials have not said where the team is from.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Camp Loves Lindsey Graham

    09/13/2016 6:21:33 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Long before Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became a prominent NeverTurmper, he appears to have been a favorite Republican among the Clinton camp. According to emails obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act request and first given to LifeZette, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band referred to Graham as the “bff” of longtime Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin in November 2009.
  • Republicans On Capitol Hill Gain Confidence In Trump

    09/07/2016 7:02:06 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/6/2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is pleased Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding up against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Trump is getting better,” Graham told reporters Tuesday pointing to the recent polling. “You can see a more disciplined message. If he can hold it together for another 8 weeks.” Graham, who ran against Trump in the primary and doubted that the New York billionaire could beat Clinton, appeared impressed that Trump could withstand the amount of political attacks he had taken so far. “He’s had massive political body blows that would knock anybody...
  • Unfunded SC pensions 'out of control'

    09/05/2016 12:40:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Billions in unfunded obligations in the South Carolina pension funds for state and local government workers, teachers and police officers are “a freight train out of control,” a state representative said Tuesday. The unfunded obligations of the largest of those pension funds, the S.C. Retirement System, are expected to grow by $1.4 billion over the next year, according to actuarial firm Gabriel Roeder Smith and Co. That system serves more than 180,000 state and local government employees, including teachers. Another 134,634 retirees also are part of the system. The Retirement System has about $24 billion in assets, according to the...
  • Online threat to kill Jewish, Muslim students at SC school

    09/04/2016 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2016 3:53 PM EDT
    Authorities say they are investigating online threats to kill Jewish and Muslim students at a South Carolina high school. Spartanburg School District 5 said in a news release that a Byrnes High School student reported the threats Friday evening. The threats said Byrnes High would be attacked Tuesday and included pictures of a person in a gas mask and a knife with a swastika on the handle. …
  • ‘Like it’s been nuked': Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes

    09/01/2016 3:20:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    MSN Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2016
    On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers. Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorder was not the culprit — in that odd phenomenon, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind. Instead, the dead heaps signaled the killer was less mysterious, but no less devastating. The pattern matched acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single apiary — Flowertown...
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • South Carolina Public School Bans US Flag to Avoid Offending 'Hispanic Community'

    08/30/2016 1:22:11 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 30, 2015
    In another example of extreme political correctness and Anti-Americanism on public school campuses, a school in South Carolina has banned American flags from their football games. Apparently this school has a history of banning American patriotic symbols such as the flag. The victim's brother reported the following on Facebook: "Last night I picked my brother up from the TRHS Football game and he told me that Lavely [the principal] had denied entry to a couple of young men with Americans flag. I can't deny the rage I felt as this is the third incident I've had involving Lavely and the...
  • High School reverses American flag ban at football stadium

    08/30/2016 7:06:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/30/2016 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Travelers Rest High School in South Carolina will once again be able to wave American flags at football games. Principal Lou Lavely reversed his ban on Old Glory just a few hours after we posted a column about the controversial decision. ------ “The principal, in an effort to prevent any potential issue in this rivalry game, decided not to allow students to bring in full-sized American flags,” she told me. “They were turned away at the gate with the flag and told they were welcome to come in but they could not bring their flags with them.” So...
  • 17-year-old to be charged with bus assault on 5-year-old (Black thug hits white girl)

    08/30/2016 5:52:13 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 81 replies
    WRDW WAGT NBC26 ^ | August 29 | Liz Owens
    BAMBERG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Parents of a 5 year-old girl are furious. They say security video, taken on a Bamberg school bus, shows her being hit. Now, the 17-year-old accused of hitting her has a warrant out for his arrest. Jasmine's parents want to know why the high school student was allowed to ride the bus in the first place. Terry Peters says he immediately noticed the mark on his little girl's face when he picked her up from after school care on Thursday. "I'm very upset! I'm mad," Peters said. He says the daycare workers told him 17 year old...
  • How Republicans in Congress Would Respond to Big-Spending Infrastructure Push

    08/29/2016 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Fresh after Congress and the White House scored the largest transportation spending package in a decade, both presidential candidates this year are proposing billions in funding to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. While both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—and the parties they represent—agree the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system, and ports are in need of repair, the new proposals invite familiar questions over how the spending would be paid for, and whether the federal government is the best provider to pay for it. Those questions, and the lack of a must-pass infrastructure initiative requiring Congress’ attention in 2017, mean that...
  • Kidnapped teen was gang-raped, killed and fed to gators

    08/29/2016 5:38:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 146 replies
    Fox News via NY Post ^ | August 29, 2016 | Brittanee Drexel
    A teenager who vanished from Myrtle Beach, SC, in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days — then she was shot dead and fed to alligators when her disappearance generated too much media attention, the FBI said last week. The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, NY, native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by the Post and Courier of Charleston. The inmate who gave the alleged...
  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | August 29, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags...
  • SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt’

    08/29/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    WBTW.com ^ | 8-29-2016 | WSPA
    FULL Title: "SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt or be unsportsmanlike’" TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at...
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Lindsey Graham predicts Trump loss: ‘Reality is reality’

    08/18/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has predicted a massive loss for Donald Trump in November, saying the GOP presidential nominee has alienated voters to the point of no return. “Reality is reality,” the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday on WABC Radio’s Imus in the Morning, BuzzFeed first reported. “Mitt Romney got 27% of the Hispanic vote. By 2050, a majority of the country will be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and others, and we’re losing demographically. We’ve gone from 44% with Bush to 27% with Romney, and I don’t think Donald Trump’s gonna get 20%,” Mr. Graham said. “The problems we’ve had with young...
  • Good Samaritan killed after helping pull SUV from ditch.

    08/16/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 113 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/2016
    <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two South Carolina teenagers are charged with murder in the shooting death of a good Samaritan who helped them pull an SUV out of a ditch.</p> <p>North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor tells local news outlets the victim stopped to help the teens pull the vehicle out of a ditch about 11 p.m. Monday and was robbed and shot after the vehicle was freed. The name of the victim, who died at the scene, was not immediately released.</p>
  • Dylann Roof’s jailhouse puncher released after posting $100G bond

    08/06/2016 2:39:37 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/6/16 | MEG WAGNER
    He punched his way to freedom. The South Carolina inmate who allegedly assaulted accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof this week posted bond Friday — more than 18 months after his arrest.