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  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn’t run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. […] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a “very valuable member of the Senate” and disclosing that...
  • U.S. EAST COAST WATCH FOR TROPICAL STORM POSSIBILITY

    05/26/2016 8:19:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 29 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 5/26/2016 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 740 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Shower activity associated with the low pressure area located between Bermuda and the Bahamas has become somewhat better organized since yesterday, and the circulation of the low has become a little better defined. Environmental conditions are expected to be generally conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on Friday or Saturday while this system moves west-northwestward or northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast. All interests along the southeast coast...
  • ‘Money Laundering Scheme’: Donald Trump Adviser Reads from ‘Clinton Cash’ at Albuquerque Rally

    05/25/2016 11:18:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, read from the book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer at a Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday evening. “I’m here today with a very important mission, which is to talk about this very important book here; it’s called Clinton Cash,” Miller said as he held up a copy of Schweizer’s book before approximately 10,000 people in attendance. “Has anybody heard of it?”The crowd cheered, as Miller delved into a more-than-ten-minute-long dissection of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, while reading from the...
  • Resigning as Communications Chair from YRNF [Young Republican National Federation] [NeverTrump]

    05/24/2016 7:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katrina Elaine Jřrgensen
    To my dear friends at the Young Republican National Federation: Regretfully, I am resigning from my position as Communications Chair with the YRNF. With the practically fulfilled nomination of Donald Trump as our presidential candidate, I can no longer continue to carry out the duties of this position. My principles will not allow it. For now, I will continue to serve as International Outreach and in my South Carolina Chair position. I want to continue to work in the Republican cause, supporting conservative ideals and helping to elect down ballot candidates.
  • U.S. prosecutors to seek death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

    05/24/2016 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 24, 2016 5:40pm EDT | Letitia Stein
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. …
  • Lindsey Graham Privately Urges Republicans To Support Trump

    05/23/2016 7:57:44 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's fiercest critics, is now calling on Republicans to support their presumptive nominee. Graham urged GOP donors at a private fundraiser Saturday in Florida to unite behind Trump's campaign and stressed the importance of keeping likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from the White House. The fundraiser was hosted by former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Al Hoffman, a former Republican National Committee finance chairman who also co-chaired Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. "He did say that we need to get behind him," Teresa Dailey, a prominent Florida Republican fundraiser who attended the private event,...
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Possible Conflict at Heart of Clinton Foundation

    05/22/2016 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The Clinton Foundation, which has done a number of good works over the past 15 years, would appear to present an inherent conflict of interest should Mrs. Clinton become president, and possibly does even now with her as a candidate. Mrs. Clinton has suggested that if she is elected, the foundation — which collects contributions from wealthy interests, including foreign governments — would continue basically as is. “If Bill seeks to raise large sums of money from donors who also have an interest in U.S. policy, the public will rightly question whether the grants affected United States foreign policy,” said...
  • Growing support for Trump-Gingrich ticket

    05/22/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 95 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/21/16 | Paul Bedard
    As Donald Trump, the eventual GOP presidential nominee, sifts through a handful of potential vice presidential picks, one is rising to the top in Washington and conservative circles: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "He does all the things that Trump needs," said a Trump advisor. While in the past it was key for candidates to consider a geographical teaming, with Trump the issue is energizing the Republican voting blocks with a running mate that could also provide savvy counsel once elected. Insiders said that Gingrich's assets are his close ties to conservatives and the pro-life movement and his years as...
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • Trey Gowdy: Benghazi report will be out before conventions

    05/20/2016 4:54:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 70 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20 May 2016 | Matthew Kitchen
    It’s been nearly four years since a September 11, 2012, raid on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, left four U.S. citizens dead, including an ambassador, and more than two years since the House of Representatives formed a special committee to investigate the attack. The House’s report on the events is coming soon – very soon. It just might not be the whole report. In an interview with Chuck Todd on “MTP Daily” Friday, committee chair Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, said he plans to release the much sought-after draft in June. “We’re going to get...
  • South Carolina Bans Abortions After 19 Weeks

    05/17/2016 5:50:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The South Carolina legislature has banned abortion after 19 weeks. The Associated Press reports that the State House voted 72-29 in favor of the ban, while the Senate agreed to a compromise back in March. Pro-abortion lawmakers still disagree with the law, but conceded that the current bill that’s expected to be signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley is the best they could get: The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk. The Republican said in...
  • The last stand of tolerance in the Republican Party: What Trump vs. Rubio would reveal about GOP

    02/22/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Elias Isquith
    The reports of the Bush dynasty’s collapse are greatly exaggerated; but now that Jeb’s disastrous campaign has finally reached its finale, it admittedly does feel like a distinct era of Republican Party politics is leaving the stage with him. (SNIP) The stump speech was for Rush Limbaugh; the budget was for the Chamber of Commerce. It worked for Poppy in ’88, and Dubya pulled it off twice. (SNIP) A sizable chunk of rank-and-file Republicans are wise to the bait and switch now; pandering to the Birchite wing of the Republican Party with dog-whistles won’t cut it. If you want to...
  • Trump Civil War: Republican brothers John McCain and Lindsey Graham on different sides of battle

    05/12/2016 11:07:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2016 | Paul Kane
    Sen. Lindsey Graham paused for five full seconds and stumbled over his words pondering the question: When is the last time he split with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain on a major issue? “I don’t know, let me think about it,” Graham (S.C.) finally said of his closest Senate friend. “There have been several. I just can’t recall right now, right off the top of my head.” Yet that’s what has happened in the wake of Donald Trump’s ascendancy to presumptive Republican nominee for president. In the Republican civil war over Trump, this is perhaps the most glaring example of...
  • Ban on Sharia law defense in S.C. courts dies at the Statehouse

    05/12/2016 9:37:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 30 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | May 11, 2016 | Maya T. Prabhu
    COLUMBIA — A bill that would have made the Muslim world’s Sharia law an illegal defense in South Carolina courts was narrowly defeated in the state Senate on Wednesday, killing it for the year. The measure, sponsored by Charleston Republican Rep. Chip Limehouse, would have prevented an attorney from arguing that the laws of a client’s home country allow for certain actions in South Carolina. “I’m not surprised,” Limehouse said of the bill’s failure to advance. “The Senate can be the graveyard of many good ideas.” Limehouse said the measure was needed to curb the advancement of terrorist organizations in...
  • Charlie Rose and Obama's former speechwriters laugh about Obama's 'if you like your plan' lie

    05/10/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqn6wsrUfs
  • Rose, Obama Speechwriters Laugh About the President’s ‘You Can Keep Your Plan’ Lie

    05/10/2016 12:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/16 | David Rutz
    Charlie Rose and three of Barack Obama’s former speechwriters had a good laugh Monday night while joking about the president’s infamous, oft-repeated false promise that under Obamacare, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” Obama said dozens of times in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act’s signing and enactment that no Americans who liked the insurance plan they had would lose it under the Affordable Care Act. In reality, millions of policies were canceled because of the law’s regulations, and Obama was forced to apologize to the American people. The infamous remark...
  • Sen. Graham takes a call with Trump: He's a 'funny' guy

    05/12/2016 12:50:31 PM PDT · by jennychase · 42 replies
    Trump had courted the hawkish Graham, a leading voice in the GOP on defense issues, for his input on national security policy, the senator said. But Trump turned on the charm for Graham, who called the conversation “very cordial [and] funny.” “He’s got a great sense of humor. He’s from New York, he obviously can take a punch,” Graham told reporters. “I wished him well and that’s where we are.”
  • POLICY + POLITICS Lindsey Graham on Trump: ‘Crazy Loses to Crooked’

    05/11/2016 1:19:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    South Carolina senator and former Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has been a sharp and frequent critic of his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, but on Wednesday he changed his tune slightly. While saying that he still cannot support Trump for president, Graham however said that he sees some good ideas in Trump’s proposals and believes the former reality television star could win the White House in November. But it won’t happen unless he changes the way he presents himself to the public, Graham added, because “crazy loses to crooked.”
  • Sen. Tim Scott, On Whether He Can Support Trump: “Oh Yeah”

    05/11/2016 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | May 10, 2016
    Asked if he can support Trump, former Marco Rubio backer Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina answered: “Oh yeah.” “The country is better off having a Republican in the White House than having a Democrat in the White House,” Scott said. “I’m certain that the center-right construct is better for our country than the far liberal left that we have to contend with. So if you compare the right to left in this campaign it’s very clear that we are in a far better position” supporting Republicans and Trump. Still, Scott shot speculation from the Capitol Hill press that he...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley undecided on whether she’ll attend GOP Convention in July

    05/10/2016 8:17:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley, one of the most popular figures in the Republican Party, hasn’t decided if she will attend the Republican National Convention in July. Haley said Monday she’s waiting until South Carolina’s 2016 legislative session ends four weeks from now before she decides whether she’ll take part July 18 to 21 in Cleveland. “We’ve got time,” Haley said. “That’s not until July.” If she skips the convention, Haley would be joining a growing list of Republican leaders who are opting out of attending — accentuating the deepening divide within the GOP as New York billionaire Donald Trump...
  • The Citadel rejects Muslim cadet's request to wear hijab

    05/10/2016 6:41:39 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 36 replies
    abcnews4.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | Sam Tyson
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A Muslim student admitted to the Class of 2020 Corps of Cadets at The Citadel will not be allowed to wear a religious headscarf with the military college's standard uniform. In a statement released by Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa, the decision to reject the request came from an "essential" need to standardize the appearance of the cadets regardless of their religious requirements. "This process reflects an initial relinquishing of self during which cadets learn the value of teamwork to function as a single unit. Upon graduation, The Citadel's graduates are prepared to enter a...
  • NC’s US senators Thom Tillis, Richard Burr call on Republicans to unite behind Trump

    05/08/2016 7:38:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 27 replies
    The NewsObserver ^ | 5/8/2016 | Colin Campbell
    GREENSBORO — North Carolina’s two U.S. senators on Saturday called on Republicans to unite behind Donald Trump – but they had little to say about the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Sen. Thom Tillis and Sen. Richard Burr spoke to the state Republican convention Saturday morning, offering pep talks for the coming campaigns. Tillis’ speech didn’t mention Trump by name, but he made his views clear on the Republican leaders who say they won’t support the nominee’s campaign. “Anybody who doesn’t support the Republican nominee ... is a RINO,” Tillis said, referring to the acronym “Republican In Name Only.”
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • Relatives' fury as black church plans to KEEP over half the donations received after hate massacre

    05/08/2016 7:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Complete Headline: Relatives' fury as black church plans to KEEP over half the donations received after race hate massacre last year - doling out just $1.5million to victims' families More than $3.3million was sent to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church from around the world after massacre last year Officials have now handed $1.5million to victims' families and survivors $1.8million has been kept for 'building maintenance' and scholarships Church has previously been accused of lack of transparency over money Attorney said donors only specified $280,000 be sent to the victims Relatives of those killed in the Charleston church massacre have hit...
  • Chris Hayes: Trump Is a 'Hot Wet Rag Applied To Infected Wound'

    05/07/2016 4:06:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's early yet, but Chris Hayes has the early clubhhouse lead for "most disgusting MSM metaphor used on Donald Trump." On his MSNBC show this evening, Hayes called Trump "a hot wet rag applied to an infected wound." Imagine the outrage if a conservative described Hillary Clinton with a similar simile. Hayes was interviewing the MSM's favorite kind of Republican: Bob Inglis of South Carolina, a former congressman who's terribly worried about global warming and called those of us not so concerned "hoaxsters." Inglis said he'd never vote for Trump: surprise! View the video here.
  • DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONSE TO LINDSEY GRAHAM

    05/06/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 161 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 5/6/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONSE TO LINDSEY GRAHAM "I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me. If I got beaten as badly as I beat him, and all the other candidates he endorsed, I would not be able to give my support either. Every time I see Lindsey Graham spew hate during interviews I ask why the media never questions how I single-handedly destroyed his hapless run for President. As a candidate who did not receive 1% in his own state - compared to my victory at nearly 40% with many others in the race - he has zero credibility....
  • Lindsey Graham Goes Full On #NeverTrump

    05/06/2016 12:13:55 PM PDT · by detective · 101 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 6, 2016 | yCaitlin MacNeal
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Friday that he will not support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, but that he also refuses to support Hillary Clinton. "As for me, I absolutely will not support Hillary Clinton for President. She represents the third term of Barack Obama, and our nation cannot afford to continue those failed policies at home or abroad," he said in a Friday afternoon statement. "I also cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as...
  • Facebook post about Krispy Kreme employee's refusal to serve deputy reaches sheriff

    05/06/2016 9:38:36 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 49 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 6th 2016 | Jeremy Turnage
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department is saying no harm, no foul after a social media describing a Krispy Kreme employee who refused service to a deputy earlier this week. In a statement posted to its Facebook page, the sheriff's department was informed of this post circulating on Facebook back on April 29. In the post, the man says he was inside the store getting doughnuts when he saw an exchange between two employees at the store -- one working the register, and one working the drive-thru window. "When she looked out the window she said, 'I...
  • Trump: Nikki Haley Not Considered for VP

    05/05/2016 4:39:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 110 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | May 5, 2016 | Greg Richter
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says he does not have the governor of South Carolina on his list of potential running mates. "No, not Nikki Haley. She wasn't under consideration," Trump told Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Thursday after Baier noted she was on a reported list of people Trump is looking at. Haley has said she has no interest in the job, though she said she would be backing him as the nominee.
  • Police chief "shocked" at decision to give ISIS teen parole

    05/05/2016 10:45:06 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | 4 May 16 | Bill Melugin
    Calling it a “terrible” decision, York Police Chief Andy Robinson told FOX 46 News on Wednesday he was shocked and frustrated that the South Carolina Juvenile Parole Board decided to grant parole to a local teenager who had plotted to join ISIS and kill American soldiers.
  • After Trump's Indiana Win, GOP Loyalists Prepare for End Times

    05/03/2016 6:28:50 PM PDT · by Milhous · 65 replies
    Slate ^ | May 3 2016 8:51 PM | Christina Cauterucci
    Donald Trump's victory in Indiana came down quick as a guillotine—but even before the election results rolled in, the GOP faithful were jumping ship. Former John McCain aide Mark Salter declared his allegiance to Hillary Clinton earlier today. the GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level. I'm with her. — Mark Salter (@MarkSalter55) May 3, 2016 RedState blogger Ben Howe, who's promised to phone bank for Clinton if Trump gets the nomination, followed suit. #ImWithHer — Ben Howe (@BenHowe) May 3, 2016 Once it became clear that...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own church’s policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • Graham: Trump would lead to 'another 9/11'

    05/02/2016 3:51:27 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 108 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 5/1/3026 | Eric Bradner
    Indianapolis (CNN)South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is predicting "another 9/11" if Donald Trump is elected president. In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" Graham said the Republican Party is in the midst of a "civil war" and called Trump's foreign policy positions dangerous. He pointed to former House Speaker John Boehner's comments about his friendly relationship with Trump, and Boehner's dismissal of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's chief Republican presidential rival, as "Lucifer in the flesh."
  • Road project opponents to pay hefty fees under proposed SC law

    04/29/2016 8:02:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | April 6, 2016 | Audrey Hudson
    Legislation moving through the state House and Senate would require that environmental groups using the legal system to object to road construction provide a sound basis for their claim before those projects are halted. Lawmakers supporting the bill, which includes almost all of the Horry County House delegation, say the legislation is needed to prevent the process from being abused to easily block road projects, including International Drive. “I started talking to folks on the coast, and they told me how any individual can just file an automatic stay against a project to slow it down for whatever reason,” said...
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Graham: Trump Speech ‘Unnerving and Pathetic’

    04/28/2016 2:05:38 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on WABC Radio’s “Election Central with Rita Cosby,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a former Republican presidential candidate, said front-runner Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech today was at times “unnerving” and “pathetic,” and also was “scary it terms of its construct.” Graham said, “He has no understanding of the world and the role we play,” adding, “This is worse than Obama. Obama is seen in by the region in the Mid East as being an unreliable partner. I think the entire world is going to look at Donald Trump as guy who doesn’t understand the role of America.”
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary.” The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was “nonsensical” and showed that Trump “has no understanding of the world and the role we play.” “This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech should’ve removed it,” Graham said. “It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • Kansas, S.C. officials to slam Obama’s plan to transfer Gitmo detainees

    04/27/2016 2:18:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    State and local officials opposed to President Obama’s plan to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the mainland U.S. will get a platform to air their concerns Thursday during a House hearing. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is among the witnesses who will testify in opposition to the administration’s plan, at the session held by the Homeland Security’s oversight subcommittee. South Carolina is one of the states where the administration is considering transferring detainees, a plan that would need to be approved by a deeply skeptical Congress. Mr. Obama, whose campaign pledge to close the prison is...
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 10 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Rick Santorum: 'Love and accept' Bruce Jenner (If he says he's a woman, then he's a woman)

    05/04/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 143 replies
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is clarifying — but not stepping back from — surprising comments this weekend in support of former Olympian Bruce Jenner's decision to come out as a transgender woman. "If he says he's a woman, then he's a woman," Santorum told BuzzFeed during a roundtable discussion in South Carolina on Saturday. Santorum continued: "My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody. Not to criticize people for who they are."
  • Lindsey Graham blocks Saudi 9/11 bill

    04/19/2016 3:41:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has placed a hold on legislation that would open the door for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Graham (R-S.C.), who is a co-sponsor of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, put the hold on his own bill over concerns that new changes could expose the U.S. to legal attacks.
  • Convicted murderer seeks sex change in prison

    04/18/2016 7:57:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-18-16 | AP story
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina inmate serving a life sentence for killing a Charleston woman in 2003 wants the state to help with a sex change. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, who know uses the name Katheryn Brown, had asked the corrections department to help her transition from a man to a woman. The agency has rejected the request from Brown, 44. Brown pleaded guilty in the strangulation of a 53-year-old teacher Mary Lynn Witherspoon. State law prohibits the use of state funds for gender changing operations. The department does provide hormonal...
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • Transgender advocates fear bill's fallout even if it dies [SC]

    04/14/2016 7:49:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 10:13 PM EDT | Seanna Adcox
    Transgender people said Thursday they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their biological sex will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, even if the bill ultimately dies as expected. Opponents told a Senate panel the unenforceable measure perpetuates myths against an already-ostracized community, while supporters contend it’s about protecting the privacy and safety of women and children. […] No vote was taken during the panel’s second and final hearing. It’s not yet clear whether the full committee will consider the measure. But even if it manages to advance to the...
  • The Citadel considers first-ever uniform exception: allowing a Muslim hijab

    04/14/2016 5:28:38 PM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-14-2016 | Susan Svrluga
    The Citadel is considering a request from an admitted student that she be allowed to wear a hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a move that would be an unprecedented exception to the school’s longstanding uniform requirements. If the request for the traditional Muslim hair covering is granted, it apparently would be the first exception made to the Citadel’s uniform, which all cadets at the storied public military college in South Carolina are required to wear at nearly all times. (At beaches, for example, college rules stipulate that, “Cadets will change into appropriate swimwear upon arrival and change back...