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  • South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    03/22/2017 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Holly Gatling
    South Carolina Citizens for Life President Lisa Van Riper praised the strongly bi-partisan vote Tuesday to advance the Unborn Child Protection Against Dismemberment Abortion Act H 3548. “South Carolina Citizens for Life commends the bi-partisan action of the S.C. House Judiciary Committee to advance the Unborn Child Protection Against Dismemberment Abortion Act,” Mrs. Van Riper said. “The gruesome abortion procedure used in many second trimester abortions which dismembers a living child in the womb should have no place in a civilized society.” By a vote of 18-4 on Tuesday, the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee advanced H3548, to the full...
  • NCAA responds after SC group flew Confederate battle flag near tournament venue

    03/19/2017 3:25:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 3/19/17 | Corey Davis
    "I felt like someone had punched me in the gut," said Amy Stromberg, a fan visiting from out of town. "It's very disturbing what that flag represents and I thought in South Carolina we were past that now." The flag could be seen from miles away. snip "It's a piece of our heritage. 25,000 South Carolinians died in defense of that flag, and 250,000 southerners," said James Bessenger, chairman of the South Carolina Secessionist Party. "The legislature told us they were going to do it. If you say you're going to do something, I expect you to do it."
  • Are Collapsing Pensions "About To Bring Hell To America"?

    03/16/2017 9:54:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 16, 2017 | Authored by Mac Slavo via,
    The toxic dollar is bringing hell in a handbasket. Along with the student loan debt bubble and other major financial factors, the looming pensions crisis is bound to be the death of us all. Because it’s based on a future promise to pay, it has long been a benefit dangled to solve strikes and union disputes – because, in the end, it is just more debt, whether private or public. With tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities, the weight of an avalanche remains dangling over our heads. An aging population is cashing in on needed retirement benefits while the younger...
  • House debates firing Public Safety director through budget (SC)

    03/14/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | SEANNA ADCOX
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Legislators are debating whether to fire the director of South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety through the state budget. A budget amendment proposed Tuesday would eliminate the director’s position and reduce the agency’s funding, effectively firing Leroy Smith. Democratic Rep. Russell Ott says that’s a decision for the governor.
  • Update on Constitutional Carry this Year, with good chances in at least three more states

    03/10/2017 8:58:59 PM PST · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 10, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After New Hampshire enacted Constitutional Carry, similar bills are still under consideration and a chance in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and South Carolina. The bill is still under consideration in South Dakota, but the governor in South Dakota has already indicated that he will veto the bill. As of right now, there is still a chance for 16 to 17 states having Constitutional Carry by the end of the year. Alabama: Will likely be voted on in the state Senate during the week of March 13th. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill, SB 24, with a 6-3 vote on March...
  • Boeing isn’t a story of jobs disappearing. They’re just moving to South Carolina

    03/05/2017 5:27:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Aerospace giant Boeing is back in the news again, though not for the sort of thing they would generally like to see. The company announced this week through union representatives that roughly 1800 people would be losing their jobs. The layoffs are taking the form of “buyouts” which include a few generous incentives on their way out the door at the company’s facilities in Washington state. (UPI) More than 1,800 unionized employees of Boeing will leave the company through voluntary buyouts, two unions announced.Personnel cuts in Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, where the formerly Seattle-based company has about half of...
  • GOP Senator Flips Kellyanne Conway Couch Controversy With Dig at Bill Clinton

    03/02/2017 3:50:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) flipped the script on Wednesday night when he took the media-induced controversy revolving around White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway kneeling on the Oval Office couch and turned it into a jab at former President Bill Clinton. . . . "Come on, people. You remember the '90s. That couch has had a whole lot of worse things. Come on now," he said. Scott's joke was referring to the infamous scandal where Clinton started having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. . . . various issues ranging from the Black Congressional...
  • Graham on Sessions: ‘Those Who Call for His Resignation, They Are Crazy’

    03/02/2017 11:21:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 2,2017 | Pam Key
    Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said those calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over allegations he met with Russian officials from a Washington Post story published late Wednesday night are “crazy.” Graham sad, “Jeff Sessions has done nothing wrong.”
  • McCain, Graham to appear at CNN town hall

    03/01/2017 8:21:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) – Just five weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have already proven to be major headaches for the new President. While many of their Republican colleagues in Congress have worked to make inroads with the new administration, hoping to capitalize on GOP control over two branches of government, the two senators have repeatedly broken with the White House. McCain has accused Trump of running an "administration in disarray." Graham called his budget proposal "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill. Now, the two are set to make their case to a national audience...
  • GOP senator: Trump budget 'dead on arrival' (Lindsey Graham)

    02/28/2017 10:38:54 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/17 12:43 PM EST | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that President Trump’s first budget was “dead on arrival” and wouldn’t make it through Congress. “It's not going to happen,” said Graham, according to NBC News. “It would be a disaster." Graham, a frequent Trump critic, expressed concerns with Trump’s proposed cuts to the State Department budget, especially the targeting of foreign aid. Trump will propose $54 billion in cuts to fund an equivalent boost in defense spending, White House officials said Monday. The administration will make massive cuts from the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department, even though both of their budgets combined...
  • Lindsey Graham Says Trump's First Budget Is 'Dead On Arrival'

    02/28/2017 10:32:15 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    TPM ^ | February 28, 2017 | Esme Cribb
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's budget outline is "dead on arrival" and that proposed cuts to State Department funding "would be a disaster." "It's dead on arrival. It's not going to happen. It would be a disaster," Graham said. He said that if Trump limits the State Department's ability to exercise "soft power" he is "never going to win the war." "What's most disturbing about the cut in the State Department's budget, it shows a lack of understanding," Graham said.
  • Former CFO of Berkeley schools confesses to taking $382,252 from the district, board member says

    02/27/2017 3:09:59 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 27 replies
    Charleston Post and Courrier ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Brenda Rindge
    MONCKS CORNER – The former chief financial officer of Berkeley County School District has confessed to taking nearly $400,000 from the district starting in July 2012, according to district officials. In addition to releasing details of the investigation, the board voted Tuesday to fire the accounting firm that gave it a clean audit just a month before Brantley Thomas, 60, was accused of misappropriating funds. The board also called Tuesday for an internal investigation into the district’s finances.
  • A single mom used her tax refund to pay her rent—for the entire year

    02/25/2017 4:52:28 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2-25-17 | Kathleen Elkins
    When Christina Knaack received a $5,600 tax refund, she didn't head to the mall or book a trip to the Caribbean. The South Carolina-based single mom of two kids used it to pay her rent … for the entire year. "Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the YEAR," Knaack writes on Facebook. "I'm a single mom and I do it all by myself on a minimum wage job. I know that a roof over my kids head is what's important." Since Knaack uploaded the picture of her rent receipt on...
  • Haley's Comet Vs UN : wow! (VIDEO)

    02/21/2017 1:11:14 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 52 replies
    Multiple Sources Reporting ^ | 20 Feb 2017 | Nikki Haley
  • President Trump Makes Remarks at Boeing

    02/17/2017 1:20:34 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | President Trump The White House
    President Trump Makes Remarks at Boeing
  • Trump says he's headed to South Carolina to meet with Boeing

    02/17/2017 5:16:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 1 hour | Peter Jacobs
    President Donald Trump is going to South Carolina to meet with Boeing about jobs, he announced on Twitter Friday morning. Trump tweeted, "Going to Charleston, South Carolina, in order to spend time with Boeing and talk jobs! Look forward to it." 
  • Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union

    02/15/2017 7:21:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Harriet McLeod and Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation.The secret ballot vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at polling locations throughout the North Charleston plant, was the first for Boeing and a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state.Boeing said in Facebook post that 74 percent of the 2,828 workers who cast ballots voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). “We will continue...
  • Boeing workers in South Carolina reject move to unionize

    02/15/2017 6:10:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2017 | Meg Kinnard & Emery P. Dalesio - AP
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. “We’re disappointed the workers at Boeing South Carolina will not yet have the opportunity to see all the benefits that come with union representation” said IAM lead organizer Mike Evans said in a statement. “But more than anything, we are disheartened they will have to continue to work under a system that suppresses wages, fosters inconsistency and awards only a chosen few.” The first round of voting began early Wednesday. A second round was set...
  • vanity Post

    02/14/2017 7:26:41 AM PST · by MissEdie · 27 replies
    2-14-2017 | MissEdie
    Freepers, I need some help and prayers. The future daughter-in-law of a close friend was in a bad car accident late last week. By the grace and mercy of God she was not as seriously injured as orignally thought. However, the treatment she has received from the hospital she was taken to has been deplorable at best. She was air lifted to McLeod's Hospital in Florence, SC on Thursday February 9. She was admitted to the hospital that afternoon, and was left in the cervical collar the EMTs put on her until Saturday (it had dried and caked bodily fluids...
  • Parent Outraged After 6th Grader Forced To Learn Islamic Conversion Prayer In Class

    02/11/2017 5:26:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 69 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    South Carolina-A parent is outraged after her 6th grade child was indoctrinated on Islam and was forced to learn about the Islamic conversion prayer (Shahada)! WCSC reports: In worksheets provided to Live 5 News, sixth graders at Alston Middle School were asked to fill in blanks about Islam and match up statements from the Quran with the five pillars of the religion. The mom says she is infuriated and that others agree with her. “Our concern is that if the need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values,” she said.
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • S Carolina's 1st openly gay lawmaker from deep-red district

    02/04/2017 7:25:08 PM PST · by upchuck · 27 replies
    The State/AP ^ | 2/4/17 | SEANNA ADCOX
    GREENVILLE, S.C. South Carolina's first openly gay legislator hails from the unlikeliest of places: an ultra-conservative part of the state that is home to the Christian fundamentalist school Bob Jones University. Republican Rep. Jason Elliott, a 46-year-old divorce attorney, said his sexual orientation was not an issue in his campaign and is irrelevant to his job at the Statehouse, as his focus will be on improving education, increasing jobs and repairing the state's crumbling roads and bridges. He expects his votes to align with his GOP colleagues. "Every South Carolinian has equal rights, not special rights, and I believe each...
  • Report: Woman claims to be Jesus, cuts man’s throat, refers deputies to lawyer

    02/03/2017 12:38:41 PM PST · by aomagrat · 31 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 03 February 2017 | WYFF
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY (WYFF) -- A woman who referred to herself as Jesus Christ and talked about controlling Donald Trump with a bracelet on her arm is accused of cutting a man’s throat, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. Ashley Nicole Bailey is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to an arrest warrant. Deputies responded Thursday to a home on Magness Drive about an attempted suicide. They said that when they arrived, they found a man with a large cut to his neck who said...
  • Graham: I will never be satisfied until we punish Russia

    02/02/2017 1:51:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/2/2017 | Eugene Scott
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he is drafting a resolution with the goal of making Russia pay for interfering in the 2016 election. "I will never be satisfied until the Congress and the White House work together to punish Russia for trying to interfere with our election," the South Carolina Republican told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour." "I don't think they changed the outcome but they clearly tried to manipulate the outcome."
  • Radio station hijacked by anti-Trump messaging

    01/31/2017 5:28:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Spero ^ | 1/31/17 | Martin Barillas
    Radio stations in South Carolina, Kentucky, and several other states claim that their signals were hijacked in recent days, interrupted by an obscene rap song that denounced President Donald Trump.  A station in Salem SC was hacked on January 30 by a rap that played continuously for 15 minutes.   According to WFBS-FM, hackers hijacked the signal thorugh its internet-connected antennas. The station was able to recover the IP address of the hackers, and reported it to the Federal Communications Commission.   Similar incidents have occurred in recent days in Washington State, Kentucky and Texas. In Mooresville NC, a cable...
  • Trump accuses McCain and Graham of 'looking to start World War III'

    01/29/2017 2:47:07 PM PST · by springwater13 · 95 replies
    President Trump on Sunday accused John McCain and Lindsey Graham - two Republican senators he often clashes with — of "always looking to start World War III." "The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration," Trump tweeted. "The two senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III." On Sunday, McCain and Graham, in a joint statement, condemned Trump's recent executive action restricting immigration and refugees from certain Middle Eastern countries. "Ultimately, we fear this...
  • Police: Three gunshot victims reported after shooting at South Aiken High (South Carolina)

    01/27/2017 9:01:14 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 12 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | Jan 27, 2017
    Police said three people were shot following a disturbance at Friday night's basketball game between Aiken and South Aiken high schools. The shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m., according to Lt. Karl Odenthal, with the Aiken Department of Public Safety. Odenthal said officers were working the game and as the game was letting out, the officers on scene were moving toward a disturbance when shots rang out.
  • Charleston could have had a Trump hotel, but there wasn't 'enough money in the world'

    01/27/2017 1:17:50 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 15 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Dave Munday
    Charleston could have had a Trump hotel in the middle of its tourist district. Developer Michael Bennett recalled an unforgettable business offer from the future 45th president of the United States during a ceremony Thursday for the 179-room Hotel Bennett he's building next to Marion Square. “I’m not going to talk any politics, but Donald Trump sent his son to see me two years ago," Bennett told a crowd that included former Mayor Joe Riley, construction and hospitality workers and dozens of community leaders.
  • Graham blasts Trump after latest voter fraud claim

    01/25/2017 4:00:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/24/2017 | Manu Raju and Tom LoBianco
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump, saying Tuesday he was undermining confidence in both the American democratic system and himself with the continued claims of voter fraud. "I would urge the President to knock this off; this is the greatest democracy on Earth, we're the leader of the free world, and people are going to start doubting you as a person if you keep making accusations against our electoral system without justification," Graham said. "This is going to erode his ability to govern this country if he does not stop it." Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican...
  • Henry McMaster assumes (South Carolina) governor's seat with Haley's appointment to UN

    01/24/2017 4:19:07 PM PST · by Resettozero · 17 replies
    FoxCarolina ^ | Jan 24, 2017 6:54 PM EST | Jeremy Turnage
    Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster became the 117th governor of South Carolina after Gov. Nikki Haley resigned following her confirmation as the next United States Ambassador to the United States. McMaster enters the Governor's Mansion after many say he played the game of politics perfectly. South Carolina's new governor has never masked his ambitions to take the state's highest office. The 69-year-old once sought the state's highest office in 2010, but was dispatched by Haley in the Republican Primary. Despite the loss, McMaster backed Haley throughout the remainder of the primary and into the fall campaign where she defeated Vincent Sheheen....
  • Senate confirms Nikki Haley as UN ambassador

    01/24/2017 3:43:42 PM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    El Posto de Nueva York ^ | January 24, 2017 | REUTERS
    The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday, as Republican President Donald Trump rounds out his national security team. Ninety-six senators backed Haley, and four opposed her. The only “no” votes came from three Democratic senators, Tom Udall, Chris Coons and Martin Heinrich, and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley confirmed by Senate as next UN ambassador

    01/24/2017 3:43:30 PM PST · by aomagrat · 16 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 24 January 2017 | Jeremy Turnage
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was overwhelmingly confirmed as the next United States ambassador to the United Nations in a Senate vote. In a final tally, Haley received a 96-4 vote to confirm her as the 29th US ambassador, taking over for Ambassador Samantha Power -- an Obama administration appointee.
  • Lindsey Graham: "I Don't Know What America First Means"

    01/22/2017 8:18:07 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 110 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/22/17 | Justin Holcomb
    Lindsey Graham was not in complete agreement with President Donald Trump's inauguration speech on Friday, saying that he "doesn't know what America first means." “To the president, if America first is a throwback to the 20’sand 30’s isolationism when it was first used as a phrase, the world would deteriorate even quicker, if it is a new way of Ronald Reagan’s peace through strength I would like to work with him. I don’t know what America first means,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation."
  • NWS - Public Information Statement - High Risk of Severe Weather Southern Georgia Northern Florida

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/03/2017 5:07:27 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 49 replies
    Land of 10 ^ | Jan. 1, 2017 | Steven Petrella
    Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel got groped (we’ll call it that) by Clemson DT Christian Wilkins after going down in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. Seriously. See for yourself: