Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $83,650
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 95%!! Less than $4.4k to go!!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: southcarolina

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Senators suspect Comey lied and plotted to double-cross Trump, seek second special counsel

    03/19/2018 4:30:29 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 80 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | Rowan Scarborough
    A plan of action for how a second special counsel can investigate the FBI and Justice Department is spelled out in a point-by-point letter submitted by two Republican senators. They specifically want to know whether former FBI Director James B. Comey lied to them and had a plan to double-cross President Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sent a letter last week to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. They and two other Republicans want a special counsel with the powers of the Trump-Russia probe’s Robert Mueller to investigate suspected Justice...
  • Custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

    03/18/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/18 | Mercedes Leguizamon, Tina Burnside
    (CNN) - While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. The incident occurred at Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday. Aisha Evans, a custodian at the school, went into a classroom while students were outside and rummaged through three book bags, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. In all, Evans stole $180, the department said.
  • Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof’s Sister Morgan to Protesting Classmates: 'I Hope...Y'All Get Shot'

    03/15/2018 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 17 replies
    NewsWeak ^ | 3/15/2018
    Morgan Roof, the younger sister of the Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, was arrested after taking two weapons to school and posting to Snapchat that she hoped students protesting against gun violence in a nationwide walkout “get shot.” Roof, 18, showed up at A.C. Flora High School in South Carolina with a knife, pepper spray, and marijuana. She faces weapons and drugs charges. A judge released Roof on a $5,000 bond but ordered her to stay away from her school. Though she faced no charges relating to her Snapchat post, it did cause alarm, reported WIS-TV. In her post, Roof wrote:...
  • Gowdy & Goodlatte Call for Special Counsel on FISA (truncated)

    03/06/2018 6:19:05 PM PST · by FreeReign · 72 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 6, 2018 | As seen on Special Report with Bret Baier
    wo top House Republicans repeated their call for a special counsel to look into alleged abuse of the FISA process, in the way a warrant was granted to spy on a former Trump adviser based on an unverified dossier with Russian sourcing. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, who chairs the oversight committee, and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who chairs the judiciary committee, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions must appoint a special counsel. The two men said they have faith in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to do a thorough job in the matter, but note that he doesn't have...
  • Manchin: Trump's Right. China's to Blame.

    03/04/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last week President Trump announced a new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent hike on aluminum imports. Foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move "unacceptable" and the European Union threatened to respond to the U.S. with their own tariff. Try it, Trump dared. He'll just add a new tax on European cars.British Prime Minister Theresa May shared her own "deep concerns" with Trump directly in a phone call on Sunday. What he should have done was pursue "multilateral action," May reportedly told the president.At least one person sees where Trump is coming from.Sen....
  • Video shows police kick dining homeless man out of Myrtle Beach McDonald’s

    03/01/2018 6:03:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Fox ^ | Mar 1, 2018 | staff
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A video stirring anger on Facebook shows police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina asking a homeless man to leave a McDonald’s after another patron bought him a meal Wednesday morning, according to WMBF. Police also escorted the customer filming the incident, Yossi Gallo, from the restaurant. Gallo can be heard telling the officer that he met the man outside the restaurant and invited him in. According to Myrtle Beach police, the officer was responding to a call made by a McDonald’s employee requesting a trespass warning for a panhandler in the restaurant parking lot.
  • South Carolina panel passes bill to effectively ban all abortions

    02/28/2018 8:39:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Cassie Fiano
    A South Carolina senate panel voted in favor of a personhood bill last week, sending the measure to the state Senate on a 15-9 vote. The bill would recognize preborn babies as human beings from the moment of fertilization, and therefore, would ensure them “the constitutional right to due process of law and equal protection under the law,” as outlined in the South Carolina constitution. If the bill is passed, it would effectively ban abortions, and would join South Carolina with Missouri and Kansas as states with personhood laws. “We are trying to challenge the Supreme Court on their fundamental...
  • Graham: If DACA Ends and ‘A Lot’ of Recipients Are Deported, ‘That Would Destroy the Party’

    02/27/2018 2:59:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that if Republicans don’t do anything on DACA, the program ends, “and a lot of these young people start getting deported,” it would “destroy” the Republican Party. He further stated that doing nothing on DACA is not “even a viable option.”
  • South Carolina assistant principal faces student sex charge

    02/25/2018 8:11:16 PM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 32 replies
    WBTW ^ | 2/25/2018 | AP
    <p>COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A South Carolina high school assistant principal has been charged with having sex with a student.</p> <p>The State reports that 44-year-old Dawn Diimler turned herself in Saturday morning to face a charge of sexual battery of a student.</p>
  • Lawyer for Susan Rice Says Last-Minute Email Was to Create ‘Permanent Record’ of Obama-Comey...

    02/24/2018 6:58:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | KRISTINA WONG
    A lawyer for Susan Rice said in a letter Friday that the former national security adviser sent herself an email on her last day in office documenting a meeting with President Obama and his top national security advisers about sharing intelligence with the incoming Trump administration in order to create a “permanent record” of the discussion. Kathryn H. Ruemmler of Latham & Watkins LLP wrote: Given the importance and sensitivity of the subject matter, and upon the advice of the White House Counsel’s Office, Ambassador Rice created a permanent record of the discussion. Ambassador Rice memorialized the discussion on January...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

    02/21/2018 2:40:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | February 21, 2018
    A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Massachusetts and California, states that went for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and South Carolina and Texas, where a majority of votes went to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump. The lawsuits challenge the winner-take-all system used in those states to select electors who cast votes for president and vice president in the Electoral College after a presidential election. Forty-four other states...
  • It’s highway robbery: How this environmental group is stealing a road SC needs

    02/21/2018 8:12:46 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The State ^ | February 15, 2018 | Tom Rice
    Columbia, SC Once again, a group of obstructionists who like to call themselves environmentalists is trying to steal opportunities away from South Carolina. The Coastal Conservation League and Southern Environmental Law Center filed a suit in federal court a week before Christmas to halt the construction of Interstate 73, highlighting their continued disregard for the public good. These groups say the environmental impact of I-73 is too high. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The federal government requires that any new highway be constructed along the least environmentally impactful route. Fifteen state and federal agencies have spent 16 years...
  • Interstate 73 may benefit from Trump's infrastructure plan

    02/21/2018 7:54:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | February 13, 2018 | Chris Spiker
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina leg of a proposed interstate that would end on the Grand Strand may benefit from President Trump's infrastructure plan. Some leaders say Interstate 73 construction could be approved sooner, but paying for the highway could change. The president's plan says the federal government would pay for 20 percent of a project, with more costs shifted towards local governments, the private sector and people. That means if I-73 is built, it will likely include tolls. "I think the odds for I-73 are looking better and better," says Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
  • Inner City Program, ‘We’re Going To Stand For The Flag And We’re Going To Kneel For The Cross’

    02/19/2018 5:37:35 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-19-2018 | Trent Baker
    Saturday, former University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and University of South Carolina Gamecocks football coach Lou Holtz and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson announced that they are teaming up to work with inner-city youth to achieve the American dream through sports and community work, called, What’s Important Now (WIN). (snip)
  • Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

    02/16/2018 6:29:07 AM PST · by rwa265 · 21 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 16, 2018 | Marc A. Theissen, Washington Post Columnist
    After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that he be removed as chairman. Nunes was “deliberately dishonest” in pushing to release a “bogus memo,” Pelosi declared, and had “disgraced the House Intelligence Committee” with his “partisan effort to distort intelligence.” But Democrats can’t so easily dismiss the far more detailed declassified criminal referral written by two respected Republican senators — Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C. — which confirms the claims raised in...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat

    02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk. In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...