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  • Man electrocuted trying to steal copper in Marion

    07/16/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The State ^ | 16 July 2014
    Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from [a] roof... Investigators said the man was on a ladder around 1:30 a.m. Monday when it fell against a transformer, causing an explosion and shocking the man so badly his clothes caught fire.
  • Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina during recruitment drive

    07/16/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Foxnews/AP ^ | Wed, July 16, 2014
    SENECA, S.C. – Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan. -snip- The paper said "Save Our Land, Join the Klan." It had a phone number that led to an automated message discussing KKK efforts against illegal immigration.
  • Study: Fossil soaring bird had huge wingspan

    07/08/2014 8:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2014 3:12 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago. Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe. …
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • Man killed in shooting near downtown Columbia (SC) on Saturday afternoon

    06/28/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | June 28, 2014 | SARAH ELLIS
    COLUMBIA, SC — A man was killed in a shooting near downtown Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Columbia police responded to 1301 Pine St. around 4:30 p.m. to find one man had been shot. The location is about a block from the intersection of Harden and Gervais streets, near the Richland County Administration Building and Allen University. The man later was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police think the shooting was not a random act and have good leads on a suspect, according to spokesperson Jennifer Timmons. Officers are investigating a motive. The victim was not named. No information about the...
  • The American Flag Daily: Fort Moultrie

    06/28/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 28, 2014 | JasonZ
    On June 28, 1776, several British warships attacked an incomplete and unnamed fort near Charleston, South Carolina. William Moultrie and his men held off the British attack throughout the day, damaging many of the warships before the British withdrew later that night. During the battle, Moultrie flew a flag of his design, which has now become known as the Moultrie Flag. The fort was soon named Fort Moultrie in honor of the man who led the southern Colonists to victory.
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Historic win for school choice in Oklahoma

    06/13/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mike Turner
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can threaten us all he wants; we’re finished with Common Core in Oklahoma. Last week Governor Mary Fallin made it official, signing into law legislation repealing the law’s impact on our state’s education standards. As a state representative, I was proud to have voted to stop Common Core. As a conservative, I’m outraged I had to in the first place. We need to be standing up for school choice, not whitewashing standards that are better for bureaucrats than parents and children. At any rate, the Obama administration is none too happy with us. “We partner...
  • States Ditch Common Core - The ObamaCare Of Education

    06/11/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: Oklahoma joins South Carolina and Indiana in opposing one-size-fits-all U.S. education standards that have turned schools into leftist re-education camps, with political statements masquerading as instruction. Not as much attention has been paid to Common Core as has been paid to ObamaCare. But like the faux Greek columns in Denver at Barack Obama's nomination in 2008, they were supposed to be the twin pillars of his legacy. Both, however, are fake promises, Trojan horses for government control of key sectors of American society and our economy. Five years ago, 46 states gave up a big chunk of their sovereignty...
  • OK Brat wins in VA, BUT what the HELL happened in SC??!!

    06/11/2014 5:32:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 98 replies
    11 June 2014 | US Navy Vet
    DAMMIT South Carolina, CLOSE YOUR PRIMARIES!
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread
  • Lindsey Graham’s Covert Op: Going Full Democrat

    06/09/2014 12:37:50 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 39 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/09/2014 | Lee Bright
    Establishment Republican Trying to Seduce Obama Voters On the eve of Lindsey Graham having to face his top challenger, Lee Bright, at the polls, Team Graham is running a quiet campaign to woo Democrats. Publicly, Graham’s Campaign is saturating South Carolina TV stations touting his supposed “conservative credentials” – yet he is simultaneously using web ads and social media to target Democrats and to remind them they can vote for him in the Republican Primary. “Well, he’s the liberals’ favorite Republican in Washington, so he is simply following form by trying to sneak past 50 per cent with some Democrat...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham defends Democrats from Rand Paul’s foreign aid attacks

    06/07/2014 7:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/10/12 | W. James Antle III
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has started airing ads attacking Democrats who recently voted to continue foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan, but one of his GOP Senate colleagues has risen to their defense. On Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham joined West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a conference call defending Machin’s foreign aid vote, the Charleston Gazette reported. “A lot of debate goes on about foreign aid,” Graham said. “Foreign relations are not a Democrat or Republican issue, but a American issue.” “Joe Manchin works with Barack Obama to send billions of our taxpayer dollars...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: Hey, I’m “glad” the NSA is collecting Americans’ phone records

    06/07/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/6/13
    “I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t think you’re talking to the terrorists. I know you’re not. I know I’m not. So we don’t have anything to worry about.” That’s the eternal rationale for the surveillance state: If you’re not doing anything wrong, you should have no objection. What happens when the definition of “wrong” changes after your information’s been collected? Why would any Republican make this...
  • Flashback: Sen. Graham Backs Radical Obama Judicial Appointment

    06/07/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/4/13 | Matt Vespa
    Caitlin Halligan, general counsel for Manhattan’s district attorney’s office, was nominated in 2010 to fill a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been re-nominated four times since then. A cloture vote to move forward with her nomination failed 54-45 in 2011. The presidential judicial appointments – by custom – should be taken under consideration by the Senate, but not this one. For starters, Halligan is a pro-abortion, anti-gun zealot, who just received the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham. As Paul Mirengoff of PowerLine wrote yesterday, Halligan would be more of an activist, than a judge. …let’s...
  • Flashback: Sen. Graham on 'Today': Working With Dems Even More Important Than Immigration Bill

    06/07/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/13/07 | Mark Finklestein
    Does Lindsey Graham truly believe that his highest calling as a senator is to work with the likes of Ted Kennedy? Apparently so, judging by the South Carolinian's statement on this morning's "Today." Meredith Vieira interviewed Graham, a staunch supporter of the president's immigration plan, during the show's first half-hour. TODAY CO-HOST MEREDITH VIEIRA: When you went home recently you were at a GOP meeting and you got booed over immigration. There are a lot of people in a lot of states -- conservatives -- who think this bill is bad and they see this as a litmus test. SEN....
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: Sure, I’d support censoring your mail if it was necessary

    06/07/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/11/13
    Let me repeat what I said last week after he clapped the NSA on the back for collecting Americans’ phone records: It’s not just the fact that he endorses ideas like this, it’s the ease with which he does it. There appears to be none of the usual angst you see from other pols about security/liberty trade-offs when he talks counterterrorism. He’s almost entirely on one side of that topic in much the same way Ron Paul is, but even if you think Paul’s naive about security risks, at least he’s on the side of personal freedom. You get the...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: 'We're going to tell the bigots to shut up' [Video]

    06/07/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    diggersrealm.com ^ | 5/16/07 | Digger
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressing the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") had the nerve to stand before this organization - that supports Hispanics above all - and tell them that by pushing through amnesty for all of the illegal aliens in this country that it'll "tell the bigots to shut up". Lindsey Graham says that I am a bigot because I want no amnesty and illegal aliens to be deported and our immigration laws to be enforced. Also since about 80-90% of you Americans out there reading this also have my views, Senator Lindsey Graham is also telling...
  • Flashback: “Republican” Senator Lindsey Graham Comes Out In Favor Of Cap And Trade

    06/07/2014 6:29:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    With Democrats holding a stiff majority in the House and the Senate, and with Obama chomping at the bit to sign some major bill into law to stave off criticism about a lack of accomplishment (though, personally, I’d be happy if we went on vacation for the next 3 years), we need every single Republican and Democrat vote against cap and trade we can find. Unfortunately, one Republican will be siding with the liberals on this issue. “ A top Senate Republican on Sunday announced his support for sweeping climate change legislation, disputing the “conventional wisdom” that says Congress simply...
  • Flashback: Meet Lindsey Graham, the Next GOP Maverick on Climate Change

    06/07/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/13/09 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Sen. Lindsey Graham spent his summer testing out lines on global warming. As the Republican hit the town halls in South Carolina, a state with a major military presence and one of the country's highest unemployment rates, Graham would ask people if they thought climate change was a problem. Few did. But Graham quickly followed with another question, asking for a show of hands from those concerned about energy security. The response was strong, and Graham wasted little time making the connection. "You can't look at it in isolation," Graham said in an interview last week. "I'm trying to say,...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: GOP Should Work With Obama

    06/07/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 10/27/10
    As Republicans prepare for their likely takeover of the House and possibly the Senate after next Tuesday’s elections, at least one prominent GOP legislator thinks the party should prepare to work with President Barack Obama. That’s Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, The Hill reports. Lindsey Graham, ObamaHe says Republicans should engage the president on issues such as an energy bill that doesn’t include cap and trade, Social Security, and job creation. "My belief is that, if we get back power in the House, and get close in the Senate, that we ought to really clamp down on spending and...
  • Flashback: Biden’s friendly offer to Sen. Graham: ‘I will rip your skin off for you’

    06/07/2014 8:10:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4/29/13 | Kristen Lee
    Vice President Joe Biden has reached across the aisle to offer some unorthodox campaign help to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I will rip your skin off for you.” The tongue-in-cheek pitch was made at a recent forum with Sen. John McCain as Graham was sitting in the audience. Biden joked that he wanted to give “my buddy Lindsey” some help with his re-election campaign. “I told him I’ll come to South Carolina and campaign for him or against him – whichever will help the most,” said Biden. “I know – against,” the VP added when the audience laughed. Graham, who...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham Organized GOP Dinner With Obama Last Night (Video)

    06/07/2014 8:14:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3/7/13 | Jim Hoft
    When Barack Obama wanted to organize a dinner with Republican Senators he knew just who to call – Senator Lindsey “Tell the Bigots to Shut Up” Graham. Last night Lindsey and twelve other Republicans went to dinner with Barack Obama in an attempt to make the far left president look bipartisan. Lindsey spoke with reporters after the dinner. “So when the president asked to get together a group, I was willing and honored to do that.” While Lindsey and others were dining with Obama, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was holding a thirteen hour filibuster against Obama’s unconstitutional domestic drone policy.
  • Why is Nancy Mace attacking Lee Bright, and not Lindsey Graham or Obama?

    06/05/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 27 replies
    Self | 6-5-14 | Vanity
    So Nancy Mace has radio ad buy attacking Lee Bright. Not Lindsey Graham, not Obama, Harry Reid, liberals in general - but Lee Bright. Any Mace supporters? We need to hear from you.
  • Lindsey Finally Figures out Harry Reid is Crazy

    06/04/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 33 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/04/2014 | Lee Bright
    As Gomer Pyle Would Say: SHAZAM! In an astonishing admission of naiveté and ignorance, Lindsey Graham confessed that he didn’t know until yesterday how “disconnected from reality” Harry Reid is. For years, Graham has been lecturing Tea Party voters and other conservatives that only he, Lindsey Graham, knew his way around Washington and how to deal with Democrats. Not so much it turns out. “This really shows how disconnected from reality Lindsey Graham is,” said Lee Bright, the leading challenger to Graham in the June 10 Senate Primary. “He and John McCain just can’t wait to call people like Ted...
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • Three dead, two injured during shootings on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach

    05/25/2014 8:40:14 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 22 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | 5/25/2014 | Maya T. Prabhu
    Three people were killed and two were injured during multiple shootings on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach late Saturday. Parts of Ocean Boulevard were shut down while police investigated the shootings. The first occurred about 9:30 p.m. at Sixth Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach police spokesman Capt. David Knipes said. One man was shot and taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Officers still were investigating the first shooting at about 11 p.m. when another shooting occurred at Bermuda Sands Resort, about seven blocks away at First Avenue North. Two people died immediately on the scene, and two...
  • Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies with Constitution

    05/25/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The University of South Carolina is dumping its Gender Studies center which became notorious for holding an event titled “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less” and is going to teach the US Constitution instead.The horror. The humanity. The heterocisgenderpatriarchal privilege. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will close on July 1 and the funding, previously allocated for CWGS, will be used to teach the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers.The South Carolina House of Representatives wanted further cuts at both USCU and the College...
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we’re likely to start seeing those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this year’s midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • S.C. Woman Denied Vital Medicine Due to Obamacare Glitch (They have her down as a man)

    05/22/2014 2:04:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 21, 2014 | Staff
    A family who was forced to buy healthcare is distraught after their daughter was denied medication because of an Obamacare error. Shelby Higdon needs her medication, but has been repeatedly denied it because the information in her BlueCross BlueShield health insurance account lists her as a male, not a female. “When it was time to get my medicine, they told that they couldn’t give it to me because on my insurance I was registered as a man,” Shelby told WLOS. Her mother, Kris Hitt Hidgon, shares her daughter’s frustration. She has called healthcare.gov “probably about eight times.” Each time Kris...
  • CCSO: Surveillance video shows students throwing rocks, food from school bus

    05/19/2014 6:56:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.live5news.com ^ | may 16, 2014 | philip weiss
    Charleston County deputies say eight students have been arrested after they were caught on surveillance video throwing rocks and food at passing cars while on their school bus. According to an incident report, Durham Bus Services notified Septima Clark Academy that several students on bus 529 threw items at a passing vehicles on May 8, causing damage to a truck. Officers arrived on the scene to find a dent on victim's passenger side roof/window area and "food splashed across the grill, hood, and windshield." Deputies say none of the students on the bus admitted to throwing things at the truck....
  • Gowdy Names Capitol Hill Veteran to Benghazi Probe (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | James Rosen
    SNIP To lead the Republican majority staff, Gowdy selected Philip Kiko, a key aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when the latter served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and more recently a registered lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, a K Street lobbying firm with a diverse roster of clients. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, swiftly welcomed Gowdy’s choice, calling Kiko “a man of unquestioned integrity with a record of distinguished service” in and out of Congress... SNIP However, emails obtained by Fox News show that some conservatives are unhappy with Kiko’s appointment, chiefly because of his recent lobbying...
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Will He or Won't He? N.J. Magazine Ban Heading to Christie's Desk

    05/18/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5-16-2014 | NRA
    Gun control supporters appear poised to force New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, often discussed as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, to show where he stands on the Second Amendment. On Monday, the state's Senate passed A2006, legislation to lower the state's magazine-capacity limit from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, by a vote of 22-17, mostly along party lines. The bill will be sent to Christie for signature or veto after the Assembly, which previously approved it by a vote of 46-31, approves technical changes made to the bill by the Senate. Once the bill reaches Christie's desk, he...
  • Reminder: When Trey Gowdy threw down the gauntlet to the mainstream media on Benghazi questions

    05/18/2014 4:00:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This video comes from a press conference given by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) earlier this week [see update - from late last year], but Real Clear Politics picked it up today, and it’s definitely worth a fresh look. As the newly-appointed chair of the select committee investigating Benghazi, Gowdy has bristled at criticisms that all of the questions have already been answered — especially when those criticisms come from national media outlets who have shown remarkably little curiosity about the collapse of American policy in Libya. In his presser, Gowdy challenged the critics to answer the questions his committee...
  • Officer gives teen a bed.....and....

    05/09/2014 5:25:18 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 25 replies
    www.aol.com ^ | 5/8/14 | unknown
    Check this out: A police officer in Sumter, South Carolina goes beyond his call-of-duty to help out an upset teenager in need. "My heart went out for him." 13-year-old Cameron Simmons called Sumter Police a few weeks ago. He was upset after fighting with his mom, and told the police he didn't want to live there anymore. Officer Gaetano Acerra responded to his call. "I said you have it good. You have a roof over your head... and I told him that I'd try to help him out." "I thought the little things he needed, I could give him to...
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • 700 RETIRED MILITARY SPECIAL OPS TELL CONGRESS TO FORM SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI

    05/08/2014 3:40:01 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2013 | Kerry Pickett
    ..... As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News. The representatives from the retired military community want “a full...
  • Cenk Uygur Panics Over Benghazi: 'F You, Move The F On'

    05/06/2014 11:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    <p>The mainstream, media is still trying to figure out how they are going to push back against the recently-announced House Select Committee that will investigate Benghazi.</p> <p>With polls showing that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe Obama engaged in a cover-up and want the investigations to continue, our media -- that from the beginning have fought to protect Obama, Hillary, and to ensure the truth is never known -- are in a tough spot.</p>
  • John Boehner: Benghazi Select Committee 'Not Going To Be A Circus'

    05/07/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-7-14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    House Speaker John Boehner explained to reporters Wednesday morning that he considers the select committee's investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi a very serious matter. “This is all about getting to the truth. This is not going to be a sideshow. This is not going to be a circus. This is a serious investigation,” Boehner said. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has demanded that, for the sake of fairness, the committee be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.
  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 7 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The truth can be dangerous. Some extremists will go to great lengths to keep the truth from coming out, even if that means threatening harm to United States Congressman Trey Gowdy. Remember, it is Trey Gowdy who will be leading the House Select Committee into what really happened in Benghazi. Liberals fear that Gowdy, a highly successful prosecutor, will uncover the truth. That is exactly why threats of harm have been made against Congressman Gowdy. Liberals want the truth to remain hidden so they can protect Obama and Hillary Clinton from facing the consequences of their actions. POLITICO reports: The...
  • Protecting US Security Personnel: Where the Benghazi and Plame Scandals Connect

    05/07/2014 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Austin Bay
    Partisan political advantage, gained at the real or potential life-threatening expense of American personnel undertaking high-risk assignments, was the deep moral issue driving prosecutors in the 2005 Valerie Plame name exposure scandal. An even more disturbing and exploitative example of high-level Washington political operatives exposing low-level American field personnel to greater physical risk is the moral issue at the core of the on-going Benghazi scandal. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said national security concerns drove his pursuit of Bush Administration officials involved in exposing Plame's status as a covert CIA agent. For Fitzgerald, Plame's precise operational status at the time her...
  • Gowdy exposes media's complicity in Benghazi cover-up

    05/07/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 7 replies
    Brief press conference from last year when Trey Gowdy indicted the media for their failure in covering the Benghazi attack. Worth a watch. BTW, out of curiosity ... how many of us are motivated to post our complaints about the media here on FR or complain in conversations with others about the feckless media, yet never write letters* or emails or make phone calls to the media to call them out for abrogation of journalistic duty? Can we help stir up some sense of responsibility to inform the public if we constantly nudge them? *Personally, I think a letter is...
  • ‘Pervert’ Democrat makes Benghazi masturbation joke … yes, you just read that

    05/07/2014 11:38:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/7/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Just when you thought the Democrats’ callousness couldn’t get any worse, a Mississippi congressional candidate reaches a new low. Trish Causey, running for the Democrat nomination in MS-4, thought making a “National Masturbation Month” joke about murdered diplomats and Navy Seals was a good campaign move.
  • Jon Stewart demonizes conservatives over Benghazi, water remains wet

    05/07/2014 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 7, 2014 | Eric Golub
    NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 — The announcement of a select committee to investigate Benghazi has liberals panicked. The walls are closing in as the truth slowly comes out. Top Obama assistant Ben Rhodes was recently caught advising Democrats on how to blame Benghazi on an internet video rather than a policy failure. Covering President Obama’s hindquarters weeks before his reelection took precedence over the truth. With dogged prosecutor Congressman Trey Gowdy leading the select committee, Democrats are expected to get meaner, nastier and more defiant in an attempt to discredit the committee and save Obama and Hillary Clinton. The...
  • Dems weigh options on Benghazi panel

    05/07/2014 9:50:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are still weighing their options about whether to participate in a special probe into the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, party leaders said Wednesday. Following a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, the leaders said they're awaiting Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) response to requested changes to the panel before they'll decide whether to participate. "We'll wait for a written response from the Speaker's office, and we in the leadership, in consultation with our members, will make a decision going forward as to how we'll deal with this," said Rep. Joe...