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  • US Supreme Court says South Carolina election map doesn't impermissibly exclude Black voters

    05/23/2024 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/2024 | Devin Dwyer
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Republican-drawn South Carolina congressional district, reversing lower court rulings that had struck it down as a product of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering that excluded Black voters. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the court in a 6-3 ruling from which the liberal justices dissented, said the lower court's decision that race was unconstitutionally used to diminish the influence of Black voters was "clearly erroneous" because it had not properly analyzed the facts. "A party challenging a map's constitutionality must disentangle race and politics if it wishes to prove that the legislature was motivated by...
  • Trump Can’t ‘Drain The Swamp’ If He Keeps Endorsing Its Worst Offenders

    05/22/2024 8:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/22/2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    As head of the Republican Party, Trump has an obligation to his voters to ensure the candidates he’s backing in primaries will advance conservative priorities.Donald Trump has often branded himself as an outsider candidate whose “America First” agenda runs counter to the will of the entrenched political establishment. And yet, the former president endorses a significant number of candidates who embody it.In the latest example of his penchant to back the establishment GOP, Trump waded into South Carolina politics to endorse House Speaker G. Murrell Smith and other members of the state’s GOP legislative leadership for reelection.“South Carolina Speaker of...
  • VEEP Stakes: Vance challenges Scott for top spot on Trump shortlist

    05/15/2024 6:45:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 56 replies
    The HIll ^ | 05/15/24 6:00 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. JD Vance’s (R-Ohio) surprise appearance at a Manhattan courthouse to support former President Trump, and his qualified answer about supporting the results of the 2024 election, show he’s challenging Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) as the Senate front-runner to be Trump’s running mate in the fall. GOP senators and strategists say it’s hard to predict whom Trump will choose, but they say Scott and Vance are viewed as the two most likely choices within the Senate GOP conference. Vance and Scott are stepping up their efforts to grab Trump’s attention by staying close to his orbit and showing off their...
  • Lindsey Graham: Military Officials ‘Full of Crap,’ Israel Should Do Whatever it Takes to Survive

    05/12/2024 11:31:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/12/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press” that Israel needed to do whatever it takes to survive knowing that U.S. military officials are “full of crap.” Host Kristen Welker said, “I guess the question is, why does Israel need the most massive bombs that can potentially level an entire block in order to wage this war?Why can’t it be more precise?” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press” that Israel needed to do whatever it takes to survive knowing that U.S. military officials are “full of crap.” Host Kristen Welker said, “I...
  • SCGOP disqualifies several delegates for donating to Robert F Kennedy Jr.

    05/09/2024 3:37:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 5/9/24 | Nick Reynolds
    COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Republican Party has disqualified five of its members — including two delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee this summer — from voting after revelations they contributed hundreds of dollars to independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign. According to SCGOP leadership, the five members — Keith and Olga Blandford, John and Mamie Rand, and former attorney general candidate Lauren Martel — were told they were no longer eligible to vote at the party’s May 4 convention following revelations each had paid $500 to attend a dinner at a private residence last July where Kennedy...
  • Planned Parenthood sues to change South Carolina’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ definition

    05/08/2024 12:16:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 7, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and the state of South Carolina were in court last week arguing a lawsuit over the state’s Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act and its definition of a “fetal heartbeat.” The lawsuit, filed by Planned Parenthood and Taylor Shelton, a South Carolina woman, is asking Circuit Judge Daniel Coble to interpret the law’s definition of “fetal heartbeat” to mean the formation status of the heart at nine weeks post-fertilization, rather than six, and to block the law until a ruling is issued. The South Carolina law states that “fetal heartbeat means cardiac activity, or the...
  • South Carolina Agency: The Feds Force Us To Give Voter Registration To Foreign Nationals

    05/07/2024 7:48:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | May 7, 2024 | M.D. KITTLE
    As South Carolina law enforcement investigates allegations a state agency is handing out voter registration forms to foreign nationals, an agency official tells The Federalist that federal law has tied the state’s hands. Jeff Leieritz, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, says the department, as the state’s Medicaid agency, is mandated to provide voter registration information under Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act Of 1993. The information apparently goes out to everyone applying for the benefits, including foreign nationals. Section 7 requires each state to designate voter registration agencies, including all state offices...
  • Citizen-only voting amendment will be on the South Carolina 2024 ballot

    05/04/2024 9:30:48 AM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/4/24 | Charlotte Hazard
    Voters in South Carolina will have the opportunity to add an amendment to the state constitution that would allow only American citizens to vote in state elections. The amendment is titled "The Citizens Only Voting Amendment" and it was passed by the South Carolina House of Representatives 105-0 earlier this week. Last month, the Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 40-3. South Carolina voters will be able to vote on the amendment in November of this year. “Today South Carolina took an important step forward in defending the value of citizenship,” Senator Josh Kimbrell said, according to Legal...
  • Squatter Rights Is a Growing Squatter Scam

    04/17/2024 12:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 4/17 | John Grimaldi
    If you are planning a lengthy holiday getaway don’t leave your home unattended: beware the squatters. In some towns in the U.S. if homeowners take a lengthy vacation and squatters move into their home in the interim the intruders may wind up calling it their own “home sweet home.” And “yes,” it’s legal. The issue of squatter rights is not something new; squatters have been around since the first European settlers arrived in America. What is new is the emergence of squatters in growing numbers as a result of the Biden administration’s open borders policy. Texas Senator John Cornyn tells...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Cites ‘The Big 10’ Commandments to Defend Abortion

    04/08/2024 11:01:33 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/8/24 | Bradley Cartright
    She then decided to cite the Ten Commandments, and the lack of a specific reference to abortion, to defend it “It’s not mentioned in the Big Ten, I’m just gonna say. In the Big Ten, it is not mentioned… Cause I figure, God was pretty clear. Here’s the stuff that will make your life better on earth. Don’t lie, cause you don’t want people lying to you. Don’t mess with somebody’s wife, cause you’re going to be made if they’re messing with yours. Just, you know, common sense stuff
  • Biden allies dust off Bush's 2004 playbook, subbing abortion for gay marriage on the ballot

    04/08/2024 11:30:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 04/05/2024 | Sahil Kapur and Adam Edelman
    WASHINGTON — Twenty years after George W. Bush won re-election with the help of ballot initiatives that rallied voters around a popular cultural issue, Democrats are dusting off his playbook and attempting a similar strategy to keep Donald Trump out of office. In 2004, Bush’s team seized on popular opposition to same-sex marriage, with strategist Karl Rove encouraging allies to put initiatives to ban it on ballots in key swing states, hoping to stir up voters and enable the president to ride the measures’ coattails to re-election. It worked. Now, President Joe Biden’s allies are seizing on fury over the...
  • Donald Trump Reveals Abortion Position, Says States Should Decide

    04/08/2024 7:59:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Former President Donald Trump officially announced his position on abortion on Monday, ending months-long speculation about how he would handle the issue should he be elected in November. In a video posted to Truth Social, Trump said the issue of abortion is about “the will of the people” and should be left up to states to decide. The 45th president touted his role in nominating the Supreme Court justices who ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade in their Dobbs decision — ending 50 years of an invented constitutional right to abortion and sending the issue back to individual states and their...
  • Trump says abortion should be decided by the states, 'will of the people'

    04/08/2024 5:03:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 8, 2024 | Paul Steinhauser , Anders Hagstrom
    Former President Donald Trump on Monday announced his position on whether abortion should be banned, following months of not taking a stance on the combustible and crucial issue in his 2024 rematch with President Biden. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee took to his social media platform on Sunday night to say that he would issue a statement on "abortion and abortion rights." In video posted Monday morning, Trump explicitly affirmed his support for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and he emphasized his support for states determining their own laws for abortion so long as there are exceptions for rape, incest and...
  • Graham breaks with Trump on national abortion ban

    04/08/2024 8:24:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/08/2024 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) broke with former President Trump on Monday over Trump’s decision to back away from endorsing a national 15-week abortion ban, declaring that leaving the issue entirely to the states “runs contrary to an American consensus that would limit late-term abortions.” “I respectfully disagree with President Trump’s statement that abortion is a states’ rights issue,” he said in a statement responding to Trump. Trump on Monday reversed course on his plan to support a 15-week or 16-week national abortion ban amid pushback from top Republicans, who warned it would put the issue of abortion rights at the...
  • Pence calls Trump’s abortion stance a ‘slap in the face’ to supporters

    04/08/2024 11:49:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/08/2024 | SARAH FORTINSKY
    Former Vice President Mike Pence blasted former President Trump on Monday for embracing the position that abortion policy should be determined by states and avoiding taking a stance on whether the federal government should enforce a national ban at a certain cutoff point. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Pence — who was Trump’s running mate in 2016 and 2020 —said Trump’s newly announced position on abortion was a “slap in the face” to opponents of abortion rights who voted for their ticket. “President Trump’s retreat on the Right to Life is a slap in the face to the...
  • Pro-life conservatives are 'disappointed' in Trump's new abortion policy, but stick by him: 'only one option'

    04/08/2024 12:23:15 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 243 replies
    Conservative groups backing former president Donald Trump in his re-election bid say they are "deeply disappointed" with his official position on abortion unveiled Monday, but it won't deter their support in November. The former president and presumptive GOP nominee in a video posted on Truth Social Monday morning said he cemented his position on the controversial issue, saying that abortion access should be a states’ issue and didn’t endorse a national, federal limitation – like a 15-week ban. Pro-life interest groups who have endorsed Trump expressed disappointment at his announcement, but it appears unlikely to sway their support in consideration...
  • The Moment a Veteran Teacher Decided to Pull His Own Kids From Public School

    04/01/2024 12:19:31 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 3/18/2024 Updated: 3/26/2024 | Jon Miltimore
    On a spring night in 2022, Ross Hill was trying to get several of his children—he has eight—tucked into bed for the night. *** “They were in tears because they didn’t want to go to school the next day,” said Mr. Hill, a 38-year-old teacher from Florence, South Carolina (pop: 39,958). Whether he knew it at the time or not, Mr. Hill’s family was part of a trend in the United States. A surprising number of children are miserable at school, research shows, and it’s a trend that began before the pandemic. For example, a 2020 Yale study that surveyed...
  • Boeing has ‘serious work ahead’ after Alaska Airlines mess: top exec

    03/29/2024 4:02:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 28, 2024,
    The new head of Boeing’s troubled commercial airplane unit said the planemaker faces a “pivotal moment” as it works to boost quality and address significant concerns from regulators and airline customers after a panel flew off a 737 MAX 9 jet in January. “This is a pivotal moment for us, and we have serious work ahead to build trust and improve our operations,” said Stephanie Pope, who was named president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes ... Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun announced he would leave by the end of the year, while the company’s long-time head of commercial airplanes, Stan...
  • South Carolina has $1.8 billion but doesn't know where the money came from or where it should go

    03/28/2024 5:03:55 PM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies ^ | March 26, 2024 | Jeffrey Collins
    South Carolina has collected about $1.8 billion in a bank account over the past decade and state and private accountants are still trying to figure out where the cash came from and where it was supposed to go. “It's like going into your bank and the bank president tells you we have a lot of money in our vault but we just don't know who it belongs to,” said Republican Sen. Larry Grooms, who is leading a Senate panel investigating the problem. It's the latest trouble with the state's books and the two agencies, typically led by elected officials, that...
  • Over 7 lbs. of fentanyl found in woman's home after firefighters respond to alarm: BCSO

    03/27/2024 10:41:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    ABC4 ^ | Wed, March 27th 2024 | Matthew Sockol
    A fire alarm led to the discovery of a large quantity of drugs in a Berkeley County woman's home. Dietra Drayton, 40, is charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute, marijuana, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and distribution within a half-mile proximity of a school. Her arrest was announced on March 27. On March 22, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), a fire alarm went off at a residence on Highland Avenue in Sangaree. Fire personnel entered the residence due to it being full of smoke. Upon clearing the house, they found several...