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  • Rep. Ralph Norman says the GOP is preparing a plan to trim the size of the American governmentRep. Ralph Norman says the GOP is preparing a plan to trim the size of the American government

    01/26/2023 10:26:54 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 43 replies ^ | January 25, 2023 | Charlotte Hazard
    South Carolina GOP Rep. Ralph Norman says that the Republicans are working on a legislative plan to shrink the size of government. "We have got to present the American people a plan," Norman said on Wednesday's edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Financial security is national security, and we're not on a course where we can can maintain that trajectory. It has got to be changed, and people realize that." While Rep. Norman was one of the 20 Republicans who voted against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during the election for that position earlier this month, he...

    01/26/2023 4:26:59 AM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/25/2023 | Nate Raymond
    Senator Lindsey Graham, the new top Republican on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday called for a shift in how GOP senators approach President Joe Biden's judicial nominees as he urged them to work with Democrats to confirm more judges. "ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES," Graham, the committee's new ranking Republican, said. "Let's work together, and we'll get some nominations moving in the spirit of what we did in the last Congress."
  • Donald Trump to Visit Early Primary States New Hampshire, South Carolina on Saturday

    01/24/2023 5:57:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Former President Donald Trump will speak in New Hampshire on Saturday morning ahead of his campaign stop in South Carolina as his campaign begins to lay the groundwork in pivotal early primary states.Fox News’s Paul Steinhauser first reported on Trump’s upcoming trip to Salem, New Hampshire, where he “will deliver the keynote address to hundreds of party leaders, elected officials and activists attending the New Hampshire GOP’s annual meeting.”New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Steve Stepanek said in a statement that the party is “excited” for Trump’s arrival and praised the 45th president for advocating to keep New Hampshire as the...
  • Nikki Haley exploring 2024 presidential run: 'I've never lost a race'

    01/19/2023 2:41:10 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 19, 2023 | Adam sabes
    Former South Carolina Governor and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley says she's close on making a decision to run for president in 2024. Well, when you're looking at a run for president, you look at two things. You first look at ‘does the current situation push for new?’ The second question is, ‘am I that person that could be that new leader?’ You know, on the first question, you can look all across the board, domestic, foreign policy. You can look at, you know, inflation going up, economy shrinking, government getting bigger, you know, small business owners not being able...
  • Increasing fine for left lane slowpokes gets quick traction

    01/18/2023 11:52:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 104 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 18, 2023
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill allowing police to charge a bigger fine for people driving slow in the left lane of interstates and other multilane highways is one of the first to be taken up at the South Carolina Statehouse in 2023.</p>
  • Donald Trump to Have 'Intimate' Event on First Stop of the 2024 Campaign Trail

    01/14/2023 4:51:59 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Western Journal ^ | January 12, 2023 at 8:21am
    Former President Donald Trump is planning to hold the first public campaign event of his 2024 White House bid in the early-voting state of South Carolina.Campaign spokesman Steven Cheung told The Associated Press on Thursday that Trump will visit the capital of Columbia later this month.Advisers say it won’t be a rally but rather a more “intimate” event.Since announcing his latest presidential run in November, Trump has limited his public campaign appearances to events at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida before an invited crowd or in a virtual setting.The South Carolina visit, first reported by Politico, comes as Trump’s campaign...
  • South Carolina Republican Congressman introduces resolution to place Zelenskyy bust in US Capitol

    01/12/2023 4:31:05 AM PST · by JonPreston · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/12/23 | Adam Sabes
    A South Carolina Republican Congressman is introducing a resolution that could, if passed, place a bust of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the U.S. Capitol.The resolution was introduced by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., on Monday and would direct the Fine Arts Board to obtain a bust of Zelenskyy "for display in the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol.""Resolved, That the House of Representatives directs the Fine Arts Board to obtain a bust of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for display in a suitable, permanent location in the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol,"...
  • Sunday Talks, Nancy Mace Declares She Is a Purple Republican Who Is “On The Fence Right Now” About Supporting House Rule Changes

    01/08/2023 5:16:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 56 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 8, 2023 | Sundance
    The true enemy of a constitutional republic are the Mitch McConnell’s and Nancy Mace’s of the professional political class who build systems to undermine the will of the people under the pretense of representing them. These are the abusers, the professional abusers, the psychologically Machiavellian and inherently evil people within the system of power who operate on false pretense. They are smiley-faced fascists and liars, period.“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But...
  • Judges order South Carolina to redraw congressional map

    01/07/2023 6:54:48 AM PST · by PermaRag · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 6, 2023 | Michael Macagnone
    A panel of three federal judges in South Carolina ruled Friday the state’s 1st District was an unconstitutional racial gerrymander and ordered state lawmakers to redraw the congressional map before any more elections can be held. The decision gave lawmakers until March to draw new lines for the district, which runs along the state’s southern coast and is currently represented by Republican Nancy Mace. The ruling is the latest in suits over this decade’s congressional redistricting based on the 2020 census results, including in states such as Florida and Texas. An individual voter and the state’s NAACP filed the lawsuit...
  • Rep. Norman says McCarthy won't get support due to his contribution to gov. overspending

    01/03/2023 11:31:45 PM PST · by CFW · 25 replies
    Just the News ^ | 1/3/23 | By Charlotte Hazard
    South Carolina GOP Rep. Ralph Norman says California Rep. Kevin McCarthy will only get support to become Speaker of the House from Republicans who currently oppose him if he can reach agreement with them regarding congressional spending. "I guess a miracle could happen," Rep. Norman answered when asked if McCarthy could do anything to get Republicans who oppose him to vote for him.
  • McCarthy Holdout Rep. Ralph Norman Says There Is Written Deal for Speakership

    01/05/2023 7:15:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jan 2023 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), one of 20 House Republicans who voted against Rep. Kevin McCarthy for Speaker expects a written offer between McCarthy and his opponents to be completed Thursday night, Punchbowl News reported. Punchbowl News’s Jake Sherman reported that a deal between McCarthy and his opponents “is close.” Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) have reportedly been leading negotiations with McCarthy. “All the big players” met in Rep. Tom Emmer’s (R-MN) office, and according to Sherman, Norman “expects an offer in writing tonight.” “Norman says there’s an agreement in writing as he heads into Emmer’s office,” Punchbowl...
  • South Carolina’s top court strikes down state’s abortion ban

    01/05/2023 7:08:52 PM PST · by Coronal · 10 replies
    Fox 5 New York ^ | January 5, 2023 | James Pollard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Supreme Court struck down Thursday a ban on abortion after cardiac activity is detected — typically around six weeks — ruling the restriction violates the state constitution's right to privacy. The decision comes nearly two years after Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed the measure into law. The ban, which included exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest or pregnancies that endangered the patient’s life, drew lawsuits almost immediately. Since then, legal challenges have made their way through both state and federal courts. "The State unquestionably has the authority to limit the right of...
  • Electric chair, firing squad’s legality at S. Carolina court

    01/05/2023 12:30:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2023 | Jeffrey Collins
    South Carolina’s highest court will hear arguments Thursday on whether a newly organized firing squad or the old electric chair are legal ways to execute inmates in the state, which has been unable to obtain drugs for lethal injections. A lower court judge ruled in September that South Carolina lawmakers “ignored advances in scientific research and evolving standards of humanity and decency” when they passed a law effectively forcing condemned prisoners to choose between electrocution or the firing squad. The state appealed and the South Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday over whether the 2,000-volt electric chair or the...
  • South Carolina airman shoots 'gate runner' attempting to illegally enter Shaw Air Force Base property

    12/24/2022 1:26:15 AM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 23 Dec 2022 | Adam Sabes
    A Shaw Air Force Base airman shot an individual who attempted to illegally get into the property in South Carolina on Friday. According to a press release, the individual who attempted to enter the base is being described as a "gate runner," WCBD reported. The individual was taken to a local hospital....
  • Lindsey Graham who supported Omnibus: We need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution!

    12/20/2022 9:06:13 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 43 replies
    Lindsey Graham Senate Website ^ | 1/25/2022 | Lindsey Graham
  • The ESG Counter-Revolution Has Arrived

    12/11/2022 4:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    THE PIPELINE ^ | 11 Dec, 2022 | Joan Sammon •
    th this week’s announcement by the asset management giant Vanguard that it is exiting the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, a sub-unit of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, it is clear that the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) movement is no longer in unfettered ascension. Although we're still far from being able to claim that U.S. investors are free of the talons of ESG, it is clear that the voice of investors and industry leaders who have been the target of these evangelists can no longer be ignored. Created to repair the purported damage caused by capitalism, the...
  • Prosecutors: Murdaugh killed family to gain pity, distract

    12/11/2022 4:08:37 AM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 9, 2022 | James Pollard
    Prosecutors on Thursday, Dec. 8, provided their most detailed explanation for why Murdaugh, a disbarred South Carolina attorney allegedly killed his wife and son in a case that has spurred investigations into financial wrongdoing and drawn overwhelming attention worldwide. Prosecutors on Thursday, Dec. 8, provided their most detailed explanation for why Murdaugh, a disbarred South Carolina attorney allegedly killed his wife and son in a case that has spurred investigations into financial wrongdoing and drawn overwhelming attention worldwide. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP, File) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge will determine whether evidence of disbarred South...
  • New Federal Regulation Could Devastate Coastal Communities

    12/08/2022 6:47:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 07, 2022 8:04 PM | MARY ROOKE
    Proposed changes to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rules will strip access to public waters and devastate local economies along most of the eastern U.S. coastline, according to boating and fishing advocacy groups. The North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule will decimate the U.S.’s multi-billion-dollar boating and fishing industry without protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales (NARW) from severe injuries and deaths, the Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) and the South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) told the Daily Caller. NOAA’s proposed regulation expands the speed-restricted area, the Seasonal Speed Zone, up to 90 miles out,...
  • FBI involved after bomb threat at Myrtle Beach restaurant hosting drag brunch

    12/06/2022 6:45:09 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 56 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 6 December 2022 | WMBF staff
    WMBF reports the FBI is investigating a bomb threat called into a Myrtle Beach restaurant hosting a drag queen brunch.The Myrtle Beach Police Department said officers responded to the Mr. Fish location on the 6400 block of North Kings Highway on Sunday after reports of the threat. “Right now a lot of people are angry,” said a performer, who did not want to be identified and was at the event. “As much as I want to be strong about it and not let hate win, it kind of wants me to rethink a little bit. I’ve been doing this for...
  • GOP Senators to Withhold Support for Defense Funding Until They Get Vote to End Military Vax Mandate

    12/02/2022 8:16:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Foreign Desk via Just the News | 12/02/2022
    Senate Republicans says they’ll withhold their support for the National Defense Authorization Act if they don’t get a vote on ending the military’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for service members. Seven GOP senators made the vow Wednesday at a Capitol Hill news conference, saying they would withhold the support if leaders of the Democrat-led chamber don’t allow a floor vote on their proposal, according to NBC News. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said the group will not vote to get on the NDAA “unless we have a vote on ending this military vaccine mandate.” The libertarian-mined Paul typically votes against the act...