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  • SC restaurants can open for limited dine-in services today

    05/21/2020 11:19:47 AM PDT · by nakutny · 2 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Updated: 8:17 AM EDT May 11, 2020 | Stephanie Towers
    Restaurants throughout South Carolina can reopen for limited dine-in services beginning Monday (May 11th). South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster made the announcement Friday. Additionally, McMaster announced that he has lifted all boating restrictions, as defined by Executive Order 2020-25, effective immediately. All laws and regulations concerning the safe operation of boats in South Carolina will now return to normal. “As we gradually and methodically lift restrictions aimed at combating the coronavirus, it is incumbent upon South Carolinians to follow to the guidance and recommendations provided by our public health experts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe,” said McMaster....
  • #BREAKING: Graham announces vote on subpoena for Comey, Obama-era intel officials

    05/18/2020 4:26:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/20 07:18 PM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Monday evening that his panel will vote June 4 on a subpoena authorization to review documents and communications and solicit testimony from an array of senior Obama-era officials, including former FBI Director James Comey. Graham announced in a press release that the subpoena vote will take place as part of his panel’s investigation into “FISA abuse” and the FBI probe “Crossfire Hurricane,” which investigated contacts between Trump advisers and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. The subpoenas will cover “documents, communications and testimony from witnesses” including Comey, former FBI deputy director...
  • All South Carolina restaurants can reopen for in-store dining Monday

    05/09/2020 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WCNC ^ | 5/08/20 | WXTX
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is going to allow all restaurants in the state to reopen for in-store dining on Monday, although there will be some strong restrictions. McMaster made the announcement Friday afternoon during a news briefing. He said he would address "close contact" businesses such as barbershops, salons, and gyms on Monday. “As we gradually and methodically lift restrictions aimed at combating the coronavirus, it is incumbent upon South Carolinians to follow to the guidance and recommendations provided by our public health experts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe,” said Gov. Henry McMaster....
  • Columbia man arrested with 90 firearms had researched mass shootings, prosecutors say

    05/07/2020 8:11:00 AM PDT · by piasa · 62 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | May 6, 2020 | By Fleming Smith
    A 25-year-old Columbia college student has been arrested after federal agents said they discovered he had fraudulently obtained dozens of firearms and more than 23,000 rounds of ammunition. The man, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday, had also researched mass shootings on his computer. Edward Daniel Kimpton Jr. has been charged with federal wire fraud, mail fraud and possession of machine gun violations. In a complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, agents said Kimpton, a student at Midlands Technical College, had used a complicated scheme to obtain weapons, ammunition and tactical gear without paying for them....
  • More than 100 cars join protest against governor’s closure of non-essential businesses (Columbia, SC)

    04/26/2020 9:55:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WISTV ^ | 4/25/20 | Jason Raven
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The sound of car horns roared in downtown Columbia for about an hour and a half Friday afternoon Protesters wanting to see the state 're-open' held demonstrations on the grounds of the State House and circled around it. Organizers said more than 100 cars joined them for the “Drive to Thrive” event. Tom Trammell, an unemployed hearing aid practitioner, said he created the event with the help of two other people to protest the governor’s “Stay At Home” order and the closure of nonessential businesses. He said they wanted to do this for those in South...
  • Protesters circle SC State House calling for the state to reopen

    04/24/2020 3:15:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WISTV ^ | 4/24/20 | Emily Scarlett
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Friday two protests happened at the State House where demonstrators showed their support for reopening South Carolina’s economy. At noon, a group called Drive to Thrive asked the community to join in on a mobile protest against the ongoing closures of some non-essential businesses in our state. Their goal was to fill the streets of Columbia with at least 50,000 vehicles. Demonstrators were encouraged to stay inside their cars, and show an audible display of solidarity by honking their car horns for a full 60 seconds at 12:30 p.m. They’re also asking participants to support local...
  • Supreme Court Rules Illegal Aliens CAN Be Prosecuted For Identity Theft

    03/04/2020 5:05:16 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/4/2020 | eric a. blair
    In a 5-4 decision, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that foreigners who are in America illegally can be prosecuted for the crime of identity theft. While the ruling seems like a no brainer, the court was divided because the case involved the Immigration Control and Reform Act, which says any information provided on an I-9 work form can’t be used by law enforcement in any way — and that includes as evidence in a criminal case. “The Immigration Control and Reform Act (IRCA) makes it a federal crime to lie on the I-9 work authorization form, while limiting how...
  • Jimmy Carter says Buttigieg "doesn't know what he's going to do" after South Carolina

    03/01/2020 3:04:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 3/01/20 | Jack Turman
    Plains, Georgia - Former President Jimmy Carter suggested Pete Buttigieg's campaign is searching for answers after a disappointing fourth-place finish in Saturday's South Carolina primary, the first test of candidates' support in a state with predominantly African-American voters. Buttigieg and his husband Chasten paid a visit to Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Sunday morning, joining them for breakfast here in Georgia, which holds its Democratic primary on March 24. Carter told reporters at Buffalo Cafe in Plains that he is fond of Buttigieg, mentioning their work on a Habitat for Humanity project in South Bend, Indiana, where...
  • LIVE THREAD - S. CAROLINA ELECTION RESULTS (polls close at 7 pm Eastern)

    02/29/2020 12:58:41 PM PST · by 4Liberty · 191 replies
    US Presidential Election News ^ | 2/29/2020 | Election Central
    South Carolina is the nation's first open primary in the 2020 presidential election cycle — voters of any party may participate meaning independent and opposing-party voters can play a role.
  • Vanity: Trump SC Rally Speech, Shame on Republicans.

    02/29/2020 1:56:27 PM PST · by central_va · 75 replies
    20 Presidentisl primary ^ | 2/29/20 | Trump
    It is the little things that tell me the long term outlook for the Republican Party and the country is doubtful. My fellow Republicans are stupid, really stupid. I am listening to last night's Trump rally and I am disgusted. When Trump talks about trade and bringing back manufacturing THE REPUBLICANS IN ATTENDANCE REMAIN SILENT. Shame on Republicans. Shame.
  • ‘Operation Chaos’ GOP group makes its choice for SC Democratic primary

    02/26/2020 6:49:17 PM PST · by springwater13 · 79 replies
    More Republican groups hoping to meddle in the state’s Democratic presidential primary on Saturday have decided who will get their vote. The Greenville Tea Party has chosen to support for Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, as he has risen in the polls and has won the popular vote in the Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada contests. Former Vice President Joe Biden has consistently led in the South Carolina polls, but the lead over Sanders has shrunk in recent weeks. Stephen Brown, the former chairman of the Greenville Tea Party, said a few thousand votes may tip the scales of Saturday’s...
  • Tonight’s Democratic Debate In South Carolina Could Finally See Tough Talk On Climate (ZERO questions asked, bartender pissed)

    02/26/2020 5:11:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/20 | Eric Mack
    Charleston, South Carolina got a glimpse of its potential future in September when Hurricane Dorian grazed the South Carolina coast, bringing the three-headed monster of heavy rain, storm surge and extreme high tides with it. Tuesday night, seven Democratic candidates for President will take the stage in Charleston and try to make their cases for how they’ll stem the intensification of climate change, which is fueling that future marked by increased risk of powerful storms and chronic flooding across the Southeast. It’s been less than a week since the last Democratic debate in Nevada, where six candidates - former New...
  • 'Just give me an opponent!' Donald Trump mocks 'crazy, chaotic' Democratic debate and takes aim at Joe Biden, 'Mini Mike' Bloomberg, and calls Elizabeth Warren a 'chocker'

    02/26/2020 7:54:05 AM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Feb. 26. 2020 | Geoff Earle & Nikki Schwab
    Donald Trump mocked Democrats' Debate night of finger-pointing, shouting and chaos as he returned to the White House Wednesday, scoffing: 'Just give me an opponent.' He took aim at a series of his potential rivals to call them 'crazy,' and say: 'Would be over for most.' The tweet reflected his public confidence that he can beat any of the Democratic field in November, and came after just over two hours of the CBS hosted debated which quickly devolved into angry personal exchanges with a total loss of control by moderators Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.
  • Two weeks from the primary, John Kerry is headed to SC to campaign for Joe Biden

    02/18/2020 3:03:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2020 05:43 PM | MAAYAN SCHECHTER
    COLUMBIA, S.C. Busy in Nevada before Saturday’s caucus vote, former Vice President Joe Biden is sending one of his top surrogates down to South Carolina less than two weeks ahead of the state’s Democratic presidential primary. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who in 2004 ran for president as the Democratic nominee, will join Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and Biden’s senior campaign advisor Symone Sanders on Biden’s “Soul of the Nation” bus tour through the state.
  • Deep cracks emerge in Biden’s firewall

    02/16/2020 4:26:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 2/15/20 | Maya King
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - His message is uninspiring. His ground game is flawed. After Iowa and New Hampshire, they’re no longer convinced he can beat Donald Trump. Interviews with two dozen South Carolina lawmakers, consultants and voters here suggests there are deep cracks in Joe Biden’s firewall state, where his campaign expects to turn his misfortunes around with a robust victory that highlights his broad-based support - particularly among African Americans. **SNIP** But his advantage has gradually eroded. In a state where African Americans cast 61 percent of the primary vote in 2016, a February Quinnipiac poll showed Biden's support among...
  • Biden's lead shrinks in South Carolina as Sanders climbs to second: poll

    02/15/2020 9:52:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead shrank in his firewall state of South Carolina, though he still holds an 8-point edge, according to an East Carolina University (ECU) poll released Friday. Biden gets the support of 28 percent of likely South Carolina primary voters, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with 20 percent and businessman Tom Steyer with 14 percent. No other candidate breaks double digits in the poll ahead of the Feb. 29 primary in the Palmetto State. The poll comes as Biden leans on South Carolina to reverse his fortunes after fourth- and fifth-place showings in Iowa and...
  • Supreme Court allows lawsuit against Flint city officials to advance (Flint Water Crisis)

    01/21/2020 3:08:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 21 2020 | Harper Neidig
    The Supreme Court will allow a lawsuit to move forward against Flint, Mich., officials over their role in the city's public health crisis following its decision to switch water sources in 2014. The court said on Tuesday it would not hear an appeal from city officials after lower courts denied their efforts to have the case dismissed. After the city's decision to change water sources from Lake Huron to the Flint River, which had been widely considered to be contaminated, Flint residents reported widespread cases of hair loss, skin rashes, Legionnaire's disease and lead poisoning. Twelve people died from Legionnaire's...
  • On #NationalLardDay, Brenda Watts of Gaffney, S.C. Takes Top Honors in #LardLovers Recipe Contest

    12/19/2019 4:52:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    PR Underground ^ | 12/10/2019 | Staff
    Preparing an epic cheesecake with flavors to spare, Brenda Watts of Gaffney, S.C. took home top honors (snip) For the ingenuity behind her submission — Crumble Carrot Cake Caramel Cheesecake — Brenda will take home the top prize, a KitchenAid® Metallic Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer in Satin Copper, with an estimated retail value of $629.95. (snip) Attesting to the growing popularity of authentic animal fats, this year’s #LardLovers contest attracted a record number of entries. In November, Coast issued a call for any unique, unpublished recipe that uses lard. All submissions were posted on the Coast Packing website, accompanied by...
  • Fears mount about Biden's South Carolina firewall

    11/29/2019 12:16:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/19 12:35 PM EST | AMIE PARNES
    Joe Biden is counting on his firewall of support in South Carolina to help him win the 2020 presidential nomination. But Democrats are warning that if the former vice president doesn't perform well in Iowa and New Hampshire, his lead in South Carolina could be in jeopardy. [cut] "Savvy black voters will reassess their options," said Basil Smikle, a Democratic strategist who served as a campaign aide to 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. "Every candidate will have to remake their case to, and reaffirm their policy prescriptions for, the African American community — Biden included." Another strategist was more direct:...
  • Elizabeth Warren appears before a sparse crowd (dozens) at South Carolina environment forum...

    11/09/2019 1:17:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/09/19 | Ariel Zilber
    Elizabeth Warren may be surging in the polls, but you wouldn’t know it by the size of the crowd that heard her speak on Friday. The senator from Massachusetts spoke at a sparsely attended environmental forum in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on Friday. The auditorium where the event was held appeared as if it could hold hundreds of spectators, but there were no more than a few dozen who could be seen watching the event. **SNIP** Most of the Democratic candidates in the race skipped the event. When asked if it was wrong for the Democratic Party not to stage an...