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  • Poll: Nikki Haley’s GOP voter backing stronger than Lindsey Graham in 2014

    09/24/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT · by redk · 7 replies
    The Island Packet ^ | 9/24/2013 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has a strong backing for reelection next year among GOP voters, while U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will need to convince people in his party to give him another term, according to a new Clemson University poll. Haley received favorable marks from 70 percent of 500 Republican voters who participated in two of the past three GOP primaries. Just 18 percent said they did not like the former Lexington lawmaker. Graham, who is facing competition from the libertarian wing of the party in the June primary, was liked by 53 percent of those polled. More...
  • Nikki Haley’s short list includes Tim Scott, Jenny Sanford

    12/11/2012 7:23:11 PM PST · by redk · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Aaron Blake
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has narrowed her list of potential Senate appointees down to five — including the state’s former first lady Jenny Sanford. A person close to the process confirms that the five names under “active consideration” are Sanford, Rep. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state attorney general Henry McMaster and Catherine Templeton, the director of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • South Carolina Dem chair compares Haley to Hitler mistress

    09/05/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT · by redk · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian compared his state’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, to Eva Braun, the longtime mistress of Adolf Hitler.
  • Nikki Haley muscles up for 2012

    05/18/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT · by redk · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/11 | ANDY BARR
    Make way for Nikki Haley. With noted smackdowns of two top GOP 2012 contenders, a high-profile presence at the May 5 Fox News debate and a schedule heavy with cable news show appearances, the first-term Republican governor is signaling her intent to use South Carolina’s key early presidential primary to claim a place on the national stage. Haley’s recent muscle-flexing came at the expense of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, both of whom are still licking their wounds after her frank—and non-constructive—criticism of them. Asked by CNN about Gingrich’s controversial critique of Rep.Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) Medicare reform plan, Haley piled...
  • SC Senate gives final OK to bill requiring residents to have state, military ID to vote

    05/11/2011 6:37:04 PM PDT · by redk · 5 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 5/11/11
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina senators have given final approval to legislation that will require people to have state- or military-issued photo identification to vote. Wednesday's 26-16 vote agrees with a compromise version of the legislation that the House approved two weeks ago. The vote broke along party lines with Republicans supporting it and Democrats voting against it. It will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk. The Republican governor has been a key supporter of the legislation. Republicans say the bill is about voter integrity. Democrats say it suppresses turnout by minority, disabled and elderly voters who lack a...
  • Carney ducks NLRB question with ‘independent agency’ defense, Gov. Nikki Haley not pleased

    05/11/2011 5:27:58 PM PDT · by redk · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/11 | Matthew Boyle
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney deflected a question on National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) actions against the Boeing Company in South Carolina on Wednesday, and the state’s Republican Gov. Nikki Haley isn’t pleased. “Well, it’s obviously been in the news, so we are aware of it, but I would refer any questions about it to the NLRB because it is an independent agency, and we do not get involved in particular enforcement matters of independent agencies,” Carney said. “I don’t have a reaction to this from the President. And I think the fact that he’s weighed in on outside...
  • Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute

    05/10/2011 10:42:39 AM PDT · by redk · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/10/11 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and a group of Republican senators demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration weigh in on the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing, saying the complaint could jeopardize thousands of South Carolina jobs and the future of free enterprise in the country. The NLRB's complaint alleges that Boeing decided to build a new 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, a so-called "right-to-work" state, in retaliation against union workers in Washington state who had engaged in past strikes. The NRLB's Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon is seeking an order to keep that production...
  • Obama's Silence on Boeing Is Unacceptable

    04/28/2011 6:31:16 PM PDT · by redk · 45 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/29/11 | NIKKI HALEY
    In October 2009, Boeing, long one of the best corporations in America, made an announcement that changed the economic outlook of South Carolina forever: The company's second line of 787 Dreamliners would be produced in North Charleston. In choosing to manufacture in my state, Boeing was exercising its right as a free enterprise in a free nation to conduct business wherever it believed would best serve both the bottom line and the employees of its company. This is not a novel or complicated idea. It's called capitalism. Boeing has since poured billions of dollars into a new, state-of-the art facility...
  • Black Lawmakers Push Back on SC Voter ID Bill

    04/27/2011 1:53:28 PM PDT · by redk · 20 replies
    The Atlanta Post ^ | 4/27/2011 — African-American lawmakers, upset about the near-inevitability of passage of a bill to require South Carolinians to show a photo ID at the polls, renewed their efforts Tuesday to brand the proposal an effort to suppress turnout by black and poor voters, urging the U.S. Justice Department to intervene. Black Legislative Caucus members held a State House press conference, minutes before the House of Representatives took up the controversial measure, a Republican priority, and, ultimately, passed it. The bill now heads to the GOP-controlled Senate. If it passes there, it lacks only the governor’s signature to become law. Gov....
  • Nikki Haley is not exactly a big fan of Newt Gingrich

    03/02/2011 5:10:05 PM PST · by redk · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/1/2011 | Holly Bailey
    As Republicans ramp up their 2012 campaigns, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is certain to be one of the most sought-after endorsements in the country, considering she's a rising star GOPer who presides over a key early primary state. Haley, like other politicians, has been cagey about who she will support, but she's already giving big hints about who she won't endorse. Per The Fix's Aaron Blake, the South Carolina governor suggested to a group of reporters Monday that she thinks Newt Gingrich's time has passed. "There was a place and time for him," Haley said. "I think there is...
  • Spotted: SC Gov. Nikki Haley typing on ipad while Pres. Obama speaks

    02/28/2011 4:38:55 PM PST · by redk · 31 replies
    Looks like somebody wasn't enjoying listening to President Obama. Newly elected South Carolina Governor Nikki Halley was spotted typing on her ipad while Pres. Obama was speaking to a room full of Democrat and Republican governors.
  • Nikki Haley & Lindsey Graham, Teaming Up Against Obamacare

    02/14/2011 4:50:43 PM PST · by redk · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/14/11 | Jim Geraghty.
    One of the favorites of South Carolina conservatives, Gov. Nikki Haley, and one of their least favorites, Sen. Lindsey Graham, are teaming up to promote legislation that would permit states such as the Palmetto State to “opt out” of Obamacare. Graham mentions the value in putting every senator on record as to whether or not their state should have the option of opting out of Obamacare. In South Carolina Republican circles, there’s still a lot of talk about a conservative challenge to Sen. Lindsey Graham, but it’s worth noting he’s not up for reelection until 2014.
  • WACH Fox responds to Haley attack; calls for retraction and apology

    02/09/2011 5:30:10 PM PST · by redk · 27 replies
    WACH Fox ^ | 2/9/11 | WACH Fox News Center
    COLUMBIA (WACH) -- WACH Fox station management is calling for a retraction and public apology from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley after she issued an attack on the station's journalistic integrity and credibility via her Facebook page. Early Monday, the governor posted to her profile "WACH FOX 57 is a tabloid news station and has no concept of journalism." Haley's statement came several hours after WACH Fox News accurately reported new claims made by Will Folks, a political blogger and former press secretary to Gov. Mark Sanford, who claims he had an "inappropriate physical relationship" with the married then-Representative Haley in...
  • GOP loves look of VP field

    02/08/2011 3:20:33 PM PST · by redk · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Forget about Mitt, Huck and Newt. From its highest levels to the grass roots, the GOP is buzzing over Marco, Bobby and Susana, as well as more than a half-dozen other junior Republican officeholders who have captured the party’s imagination in ways that the current 2012 presidential field hasn’t come close to doing. It’s almost as though there is more excitement over the deep pool of vice presidential prospects than over the emerging roster of presidential candidates, which is largely composed of white, male, former and soon-to-be-former governors, none of them from the biggest battleground states. (Check out POLITICO's 2012...
  • SC asks to dismiss Boeing union lawsuit

    02/03/2011 5:03:28 PM PST · by redk · 5 replies
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's attorney general has asked a federal judge to dismiss a union's lawsuit against Gov. Nikki Haley after she said she would fight to keep unions out of the Boeing Inc. plant in North Charleston. The documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charleston say the International Association of Machinists haven't shown that Haley has done anything wrong. The union sued last month after Haley had said she had nominated Catherine Templeton to run the state's labor agency because she would be helpful in state fights against labor groups, particularly at Boeing. Haley said after...
  • Noem: Lab funding a top priority

    02/01/2011 10:34:00 AM PST · by redk · 1 replies
    Black Hills Pioneer ^ | 2/1/11 | Wendy Pitlick
    LEAD -- Securing the future of the Sanford Lab is a top priority, Rep. Kristi Noem said Monday. Noem, who toured the lab's underground and surface facilities Monday morning in order to understand the project better, said she plans to work hard to make sure the lab receives the necessary funds to continue operating until a formal decision can be made about DUSEL construction. “It is extremely important as far as the progress that has been made. It has been very encouraging and we are hoping that we can continue down that path and make sure that we're working toward...
  • South Carolina Governor on Health Care: We Absolutely Cannot Afford It (Video)

    02/01/2011 7:45:35 AM PST · by redk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/1/11
    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) discusses what the next steps will be for her state after yesterday’s ruling finding the health care law mandate to be unconstitutional:
  • Arts Groups Outraged At Proposed Cuts(Gov. Haley Calls For End To SC Arts Commission)

    01/23/2011 8:38:15 PM PST · by redk · 51 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | 1/23/11 | John Eby,
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Some Upstate art groups are outraged after Gov. Nikki Haley called for an end to funding the South Carolina Arts Commission in her first State of the State address. "To take all of that away ... from all the arts organizations in the state, I think its catastrophic," said Alan Ethridge of the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville. Ethridge said many arts organizations, especially in rural areas, will struggle to survive without funding from the Arts commission. "Without them providing funding to schools and artists who work in schools and to artists-in-residence, I think art education will...
  • South Carolina governor sued over hostility to unions

    01/20/2011 3:11:22 PM PST · by redk · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/20/2011
    (Reuters) - South Carolina unions filed suit on Thursday against new Republican Governor Nikki Haley and her administration, saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the South Carolina AFL-CIO alleges that Haley is violating the federal constitutional and statutory rights to free speech, free association and due process. South Carolina is one of 22 "Right to Work" states and Haley said she will ensure that South Carolina workers are not compelled to join a union.
  • Will the President Go to the Super Bowl if the Bears Do? “No Doubt,” He Says

    01/19/2011 6:38:16 PM PST · by redk · 42 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 1/19/2011 | Jake Tapper
    After the pool spray with President Hu Jintao in the Oval Office, a cameraman asked President Obama “If the Bears win, are you going to the Super Bowl?” “Oh we're going,” responded the President, “no doubt.” On Sunday, the Chicago Bears will play the Green Bay Packers at Chicago’s Soldier Field for the NFC Championship. As a freshman senator in December 2006, with the political world wondering about his plans for 2008, Mr. Obama appeared in a mock-commercial during Monday Night Football in which he said, “I'm here tonight to answer some questions about a very important contest that's been...
  • Haley outlines cuts of just more than $110 million

    01/19/2011 4:39:48 PM PST · by redk · 10 replies
    The State ^ | 1/19/2011 | JOHN O’CONNOR and GINA SMITH
    Gov. Nikki Haley will propose cutting payments to doctors and hospitals for treating poor patients in a state-run health care program; requiring the use of generic cancer, HIV/AIDS and mental health drugs; and eliminating state funding of South Carolina ETV and the state Arts Commission in her State of the State speech tonight, according to an Associated Press interview. The proposals are Haley’s first efforts at tackling a looming $829 million shortfall for the budget year beginning July 1. Haley did not brief the media on the contents of her speech, as was customary with former Gov. Mark Sanford. The...
  • Pelosi believes Giffords will return

    01/19/2011 4:26:19 PM PST · by redk · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she thinks Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will one day return to Congress. Pelosi said she believed that Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt on Jan. 8, would one day return to her seat in the House. "Yes, I think so," Pelosi said on CNN's "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" when asked if she thought Giffords would return to Congress. The Arizona lawmaker has been hospitalized in Tucson, Ariz., since she was shot in the head during an attack at a constituent meeting. Despite the severity of her injury, doctors...
  • Video Shows Arizona Shootings in Detail, Sources Tell Newspaper

    01/18/2011 7:47:58 PM PST · by redk · 63 replies
    ABAJournal ^ | 1/18/11 | Martha Neil
    Cameras rolled as suspect Jared Loughner allegedly fired all 31 bullets in the clip of his Glock, plus another round that was already in the chamber, at a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8. At the outset of the melee, unidentified sources who have seen the video tell the Washington Post, Loughner walked straight up to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and shot her above the left eye from about two or three feet away. Within moments, Loughner also allegedly shot Chief Arizona U.S. District Judge John Roll, who had tried to take cover under a table. As Roll did so,...
  • Tim Pawlenty: I’d run for president, not vice president

    01/18/2011 6:34:00 AM PST · by redk · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 1/14/2011
    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said Thursday that his political future will not involve a run as vice president. “If I decide to run it would be for president, not vice president,” Mr. Pawlenty told the College Republicans group at George Washington University. The former Minnesota governor made the comment as the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination takes shape. Mr. Pawlenty spent the day in D.C. promoting his new book. He keynoted a National Press Club luncheon earlier in the day, and attended a book signing near the White House. As to who he would run with? The...
  • Public strongly opposes debt ceiling increase: Reuters/Ipsos

    01/13/2011 10:13:13 AM PST · by redk · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/2011 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - The U.S. public overwhelmingly opposes raising the country's debt limit even though failure to do so could hurt America's international standing and push up borrowing costs, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Some 71 percent of those surveyed oppose increasing the borrowing authority, the focus of a brewing political battle over federal spending. Only 18 percent support an increase The poll underscores the tough task ahead for U.S. lawmakers as the debt nears its current ceiling of $14.3 trillion. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week warned that a failure to raise the borrowing limit in the...
  • Larry O’Donnell: Palin speech was blaming Giffords

    01/13/2011 6:29:58 AM PST · by redk · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/12/2011
    I’m almost dumbfounded at what I just heard. Larry O’Donnell claims that Sarah Palin’s speech today was aimed at Congresswoman Giffords, simply because of Giffords’ March 25 interview where she claimed there was consequences to putting crosshairs over her district. Huh????? Has LarryO not been paying attention this week to even those on his own network obsessing about Sarah Palin and her map of crosshaired districts that created the environment that caused this guy to pull the trigger? She even qualified that her ‘blood libel’ statement was to journalists and pundits. Is this pundit so damn sensitive to criticism that...
  • Poll: Most Americans Feel Rhetoric, Tucson Shooting Unrelated

    01/11/2011 7:20:40 AM PST · by redk · 66 replies
    CBS ^ | 1//11/11 | Daniel Carty
    Nearly six in 10 Americans say the country's heated political rhetoric is not to blame for the Tucson shooting rampage that left six dead and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll. In the wake of the shooting, much focus has been put on the harsh tone of politics in Washington and around the country, particularly after a contentious midterm election. Rhetoric and imagery from both Republicans and Democrats have included gun-related metaphors, but the majority of the country isn't connecting the shooting to politics.
  • Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview

    01/01/2011 7:05:39 PM PST · by redk · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 31, 2010
    CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- South Carolina's governor-elect says she won't allow talk show queen Oprah Winfrey access to Susan Smith, serving life in prison for killing her two sons. Nikki Haley's decision Thursday not to grant Winfrey access to Smith continues the state Department of Corrections' policy of prohibiting inmates from conducting interviews, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported Friday.
  • Nikki Haley Looks Forward to Budget Battle

    12/02/2010 12:16:37 AM PST · by redk · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/2/10 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    When Nikki Haley was 13, she balanced the books for her parents' small business. Now, as governor-elect, she faces a slightly more daunting task: plugging a billion-dollar hole in the state's budget. But Haley says she looks forward to the challenge. "I love the opportunity that brings" to bring about limited government, she said during a meeting in THE WEEKLY STANDARD's offices this afternoon. "I want to go at every agency start at zero and say, 'What do we have to have?'" Haley has set up a budget task force to report to her in January, but she's already placed...
  • South Carolina Governor's Race Tightens in Final Stretch

    10/12/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT · by redk · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | DEVIN DWYER
    Nikki Haley burst onto the national political stage four months ago as one of Sarah Palin's "mama grizzlies" and has appeared poised to make history as South Carolina's first woman and Indian-American governor. But now some polls show the race tightening to single digits amid new accusations that Haley has failed to be as transparent as promised -- developments which draw into question whether the Republican state representative can seal the deal.
  • S.C. Dems seize on Haley 'celebrity'

    07/07/2010 7:57:03 AM PDT · by redk · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/10 | KASIE HUNT
    South Carolina Democrats are trying to turn state Rep. Nikki Haley's political celebrity against her, accusing the Republican candidate for governor of "going national" and circulating a web ad that includes a photo of Haley with the blogger who claimed to have had an affair with her. The ad appears on a website – – backed by the South Carolina Democratic Party. A voiceover in the video accuses Haley of ignoring local media after her June 22 primary victory and giving interviews to CNN, MSNBC and Fox News instead. And it shows the recent Newsweek cover story featuring Haley,...
  • S.C. GOP breaks ranks on Haley

    06/16/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by redk · 101 replies · 2,160+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/10 | KASIE HUNT
    While national Republicans are busy advancing state Rep. Nikki Haley’s bid for governor of South Carolina, much of the state GOP establishment is working furiously to torpedo her chances in the June 22 runoff. Gresham Barrett, the GOP congressman backed by a high-priced team of veteran consultants, has launched a two-week, take-no-prisoners assault to defeat her. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who came in a distant fourth in the Republican primary, has endorsed Barrett. So has the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. And some of her statehouse colleagues, after eight tumultuous years of Gov. Mark Sanford, are determined to stop Haley...
  • Gresham Barrett Aide Pushes Story On Nikki Haley's Religious Views

    06/15/2010 10:01:31 AM PDT · by redk · 87 replies · 1,406+ views
    The Weekly Standar ^ | 6/15/10 | William Kristol
    CNN published a story at 9:25 a.m. this morning titled "Haley's path to Christianity leaves some evangelicals uneasy." The story informs readers that Nikki Haley, who was raised a Sikh and converted to Christianity, "still attends Sikh services occasionally with her parents and extended family." It’s clearly a trouble-making attempt to gin up controversy among Republicans where there has been almost none, and so was able to find a couple pastors who question whether Haley, the frontrunner in next Tuesday's South Carolina gubernatorial primary runoff, is really a Christian. At 9:38 a.m., the CNN story was emailed to a colleague...
  • Haley's path to Christianity leaves some evangelicals uneasy

    06/15/2010 7:02:29 AM PDT · by redk · 69 replies · 2,119+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/15/10 | Peter Hamby
    (CNN) - Whispers about Nikki Haley's Sikh heritage burst into public view in the final days of South Carolina's Republican gubernatorial primary when state Sen. Jake Knotts called the Indian-American legislator a "raghead." Knotts offered a pseudo-apology and was roundly condemned for the remark. Haley went on to win the primary in dominant fashion, capturing nearly 50 percent of the vote in a four-way race. She now faces Rep. Gresham Barrett in the June 22 runoff election. But while Haley's commanding win last Tuesday proved her electoral viability - she won 42 of the state's 46 counties in the primary,...
  • Haley pledges to serve full term

    06/14/2010 11:33:23 AM PDT · by redk · 61 replies · 1,216+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/14/10 | KASIE HUNT
    South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley's political stock may be rising quickly among national Republicans, but she's waving off suggestions that she start thinking about national office even as she continues to fight for her party's nomination for governor. Haley told POLITICO that if elected, she'd serve a full term as governor, and disavowed any current aspirations to higher office. "Yes, we'll serve our full term," she said. "I'm not a normal elected official that this is like, the next stepping stone." And while some in her party have drawn comparisons between her and another state legislator who quickly rocketed...
  • All Her Life, the Different One

    06/13/2010 8:26:52 PM PDT · by redk · 24 replies · 1,248+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/13/10 | SHAILA DEWAN and ROBBIE BROWN
    BAMBERG, S.C. — Nikki Haley, the favorite to become the first governor of South Carolina who is neither white nor male, has always challenged established norms with her own brand of moxie.
  • Washington Post Derides Nikki Haley as a Former ‘Small-time Agitator’

    06/12/2010 6:15:23 PM PDT · by redk · 17 replies · 623+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/12/10 | Scott Whitlock
    When’s the last time a journalist referred to Barack Obama as a former “small-time agitator?” That’s exactly how the Washington Post described Republican Nikki Haley in a profile piece on Saturday. A headline for the article by political reporter Philip Rucker critiqued, “Nikki Haley goes from small-time agitator to credible candidate for S.C. governor.” Read more:
  • Kathy Griffin: Puts Levi Johnston on TV as ‘Middle Finger’ to Palin (Goes after Bachmann too)

    06/12/2010 6:02:50 PM PDT · by redk · 43 replies · 1,145+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/12/10
    As left-wing comedian Kathy Griffin appeared on Friday’s Larry King Live on CNN, after the conversation turned to her "My Life on the D List" show’s trip to Wasilla, Alaska, featuring Levi Johnston, host King asked her about her "attraction" to Johnston, referring to talk of a relationship between the two which is rumored to just be a publicity stunt. The left-wing comedian asserted that "every time that I'm with Levi and put him in the public eye, I feel that it's my very subtle middle finger to Sarah Palin." Griffin then added, "Yeah, go ahead, Tweet me, Palin freaks,...
  • LL Cool J, Don't Flatter Yourself

    03/31/2010 2:26:14 PM PDT · by redk · 27 replies · 1,284+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | 3/31 | Ian Lazaran
    LL Cool J tweets: Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW
  • The Huffington Post Exposes the Next Great Politcial Scandal [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

    09/09/2009 6:15:19 AM PDT · by redk · 57 replies · 3,173+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/9/09 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Breaking news: A politician has a speechwriter. Geoffrey Dunn writes: So what is this attempt at rebranding Palin all about? You can lay some good money down that here's what happened: The big boys — her attorney-agent Robert Barnett and probably her publisher, too, Rupert Murdoch — had a sit-down with young Sarah and told her she had better pull her mud together. They have a lot riding on the deal. Murdoch has anted up a seven-figure advance for a book written by someone who can't construct two cohesive sentences together. Barnett has staked his considerable reputation on the line....
  • Sarah Palin's Southern California Getaway

    09/04/2009 2:30:31 PM PDT · by redk · 41 replies · 2,140+ views
    Where in the world is Sarah Palin? The former Alaska governor has made no public appearances since she stepped down July 26; this week her father told a reporter she had been out of the state for more than a month working on her memoir -- where, exactly, he said he didn't know.
  • Excerpts from Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair Interview

    09/02/2009 7:36:16 AM PDT · by redk · 57 replies · 3,315+ views
    Time ^ | 9/2/09
    Levi Johnston tells editors at Vanity Fair about the off-camera life of the woman who almost became vice president, revealing that the Palin family's home life was very different from what was presented in the mainstream media. “Even before she was nominated,” Johnston writes, “there wasn't much parenting in that house. Sarah doesn't cook, Todd doesn't cook—the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework, and I'd barbecue chicken or steak on the grill.”
  • Q&A: Palin for president in 2012? Flip a coin, dad says (Palin's dad will campaign for Tarkanian)

    08/28/2009 7:38:15 AM PDT · by redk · 14 replies · 1,024+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8/28/09 | DAN POPKEY
    Political newcomer Vaughn Ward basked in some star power as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father and father-in-law began a three-day swing for his congressional campaign in Meridian on Thursday. Ward, 40, of Eagle, is an Iraq War veteran. Born in Twin Falls and a Boise State grad, he returned to Idaho in 2007. He was working on the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign in Nevada when he met Palin's father, Chuck Heath, an Idaho native, and Todd Palin's dad, Jim. They back Ward's bid to be the GOP challenger to Democrat Walt Minnick in 2010
  • Geraldo: Sarah Palin Has Demonstrated Remarkable Political Instinct

    08/23/2009 8:52:02 PM PDT · by redk · 35 replies · 1,325+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/23/09
    Geraldo claims the "Death Panel stuff" is "whacky martian stuff" but then admits she but Obama and the Dems on the defensive.
  • Lieberman Suggests Health Care Reform May Have to Wait

    08/23/2009 5:30:37 PM PDT · by redk · 19 replies · 1,021+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/23/09 | JOSEPH BERGER and DERRICK HENRY
    Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut on Sunday urged the Obama administration to consider postponing overhauling the health care system and instead work on smaller chunks of the issue until the economy improves. “I’m afraid we’ve got to think about putting a lot of that off until the economy’s out of recession,” Mr. Lieberman said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “There’s no reason we have to do it all now, but we do have to get started. And I think the place to start is cost health delivery reform and insurance market reforms.”
  • Republicans Have Obama Playing Defense

    08/23/2009 4:43:31 PM PDT · by redk · 67 replies · 2,210+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/23/09 | FRED BARNES
    Republicans are discovering just how effective an opposition party can be in Washington. Their strategy is simply to aggressively and relentlessly oppose the liberal agenda of the president and the Democratic Congress. As a result, Barack Obama's agenda is in jeopardy, and the president is disconcerted, less popular and on the defensive. Republican opposition isn't the only reason for this. Mr. Obama did himself no favors by pushing policies far more liberal than voters wanted. But the decision by Republicans to be combative rather than accommodating has played an indispensable role.
  • Why Sarah Palin Should Not Leave The Room

    08/23/2009 5:35:37 AM PDT · by redk · 201 replies · 5,362+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    When I began writing for Hot Air, I never imagined I would find myself critical of Charles Krauthammer twice, after only blogging for four months. I’ve followed his work for years, and still eagerly read everything he publishes. He writes brilliantly on many topics, but he just doesn’t get Sarah Palin, or by extension her supporters… which by further extension means he misunderstands the precarious moment America finds itself in, and the opportunities that lie ahead for conservatives.
  • RIP US Constitution

    08/22/2009 4:58:17 PM PDT · by redk · 61 replies · 3,377+ views
    Valdosta college student Ashleigh Kenny is causing quite a controversy not only in Georgia but across the nation with a t-shirt that she designed and is selling. The shirt front reads “R.I.P. The U.S. Constitution.” On the back is a Ronald Reagan quote, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem” The 21-year-old hopes to spread awareness with the sale of the shirts. She said, “Our government is getting too big. How big can be debated, but the truth is, the government is bigger than the people. Therefore, the constitution is under...
  • Palinettes lead Republican revival

    08/22/2009 4:47:50 PM PDT · by redk · 65 replies · 1,983+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 22, 2009 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THEY may be a long way from returning to power but Republicans across America have hit upon an intriguing tactic as they seek to exploit unexpected weaknesses in Barack Obama’s presidential appeal. Meet the Palinettes, a new generation of clever conservative women who are emerging as some of their party’s most effective critics of Democratic rule. Like Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who has become a conservative icon, they combine shrewd political instincts with eye-catching personal histories.
  • Sarah Palin doubles down on 'death panels'

    08/13/2009 6:06:44 AM PDT · by redk · 116 replies · 3,337+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/13/09 | ANDY BARR
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin defended her claim that the Democratic health care proposal would create “death panels” in a statement Wednesday night slamming President Barack Obama. “Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these ‘unproductive’ members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care,” Palin wrote in a note on her Facebook page.