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  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Governor Nikki Haley, R-SC takes it!]

    08/14/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/14/14
    Nikki Haley and her kids...
  • District 56 Voters Blame Haley Barbour (2003 Article)

    06/28/2014 4:07:58 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    MS News Now ^ | 09/04/2003 | J. P. Hervis
    A week ago the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee certified election results in the controversial House District 56 race. Philip Gunn lost to incumbent Jep Barbour by 17 votes. But Gunn says more than 200 Clinton-area voters weren't allowed to cast thier ballots because of well-documented election errors. Now many of those voters say they might take their frustration out on the governor's race. "I would be hardpressed voting Republican at this time," said Linne Godfrey. "Maybe I will, maybe I won't," said Reva Daniel. "Right now it would be difficult."
  • Taxes, no; migrants, maybe

    05/26/2014 1:26:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    SOMETHING curious is happening on the right of American politics: immigration is losing its potency as a driver of voter anger. Just ask Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi Republican who represents the Tea Party’s last, best hope of toppling an establishment grandee in 2014. Mr McDaniel hopes that grassroots Republicans will ditch Senator Thad Cochran, a four-decade Washington veteran, and instead choose him as the party’s Senate candidate for mid-term elections in November. [snip] The elder Barbour offered a parable to explain local views about “violators of the border”. Imagine cooking burgers in a backyard when an intruder “crawled under the...
  • BREAKING: People Read Blogs in Mississippi. NRSC Blames Chris McDaniel For Mississippi Literacy.

    05/17/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 71 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Thad Cochran is getting his butt kicked in Mississippi by conservative challenger Chris McDaniel. That has sent the NRSC and its friends into a tailspin and they are desperate to tar and feather Chris McDaniel. Some freak in Mississippi has handed them their latest tool. By willfully ignoring the real timeline and facts, the NRSC wishes to drag Chris McDaniel into scandal and, they no doubt hope, down in the polls. It is an open secret in Mississippi that Thad Cochran’s wife is in a nursing home. I have known it for some time, which is why RedState has not...
  • Now this! Statement from Republican Chris McDaniel about the arrest of the man

    05/17/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greta Van Susteren
    McDaniel Issues Statement on Clayton Kelly Arrest Laurel, MS – Republican Chris McDaniel today issued a statement on the arrest of Clayton Kelly, of Pearl, MS, for illegally obtaining a video of a vulnerable adult resident at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS. “I’ve reached out to Senator Cochran directly to express my abhorrence for the reprehensible actions of this individual.
  • Sheldon Adelson: Not Getting His Money’s Worth In South Carolina

    04/27/2014 8:57:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    He’s the Las Vegas casino magnate pouring money into the coffers of “Republican” politicians (and the groups supporting their reelection) in an effort to purchase their opposition to online poker. Why does Adelson want to ban online poker? Easy: It’s costing him money. We’ve got no beef with Adelson, obviously. He’s simply making an investment in the future of his increasingly outdated business model. No, our beef is with the politicians taking his cash – politicians like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Last month we wrote about Graham’s support for a federal online poker ban – which we’re sure has...
  • SC: Governor Haley Signs Gun Law Reform

    02/11/2014 6:48:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina signed S.308 into law today, February 11th.    The reform restores the rights of armed Americans to eat in the same restaurants as the rest of the population.  South Carolina is one of the last states to restore this right.  Depending on definitions, between one and four states still restrict people who are exercising their second amendment rights from obtaining service in places that serve alcohol.   North Dakota law allows legally armed people into portions of establishments that serve alcohol, for example. Louisiana may be the last state to have a complete prohibition.  ...
  • Democratic South Carolina chair defends Nikki Haley barb

    05/10/2013 5:29:05 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-4-2013 | Politico
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian, imploring party activists Friday night to defeat this state’s Indian-American governor, predicted next year’s Democratic standard-bearer would “send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.” Haley was raised in South Carolina and attended college here, but her parents were Sikh immigrants. Harpootlian, a longtime Democratic figure who has a history of using harsh rhetoric, made the comments at the party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner just moments before Vice-President Joe Biden took the stage. Asked what he meant by comment, Harpootlian wrote in an email: “Lexington County.” Before being elected governor...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley is correct to reject the enforcement of Obamacare!

    05/04/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 4 replies
    5-4-13 | johnwk
    Our founding fathers were very careful to stipulate in our Constitution, and in crystal clear language, that our Constitution, and only those laws which shall be made in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the land. All those who assert Obamacare is the law of the land, need to explain why the following stated reasons are insufficient to establish that Obamacare has not been made in pursuance of our Constitution. And they need to explain why Obamacare is in harmony with the documented intentions and beliefs under which our Constitution was adopted. Keep in mind our very own...
  • Outrage After Democrats Insult Nikki Haley's Indian Heritage Saying They'll Send The Republican...

    05/04/2013 9:59:16 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 04, 2013
    Outrage After Democrats Insult Nikki Haley's Indian Heritage Saying They'll Send The Republican Gov. 'Back To Wherever The Hell She Came From' 3 May 2013 Conservatives are outraged after a Democrat in South Carolina allegedly insulted Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's Indian heritage at a party gathering in Columbia on Friday. The state's Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, is believed to have said the party will take on the Conservative in the next gubernatorial race and send 'Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.' Gov. Haley was born in the U.S. but her parents are from India. Read...
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon

    12/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter.
  • South Carolina: Outgoing Union Leader Smashes Nikki Haley Pińata with Bat

    05/22/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Free Times, Columbia, SC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Corey Hutchins
    A video posted online that shows a former union leader in South Carolina smashing a pińata effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley has riled the national office of the AFL-CIO, which wants it taken down. “Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources. The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.” The video in question features former AFL-CIO of South Carolina president Donna DeWitt smacking a Haley pińata with a baseball...
  • Haley on Romney's 'golden bullet'

    04/05/2012 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/5/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday the leading Republican presidential candidate was carrying a "golden bullet" to connect with women voters. Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the Palmetto State Republican said Mitt Romney's wife Ann, along with the candidate himself, would need to answer women with concerns about his platform. Polls released in the past week show Romney trailing President Barack Obama by a large margin among female voters. "If Gov. Romney has not related to women, he needs to get out there and talk about the issues they care about," Haley...
  • Joy Behar Peppers Gov. Nikki Haley with Liberal Talking Points During Segment On Her New Book

    04/04/2012 12:58:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | Josh St. Louis
    Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) appeared on the April 3 edition of ABC's The View to discuss her new book, “Can’t Is Not an Option.” Liberal journalist and View host Barbara Walters hoped to conduct a relatively positive interview, hailing Haley as a "true American success story." But doing a positive segment on a successful female conservative Republican politician was just not an option for liberal co-host Joy Behar, who tried to transform the segment into an occasion to further the liberal media's "war on women" meme.
  • Obama Blasts GOP ‘You’re On Your Own Economics’

    03/30/2012 6:13:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama today delivered an impassioned attack on what he called Republicans’ “cramped narrow conception” of liberty, during a fiery speech at a campaign fundraiser in Vermont. Before an electrified crowd of 4500 – his largest of the campaign to date – Obama framed the 2012 campaign as a stark choice between two diametrically opposed political and economic philosophies. “Their philosophy is simple: you’re on your own,” Obama said of the GOP. “You’re on your own if you’re out of work, can’t find a job. Tough luck you’re on your own. You don’t have health care: That’s your problem. You’re...
  • Nikki Haley says she’s victim of ‘dirty blogger politics’ again

    03/30/2012 3:39:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/12 | Alex Pappas
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she’s being smeared once again by another blogger posting “lies” and spreading “trash” about her online. “Sorry fellas,” Haley wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. “I’m not going anywhere no matter how many lies you put on a blog.” Haley’s comments are in response to a report by The Palmetto Public Record, a South Carolina political blog, that she could be indicted in a federal investigation soon. She has denounced the post as totally false. The blog said she could be indicted in federal court over the finances of the Sikh Religious Society of...
  • Haley indictment imminent? Stay tuned…

    03/29/2012 2:21:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Palmetto Public Record ^ | 3/29/12 | Logan Smith
    Two well-placed legal experts have independently told Palmetto Public Record they expect the U.S. Department of Justice to issue an indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud as early as this week. A highly ranked federal official has also privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation and possible indictment of the governor, though the official was not aware of the specific timeframe. Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haley’s father. At least five lawsuits have been filed...
  • Report: DOJ may indict SC Gov. Nikki Haley for tax fraud

    03/29/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Department of Justice may indict South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud, according to the Palmetto Public Record, a South Carolina political blog. PPR reported that a “highly ranked” federal government official “privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation” and the “possible indictment of the governor.” The report said the official, however, could not provide a specific time frame. However, two “well-placed legal experts” said the DOJ indictment could come as early as next week, according to the report. The alleged tax fraud reportedly occurred during Haley’s time managing finances for the Sikh worship center in...
  • Romney camp marks anniversary of Gingrich House reprimand

    01/22/2012 6:23:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Is the date Jan. 21 about to be a lot brighter for Newt Gingrich? As South Carolina votes Saturday, Mitt Romney’s campaign sent a press release wishing Gingrich a “happy anniversary” for the House decision to reprimand him, which happened on Jan. 21, 1997. Headlined “Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker,” the release said, “Fifteen years ago today, Newt Gingrich became the first House speaker in American history to be reprimanded by his colleagues.” Gingrich was investigated for tax irregularities and for campaign finance disclosure violations in the late 1990s. The matter, conducted when Republicans controlled the House, was settled when...
  • Gov. Haley: Romney doesn’t have to release his tax returns

    01/18/2012 10:49:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told The Daily Caller that Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenging former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns is a “distraction” and “nothing but a political ploy.” “I think those are distractions. I saw it in my race. They always say ‘show me your tax return’ just so they can start throwing holes in it. I think that will be his decision to make, but that’s nothing but a political ploy,” Haley told TheDC in the spin room of the GOP presidential debate. Gov. Haley, a tea party favorite, has endorsed Romney for...
  • Gov. Haley Received $36,000 Campaign Donation from Romney PAC before Endorsement

    01/10/2012 3:32:07 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 72 replies
    Posner Politics ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rob Groce
    Gov. Nikki Haley announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney in mid-December. The Republican presidential candidate, regarded to be somewhat moderate, earned her Tea Party support because “he knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems,” Haley said in her announcement. The fact that Romney knows how to donate to campaigns might have more to do with it, though. His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010. And she’s not alone, either. Romney has, to date, received 35 endorsements from politicians his PAC donated to...
  • A Liberal Secular Humanist Teacher Proudly shows his Condescension(warning to religious sensitive)

    12/18/2011 1:18:29 PM PST · by DomainMaster · 77 replies
    self | 12/16/11 | self
    This is an email sent from a friend to a friend....it demonstrates what some in the country now believe. (My dear friend): Thanx vm for the thoughtful (telephone) call. Sorry we were in a rush, but this was a “Super Solstice Celebration” party thrown by one of my dearest friends down here and he'd scheduled the event on Friday night just so (a friend) could attend. The party was excellent!! We barely made it home before midnight. Would have looked like any other nice party except we all stopped partying at ~10 p.m., gathered in our hosts’ great room, and...
  • South Carolina Governor wants Obama to Win Re-election

    12/17/2011 5:31:41 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 41 replies
    Wonder what Sarah thinks about this?The governor of South Carolina, Niki Haley, has let it be known that she wants Obama to win another term as president.And that is exactly what will happen if Mitt Romney becomes the GOP nominee.And the Obama campaign knows this.That is why they, and the complicit media,  are peddling the false notion that Romney would offer the best challenge to Obama if he were the GOP nominee.When in fact, Romney would be the easiest of the GOP opponents for Obama to beat in the general election. Why?Because team Obama knows that Mitt Romney is the most divisive and polarising of all GOP candidates.Many Republican...
  • AP source: SC governor to endorse Mitt Romney

    12/15/2011 10:55:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 130 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 16, 2011 | KASIE HUNT
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid. A Republican with knowledge of the endorsement disclosed the plan ahead of the official announcement on condition of anonymity.
  • Nikki Haley Intends to Govern (must see video)

    12/09/2011 4:21:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Erik Erickson
    The legislature and Governor in South Carolina have had a rather fractious relationship for the past decade. The Governor during that period has typically broken up the good old boy network and actually fought to reduce government in South Carolina and privatize what could be privatized. Well, recently there’s been a port expansion issue affecting Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia wants to deepen the Savannah River to expand the port in Savannah to accept new ships coming through the Panama Canal. The good old boys in South Carolina wanted their backs scratched to get things done. It didn’t work out...
  • Man arrested for Facebook comment threatening Gov. Haley's life

    11/23/2011 3:28:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    WIS TV ^ | November 23, 2011 | Logan Smith
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina man is accused of threatening the life of Gov. Nikki Haley on Facebook, but he claims he was only making a point about free speech. When 26-year-old Nathan Shafer heard about the arrests of 19 Occupy Columbia members outside the State House last Wednesday, he did what lots of people do when they get angry -- he vented about it on the Internet. He saw Gov. Haley's Facebook post about the arrests and Haley's comment that she "appreciate[s] freedom of speech," and that's when authorities say Shafer crossed the line. "I hope someone...
  • Department of Justice Files Suit to Challenge South Carolina’s Immigration Law

    10/31/2011 5:17:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 2 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-31-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAnd then there were three. Obama's Department of Injustice on Monday afternoon filed suit in Federal court to block South Carolina's immigration enforcement law, which is set to take effect January 1st, 2012. This joins the DOJ lawsuits against Arizona and Alabama, each of which resulted in partial blocks of those laws by Federal District judges. (Georgia and Indiana have also had portions of their own laws blocked, after lawsuits from the ACLU and other groups). Eric Holder & Co. are targeting provisions of the South Carolina that inconvenience their illegal alien constituency, including those...
  • Gov. Haley calls reporter 'little girl' over story

    09/10/2011 5:18:34 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 22 replies
    Anderson Independant Mail ^ | 9/9/11 | Jim Davenport A.P.
    It's A.P. sorry.
  • Nikki Haley Responds to the NLRB’s Mandate to Post Union Notices

    08/27/2011 11:34:01 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 10 replies
    RedState / Facebook ^ | August 26, 2011 | Anon
    On the news that the job-destroying National Labor Relations Board is mandating employers in all 50 states to post notices advising employees of their rights to unionize (and destroy more jobs), South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley posted the following response on her Facebook page: Right next to that sign that is being mandated by Barack Obama’s union cheerleaders at the NLRB, I encourage all S.C. employers to put up another sign: in our state, every worker has the freedom to reject the efforts to form unions and keep their paychecks for themselves and their families instead of paying dues to...
  • For liberals, some womens' choices more equal than others

    08/14/2011 4:53:45 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/12/11 | Noemie Emery
    Answered prayers, as they say, can be very mixed blessings, as the feminists certainly know. They wanted outspoken women to come forth in politics, and they wanted women to exercise "choice." Who knew that so many would be pro-life, low-tax, pro-defense women -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Keep America Safe co-founder Liz Cheney, among a great many others -- and that the choices made by so many women would be to abort their own girls? When it emerged, the concept of "choice" seemed a triumph of marketing, the way to appeal to the libertarian...
  • South Carolina Governor Resists Push by NAACP to Remove Confederate Flag

    07/29/2011 1:20:16 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 23 replies
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley isn't retreating from her decision to keep the Confederate flag atop the north end of the Statehouse in Columbia despite complaints from the NAACP, whose president this week said the ethnic minority governor is a "contradiction" for allowing the flag to fly. Speaking to a crowd at an NAACP national conference in Los Angeles on Monday, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous attempted to shame Haley into removing the flag by comparing African American slavery to oppression Haley's ancestors in India faced under British rule. "Perhaps one of the most perplexing examples of the contradictions of this...
  • GOP governor says tax hike on rich has 'devolved into class warfare'

    07/24/2011 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Clairity · 28 replies
    Aspen Daily News ^ | July 23, 2011 | chad Abraham
    The focus on potentially raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest 2 percent to help ease the financial malaise and provide jobs has "devolved into class warfare," Virginia's governor said Friday. McDonnell said taxing the wealthy is not the proper path to paying off the country's $14.5 trillion debt because "those people are who make jobs, who take risks, who fund most of the benevolent" charities. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said if the five governors on stage were sent to Washington, D.C., the nation's ills, including the ongoing debt ceiling debate, could be fixed in 30 minutes. "Cap spending and...
  • Rick Perry/Nikki Haley '12

    07/15/2011 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    The Hill's Pundits Blog ^ | Bernie Quigley
    ...Don’t overlook Nikki Haley, the exciting new governor of South Carolina. Perry and Haley have today together signed an op-ed in The Washington Post titled Break the spend-and-borrow cycle. Perry first nationally challenged federal bailouts in December 2008. He and then-governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford challenged other governors to join them in opposition. It was a revolutionary moment and became prelude to the Tea Party. They wrote then in The Wall Street Journal: "As governors and citizens, we've grown increasingly concerned over the past weeks as Washington has thrown bailout after bailout at the national economy with little to...
  • South Carolina’s Young Governor Has a High Profile and Higher Hopes

    07/02/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 2, 2011 | KIM SEVERSON
    “We are now what every state is going to want to look like,” Ms. Haley said in an interview in her office almost six months into her administration. “We are now the state that is very excited,” she said, referring to a catchphrase — “Get excited” — that she uses in virtually every speech, bill signing and elementary school tour that comes her way. “The people are now in charge.” snip But the governor’s focus on the policies of President Obama has offered the most substantive contribution to her national profile. She regularly criticizes his policies on health care and...
  • Haley vs. Napolitano on Illegal Immigration Enforcement (Big Sis Torpedoes E-Verify)

    06/03/2011 8:47:01 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    FoxNews/SWA ^ | 06-03-2011 | Stand with Arizona
    SC Gov. Haley blasts Napolitano after Big Sis BLOCKED the E-Verify system in SC - this stunning move coming in defiance of last week's Supreme Court's ruling backing Arizona's E-Verify mandate and employer sanctions. Haley: "We are a country of laws. When we give up being a country of laws we are giving up everything this country is founded on." Amen, Governor! We Stand With You, and against the lawless cabal in D.C.VIDEO LINK
  • Haley: Obama shut down SC illegal immigration enforcement

    05/27/2011 4:08:08 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 28 replies
    www.postandcourier.com ^ | May 27, 2011 | Yvonne Wenger
    COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley said today that two dozen of South Carolina's illegal immigration enforcement agents were blocked by the Obama administration from enforcing the state's law. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, part of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, told the state it could not use E-Verify documentation to enforce South Carolina's immigration law. But Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a similar law in Arizona upheld a state's right to rely the online system that uses Social Security numbers to screens new workers to see if they are legally in the country. Haley said Obama is getting in...
  • 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...
  • Aerosmith Says Hell No When Asked to Reunite for the American Idol Finale

    05/15/2011 9:17:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Remember how Steven Tyler has been saying that Aerosmith would perform with James Durbin at the Idol finale? Well it looks like he's the only band member who wants to do that. The Boston Herald reports that the other members of Aerosmith don't want to do it because they'd rather wait to promote something for their band. Besides, the last time we saw Joe Perry was when he played with Sanjaya at the season 6 finale. How could you possibly top that? (Answer: You can't)
  • 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...
  • GOP outsiders’ rise in South Carolina could rewrite presidential playbook

    03/21/2011 5:23:56 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    For eight straight Republican presidential primaries, the rule in this state has been simple: Win or go home. South Carolina has always been the GOP establishment’s fire wall in presidential politics, where insurgents go to die, where the Empire strikes back, where the plucky candidate who enjoyed a brief breakout moment in the snows of New Hampshire or Iowa becomes a mere footnote in someone else’s march to the nomination. All that, however, was before the anti-establishment forces shredded the Republican Party’s old playbook — and perhaps nowhere as noticeably as in this state, which hosts the first presidential debate...
  • 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 Offers Hints at 2012 Endorsement (Is she a Daniels' supporter?)

    02/28/2011 4:26:41 PM PST · by sjneuf · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2011 | Aaron Blake
    Haley declined to criticize Romney for a health care bill he instituted as governor of Massachusetts, but she did say that "what governor Romney thought is right for Massachusetts is not right for South Carolina." Haley didn't weigh in directly on Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, but she appeared to sympathize with him on one issue. Daniels has earned the ire of some social conservatives for suggesting Republicans declare a "truce" on social issues while the country deals with its economic troubles. Haley said those social issues will always be a part of the GOP platform, but that they should be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: