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  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • Lindsey Graham Calls On Republicans To Restore Senate Filibuster Rules

    11/20/2014 8:31:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Amanda Terkel
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants Republicans to reverse the Democrats' filibuster reforms in the new year, arguing that doing so will make it tougher for President Barack Obama to get his nominees approved. The new system requires just 51 votes to advance executive branch nominees and judges nominated for all courts except the Supreme Court, instead of the 60 votes that were previously required. Democrats approved the reforms after Republicans were refusing to let many of Obama's nominees go through. Half the nominees filibustered in the country's history, for example, were blocked by Republicans during the Obama administration.
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest Blog ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isn’t crazy about other potential Republican candidates’ positions, and that he’s been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “I’ve strongly encouraged him to give it a look,” McCain told the Standard. “I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guys—I like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • Lindsey Graham weighing 2016 White House bid(backstbber alert)

    10/03/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 39 replies
    The State ^ | 10/0414 | Andrew Shanin
    A number of GOP 2016 White House hopefuls have visited South Carolina in recent months, but the Palmetto State might have a homegrown candidate.U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, told The Weekly Standard that he is weighing a presidential bid if he wins a third Senate term next month.The magazine wrote:In our interview, Graham repeatedly spoke of the challenges that will face the next president because of the mistakes made under Obama. And he suggested that he might just be the one to fix them.“If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s...
  • Lack of immigration reform could hurt baby-boomer retirees, Graham says

    08/07/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 8/7/14 | Schuyler Kropf
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says America's retirement system could be at risk unless the nation's immigration problems get fixed. In a speech to a Charleston business group, Graham said the U.S.'s graying population means there will be fewer workers in the job stream to keep stocking stressed government budget and benefit accounts, including Social Security. And if the future economy includes millions of illegal workers who don't pay in, then benefits that a growing numbers of Americans will depend on for retirement will become even more drained, he said, pointing at an expected "tsunami" of retirements by 80 million Baby...
  • Graham: Next 9/11 attack could come from Iraq, Syria

    06/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 Jun 14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. "We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves...
  • Lindsey Graham: It May Be Time to Work with Iran Against ISIS

    06/15/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 65 replies
    News Max ^ | June 15 2014 | News Max
    A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday a U.S. partnership with longtime foe Iran makes him uncomfortable but likened it to the United States working with Josef Stalin in World War II against Adolf Hitler. He says the United States has to do what it can to keep Baghdad from falling to insurgents. "We should have discussions with Iran to make sure they don't use this as an opportunity...
  • Lindsey Graham’s Covert Op: Going Full Democrat

    06/09/2014 12:37:50 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 39 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/09/2014 | Lee Bright
    Establishment Republican Trying to Seduce Obama Voters On the eve of Lindsey Graham having to face his top challenger, Lee Bright, at the polls, Team Graham is running a quiet campaign to woo Democrats. Publicly, Graham’s Campaign is saturating South Carolina TV stations touting his supposed “conservative credentials” – yet he is simultaneously using web ads and social media to target Democrats and to remind them they can vote for him in the Republican Primary. “Well, he’s the liberals’ favorite Republican in Washington, so he is simply following form by trying to sneak past 50 per cent with some Democrat...
  • SC’s Graham battles 6 foes in Senate debate

    06/08/2014 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 44 replies
    The State ^ | June 7, 2014 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s six GOP challengers criticized the Seneca Republican on Saturday, saying he had failed to protect the Constitution during the Republican Primary campaign’s only debate. Graham, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, defended his record, including voting in favor of President Barack Obama’s two Supreme Court nominees and working to help illegal immigrants become citizens. The debate - the only of the GOP campaign - came 60 hours before polls open for Tuesday’s primary. The senator’s GOP opponents said change is needed in Washington. “If you truly are a conservative, then...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM CALLS ON SUSAN RICE TO RESIGN FOR MISLEADING AMERICANS (VIDEO)

    06/04/2014 11:32:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2014
    Wednesday on NewsMax TV, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told host Steve Malzberg that Susan Rice needs to go. "I can't believe anything she tells me". Graham said. He pointed to both Rice's Benghazi Sunday show appearances when she blamed a YouTube video for the attack and last Sunday's appearance claiming U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction." "One of two things, she is completely detached from the realty situation and is literally making things up that sounds good or she's manipulating the information for political reasons. Either way should she be the National Security Advisor?" he said.
  • Lindsey Graham Says Republicans Will Call for Obama’s Impeachment if He Makes This Move Again

    06/04/2014 10:43:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 5, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned President Barack Obama Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for his impeachment if he released prisoners from Guantanamo Bay again without notifying Congress. “It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash,” Graham said, according to The Hill. “There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.” The comments come days after Obama approved a deal to release five prisoners from the detention camp, in exchange for the Taliban releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining prisoner of the Afghanistan...
  • Lindsey Finally Figures out Harry Reid is Crazy

    06/04/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 33 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/04/2014 | Lee Bright
    As Gomer Pyle Would Say: SHAZAM! In an astonishing admission of naiveté and ignorance, Lindsey Graham confessed that he didn’t know until yesterday how “disconnected from reality” Harry Reid is. For years, Graham has been lecturing Tea Party voters and other conservatives that only he, Lindsey Graham, knew his way around Washington and how to deal with Democrats. Not so much it turns out. “This really shows how disconnected from reality Lindsey Graham is,” said Lee Bright, the leading challenger to Graham in the June 10 Senate Primary. “He and John McCain just can’t wait to call people like Ted...
  • Lindsey Graham: Schumer’s been “incredible” on immigration, a worthy successor to Ted Kennedy

    06/04/2014 11:32:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Mr. Schumer, who wants to be the next Senate majority leader, had worked on the 2007 push under his mentor and legendary deal maker, the late Ted Kennedy. “I called Schumer and said ‘Let’s get the band back together,’ ” says Mr. Graham. The Republican invokes the economic and moral arguments for immigration but emphasizes the political one. If the GOP brand with minorities doesn’t improve, the party won’t get out of an “electoral death spiral.” “After the 2012 election,” he says, “my worst fears were being realized.” Of the sponsors, only Mr. Graham faces an imminent election. He says...
  • Another South Carolina ‘Smack Down’ for Senator Lindsey Graham

    05/17/2014 6:13:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    politichicks.tv ^ | 5/17/14 | Sonya Sasser
    There is less than one month to go before the June 10th primary and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has just received yet another censure from South Carolina Republicans. According to Conservative Fifty: “On Monday evening the Charleston County GOP, one of the largest and most active county GOP groups in South Carolina, passed a censure resolution against Graham by a vote of 39-32. Charleston becomes the 9th county GOP to censure Graham since August. Other counties to censure Graham are Lexington, Pickens, Anderson, Laurens, Orangeburg, Greenville, Fairfield, and Chesterfield. All of the 9 censure measures have cited similar points where...
  • Lindsey Graham: Whoever Plays Politics With Benghazi Will Get Burned

    05/04/2014 12:47:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 04 May 2014 12:36 PM | Greg Richter
    Democrats have accused Republicans of playing politics over the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Sen. Lindsey Graham says that isn’t true, but anyone who does use the tragedy for political gain will get burned. “So if we’re playing politics with Benghazi, then we’ll get burned,” the South Carolina senator said Sunday on “Face the Nation.” “If our Democratic friends are shielding the administration and trying to protect them, and if the administration tried to protect themselves—the re-election—because they couldn’t stand the truth about Benghazi, then they’ll get burned,” Graham said. …
  • Lindsey Graham Only Likes Gov’t Spying When It’s Not Used on Him

    03/12/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 3/12/14 | Andrew Kirell
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is very upset about government surveillance. Yes, that Lindsey Graham. Wait, what? Here’s the catch, because you knew there had to be one: He’s only upset about government surveillance techniques when they are allegedly utilized on his own staffers. In response to accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency has snooped on Senate computers, Graham went bonkers, telling reporters on Tuesday that “Heads should roll, people should go to jail if it’s true.” And in typical Lindsey Graham fashion, he found a new kind of war he can get down with: “If it is, the legislative branch...
  • Some Republicans (Lindsey Graham) See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate

    01/30/2014 7:25:35 PM PST · by Qbert · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/29/2014 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON — For more than a year House Republican leaders have insisted the chamber would act on new immigration laws. And for more than a year, Republicans have done virtually nothing on the issue — despite intense pressure from activists, business groups, and the nation’s changing demographics. And although there are a variety of reasons for inaction, one Republican lawmaker recently offered a frank acknowledgement that for many House Republicans, there’s one issue at play that’s not often discussed: race. “Part of it, I think — and I hate to say this, because these are my people — but I...
  • Lindsey Graham Got Censured Again

    01/17/2014 8:14:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 1/17/14
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) has been censured by yet another local Republican Party organization, the website BenSwann.com is reporting. With the support of 78 percent of its members, the Pickens County Republican Party passed a cookie cutter resolution this week accusing Graham of committing “a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.” The resolution lists roughly thirty such actions – most of them copied and pasted from prior censure resolutions against Graham. Included on the list? Graham’s support for the National Security...
  • Congressman Stockman calls out Lindsay Graham and John Cornyn

    01/09/2014 9:10:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/9/13 | Karl Dickey
    Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman announced Wednesday, January 8, 2014 that he is organizing opposition to an anti-gun control bill which is expected to be soon filed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Lindsay Graham, which appears to closely follow an Executive Order issued last Friday by President Barack Obama. The "Graham-Cornyn Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform Act" would have the same effect of President Obama's Executive Order we wrote about yesterday, which expands the NICS to include Americans who have either been treated or visited a mental health professional. In its current form, we understand it does not...
  • McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence

    01/05/2014 9:09:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | January 4th, 2014 06:13 PM ET | Conor Finnegan
    As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy. More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week. “While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces from...
  • Patty Murray backs off military pension cut

    12/19/2013 4:30:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 18 Dec 13 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    Sen. Patty Murray is distancing herself from a cut in military pensions in the budget deal she brokered with Rep. Paul Ryan. Her unease about a key element of her own deal, which passed the Senate on Wednesday and is now headed to President Barack Obama, comes amid a backlash from veterans groups and Senate defense hawks that has put her and her colleagues in a tough spot going into an election year. Murray’s response: The pension cut isn’t final. “We wrote this bill in a way that will allow two years before this change is implemented so that...
  • Sen. Graham to Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

    11/02/2013 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 02 Nov 2013 12:07 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Senate Republicans, led by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, are pushing for a federal ban on abortions after the end of the 20th week of pregnancy. … The planned legislation, though, will face many challenges, not only from the Democratic-controlled Senate, but from some Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee, Utah, who has concerns about Congress’ authority to regulate commerce as the law’s basis. …
  • Lindsey Graham Challenger Retweets "Nancy boy"

    08/07/2013 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | August 7, 2013 | Hadas Gold
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s primary challenger retweeted a tweet that calls him “Nancy boy,” according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops, which monitors politicians’ deleted tweets.
  • Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt

    07/30/2013 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2013 5:09 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been asked by President Barack Obama to travel to Egypt next week to urge the military to move ahead on new elections, the senators said Tuesday. Egypt has been roiled by deadly protests since President Mohammed Morsi was toppled in a military coup on July 3, developments that have threatened the $1.5 billion in annual U.S. military and economic aid to the Arab world’s most populous country. Responding to reporters’ questions Tuesday about an attempt to cut off the aid, Graham offered up word that Obama has sought the help of the...
  • Can Rubio, Flake, Graham & McConnell explain the plan to teach English to millions of illegals?

    06/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/25/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Adult ESL program (the English as a Second Language system) has already been described as "cobbled together with toothpicks and Band-Aids," and presently "stretched to the breaking point." Add in millions upon millions of new illegals into the system and I imagine it would blow apart. What plan do Sens. Rubio, Flake, Graham, McConnell and even McCain have for English to be taught to 15 million plus illegal aliens? Who would decide what constitutes minimum ESL proficiency? Big question... And who would decide how much time will be given to meet the required minimum ESL proficiency? Where will the...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'If censoring mail helped, I would back it'

    06/24/2013 1:56:58 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/11/2013 | Jay Bookman
    Well, it's good to know where his head is at: From Yahoo News: "Sen. Lindsey Graham would propose censoring Americans' 'snail' mail if he thought it would help protect national security, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. But for now, he says he doesn't think it's necessary." The direct quote is: "If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it, but I don't think it is." Graham went on to liken it to World War II, when international mail was subject to inspection and censorship. "When you wrote a letter overseas, it got censored. When a letter...
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...