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  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governor’s races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left — its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch — is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didn’t fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • Trump's name-calling must end: Nikki Haley

    07/21/2015 11:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Trump's name-calling must end: Nikki Haley - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Tuesday came down hard on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying that the real estate mogul has gone too far with his personal attacks on political rivals, including him calling US Senator Lindsey Graham an "idiot" during a rally. "It's wrong," Haley said Tuesday during a Republican governors forum at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado. Haley added that though Trump is a supporter and friend, she said, "he's creating a very combative tone. Every day I feel like I'm hearing Mr. Trump attack another person personally."...
  • Nikki Haley Lectures Donald Trump: “It’s Not Ok” To Speak About Illegal Immigration Like You Do

    07/12/2015 6:24:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 07/12/2015 | Spit Stixx
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  • Gov Haley:Confederate Flag ‘Never Should Have Been There’

    07/10/2015 5:28:19 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 155 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/10/15 | p key
    Friday on CNN, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) said the Confederate flag, which has now been removed from the grounds of the statehouse, caused political battles and personal pain since it went up and declared, “It just never should have been there.” “It’s a true new day in South Carolina,” she said. “When I came into office, to have a two thirds vote threshold was a huge one. It’s not a Republican/Democrat, white/black, there hadn’t been a billed filed to bring it down since 2007. There was so much of a divide and so much hurt in the compromise of 2000,...
  • Jeb Bush should take Nikki Haley as his running mate for 2016 White House run

    07/10/2015 3:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The American Bazaar ^ | July 10, 2015 | Sujeet Rajan, Editor-in-Chief
    Five reasons why Bush should pick Haley.The likes of Gov. Bobby Jindal, Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz may seem like the face of diversity in the Republican Party; a Brown, Black and Latino all vying for a GOP nomination to run for president is a powerful enough symbol of the changing times in America. But in reality Jindal, Cruz and Carson are odd balls in the GOP, terribly out of sync with what America wants in an all-encompassing leader. They have already been ‘certified’ as ideologues who could lead the country on the dangerous path of divisiveness and...
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley will sign to bill to take down the Confederate flag at 4:00 pm today

    07/09/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    WRDW ^ | 07/09/15
    A spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag will be removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds on Friday morning. Spokesman Chaney Adams says the flag will come down in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. He did not give any other details. Haley has said she will sign the bill to remove the flag at 4 p.m. Thursday. The House passed the bill early Thursday. The measure says the flag must be removed within 24 hours of her signature. The Confederate flag has flown on the Statehouse grounds for 54 years since being put up as...
  • Nikki Haley, Racial Tensions and Change

    07/08/2015 3:08:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Star Parker
    Coincident with July 4, the Pew Research Center published a survey asking, "Why has the U.S. been successful? Reliance on principles or ability to change?" Fifty-one percent attributed America's success to its "ability to change" and 44 percent to its "reliance on longstanding principles." Not surprisingly, 73 percent of conservatives attribute America's success to its "reliance on principles," and 77 percent of liberals attribute it to its "ability to change." But the survey question, I think, is deeply flawed. It's like asking what explains the work of a great artist -- the ability to master the discipline of their art...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Confederate Flag a ‘Racist’ Symbol

    06/29/2015 2:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly two weeks after canceling a campaign event scheduled the morning after the deadly attack on a South Carolina church, Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings. The flag was one of “the symbols that have divided the South in many ways, the symbols that were used in most recent modern history, perhaps not at the beginning of the time, but the symbols were racist,” Mr. Bush told an interracial crowd of about 200...
  • Indo-American Governor Nikki Haley May Use Flag Stand For Vice President Ticket

    06/29/2015 12:02:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Link ^ | June 28, 2015 | Staff
    Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to remove the flag from our capitol grounds,” said Haley, who is the state’s first non-white governor. WASHINGTON – Growing outrage against a slavery-era Confederate flag, artfully channeled by South Carolina’s governor Nikki Haley, nee Nimrata Randhawa, following last week’s racist-terrorist attack in Charleston, has pitch-forked the Indian-American politician into being talked up as a potential Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2016. The flag, seen by many as a symbol of the slavery-supporting confederate states that were defeated in the American...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley on 2016: A fan of Bush, other governors

    06/27/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Back in 2010, when the governor of South Carolina was merely "Nikki Who?," running behind in a four-person Republican primary with her top supporter mired in scandal, Jeb Bush gave her some advice. (SNIP) In January, she said, Romney called her to tell her he was thinking about a run in 2016 as well. But before they could schedule a meeting to discuss it further, he announced he would not run. "I’m still heartbroken that he didn’t win last time," Haley said. "Having said that, it’s a new year, it’s a new day, it’s a new time. We’ve gone through...
  • The Confederate Flag Doesn’t Belong in a Museum

    06/26/2015 5:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2015 | Aleia Brown, Currator at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
    Finding the proper home for this symbol of oppression isn’t as simple as politicians keep saying it is.In the aftermath of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that claimed the lives of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, politicians from both sides of the aisle have called for the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol to come down. A common theme of these calls to lower the flag has been the suggestion that this symbol of America’s racist past belongs not on a flagpole on public land but in a...
  • Memo to: Nikki Haley (and the rest of the GOP) –Thanks for opening the flood gates.

    06/25/2015 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 62 replies
    6/25/2015 | Self
    Dear Ms. Haley: Has it dawned on you that you cannot – repeat - Cannot placate a mob of leftists bent on the destruction of freedom? That should have been obvious to you BEFORE your pandered to the masses. But alas, it should be readily apparent to you NOW. You could have simply waited a few news cycles and the whole thing would have blown over with the media chasing after yet another squirrel. This is what Communists on the Country’s left do all the time – they Stonewall (oops! Can I even use that expression any more?) delay and...
  • How Republicans pulled a fast one with the Confederate flag

    06/25/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24 June 15 | Charles D. Ellison
    It's the capture-the-flag you never saw coming. In a shrewdly mapped play, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's (R) call to remove the flapping Confederate rebel jack from state capitol grounds suddenly prompted an entire party to reverse course on the issue. And after years of happily whistling political Dixie as part of its mad racial plan for Southern domination, the Republican Party backed away from this in an unprecedentedly humble about face. If presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was calling it a non-issue on Sunday, there's now a good chance he might find a convenient backtrack moment...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley’s stock rises amid flag furor

    06/24/2015 2:09:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 06/24/2015 | By Niall Stanage
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is attracting widespread praise for leading the bipartisan effort to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse. Haley’s swift response has put her back in the national spotlight, stoking speculation that she could be the vice presidential nominee on the GOP’s 2016 presidential ticket. The 43-year-old governor saved her party from divisive bickering and damaging headlines that could have lingered for months. While other prominent Republicans hemmed and hawed, Haley was clear at her press conference Monday that the flag must come down. Defenders of the flag, meanwhile, largely remained...
  • The Hill: Nikki Haley is the ‘Republican Wonder Woman of Color’

    06/24/2015 9:51:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jammie
    The media is really covering itself in glory these days. Just yesterday the Washington Post well full on racist against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and today The Hill ran with this nonsense from an obvious black racist who clearly hasn’t been able to comprehend what’s gone on the past few days. It’s the capture-the-flag you never saw coming.In a shrewdly mapped play, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) call to remove the flapping Confederate rebel jack from state capitol grounds suddenly prompted an entire party to reverse course on the issue. And after years of happily whistling political Dixie as...
  • Ann Coulter: Nikki Haley ‘Is an Immigrant and Does Not Understand America’s History’ [Watch Video]

    06/24/2015 7:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/24/2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Last year, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley dismissed the Confederate flag as an issue for the state to be concerned about. But in the wake of the Charleston church shooting, with renewed attention on what the Confederate flag symbolizes, Haley––flanked by a score of South Carolina legislators––announced that they all support efforts to take down the Confederate flag from the state capitol. Ann Coulter appeared with Kennedy on Fox Business Network tonight and said that there are a lot of people getting the history of that flag wrote, as well as ignoring the Democrats’ history with the Confederacy, the flag,...
  • What GOP Candidates Need To Speak To, Now

    06/24/2015 5:19:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    "This is not about guns. This is about evil. Here at home, and evil abroad." No GOP candidate for president has yet used those words but I hope some and perhaps all of them will before a week or more passes. I do not fault any of them as they have waited on Governor Haley to make her declaration about the flag of the Confederacy that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state house. Governor Haley's actions and words Monday were powerful because they were not the consequence of demands made on her by her colleagues from other...
  • REPUBLICANS CAVE LEFT AGAIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITH 'CONSERVATIVE MEDIA' SPINNING THE WITCH HUNT

    06/23/2015 4:41:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 48 replies
    6/23/2015 | Self
    "The Confederate Flag Is The Legacy Of Democrats, Not Republicans" was the word put out by Rush Limbaugh just hours before Republican Governor Nikki Haley appeared with Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to call for removal of the Confederate Flag from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia, SC. Atlanta talk show host Erick Erickson of RedState.com also came out for flag removal. Posters here on FR have amplified their views. Much of the spin again associates Democrats with the Confederate Flag to justify the latest cave in to Leftist pressure. But I remember one such Democrat from South Carolina,...
  • South Carolina lawmakers push for Confederate flag debate

    06/23/2015 9:54:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Jun 23, 2015
    South Carolina lawmakers plan to introduce a resolution on Tuesday to begin a debate on removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds following the killings last week of nine African-American churchgoers allegedly by a white gunman. Doug Brannon, a Republican House member, has said he plans to introduce the legislation this summer. It would take approval of a two-thirds majority vote by both chambers of the legislature to undo the state law that requires the flag at the capital.
  • 8 things you didn’t know about the Confederate flag

    06/23/2015 10:25:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PBS ^ | June 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM EDT 06/23/2015 | BY Daniel Costa-Roberts June 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM EDT
    <p>Following the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday in which a gunman shot and killed nine people attending bible study at a historic black church, the Confederate battle flag — also called the rebel flag, the southern cross and the Dixie flag — has been the subject of contentious debate.</p>
  • Congratulations! You Oppose The Confederate Flag. Now What?

    06/23/2015 11:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/23/2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    The U.S. Civil War was a war that never should have been fought. Some 620,000 men died because slavery, an inhumane and evil practice, was permitted in many portions of this country. The South gets most of the blame for that, but the north benefited from the regime as well, even though it didn’t directly practice enslavement at the time of the war. I used to think the war was a bit more complicated than I do now, having had my mind changed thanks to some relatively recent guided readings of President Abraham Lincoln. But long story short, the...
  • How Nikki Haley saved the GOP

    06/23/2015 11:36:32 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    The Week ^ | june 23, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    "We are not going to allow this symbol to divide us any longer," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said Monday afternoon, in a televised address to the nation, of the soon-to-be-retired Confederate flag that has flown on the state capitol grounds for decades. And so long as GOP state legislators follow their governor and their party, after 150 years, South Carolina will no longer endorse the Confederate battle flag, but will consign it to a museum to recognize, as Haley emphasized in her address, its place in the state's history.
  • S.C. Gov. Haley says 'time has come' to remove Confederate flag from state buildings

    06/22/2015 3:37:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/22/2015
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. The Republican's about-face comes after nine black church members were gunned down, allegedly by a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy. "150 years after the end of the Civil War, the time has come," Haley said after rousing applause, surrounded by Democrats and Republican lawmakers. "That flag, while an integral part of the past,...
  • Source: Haley formulating plan to remove Confederate flag from State House

    06/22/2015 10:13:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 75 replies
    Live5news.com ^ | 06/22/2015 | Jeremy Turnage
    A source close to the situation says Gov. Nikki Haley is formulating a plan with State House leaders to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Details are limited, but Haley is holding a news conference on Monday at 4 p.m., according to a release from the governor's office. The governor's office stopped short of saying the reasons for the news conference. South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas has already called for "swift resolution" on the Confederate flag issue.
  • Why Nikki Haley is smart to want to remove South Carolina’s Confederate flag

    06/22/2015 11:48:57 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 277 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/22/15 | Philip Bump
    <p>During a press conference on Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley will ask that the Confederate flag on the grounds of South Carolina's capitol be removed, according to the Post and Courier. The move from the popular governor (reelected last year by 15 points and with 79 percent approval last April) will almost certainly help encourage the state legislature to vote for removal. As it stands, the legislature needs a two-thirds vote to make that happen -- a high bar.</p>
  • Report: Nikki Haley to call for Confederate flag’s removal as SC legislature mulls action

    06/22/2015 11:37:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 87 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2015 | Allahpundit
    As recently as eight months ago, at a gubernatorial debate, Haley answered her Democratic opponent’s call to take down the flag by countering that none of the CEOs who’ve brought their businesses to the state seemed to have any issue with it. That may be about to be change, though — protests to burn the flag on Saturday are already picking up steam on Facebook — so evidently Haley’s position will change with it. Last year 61 percent of South Carolinians supported keeping the flag in place on the state house grounds, but Haley’s term-limited as governor and is probably...
  • South Carolina governor says Charleston massacre gunman should 'absolutely' be put to death...

    06/21/2015 2:22:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Associated Press
    Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the gunman 'absolutely' should be put to death. However, the state, though largely pro-death penalty, cannot secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and has not executed an inmate since 2011. Any potential execution order for Dylann Storm Roof, 21, would be years away. He is charged with nine counts of murder in Wednesday's killing spree at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. He appeared briefly before a judge on Friday and his next court appearance is...
  • WAR ON WOMEN… South Carolina Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Calls Nikki Haley a WHORE (Video)

    10/25/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    War on Women— Don’t expect the far left feminist groups to condemn this.South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Vincent Shaheen, called Republican Governor Nikki Haley a “whore” during a stump speech this week.Then he starts chuckling about it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLwiKhGtcHgBreitbart reported: While giving a get-out-the-vote speech at a Florence, South Carolina political event, Democrat gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Vincent Shaheen, told cheering fans of his opponent, sitting Republican governor Nikki Haley, “We are going to escort whore out the door.” He then seemed to correct himself by exchanging the word “whore” with “her” while sharing knowing smiles and laughs with the...
  • SC Gov. Haley predicts workers at planned Volvo plant will drive UAW away

    06/02/2015 1:02:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Volvo's choice of right-to-work state South Carolina for its $500 million assembly plant puts the Swedish car maker on a collision course with the United Auto Workers, but Gov. Nikki Haley predicts the union will be the latest labor organization to find itself unwelcome in the Palmetto State. The company announced last week plans for its first facility in North America, a plant that will employ up to 2,000 workers and turn out 100,000 cars per year. Haley, an outspoken critic of unions, has made it clear the union is unwelcome, but United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said his...
  • What vision will the GOP field of presidential candidates offer?: Erick Erickson

    05/15/2015 5:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 15, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    A surreal moment passed for me this week with several press reports about presidential candidates heading to Atlanta in August this year. Six years ago in Atlanta, a group of online political activists got together in person. They had been online collaborators among the Republican grassroots for six years without ever having met face to face. In May 2009, I put up a post at RedState.com, where I had taken over the helm as editor-in-chief. "Who wants to get together for a beer in Atlanta?" I asked. More than 500 people said yes. I scrambled. My friend Caleb Howe volunteered...
  • Cruz, Perry, Santorum to speak at weekend SC GOP events

    05/02/2015 9:26:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 01, 2015 3:46 AM PDT | Dal Kalsi
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will attend events in South Carolina Friday and Saturday along with state GOP leaders and former presidential candidates Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.All three men are expected to speak at the SC Republican Party's 48th Annual Silver Elephant Dinner in Columbia Friday night,Governor Nikki Haley and U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are also expected to speak at the event.The dinner, which is advertised as the largest and most prestigious Republican gathering in South Carolina will be held in honor of the late Gov. Jim Edwards, who served as the 110th governor of South...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nation’s top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential race—with, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 15 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • Ted Cruz To Attend SC Tea Party Convention

    12/31/2014 5:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    FITS News ^ | December 31, 2014
    TEXAN LOOKING TO SHORE UP “CONSERVATIVE” SUPPORT IN PALMETTO STATE. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will attend the 2015 South Carolina Tea Party convention next month, sources close to the event tell FITS. The Texan – who along with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is seeking to emerge as a leading alternative to the GOP “establishment” – is the third presumptive “Republican” presidential prospect to commit to the event, which is being held in mid-January in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Also attending? Social conservative Rick Santorum – who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination in 2012 – and neurosurgeon/ author Ben Carson, who...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • Haley's political comet soars ahead of her India visit (Gov. Nikki Haley)

    11/09/2014 8:57:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    When Ajit Randhawa's daughters Simmi and Nikki entered the Little Miss Bamberg school pageant in the small South Carolina town in the 1970s, the community was confused. They elected only a white queen and a black queen, and the Randhawa kids, immigrant children from Punjab, were neither. Undeterred, five year old Nikki, short for Nimrata, belted out the Woody Guthrie epic "This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to New York Island," the ultimate folksy tribute to Americana, before stomping off. That little girl, now the 42-year young governor of South Carolina and a rising...
  • Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

    11/04/2014 7:58:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 04 November 2014
    South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction. The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012. In this year's midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson. The election was only to fill the last two years of DeMint's term. Scott will have to run again in 2016 in order to earn a full six-year term. Scott's win also made him the first African-American in U.S. history to be elected to both the House and the...
  • Now, SC Gov. Haley faces choices (Projected to win re-election)

    11/04/2014 6:54:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The State / The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2014 | Andrew Shain and Bruce Smith
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — By winning re-election Tuesday, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley became just the fourth S.C. governor elected to a second term in office. But as the 42-year-old Bamberg native prepares to push workforce training and road-repair plans when the General Assembly reconvenes in January, political observers and allies wonder if Haley will finish her final four-year go-around. A handful of 2016 GOP White House hopefuls already are courting Haley, whose endorsement could help them in South Carolina’s first in the South presidential primary.....
  • Classy SC Democratic gubernatorial candidateon what should be done with Nikki Haley...

    10/26/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    "We are going to escort whore out the door."His reaction afterward?No oops...just laughter. Wow.Speaking of war on women...sheesh
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley: ‘We Will No Longer Educate Children … ’

    06/09/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Every now and then, 140 characters are just not enough. Surely there are some children out there who could educate Nikki Haley and her social media team about the dangers of linking one's Twitter account with Instagram, because sometimes ... oh, never mind. They'll figure it out eventually.
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • President Obama Threatens Governors, Says They Will Hear From Him

    03/01/2014 3:13:31 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 47 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/01/14 | LD Jackson
    Last weekend's meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Governors Association was covered as a genial meeting of the governors with President Obama. I believe I have heard it described as positive and constructive. As it turns out, and is now being revealed, those adjectives do not seem to apply. Not at all. What really happened is something that many of us have grown to expect from President Obama. He has his say about any given issue and tries to bully the rest of the room into submission. Some of the governors in the meeting have been polite about the...
  • ARMY CUTS WILL TAKE IT BACK TO PRE-WORLD WAR II LEVELS

    02/25/2014 3:26:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | John Hayward
    As Luke Skywalker said when he got his first look at the Death Star, “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.” AFP reports on plans to take the U.S. Army back to pre-World War II levels – which, as you may recall, turned out to be a problem when World War II rolled around. The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Saying it was time to “reset” for a new era, Defense...
  • Nikki Haley: Unions Aren't Welcome In South Carolina

    02/23/2014 1:36:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    <p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley didn’t mince words when she spoke about unions at an automotive conference in Greenville this week. The state loves its manufacturing jobs from BMW, Michelin and Boeing and welcomes more, she explained, but not if they’re bringing a unionized workforce with them.</p>
  • SC Gov. Haley says she backs carrying firearms without permits, training

    02/12/2014 6:57:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The State ^ | February 11, 2014 | Jamie Self
    COLUMBIA, SC — S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she backs a proposal that would make it legal for most South Carolinians to carry guns – concealed or in the open – without a permit or the training that the state currently requires. Haley made her comments after she signed into law a bill that allows gun owners with licenses to carry concealed weapons into businesses that serve alcohol – restaurants and bars – as long as they do not drink alcohol and the businesses did not bar guns. After signing the restaurant and bar bill, Haley said she...
  • 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.  ...
  • Palin, McCain, and the Difference between Support and Agreement

    01/28/2014 6:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | January 28, 2014 | Whitney Pitcher
    Yesterday Governor Palin penned a post on her Facebook page expressing her support of Senator McCain in the face of censure by his own party in Arizona. In many ways, it echoed the op-ed she wrote for the Arizona Central when she endorsed Senator McCain’s re-election nearly four years ago. Governor Palin’s support of Senator McCain shows far more of her character than of his merit. As Governor Palin wrote last night: We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much...
  • South Carolina Set to Block Implementation of Obamacare

    12/25/2013 7:15:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 24, 2013 - 11:05 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In January, when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect, South Carolina’s Republican-led state Senate is scheduled to vote on fast-tracked legislation that would prohibit all state agencies, public officials and state employees from implementing the federal health care law. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who has been a vocal opponent of Obamacare, is expected to sign the South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act (H 3101), which could become a model for other states. […] The bill would forbid state employees from participating in federally mandated insurance exchanges, and reimburse individuals in the form of a...