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  • Poll: Trump is Party Pick, but Loses in General Election (Does best against Bernie Sanders

    07/30/2015 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 (7:15 AM ET) | Courtney Such
    ... Trump may have surged ahead of the 2016 Republican candidates, but if he ever became the GOP nominee, the nation would vote Democrat. He earned 20 percent favorability among the Republicans in a new poll [URL at link] - the largest favorability in the party that the Quinnipiac University poll has ever seen. Following behind him are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. ... Yet Trump's own party put him at the top of the "no way" list. Thirty percent of Republicans respondents said they would "definitely not support"...
  • IS A CRIMINAL PROBE OF CLINTON NEAR?

    07/28/2015 3:46:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The U.S. Department of Justice has been asked to open a criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information in emails she sent through her unauthorized, insecure private email server.
  • A Clinton Story Fraught With Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next?

    07/27/2015 11:43:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Margaret Sullivan
    The story certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Justice Department was being sought by two federal inspectors general over her email practices while secretary of state. It’s hard to imagine a much more significant political story at this moment, given that she is the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. The story – a Times exclusive — appeared high on the home page and the mobile app late Thursday and on Friday and then was displayed with a three-column headline on the front page in Friday’s paper. The online headline...
  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans (Same % as PPP Poll & down from 24% on 7/20

    07/27/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Staff
    Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush... Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15%, was within the poll's margin of error. ...
  • The Little Führer: A day in the life of the newest leader of white nationalists

    07/26/2015 7:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 26, 2015 | Vegas Tenold
    ate at night on June 17, after he and his wife had gone to bed, Matthew Heimbach’s phone rang on his nightstand. On the other end of the line was a man from the South Carolina field office of the FBI. The man asked Heimbach if he knew a man called Dylann Roof and, if so, if he knew where Roof was. Heimbach told the officer that he had never heard of Roof and wondered what the call was about. Without explaining further, the officer thanked him and hung up. “That’s when things got weird,” Heimbach says. Soon calls were...
  • 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...
  • Kerry has ‘intense exchange’ with Jewish leaders over Iran deal

    07/26/2015 10:31:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Geoff Earle and Kevin Fasick
    Secretary of State John Kerry had an “intense exchange” when he tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical Jewish leaders in New York on Friday.A day after GOP senators blasted him for getting “fleeced” by Iran, Kerry faced another tough crowd in a closed-door meeting with about 120 Jewish leaders at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.“It was very intense exchange, serious exchange,” the group’s vice chairman, Malcolm Hoenlein, told The Post.Kerry spoke from a podium and fielded pointed questions from a crowd of Israel supporters concerned that the deal could allow Iran to get...
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Faces Potential Minefield With Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

    07/26/2015 11:30:46 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 38 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 26 Mul 15 | PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE
    The latest controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email system while secretary of state is not only a possible drag on her presidential campaign, but it also creates a potential headache for Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The inspectors general for the State Department and intelligence community on Friday disclosed that an internal review of Clinton's system concluded some emails contained classified information and that the inspectors general had sent a non-criminal "referral" to the Justice Department over the matter.
  • “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obama’s voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political system’s inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • Clinton: I did not send or get classified emails on private account

    07/25/2015 6:28:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/25/15 | Alana Wise
    U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that she did not use a private email account to send or receive classified information while she was secretary of state, in response to a government inspector's letter this week. "I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time," Clinton said at a campaign stop in Iowa. The email controversy has dogged Clinton's bid for the presidency, fuelling worries that the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination has tried to sidestep transparency and record-keeping laws. At least four emails from the private email account that Clinton used while secretary...
  • Trump: Clinton email scandal is 'very serious' and 'very criminal'

    07/25/2015 5:25:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25 2015 | The Hill
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Saturday seized on new reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is under criminal investigation for her private email server, warning that “bad things have to happen.” “I don’t know how a person with that cloud over their head can actually be running for president,” Trump told a rally in Iowa. “If the prosecutors are honorable, if they’re fair, they’re just, sadly, bad things have to happen because what she did is very serious and very criminal,” he said.
  • Hillary Clinton accepts invitation to testify before Benghazi committee

    07/25/2015 10:25:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton accepted on Friday an invitation to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October. Chairman Trey Gowdy asked Clinton to appear before the committee earlier this week, according to campaign spokesman Nick Merrill. Merrill also disputed media reports that Clinton had handled classified information improperly on her private email server, which prompted two inspectors general to refer the matter to the Justice Department for a possible criminal investigation. "Friday began with the printing of a story that was false," Merrill said in a statement. "Entities from the highest levels of two branches of government have now...
  • ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Hillary Clinton addresses nation’s racial inequality in meeting ...

    07/25/2015 12:58:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2015 | Cameron Joseph
    Complete Headline: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Hillary Clinton addresses nation’s racial inequality in meeting with South Carolina Democrats Hillary Clinton declared that "black lives matter" in South Carolina Thursday, as she repeatedly stressed that endemic racism must be tackled by government. "This is not just a slogan, this should be a guiding principle," she told a gathering of 400 local Democrats, many of them mayors and many of them African-American. "We have to also acknowledge we have some serious problems with race and justice and systemic racism which unfortunately is all too often present." [Snip] Clinton has been focusing heavily on...
  • Obama Administration Restricts Investigative Powers Of Inspectors General

    07/24/2015 9:22:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times
    July 23, 2015 The Obama administration formally announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information — an action that severely limits the watchdogs’ oversight capabilities, independence and power to uncover fraud. An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, says the Inspector General Act of 1978 — which was written by Congress to create the government watchdogs in order to help maintain integrity within their agencies — does not have the authority to override nondisclosure provisions in other laws, most...
  • Man drives several hours to fix grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave

    07/24/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    WREG.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | JESSICA GERTLER
    Some people are calling a religious group vandals and claim they broke the law when they dug up a patch of grass next to a Confederate general’s grave in a Memphis park Wednesday. Thursday, a man drove hundreds of miles to plant new grass. “When I saw this last night, my wife couldn’t understand why I was shaking so badly,” Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREG’s story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave. The group called the move symbolic, and said they’re standing up...
  • Ted Cruz on Lindsey Graham-Donald Trump Feud: ‘Who Cares?’

    07/23/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 07/23/2015 | Nicole Puglise
    Ted Cruz has a lot of “friends.”The Texas firebrand known for throwing Republican leadership under the bus on a regular basis dismissed the feud between Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump in a scrum with reporters Wednesday. That feud, of course, includes Graham’s charge of Trump being a “jackass” and Trump’s retaliation of giving out the phone number for Graham’s old-fashioned flip-phone.“Who cares?” Cruz said. “Let’s focus on the issues that matter for the American people.”Cruz had just presided over a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Supreme Court activism. The presidential hopeful was asked about his proposed Supreme Court reforms — he...
  • What do you think about this that Donald Trump did?

    07/22/2015 12:28:10 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | Greta Van Susteren
    Was Donald Trump giving out Senator Lindsey Graham's cell phone number on the air crossing the line?
  • Trump Trolls Back at Rick Perry with Photo of Him ‘Begging for My Support and Money’

    07/22/2015 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 75 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Andrew Husband
    Donald Trump does the same thing whenever he trolls the other GOP candidates. He talks about his money and influence, and how his competitors once tried to dip their hands in the “Trump Honeypot.” Or as Trump himself said at his candidacy announcement in June, “I’m really rich!” He did it to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) on Tuesday when, in response to Graham’s “jackass” comment on Monday, he gave out the senator’s personal phone number. Meanwhile, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s campaign team began tweeting screenshots of old tweets in which Trump threw his hat in the ring for...
  • 'I did it for fun': Donald Trump on giving out rival Lindsey Graham's phone number

    07/22/2015 7:35:12 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 34 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 7/22 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate developer Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had no regrets about announcing the personal cell-phone number of a rival presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), at a rally. "I did it for fun, and everybody had a good time," Trump said in a "Fox & Friends" interview. Trump raised eyebrows Tuesday when, in the middle of a speech in Graham's home state, he mocked the senator for once reaching out to him for help. "He called me four years ago, ... I didn't even know who he was," Trump declared, holding up a piece of paper with Graham's...
  • Clinton depositions blocked by judge

    07/22/2015 8:22:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization​.​ The conservative watchdog group​ Freedom ​Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week. U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks granted a protective order requested by the Clintons’ lawyers that blocked the depositions until the court resolves their pending motion to dismiss the case and halt discovery. The judge’s order did not include the reasoning for...
  • ‘Have It By Next Week…Do You Hear Me?’: Judge Has Absolutely Had It With the State(T)

    07/22/2015 8:53:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jason Howerton
    A federal judge scolded State Department attorneys during a tense hearing last week, ordering officials to produce Hillary Clinton-related records that The Associated Press has been requesting for years. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he wants to “find out what’s been going on” at the State Department,” or rather, “what’s not been going on over there” that the AP’s records requests have been ignored for four years, Politico reported. The news publication is reportedly seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her former top staffers.
  • Jeb Bush turns on the snark (Spartanburg, SC crowd of 200)

    07/21/2015 6:54:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The experienced, accessible and disciplined candidate gets sarcastic in South Carolina. Jeb Bush said he’d give John Kasich a shout-out from the debate stage if the Ohio governor doesn’t make the cut. He publicly lamented the media’s obsession with Donald Trump. He even mocked the notion that his family lineage means he’s been waiting his whole life to become president. “It’s not like I’ve been kind of in some test tube waiting for my chance now, the third Bush,” he quipped. “I’ve actually had a life.” The 200 people who showed up here Tuesday afternoon got a glimpse of a...
  • Jeb Bush Campaigns in Upstate; Asks Not To Be Judged by Last Name (Spartanburg, SC 100+ people!)

    07/22/2015 5:11:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    WLOS ^ | July 21, 2015 | WLOS
    More than 100 people turned out to hear Jeb Bush campaign on Tuesday. Bush told the crowd the Republican party will not win the election if it doesn't become more inclusive and spoke to the crowd about hope. "This will be the greatest time to be alive. I wake up each day thinking that," Bush said. He talked about creating change. "A Republican president, and I hope to be that Republican president, will actually, fasten your seat belts here; this may be a radical idea, may have to talk to somebody who doesn't agree with them," Bush said.
  • TRUMP: DEM AGENT PROVOCATEUR STRUTTING IN OPEN SIGHT

    07/22/2015 2:25:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    FoxRadio.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Gibson
    I'm feeling a bit Onion-y today and consequently I must offer a explanation–a theory–about what we are seeing these days in this hallucinogenic political season. Now that Donald Trump has taken the lead in the latest Fox poll, it’s time to call this perverse reality show for what it really is. Trump is working for his friend Hillary Clinton’s landslide election.
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • O’REILLY: MEDIA DESPISES TRUMP BECAUSE ‘HE HAS NO FEAR,’ DOESN’T CENSOR SELF, ISN’T INTIMIDATED

    07/22/2015 12:44:01 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly said the media despises Donald Trump because “he has no fear, he could not care less about censoring himself, and the press does not intimidate him.” on Tuesday. O’Reilly said his “tip of the day” of the day was, “The media despising Donald Trump, and here’s why: He has no fear, he could not care less about censoring himself, and the press does not intimidate him.” He continued, that the media feel the need to “punish” Trump for being “disrespectful and not cowering before them.”
  • Fox's O'Reilly: News media want to 'punish' Trump for 'not cowering'

    07/21/2015 10:56:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    All the negative press Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is facing lately is the result of a national press out to get him and "not looking out" for the American public. That's according to Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. On his show Tuesday, O'Reilly said Trump is getting a raw deal from the national press because he isn't "cowering before them." "He has no fear," said O'Reilly, who has been known to attend sporting events with Trump. "He could not care less about censoring himself and the press does not intimidate him. So because of that approach, the media believe...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Photo of Black Cop Helping Man With Racist T-Shirt at KKK Rally Goes Viral

    07/21/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Seanna Adcox
    The South Carolina public safety official says he hopes “this photo will be a catalyst for people to work to overcome some of the hatred and violence we have seen in our country in recent weeks.”The black director of South Carolina’s public safety agency said Monday he was surprised a photo showing him helping a white man wearing a racist T-shirt went viral. But now that it has, he is hoping it will be a catalyst for people to work toward overcoming hatred and violence. Leroy Smith said in a statement that the photo, taken at a Ku Klux Klan...
  • Donald Trump Full Speech in South Carolina 7/21/2015 - 2016 Presidential Campaign Rally

    07/21/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Youtube/YouGotNews ^ | 7-21-2015 | YouGotNews
    July 21, 2015Donald Trump Full Speech in South Carolina 7/21/2015 - 2016 Presidential Campaign RallyCLICK Title for full Video Donald Trump Attacks Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes. Unrepentant, unleashed, on attack. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Bluffton, S.C., at a campaign event July 21st 2015. During the speech Donald Trump gives out his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number to millions of his supporters. Trump explained that the Graham gave him the cell phone number “three or four years ago." Graham called Trump, hoping the bussiness mogel could help him get on Fox News. Trump...
  • Donald Trump Heaps Insults on Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes

    07/21/2015 12:26:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 150 replies
    Time ^ | 7/21/15 | Michael Scherer
    A triumphant and unrepentant Donald Trump launched a barrage of personal attacks and name-calling on his campaign rivals Tuesday, most notably calling South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham an “idiot” handing out Graham’s cell phone number to the whole world He dismissed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “weak on immigration,” and mocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s glasses and Hillary Clinton’s hand wave. “What a stiff, what a stiff, Lindsey Graham. By the way he has registered zero in the polls,” Trump said, at an appearance in Bluffton, S.C. “A total lightweight. In the private sector, he couldn’t get a job.”...
  • Jeb Bush On Presidential Rivals: Either Show Up For Votes Or Resign From The Senate

    07/21/2015 11:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/21/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his opponents for the presidency shouldn’t be missing votes in the Senate or they should “resign, you know.” “No, I’m really kind of saying the system itself is the problem,” Bush told radio host Michael Medved when asked if his speech Monday on changing Washington was aimed at his presidential rivals who are currently in the Senate. Bush, speaking in Florida on Monday, gave a broad speech how he would bring changes to what he termed “Mount Washington” if elected. Bush said he would push for a balanced budget, an “unequivocal six-year ban on...
  • Donald Trump Reads Out Lindsey Graham's Phone Number at a Campaign Stop (Link Only)

    07/21/2015 11:19:51 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 119 replies
    Link Only - Bloomberg ^ | Jul 21, 2015 11:56 AM CDT
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-21/trump-publicizes-phone-number-he-says-belongs-to-lindsey-graham?cmpid=yhoo
  • Donald Trump Gave Out Lindsey Graham’s Personal Cell Number to America

    07/21/2015 10:40:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 145 replies
    Speaking in front of hundreds at a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump read a number he said people could use to reach South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s private cell phone. Trump and Graham have engaged in an ongoing feud in the past few days as they battle for the Republican presidential nomination. In Trump’s speech Tuesday, he called Graham an “idiot,” after Graham called him a “jackass,” in an interview Monday with CNN’s Kate Bolduan. Trump gave out the number and urged attendees to call it. “Give it a shot,” Trump said, urging people to call the...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Gains Yet Shows Vulnerability In GOP Race

    07/21/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 108 replies
    KMBZ ^ | 7/21/2015 | Staff
    Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the GOP primary in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll... That's even though a majority of Americans, including most Republicans, say Trump does not represent the Republican Party's core values, and six in 10 overall -- including three in 10 in his own party -- say they wouldn't consider him for president were he the GOP nominee. ... How long the Trump surge will last is an open question; this poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday before his controversial criticism Saturday of Sen. John McCain's status as a war hero. And Trump's support...
  • Tom Rice | International Drive another badly needed project delayed [by environMENTALists]

    07/21/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tom Rice
    I was interested to read the article from The Sun News on Thursday about the last-minute delay of the permit to pave International Drive. This project will take thousands of cars off of the gridlock of Highway 501, and relieve congestion in Carolina Forest. On the day before we were to receive the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coastal Conservation League filed an appeal. It seems they want the road to be redesigned to include multiple bear crossings, at a cost of millions of dollars to the taxpayers of Horry County. That’s millions of scarce taxpayer dollars...
  • Dozens of trucks with Confederate flags drive through SC town (Summerville SC)

    07/20/2015 3:01:56 PM PDT · by euram · 15 replies
    WCBD-TV ^ | July 12 2015 | WCBD-TV
    SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) — Dozens of trucks with the Confederate Flag flying from the back met in Summerville Saturday afternoon.
  • Congressman Jeff Duncan Announces Ted Cruz as First Confirmed Speaker for 5th Annual Faith & [tru]

    07/20/2015 12:02:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Congressman Jeff Duncan Announces Ted Cruz as First Confirmed Speaker for 5th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ on Monday, August 24, 2015 Anderson, SC-South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan announced today that US Senator and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be one of the special guests at this year's 5th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ. "Senator Cruz has been a strong voice for the people in Washington, and I'm looking forward to bringing him to South Carolina for this important event," said Duncan. Duncan used a combination of public feedback and consideration of previous event speakers to help determine who would...
  • NY Times blistering critique of Hillary Clinton is journalism at its finest

    07/20/2015 8:56:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-20-15 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a brief time this year when it almost seemed like the nation’s biggest newspapers, including the Gray Lady, were going to be giving Hillary Clinton the same level of required scrutiny which should apply to every candidate for elected office. It came when they actually covered the email server story and went into a fair amount of depth on it. Of course, it would have been embarrassing in the extreme to not do so, since everyone else on the planet was talking about it. But all good things must come to an end, as they say, and New...
  • KKK and Black Panthers hold rallies at South Carolina Capitol, supporters clash

    07/19/2015 11:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/19/2015 | Ed Payne
    Supporters of the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Panthers clashed outside the South Carolina Capitol in Columbia on Saturday. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported five arrests. Seven people were transported by ambulances for medical treatment. Both the Loyal White Knights of the KKK and the New Black Panther Party held rallies on the statehouse grounds. The KKK rally in support of the Confederate flag came a week and a day after the flag was removed from outside the Capitol building. "The Confederate flag does not represent hate. A lot of Americans died for that flag," one...
  • Cruz Tapped to Headline S.C. Faith & Freedom Event

    07/19/2015 11:34:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 19, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Ted Cruz is getting a boost in South Carolina from Rep. Jeff Duncan, who on Monday will announce Cruz as the first headliner for his Faith & Freedom BBQ next month. The event, which in five years has ballooned to the largest Republican event in the Palmetto State, will present a key opportunity for GOP presidential candidates to connect with conservative voters in a state that will help decide the Republican nominee. But, unlike at many party events, where often all candidates are invited to speak, Duncan will this year select only three or four of his favorite Republican contenders,...
  • Angry Clashes in S. Carolina - KKK and Black Panthers

    07/19/2015 7:15:25 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies
    DailyMail.com/UK ^ | July 18, 2015 | Mia de Graaf
    Angry clashes have erupted between members of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party as both groups rally at the South Carolina statehouse. Confederate flags were stolen and ripped up to cheers and applause from the New Black Panther demonstrators - while KKK members stood on the steps of the capitol performing Nazi salutes. The white supremacists came out in force on Saturday afternoon to condemn the governor's decision to remove the Confederate Flag due to its associations with racial hatred. Countering their demonstration, around 400 people with links to the New Black Panther Party marched in...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham comes out swinging against Donald Trump's McCain comments

    07/18/2015 5:11:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    WISTV.com ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jeremy Turnage
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Just hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a controversial comment about 2008 presidential candidate John McCain's military record, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham came out swinging in defense of McCain. Additional Links Trump on John McCain: 'I like people who weren't captured' The Latest: Rick Santorum favors curbs on legal immigration Trump, in a campaign visit in Iowa, told a crowd of supporters he was not a fan of McCain. “He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said. “I like people who weren’t captured.” In a series of tweets posted to...
  • Trouble Ahead? KKK & African American Group Plan Opposing Protests At South Carolina Capitol

    07/18/2015 11:44:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
    We’ve written quite a bit about worsening race relations in America over the past several months. As Robert Putnam recently made clear with "Our Kids”", the real threat to the fabric of American society may be the growing class divide and indeed, the post-crisis monetary policies that have served to exacerbate the disparity between the rich and everyone else have a polarizing effect, as Main Street watches helplessly while the very same bankers who took taxpayer money in 2008 become billionaires on the back of the Fed’s printing press. And while it might very well be that America’s future is...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Flags on I-77 honor fallen Chattanooga Marines

    07/17/2015 5:54:08 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 07/17/15 | Rock Hill Herald
    I am standing across the street waving the tallest Marine Corps flag you see. We did this to bring honor to the fallen Marines from their murder yesterday in Chattanooga.
  • Can Walker Hit South Carolina's Sweet Spot?

    07/17/2015 3:50:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    KAUF ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    Scorching temperatures near the triple digits weren't driving away the 325 people gathered to hear Scott Walker speak at a Lexington, S.C., barbecue joint Wednesday. Packed under an open-air porch with fans that were hardly helping, the heat didn't seem to affect the enthusiasm for the Wisconsin governor on just his second day as an announced presidential candidate — and it's the type of excitement he'll need to generate to win the important South Carolina GOP primary. Clad in his Harley boots, jeans and a button down shirt, Walker bounded onto stage that afternoon to Dirks Bentley's "I Hold On."...
  • Subprime Revisionism In Clinton’s War On Wall St.

    07/16/2015 5:10:14 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 7/15/2015 | IBD Editorial
    2016: If only Wall Street bankers had listened to St. Hillary during the subprime mortgage frenzy. She now claims she warned about the risky loans. Yep, a Clinton actually went there. Her campaign may regret it. While bashing Wall Street for risky acts and "criminal behavior," Clinton in her first economic stump speech portrayed herself as the voice of financial sanity in a casino of wild greed. "As we all know, in the years before the crash, financial firms piled risk upon risk," she intoned, "and regulators in Washington either wouldn't or couldn't keep up. "I was alarmed by this...