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  • Hillary Clinton’s legal adviser warns her — Time to lawyer up

    10/03/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | Ed Klein
    One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath. The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than 30 years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview. “This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy. “Frankly,” he continued, “I am used to my advice on legal matters...
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

    09/30/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies ^ | 9/29/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes. According to...
  • South Carolina Poll 9/30 : Trump 29 Carson 16 FioRINO 11 Cruz 8 Bush 6

    10/01/2015 2:45:57 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 63 replies
    Gravis ^ | 9/30/2015 | Gravis
    Trump 29 Carson 16 Fiorino Cruz 8 Rubio 8 Bush 6 Kasich 4
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. “As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Hillary's Claim McCarthy Benghazi Comments 'Deeply Distressing' Makes Morning Joe Laugh

    10/01/2015 5:21:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was Hillary Clinton, telling Al Sharpton of all people that she found Kevin McCarthy's comments about the Benghazi hearings "deeply distressing." That was too much for the Morning Joe panel, which just had to laugh. As John Heilemann put it, far from being distressed, Hillary surely sees McCarthy's comments—implying a political motive behind the hearings—as a Christmas and birthday gift wrapped into one that sent her "skipping through the park. View the video here.
  • Gowdy’s office denies retirement

    09/30/2015 4:58:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/30/2015 | Scott Wong
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's office said he's not leaving Congress next year, despite comments at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday that left many colleagues with the impression he was calling it quits. The South Carolina Republican stood up in the room and gave an emotional speech, telling his colleagues he loved them all but that he would not be a candidate for leadership. Instead, Gowdy said he's staying focused on leading the committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya.Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, testifies before his panel next month. “When...
  • See, I told you so: Trey Gowdy is a fake conservative

    09/30/2015 7:49:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Sep. 30, 2015
    Exhibit A: Amnesty Congressman Luis Gutierrez’ record speaks for itself, but here’s a taste: In July, Gutierrez dismissed the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city as “a little thing”… Most recently, Gutierrez proposed legislation granting illegal immigrants access to Obamacare. Trey Gowdy and Luis Gutierrez are close friends… (SNIP) After Boehner’s shocking announcement Friday, he secretly urged Gowdy to run for leader…
  • Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank...

    09/30/2015 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Alana Goodman and Lachlan Markay
    Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank to Resemble Clinton Global Initiative Hillary Clinton told donors at a private fundraiser in New York last Thursday that she plans as president to create a “national infrastructure bank” modeled on the Clinton Global Initiative, according to a recording of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. This was the first time that Clinton, who has long supported the formation of a government-controlled bank to invest in national infrastructure projects, cited the Clinton Global Initiative—the flagship arm of her family’s controversial foundation—as an investment model for her proposed...
  • All 15 GOP Candidates Meet South Carolina Deadline and Hefty Fee

    09/30/2015 11:49:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 09/30/2015 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    All fifteen major Republican presidential candidates have cleared the first important hurdle for participating in the GOP's nominating process by beating the deadline to qualify for South Carolina's primary -- and paying a hefty filing fee. The Palmetto State's deadline is Wednesday -- the first filing deadline in the nation -- and the state's Republican Party requires a $40,000 fee, which is the most expensive filing fee in the country. All the major candidates, including low-polling, lesser known candidates such as former Virginia Governor James Gilmore and former New York governor George Pataki have submitted the forms and paid. Pataki...
  • Gowdy’s office denies retirement

    09/30/2015 8:06:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/2015 | Scott Wong
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's office said he's not leaving Congress next year, despite comments at a closed-door conference meeting on Tuesday that left many colleagues with the impression he was calling it quits. The South Carolina Republican stood up in the room and gave an emotional speech, telling his colleagues he loved them all but that he would not be a candidate for leadership. Instead, Gowdy said he's staying focused on leading the committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, testifies before his panel next month. “When I’m done...
  • Lawmaker: Trey Gowdy to leave the House after 2016

    09/30/2015 7:04:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2015 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said Wednesday morning that Tea Party favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., won't run for a fourth term, and instead plans to retire at the end of the current Congress to return to his home state. "Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and God bless him for that," Fleming said on C-SPAN. When asked if that's what Gowdy has told other Republicans, Fleming confirmed it. "At the end of his term, yes," he said. "He plans to go back home, and he wants to finish his work on the Benghazi special committee. But he loves...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Kelley Paul files husband Rand's S. Carolina primary papers

    09/29/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Rand Paul is now officially a candidate in South Carolina's presidential primary. On Tuesday, Paul's wife, Kelley, stopped by South Carolina's Republican Party headquarters in Columbia to file her husband's papers to participate in the GOP nominating contest. South Carolina is home to the first Republican presidential primary in the South.
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...

    09/29/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/15 | Katie McHugh
    GOP primary contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped a critical cloture vote that allowed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, to move forward without risking a shutdown. That means Rubio and Graham, for whatever reason, skipped a key vote that would have shown where their allegiances lie regarding funding for the highly controversial abortion provider, which, based on recent undercover video investigations, is in the business of selling aborted baby body parts to the highest bidder. ........ Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, on the other hand, were present and...
  • The Disturbing Prospect of Trey Gowdy as Majority Leader (Consider the Source)

    09/29/2015 12:51:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/29/2015 | Andrew Rosenthal
    The choice House Republicans make to replace John Boehner as speaker will say a lot about how the party is going to handle its current identity crisis. Will it finally take governing seriously, or will it go on using its majority in Congress to shut down the government, hold show votes on health care reform, stymie President Obama and try to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president? The current conventional wisdom holds that the leading candidate is the majority leader, Kevin McCarthy of California. Mr. McCarthy, at least, said on Monday that it is time to stop “governing by crisis,”...
  • Far-Right Republicans in House Look to Draft Benghazi Chair as Majority Leader

    09/29/2015 11:17:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/29 | Nicky Woolf
    Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has become a rightwing folk hero for leading the crusade against Hillary Clinton over the use of her private email server The US congressman who is leading the public inquiry against Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server could continue his rambunctious rise to Washington power, if a drafting effort by the Republican far right succeeds in the wake of John Boehner’s shock resignation. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina representative and chair of the House select committee on Benghazi, has been a thorn in the side of the former secretary and current White House...
  • Jeb Bush, ‘Free Stuff’ and Black Folks

    09/28/2015 8:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2015 | Charles M. Blow
    At a campaign event in South Carolina on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked how he planned to include black people in his campaign and get them to vote for him. Bush responded, “Our message is one of hope and aspiration.” But he didn’t stop there. He continued: “It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting — that says you can achieve earned success.” There it is! If you let people talk long enough, the true self will always be revealed....
  • Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?

    03/03/2015 5:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have wondered out loud whether Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke the story about Hillary using private email during her time as Secretary of State, might be fearing "retribution" from Hillary's camp. When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken...
  • Clinton Foundation gala snubbed; Charity struggling to regain luster (done-in by do-goodism?)

    09/28/2015 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Noah Weiland
    The Clinton Foundation gala's invites were turned down by Pope Francis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill de Blasio, Janet Yellen...and all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors...b/c controversies and Hillary’s presidential campaign have made some wary of the foundation. The glitzy Clinton Global Initiative gathering w/ the lofty title “The Future of Impact,” was supposed to have been a celebration of the accomplishments of the $2-billion family-friendly "Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s" past work as it pivots towards placing Chelsea at the helm. Instead, it’s become emblematic of the foundation’s struggles to regain its luster....scaling back some of its ambitions and...
  • Lindsey Graham releases statement on Boehner resignation

    09/25/2015 6:22:26 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    WHNS Greenville, SC ^ | 09/25/2015 | Dal Kalsi
    WASHINGTON (FOX Carolina) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) released a statement Friday on Rep. John Boehner’s announcement that he will resign as Speaker of the House of Representatives. “I appreciate John Boehner’s service to our nation and his time as Speaker of the House of Representatives. I’ve known him for twenty years and he has always tried to bring about change in the best interests of our nation and party. He is a solid conservative who understands the responsibility which comes from governing. I wish him well. He will always have my respect and admiration.”
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Emails Between Hillary Clinton and Petraeus Discovered, Contradicting Her Sworn Statement

    09/25/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    Who ever knows how, or if, “the law” will apply to Democrat royalty? It sure looks as if Hillary Clinton committed perjury with her sworn statement that she turned over all of the official correspondence from her secret email server, and deleted only the yoga routines, cookie recipes, wedding reception plans, and so forth. What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the “game over” moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil: The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she...
  • Soldier’s death an accident, Lexington County (SC) officials say

    09/24/2015 5:52:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    The State ^ | September 23, 2015 | Tim Flach
    A soldier’s death while target shooting with friends last weekend was accidental, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Wednesday. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Heintz died when a .50-caliber pistol he was using recoiled and fired into him, Fisher said. There were no signs alcoholic beverages or narcotics were involved, she said. The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 1500 block of Willis Street about four miles south of Batesburg-Leesville, according to an incident report from deputies. Heintz, 44, was there with his brother, Russell, and other friends, according to a website created in his...
  • Maryland: Muslims buying row houses from city to ‘carve out a Muslim community’

    09/23/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies ^ | September 21, 2015
    A Muslim community ruled by sharia where the call to prayer sounds out five times a day, as noted in this 2014 Creeping Sharia post, Mosque to sound call to prayer in area targeted “to make Islamic community”: “…establishing Islam within the borders of the Gwynn Oaks area of Baltimore City, in accordance to the Quran and Sunnah” via the Muslim Brotherhood’s newspaper The Muslim Link – Building Community Masjid Al-Haq is located on 514 Islamic Way. It is the largest Masjid in Baltimore City. Out of state Muslim visitors are often pleasantly surprised at the masjid’s fitting street address....
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Fight breaks out at Publix deli in Temple Terrace (FL)

    09/24/2015 4:52:01 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies ^ | September 24, 2015
    TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. - A viewer took video when a fight broke out at Publix in Temple Terrace. Jessica Jordan was at Publix, and grabbed her camera phone when the fight broke out. Jordan said the fight started when an older gentleman was being loud, obnoxious, and rude to deli employees. Other shoppers took offense and exchanged words with him. The viral video shows it ended in a group brawl with people being chased around the deli and out of the store. Publix released an official statement: “An altercation occurred involving our customers. A couple of our associates placed themselves...
  • SC Filing Fee Poses Early Hurdle for GOP Campaigns

    09/23/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies ^ | 09/22/2015 | NBC News
    Every disbanded presidential campaign has a straw that broke its proverbial back. For some, that straw might end up being a $40,000 check. That's the fee to file for the Republican presidential primary ballot in South Carolina, one of the key early nominating states for would-be GOP nominees. With one of the highest filing fees in the country - and one that must be paid with campaign dollars rather than outside super PAC money - the South Carolina ballot poses an early hurdle for candidates running into money woes. Two candidates with flagging fundraising, Rick Perry and Scott Walker, have...
  • Farrakhan slams black ministers for fear of whites, gangs

    09/22/2015 5:57:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 9/22/15 | Gregory Tomlin
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is again stoking racial division, but this time his primary target isn't white Americans.In several social media posts and a "private video" for black "street organizations" in Charleston, S.C., Farrakhan chastises black Christian leaders for being too close "to their former slave masters" and being fearful of gangs.Farrakhan had intended to travel to Charleston to promote his upcoming "Justice, or Else!" rally in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall, Oct. 10. He found, however, that black Christian pastors in the city were not interested in his message of racial discord after the shooting of...
  • Paul earns endorsement from South Carolina congressman

    09/21/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/21/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney announced his support for Rand Paul's presidential bid Monday, saying the Kentucky senator's dovish foreign policy and anti-establishment message is "falling on receptive ears" in his home state. Mulvaney, who rode to Congress on the Tea Party wave in 2010, cited his growing dissatisfaction with Republican leaders as a leading reason for endorsing Paul, who holds the No. 10 spot in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have become the targets of heavy criticism on the campaign trail recently for failing to advance conservative legislation...
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • Graham Tells American Muslims: Ignore Carson, This Is Your Country Too

    09/21/2015 6:44:03 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 09/21/2015 | Sara Jerde
    Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told American Muslims on Fox Monday that, despite what GOP rival Ben Carson said, it was their country too. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was asked on Sunday by NBC host Chuck Todd if a President's faith mattered — and whether he thought Islam was consistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson told Todd. On Fox, Graham noted that he had served with American Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. "So, I want to let every American Muslim serving in uniform know...
  • Florence Gun Show vendors say more women buying guns

    09/21/2015 2:09:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The fall gun show at the Florence Civic Center revealed a new demographic for sales Sunday afternoon. Vendors who were there say women are buying more guns, hunting and participating in the shooting sport. Stan Davis is the owner of S&R Gun Sales. He attends the gun show in Florence in the spring and fall. However, this year he’s noticed a difference in people who are buying guns. “I have seen an increase in ladies, coming in and buying small arms for themselves, getting signed up for CWP classes,” Davis Said.
  • Hillary's View on Benghazi: 'We Live in a Dangerous World...We Have to Learn Things'

    09/21/2015 6:52:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9-21-15 | Susan Jones
    The Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a "crisis" and "terribly tragic," but not necessarily something that could have been foreseen, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "So, my view on this is, we have to learn things. And we are always learning. We learned after Beirut. We learned after Tanzania and Kenya. We have learned after Benghazi, but we're not going to be able to represent the United States working out of hermetically sealed tanks. We are going to have to be out in the world."...
  • Benghazi: Maybe the guy in the Iraqi jail was upset by the video?

    09/21/2015 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 2 replies
    Book: Relentless Strike | This year | Sean Naylor
    Regarding the Benghazi attack: Within hours of the attack, JSOC had determined the identities of the leaders, who were linked to the Ansar al-Sharia militia group. Delta dispatched a team to Libya to hunt them, and by Friday, September 14, three days after the attack, JSOC was briefing US Special Operations Command that it was tracking the militia leaders responsible for the attack, had photographs of them (which were included in the briefing) and information that they had been calling an Islamist figure in jail in Iraq.
  • Lindsey Graham: I Would Have Stood Up To Muslim Questioner

    09/20/2015 5:31:47 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would have stood up to the questioner who told fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American” on Friday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC. Graham was asked, “What would you have done?” He answered, “Stand up to the guy. I had this happen to me in Iowa where a guy used the n-word and was very derogatory toward President Obama and Muslims, and I said,...
  • Power Grab: STIB Directly Paying Companies Millions

    09/20/2015 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Nerve ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rick Brundrett
    Most folks probably think of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank as just that – a bank that finances major highway and bridge projects. S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston and a member of the Infrastructure Bank (STIB) Board of Directors, described the bank, created by the Legislature in 1997, as a “funding arm” in a recent (Charleston) Post & Courier story. But in addition to providing funding to the state Department of Transportation and local governments, STIB in recent years also has assumed the role of a general contractor or project manager, paying millions of dollars directly to certain companies for...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Hillary Clinton’s aides relinquish more than 100,000 pages of emails

    09/19/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides have belatedly turned over more than 100,000 pages of emails they had kept on personal email accounts, or accounts tied to Mrs. Clinton’s server, the government told a federal judge late Friday. Huma Abedin turned over an estimated 23,000 pages of emails, Philippe Reines gave back 70,000 pages of messages and Cheryl Mills returned somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,870 pages, the Obama administration told Judge Rudolph Contreras in a court filing.
  • Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina rule Heritage event in S.C.

    09/18/2015 7:17:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 77 replies
    AJC ^ | 8/18/15 | aaron Sheinin
    The six-hour Republican conclave here is (finally) over and we have all the details over at our premium site and in the printed paper Saturday. Some highlights and leftovers that didn’t make the main story: Yes, the news early in the day was that Donald Trump bailed at the last minute, but judging purely from audience reaction, the 10,000 activists here for the Heritage Action Presidential Forum were equally enamored of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former CEO Carly Fiorina. Cruz got the warmest welcome when introduced while Fiorina left the stage to thunderous applause. Cruz was clearly more relaxed...
  • Republicans jockey for conservative credibility (Jeb BOOED)

    09/18/2015 8:54:15 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 18, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW
    [SNIP] Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush triggered boos when he defended his early support for the Common Core education standards, a policy developed by state leaders in both parties that has become a target of tea party ire. "I'm for higher standards, and Common Core standards are higher than the standards that exist," Bush said before being interrupted by boos. "If South Carolina wants to be without Common Core standards, great, just make sure the standards that you apply are higher than the ones before you had Common Core. Standards matter. Accountability matters." [SNIP]
  • Group protests removal of Confederate flag outside GOP forum

    09/19/2015 12:52:08 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 3 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Sep 19, 2015
    GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -Protesters gathered outside the Bon Secours Wellness Arena where Republican presidential candidates spoke Friday at the Take Back America Presidential Candidate Forum. The protest included Confederate flag supporters from Columbia and individuals from around the Upstate. They told FOX Carolina that they were protesting the removal of Confederate monuments earlier this summer after nine people were killed in a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Many of the protesters are affiliated with the S.C. Constitution Party. They are calling for the impeachment of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, but say that's unlikely. Haley was...
  • WATCH LIVE: Cruz and 9 other GOP candidates in Presidential Candidate Forum at 3:45PM ET 9/18

    09/18/2015 1:07:03 PM PDT · by VinL · 116 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/18/15 | Heritage
    Heritage Action for America will host a presidential candidate forum on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. The event will be hosted and moderated by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Heritage Action’s CEO Mike Needham. The list of confirmed candidates includes: Mr. Donald J. Trump; Dr. Ben Carson; Gov. Jeb Bush; Sen. Ted Cruz; Sen. Marco Rubio; Carly Fiorina; Gov. Scott Walker; Gov. Chris Christie; Dr. Rand Paul; Sen. Rick Santorum; and Gov. Bobby Jindal. Read more:
  • Hillary Clinton laughs at possible criminal charges in email scandal

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton burst into laughter when asked Thursday about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saying she should be prosecuted for using a private email account and home-based email server for official business as secretary of state. Mrs. Clinton kept shaking her head and chuckling when asked on CNN’s “The Situation Room” about the possibility that Russia, China or even 18-year-olds would have hacked into U.S. national security secrets that were stored on the email server in the basement of her home in New York.
  • Ted Cruz at the Heritage Action Take Back America Presidential Forum

    09/18/2015 3:27:35 PM PDT · by erod · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/18/15
    Link to video of Ted Cruz at the Heritage Action Take Back America Presidential Forum.
  • Live Stream: Ted Cruz at Heritage Action Forum around 5:35 pm ET

    09/18/2015 1:40:03 PM PDT · by Isara · 111 replies
    Heritage Action Forum: Take Back America Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 North Academy Street Greenville, SC 29601 Friday, September 18, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Heritage Action Candidate Forum
  • Trump drops out of Heritage event after birther backlash

    09/18/2015 1:29:14 PM PDT · by detective · 153 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 18, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump canceled his appearance Friday evening at a major campaign stop for the GOP presidential field in South Carolina as he faces criticism from both Republican and Democratic candidates over his failure to address claims that President Obama is a Muslim and "not even an American." Trump’s campaign announced in a statement Friday he no longer plans to speak at the Heritage Action Presidential Forum at the Bon Secours Arena in Greenville.
  • Donald Trump cancels South Carolina trip

    09/18/2015 9:57:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 147 replies ^ | Daniella Diaz CNN
    Just hours before he was expected to speak, GOP front-runner Donald Trump canceled a trip to South Carolina for the Heritage Action Presidential Forum because of a "significant business transaction" that is delayed, his campaign said in a statement. The campaign said Trump had to changes his plans because "a significant business transaction" that is delayed. "He sends his regrets and looks forward to being with the great people of South Carolina."
  • Trump bails on Heritage forum in South Carolina

    09/18/2015 9:59:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/18/2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    Donald Trump unexpectedly announced Friday that he would skip a major Republican gathering to be held later in the day in South Carolina due to an unidentified “significant business transaction.” Trump was one of 11 GOP presidential candidates slated to speak at the Heritage Action Presidential Forum at an arena in Greenville. The event is co-sponsored by two of the biggest names in South Carolina GOP politics: Gov. Nikki Haley and former Sen. Jim DeMint. Trump’s campaign said his undisclosed transaction “was expected to close Thursday” but a delay made him unable to attend. “He sends his regrets,” the campaign...
  • Greenville (SC) Hosts GOP Candidates For “Take Back America” Forum

    09/18/2015 6:01:19 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 29 replies ^ | September 18, 2015, 7:54 am | WSPA Staff
    Some of the republican candidates for President are heading to Greenville Friday for the “Take Back America” forum. The event at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena is hosted by Governor Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham. It starts at 4pm and lasts about 6 hours. The list includes: Donald J. Trump Dr. Ben Carson Gov. Jeb Bush Sen. Ted Cruz Sen. Marco Rubio Carly Fiorina Gov. Scott Walker Gov. Chris Christie Dr. Rand Paul Sen. Rick Santorum Gov. Bobby Jindal This isn’t a debate. The candidates will focus on policy issues and...