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  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 81 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • GOP lawmaker renews call for Trump to release tax returns after Putin summit

    07/17/2018 12:56:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is renewing his call for President Trump to release his tax returns after the president's controversial press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin this week. Sanford told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa on Tuesday that he doesn’t know if Putin has any compromising information on Trump, but said he wants more information about Trump’s finances in light of the president's comments while standing alongside Putin the previous day. Trump's remarks during a joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki were widely panned by U.S. lawmakers, with many Republicans and Democrats condemning his comments siding with Putin's...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • South Carolina has had tougher anti-lynching laws than the nation for decades

    07/15/2018 5:10:38 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 22 replies
    Charleston Post and Courrier ^ | July 8, 2018 | Brian Hicks
    People are now attacking other Americans in the street, screaming “illegal immigrant” whenever they see someone who doesn’t look like them, summoning the police whenever they see someone in their neighborhood who has different pigmentation in their skin. It’s disturbing. Charlottesville, as bad as it was, could have been worse — and this shows no signs of abating. So Scott and his colleagues aren’t dredging up old times best forgotten, they are attempting to administer preventative medicine.
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • ...San Francisco Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Celebrating Wedding Anniversary in Mexico

    07/11/2018 5:59:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | July 10, 2018
    Tatiana Mirutenko and her husband, James Hoover, were at a taqueria on Saturday with two friends in the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of the capital when the gunmen opened fire on a bouncer inside the establishment, according to a statement from the Mexico City attorney general's office. ... Hoover and Mirutenko were celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary with three other couples and were trying to dine at as many Michelin-star restaurants as possible, reported CNN affiliate WLS in Chicago, where the woman's family lives. Mirutenko, a Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, native, attended Clemson University, where she played Division I volleyball, and she...
  • Confederate Flag To Fly Once Again At South Carolina Capital

    07/10/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Following the social unrest over Confederate flags, statues and symbols in 2015, a lot of southerners and their supporters around the country were rather unhappy with the results. (Regular readers already know you can count me among their ranks.) One of the most high-profile battles in that struggle took place at the capitol in South Carolina. There, the Confederate Battle Flag was finally lowered for the last time on July 10th of that year. Now, three years later, the flag is flying again… at least for a few hours. Some sons (and daughters) of the South are raising a temporary...
  • What the Tariff Battle Means for Auto Plants in South Carolina

    07/10/2018 6:33:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 10, 2018 | William Boston
    BERLIN—President Donald Trump’s trade battle with China is threatening the U.S.’s growing role as an auto exporter. In recent years, BMW AG BMW, Daimler AG DMLRY and China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding’s Volvo Cars have invested billions to expand U.S. factory production with the goal of exporting a significant number of vehicles to China and other markets world-wide. But the tit-for-tat tariffs on U.S.-China trade could prompt the manufacturers to rethink that strategy. On Friday, China raised to 40% its tariff on auto imports from the U.S. as part of a broader retaliation against the Trump administration’s move to impose duties...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump Supreme Court finalists 'four lottery tickets' for GOP - all of them winners

    07/08/2018 8:57:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Republicans are holding “four lottery tickets” with President Trump’s final short list of judges who could be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners,” Mr. Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If you’re a conservative Republican, the four people named, particularly Thomas Hardiman, I’m glad he’s on the list, are all winners, and every Republican should embrace these picks.”
  • [Katie Arrington] Candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

    07/08/2018 3:53:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AP via Naples Herald ^ | July 7, 2018
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on her campaign despite her injuries and recovery ahead. During a news conference with reporters, state Rep. Katie Arrington said that she was ready to be discharged from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston but knows she has much rehab ahead of her, particularly in the four months before the November general election. “I am in a great deal of pain, but I want to...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • Lindsey Graham Refuses To Back Down, Torches IG Report for Not Clearing Trump

    06/21/2018 5:50:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    westernjournal ^ | 06/19/2018 | Ben Marquis
    Many conservatives aren’t exactly fans of Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, as he has a tendency to more often than not side with the bipartisan establishment over the GOP base on a number of issues. But he has been coming around a bit more lately, becoming more outspoken in his support of President Donald Trump and vociferously calling out misdeeds and wrongdoing where it is patently obvious. For example, check out his rather pointed line of questioning during Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss the...
  • Linsey Graham destroys the FBI denial of bias with his questioning (I’m not joking)

    06/18/2018 1:02:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 130 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 18, 2018
    Link “Somebody is lying !!!”
  • Devin Nunes warns Obama officials: Willingly testify on Russia investigation or face subpoenas

    07/03/2018 12:13:43 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/2/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., warned that if Obama administration officials he referred to a congressional task force for testimony on the Russia investigation refuse to cooperate, they will face subpoenas. Nunes wrote a letter Monday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., with a list of 10 names from the Obama-era State Department and White House on Monday, urging them to interview these individuals in an "open setting." During a Monday evening interview on Fox News, Nunes emphasized that because all the people on his list are American...
  • Graham on Roe v. Wade: Shouldn't Overturn Without 'Good Reason'

    07/02/2018 5:14:20 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 1, 2018 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion should not be overturned “unless there’s a good reason.” In an interview aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press", the South Carolina Republican said the decision has been reaffirmed "in many different ways" in subsequent rulings. "I would tell my pro-life friends: you can be pro-life and conservative, but you can also believe in ‘stare decisis,’” he said, using a legal term used to refer to precedent. Graham’s stance in support of Roe v. Wade came just days after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he’d retire from the nation’s high...
  • New York Times editorial board to ‘ossified’ Nancy Pelosi and deputies: Step aside

    07/01/2018 1:07:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Laura Barrón-López
    The New York Times editorial board is calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top two deputies to step aside and allow younger Democratic members to lead the caucus. The Times takes aim at Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Democratic Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., criticizing the trio for maintaining their power rather than preparing the next generation. "For too long, this regime has clung to power at the expense of future leaders," the Times editorial board writes. "Neither of Ms. Pelosi’s two chief deputies, Steny Hoyer, the party whip, and Jim Clyburn, the...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'Fake news' to say Russia did not meddle in US election

    07/01/2018 2:32:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said it is “fake news” to say that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 presidential election. “The idea that Russia did not meddle in our election is fake news,” Graham said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “They did meddle in our election and they're doing it again in 2018,” he added. President Trump said on Friday that he will press Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow's meddling during their meeting later this month. “We don’t want anyone tampering with elections," Trump said, promising Russia’s interference in U.S. elections will be on the summit’s...
  • Tim Scott: Discussing race with Trump was 'painful' but made me 'hopeful'

    06/30/2018 6:41:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/18 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) acknowledged that his conversations with President Trump about race have been "painful" and "uncomfortable," but insisted that the president has kept an open mind on the issue. "They're hard, they're painful, they're uncomfortable to sit in the Oval Office and have a conversation with the president about things that you strongly disagree about," Scott told CNN's Van Jones. "He didn't change his perspective, I certainly can't change my perspective." But Scott also said that he was "hopeful" after the conversations. "The way it closed I thought gave me reasons to be hopeful," Scott recalled. "It closed...
  • Timmons beats Bright in GOP runoff for Upstate congressional race to replace Gowdy

    06/27/2018 1:12:15 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 10 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jamie Lovegrove
    GREENVILLE — State Sen. William Timmons stopped Lee Bright’s improbable comeback bid in its tracks Tuesday night, winning the GOP primary runoff in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy. Just two years after Bright was ousted from his state Senate seat in his own GOP primary, the brash Spartanburg insurance agent won the first round in the 12-candidate Republican 4th Congressional District race, with Timmons narrowly securing the second runoff spot. But Timmons, a first-term lawmaker from Greenville, overcame Bright in the one-on-one runoff, coalescing support behind his argument that Republicans in Greenville and Spartanburg need a polished...
  • Henry McMaster (DJT endorsed) wins the South Carolina Governor runoff election. easily.

    06/26/2018 6:28:10 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 54 replies
    Henry McMaster (DJT Endorsed) easily wins the Governor runoff race in South Carolina.