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  • Lindsey Graham to take DNA test to find Native American roots: 'I think I can beat' Elizabeth Warren

    10/16/2018 8:08:26 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready to show up Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying Tuesday he plans to take a DNA test to find out whether he has more Native American heritage than she does. “I’m going to take a DNA test,” Graham told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk.” Graham said he would reveal the results on the show in a couple weeks.
  • Transgender cyclist calls out 'bigots' after winning female world championship

    10/15/2018 4:40:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon is calling out “transphobic bigots” on Twitter after she reportedly became the first trans woman to ever win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. . . “We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society,” she told USA Today in January, “and not be recognized that way in sports. … Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”
  • Lindsey Graham comments on Chelsea Handler's 'homophobic' tweet

    10/12/2018 11:31:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Sasha Savitsky
    The former talk show host was slammed on social media Thursday for tweeting, "If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC." Many on social media were not amused and derided Handler’s joke as homophobic, tired, and lazy. “Not sure homophobic insults are the cleverest means of attacking opponents… Yikes.,” wrote one Twitter user. As for Graham -- he doesn't care what Handler has to say. "I don't think much about what she says at all," Graham told TMZ. "If she wants to live her life that way, that's up...
  • GRAHAM: ‘GOING LOW IS A STEP UP’ FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    10/10/2018 10:11:42 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2018 | Mike. Brest
    Senator Lindsey Graham criticized Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and the Democratic Party on Wednesday for their behavior towards Brett Kavanaugh and their recent rhetoric during his appearance on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum. MacCallum began the conversation by showing the clip of Hillary Clinton saying there’s no room for civility in politics, which originally aired during a CNN interview on Tuesday. “I would say that if you think what happened to Brett Kavanaugh was civil, we have a definite different view of what civil means. Civil means that you do not destroy a good man because you want power. You...
  • Major Hurricane Michael Live Thread II

    10/09/2018 4:49:06 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,170 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 October 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    Major Hurricane Michael is churning toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday for 35 counties with mandatory coastal evacuations in the FL Panhandle. 1,250 National Guard troops are aiding the process and more than 4,000 more placed on standby. FEMA is already on the ground in Florida; other federal agencies are also preparing to assist people in the storm's path. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for 92 counties ahead of Hurricane...
  • Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?

    10/09/2018 10:23:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 9, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Two events from the last two days stand out. The first came Monday night with President Trump’s forceful yet compassionate speech at the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The president opened with an extraordinary apology on behalf of the country to Kav­anaugh and his family “for the terrible pain and suffering” they endured during the historically brutal confirmation process. He said the unfounded allegations violated fairness and “the presumption of innocence.” Trump also tenderly addressed Kavanaugh’s young daughters, telling them “your father is a great man, a man of decency, character, kindness and courage.” The event...
  • Pat Buchanan: Casualty lists from the Kavanaugh battle

    10/09/2018 9:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 9, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    AFTER A 50-YEAR siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism — perhaps for decades. The shrieks from the gallery of the Senate chamber as the vote came in last Saturday, and the sight of that bawling mob clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court as the new justice took his oath, confirm it. The Democratic Party has sustained a historic defeat. And the triumph is President Trump’s. To unite the party whose nomination he had won, Donald Trump pledged to select his high...
  • Katie Pavlich: "Prediction: Senator Lindsey Graham is going to Attorney General and Nikki Haley..."

    10/09/2018 10:46:24 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 109 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 October 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Katie Pavlich: "Prediction: Senator Lindsey Graham is going to Attorney General and Nikki Haley will replace his Senate seat in South Carolina."
  • Nikki Haley: 'I am not running for 2020'

    10/09/2018 9:41:13 AM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 09, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday dismissed speculation she is open to challenging President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020. "For all of you that are going to ask about 2020, no, I am not running for 2020. I can promise you what I'll be doing is campaigning for this one," Haley told reporters gathered in the Oval Office. "I look forward to supporting the president in the next election." Haley has been touted as a future Republican presidential candidate given her track record as South Carolina governor from 2011 to 2017. She has...
  • Nikki Haley Resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

    10/09/2018 7:20:11 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 116 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Oct. 9, 2018 | Maggie Haberman
    President Trump‘s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, has resigned, leaving the White House with one less moderate Republican voice on his cabinet’s foreign policy team. Ms. Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, had been an early and frequent critic of Mr. Trump, so when he named her the envoy to the world body weeks after his election in November 2016, the appointment was seen as an olive branch. The daughter of immigrants from India, Ms. Haley favored free markets and global trade and earned international attention for speaking out against the Confederate battle flag in the...
  • Graham to take Kavanaugh fight 'to the streets,' campaign against fellow senators for first time

    10/07/2018 1:12:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Sunday he was so disgusted at the Kavanaugh confirmation process that he plans to do something he has never done: campaign against a fellow senator. “All I can say is that this is going to the streets, at the ballot box,” said Mr. Graham on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’ve never campaigned against a colleague in my life. That’s about to change.”
  • GOP senator says wife received video of beheading after Kavanaugh vote

    10/07/2018 11:35:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 0/07/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said on Sunday that his wife received a graphic text message with video of a beheading shortly after he voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Gardner told Fox News That his wife received the threatening message on Saturday, just hours after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on a 50-48 vote. The Colorado Republican also said someone posted the names and addresses of his family members online. Gardner is the latest GOP lawmaker to be targeted with the intimidation tactic known as “doxxing” in recent weeks. Jackson Cosko, a former Democratic aide, was arrested last week...
  • Graham Challenges Schumer: ‘Name One Person on Trump's Supreme Court List You Think Is Acceptable’

    10/07/2018 9:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/06/2018 | Andrew Kugle
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) challenged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Sunday to name one person from President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices that he finds acceptable. "This is a list that was compiled in November, but he actually put it out during the campaign," Graham told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, as he held up the list. "Twenty something people on this list, asking Chuck Schumer, name five, name three, name one that would be okay with you." Schumer and fellow Democrats tried to pressure Trump and Republicans to withdraw then Supreme...
  • Lindsey Graham Is the Saddest Story in Washington

    10/07/2018 9:58:38 AM PDT · by keat · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    His fight for Brett Kavanaugh completed his transformation into Donald Trump’s slobbering manservant. The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost everyone swept up in it, and many characters stagger away from it looking worse than ever. That’s Senator Lindsey Graham you see at the head of the pack. That’s Graham you hear talking and talking and talking some more, in committee rooms and on stages and before the television cameras that he rushes to the way a toddler chases soap bubbles. His words are whichever...
  • Lindsey Graham Is the Saddest Story in Washington

    10/07/2018 5:52:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    His fight for Brett Kavanaugh completed his transformation into Donald Trump’s slobbering manservant. The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost everyone swept up in it, and many characters stagger away from it looking worse than ever. That’s Senator Lindsey Graham you see at the head of the pack. That’s Graham you hear talking and talking and talking some more, in committee rooms and on stages and before the television cameras that he rushes to the way a toddler chases soap bubbles. His words are whichever...
  • South Carolina father, son both denied bond in aftermath of police killing

    10/06/2018 10:25:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 6, 2018 | Louis Casiano | Fox News
    A 74-year-old disbarred lawyer accused of killing a South Carolina law enforcement officer and wounding six others in an ambush-style shooting and his son were denied bond Friday. Fred Hopkins is charged in the death of Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway and six counts of attempted murder in the Wednesday shooting of Florence, S.C., police officers and Florence County sheriff’s deputies, FOX Carolina reported. Hopkins and his adopted son, Seth, 28, have been released from medical facilities.A judge decided to wait for more information before granting the elder Hopkins, a disabled Vietnam veteran, a court-appointed attorney. Prosecutors argued he doesn’t...
  • Do parks curb crime? We take a look at 3 in the Charleston area to find out.

    10/06/2018 9:52:30 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 27 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston SC) ^ | Oc 6, 2018 | Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr
    Full title: Do recreational parks curb crime? Advocates claim they help drop rates, but experts say it hasn't been provenBefore Doty Park featured slides, swing sets and tennis courts, the Summerville recreational hub was a baseball field in the ’80s. Felicia Whetsell, who lives in the vibrant, predominantly black Brownsville community that surrounds Doty, said youth would come from Ridgeville to play ball. “It taught us a sense of community,” Whetsell said. Whetsell also said the park was a safe haven. It was where her father, who was a baseball coach, mentored young men and helped steer them on the...
  • JUST IN: Doxxer Jackson Cosko Threatened to Leak GOP Senators’ Children’s Health Information

    10/04/2018 1:16:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    GP ^ | 10-4-2018 | Cristina Laila
    Nothing is too low for the left. On Wednesday, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for "allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators." It's worse than we thought.Accused doxxer 27-year-old Jackson Cosko threatened to leak Republican Senators' children's health information if any witnesses dared go to the authorities about his criminal activities.FOX News reported: According to a sworn statement by Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, a witness Tuesday saw Cosko at a computer in a senator's office, where he used to work, a day after two other unnamed senators' information had been...
  • PROTESTERS CHASE GRAHAM TO HIS CAR SAYING THEY WILL REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE — LINDSEY RESPONDS

    10/05/2018 8:29:35 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/5/18 | Benny Johnson
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham did not take kindly to a group of protesters who followed him to his car, yelling demeaning comments. The protesters were waiting outside of Graham’s Senate office building protesting Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The protesters ran from their position standing on the side of the road with “STOP KAVANAUGH” signs to harass the Senator on his way to his waiting car. The women yelled that Graham was “despicable” and needed to be “kicked out of office.” In response, Graham smiled and wondered aloud if the women were South Carolina voters. “We will...
  • Lindsey Graham to Trump: Make North Korea Choose Between ‘Death or Condos’

    10/05/2018 1:50:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2018 | Uri Friedman
    A hardline adviser speaks out against the president's lovey-dovey diplomacy with Kim Jong Un. On Wednesday—just after Donald Trump gushed about falling “in love” with North Korea’s dictator and ahead of another trip by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang to prepare for a second summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un—Lindsey Graham delivered a stark message to the U.S. president: End the lovefest. “I’m telling President Trump, ‘Enough with I love you,’” said the Republican senator, a close ally of Trump’s who had spoken to the president right before joining Jeffrey Goldberg on stage at The Atlantic Festival....