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  • Graham to Obama: If you use reconciliation on health care, it’ll kill amnesty

    11/26/2014 2:25:00 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Er … yeah. I hadn’t thought of it that way. The time for talk is over. The time for amnesty has begun. It’s so crazy it just. might. work. Graham, along with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), met with Obama to update him on their efforts to advance immigration reform legislation. During the meeting, Graham said he made it clear to the president that the already difficult task of passing immigration reform becomes even harder when reconciliation is in play. “I expressed, in no uncertain terms, my belief that immigration reform could come to a halt for the year if health...
  • Lindsey Graham Calls On Republicans To Restore Senate Filibuster Rules

    11/20/2014 8:31:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Amanda Terkel
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants Republicans to reverse the Democrats' filibuster reforms in the new year, arguing that doing so will make it tougher for President Barack Obama to get his nominees approved. The new system requires just 51 votes to advance executive branch nominees and judges nominated for all courts except the Supreme Court, instead of the 60 votes that were previously required. Democrats approved the reforms after Republicans were refusing to let many of Obama's nominees go through. Half the nominees filibustered in the country's history, for example, were blocked by Republicans during the Obama administration.
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez Thinks Obama Will Mandate 5-10 Year Residency on Immigration Order

    11/19/2014 8:54:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/19/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who leads the Immigration Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offered some clues as to what could be in President Obama’s executive order. “I think the president is going to choose between five and 10 years, that is that you have to be in the United States for five to 10 years and you have to be working here and you are going to pay for a background check,” Gutierrez said on Fox last night. “You’re going to submit your fingerprints and they come back clear. He is going to give you a work authorization...
  • A birthday wish: 'Saving Eliza' gets final push for medical trial

    11/16/2014 6:26:47 PM PST · by AngieGal · 3 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Linda Carroll
    The parents of Eliza O’Neill, the little girl with an incurable and deadly brain disorder, are making one final desperate push to raise funds for the clinical trial that will test a gene therapy for the disease—and perhaps offer hope for Eliza. The O’Neills have already raised $1.3 million through a viral video and hope that by Eliza’s fifth birthday on Sunday they’ll hit their $1.8 million goal. While there is no guarantee that Eliza will be among those chosen to participate in the trial, which could start sometime in the middle of 2015, its organizers say that at this...
  • GOP Activist Says Michelle Obama Resembles Gorilla

    11/16/2014 5:41:21 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 75 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 15NOV2014 | Ryan Denson
    No, no, no, Republicans aren’t racist. What on Earth would make you think that? In another “isolated incident,” prominent South Carolina Republican Rusty DePass likened an escaped gorilla to First Lady Michelle Obama on his Facebook page. Commenting on a report posted to Facebook about a gorilla escape at a zoo in Columbia, South Carolina, DePass commented: “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors – probably harmless.” When DePass was busted by online bloggers, he expressed embarrassment and apologized, saying: “I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest.” But...
  • DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama because – 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

    11/14/2014 3:59:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-14-14 | David Martosko
    A Republican congressman known as a pit bull in Washington said Thursday that he doesn't support the idea of impeachment proceedings against President Obama because winning that fight would elevate the vice president to the Oval Office. 'Have you met Joe Biden?' South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy asked during a Fox News Channel interview. Impeachment talk has swirled around Washington since the president announced that an executive order overhauling America's immigration system is imminent. But some in the GOP see Biden as Obama's hedge against removal from office, since much of his public exposure has come in conjunction with a...
  • DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama because – 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

    11/14/2014 12:15:25 PM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Trey Gowdy said his party can't impeach the president over his threatened immigration overhaul – but only because Biden would become president The folksy Biden wants the top job for himself but Republicans see him as a potentially embarrassing one-man gaffe factory One senior House GOP aide said Biden is 'two floppy shoes short of a complete clown outfit' and Obama's 'insurance policy' Gowdy hinted that impeachment is being dangled by the White House as bait in the hope that the GOP will destroy its own credibility by trying it A Texas Republican congressman and a judge-turned-news-analyst floated the idea...
  • Report: Brothers bust into Spartanburg apartment, beat woman's boyfriend with gun (South Carolina)

    11/13/2014 6:02:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHNS-TV ^ | November 13, 2014 | Casey Vaughn
    Quincy Carson (L) and Trayvon Carson.SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - Two Spartanburg men are accused of storming a Spartanburg woman's apartment at gunpoint then pistol-whipping her new boyfriend, according to a sheriff's office report. Spartanburg County deputies were called to the victim's apartment about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday about a fight with a gun. Deputies arrived to find the victim with a knot and deep laceration to his head and blood in the apartment, according to the incident report. The woman told deputies the father of her son arrived with his brother armed with handguns, forcing their way inside....
  • Gruber video #2: No, really, American voters are stupid; Update: Third video?

    11/12/2014 8:44:39 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this Gruber 2: Stupid and Stupider. Jonathan Gruber attempted to escape scrutiny for his October 2013 declaration that Americans are “stupid” and that ObamaCare was designed to exploit that and hide its true nature by saying that he regretted his “off the cuff” comments. “I basically spoke inappropriately,” he told Ronan Farrow, “and I regret having made those comments.” Last night, though, a second video emerged from the same time period in which Gruber explained that the ACA passed “because the American people are too stupid” to understand the law. Megyn Kelly wondered last night how this squared with...
  • Federal Judge strikes down South Carolina marriage ban

    11/12/2014 7:53:25 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    WACH Fox 57 ^ | 11/12/2014 | WACH Fox News Center
    A federal judge has struck down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Wednesday ruled against the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But marriage licenses can't be immediately handed out. Gergel gave state Attorney General Alan Wilson a delay until Nov. 20.
  • Haley's political comet soars ahead of her India visit (Gov. Nikki Haley)

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

    11/08/2014 7:36:53 AM PST · by MissEdie · 18 replies
    Self | November 8, 2014 | MissEdie
    Freepers I am asking for you to pray for a friend and colleague who lost her husband in a car accident in Clarendon County, SC Wednesday night. They have 5 small children and everyone in the area is heartbroken because they are really good people and do a lot for the community.
  • Senators Ask Hagel Whether the State Dept. Is Controlled By Israel

    02/15/2013 1:59:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Two U.S. senators have written a letter to Chuck Hagel to ask the defense secretary nominee to explain his assertion that "the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry." Hagel, the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday, made the comment in 2007. "Dear Senator Hagel," Senators Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte write. "Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that in a 2007 speech at Rutgers University regarding America's relationship with the Middle East you remarked that 'the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.' According to notes posted on the internet by a...
  • Base supporters call on SC to end income tax on military retirement pay

    11/07/2014 8:01:25 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 60 replies
    beaufort gazette.com ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | BY JEFF WILKINSON
    When it came time for Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells, who had been stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, to retire last year, he and his wife had to weigh two things. Stay in South Carolina with their extensive community connections and well-established base of friends, or move to North Carolina to be nearer their three grown children. When they listed the pros and cons, the two states came out even -- except for one thing. South Carolina was going to tax his $120,000 annual military retirement pay at $8,400 a year. North Carolina wasn't. "That was the deciding...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Scott Asked How He Can Stand for the Poor and Be Conservative;

    11/07/2014 5:15:14 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/7/14
    You’ll LOVE His Answer! On Thursday, Tea Party Senator Tim Scott appeared on MSNBC to discuss the midterm success enjoyed by Republicans on Tuesday. Sen. Scott made history on Tuesday as he became the first black senator elected since the Civil War. Scott was previously appointed in January 2013 after then Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation. So, the oh-so-enlightened left should rejoice at the notion that the South has finally elected a black senator, right? On Thursday, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts asked, “You say you’re concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip...
  • Spokesman Slams NAACP for ‘Unacceptable’ Conduct He Says Proves ‘How Out of Date They Are’

    11/06/2014 5:42:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Three Percent Nation ^ | November 6, 2014 | Emmanuel
    A spokesman for the Republican National Committee turned to Twitter Thursday evening to slam the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for seemingly failing to congratulate Tim Scott and Mia Love on their historic midterm election wins Tuesday. “Can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didn’t congratulate the first black person ever elected to both the House and Senate?” RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams tweeted, adding that the group is “failing the black community by only supporting Dems.” can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didnt congratulate the first black person...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scott’s victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • (Tim) Scott On ‘F’ Grade From NAACP: ‘It’s Because I Believe That Progress Has To Be Made’

    11/06/2014 9:48:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-6-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson November 6, 2014 The first African-American senator to be elected from the South since reconstruction made dual history Tuesday as Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won the seat to which he was appointed after Jim DeMint’s retirement. Scott is also the first black senator to be elected in both the House and the Senate. “South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues and not my complexion. This is a great sign for what’s happening throughout the south. But certainly, a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina,” Scott told MSNBC this morning. His win versus...
  • Tim Scott Schools Roberts: Key To Future is Freedom, Not Government

    11/06/2014 6:34:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina isn't already on 2016 GOP VP shortlists, perhaps he should be. His appearance on today's Morning Joe could hardly have been a more impressive audition. When Scott expressed his concern for kids growing up in poverty, Roberts equated such concern with supporting a laundry list of liberal agenda items, implictly faulting Scott for his opposition to them. Scott responded by taking Roberts to school in an entirely undefensive manner. He reminded Roberts that 40 years of Dem congressional rule and a bigger-than-ever government, actually led to a significant increase in black poverty. Individual...
  • An Ultra-new unmarked mega-bus full of Hispanic Males-Florence,SC Truck stop

    11/05/2014 12:49:06 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 48 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2014 | John S Mosby
    Mrs. Mosby and I were traveling through SC Southbound I-95 on 3 Nov, and encountered a huge VanHool brand new white charter tour bus- unmarked. It pulled into the Flying J truckstop in Florence,SC and disgorged about a 100 hispanics (from business experience and listening to them in the store-these were Mexican indios, and all were males). They all went into the store, purchased snacks, then got back aboard and it left, having fueled at the diesel truck pumps. While it was fueling, we went around and took down the GA license plate- tried to locate the driver and make...
  • Senator Tim Scott Makes History In South Carolina

    11/05/2014 12:37:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | 11/5/2014 | DOUG MATACONIS
    Among the victories last night that wasn’t a surprise was one that is historically significant, in that Senator Tim Scott became the first African-American elected to the Senate from one of the states of the Confederacy since Reconstruction ended some 138 years ago: Washington (CNN) — South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012.In this year’s midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson.The election was only to...
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

    11/04/2014 7:58:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 04 November 2014
    South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction. The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012. In this year's midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson. The election was only to fill the last two years of DeMint's term. Scott will have to run again in 2016 in order to earn a full six-year term. Scott's win also made him the first African-American in U.S. history to be elected to both the House and the...
  • Snow Fall in South East America Breaks 100 Year Records, Ushering in Mini Ice-Age

    11/03/2014 8:28:05 AM PST · by eyeamok · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3 Nov 2014, 7:55 AM PDT | http://www.breitbart.com/Columnists/Donna-Rachel-Edmunds
    The cooling was predicted at least two years ago by Russian scientist Habibullo Abdussamatov, supervisor of the Astrometria project on the International Space Station and head of space research at the Pulkovo Observatory, St Petersburg. Abdussamatov has predicted that this year will mark the start of a downward trend into a mini ice age, with its nadir in 2055. The cold period would be the fifth mini ice-age to occur in a millennium, suggesting that the climate is following a well-worn natural pattern.
  • Myrtle Beach police charge Georgia police officer with sexual assault

    11/02/2014 1:19:26 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | 10/31/14 | Tonya Root
    A Georgia police officer was jailed Thursday on a sexual assault charge that occurred in 2011 in Myrtle Beach, according to authorities. It is the second arrest for Michael Luke Ledford, 46, of Columbus, Ga., according to news reports. Ledford was booked Thursday into the Myrtle Beach Jail on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to jail records. He was being held Friday. A Myrtle Beach police incident report, which did not list many details, said detectives received information from the victim that a sexual assault occurred sometime between March 25, 2011, and March 28, 2011, at a...
  • [July 15, 2013 Redux] Trey Gowdy: House Can’t Just Defend the Status Quo on Immigration

    11/02/2014 12:54:32 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2013 | Will Allen
    Representative Trey Gowdy defended efforts by the House GOP to pass an improved version of immigration reform. The South Carolina Republican, who has criticized the comprehensive immmigration bill passed by the Senate, argued that Republican opposition to immigration legislation amounts to a defense of the status quo that is neither responsible nor politically tenable for Republicans: “If I were in California in a swing district . . . I would at least want to say, ‘The party I represent has the following positions.’ And I don’t think that in every case, arguing that the current law is sufficient is the...
  • Jenny Sanford, Ginny Deerin discuss "Mark"

    11/01/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 11-1-14 | Cynthia Roldan
    COLUMBIA - Former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford joined Democratic Secretary of State candidate Ginny Deerin in an online campaign video where she "opens up" about "Mark." The two spend just over 30 seconds discussing the work ethics of "Mark," before Deerin asks about how he's "so awkward with that online technology." After a scripted pause, Sanford clarifies she's not talking about her ex-husband, U.S. Rep. and Former Gov. Mark Sanford, but of Mark Hammond, the Republican incumbent Secretary of State. Hammond is seeking his fourth term in office. "I think it's time for an update in that office...
  • Six North Carolina judges quit after gay ‘marriage’ legalized

    10/31/2014 4:33:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of a federal court decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” in North Carolina, at least six judges in the state have resigned rather than be forced to officiate such unions. All stepped down, since October 10, because they believe marriage is a union between one man and one woman. They are: John Kallam Jr. (Rockingham County), Gilbert Breedlove (Swain County), Bill Stevenson (Gaston County), Tommy Holland (Graham County), Gayle Myrick (Union County) and Jeff Powell (Jackson County). The decision wasn’t easy for Stevenson, whose family depends on his $50,000 per year salary as their primary income. "I prayed about...
  • Lindsey Graham Unfiltered: Jokes About White Men, Baptists

    10/29/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2014
    Lindsey Graham Unfiltered: Jokes About White Men, Baptists By Peter Hamby October 29, 2014 Graham jokes "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency" Graham confirmed recording of jokes Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN. In the meeting, the Republican also cracked wise about Baptists, saying "they're...
  • Senator Graham Recorded In "White Men" Joke

    10/29/2014 6:58:25 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 19 replies
    WSPA ^ | 10/29/2014 | WSPA
    CNN states that Senator Lindsey Graham was recorded saying "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency" but his campaign says the quote is taken out of context.
  • Editorial: SC, US need Lindsey Graham in Senate

    10/28/2014 11:45:00 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    The State ^ | October 28, 2014 | Editorial Board
    COLUMBIA, SC — THE GOOD THING about Brad Hutto is that he doesn’t try to convince us that Lindsey Graham is a liberal. Which is to say that, unlike the six opponents Mr. Graham easily swept aside in the Republican primary, and unlike the reality-show self-promoter who is self-financing a quixotic independent campaign against him, Mr. Hutto is not unhinged from reality. To the contrary, Mr. Hutto has had a respectable career in the state Senate, where, despite being part of an ever-dwindling minority party, he has had a significant amount of influence on public policy — sometimes for good,...
  • Ann Romney blasts Democrat for sexist slur

    10/28/2014 9:20:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/28/14 | Peter Hamby
    Ann Romney, the wife of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, condemned South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger after he mistakenly called her a "whore" — and then chuckled. "When I first heard about it, it hit me right in my gut," Romney said in a Monday phone interview with CNN. "My nerve endings went haywire. It's so upsetting when you know someone can say something like that about a woman, and not have any kind of reaction. It's so unacceptable. Nikki is a great girl and has been a great governor." The Democrat, Vincent Sheheen, made the comment...
  • WAR ON WOMEN… South Carolina Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Calls Nikki Haley a WHORE (Video)

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

    10/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Rep. James Clyburn's (D-S.C.) Republican challenger referred to same-sex couples as "gremlins" and "bullies" in a Facebook post urging supporters to oppose gay marriage at the polls this fall. Anthony Culler, the GOP nominee for Clyburn's seat, wrote a Facebook post on Oct. 14 decrying same-sex marriage as "a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family."
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

    10/13/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P ^ | October 13 2014 | No Attribution
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was snatched Sunday morning.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • SC NAACP seeks slavery apology from newspaper

    10/10/2014 5:34:27 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 21 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 09 October 2014 | Steve Crump
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - At first glance, past ads connected to slavery may have you doing a double take. They come from one of the South's oldest newspapers still serving communities in the Carolinas. The Augusta Chronicle's reach extends into towns like North Augusta, South Carolina. That's why state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph wants the paper to issue an apology for content it ran in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Hagan’s Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company ( North Carolina )

    10/07/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | Oct. 7th, 2014 | Don Carrington
    Solar company formed weeks before Chip Hagan's business received grant. RALEIGH — Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband and son created a solar energy contracting company in August 2010, and then, using $250,644 in federal stimulus grant funds, her husband hired that same company to install solar panels at a building he owns. Public records show that Green State Power was formed seven weeks before JDC Manufacturing — a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles “Chip” Hagan III, Sen. Hagan’s husband — received the stimulus grant for the solar project at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Reidsville, N.C. ... Hagan, a...
  • South Carolina: Gay marriage not immediately likely in SC

    10/06/2014 1:23:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Aiken Standard/Ass Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Jeffery Collins
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from five states seeking to preserve gay-marriage bans. The move doesn’t mean same-sex marriages will begin immediately in South Carolina, but experts say such unions probably aren’t too far off.</p> <p>WHAT WILL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DO?</p>
  • Army could close Moncrief hospital at Fort Jackson ( South Carolina )

    10/05/2014 9:35:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The State ^ | October 3, 2014 | JEFF WILKINSON
    COLUMBIA, SC — The U.S. Army may close Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson, according to Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, the fort’s commander. Becker said that the Army medical command contacted him this week and told him that it is considering closing the hospital or drastically cutting back service at the facility, which is the main health care provider for the 72,000 soldiers who are trained there each year and the fort’s 7,000 military and civilian employees. The State reported a year ago that Moncrief had roughly 700 employees. Medical care for the recruits would be transferred to local...
  • Sheriff: Trio set out to terrorize residents and create havoc

    10/03/2014 3:32:22 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 20 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Oct 03, 2014 | Jason Old
    ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS TV) - Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says three men are behind bars after a weekend crime spree. Kendalon Zarkee Curry, 21, Christian Dion Asher, 22, and Ja'Vall Radrickus Curry, 22, were taken into custody on September 29. Ravenell said the trio "set out to terrorize residents and create havoc Saturday." At approximately 5 a.m., the men were in a Chrysler New Yorker that slammed into a metal fence and brick post outside of a home on Bryan Drive, the sheriff said. Before they made their getaway, they smashed up items inside the residence, beat on...
  • [Lindsey] Graham floats 2016 White House bid

    10/03/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2014 (10:29 am) | Ben Kamisar
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) says he could be a presidential candidate in 2016. The outspoken two-term Senator, known as a foreign policy hawk, told the Weekly Standard that if the hawks aren't well-represented when the 2016 fields begin to solidify, he might throw his hat into the ring. ... When the Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes asked Graham if he'd back a run by Sen. Marco Rubio, he took a shot at the Florida Republican whom he worked with on the Senate immigration bill. "He's a good guy, but after doing immigration with him - we don't need...
  • UpState SC Town Hall: Restoring The Rule Of Law - Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney...

    10/03/2014 6:26:45 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 30, 2014 | Evan Mulch (Videographer)
    VIDEO of a recent Upstate SC townhall, moderated by Josh Kimbrell, at Dickey's Barbecue Pit at the Village Greens Golf Course in Inman, South Carolina. The video was produced by the Mulch Tank Business and Leadership Center (www.MulchTank.com) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Shocking moment officer shoots unarmed driver after pulling him over for not wearing a seatbelt

    09/26/2014 1:47:45 AM PDT · by Purdabo 248 · 86 replies
    This is the shocking moment when a policeman shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop for not wearing a seatbelt. Sean Groubert, 31, who as a South Carolina State Trooper at the time of the incident shot Levar Jones on September 4 on Broad River Road, in Richmond County, Columbia. Groubert ordered Mr Jones to show his driving licence. When he reached into his car to retrieve the document, Groubert started shouting and opened fire with his semi-automatic handgun. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769379/Shocking-moment-police-officer-shoots-unarmed-driver-pulling-not-wearing-seatbelt.html#ixzz3EP6lurmv Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/25/2014 10:42:36 AM PDT · by redreno · 288 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 09/25/2014 | By JEFFREY COLLINS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina trooper during a traffic stop repeated one question through his anguished cries as he lay wounded, waiting for an ambulance: "Why did you shoot me?" Levar Jones' painful groans and then-Trooper Sean Groubert's reply — "Well you dove head first back into your car" — were captured by a dashboard camera in the trooper's car. Groubert had stopped Jones on a seatbelt violation at a Columbia gas station and fired the shots moments after asking Jones for his license
  • Festivities, drums ring out peace from Statehouse steps [SC]

    09/21/2014 7:27:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 9-21-14 | Harrison Cahill
    COLUMBIA, SC — Drummers from the Columbia Drum Circle began beating rhythms that reverberated Sunday over the bustling of Gervais and Main streets, while nearby children made instruments out of recycled materials and got their faces painted. A crowd from the community and local civic groups gathered Sunday afternoon on the State House steps for the inaugural “Peace Day at the State House” rally sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center. Lizzie Utset, an intern with the peace center who organized the event, said it was hard work bringing all of the groups and people together from Columbia to Charleston...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

    09/18/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history. - In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.” ... “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another. ... Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of...
  • Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles

    09/15/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Woodruff, S.C. - 7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on September 11. Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds. The school's principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to “draw attention” to one's vehicle. The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day. The students were not punished. Fulmer...