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US: South Carolina (News/Activism)

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  • Senator Graham: Benghazi Survivors ‘Told To Be Quiet’ By Administration

    03/17/2013 10:35:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 111 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | March 16, 2013 | Staf
    <p>Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in an extensive interview with Fox News, alleged that the injured survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been "told to be quiet" and feel they can't come forward to tell their stories -- as he urged the House to subpoena the administration for details if necessary.</p>
  • Sheriff Wants to Reinstate Chain Gangs

    03/12/2013 4:44:21 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 36 replies ^ | Mar 12, 2013 6:32 PM EDT | Graeme Moore
    Chain gangs - long a thing of the past in the Palmetto State - could make a resurgence in South Carolina if Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright gets his way. Wright, an often vocal critic of the justice system, said Tuesday he's working with a state lawmaker to get a bill drafted that would reinstate the chain gang. "I envision them not sitting around in the jails and getting fat on our dollar," Wright said Tuesday. "I envision them working six days a week, 12 hours a day and not being sentenced to 15 years at the taxpayers' expense." Wright...
  • No South Carolina Republican Primary In 2014?

    03/12/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 26 replies ^ | Mar 12, 2013 4:07 PM EDT | Gordon Dill
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - You have a right to vote but not in a primary. Next year, hundreds of thousands of South Carolina Republicans may have no voice in picking their party's nominees. Instead of having a Republican Party primary next year, it is possible that the state party convention, fewer than 1,000 people, most of whom you've never heard of, would pick the entire slate of GOP candidates for November. Because of the way the party is structured, it all begins this month, and it's happening very close to your front door. The presidential primary in 2012 was a national...
  • Blogger Bruce Carroll, aka "Gay Patriot," Seriously Considering Primary Challenge to Lindsey Graham

    03/11/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 03.11.13 | Ace
    interesting. This is a tough one for me. Obviously Bruce Carroll would be much better for the country and our progeny, but, on the other hand, then he'd be moving up ahead of me in status. Can I support this? Is it so wrong just to root for all of your enemies, and your friends, to fail? Is that asking too much?
  • SC:Suspect Shot After Kicking In Front Door Of Residence

    03/10/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Staff
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner shot a suspect after he kicked in his front door. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at 532 Hwy 14 in Landrum. Master Deputy Kevin Bobo tells 7 On Your Side, the suspect’s wife was inside the residence with the homeowner. The suspect has been identified as Dakota Hester. Authorities say he kicked in the door, assaulted his wife then proceeded upstairs. Deputies say the homeowner, Jonathan Wofford went into his bedroom and locked the door. Deputies say Hester kicked open the door and then was shot by Wofford.
  • Sources: South Carolina Conservative Leader Weighs Primary Challenge to Graham

    03/10/2013 12:54:32 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 28 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | fitsnews
    SOUTH CAROLINA'S BEST BET TO DEFEAT LINDSEY GRAHAM MAY RUN AFTER ALL... Fitsnews has the scoop. Click the Excerpt link for more info.
  • Back on the Trail (Mark Sanford Wants Ex's Endorsement, to Manage His Campaign)

    03/05/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Mar 3, 2013 | Jason Zengerle
    When disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford decided to run for office again, he asked his ex-wife, Jenny, for her blessing. Whether he has her vote is another matter.Late last year, a few days before Christmas, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford embarked on a delicate political mission. He went to see his ex-wife, Jenny. It was only four years ago, in early 2009, that the couple were approaching their twentieth wedding anniversary and Sanford, a popular two-term Republican governor, was laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign. That was when, one afternoon in the governorÂ’s mansion, Jenny went searching...
  • Charleston officials say House gun legislation ‘bad for city’

    03/04/2013 10:29:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies ^ | March 5, 2013 | Paul Fallon
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charleston's Republican mayor and Republican council president are concerned about a House bill that would override a 20-year-old city ordinance restricting gun purchases to one per person per month. Mayor Danny Jones and Council President Tom Lane realize they may be out of sync with party leaders on the state and national levels but say they must speak up for what they believe is right for the city. "We're not so much about philosophy on the city level," Jones said. "I'm for Charleston. I'm on this earth for my kids and this city, and that's it." The...
  • Governor Sanford is reading FreeRepublic!

    03/04/2013 11:09:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | Mark Sanford
    Mark Sanford just posted this on his twitter feed: @MarkSanford Here's my full statement to Congress, fighting the stimulus back when it was "only" going to be $150 billion:
  • Mark Sanford’s ex-wife: He asked me to manage his new campaign for Congress

    03/04/2013 10:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    When I saw this detail in yesterday’s LAT piece, I had to read it three times before feeling confident enough to post it as a Headline item. I was sure I had misunderstood and that the “she” referred to was someone else. This guy may be a shameless careerist, but asking the spouse you wronged to help get you back into Congress while you’re planning a wedding with the woman you left her for would take things to a Charlie-Crist-ian level of soulless ambition. “House of Cards” would reject it as a plotline on grounds that not even Frank Underwood...
  • Pickens County School Board Voted On New Policy To Replace The Prayer (SC)

    02/27/2013 4:28:37 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies ^ | February 25, 2013
    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -- One plea after the other, people urged the Pickens County School Board to continue its policy of student-led prayer. "Please don't rob us of our faith," said Gary Gwinn, a Pickens County resident. The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue this school board if the prayers continue. That lawsuit could cost taxpayers like you millions of dollars. "You've got all this risk and in the end your going to lose anyway," said Pickens County School Board Member Alex Saitta. Religion and philosophy professor Dr. Peter Cohen runs Hillel, which is a Jewish organization on the...
  • Blame Jane: Ted Turner's son says Fonda made dad a lib

    02/22/2013 10:34:42 AM PST · by topher · 24 replies | Published February 22, 2013 |
    Teddy Turner, son of billionaire media mogul Ted Turner and Republican candidate for Congress, said his father’s marriage to Jane Fonda prompted his major left turn. “I was raised in a different time at the Turner household … a very conservative household with capitalism and all of that kind of stuff,” the younger Turner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
  • Hagel Declined to Sign Schumer Letter in 2007 Asking Arab Allies to Recognize Israel

    02/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel declined to sign a letter circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 calling upon then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press Arab allies of the U.S. to recognize Israel’s right to exist “and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions.” Seventy-nine Senators eventually signed the letter, which was sponsored by Schumer and by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
  • States pile on against federal detention plan

    02/16/2013 6:13:41 PM PST · by wesagain · 3 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    "Indiana, South Carolina both bucking idea of arresting, holding Americans"WASHINGTON – Bills opposing the controversial National Defense Authorization Act have popped up in both the Indiana and South Carolina state legislatures. The NDAA was harshly criticized by some as unconstitutional due to language in Sections 1021 and 1022 that allows for the indefinite detainment of U.S. citizens without due process. Both bills would nullify the NDAA in its current form by denying law enforcement or any government official the right to carry out any act of detaining a citizen without due process. In Indiana, the bill passed through the Corrections...
  • Police: 5 people shot outside Columbia club (SC)

    02/16/2013 7:47:24 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies ^ | February 16, 2013
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WISTV) —Five people are in the hospital after a shooting outside a club very early Saturday morning. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. at the T and T Uptown Lounge, located at 3003 Colonial Drive. Three men and two women were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. Police said two of the shooting victims were in critical condition Saturday morning. Preliminary information suggests that witnesses saw shots being fired from a car outside of the club, police said. There may have been an altercation at the club before the shooting, according to investigators.
  • Suspect in Botched Shooting Bought Gun Legally Despite Mental Illness (south carolina)

    02/11/2013 6:18:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    ny times ^ | february 8, 2013 | KIM SEVERSON and ROBBIE BROWN
    The gentle pace of life on the campus of Ashley Hall, South Carolina’s only all-girls preparatory school, appeared to be back on Friday. Parents lined up in the shade of the live oaks to pick up their children. A luncheon for alumnae of the school, which was founded in 1909, went on as planned. Still, police officers patrolled the iron fence that surrounds the school and teachers remained on edge, trying to grasp how a woman with a public history of mental illness had managed to buy a gun a week earlier and amazed that the gun, when pointed at...
  • Boyfriend gets lifetime sex offender status for cellphone video

    02/09/2013 4:35:56 PM PST · by Gamecock · 124 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 9, 2013
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sidney Myers will spend the next 18 months in a federal prison for 15 minutes worth of sex videos he made with his teenage girlfriend.</p> <p>Myers’ prison sentence, handed down Thursday, is the type of nightmare scenario that law enforcement has been warning parents and high school students about: Intimate videos and photos of young people on electronic devices can send someone to prison.</p>
  • Deputies: Dad tattoos "Daddy's Girl" on 14-year-old daughter (SC)

    02/08/2013 2:23:33 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies ^ | February 8, 2013
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) —A Richland County man is accused of tattooing "Daddy's Girl" on his daughter, according to Deputies arrested 39-year-old Victor Shane Scroggins Thursday morning. He is charged with tattoo of a minor, unlawful neglect of a child and not having a required certificate. After turning himself in Thursday morning, Scroggins was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Scroggins is accused of tattooing "Daddy's Girl" and a Browning logo in his 14-year-old daughter's wrist at their home in October.
  • NTSB questions Boeing’s 787 battery design and certification after short circuit

    02/07/2013 11:13:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 7, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    A short circuit inside one cell started the 787 battery fire, and assumptions used to certify the battery system proved wrong, the NTSB said Thursday.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has pinpointed the start of the 787 Dreamliner battery fire on a parked Japan Airlines jet a month ago today as a short circuit inside a single cell. The agency still hasn’t identified the cause of the initial short circuit but has narrowed down the suspects. Details provided by the NTSB make clear that Boeing will have to redesign the battery for a long-term fix. In addition, the NTSB pointed...
  • The Unconventional Ted Cruz: He's doing precisely what he promised on the campaign trail.

    02/05/2013 6:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/05/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has been a United States senator for only 34 days, but already he is making his mark on national politics. His conspicuous presence and aggressive tone have thrilled his conservative cheerleaders, while inducing fits of rage in liberal detractors and Joe Scarborough. In the past week alone, Cruz has tangled with veteran Democratic spin-master Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Meet the Press, sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded “no” votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief, raising the debt ceiling, filibuster reform, and...