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  • Feds OK first-in-decades oil studies off East Coast

    07/18/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration on Friday gave the oil industry the green light to use air guns and sonic sensors to search for possible oil and gas under Atlantic waters, overriding environmentalists concerned that the seismic research can harm whales and other marine life. Although geophysical research companies will still have to apply for individual permits to conduct seismic studies along the south- and mid-Atlantic coast — and undergo more rigorous environmental scrutiny of their specific plans — the Interior Department’s formal decision opens the door for the activity. Friday’s move also helps pave the way for possible drilling off the...
  • Thomas Ravenel: "My Skeletons are out there"

    07/16/2014 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sarah Smith
    Thomas Ravenel is the first to admit he’s not a perfect candidate. “If I can just get the drug vote, I can win by a landslide,” he said cheerfully on Tuesday, the day after he filed a petition to run for Senate in South Carolina against incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham as an independent candidate. “I’m not a perfect messenger. But those so-called perfect people with those blemish-free backgrounds are the people that are running the Republic into the ground. My skeletons are out there for everyone to see.” And Ravenel’s skeletons are well displayed — both in news archives and...
  • South Carolina licensing officials accused of suppressing lawyer’s 1st Amendment rights

    07/16/2014 9:30:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 7-16-2014 | Andrew Branka
    It is axiomatic that the freedom of speech provisions of the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution are specifically intended to protect unpopular and/or offensive speech. After all, speech that is neither unpopular nor offensive is, obviously, not in need of any particular protections. It is equally indisputable that of all the various forms of speech possible, it is political and religious speech that lies at the heart of 1st Amendment protections.Meet Todd Kincannon, that &$(#*&%! Lawyer from South Carolina In the context of the Conservative polito-sphere one of the greatest founts of offensive conservative political and religious speech is...
  • Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina during recruitment drive

    07/16/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Foxnews/AP ^ | Wed, July 16, 2014
    SENECA, S.C. – Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan. -snip- The paper said "Save Our Land, Join the Klan." It had a phone number that led to an automated message discussing KKK efforts against illegal immigration.
  • Boeing gets OK to develop almost 500 acres in SC

    07/14/2014 4:23:31 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The State ^ | July 14, 2014
    <p>The Boeing Co. may now proceed with development of almost 500 acres near its assembly plant in North Charleston.</p>
  • Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief

    07/13/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jeffrey Collins
    LATTA, S.C. (AP) — When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she expected her two decade career in law enforcement was over. Then, this conservative, small town rebelled. The people of Latta, who voted overwhelmingly for a state amendment banning gay marriage eight years ago, turned against the mayor, stripped him of his powers and rehired Moore. They said her dedication to the town mattered more than her sexual orientation. Residents remembered Moore's civic spirit from as far back as 1989, when Hurricane Hugo tore through Latta. She was...
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • Ravenel makes Senate run official (for Lindsey Graham's seat)

    07/05/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 25 replies
    The State ^ | July 4, 2014 | Lillia Callum-Penso
    A Charleston businessman and reality TV star has announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham. Thomas Ravenel, former state treasurer who resigned from office after his arrest on drug charges, announced his run Friday. He still must deliver 10,000 signatures from registered voters to state election officials by July 15 to get on the ballot. He stopped in Greenville later in the day to attend the Red, White and Blue Festival. En route to Greenville, Ravenel confirmed his run with The Greenville News. “I’ve always felt impelled to do this,” Ravenel said....
  • Hurricane Arthur

    07/03/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 103 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 July 2014 | NHC/NOAA
    Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. Independence Day travelers and revelers up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast are eying the path of the storm. Forecast models are in good agreement that Hurricane Arthur will dampen July 4th festivities along the N.C. Outer Banks. Mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks has begun. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are adding fuel to the storm development. Sea Surface TempsPublic Advisories
  • Ravenel likely to jump into Senate race Friday (SC)

    07/02/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Schuyler Kropf
    Former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Friday as an independent hopeful against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham. Ravenel said Wednesday that a "large announcement" is planned for Friday and that he will appear in Greenville but otherwise declined to give specifics. A copy of Ravenel's schedule says he plans on attending the Red White and Blue Festival in Greenville on July 4. Ravenel recently confirmed he had hired a private vendor to help collect the minimum 10,000 signatures of South Carolina voters he needs to be placed on the November ballot as...
  • S. Carolina congressman urges Houstonians to lead change

    06/30/2014 3:13:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-29-14 | Jayme Fraser
    Trey Gowdy, the U.S. representative tapped to lead an investigation of the Benghazi embassy attack, called for parishioners at Second Baptist Church on Sunday "not to be lazy" or to wait around for the Supreme Court, Congress or Senate to change the country. "Changing the hearts and minds in this country is our job," he said. The South Carolina Republican roomed with Pastor Ed Young's son at Baylor University as a teenager and accepted the family's invitation to speak at the mega-church's services celebrating the Fourth of July and veterans this weekend. On Sunday, a day after Ahmed Abu Khattala...
  • Richland Co. K-9 attacks dog, department to pay for medical expenses

    06/27/2014 4:15:38 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 12 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Emery Glover
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County Sheriff's Department K-9 attacked a dog on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Leon Lott, the incident happened on Emsworth Drive when the K-9 jumped a fence and attacked a neighbor's dog.
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • ‘Southern Charm’ star planning US Senate race against Graham

    06/26/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Jason Ryan
    CHARLESTON — With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Ravenel, who was state treasurer before resigning due to federal drug charges, said Wednesday that he plans soon to complete a petition drive, collecting the signatures of at least 10,000 S.C. voters. That petition would enable him to appear on the ballot this November with three other candidates, including Graham, in a bid for a six-year...
  • PTR making commemorative gun for South Carolina [ex-CT Gun Manufacturer]

    06/24/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Zalmon · 12 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steve Jones
    Firearms manufacturer PTR Industries is so pleased with its move to Aynor that it is producing a special gun to show its appreciation. The company will produce 1,000 South Carolina commemorative firearms, each stamped with an outline of the state with a Palmetto tree and crescent moon inside it. PTR vice president John McNamara said the company developed the gun as a way to give something back to South Carolina. The company moved its headquarters and operation to Aynor in January with no hassles. McNamara said state and local officials helped in any way they could, such as with zoning....
  • Mike Huckabee To Take Iowa, SC Pastors To Europe On "Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II Tour"

    06/20/2014 10:32:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    CBN ^ | 6/20/2014 | David Brody
    The Brody File has learned that Mike Huckabee will host evangelical pastors from the early political Primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada as he leads them over to Europe in an event called, “Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times" Watch the invitation video below that Mike Huckabee is sending out to pastors in these key states. It goes out today. Huckabee says he’s leading this tour because it’s an opportunity to show, “the human instruments used by God to change the world’s history.” The 10-day tour takes place...
  • Gov. Rick Perry headlining Rep. Mick Mulvaney fundraiser in July

    06/19/2014 7:29:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The State ^ | Andrew Shain
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to spend a pre-July Fourth vacation in South Carolina -- setting off a few early 2016 White House fireworks. Perry will headline a hamburgers and hot dog cookout fundraiser for Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney at City of Light in Indian Land on July 2. Tickets cost $10 per person, $25 per family and $250 for a chance to have a photo with the Lone Star State boss.
  • Male teen forced to remove makeup for DMV photo

    06/19/2014 6:38:18 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/19/14 | Christine Slusser
    Chase Culpepper is a teen who wears women's clothing and makeup on a regular basis -- that is, until he was forced to remove said makeup for his driver's license picture. Reporter: "The DMV says it does not allow anyone to wear a disguise in photos." Culpepper: "This is how I am every single day. This is who I am, and this is how I choose to express myself." (Via WFXB) The DMV says it will not allow 16-year-old Culpepper, who identifies as gender nonconforming, to retake his picture because it goes against policy. His mother is upset, too. "My...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Liberal groups angry with SC pols over order to teach Constitution

    06/14/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    foxnews ^ | 6/13/14 | s mcneal
    The South Carolina legislature has rankled liberal groups after requiring that a pair of public schools use state funds to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents -- on the heels of a budget fight over gay-themed books in the curriculum. State House lawmakers previously had cut funds from two public universities in retaliation for required-reading material containing homosexual themes. A revised budget passed by both the House and the Senate earlier this month, though, restored the money -- but dictated that exact amount be spent "for instruction in the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution, the...
  • Historic win for school choice in Oklahoma

    06/13/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mike Turner
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can threaten us all he wants; we’re finished with Common Core in Oklahoma. Last week Governor Mary Fallin made it official, signing into law legislation repealing the law’s impact on our state’s education standards. As a state representative, I was proud to have voted to stop Common Core. As a conservative, I’m outraged I had to in the first place. We need to be standing up for school choice, not whitewashing standards that are better for bureaucrats than parents and children. At any rate, the Obama administration is none too happy with us. “We partner...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • States Ditch Common Core - The ObamaCare Of Education

    06/11/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: Oklahoma joins South Carolina and Indiana in opposing one-size-fits-all U.S. education standards that have turned schools into leftist re-education camps, with political statements masquerading as instruction. Not as much attention has been paid to Common Core as has been paid to ObamaCare. But like the faux Greek columns in Denver at Barack Obama's nomination in 2008, they were supposed to be the twin pillars of his legacy. Both, however, are fake promises, Trojan horses for government control of key sectors of American society and our economy. Five years ago, 46 states gave up a big chunk of their sovereignty...
  • Reid: We need more Lindsey Grahams

    06/11/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Republicans should follow the lead of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Reid said Graham defeated conservative challengers and avoided a runoff after co-authoring immigration reform last year, unlike House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was defeated in a shocking result the same night. ADVERTISEMENT “I believe the Republicans should follow the lead of Lindsey Graham. Lindsey Graham was part of the Gang of Eight to come up with immigration reform. He never backed down, backed up. He kept going forward on this issue,” Reid said. “We need more Republicans who are...
  • OK Brat wins in VA, BUT what the HELL happened in SC??!!

    06/11/2014 5:32:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 98 replies
    11 June 2014 | US Navy Vet
    DAMMIT South Carolina, CLOSE YOUR PRIMARIES!
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Wins GOP Nod in South Carolina [How Did We Get This Catastrophe?]

    06/10/2014 9:24:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 10, 2014
    Sen. Lindsey Graham Wins GOP Nod in South Carolina COLUMBIA, S.C. - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham won South Carolina's Republican party outright on Tuesday, defeating six tea party challengers and avoiding a runoff. Graham, 58, had about 59 percent of the vote in early returns, far more than what was needed to avoid the runoff. State Sen. Lee Bright came in second, with nearly 14 percent. Aside from Bright, those arrayed against Graham included Columbia pastor Det Bowers, Upstate businessman Richard Cash and Charleston-area businesswoman Nancy Mace, the first female cadet graduate from The Citadel, South Carolina's military college. Orangeburg...
  • Sen. Tim Scott wins GOP primary in South Carolina

    06/10/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 9:24 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Tuesday, setting up a general election that could make him the state’s first elected black senator. Early returns Tuesday showed Scott, 48, with about 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young. Scott also is the heavy favorite to win in November in this heavily Republican state. …
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Flashback: GRAHAM CHALLENGER RICHARD CASH: GROUND GAME WILL BEAT LINDSEY

    06/09/2014 5:40:11 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3, 2013 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Businessman and pro-life activist Richard Cash told Breitbart News here on Monday that a strong ground game is needed for a Tea Party candidate to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Cash walked Breitbart News through his plan. “I’m going to put up a lot of signs. I’m going to do a lot of meetings,” he said. “We’re going to have a lot of feet on the ground in May. That’s what I did when I ran for Congress. That’s what I know to do. This race is not going to be won from 30,000 feet. Anyone who thinks they can...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesn’t mean it was a hard one. Today, I’m happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the “go-to”...
  • How Lindsey Graham keeps beating them all

    06/09/2014 4:51:01 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 30 replies
    PBS.org ^ | June 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM EDT | BY TERENCE BURLIJ, DOMENICO MONTANARO, RACHEL WELLFORD AND SIMONE PATHE
    Mention Lindsey Graham’s name at a tea party rally, and the boos rain down. But despite angering some conservatives with his support for matters ranging from comprehensive immigration reform to President Obama’s nominees for the Supreme Court, the South Carolina Republican senator appears in position to cruise to a primary victory Tuesday against six challengers. “If I had to bet the farm, I would have to bet that Graham is going to get through unscathed,” Clemson University political scientist David Woodard, a veteran GOP consultant and director of the Palmetto Poll told the Morning Line. Graham has benefitted from a...
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley: ‘We Will No Longer Educate Children … ’

    06/09/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Every now and then, 140 characters are just not enough. Surely there are some children out there who could educate Nikki Haley and her social media team about the dangers of linking one's Twitter account with Instagram, because sometimes ... oh, never mind. They'll figure it out eventually.
  • Lindsey Graham’s Covert Op: Going Full Democrat

    06/09/2014 12:37:50 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 39 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/09/2014 | Lee Bright
    Establishment Republican Trying to Seduce Obama Voters On the eve of Lindsey Graham having to face his top challenger, Lee Bright, at the polls, Team Graham is running a quiet campaign to woo Democrats. Publicly, Graham’s Campaign is saturating South Carolina TV stations touting his supposed “conservative credentials” – yet he is simultaneously using web ads and social media to target Democrats and to remind them they can vote for him in the Republican Primary. “Well, he’s the liberals’ favorite Republican in Washington, so he is simply following form by trying to sneak past 50 per cent with some Democrat...
  • Graham meets GOP rivals at debate (primary tomorrow!!)

    06/09/2014 5:53:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    chronicle.augusta.com ^ | 6/8/14 | Jeffrey Collins
    COLUMBIA — The six Re­pub­lican challengers trying to beat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to position themselves as the best choice to replace the two-term incumbent Saturday night during their only debate. Graham spent his time defending his 12 years in the Senate, saying his challengers are too conservative and would threaten Republicans’ chances to win back the Senate. With Tuesday’s primary nearing, Graham and his challengers mostly stuck to their campaign themes. Graham was attacked on policy and his willingness to at least listen to Democrats and President Obama, but no one made it personal. “If you didn’t support...
  • SC’s Graham battles 6 foes in Senate debate

    06/08/2014 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 44 replies
    The State ^ | June 7, 2014 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s six GOP challengers criticized the Seneca Republican on Saturday, saying he had failed to protect the Constitution during the Republican Primary campaign’s only debate. Graham, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, defended his record, including voting in favor of President Barack Obama’s two Supreme Court nominees and working to help illegal immigrants become citizens. The debate - the only of the GOP campaign - came 60 hours before polls open for Tuesday’s primary. The senator’s GOP opponents said change is needed in Washington. “If you truly are a conservative, then...
  • VIDEO: South Carolina U.S. Senate, Republican Debate

    06/07/2014 5:43:42 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 14 replies
    SCETV ^ | June 7, 2014 | Recorded TV Program
    Video at link
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham defends Democrats from Rand Paul’s foreign aid attacks

    06/07/2014 7:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/10/12 | W. James Antle III
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has started airing ads attacking Democrats who recently voted to continue foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan, but one of his GOP Senate colleagues has risen to their defense. On Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham joined West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a conference call defending Machin’s foreign aid vote, the Charleston Gazette reported. “A lot of debate goes on about foreign aid,” Graham said. “Foreign relations are not a Democrat or Republican issue, but a American issue.” “Joe Manchin works with Barack Obama to send billions of our taxpayer dollars...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: Hey, I’m “glad” the NSA is collecting Americans’ phone records

    06/07/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/6/13
    “I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t think you’re talking to the terrorists. I know you’re not. I know I’m not. So we don’t have anything to worry about.” That’s the eternal rationale for the surveillance state: If you’re not doing anything wrong, you should have no objection. What happens when the definition of “wrong” changes after your information’s been collected? Why would any Republican make this...
  • Flashback: Sen. Graham Backs Radical Obama Judicial Appointment

    06/07/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/4/13 | Matt Vespa
    Caitlin Halligan, general counsel for Manhattan’s district attorney’s office, was nominated in 2010 to fill a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been re-nominated four times since then. A cloture vote to move forward with her nomination failed 54-45 in 2011. The presidential judicial appointments – by custom – should be taken under consideration by the Senate, but not this one. For starters, Halligan is a pro-abortion, anti-gun zealot, who just received the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham. As Paul Mirengoff of PowerLine wrote yesterday, Halligan would be more of an activist, than a judge. …let’s...
  • Flashback: Sen. Graham on 'Today': Working With Dems Even More Important Than Immigration Bill

    06/07/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/13/07 | Mark Finklestein
    Does Lindsey Graham truly believe that his highest calling as a senator is to work with the likes of Ted Kennedy? Apparently so, judging by the South Carolinian's statement on this morning's "Today." Meredith Vieira interviewed Graham, a staunch supporter of the president's immigration plan, during the show's first half-hour. TODAY CO-HOST MEREDITH VIEIRA: When you went home recently you were at a GOP meeting and you got booed over immigration. There are a lot of people in a lot of states -- conservatives -- who think this bill is bad and they see this as a litmus test. SEN....
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: Sure, I’d support censoring your mail if it was necessary

    06/07/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/11/13
    Let me repeat what I said last week after he clapped the NSA on the back for collecting Americans’ phone records: It’s not just the fact that he endorses ideas like this, it’s the ease with which he does it. There appears to be none of the usual angst you see from other pols about security/liberty trade-offs when he talks counterterrorism. He’s almost entirely on one side of that topic in much the same way Ron Paul is, but even if you think Paul’s naive about security risks, at least he’s on the side of personal freedom. You get the...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: 'We're going to tell the bigots to shut up' [Video]

    06/07/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    diggersrealm.com ^ | 5/16/07 | Digger
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressing the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") had the nerve to stand before this organization - that supports Hispanics above all - and tell them that by pushing through amnesty for all of the illegal aliens in this country that it'll "tell the bigots to shut up". Lindsey Graham says that I am a bigot because I want no amnesty and illegal aliens to be deported and our immigration laws to be enforced. Also since about 80-90% of you Americans out there reading this also have my views, Senator Lindsey Graham is also telling...
  • Flashback: “Republican” Senator Lindsey Graham Comes Out In Favor Of Cap And Trade

    06/07/2014 6:29:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    With Democrats holding a stiff majority in the House and the Senate, and with Obama chomping at the bit to sign some major bill into law to stave off criticism about a lack of accomplishment (though, personally, I’d be happy if we went on vacation for the next 3 years), we need every single Republican and Democrat vote against cap and trade we can find. Unfortunately, one Republican will be siding with the liberals on this issue. “ A top Senate Republican on Sunday announced his support for sweeping climate change legislation, disputing the “conventional wisdom” that says Congress simply...
  • Flashback: Meet Lindsey Graham, the Next GOP Maverick on Climate Change

    06/07/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/13/09 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Sen. Lindsey Graham spent his summer testing out lines on global warming. As the Republican hit the town halls in South Carolina, a state with a major military presence and one of the country's highest unemployment rates, Graham would ask people if they thought climate change was a problem. Few did. But Graham quickly followed with another question, asking for a show of hands from those concerned about energy security. The response was strong, and Graham wasted little time making the connection. "You can't look at it in isolation," Graham said in an interview last week. "I'm trying to say,...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham Organized GOP Dinner With Obama Last Night (Video)

    06/07/2014 8:14:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3/7/13 | Jim Hoft
    When Barack Obama wanted to organize a dinner with Republican Senators he knew just who to call – Senator Lindsey “Tell the Bigots to Shut Up” Graham. Last night Lindsey and twelve other Republicans went to dinner with Barack Obama in an attempt to make the far left president look bipartisan. Lindsey spoke with reporters after the dinner. “So when the president asked to get together a group, I was willing and honored to do that.” While Lindsey and others were dining with Obama, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was holding a thirteen hour filibuster against Obama’s unconstitutional domestic drone policy.
  • Flashback: Biden’s friendly offer to Sen. Graham: ‘I will rip your skin off for you’

    06/07/2014 8:10:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4/29/13 | Kristen Lee
    Vice President Joe Biden has reached across the aisle to offer some unorthodox campaign help to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I will rip your skin off for you.” The tongue-in-cheek pitch was made at a recent forum with Sen. John McCain as Graham was sitting in the audience. Biden joked that he wanted to give “my buddy Lindsey” some help with his re-election campaign. “I told him I’ll come to South Carolina and campaign for him or against him – whichever will help the most,” said Biden. “I know – against,” the VP added when the audience laughed. Graham, who...
  • Flashback: Lindsey Graham: GOP Should Work With Obama

    06/07/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 10/27/10
    As Republicans prepare for their likely takeover of the House and possibly the Senate after next Tuesday’s elections, at least one prominent GOP legislator thinks the party should prepare to work with President Barack Obama. That’s Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, The Hill reports. Lindsey Graham, ObamaHe says Republicans should engage the president on issues such as an energy bill that doesn’t include cap and trade, Social Security, and job creation. "My belief is that, if we get back power in the House, and get close in the Senate, that we ought to really clamp down on spending and...
  • Lindsey Graham: Save fight for debt ceiling (remember the fight that never came??)

    06/06/2014 1:57:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/1/13 | Bobby Cervantes
    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday urged House Republicans to “save their powder” for the debt ceiling fight in a few months, instead of getting blamed for holding out on the Senate-backed fiscal cliff deal and then “fold like a cheap suit.” “Do the best you can, make it (the cliff deal) better if you can, but here’s reality: Right now all tax rates have gone up on all Americans,” the South Carolina Republican said. “You need to understand this: If we don’t get this tax rate problem fixed for all Americans, the economy is going to collapse, the stock market...
  • WOMEN’S CENTER SHUTDOWN

    06/06/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    The recently announced closing of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate, effective July 1, 2014, has sparked outrage and disappointment in some quarters, particularly among those who say they viewed the Center as a place that welcomed those with alternative lifestyles. Eric Owens of The Daily Caller may have illuminated the backstory, saying that while school officials blamed efforts to cut spending for the decision, in a statement obtained by Inside Higher Ed, Chancellor Tom Moore said the center’s closure was “particularly hard, given the importance of their programming and the unfortunate...