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  • Arrington blames Sanford for stunning loss to Cunningham in SC Congress race

    11/08/2018 9:28:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The State ^ | November 7, 2018
    GOP congressional candidate Katie Arrington is blaming her defeated GOP primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, for her stunning loss to Democrat Joe Cunningham on Tuesday in South Carolina’s coastal 1st District. Meanwhile, S.C. Democrats on Wednesday were savoring a stunning upset, as they reclaimed a U.S. House seat they have not held for almost 40 years.
  • Dem Joe Cunningham turns Sanford open seat blue in South Carolina

    11/07/2018 5:35:08 AM PST · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2018 | Melanie Zanona
    Democrat Joe Cunningham is projected win his bid to represent South Carolina’s 1st district, defeating a candidate closely aligned with President Trump and shifting a ruby red coastal district into Democratic hands for the first time in decades. Cunningham, a former ocean engineer turned lawyer, defeated Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington. The seat opened up this year after Arrington toppled Rep. Mark Sanford, an outspoken Trump critic and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, in the GOP primary. While Trump carried the Charleston-area district by about 12 points in 2016, Arrington – who ran on a pro-Trump platform –...
  • Archie Parnell Won a Rigged Primary

    10/17/2018 6:27:28 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 4 replies
    Fitnews ^ | 10/14/18 | Steve Lough
    I object to the reference in a recent Joe Cunningham article that Archie Parnell had “no credible opposition” in his primary for the fifth congressional district seat in South Carolina. I was his opponent. I graduated from Dartmouth. I’m good on the stump. I know what the hell I am talking about. Parnell spread the rumor that I was a Republican plant. (S.C. Democratic Party chairman) Trav Robertson told me everyone was saying that (there was only one place that rumor could have come from). Parnell stared so menacingly at my wife that she was upset and told me about...
  • Police seek York County judge candidate charged with domestic violence ‘punch’

    10/10/2018 9:58:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 10/8/2018 | ANDREW DYS
    York police have an arrest warrant for a York County Probate Court judge candidate, accused of domestic violence against her husband, according to police and court records. Diondra Chianta Love, 41, is charged with second-degree domestic violence in an Aug. 3 incident. The arrest warrant was issued Aug. 8 by a city judge in York. York’s police chief said Love has not been located. Love is a Democratic Party candidate for probate judge, county election records show. She has been entered in a national database of active warrants for arrest, said Andy Robinson, York Police Department chief. Robinson said Monday...
  • Burden is on Avenatti to show proof, or face consequences

    09/30/2018 3:18:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 9/28/18 | Alan Dershowitz
    Michael Avenatti, whose judgments have proved questionable so many times, may be right in demanding a thorough investigation of his client’s outrageous claims of multiple gang rapes participated in and witnessed by a young Brett Kavanaugh. These claims, typical of Avenatti, seem so incredible on their face that even partisan Democratic senators have generally stayed away from them. Yet, if they are true, they are not only disqualifying for Judge Kavanaugh to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court, but they should result in criminal prosecutions of anyone and everyone who allegedly drugged young girls and subjected them to...
  • Hurricane Florence Heads for the Carolinas

    09/11/2018 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | September 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the Carolinas. Looks like the latest forecast track has it hitting landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Category 3. The danger of this hurricane — besides just the fact it’s a Category 3 and you have the wind and the rain — is it’s supposed to slow down significantly after reaching landfall. Now they’ve got it speeding up a little bit, but if they’re right on this forecast, it’s a significant flooding event and a number of people are trying to figure out what to do. Stay, ride it out, get out,...
  • Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane And Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

    09/08/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    npr ^ | September 8, 20183:21 PM ET | SHann Van Sant
    Tropical Storm Florence is quickly approaching the eastern United States, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's threat to the East Coast keeps rising. The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase." "However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges," the National Hurricane Center tweeted, "it's too soon to determine the...
  • He wanted to keep girl as sex slave, eat her, cops said. SC judge gave him probation

    08/20/2018 12:21:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    The State ^ | August 19, 2018 | TEDDY KULMALA
    South Carolina man who, police said, wanted to “cannibalize” a young girl after turning her into a “full time baby maker and sex slave” was sentenced to probation, according to court records. Justin Teeter Bensing, 36, of Myrtle Beach, Cpleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, according to Greenville County online court records. The records show he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but that the prison sentence was suspended to five years probation. The suspended sentence means if Bensing violates the terms of his probation, he could be sent to prison for 10 years....
  • Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

    08/16/2018 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 87 replies
    https/ ^ | 8/16/18 | Sara Carter
    A trove of emails and handwritten notes from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr exposes the continuous contact and communication between the DOJ attorney and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, according to notes and documents obtained by The emails and notes were written between 2016 and 2017. SNIP... In June 2017, Steele tells Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.” In October...
  • Gorsuch comes through for Trump and big business

    05/22/2018 11:27:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 5/22/18 | Ariane de Vogue
    The junior-most justice penned the 5-4 opinion siding with employers. The ruling was a victory for business and the Trump administration as it held that employers could require employees to sign class action waivers to bar them from banding together to fight legal disputes. It was Gorsuch's first big opinion for the conservatives and he had presumably been assigned to write it by Chief Justice John Roberts, who was part of the majority, along with Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. Gorsuch said the opinion "did nothing to override" Congress' judgment. "Congress has instructed that arbitration agreements like...
  • Q Anon: (4/14/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/14/2018 5:11:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,998 replies ^ | 4/14/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Amtrak, CSX train collision in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 injured, officials say

    02/04/2018 8:45:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2018 | Travis Fedschun, Bradford Betz
    Two Amtrak personnel were killed and over 100 others were injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a parked CSX freight train early Sunday just outside the capital of South Carolina, officials said.
  • Trump lawyers to press Mueller, but investigation could last another year

    12/18/2017 8:25:44 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 12/18/2017 | Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post
    White House lawyers are expected to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office late this week seeking good news: that his sprawling investigation's focus on President Donald Trump will soon end and their client will be cleared. But people familiar with the probe say that such assurances are unlikely and that the meeting could trigger a new, more contentious phase between the special counsel and a frustrated president, according to administration officials and advisers close to Trump. People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year - pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses like former...
  • Two senior Republican senators criticize Tillerson comments on Russia

    07/09/2017 9:03:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 95 replies
    reuters ^ | July 9, 2017 | Valerie Volcovici
    Two senior Republican U.S. senators criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday for saying that Russia may have the "right approach" on Syria and for what they called his lack of focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan. "His statements about Syria really disturb me. No, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin does not have it right when it comes to Syria," Senator Lindsey Graham said. In separate television interviews, Graham and Senator John McCain, prominent Republican foreign policy voices, took aim at Tillerson's remarks last week that Russia may have "got the right approach" and the United States the wrong approach to...
  • Warning Shots Precipitate Attacks

    08/06/2017 8:24:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Antonio Hickerson Warning shots may galvanize an opponent into the action you are attempting to deter. They may attack you. That is what seems to have happened in situations in Indiana and South Carolina.  From in Indiana: “The victim was able to retrieve a handgun that he owned,” Mull said. “He was able to use that handgun to get Mr. Hickerson out of his residence.” The situation didn't end there. The homeowner, who didn’t want to go on camera, told police he fired two warning shots after Hickerson refused to leave. That's when a struggle started as the...
  • DOJ ask Supreme Court for 'immediate intervention' on immigration ban, documents show

    07/15/2017 11:41:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 7/15/17 | fox/ap
    The Trump administration has told the Supreme Court that a lower court ruling earlier this week altering an executive order on immigration would bring thousands more refugees into the county and requires the justices’ “immediate intervention,” according to filing documents obtained early Saturday by Fox News. In a victory for the administration, the Supreme Court late last month lifted key components of an injunction against President Trump's temporary travel ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly-Muslim countries.
  • Walgreens, Rite Aid asset purchase agreement could impact Upstate distribution jobs

    07/10/2017 2:53:53 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 10 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | July 7, 2017 | Trevor Anderson
    The fate of hundreds of distribution jobs in the Upstate could be decided during the next six months. Two of the nation’s largest retail drug store chains — Illinois-based Walgreens Boot Alliance (WBA) and Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Corp. — announced on Thursday, June 29, they had entered into a $5.175 billion asset purchase agreement. Walgreens operates a nearly 700,000-square-foot distribution center at 101 Alliance Parkway in Anderson County, as well as a 500,000-square-foot distribution facility at 350 Raco Parkway in Jackson County, Ga. Both facilities employ hundreds of workers. Rite Aid has its $90 million, 900,000-square-foot distribution center that it...
  • Samsung Elec to open $380 million home appliance plant in U.S.

    06/28/2017 7:29:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Joyce Lee, editing by Louise Heavens
    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the United States, it said on Wednesday. The South Korean firm said this year it was in talks to build a home appliances plant in the United States amid worries about protectionist policies under U.S. President Donald Trump put pressure on global companies to generate jobs in the country. Asia's biggest company by market capitalization said in a statement that the new plant in Newberry County, South Carolina is expected to generate 954 local jobs by 2020. In February, President Trump tweeted...
  • Three shootings in 8 hours. Eight wounded. Some tourists say they won’t be back.

    06/19/2017 6:38:15 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 92 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | Emily Weaver
    “Multiple people down!” Bubba Hinson exclaimed as he live-streamed a video of what started as a mob stalling traffic, but turned into a mass shooting on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday morning. Eight people were injured in three shootings that erupted this weekend around heavily trafficked tourist areas in Myrtle Beach. At least one of the shootings was caught on the camera of a visitor, who streamed it live on Facebook. The video went viral with over 1 million views by Sunday afternoon. Some tourists say they won’t return to Myrtle Beach anytime soon.
  • SC: Reform of Carry Reciprocity on the Move in South Carolina

    05/07/2017 7:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill to reform the State's restrictive reciprocity law. The vote occurred on 4 May, 2017.  Currently, South Carolina only recognizes carry permits from 19 states, and "enhanced" permits from four more. This bill would recognize permits from up to 16 more states would be recognized by South Carolina. It seems likely that the regular permits from the four states whose enhanced permits will be recognized, if the permit holders are 21 years old or older. From COLUMBIA — House members voted Wednesday to recognize the concealed weapons permits of...