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  • South Carolina Post Debate Poll: Trump 35%, Rubio 18%, Ted Cruz 18%

    02/15/2016 7:42:23 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies ^ | February 15 | Sundance
    The latest post-debate poll from South Carolina, conducted by PPPolling, shows Ted Cruz slipping backward to catch Marco Rubio; and a candidate field, behind Trump, mired in the mud. Put another way - The same inept politicians who ran for three election cycles promising change, yet did nothing except make things worse, are now standing next to even more inept presidential candidates and touting them as the solution for their own ineptitude. The political gaslighting is no longer effective against an engaged electorate. Let's think about this. To combat their stuck in the mud problem - Jeb Bush calls Lindsey...
  • How Nikki Haley saved the GOP

    06/23/2015 11:36:32 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    The Week ^ | june 23, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    "We are not going to allow this symbol to divide us any longer," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said Monday afternoon, in a televised address to the nation, of the soon-to-be-retired Confederate flag that has flown on the state capitol grounds for decades. And so long as GOP state legislators follow their governor and their party, after 150 years, South Carolina will no longer endorse the Confederate battle flag, but will consign it to a museum to recognize, as Haley emphasized in her address, its place in the state's history.
  • Graham: Nukes In Hands Of Terrorists Could Result In Bomb Coming To Charleston Harbor

    09/06/2013 5:04:31 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 57 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | September 3, 2013 | Not listed
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  • Sen. Graham helps import Jamaicans for work at elite country club

    04/02/2013 3:14:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-2-2013 | Neil Munro
    The 2012 PGA golf championship showcased the green links, yellow sands and blue skies at the beachside Kiawah country club in South Carolina. But it also exposed the political maneuvering that annually brings about 170 low-wage black workers from Jamaica into South Carolina for temporary jobs that could otherwise have gone to local South Carolina workers. Those low-wage workers helped the club’s financial returns, and indirectly, also helped South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has long pushed for an immigration rewrite that would import more low-wage foreign workers. In February, Graham told a Rotary Club lunch in Easley, S.C., that...
  • Graham gets primary support from business, Bloomberg

    03/13/2013 2:47:18 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/13/2013 | Neil Munro
    South Carolina’s embattled Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting some home-state aid from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He’s also getting support from one of President George W. Bush’s cabinet secretaries, Carlos Gutierrez, whose business-backed group, Republicans for Immigration Reform, launched a $60,000 TV ad campaign to help Graham get through the GOP’s 2014 primary. The support is being sent because Graham is drawing criticism for his effort to pass a controversial immigration bill that would provide a path for 11 million illegal immigrants to become citizens, and eventually help them bring their relatives into the country.
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Cops: Suspect with shotgun robs church choir

    01/19/2012 10:57:47 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    WCSC ^ | Jan 19, 2012 | Ray Rivera
    GOOSE CREEK, SC - Investigators say a man armed with a shotgun robbed a choir group at a church in Goose Creek Wednesday night. ... One of the victims told police that a man entered the church through an unlocked door and aimed a shotgun towards the choir area. The victims told police that the suspect then told the choir to get on the floor and to "Keep your heads down, I'll blow your head off."... the suspect continued to demand everyone's wallets and purses

    01/15/2012 7:24:17 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 110 replies
    self | 17 January 2012 | AmericaninTokyo
    (VANITY)Word has it that Mr. Herman Cain, a strong conservative presidential candidate incessantly attacked by the national media, the DNC and the RINO Establishment slime machine, is in a position now to endorse in pivotal South Carolina prior to its presidential primary.The problem is, some indications are coming out that such an endorsement, while "unconventional" may be going to Mitt Romney, the worst possible choice for the Republicans in 2012 and certainly no conservative, easily beatable by Barack Obama in November. Sucn an endorsement would be highly inadvisable. Many of us, former 2012 Cain supporters, volunteers and donors say this...
  • Maryland man gets five years for fraud, after making terrorist threats

    03/01/2011 7:25:07 AM PST · by wonders · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Maria Glod
    A Silver Spring man convicted of falsifying immigration documents had threatened to blow up the White House, the U.S. Treasury building, a federal courthouse and a Metro stop, vowing to "slaughter the enemies of Islam," federal prosecutors said Monday in court. Lajqi, an ethnic Albanian who came to the United States through Mexico in the mid-1980s, is a self-described "extremist militant," who said he was trained by Bosnian Muslim rebels, according to court papers. He was angry about American military involvement in Kosovo in the 1990s, and "blamed all Albanian deaths in Kosovo on the United States," the court papers...
  • Union sues over S.C. gov's remarks about Boeing plant

    01/21/2011 8:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    KOMO ^ | 1/21/11
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is facing her first big lawsuit after saying the state would try to keep unions out of the Boeing Inc. plant in North Charleston. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charleston by the International Association of Machinists and AFL-CIO asked for a court order telling Haley and her director of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to butt out and remain neutral in matters concerning union activities. "There's no secret I don't like the unions," Haley said when asked about the litigation. "We are a right-to-work state. I will do everything...
  • In governor's meeting, Haley asks Obama to scrap health law

    12/04/2010 12:58:50 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 4+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 2, 2010 | James Rosen
    South Carolina Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley challenged President Barack Obama over his landmark health care overhaul Thursday in a candid, personal exchange in front of Cabinet members and newly elected governors from across the country. In an exchange that White House aides didn't dispute, Obama rejected Haley's request to repeal the health care bill... "I said the people of South Carolina and the small businesses of South Carolina cannot afford the mandated health care law they had passed," Haley said after the meeting. "I told him that our economy is already in a tough spot, and our budget cannot sustain...
  • Gov.-elect Nikki Haley announces Fiscal Crisis Task Force(South Carolina)

    11/29/2010 2:25:38 PM PST · by neal1960 · 6 replies
    Governor-elect Nikki Haley launches website to report abuse and fraud in state government.
  • Deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant

    09/10/2010 8:17:30 PM PDT · by reprobate · 48 replies ^ | 9-9-2010 | DeAnn Komanecky
    SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force. The men, two from Russia and one from Kazakhstan, were found near Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road about 1 a.m. Sunday after a ranger with the Department of Natural Resources reported a suspicious vehicle, Effingham County sheriff’s spokesman David Ehsanipoor said. Deputies reported the men, who were inside a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, had a machete, shovel, wire cutters and ski masks. One man also had black silk stockings in his front left pocket. Arrested...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • South Carolina toll road in rare Chapter 9 bankruptcy

    06/27/2010 9:05:52 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The operator of a South Carolina toll highway sought bankruptcy protection on Thursday in a rare filing by a municipal entity under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.Connector 2000 Association Inc filed for protection with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with more than $200 million of bonds outstanding, court records showed.The nonprofit had been set up in 1996 by the South Carolina Department of Transportation to operate the 16 mile "Southern Connector" toll road in Greenville County, and build an extension to South Carolina Highway 153, records showed.Revenue, however, fell short of...
  • The Revolt Against Cronyism (What is Tea Party Movement?)

    06/26/2010 6:27:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    The American ^ | 06/24/10 | Lee Harris
    The Revolt Against Cronyism By Lee Harris Thursday, June 24, 2010 Filed under: Government & Politics, Public Square What the South Carolina Republican primary means. Just when we think we have a handle on the Tea Party, it immediately slips out of our grasp. Up until quite recently, the Tea Party was widely accepted as a racist movement made up of grumpy old white men only interested in keeping their pockets well-lined. Then, only this week, the Tea Party pulls the tea tray right from under us by helping Nikki Haley, a woman of Sikh descent, and Tim Scott, a...
  • Is the GOP out to get Nikki Haley?

    06/04/2010 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 47 replies · 1,118+ views
    POSTED ON JUNE 4, 2010, AT 3:50 PM Nikki Haley greets a supporter. Photo: SEE ALL 4 PHOTOS Best Opinion: Palmetto State Politics, Washington Monthly, Riehl World View Though she still holds a double-digit lead in the polls, Nikki Haley's bid for South Carolina's Republican governorship has grown increasingly fraught. Fresh accusations about her infidelity have emerged from political lobbyist Larry Marchant — which, like the earlier claims, the Tea Party-endorsed Haley has denied — and senior Republican senator Jake Dodds stirred up a racial storm yesterday by labeling the candidate, who is of Indian descent, a "raghead" on...
  • Female SC gov hopeful denies claim of 2nd affair

    06/02/2010 5:37:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 110 replies · 2,170+ views
    AP ^ | 6/2/10 | Jim Davenport
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina lobbyist resigned from a rival political campaign on Wednesday and then became the second man to claim he had a tryst with a Republican lawmaker trying to become the state's first female governor.
  • Kagan Gets Boost from Potential GOP Allies

    06/01/2010 3:21:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 585+ views
    (AP) via Google News ^ | 4 days ago | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS (AP)
    SNIPPET: "Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and George S. LeMieux of Florida made their comments a day after one of the court's conservative icons, Justice Antonin Scalia, undercut Republican criticism of Kagan's lack of a judicial background." SNIPPET: "Scalia last week volunteered that he considers Kagan a friend." Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of U.S. District Court in Washington said
  • New Poll Shows Commanding Lead for Tim Scott in SC-01

    05/29/2010 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 352+ views
    Club For Growth ^ | May 26, 2010
    The Club for Growth today released the following memorandum from Adam Geller, CEO of National Research Inc., about the findings of a new poll conducted in South Carolina’s first congressional district. TO: THE CLUB FOR GROWTH FROM: ADAM GELLER RE: SURVEY RESULTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 DATE: MAY 26, 2010 Tim Scott holds a very strong lead over his opponents in the multi candidate primary in the First congressional district. His image rating is also better than those of his opponents and he leads among those surveyed who have a favorable opinion of competing candidates. Finally, Scott is...