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  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • Sen. Scott: All options will be used to stop immigration plan

    11/22/2014 9:21:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    abcnews4.com ^ | November 22, 2014
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A South Carolina Senator promises to push back against President Barack Obama's immigration order. Less than a month after Republicans swept the mid-term elections, the GOP is split over how to derail the president's executive order. But Sen. Tim Scott says his party may use a variety of ways to flex their new majority muscle. The talk on local Latino radio is immigration. As the Lowcountry's immigrant population calls to ask questions about President Obama's plan to legalize an estimated 39,000 undocumented residents, a freshman South Carolina Senator has plans to stop it. "One of the...
  • Democrat: Obama Should Do What He Wants and Let the Courts Decide If It’s Legal

    11/20/2014 2:53:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Democrats have rolled out a couple of dishonest talking points in support of Obama’s executive order amnesty. One is that Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 both used executive orders on immigration. What that ignores is that both were cleaning up a law duly passed by Congress. In this case, Obama is explicitly acting because Congress won’t bend to his royal will. The new talking point, trotted out here by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is that this executive order is just like Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and that Obama should do it and then just let the courts decide whether...
  • 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...
  • 'Obama's insurance policy': DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama...

    11/14/2014 7:06:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/2014 | 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Now, SC Gov. Haley faces choices (Projected to win re-election)

    11/04/2014 6:54:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The State / The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2014 | Andrew Shain and Bruce Smith
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — By winning re-election Tuesday, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley became just the fourth S.C. governor elected to a second term in office. But as the 42-year-old Bamberg native prepares to push workforce training and road-repair plans when the General Assembly reconvenes in January, political observers and allies wonder if Haley will finish her final four-year go-around. A handful of 2016 GOP White House hopefuls already are courting Haley, whose endorsement could help them in South Carolina’s first in the South presidential primary.....
  • [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...
  • 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,...
  • Classy SC Democratic gubernatorial candidateon what should be done with Nikki Haley...

    10/26/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    "We are going to escort whore out the door."His reaction afterward?No oops...just laughter. Wow.Speaking of war on women...sheesh
  • Plane from DC Airport (Dulles) grounded in Columbia due to ‘sick passenger’

    10/24/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 10-24-2014 | JEFF WILKINSON
    A plane from Washington D.C.'S Dulles International Airport has been grounded at Columbia Metropolitan Airport due to a sick passenger on board, according a spokesperson for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The passenger had a reported nosebleed, and the plane was being held on the ramp Friday morning, according to airport spokeswoman Kaela Harmon. A nosebleed is a symptom of advanced Ebola, a deadly virus that has killed nearly 5,000 worldwide, including one victim in the United States. Caution is high because of recent outbreaks of the disease in Dallas, and a confirmed case of the virus in New York announced...
  • 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."
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Greenville GOP Coup

    10/09/2014 10:01:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 10/8/14
    Republican Party has – in years past – been fairly aggressive when it comes to rebuking liberal “Republicans” like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. That’s about to change, though … This week, a seismic shift within the party took place … as a key opponent of Graham was ousted from the organization. Former executive committeeman Bill Rhodes was unceremoniously booted from the Greenville GOP for “disloyalty” – namely refusing to support Graham’s candidacy. Two other executive committee members resigned from the party in protest of the way Rhodes was treated. Meanwhile another local Republican committeeman – Joshua Cook – was threatened...
  • Gay Marriages Begin In South Carolina

    10/08/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 16 replies
    Associated Press on Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2014, 10:19 AM | BRUCE SMITH
    <p>CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina court has issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple despite the state's constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general's pledge to defend it.</p>
  • 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>
  • Orangeburg Sheriff: Trio set out to terrorize residents

    10/03/2014 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The State ^ | October 3, 2014 | ANNE-KATHRYN FLANAGAN
    ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC — Three men have been arrested following a weekend crime spree, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. The three “set out to terrorize residents and create havoc,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. Kendalon Zarkee Curry, 21, Christian Dion Asher, 22, and Ja’Vall Radrickus Curry, 22, were arrested Monday, and bond was denied for all three, according to Ravenell. The three slammed into a metal fence and brick post outside of a home on Bryan Drive in a Chrysler New Yorker around 5 a.m. last Saturday, Ravenell said. “Before they made their getaway, they smashed up items inside...
  • Employee, ex-employee accused of robbing Orangeburg (SC) Applebee’s at gunpoint

    10/02/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The State ^ | October 2, 2014 | ANNE-KATHRYN FLANAGAN
    ORANGEBURG, SC — An employee and ex-employee of an Orangeburg Applebee’s are accused of robbing the restaurant at gunpoint. Gordon Lamar Brown, 19, has been charged with armed robbery and Christopher Myron Nesbitt, 22, has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of marijuana, according to the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety. Witnesses told police that two armed men entered the Applebee’s at 2360 Chestnut Street in Orangeburg, around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning with guns and wearing masks. The manager was in the office counting down the money drawers when one of the suspects approached him, threatened him and...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part three

    09/26/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The history of the Democrat Party continued…. The Aaron Burr – Andrew Jackson connection Andrew Jackson was an unabashed enemy of American nationalism. To further his presidential ambitions, he cooperated with the dangerous Aaron Burr and his henchman Martin Van Buren; both of whom were doing the bidding of the infamous British secret service agent Jeremy Bentham. These four men worked for years to undermine the unity of the United States so the Louisiana and Florida Territories and Mexico could be seized by Burr and made a satellite of the British Empire with him as the new nation’s dictator. After...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party Part Two

    09/24/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is evidence Burr unsuccessfully attempted to get the British to join in his scheme. In late 1806 after an extended stay at the home of his friend, Andrew Jackson, Burr gathered a small army in preparation for an invasion of New Orleans. When it became clear that their “secret” plan was no longer secret, one of Burr’s partners turned on him in February 1807. Burr was indicted for treason and eventually put on trial for one of the highest crimes against our nation. With the sort of political dirty trick that would become a Democrat hallmark, Burr was acquitted...
  • The formation of the Democrat Party: its early years of damaging America Part One

    09/19/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The question “Who started the Democrat Party?” is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim – Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary. Clearly, the Democrat Party’s claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous....
  • 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
  • New video released in “Dash-cam Shooting” (SC)

    09/25/2014 4:34:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Andrew Branca
    A South Carolina prosecutor’s office has released dash-camera video of the September 4 shooting by Police Officer Sean Groubert of Levar Edward in a gas station parking lot. It appears that Edward was in good faith simply complying with Groubert’s demands for identification, but in a manner that led Groubert to believe that Edward was lunging for a weapon.The good news: the shooting victim, Edward, was not killed. The bad news: just about everything else.Here’s the dash-camera footage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTGTntifabIHere’s a brief textual description of events as I saw them, for those who may not be in a position to watch the...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Chris Christie is poised to reclaim frontrunner status

    09/19/2014 9:59:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 73 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 19 at 1:41 PM | Robert Costa
    Influential Republicans in early presidential primary states believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is poised to once again become a frontrunner for the party’s 2016 nomination, following a news report that federal scrutiny of a bridge-closing scandal has not implicated him. “If he had been found in the wrong, he would have been irreparably damaged,” said Matt Moore, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. “This is hugely helpful.”
  • Lindsey Graham: 'No one believes' president; Islamic State plan 'delusional'

    09/15/2014 12:48:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2014 | Luke Rosiak
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama’s plan in Syria “won’t even come close to defeating" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "It’s delusional," the South Carolina Republican said. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" just after Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough, Graham said that “when the president and the president’s chief of staff says ‘we mean what we do and we do what we say,' no one believes that anymore. “There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground in Syria to kill [the Islamic State] without a substantial American component ... “They’re pushing...
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing....

    09/10/2014 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing last week and dumping their bodies in trash bags on a rural Alabama roadside A father is suspected of killing his five young children and then driving for hours before dumping their bodies, wrapped in individual garbage bags, on a dirt road in rural Alabama, authorities said today. Timothy Ray Jones Jr, 32, led investigators to the site where the bodies of the children were found, off a two-lane highway near Camden, Alabama. Jones has been charged with child neglect and police expect to lodge additional...
  • High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

    09/07/2014 10:52:50 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | n/a
    A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.” Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School. The unidentified assault victim, 16, told investigators she exited the bus on McDow Drive, a winding street...
  • Conway Mom Killed with Axe

    09/04/2014 6:14:11 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | August 30, 2014 | WBTW News Staff
    CONWAY, S.C. - Horry County Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Comfort Ct. in Conway for a domestic violence call Friday. The woman who called police said she got a call from her son saying he thought he killed his girlfriend. When police arrived John Scott, 19, of Georgetown got out of the car with his hands in the air and told police his girlfriend, Eboni Drayton, 21, was in the house. Police said they found blood splatter on the door and the handle of the door of the house. The report stated she was found lying on...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Ravenel, Caporale to visit Beaufort Tea Party

    08/18/2014 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Island Packet ^ | Island Packet News Staff
    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel and Beaufort County Councilman Rick Caporale will talk about their campaigns with Beaufort Tea Party members at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fuji's Restaurant on 97 Sea Island Parkway on Lady's Island. Ravenel is the former state treasurer and newly minted reality TV star. He joined the race against Sen. Lindsey Graham last month as a petition candidate with the support and signatures of more than 17,000 registered voters across the state. Caporale was set to defend his seat representing part of Hilton Head Island and greater Bluffton against Colleton River Plantation resident Lynn King....
  • KKK Raising Funds for Ferguson Cop

    08/17/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Newser ^ | August 17, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    As Ferguson, Mo., recovers from another night of violence, a new voice has entered the debate over Michael Brown: the KKK's. A South-Carolina based group called the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says its chapter in Missouri is gathering funds to support Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, reports Salon. "We are setting up a reward/fund for the police officer who shot this thug," said the KKK group in an email. "He is a hero! We need more white cops who are anti-Zog and willing to put Jewish controlled black thugs in their place. Most cops...
  • Nation of immigrants should have system that works (SC Bishop Guglielmone

    08/11/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 21 replies
    Bluffton Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone
    America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity, and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom. Tragically, our outdated immigration laws no longer uphold this quintessentially American vision. The country founded and built by immigrants now erects unnecessary barriers that turn aspiring Americans away and tear families apart.
  • Feds target SC Pawn shop (SunTrust Bank gun grab).

    08/08/2014 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 18 replies
    Fits news ^ | August 7, 2014 | Staff
    Can't paste it right now. Would admin mod help?