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  • [SC-01] Drilling proved to be key in 1st Dist.; Area has strong ties to conservation ... [tr]

    11/18/2018 6:55:57 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston SC) ^ | November 18, 2018 | Chloe Johnson
    In the waning days of her congressional race, Republican Katie Arrington attempted to paint her opponent as a one-issue candidate, concerned only with offshore drilling. The issue, however, is likely one of the main forces that helped Democrat Joe Cunningham turn the 1st Congressional District blue for the first time in four decades. And it may have resonated with an important constituency that Cunningham’s staunch opposition to fossil fuel exploration likely spoke to: conservation-minded conservatives. “It’s a huge group in the 1st District,” said outgoing Rep. Mark Sanford. Sanford, who lost to Trump loyalist Katie Arrington in a primary for...
  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 34 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • Grassley Steps Down from Judiciary Committee...Paving Way for Lindsey Graham?

    11/16/2018 12:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stepping up to lead the Senate Finance Committee. Now: @ChuckGrassley announces he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next Congress, meaning @LindseyGrahamSC would be in line for chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/69FASxl2rz— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) November 16, 2018 Grassley said he's switching committees to help steer the booming economy. “The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...
  • Dem lawmaker: 'There's plenty of competent females' that can be Speaker instead of Pelosi

    11/15/2018 9:34:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that a congresswoman besides Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be the House Speaker. “There’s plenty of really competent females that we can replace her with,” Ryan told reporters, before listing people such as Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as potential candidates, The New York Times reported Thursday. His comments come as the battle for Democratic leadership in the House intensifies. Pelosi, who held the Speaker position from 2007 to 2011, expressed confidence on Thursday that she had enough support to be voted into the role. But many lawmakers are insistent about the idea of having...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Pelosi’s Critics Court a Rival for Speaker (Here come da Fudge!)

    11/15/2018 6:24:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/15/18 | Joshua Jamerson, Natalie Andrews
    **SNIP** Ms. Fudge is thinking about challenging Mrs. Pelosi, said Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.), who spoke with the Ohioan on Thursday. Mr. Clyburn, the top-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he didn’t encourage or discourage Ms. Fudge, who is also black, to run. Both are members of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, whose ranks include about 45 House Democrats. A representative for Ms. Fudge didn’t respond to requests for an interview. She told Cleveland.com, her hometown news outlet, on Wednesday that she was giving it some thought. “I am at the very beginning of this process,”...
  • 1,600-Member South Carolina Congregation Wants to Leave UMC Over Homosexuality Debate

    11/07/2018 7:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A large congregation in South Carolina has requested to leave the United Methodist Church over the mainline Protestant denomination's debate over homosexuality. In February 2019, the UMC will hold a special session of its General Conference to determine if the denomination will maintain its official position against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Christ United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, which is said to have approximately 1,600 members, has sent a request to the South Carolina Annual Conference to leave the denomination. While their departure from the UMC has not been finalized, the congregation has already changed the church's name to simply...
  • Bedbugs found in courthouse in South Carolina for 2nd time

    11/03/2018 9:16:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Herald ^ | Nov 3, 2018
    YORK, S.C. - A South Carolina courthouse has been evacuated after bedbugs were found there for the second time in just over two weeks. York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton said specially trained dogs found evidence of bedbugs in both courtrooms of the criminal court building Thursday as well as in offices on both floors. Hamilton told The Herald of Rock Hill officials decided to close the entire building for safety as a stronger chemical treatment is applied.
  • Nutramax to add 225 jobs, spend $20M to become Lancaster County’s largest manufacturer (S Carolina)

    11/03/2018 4:03:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Charlotte Business Journal ^ | October 24, 2018 | Ken Elkins
    Nutramax Laboratories Inc. will become Lancaster County’s largest manufacturer when it completes a $20 million expansion and adds 225 jobs near the city of Lancaster. The additional jobs will bring Nutramax employment to 600 in two buildings in Lancaster Business Park. “They are our premier manufacturer,” says Jamie Gilbert, executive director of Lancaster County Economic Development. In addition, the Henderson family has quietly made Lancaster County its headquarters for the entire company, relocating from Edgewood, Maryland. “This is a reflection of free enterprise and shows the American success story is alive and well in our country,” says Todd Henderson, president...
  • A male Statue of Liberty at Patriots Point?

    01/21/2010 5:09:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies · 893+ views
    Post and Courier ^ | Jan 19 2010 | John McDermott
    Seeking to inject a lofty idea into a new land development plan for Patriots Point, an Atlanta-based group today proposed a male counterpart of the Statue of Liberty to stand guard over Charleston Harbor. Details were scant, but the head of the National Monument Foundation said the Charleston area, with its rich history, is the most appropriate place on the East Coast to "wed" Lady Liberty with an complementary statue in the South. The over-arching theme would be patriotism and freedom, said Rodney M. Cook, founder and of the foundation. A computer rendering showed a statue of Liberty-like proportions, complete...
  • Lindsey Graham to Introduce Bill Ending Birthright Citizenship ‘Magnet’ for Illegal Immigration

    10/30/2018 11:41:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Tuesday that he plans to introduce legislation ending birthright citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants on American soil, citing it as a “magnet for illegal immigration.” President Donald J. Trump announced on Tuesday that he plans to draft an executive order to end birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants born in America. Trump told Axios’ Jonathan Swan: But now they’re saying I can do it with just an executive order. Now, how ridiculous–we are the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is...
  • Department of Homeland Security investigating after traffic stop in Anderson

    10/30/2018 6:47:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Ella Wilkie
    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a traffic stop on I-85 has led to an investigation by a federal agency. Monday night, deputies said they initiated a traffic stop on I-85 near mile marker 11 in Anderson County. After making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies said they called in a federal agency. The Department of Homeland security is currently investigating. Details are limited at this time.
  • Lindsey Graham UNHINGED: Radical Left can ‘kiss my ass’

    10/29/2018 1:18:47 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 86 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/29/18 | USA Features
    Gangsta: Sen. Lindsey Graham has been on a tear lately, having been so offended by his Democratic colleagues’ treatment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh he no longer feels the need to hold back his true feelings, apparently. During an appearance in Las Vegas for GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, who’s locked in a tight race, the South Carolina Republican was clear about how he views those on the “radical Left.”
  • WKRN: Protesters at Marsha Blackburn and Sen. Graham GOTV Rally [Video and Separate Article link]

    10/29/2018 12:57:13 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    WKRN via Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate/You Tube ^ | October 28, 2018 | WKRN/Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate
    News Video Link And a story link via Gateway Pundit: HORRIBLE! Raging, Screaming Leftists Interrupt Moment of Silence for Tree of Life Victims – Screaming Insults at Marsha Blackburn and Lindsey Graham (VIDEO)Link
  • POLICE: NAKED WOMAN TRIES TO BITE OFF MAN’S GENITALS

    10/26/2018 8:10:24 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 40 replies
    WWay News ^ | October 25, 2018 | WWay News
    HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) — Hanahan Police are investigating after a man says a naked woman tried to bite his genitals. Police say it happened Monday night while the victim was involved in a threesome. Officers were told the woman was high on heroin and meth when she apparently attacked one of the men. Police responded to the South Pointe Apartments on Murray Drive. Investigators say one of the men involved called 911 and said the woman attacked him and tried to bite off his penis. When officers went inside the apartment they saw a bleeding naked woman coming at them...
  • Newt Gingrich: 'Odds are 2 out of 3' Nancy Pelosi will be speaker

    10/25/2018 2:54:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 25, 2018 04:57 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has better odds of becoming speaker of the House than the GOP's front-runner Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. During an event held by the Washington Post, Gingrich, himself a former speaker of the House, suggested that he thinks the Democrats will take the House. "I think the odds are 2 out of 3 she'll be speaker," he said of Pelosi, who is House minority leader. "And 1 out of 3 Kevin McCarthy will be," he continued. Democrats need to flip two dozens seats in the House during the Nov. 6 midterm elections...
  • Wife found guilty of kidnapping husband’s missing ex-mistress

    10/23/2018 12:35:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ny post ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    A South Carolina woman was found guilty of kidnapping charges stemming from the 2013 disappearance of her husband’s 20-year-old lover. Tammy Moorer was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in prison on kidnapping and conspiracy charges in the case of Heather Elvis, a hostess who went missing from Myrtle Beach in December 2013. Elvis allegedly had an affair with Tammy’s husband, Sidney Moorer, before she vanished and abandoned her car at a local boat landing. Nearly five years later, the young woman has not been found. Moorer — who testified at the trial — maintained her innocence, claiming she never met...
  • Kamala Harris and Cory Booker campaign for South Carolina's black vote

    10/22/2018 5:51:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 22, 2018 | Hunter Walker
    Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both considered top potential 2020 presidential candidates, were only in South Carolina at the same time for about two hours last Friday morning, but their individual visits offered a preview of a potentially historic presidential primary featuring two leading African-American candidates. If they do decide to enter the race, they are likely to spend even more time in South Carolina, whose Democratic primary is traditionally one of the first on the calendar. It is also a state where African-American voters have been a decisive factor in elections.
  • Cory Booker says Canada is ‘out-Americaning’ the U.S., and gets immediate blowback

    10/19/2018 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19th October 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was blasted on social media for comments he made about Canada being more American than the United States was. Booker was speaking to students at Allen University in South Carolina to help get out the vote for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. He said that other countries, including Canada, were “out-Americaning” the U.S. by providing cheaper college opportunities. “Other people talking about college debt, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Booker said. “Every country we are competing with is driving down the cost of college,” Booker claimed. “Germany – it cost between zero and four...
  • Man gets 12 years for biting ex-girlfriend's lip off, solicitor says

    10/19/2018 10:13:47 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    WYFF ^ | 10/18/2018
    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for biting off his ex-girlfriend's lip in Simpsonville, solicitor Walt Wilkins said. Seth Aaron Fleury, 23, plead guilty to assault and battery of high and aggravated nature, Wilkins said. Fleury will have to serve at least 85 percent of the 12-year sentence before he becomes eligible for parole, Wilkins said. On Oct. 21, 2017, Fleury met his former girlfriend, Kayla Hayes, in Simpsonville to discuss their relationship. Fleury became angry when Hayes refused to resume the relationship. When he attempted to kiss her, she pulled away...