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  • After James Comey Posts Bizarre, Post-Mueller Photo, Lindsay Graham OWNS Him on Twitter

    03/24/2019 8:12:51 PM PDT · by montag813 · 148 replies
    24News ^ | 03-24-2019 | Jenn Carter
    by Jenn CarterFired FBI Director James Comey fired off a cryptic tweet Sunday evening after Attorney General Bill Barr confirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found zero evidence that Donald Trump’s camp conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. But Comey seemed to forget that -- with the hoax he helped to start now lying in an ash heap -- he has a LOT to answer for, legally. Lindsey Graham helpfully reminded him. Comey posted a photo of himself in the deep woods. “So many questions,” he captioned it. So many questions? It was Comey who set this whole fake...
  • SC group spreads word about earned income tax credit

    03/24/2019 7:24:14 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 22 replies
    Morning News Sunday (Florence SC) ^ | March 24, 2019 p. 1A | Matthew Christian
    FLORENCE, S.C. – A new organization in South Carolina has made a mission out of making sure that those who are eligible take advantage of the earned income tax credit on their 2019 federal and state taxes. Working Hero South Carolina is a statewide campaign led Rania Jamison. The organization is an offshoot of a California-based organization founded by Joe Sanberg that has helped 2 million people receive more than $4 billion in state and federal taxes. “Working Hero Action was founded in California by a rags-to-riches guy named Joe Sanberg,” said Jamison, the state director of Working Hero South...
  • Honeycutt pulls out of Democratic Party, citing shift to left

    03/24/2019 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 32 replies
    The Lancaster News (South Carolina) ^ | March 24, 2019, p. 1A | Greg Summers
    Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt is no longer a Democrat. Honeycutt, elected to his fourth term in 2018, informed the local party Thursday that he was leaving. In an interview, the 81-year-old said he doesn’t plan to run for office again or join another political party. [photo caption] Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt [photo credit: FILE PHOTO] “I’ve thought about this for some time, and I’ve done what I felt like in good conscience that I should do,” he said Friday. “I don’t plan to go back. I’m not going to join anyone else. I’m going to be...
  • Beto O’Rourke: If Mueller Report Is Held, America May Not See 244th Year

    03/23/2019 7:49:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2019 | Michelle Moons
    Democrat 2020 candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke warned from the campaign trail in South Carolina Friday night there may not be another year of America if the Mueller report is not made public. “Republicans and Democrats should do whatever they can to make sure their constituents, the American people, can read that report, form their own judgement, make their own decisions, and that the truth comes out,” O’Rourke said at a campaign stop in South Carolina Friday. O’Rourke warned that America may not see another year if details of Russian interference in the 2016 election included in the Mueller report are...
  • Trump Supporters at Mar-a-Lago Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ as Mueller Investigation Ends

    03/23/2019 11:19:20 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2019 | charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump was at his Florida club at Mar-a-Lago when the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was delivered on Friday. The news of no new indictments in the Mueller report was enough to cheer Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser hosted by Palm Beach County Republicans where Sen. Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker. Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump briefly made an appearance at the fundraiser, thanking supporters and signaling their interest in what Graham had to say. The president and the first lady did not mention the Mueller report. “If Lindsey’s speaking, I want...
  • H.Res 241 Condemning the anti-Semitic comments of Representative Ilhan Omar From Minnesota.

    03/20/2019 10:13:29 PM PDT · by malach · 16 replies
    scribd ^ | 03.14.19 | Greg Steube
    Whereas in 2012, Representative Omar tweeted, ‘‘Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.’’;  Whereas in 2018, Representative Omar posted, ‘‘Drawing at-tention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews.’’;  Whereas the latest controversial tweets from Representative Omar suggest Jewish people are buying political support. She tweeted ‘‘It’s all about the Benjamins baby,’’ ....
  • Suspended Greenville Co. Sheriff Will Lewis faces 13 new indictments (SC)

    03/20/2019 4:01:54 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WSPA TV NEWS 7 ^ | March 20, 2019 | WSPA Staff
    GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis was indicted on 13 news charges on Tuesday. According to court documents, Lewis' indictments include six counts of misconduct of a public officer, six counts of misconduct in office and obstruction of justice. The indictment says that Lewis on or about Jan. 3, 2017 through April 17, 2018 committed the crime of misconduct in office. The six misconduct of a public officer charges according to the indictment allege that Lewis: Misused public resources and abused the power and authority of his office for the corrupt purpose or facilitating an...
  • Pence to help Lindsey Graham kickoff S. Carolina re-election

    03/18/2019 5:32:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    MSN /AP ^ | March 18, 2019
    Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term. Graham's campaign says Pence will be with Graham at events in Myrtle Beach and Greenville on March 30. In a release, Graham praised Pence as "a strong ally and close friend." The 63-year-old senator has often fielded challenges from the right in his previous re-election campaigns, subject to criticism that he's been too willing to work with Democrats to accurately represent conservative South Carolinians.
  • Ilhan Omar and The Congressional Black Caucus' Anti-Semitism Problem

    03/15/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/15/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    "I want to thank Minister Farrakhan for offering up a number of precepts that we ought to adhere to,” Rep. James Clyburn said, at an event featuring the anti-Semitic hate group leader. Eight years later, to the month, Clyburn, now the House Majority Whip, defended Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her," he argued, dismissing the concerns of Jewish legislators. Rep. Clyburn is one of the most powerful figures in the House. He’s also one of Farrakhan’s allies in the House who had...
  • Lindsey Graham: Democrats, GOP Can ‘Come Together’ for Gun Confiscation Law

    03/09/2019 4:30:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09 March 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says firearm confiscation laws portend a way that Democrats and Republicans can “come together.” CNN reported that Graham has long supported red flag laws, which allow a court to issue firearm confiscation orders for individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others. House Democrats have already passed legislation during this Congress to criminalize private gun sales and extend the instant background check for firearm purchases. They are now pressing for $50 million in annual funding to bring academia into the gun control push. The Democrats have also been vocal in their support for...
  • Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grand...

    03/09/2019 1:23:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grandparents at homeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi – and the old guard Democrats at large – are in a very difficult position. The radical young voters that Democrats have been courting for years have finally elected like-minded radical young representatives – and Pelosi, D-Calif., and her leadership team have no control over them. A big reason why, as I mentioned on “Hannity” this week, is that there is a wide generation gap between Democratic House leaders and freshmen Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New...
  • Democrat Politician Warns Jewish Voters

    09/18/2012 4:30:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/12
    The candid interview that has shocked Democrats across the USA. Democrat Politician from New York Warns Jewish Voters.
  • Ilhan Omar retweets Al Jazeera host in response to Meghan McCain criticism

    03/08/2019 7:07:05 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 8, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “On both sides it should be called out,” she said about hate crimes in the US. “And just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this as seriously, and it is very dangerous, very dangerous. … What Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me,” she said. Enlarge ImageMehdi Hasan Mehdi HasanTwitter “And it’s very scary to a lot of people, and I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.” But Omar defiantly lashed back by retweeting a post by Medhi Hasan, an Intercept columnist...
  • Pelosi Again: Omar Just Doesn’t Realize She’s Mouthing Anti-Semitic Slurs, Or Something

    03/07/2019 9:26:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    At least James Clyburn gave Ilhan Omar some agency. Nancy Pelosi, who’s pushing an “All Hate Matters” strategy to protect her frosh caucus member, contradicts Clyburn’s “hierarchy of hurt” defense that Allahpundit rightly skewered in the previous post. Pelosi tried explaining it away as unintentional ignorance rather than repeated and malicious attacks on Jews who don’t agree with Omar:
  • McConnell blasts Pelosi for failed anti-Semitism vote

    03/07/2019 7:51:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for scratching a vote to condemn anti-Semitism, saying it was embarrassing that such a move had proved too controversial for Democrats. “Apparently even non-binding symbolism is too controversial within their own caucus,” Mr. McConnell said as he opened the Senate floor. He specifically called out “the speaker’s new far-left Democratic majority” as the hurdle to condemning anti-Semitism. Mrs. Pelosi and her top lieutenants had been poised to hold a vote Wednesday on a resolution written in the wake of controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who suggested lawmakers...
  • Clyburn Defends Omar: Her Experiences More Empirical, Personal Than Holocaust Survivors Descendants

    03/07/2019 8:30:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | Allahpundit
    I thought the talking point yesterday from Democrats was that there’s “no hierarchy of hurt,” meaning that anti-semitism shouldn’t be specially acknowledged in a House resolution relative to other forms of prejudice. How is that logic different from right-wingers answering claims of “black lives matter” with “all lives matter”? Well, Dems would say, righties were acting in bad faith; they don’t really care about black lives, they were just trying to blunt the force of a meritorious argument about racism against a particular group of Americans.How are we feeling about that Democratic argument today? You think Ilhan Omar, who...
  • Jim Clyburn's defense: Omar's experience is 'more personal' than Jews who had parents [tr]

    03/07/2019 6:48:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2019 | Philip Klein
    As Democrats line up to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar and come up with her excuses for her anti-Semitism, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., tried to minimize her comments by arguing that she escaped violence in Somalia, so her experience was "more personal" than Jews who merely had parents survive the Holocaust. The Hill reports, "Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp...
  • Senator Graham Presents Two Ways to Fix the Crisis at the Border

    03/06/2019 9:20:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security released new numbers showing 76,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border into the United States in February, a significant increase from the 58,000 individuals who crossed in January. Today Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is holding a hearing about the problem. "Contrary to what some political opponents and media outlets claim the situation at our southern border is dangerous and growing worse. It’s not a hoax. It’s not a manufactured crisis. It’s not a cable television ploy. It is real. It is serious. It is a threat. And it poses a direct...
  • The Senate just confirmed a 37-year-old judge who interned at an anti-LGBTQ group.

    03/06/2019 6:05:54 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 6, 2019 | Eli Rosenberg
    The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm a 37-year-old Washington lawyer whose nomination drew vociferous opposition from LGBTQ and some civil rights groups, to a lifetime appointment on a federal appeals court.
  • Pain Management Associates accused of defrauding taxpayers [SC]

    03/06/2019 5:41:46 AM PST · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    WSPA TV News 7 ^ | March 6, 2018 | Anne Maxwell
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - A group of local pain management clinics is being sued by the United States government for fraudulent claims among other issues. In October, the FBI raided Pain Management Associates offices in Spartanburg, Easley, and Greenville. Newly unsealed court documents reveal the federal government has been investigating the practices, their parent company Oaktree Medical Centre and its owner, Dr. Daniel McCollum, for years. They're accused of improperly billing federal programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. The investigation began after former Oaktree Medical Centre employees filed whistleblower lawsuits. Three former employees sued jointly in 2015. The fourth filed a...