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  • SC teacher had sex with students at alcohol-fueled house party, report says

    08/15/2018 11:26:38 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 84 replies
    WBTW News ^ | 8/15/2018 | WBTW
    <p>BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Officials say a South Carolina teacher had sex with two students after telling co-workers she had a crush on one of the boys.</p> <p>The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office released a 147-page report detailing the activities of high school teacher Brittany Whetzel.</p>
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 10:18:21 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 13, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 4:59:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • Lindsay Graham: ‘These Investigations Against Trump Were Corrupt to the Core’

    08/12/2018 2:37:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 77 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which has turned into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was “corrupt at the core.” MACCALLUM: I want to ask you before I let you go a non-foreign policy question with regards to Bruce Ohr, who is a Department of Justice official Who worked under Sally Yates and just a few offices down from the head of the Justice Department. He’s becoming a much more central figure in what looks to be the initiation of this Russia...
  • She ran on responsible gun regulation, now she's accused of killing her campaign treasurer

    08/12/2018 3:52:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 74 replies
    ATLANTA - A former Georgia Congressional candidate has been charged with murder after her former campaign treasurer was found dead inside her apartment. Kellie Collins, of Thomason, turned herself into the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office just as authorities in Aiken County, South Carolina found the body of Curtis Cain, Collins’ former campaign treasurer. Investigators said Cain did not show up for work on Tuesday, so deputies went to his home to check on him. That’s when they found him dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The coroner said the body had been there for at least four days. Authorities said...
  • Call to tax Mexico $2,000 per illegal immigrant to pay for Trump’s wall

    08/08/2018 2:27:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/7/18 | Paul Bedard
    A border lawmaker had drawn up a plan to pay for the wall in part by fining Mexico and other countries $2,000 for every illegal immigrant caught crossing into the United States.Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, who has made is mark on Washington in just his first term, is pushing a plan that includes the tax on illegals and other ways to pay for the border wall demanded by President Trump.With up some 400,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended at the border yearly, his tax could raise $800 million a year. Immigration groups claim that an equal amount of illegal immigrants get...
  • GOP Rep. Introduces Bill That Would Fine Mexico to Pay for the Wall

    08/08/2018 9:17:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    A border state Republican congressman is introducing a bill that would effectively use foreign funds to help pay for President Trump's planned wall on the Mexican border. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona authored House Resolution 6657, which would establish a separate U.S. Treasury account to "hold deposits to be used to secure the southern border of the United States." Republican Reps. Scott Des Jarlais of Tennessee, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Paul Gosar of Arizona have signed on as co-sponsors. Biggs said in a statement obtained by The Washington Examiner that "even with a Republican-controlled...
  • 100,000 Rounds of Ammo Stolen From Gun Show In South Carolina

    08/06/2018 8:15:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    LEXINGTON, S.C. — Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department estimate more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen during gun and knife show this weekend. “We responded to the Jamil Temple parking lot Saturday morning after several thefts were called in,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Several people had items stolen from their trailers parked overnight Friday. Each victim was part of the event and storing merchandise in the trailers.”
  • John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute

    08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively...
  • Clyburn: Ocasio-Cortez Should Wait Her Turn Before Trying to Join House Leadership

    07/25/2018 11:14:51 PM PDT · by upchuck · 58 replies
    Wash Beacon ^ | July 25, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.), the House assistant minority leader, said Wednesday that congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will need to wait her turn before she considers joining Democratic Party leadership. "I would ask her to remember how long I had to wait to get here," Clyburn said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM." Clyburn also said many younger activists don't have the proper respect for older ones, such as himself, who dealt with segregation and civil rights in the Jim Crow-era South. "Let’s not forget the history of all of this," Clyburn said. "And I think that all of the folks...
  • ‘She Hates Me’: WaPo Reveals Why Evangelicals Jumped Aboard The Trump Train

    07/22/2018 2:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2018 | Chris White, Energy Reporter
    The Washington Post asked locals at a southern Baptist church in Alabama why they voted for President Donald Trump despite that the former reality TV star’s conduct. Their answer was short and to the point. Members of the First Baptist church of Luverne, Alabama say former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president was a no-go for them, according to a report Saturday from WaPo. “She hates me,” Terry Drew, a member of the church, said of Clinton, who lost Alabama by almost 700,000 votes. “She has contempt for people like me, and Clay, and people who love God...
  • Guess Which Republican Joined Dems in Demanding Trump's Translator's Notes

    07/20/2018 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats in Congress demanded this week that Marina Gross, the translator in the room with President Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, come to Washington and tell them what was discussed in the closed-door meeting. Republicans, even anti-Trump ones, are resisting the effort. When House Intelligence Democrats brought the subpoena to a vote, every Republican on the committee voted against it.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained why subpoenaing the interpreter could set a dangerous precedent. It could be the "last time" the U.S. president ever meet privately with a foreign leader. "Absolutely not," Lindsey Graham said when...
  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 82 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • 400 new jobs coming to Greenville Co. with Samsung customer care (South Carolina)

    07/12/2018 5:08:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WSPA-TV ^ | July 12, 2018 | Staff
    GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) - Samsung is planning to bring 400 new jobs to Greenville Co. by the year 2020 with a new customer care center they're opening in the area, according to Greenville Area Development Corporation. At just under 35,000 square-foot, the tech company's "cutting-edge" facility will feature two advanced training centers for onsite agents, a private and secure video chat area and a connected living lab with Samsung and competitive products. The new customer care center will be located at 901 Holland Rd. in Simpsonville and will be Samsung's third location in South Carolina. Hiring is already underway,...
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans vendor to create 180 jobs in Charleston County (South Carolina)

    07/11/2018 11:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | July 11, 2018 | John McDermott
    A global transportation company that handles incoming parts and finished goods for other businesses is expanding to the Charleston region to support the Mercedes-Benz Van plant. Logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel Inc. said it plans to create 180 jobs over the next three years at its new Palmetto Commerce Park operation in North Charleston. Hiring for the positions is already underway. The firm is setting up shop on the expanding Mercedes-Benz campus, between Ashley Phosphate and Ladson roads. Its services will include taking deliveries, managing inventory and transporting parts to the Sprinter plant assembly line as needed on a "just-in-time"...
  • Confederate Flag To Fly Once Again At South Carolina Capital

    07/10/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Following the social unrest over Confederate flags, statues and symbols in 2015, a lot of southerners and their supporters around the country were rather unhappy with the results. (Regular readers already know you can count me among their ranks.) One of the most high-profile battles in that struggle took place at the capitol in South Carolina. There, the Confederate Battle Flag was finally lowered for the last time on July 10th of that year. Now, three years later, the flag is flying again… at least for a few hours. Some sons (and daughters) of the South are raising a temporary...
  • Hundreds of guns seized, 'top offenders' arrested in Richland-Columbia joint effort (SC)

    07/06/2018 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    The State ^ | Tim Dominick | July 05, 2018
    The Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department say a combined 60-day initiative aimed at reducing gun violence and seizing weapons was a success. “This is not something we’ve created to make people feel good," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said, calling gun violence the most prominent problem in the Midlands. "This is something we want to work." As he spoke, Lott stood beside several photos of people killed by gun violence. "They're real people," Lott said. "There's real pain, and families are hurting. ... It's just not a number." Since the initiative began on April 24, the Richland...