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  • Trump Supporters at Mar-a-Lago Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ as Mueller Investigation Ends

    03/23/2019 11:19:20 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 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...
  • Upstate gas station chain will soon become official "safe places"

    03/20/2019 5:37:38 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    WSPA TV NEWS 7 ^ | March 19, 2019 | Ben Hoover
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - A nationwide call for more “safe places” for homeless teens in need of help may soon be answered in the Upstate. Area QuikTrip stores are “TXT 4 HELP” locations that displaying signs with contact information that connects at risk teens or human trafficking victims to the organization National Safe Place Network. That’s a national outreach and prevention program for youth in crisis that has more than 20,000 locations across the U.S. displaying yellow and black Safe Place signs, the universal symbol of help and safety for all young people. They partner with youth-friendly businesses and community...
  • Graham's embrace of Trump puts re-election ahead of principle

    03/18/2019 10:44:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2019 | Lauren Fox
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is stuck once again between a President whose support he needs to win re-election and his lifelong friendship with the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, who encouraged all to put country first. But time and political necessity have softened Graham's public grievances with President Donald Trump. The presidential embrace has been months in the making. Beginning with golf outings with Trump, Graham now frequently takes calls from the President. In recent months, the South Carolinian has become a close Trump confidant on Capitol Hill, an alliance that has afforded him broad influence over the GOP conference...
  • Pence to help Lindsey Graham kickoff S. Carolina re-election

    03/18/2019 5:32:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 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.
  • SC sheriffs fly first class, bully employees and line their pockets with taxpayer money

    03/18/2019 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies ^ | 3/16/2019 | Tony Bartelme and Joseph Cranney
    South Carolina sheriffs have embezzled, bribed and dipped into public funds for expensive chauffeurs. They’ve driven drunk and bullied other public officials. They’ve been accused of leveraging their power to sexually assault their female employees. While many South Carolina sheriffs have strong records of serving the public, others served themselves and their cronies, a five-month Post and Courier investigation found. In the past decade, no fewer than 11 of South Carolina’s 46 counties have seen their sheriffs accused of breaking laws — nearly one in four. Like the sheriff in Orangeburg who funneled public funds into bogus credit union accounts...
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...
  • 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...
  • Holocaust Survivors have a message for Congressional Democrats

    03/08/2019 2:42:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Dov Hikund (via Facebook) ^ | 3/7/19 | Dov Hikund
    Holocaust survivors who joined the #walkaway movement have something to say.
  • Megachurch had 4 alleged child predators — and over a dozen victims, SC police say

    03/07/2019 10:49:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The State ^ | 3/7/2019 | CHARLES DUNCAN
    A volunteer at the NewSpring Church campus in North Charleston, South Carolina faces charges for sexually abusing more than a dozen young boys in his care last year, a lawsuit says. But he’s not the only one. Another volunteer in Florence was charged in 2016 for kissing and fondling a teenage boy at the NewSpring church campus there, WBTW reported. In Anderson County, yet another volunteer at NewSpring faced charges in 2016 after police say he fondled a 10-year-old boy, according to WYFF. In early 2018, police arrested a former youth pastor and then-volunteer at NewSpring’s Charleston church for sexual...
  • 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...
  • Omar uproar swamps Pelosi: The longtime Democratic leader is struggling to unite her warring [tr]

    03/07/2019 7:23:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | March 7, 2019 | Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris, and John Bresnahan
    With the fallout over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments paralyzing House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi found herself on the floor Wednesday afternoon asking some of her closest allies what exactly she should do. For 20 minutes, Pelosi huddled with senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus — House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, and Karen Bass and Barbara Lee of California — to try to determine what kind of resolution the CBC would back that rejected Omar’s remarks about Israel without unfairly singling her out.
  • 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 ^ | 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...