In the Carolinas, Rand Paul confronts a new war in the Middle East — and the voters who rejected his father.
by David Weigel
Oct 11, 2014 7:05 AM EDT
Rand Paul usually starts with a joke; it relieves the tension that’s never there. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the junior Senator from Kentucky is running a little late, but a University of South Carolina lecture room is already overfull, stragglers fighting for space behind a row of TV cameras. A few college Democrats are in the room, but as listeners, not hecklers.
The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016.
In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said.
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?”
In a video captured by a dashboard camera in the patrol car, then-Trooper Sean Groubert told Levar Jones it was because he “dove head first” back into his car. Jones said he was just reaching for his license as Groubert had instructed. Groubert’s lawyer says the officer justifiably feared for his life. I wouldn't necessarily say worse because this. Guy luckily survived.
S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Sean Groubert opened fire during a stop for a seat belt violation. He was arrested Wednesday and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Jim Dalrymple II
Sept. 25, 2014
South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Sean Groubert opened fire on an unarmed man during a routine traffic stop earlier this month.
Groubert, 31, pulled over Levar Jones, 35, for a seat belt violation on Sept. 4.
A super good summary of 1991 to today starting with Gulf War 1, Operation Dessert Storm. Man how time flies and we just don't get it :(
While recently going through a box of old family photos a tiny leather sleeve fell out from among the photos and I investigated the contents. Turns out my father had saved a tiny silver and gold round that I was unaware of and it has now landed in my possession without knowledge as to its origin.
Store Owner Says Bank Accounts Closed Because He Sells Guns
Chuck Ross, Reporter
10:21 PM 08/06/2014
A South Carolina pawn shop owner who sells guns, guitars and an array of other items says that his bank forced him to close his accounts, and he thinks it is because of the weapons.
Morris Williams, who owns Inman Gun and Pawn, says he thought his relationship with SunTrust Bank was fine — “excellent” in fact.
David Kobler, r3VOL Iraq Combat Vet, Consultant on DoomsDay Preppers: Revolution vs Restoration; Where's Your Line in the Sand?Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:49
Restoration not revolution
Published on Jul 11, 2014
My heart is breaking for our country.
SPARTANBURG, SC — A surprise annual enforcement blitz in Spartanburg County is largely about stealing cash from harmless motorists, an analysis shows.
Reporters asked Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright if the operation was all about revenue generation, provoking an interesting response.
After a long pause, Sheriff Wright replied, “You know it’s a part of it, but it ain’t the main reason we do it.”
A South Carolina state trooper was suspended after threatening to use a Taser on a Cincinnati Bengals player during a traffic stop last week.
Sam Montgomery, an NFL defensive lineman, was stopped early Wednesday for driving 89 mph in a 55-mph zone in Laurens County.
Video released this week shows Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter, of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, ordering Montgomery to put his hands outside the vehicle, and the player complies.
Salter asks Montgomery if he’s in the military, and he says no but tells the trooper he plays in the NFL.
A U.S. Marine will be honored in Washington this week for jumping on a live grenade to shield his best friend during a Taliban attack in November 2010.
Appearing on "America's Newsroom" Tuesday, Lance Cp. William "Kyle" Carpenter -- the eighth living Medal of Honor recipient -- described what happened after the explosion he thought had left him for dead.
"They only I guess solid memories I have of it is physically how my body felt after the grenade had hit myself and my friend," he told co-host Martha MacCallum.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham won his Republican primary on Tuesday, cruising past the 50-percent threshold to avoid a runoff against his tea party-inspired challengers.
The 58-year-old senator faced six Republican challengers in the Palmetto State, but none of those opponents got much traction or raised enough money to become viable.
That's right folks!
Vote for Lee Bright and win a free country!
South Carolinians aren’t that fond of Sen. Lindsey Graham, and the Democrats have noticed. Despite the veneer of an inevitable win that Graham’s camp has carefully cultivated in the national media, polls show that he’s weaker than most people realize. So weak, in fact, that the state’s Democrats are quietly preparing a serious challenge for his US Senate seat.
Republicans don’t typically lose statewide races in red South Carolina, but this race, the Democrats believe, could be different.
Mayhem in Myrtle Beach South Carolina for Black Biker Week, many killed, Gov. calls for end to event. VideoSubmitted by joeinmo on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:59
This years Black Bike Week was the deadliest yet, as the Governor of South Carolina has called for its end.