Honour’s Dishonor: Electoral Hit Man Journeys from SC to MN to Work for Gubernatorial Candidate

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 7:00 am

Today the focus is on another GOP electoral hit man, Push Digital CEO Wesley Donehue of South Carolina. Like Stone, Donehue is known for his scorched-earth style. Unlike Stone, his chief targets are other Republicans. Donehue’s currently working for Scott Honour, a man who wants to be Minnesota’s next governor.


Nikki Haley Appoints a “Minority” to Senate Seat While Colbert Vacations

By: Monday December 17, 2012 7:30 pm

I fully expect Stephen Colbert to return to work in 2013 in high dudgeon: the most qualified applicant was, yet again, passed over because they had to give the job to a “minority.” Not much has changed in the Carolinas since Jesse Helms’ day, I guess.

Labor Day and the Future of America

By: Sunday September 2, 2012 6:00 pm

Labor Day 2012 comes at a turning point in American history. At a time when the wealthiest have prospered beyond the wildest of dreams, the vast majority of working Americans struggle to make ends meet. Millions have seen their incomes flatten, their jobs outsourced, and their hopes for retirement security put on hold, if not quashed completely. At the same time, Wall Street and the politicians who conspire with them have worked overtime to destroy the ability of American workers to join unions and bargain collectively for better wages and benefits.

Rick Perry Says No to Medicaid Expansion

By: Monday July 9, 2012 8:45 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided his state will not be taking part in the Affordable Care Act. Most importantly this means Texas will not expand Medicaid to everyone under 138 percent of the poverty line. His decision could deprive over a million Texans of access to health care.

The GOP Push to Opt-Out of Medicaid Expansion Begins

By: Monday July 2, 2012 11:20 am

Now that the Supreme Court has made it easier for states to choose not to take part in the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, some Republican governors have already started seizing on this latitude. In just the few days since the ruling came down, both South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) have affirmatively declared their states will not take part in the Medicaid expansion.

Sunday Late Night: Veepstakes BushStank

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 8:01 pm

Here’s the central aspect of the Rmoney Presidential Campaign: he and his rich cronies need the American people, engaging our vaunted short-term memory, to forget all about the global depredation and financial collapse of the Bush Years. Mitt’s rebranded the GOP to be all about a Businessman President, who’s Compassionate Yet Principled, who will deregulate America to get bureaucrats out of the way of entrepreneurs and Big Bidness. Also: taxcuts!

Wait, how is this different from W?

Nikki Haley Refuses to Let Facts Get in the Way of Policy

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 6:01 pm

Nikki Haley’s cherished factoid about job applicants failing drug tests is shown to be wildly bogus, she continues to push for drug testing of the unemployed anyway.

Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) Refuses to Endorse Sarah Palin for President

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 12:00 pm

When The Quitter endorsed Nikki Haley in the Republican primary for South Carolina governor, Erick Erickson called it “huge news” — and it arguably put her over the top in the race. Now, when asked by Jake Tapper if she’ll “return the favor” by endorsing The Quitter (start watching around 5:08) — Haley’s response?

SC, NC, MS, UT Primary Runoff Liveblog – Part One

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 5:20 pm

Tonight features primary runoff elections in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi. There is also a primary in Utah, but thanks to their convention selection process that can select or weed out candidates (Bob Bennett was defeated in that process, for example), it has some similarities to a runoff election. Mississippi has very little going on, so the big events of the night are the GOP governor’s race in SC, the Dem Senate race in NC, and the GOP primary in UT. For a preview of the night’s races click here and you can find update election results at Politico.

Today’s Elections Feature Runoffs in NC, SC, MS; Primary in UT

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 8:20 am

Primary runoffs feature today in North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi. Utah also hosts a primary, but it is similar to a runoff, thanks to a dual convention/primary system that eliminates many candidates at the convention. Here’s a run-down of the races and expected outcomes.

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