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Lindsey Graham and Eric Cantor expected to fend off Tea Party primary challengers

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia are favored to fend off Tea Party challengers in Republican primaries on Tuesday, when voters in five states pick candidates for the Nov. 4 midterm elections. The Graham and…

Senator Lindsey Graham eclipses crowded field in SC Republican primary

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina looks poised to be the latest member of the Republican establishment to fend off a primary challenge from the Tea Party, overcoming criticism from some members of his party that he is not conservative enough. Graham’s…

Lindsey Graham: ‘Playing politics with Benghazi’ could burn GOP in midterms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Any attempt by Republicans to embarrass the Obama administration over the deadly September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, could backfire in the mid-term congressional elections, a Republican U.S. senator warned on Sunday. Some Republicans view the attack, in which militants killed four Americans at the U.S.…

SC GOP candidate: Women cause ’95 percent’ of divorces by loving their kids too much

One of the six Republican primary challengers to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once blamed women for causing most divorces – even when their husbands are unfaithful. Det Bowers made the remarks during a sermon at the Christ Church of the Carolinas, where he served for more than a decade as…

Lindsey Graham drops hyperbolic bombshell: ‘The world is literally about to blow up’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) dropped a hyperbolic bombshell following the State of the Union Address. “The world is literally about to blow up,” Graham said, adding that he completely disagrees with President Barack Obama’s policy on Iran. The remarks were first reported by Roll Call. In his address, the president…

Gays are not being gay enough for not-gay guy

Obviously, with the recent signing at Tucker Carlson’s White Citizens Council newsletter of pathologically unpleasant word typist Betsy Rothstein , following her recent flushing from FishbowlDC  , word is out to the rest of the DaCall staff to either go big on the troll-bait click counts or go home ……

Lindsey Graham tells Bernie Sanders: ‘We’re becoming Greece’ without cuts on Medicare

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered to help his colleague Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Crossfire on Tuesday seek higher tax payments out of the country’s richest citizens on Tuesday — if Sanders agreed to help him reform the tax code in a certain way. “I will create a tax code…

Hagel and Kerry to make case to Congress for attacking Syria: Failing to act ‘unravels the deterrent impact of the international norm against chemical weapons use’

The US secretaries of state and defense go before a Senate panel seeking support to attack Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, warning failure to do so might embolden Hezbollah and Iran. In what will be one of the most high-profile political set pieces in Washington in weeks,…

State lawmaker calls Lindsey Graham ‘a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood’

The state lawmaker looking to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced his candidacy on Tuesday by accusing him of being too friendly with not only President Barack Obama but the Islamic governing regime in Egypt. According to The State, state Sen. Lee Bright (R) slammed Graham for fulfilling Obama’s request…

Democrat’s bill would allow federal government to fund religious activities

Legislation that would prohibit the withholding of federal funds to religious programs received support from a prominent Senate Republican this week. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) announced Thursday that Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had signed on as a co-sponsor of her Freedom to Pray Act. The bill would prohibit the federal government…

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