Republican National Convention Puts Spotlight on Republican Women Leaders

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If you only watched MSNBC you’d probably think that the GOP just consists of old white men.  In reality the Republican Party have quite a few strong female leaders, and they have been putting them on display this week.  Including a good number of minority women which I’m sure Chris Matthews is disillusioned over. I […]

Nikki Haley at RNC: Obama Will Do Everything He Can to Stand in Your Way

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley encapsulated how harmful President Barack Obama is to federalism and our economy.  She said, echoing what other Republican governors had said earlier during the Republican National Convention, “the hardest part of my job has been this federal government, this administration, and this president.”  She said that President Obama “will do […]

South Carolina Moves to Protect Infants Born Alive

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COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina House voted today 107-0 to require protection for infants born alive as a result of a failed abortion attempt. The bill, based on Americans United for Life’s (AUL) model language, previously passed the Senate 27-3. It now will go through a third reading and then on to Governor Nikki […]

Arne Duncan the Common Core Bully

What happens when a state decides or some state legislators decide they don’t want national standards… you know the standards that were slated as optional… not pushed by the Federal government… completely developed by the states (meaning the National Governor’s Association and Council on Chief State School Officers)?  Why Education Secretary Arne Duncan wishes them […]

Haley Supports Blocking Common Core Standards (Updated with Letter)

Governor Nikki Haley wrote a letter of support for Senator Mike Fair’s bill, S. 604 that would block the common core state standards from being implemented.  The AP reported: Gov. Nikki Haley supports Fair’s bill, as an extension of her frequent complaints of federal overreaching. “Just as we should not relinquish control of education to […]

Haley Stands Up to Obama on Education

It seems that President Obama has been having trouble with female governors lately.  First was the meeting with Governor Brewer of Arizona recently that raised more than just a few eyebrows and now Governor Haley of South Carolina has boldly stood up to Obama’s educational vision for America. Governor Haley pointed out the flaws in […]

Haley Unveils FY 2012-2013 Executive Budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley, surrounded by members of the Cabinet, unveiled her FY 2012-2013 Executive Budget during a Statehouse press conference. Gov. Haley said, “To control spending, our state government can and must function within a spending cap. Any General Fund dollars above and beyond the cap should go towards tax relief, debt […]

The South Carolina Strategy

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No Republican candidate for president has won the nomination of the party without winning the South Carolina going back to Ronald Reagan in 1980. With this fact in mind, the candidates attention now turns to South Carolina.  Last Friday, Mitt Romney and Governor Nikki Haley are at the Peanut warehouse in Conway, SC. Newt Gingrich […]

SC General Assembly Needs to Magnify the Constitutional Line Between the Feds and the State

By Ethan Ware Take your pick on when it started, but federal control continues to bleed into state and local affairs in direct contradiction with the Constitution. Some examples are obvious and others more nuanced, but together they are diluting the federalist model by breaking down the checks and balances our nation’s founders set up […]

Harkin calling for investigation of Haley

Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa – D) has called for an investigation of Governor Nikki Haley and her use of Federal funds. The contention arises around a health care committee which was established to plan for a health insurance exchange. Harkin states that the issue is whether Haley preordained the findings of the committee. Haley has opposed Obamacare […]

Obama Administration Encourages “Phantom Voting” in South Carolina

Friday’s decision by the Obama Justice Department to strike down South Carolina’s voter ID law should surprise no one who has been following Attorney General Eric Holder’s idea of justice. The South Carolina law is similar to laws passed in Texas, Rhode Island, Kansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin but so far the Justice Department’s interest has […]

Nikki Haley Endorses Mitt Romney–Is Her Tea Party Over?

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the darling of the Tea Party that helped catapult her into the Governor’s mansion in 2010, has announced her endorsement of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. She announced the endorsement on Fox and Friends this morning. “Today is the day that I’m throwing all of my support behind Mitt Romney for […]

Ron Paul–Caffeinated Conservative of 2010

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We submitted our nominees to you, and you voted.  Boy did you vote – 3,247 of you to be exact compared to 127 votes last year (so just *few* more).  Obviously word got out beyond the regular readers of CT.  Just a note, Sodahead has not closed the question since it became featured, but I […]