Thursday, April 4, 2013
President Barack Obama returns 5 percent of his salary back to the Treasury.
As many federal workers and defense contractor employees face furloughs in the Charleston area and in the nation, at least one elected official in the nation will return a small portion of his salary to the U.S. Treasury to show "solidarity with furloughed federal workers," according to the Huffington Post. President Barack Obama will take 5 percent of his annual salary (a sum equalling $20,000) and give it back to the Treasury. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will also donate 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury. Secretary of State John Kerry will donate 5 percent of his salary to a charity for defense workers — a sum that equals less than $10,000 per year. The federal furloughs and cuts to the defense contractors are part of the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
What did you think of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address? Tell us in the comments!
President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address Tuesday night. What did you think of the address? Tell us in the comments!
Palmetto State lawmakers respond to President Obama's fifth such address.
President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to the House of Representatives and the Senate. The full text of Obama's remarks can be found here. Obama focused on the economy, the gun control debate and troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. South Carolina's congressional contingent issued the following responses: Sen. Tim Scott “The President had an opportunity tonight to show the country he was willing to work together with Republicans to solve our most pressing issues. Instead, he chose to double down on his big government policies. We have a spending problems here in Washington—a problem that we cannot tax our way out of. For an example, the President tried to pass the buck on sequestration tonight by taxing his …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Barack Obama announces nearly two dozen goals for Congress.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday a list of proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut. While acknowledging that the Constitution does protect certain rights, the country's citizens are still "responsible for each other," multiple outlets, including CNN reports. 1. "Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system." 2. "Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system." 3. "Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Calls on President to negotiate in good faith at Columbia press conference.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The latest mass shooting occurred at an Elementary School in
President Obama spoke today on the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, that claimed the lives of 27 people, 18 of who whom were children according to the most recent reports.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
But it also shows that she's not much more popular than President Barack Obama.
The latest poll from Winthrop University shows that Gov. Nikki Haley’s popularity has not been affected by the Department of Revenue’s security breach that exposed millions of South Carolina taxpayer’s private information. The poll, released Tuesday morning, showed that Haley’s job approval ratings among registered are “under water” – more people disapprove than approve, but not significantly so. The poll was conducted from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, or more than a month after news of the security breach broke. Respondents were not asked specifically about Haley’s handling of the breach. Among registered voters, 38.3 percent approved of the governor’s performance, while 41.3 percent did not. Those numbers aren’t dramatically different from the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
White House forum draws attention from disappointed voters looking for a way out.
Considering Mitt Romney easily won South Carolina on Nov. 6, it's not surprising that there are some disappointed Republicans in the Palmetto State. But one woman is hoping S.C. is allowed to part ways with the U.S., and she's finding some support online. One petition at the White House website's community forum requests that South Carolina be given the right to peacefully "withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government." A similar petition is also seeking the right for S.C. to secede. The website allows citizens to make a petition for a variety of issues, including recognizing sign language as a language or refusing foreign aid to Uganda. Several petitions have been created since Friday, with individuals …
Whatever problems exist with the Republican Party that was just soundly defeated, they are largely absent from the GOP in South Carolina.
On Tuesday night at then-candidate Katrina Shealy’s victory party at the Wingate Hotel in Lexington, the celebration was somewhat tempered. As it became clear that Shealy would oust Jake Knotts and ascend to the State Senate, it became equally clear that Barack Obama would be re-elected President of the United States. Like many in attendance, one man scowled at the television screen, unable to process the prospect of another four years with Obama as President. He finally said, ”country’s screwed” and chugged his drink. Next to him, another Republican was more circumspect, hands on his hips, as if speaking in a classroom. “Maybe. But we don’t have to be…we can’t talk to voters like they’re the enemy. You can’t insult someone and expect them…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Berkeley County company has angry message for Obama voters.
Anger over the result of Tuesday's presidential election has bubbled over on the roadside not far from Cane Bay. A sign posted along State Road rants against Obama supporters, praying that the Northeast and West Coast should fall into the ocean. The large letter-board sign sits in front of a landscaping office at 1412 State Road. The other side reads "Did you vote for Obama? Thanks a lot asshole!" Obama won Tuesday's election after a very contentious campaign season, but a majority of Berkeley County voters supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Romney won the vote in South Carolina. Wayne Hall, listed in Berkeley County records as the owner of the property, could not be reached for comment. Another sign at the gated entrance to the …