SC congressmen well-heeled for midterm elections
South Carolina's seven congressmen have more than $3 million combined in their campaign accounts heading into this year's elections.
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Stars and Stripes
Allow pay curbs or harm readiness, Joint Chiefs expected to tell Congress
U.S. military Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians walk toward a blast pit after detonating four 500-pound bombs during a training event at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, March 16, 2014.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
...Sessions Takes on Secret Amnesty Push
Sen. Jeff Sessions , the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and arguably the leading intellectual force against amnesty in Congress, is coming out hard against a proposal backed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
GOP: Pay hikes threaten closure of base facilities
House Republicans say three separate Obama administration moves to increase the pay of federal contractors threaten to close such military-base support services as fast-food restaurants, gyms and day-care centers and they are asking for an exemption.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Daily Beast
DC's Politics of Self-DestructionBy Ron Christie
From 'un-American' slander to shouting like a teenager at the leader of the free world, politicians on both parties are misrepresenting our country-and themselves.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
40 lawmakers seek to halt closure of military fast food outlets
Troops and and civilians enjoy American fast food at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center's food court in 2009.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
US News & World Report
How Vox Misses the Mark on Rand Paul
A writer at Vox takes issue with The Run 2016's GOP front-runner, but ignores Rand Paul's progress.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Guard chief: 'Decision made' on shifting Apaches to active Army
The National Guard's top general on Tuesday appeared resigned to a plan that moves all of the branch's AH-64 Apache helicopters into the active Army.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Ameresco Biomass Plant Uses Damaged Wood from Ice Storm
Nearly 21,000 tons of damaged timber and woody debris utilized for renewable energy in lieu of storm-related wood being sent to landfills.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The Washington Post
Fine Print: A fight over Apache helicopters
This one is over the Pentagon's plan to cut costs by moving the AH-64 Apache attack helicopters assigned to Army National Guard units to the active Army and replacing them with newer UH-60 Black Hawks, which are used mainly for transportation.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Joe Wilson Was Right When He Told The President 'You Lie'
He was correct. Prescient even. But one politician's invective directed at President Obama early in his administration seems to have been forgotten.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
The Aiken Standard
Rep. Joe Wilson fights for MOX in letter to DOE Secretary
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., continued his support of the Savannah River Site's MOX facility on Monday in a letter signed by more than 20 congressman, including the entire South Carolina House delegation and members of the Georgia House.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Professor: Incumbent Challengers Not Uncommon
Some of the state's top Republican office holders will face challengers in this summer's primary election, including Governor Nikki Haley.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Norwalk Citizen News
SC election ballot set as filing deadline passes
South Carolina's 2014 election ballot was finalized Sunday with Gov. Nikki Haley and the state's two incumbent U.S. senators facing June primary opposition, a big-name race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor and a lengthy list of candidates vying to head the state Education Department .
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Can Rep. Joe Wilson be Vindicated Now?
Breitbart News recently reported that Mexican nationals and others were being enrolled at Mexican Consulates all over the United States.
American Legion Magazine
Dellinger goes to Capitol Hill
Sen. James Inhofe, R-OKla., speaks with National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger , Legion Legislative Director Louis Celli and National Security Commission Chairman Mike Schlee.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Super Chevy Magazine
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS - Forever Blue
In the long-forgotten baseball classic Forever Blue, a writer chronicles how businessman Walter O'Malley took the Brooklyn Dodgers from a broken-down franchise to one of the sport's most recognized ball clubs today.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
The Huffington Post
Pentagon: Benghazi Probes Cost Millions
The Pentagon says Congress' multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, have cost the department millions of dollars and thousands of hours of personnel time.
House lawmakers cool to DoD pay, benefits proposals
The Pentagon's pay and benefits proposals for fiscal 2015 would be crippling for troops and their families, and potentially a disincentive for many to continue serving, according to House lawmakers who oversee personnel programs in the annual defense budget.