Saturday, May 4, 2013
Republicans and Democrats have one of their biggest weekend of the year.
The annual fundraising dinners of the Republican and Democratic Parties had plenty in common this year. Both honored longtime advocates for the respective causes and both attracted speakers that generated buzz about the 2016 Presidential race. The Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson Dinner drew its largest crowd ever and Vice President Joe Biden to honor Rep. Jim Clyburn for his 20 years of service in Congress. Biden acknowledged that his appearance at the event was sure to fuel speculation about his intentions in 2016. While giving lengthy tributes to Clyburn and former Sen. Fritz Hollings, Biden delivered a full-throated defense of traditional Democratic issues. He decried the Republicans war on the middle class and poor, in addition to citing …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Palmetto Democrats celebrate a second Obama term.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Paul Ryan had a group of Midlands ladies in his corner.
Just to get the most important question of the night out of the way, they unanimously thought Paul Ryan got the better of Joe Biden in the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. But that was to be expected from a group of a dozen Midlands-area women who gathered to watch the debate at state GOP headquarters in downtown Columbia. Among the group, about a third voted for Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary back in January, while most of the rest supported Newt Gingrich, with a couple of Rick Santorum supporters mixed in. But whatever reservations the non-Romney supporters had before, have now vanished as they are firmly in his corner, as evidenced by the 1600 phone calls they made prior to Thursday night's debate…
See if what Biden and Ryan are saying passes the truth test.
Time was that if you wanted to check a politician's statements during a debate you had to wait until after the debate or until the following day. Now, you can track the truthiness of their statements in something close to real time. The Pulitzer Prize-winning website Politifact will evaluate what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan say tonight on their website here. You can also follow Politifact via Twitter here. Other fact-checking options are FactCheck.org or The Fact Checker via The Washington Post. You can watch the debate online via Aol.
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where to Watch the Debate around the Upstate: Drinking Liberally of Greenville will host a debate party beginning at 7 p.m. at Fitzpatrick's, 1565 Laurens Road, Greenville. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
60 percent say country headed in wrong direction, most not feeling stressed
The latest Winthrop University poll of South Carolinians showed doubts about the direction of the country and about which Palmetto Staters had the biggest national profile. The poll, released Wednesday, found that more people (11.8 percent) believed Gov. Nikki Haley to be the most nationally recognized South Carolinian, ahead of Sen. Jim DeMint (5.8 percent) and comedian Stephen Colbert (4.1 percent). Almost 43 percent of those surveyed said they could not think of anyone or didn't know which South Carolinian had the greatest national profile. Though South Carolinians viewed Haley as an influential national figure, many expressed doubts over whether her endorsement of Gov. Mitt Romney had any impact on the South Carolina primary. The …