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SC's Graham betting on Hail Mary to keep Roy Moore's Alabama GOP seat from Dems

Alabama Republicans are struggling to hold on to a key U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina hopes a last-minute move could still save it. Allegations of sexual abuse have dogged GOP candidate Roy Moore in what was already seen as a close election, and national Republicans are

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Graham on Moore: 'We are about to give away a seat' key to Trump's agenda

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCNN to air sexual harassment Town Hall featuring Gretchen Carlson, Anita HillTrump wrestles with handling American enemy combatantsFlake: Trump's call for DOJ to probe Democrats 'not normal'MORE (R-S.C.) on Monday said Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore pose


Graham: If You Can't Go To The Mall In AL, Maybe You Shouldn't Go To Senate

Calling Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "a terrible nominee" for the GOP, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said if Moore is blocked from a mall in his hometown, he probably doesn't belong in Congress. "It seems clear to me that Roy Moore had a problem for a very long time when it came to you


The Gadsden Mall Never Banned Roy Moore?

The lie that Judge Roy Moore was banned from the Gadsden Mall was a good story for the mainstream media while it lasted. It was so good, in fact, that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham withdrew his support of Roy Moore's candidacy. Facts have a way of getting in the way of the liberal narrative.


GOP senators lobby Trump on Obamacare mandate, markets

Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham are two of the four Republican Senators who attended the Thursday meeting with President Donald Trump. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Senate Republicans on Thursday personally lobbied President Donald Trump to support a bill to shore up Obamacare markets while repea


'I've heard enough': Lindsey Graham has changed his mind on Roy Moore accusations

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) he had been willing to give Roy Moore the benefit of the doubt when sexual harassment allegations arose, but that he's heard enough and he thinks Moore is guilty. Here's the video of Graham's comments on Fox News: .@LindseyGrahamSC on Roy Moore allegations: "I've hear


U.S. Sen. Graham touts Jasper projects

Three projects that Jasper County officials want to see become reality were spotlighted Monday by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who visited Ridgeland and discussed the Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport expansion, the Jasper Port and the Exit 3 project off Interstate 95. "It is great to have a Senior United


The deeper meaning of the Roy Moore saga

Few stories illustrate the zeitgeist of American politics and culture more clearly right now than that of the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, Roy Moore, who is battling accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. On the level of pure politics, Alabama's Senate seat - and possibly fu


Lindsey Graham says Moore needs to STEP DOWN, Cornyn UNENDORSES after new allegations

The new allegations against Roy Moore are having a deleterious effect as Lindsey Graham just says he needs to pull out: In light of the most recent allegations and the cumulative effect of others, I believe #RoyMoore would be doing himself, the state, the GOP, and the country a service by stepping a


South Carolina Sens. Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham says Roy Moore accusations are stronger than the denial

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott echoed other Republican Party members Monday when he said Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should "step aside" if sexual misconduct claims against him are true. "If the allegations are true, he needs to step aside and we should move forward," Scott, R-S.C., said after spea


Sen. Lindsey Graham: Republicans need to pass tax plan

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) - South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters today that Republicans need to pass a tax plan or "they're finished." Graham made his remarks after visiting with city and county officials in Ridgeland. The senator says he supports a provision in the Senate version of th


Graham tees up for Trump loyalty

One of Donald Trump's harshest critics has been South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Unlike Republican Sens. Corker and Flake who have nothing to lose from criticizing Trump because they aren't running for re-election, Graham has skin in this game. His scathing assessment of the president's poor perf


The Tax Bill's Fate Won't Float (or Sink) the Republicans in 2018

Surveying the damage of elections in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday, Paul Ryan had a clear prescription for ailing Republicans Wednesday morning: The results made it all the more important to pass the tax rewrite currently under consideration. "I fundamentally believe when we deliver on comprehe


EXCLUSIVE: Now It's The Democrats Who Have a 'Russian Problem'

Suddenly it's the Democrats who have a serious Russia problem. Democratic fingerprints are all over a growing number of Russia-related scandals, including payments to Fusion GPS for its Russian-sourced Trump dossier, lobbying on behalf of Russia's largest bank to lift economic sanctions, former Pres


Republicans Feeling Pressure to Deliver on Tax Reform after Democrat Wins

"The Democratic sweep in Tuesday's elections has raised the pressure on Republicans to make good on their campaign promises," according to The Hill. "Republican senators downplayed any setback to their tax-reform push from the elections, but said the results drove home the need to deliver legislativ


Lindsey Graham Latest Republican to Admit GOP Tax Plan Is All About Keeping 'Financial Contributions' of Donors Flowing

"Republicans are literally out here warning each other that their big donors will stop writing checks if they don't do their bidding." As Common Dreams reported Tuesday, Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has made a similar remark, complaining that his donors are pressuring him to pass enormous tax cuts or


Graham Says GOP Donors Will Jump Ship If Tax Reform Fails

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham conceded Thursday that the Republican party will lose the financial support of their donors should they fail to pass a comprehensive tax reform bill, according to The New York Times' Alan Rappeport. Lindsey Graham says "the financial contributions will stop" if tax reform fai


Republicans are saying what they usually keep private: Big donors will flee if tax reform fails

It's not something politicians usually say aloud. But multiple Republican lawmakers have said publicly what many voters have assumed for years: Their tax reform push is, at least in part, an effort to keep their biggest donors happy. Two GOP lawmakers - Rep. Chris Collins of New York and Sen. Linds


Graham Proposes Commission To Combat Foreign Social-Media Influence

The controversial subject of alleged foreign attempts to influence American society via social media may get its own long-term investigative commission in Congress, provided the proposal can garner enough bipartisan support. That's according to Politico, which first reported Sen. Lindsey Graham's i


Graham Urges Sessions To Testify Again On Russia

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appear once again before the Senate to answer questions about Donald Trump's election campaign. Graham said Sessions must explain what he knew about alleged Russian interference in the campaign, according to UPI. "Jeff, you n