Friday, March 15, 2013

The Agenda: Flak over "black guy in the White House", 787s back in the air, Proposal would alter campus sex crime inquiries

Sanford ahead in SC-1 polls

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

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Crawford "black guy in the White House" comment prompts backlash
S.C. Rep. Kris Crawford reacted Thursday to criticism over his comment about President Obama, "it is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House," explaining that it wasn't meant to be racial, but rather showing the situation House Republicans were faced with during the Medicaid debate.
Sources: AP, Post and Courier, The State, Huffington Post, FITS News, Think Progress

Boeing says 787 commercial flights will return soon
Despite the ongoing inquiry into 787 battery issues, a Boeing official says the company's mega-jetliner could be back in the air flying commercially in "weeks and not months."
Sources: The State
Related: Boeing 787 battery testes fall short on initial tests (P&C/AP)

Sheheen bill would alter sex crime investigations
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's new proposal clarifies an existing law over law enforcement's handling of college campus sex crime investigations after a College of Charleston incident led some to interpret the old law.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: CofC's student media outlet chooses PR over reporting (CP)

SC-1: Campaign polling shows Sanford as candidate to beat in primary
Internal polling from several of the campaigns show Sanford as the candidate to beat in the 1st District special primary, set for Tuesday.
Sources: Post and Courier

Graham's staying power shows limits of tea party
Despite years of criticism and without an election opponent since before the rise of the tea party, even U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's critics admit that he's poised to retain his Senate seat in 2014.
Sources: NPR/AP

Scott gives pitch to conservatives at CPAC
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott discussed American fiscal policy when taking the stage Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Baltimore.
USA Today
Related: Haley to introduce Romney at CPAC - AP, The State

Lowcountry native advances into American Idol top 10
St. Helena Island native Candice Glover was voted as one of the top 3 contestants in this week's "American Idol," making her safe from elimination.
Sources: AP

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