Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Agenda: CSOL co-founder against InfiLaw deal; New schools for local students; Graham targeted on Obamacare

NYC gun bust nets N.C., S.C. suspects

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Two tea party groups are running online ads targeting Senate Republicans, including U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and potentially Tim Scott, to help nail down opposition to the Affordable Care Act. The ads come as Heritage Action, the conservative advocacy arm of the Jim DeMint-led Heritage Foundation, embarks on its 10-city Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour. [WaPo]

Thousands of kids in the Lowcountry go back to school this week, and in Charleston County, many will return to shiny new schools. We'll have more on what went into these new schoolhouses in next week's CP. [P&C]

Though both Scott and Graham face re-election next year, only the state's senior senator, Lindsey Graham, is facing competition so far. [State]

Scott will visit Wisconsin on Wednesday to campaign with Gov. Scott Walker. [State/AP]

Edward Westbrook, a Charleston School of Law stakeholder who's been silent on the school's deal with InfiLaw so far, said in a letter to the editor in today's P&C that he voted against the deal with the company, hoping the school would eventually become nonprofit, but was overruled by the other two members of the school's board. Westbrook criticized the school for not being as transparent as it should have been through the process, and noted the other founders, judges George Kosko and Robert Carr, "now effectively control the school through their two-person majority." [P&C]

The New York Times looks into the investigation into a gun pipeline run via Chinatown bus lines from Charlotte, N.C. to New York discussed at a news conference Monday that netted at least one suspect from the Palmetto State. [NYT, CP]

"Legends Bowl" supporters are holding out hope that a holiday 2014 NCAA bowl game will be held at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium despite a deal for a potentially competing bowl in Montgomery, Alabama, and the ongoing NAACP-led economic boycot of South Carolina over the Confederate flag flying on the Statehouse grounds. [P&C]


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