Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Agenda: CofC announces short list; Sheheen hits back at RGA; Truthful Tuesday activists arrested

Politico Mag: "Is Jim DeMint the most hated man in Washington?"

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

The College of Charleston yesterday announced its short list of candidates to replace outgoing President George Benson, confirming some rumored names, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell and former Bush Chief of Staff Andrew Card, as well as retierd Harvard Prof. Dennis Encarnation, a CofC graduate, and Martha Saunders, provost at University of West Florida. [CofC, The State, P&C]

Ten Truthful Tuesday activists protesting at the Statehouse were arrested today as they rallied in support of Medicaid expansion in front of an entrance to a parking garage. [The State]

Gov. Nikki Haley asked the Statehouse for $12.3 million to put in the state's "deal closing fund," to recruit businesses to South Carolina. The House Ways and Means Committee gave them $37.3 million. [The Nerve/S.C. Policy Council]

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's campaign for governor it back against Republican Governors Association yesterday after the group knocked Sheheen for his support of Medicaid expansion in South Carolina under the Affordable Care Act, which the RGA chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also supported. The Sheheen campaign cut a "remixed" version of the ad featuring Christie in Sheheen's place, calling for a stop to the "dirty, hypocritical politics." [The State]

Headline in Politico Magazine: "Is Jim DeMint the most hated man in Washington?" [Politico Mag]

Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, came back with a good report after sitting down with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently to discuss softening sentencing guidelines. [NYT]

Some James Island residents aren't too sure about the city's plans to further develop some areas of James Island, and will make their voices heard at a public meeting this week. [Live 5]

New National Parks Service numbers show that 890,000 visitors to the agency's local sites (Ft. Sumter National Monument, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site), pumped $48 million into the local economy during 2012. [AP]

Former Congressman Bob Inglis, who's spent the past few years running his Energy and Enterprise Initiative, will be a Spring fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. (via @davidaxelrod)

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