Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Agenda: T-Rav says he'll likely make indie senate run; Haley announces DOT pick; Charleston as UNESCO site?

100k in S.C. sign up for Obamacare

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Appearing on Bravo last night after another raucous episode of "Southern Charm," Thomas Ravenel reiterated his intention to challenge U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, should he win his summer GOP primary, in the November general election as an independent candidate. [Bravo TV]

State Sen. Mike Fair pulls the Hitler card on Planned Parenthood: "I have no more confidence in Planned Parenthood than I do in Adolf Hitler." [G'Ville News]

State Department of Insurance officials said Monday that nearly 100,000 people in South Carolina signed up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, with many signing up in late March. Feds put the nationwide number at 7.1 million sign-ups. [P&C]

Gov. Nikki Haley has named Janet Oakley

Haley said yesterday that she will make a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a child to the nation where her parents were born. [AP]

A group has been formed to pitch Charleston to the United Nations to obtain World Heritage status, one of the highest designations possible for a historic site. If successful, the site would be the first American historic district to receive the designation. [AP]

Also, want to see what a winning NCAA bracket looks like? The sister-in-law of City Paper staff writer Paul Bowers (Weekly Journalist of the Year, per SCPA), managed to predict the UConn Huskies as this years NCAA champs. Her criteria? Cuteness of each team's mascot. We're not sure how her Gator vs. Lumberjack pick ended up with a prehistoric reptile beating a Texas hipster, but Kate Bowers' pick of UConn managed to help her win the family bracket pool.

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