Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Agenda: RiverDogs say they're sorry for Tebowing; Norman wins close SC-5 contest; Clemson license plates

Scott and Graham say they're not worried over secrecy of health bill

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:51 AM

The Charleston RiverDogs got so much criticism from anonymous people on Twitter that the team GM said yesterday that they were sorry that they offended people for mocking the 29-year old minor league baseball player and Heisman Trophy winning former back-up NFL quarterback. Source: P&C

Side-note: Tebow clocks in at #25 on (Columbia) Free Times' annual 'Power Issue' this week, just behind Attorney General Alan Wilson and ahead of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. Source: Free Times

Republican Ralph Norman squeaked out a victory in the deep red 5th District on Tuesday, beating Democrat Archie Parnell by just over 3 percent. In November, a well-funded Democrat in the same district lost to Mick Mulvaney by 21 percent. Source: Rock Hill Herald

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham say they aren't concerned that their eagerly-anticipated legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is being written "behind closed doors." Elsewhere, Republicans remain dubious of the plans being negotiated. Source: P&C, WaPo

A measure sponsored by Pee Dee Congressman Tom Rice that would incentivize nuclear power production, including the troubled S.C. nuclear power plant project, won approval in the House yesterday. Source: P&C, The State

NYT Mag headline: "Is North Carolina the Future of American Politics?"

Greenville News headline: "From peaches and textiles to automobiles: The rebirth of the Upstate"

50: The number of hotel rooms that will soon replace the space occupied by the now-vacant Dixie Furniture building. Source: P&C

Clemson fans can now get a S.C. license plate celebrating their football national championship. Source: G'ville News

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