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SC lawmaker introduces bill allowing schoolchildren to carry guns

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Following last week’s massacre of 20 children and seven adults in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, a South Carolina lawmaker says he has a plan to end school violence once and for all — by arming the schoolchildren.

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Haley dumps Darla Moore, USC adds Political Economics curriculum

In a stunning series of events, Governor Nikki Haley has replaced wealthy philanthropist Darla Moore with one of her political contributors on the University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees. Additionally the school has announced the formation of the Nikki Haley School of Political Economics.

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Sesame Street defiantly changing Elmo from red to blue

New York – On the heels of a conservative media backlash resulting for Juan Williams’ dismissal, PBS announced today that one of Sesame Street’s most beloved characters, Elmo, will be symbolically changing from red to blue.

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Rekers: “I was doing research as a gay”

Columbia – Dr. George Rekers returned home to South Carolina this morning amid a flurry of questions surrounding reports that he was traveling Europe with a male prostitute. Rekers, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has been an outspoken opponent of homosexuality for years.

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South Carolina avoids Texas-style textbook dilemma

Columbia – South Carolina’s textbook task force claims to have found a way to avoid all of the controversy plaguing the Texas School Board and save money at the same time.

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SC Lobbyists team up for “Mega-Awesome” proposal

Columbia — In a cost-cutting measure, some of South Carolina’s most influential lobbyists have combined forces to try to pass legislation that would create the world’s largest facility that would serve as a mall, a landfill, a private school funded by vouchers, and a check-cashing/payday lending service.

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Sanford University Plans Underway

Columbia – With less than a year remaining of his time in office, Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina still has work left to do cementing his legacy to the state. With that legacy in mind, the governor announced plans today that should go a long way toward imprinting his collection of seven letters into the minds of our children: the founding of a university bearing his name.

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“Cut those mother******* to the bone” says Rep. Jim Merrill

Daniel Island – Recorded conversations between Representative Jim Merrill and as yet unidentified parties on a conference have the Daniel Island Republican making apologies to everyone from Superintendent of Education Jim Rex to local education officials.

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