by Sam Spence
Anxiety over refugees fleeing persecution isn't just limited to Europe. This NYT story reports on anti-immigration sentiment in the Upstate, complete with a Duncan, S.C. dateline, a mention of the John Birch Society in the first paragraph, and jokes about shooting migrants. The conservative immigration "dilemma" may cost the GOP Latino votes. Source: NYT
ESPN College Gameday will broadcast from Clemson this weekend for the Tigers-Irish game under the lights at Death Valley.
An investigation by Post and Courier and the Center for Public Integrity alleges that South Carolina lawmakers make a habit of using campaign money for personal gain through travel, gifts, and hiring each other's companies. Also: Source: P&C
If there are two people who are happy about Speaker John Boehner's announcement on Friday that he would retire later this year, it's South Carolina Congressmen Jeff Duncan and Mick Mulvaney, both of whom were vocal critics during Boehner's five-year stint as House leader. Source: The State
"The photo is 100 percent truthful." That's how Charleston-based photographer Mic Smith responded to criticism by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump over a photo taken during a North Charleston event and distributed by the AP that showed many empty seats toward the back of the room. Trump called Smith a "fucking thief" and a fraud. Source: P&C
Volvo CEO Lex Kerssemakers and Gov. Nikki Haley turned the first shovels of dirt at the formal groundbreaking for the automaker's Berkeley County plant, which will produce the luxury S60 sedan. Source: CRBJ, P&C