Lindsey Graham

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Lindsey Graham Gets Quippy in GOP Undercard Debate

He's got jokes and jokes and jokes

(Newser) - Wednesday's GOP undercard debate may not have as many viewers as the main event, but Lindsey Graham brought his A material anyway, launching quips at China, Bernie Sanders, and even himself. CNN reports some of his one-liners inspired only tepid laughter in the Colorado audience. And Maggie Haberman at... More »

Graham's Lament: 'How Am I Losing to These People?'

SC senator uses 'SNL' line to show how he feels about Carson, Trump

(Newser) - Ben Carson has admitted he used to "go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers" and that he almost stabbed someone when he was a teen. Donald Trump is … well, Donald Trump . And Lindsey Graham is completely baffled how he's not making inroads... More »

Lindsey Graham Had Some of the Best Lines in Early Debate

'In my world, Hispanics are Americans,' he tells Santorum

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham is winning praise for mixing policy with what the Washington Post describes as his "corny comedy" during the first debate. A collection of some his more memorable lines, from the Post and Politico .
  • “Hispanics are Americans. In my world, Hispanics are Americans.” In a relatively
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'Clock Kid' Surfaces as Topic in First Debate

But discussion leads to another about Kim Davis and religious freedom

(Newser) - The Muslim boy who was arrested today because teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb surfaced as a subject in today's early debate on CNN among the four lower-tiered candidates. Asked about striking a balance between vigilance and discrimination, Bobby Jindal first emphasized that Muslim leaders must denounce... More »

Carly Fiorina Seen as Winner of First Debate

She and 6 others did their best to stand out

(Newser) - Their better-polling rivals get to debate in prime time , but seven Republicans tried to make the most of it in the first Fox News debate today. Based on the early reviews, it seems that one clearly did: Carly Fiorina. She "nailed it," observes the Washington Post . The former... More »

Lindsey Graham Annihilates His Phone

He slams 'train wreck' Donald Trump

(Newser) - No swapping out SIM cards for Sen. Lindsey Graham: After fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump gave out his personal phone number , the Republican candidate released a video on IJ Review in which he destroys his old flip phone—or multiple phones like it—with executions via brick, golf club, fire,... More »

Trump Gives Out Number of 'Idiot' Lindsey Graham

And it was, in fact, his real phone number

(Newser) - He may be a "feckless blowhard," but Donald Trump sure knows how to generate headlines. Today, Trump went after fellow candidate Lindsey Graham in the senator's home state of South Carolina, accusing him in a speech of being an "idiot" and then rattling off Graham's... More »

Nikki Haley: Time to Remove Confederate Flag From Capitol

South Carolina's senators join her in the call

(Newser) - In the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, the state's governor, Nikki Haley, and its two senators, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, all Republicans, today called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state Capitol. "On matters of race, South Carolina has a tough history.... More »

Senator Sorry About 'Bro With No Ho' Joke

Mark Kirk was talking about pal Lindsey Graham

(Newser) - The latest adventure in hot mics involves Sen. Mark Kirk, who got caught joking to a colleague that fellow Republican senator Lindsey Graham is a "bro with no ho," reports the Huffington Post . "That's what we'd say on the South Side," said the Illinois... More »

Lindsey Graham: Well, My Sister Could Be FLOTUS

Or we could have a 'rotating first lady,' he jokes

(Newser) - Leave it to the Daily Mail to ask the really important Election 2016 questions. At a recent campaign event, the tabloid asked unwed Sen. Lindsey Graham who would serve as his first lady, should he become president. "Well, I've got a sister, she could play that role if... More »

Lindsey Graham: Caitlyn Jenner 'Welcome' in GOP

Candidate hasn't 'walked into her shoes'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham doesn't seem to have a problem with Bruce Jenner's transition to Caitlyn: "If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me," the presidential candidate tells CNN today, per the Hill . "I’m into addition. I haven’t... More »

Lindsey Graham: I'm In

South Carolina Republican makes presidential bid official

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has confirmed the all-but-confirmed : He's joining the field of Republicans seeking the presidential nomination in 2016, reports Politico . "I'm Lindsey Graham, and I am running for president of the United States," he told a crowd this morning in his South Carolina hometown, where he... More »

Lindsey Graham All But Confirms Presidential Run

'I'm running because I think the world is falling apart'

(Newser) - Sounds like Sen. Lindsey Graham is pretty much in for Election 2016 , but you'll have to wait until June 1 to find out for sure. The hosts of CBS This Morning noted that the senator, a guest today, has said there's a "99.9% chance" he'll... More »

Graham: Iran Deal Has 'Snowball's Chance in Hell'

Meanwhile, back in 2016...

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has surveyed the Iran nuke deal and found it decidedly lacking: "I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in Hell this framework will get approved by Congress after review," he said today on Fox, per the Hill . "It is so weak in... More »

Graham's First Act as Prez? Sic Military on Congress

To get them to reverse defense, intel budget cuts

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham is still talking . His latest headline-worthy quote: If he becomes our next president, the very first thing he will do is deploy the military. Against ... Congress. "I wouldn't let Congress leave town until we fix this," he said yesterday at New Hampshire's "politics... More »

Lindsey Graham's Not Alone: Lots of People Don't Email

9% of Americans say they've never sent one before

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham, take heart: Up to 15% of Americans don't use email either and may not go online at all. The South Carolina Republican revealed yesterday during a conversation about Hillary Clinton's emails that he had never sent an email before. "I don't know what that... More »

Lindsey Graham Has Never Emailed

'You can have every email I've ever sent,' or all zero of them

(Newser) - President Obama had never heard of Hillary Clinton using a non-government-issued email , and Lindsey Graham has apparently never heard of email. As Politico reports, when asked by Chuck Todd this morning as to whether he had a personal email account, the South Carolina Republican with the mystifying Twitter handle and... More »

Graham Jabs at Pelosi's 'Surgeries,' Is Sorry

Sees 'complete disgust' if 'you get through all the surgeries'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham may have just lost the Botox vote in his maybe-quest for the White House : Speaking yesterday to a private fundraiser after Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, Bloomberg reported that the South Carolina Republican made a joke about how the GOP stands more solidly with Israel: "Did you see... More »

Latest Republican Eying 2016: Graham

And Mike Huckabee says he'll make a decision about a run in spring

(Newser) - The latest Republican testing the 2016 waters is longtime Senate stalwart Lindsey Graham, who tells Meet the Press today that he's already formed a committee and that he's "definitely going to look at it." Graham, who's spent a dozen years representing South Carolina, half of... More »

John McCain: No, Obama, Sony Hack Was 'Warfare'

GOP sharply disputes president's 'cyber vandalism' assessment

(Newser) - President Obama characterized the Sony hack this morning as "cyber vandalism" and "not an act of war," and Republicans including John McCain would beg to differ, reports the Hill . Also appearing on CNN's State of the Union, McCain charged that "the president does not understand... More »

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