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SC Lawmaker Asked to Resign Over Haley Slur

'I could care less,' says state senator about 'raghead' reaction

(Newser) - The Lexington County Republican Party has rebuked its own state Senator and asked Jake Knotts to resign after he called fellow Republican Nikki Haley, who is Indian-American, a “raghead.” He’s apologized for the comment, saying it was intended as a joke, but tells The State that he... More »

SC Politician Apologizes for 'Raghead' Slur

It was a just a joke, says lawmaker who stung Haley, Obama

(Newser) - The South Carolina politician who used the term "raghead" to describe Nikki Haley and President Obama says his comment has been—wait for it—taken out of context. "My ‘raghead’ comments about Obama and Haley were intended in jest,” state Senator Jake Knotts tells the State... More »

SC Senator Calls Haley, President 'Ragheads'

GOP demands apology from Jake Knotts

(Newser) - South Carolina GOP state senator Jake Knotts is under fire from his own party after using a racial slur to describe Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and President Obama. "We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion,... More »

Wandering Gov. Sanford of SC Returning to Work

(Newser) - South Carolina's AWOL governor is expected to be back at work tomorrow, the State reports. Mark Sanford has been incommunicado for several days, save for a fleeting cell phone signal picked up near Atlanta. Aides say he's been hiking on the Appalachian Trail, though his political opponents are skeptical. "... More »

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