Tag Archives: Jim DeMint

Former Sen. Jim DeMint Takes Post To Lead Right Wing Movement Calling For A Convention Of The States

USA Today reports: Former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, ousted last month as head of the Heritage Foundation think tank, is joining a fast-growing, conservative movement that is pushing states to seek a constitutional convention to rein in federal spending and power. DeMint, a prominent figure among the Tea Party activists who helped Republicans seize control of the U.S. House …

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint Resigns After Board Members Vote Unanimously To Shitcan Him

Politico reports: Jim DeMint’s ouster from The Heritage Foundation came as a shock to the hundreds of scholars and staffers who’ve seen the organization’s political influence grow thanks to DeMint’s controversial decision to align the leading conservative think tank closely with Donald Trump. But interviews with over a dozen sources at the center of the drama suggest Heritage’s stewards — …

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Mutiny At The Anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation

Politico reports: The controversial president of The Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint, will soon be out of a job, following a dispute with board members about the direction of conservative think tank, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Some Heritage board members believe that DeMint has brought in too many Senate allies and made the think …

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Heritage Foundation Pressures GOP Senators To Leave SCOTUS Seat Unfilled For As Long As Five Years

But only if Hillary wins, of course. The Hill reports: The conservative group Heritage Action is pushing Republican senators to keep the Supreme Court at eight justices if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. In a Thursday morning briefing at the Heritage Foundation’s Washington headquarters on Capitol Hill, the group said Republicans should embrace the idea of leaving the Supreme …

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Christian Group Helps Kill Shutdown Deal

RELATED: The Heritage Foundation, which is now headed by former Sen. Jim DeMint, was a cosponsor of the FRC’s Hate Summit.  Last week the New York Times reported that the architects of the shutdown were a cabal of evangelical leaders including Tony Perkins.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Rep. Tim Scott To Replace GOP Senator Jim DeMint

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will tap freshman Tea Party Rep. Tim Scott to replace the retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, three Republican officials familiar with the process confirmed to The New York Times the decision to select Mr. Scott. Aides to the governor declined to comment before the noon announcement. Ms. Haley seriously considered …

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GOP Sen. Jim DeMint To Resign

The Wall Street Journal reports today that GOP Sen. Jim DeMint will resign from office next month in order to head the nation’s most prominent right-wing think tank. South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina’s junior senator in early January to take …

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Sen. Jim DeMint Joins CPAC Boycott

Sen. Jim DeMint has joined the boycott of CPAC 2011 because of GOProud’s sponsorship, prompting the above image by Facebooker Tracy Knauss. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has also backed out of attending, although he won’t say why. At the current rate of defections, the nation’s “largest annual conservative conference” will by attended by nobody but GOProud and the NRA. …

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Sen. Jim DeMint: Gays And Unmarried Women Should Not Be Teachers

GOP Sen. Jim DeMint told a group of South Carolina pastors on Friday that “open homosexuals” and unmarried women should not be allowed to teach in public schools. In addition to reiterating anti-choice talking points on abortion and backing “traditional marriage,” according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the senator went further and “said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn’t be …

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PhoboQuotable – Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)

“Marriage is a religious institution. The federal government has no business redefining what it is. Governments should not be in the business of promoting a behavior that’s proven to be destructive to our society.” – State rights advocate Sen. Jim DeMint, who doesn’t think states should have the right to grant same-sex marriage. DeMint on the possibility of a gay …

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