Sen. Lindsey Graham clarifies Christie 'bully' comments
January 9th, 2014
06:46 PM ET
3 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham clarifies Christie 'bully' comments

(CNN) – South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham clarified comments he made Thursday in which he called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a "bully."

Graham told NBC News that New Jersey's unfolding bridge scandal furthers a "troublesome" narrative about Christie, calling the governor “kind of a bully.” Graham told CNN those comments were made before he saw Christie’s news conference in which the governor apologized for the political payback scandal and continued to insist that he had no knowledge of his aides' actions.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham's plane makes safe emergency landing
January 6th, 2014
06:07 PM ET
4 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham's plane makes safe emergency landing

(CNN) – A commuter flight carrying Sen. Lindsey Graham to Washington was forced to return to South Carolina on Monday where it made an emergency landing, the lawmaker tweeted.

The South Carolina Republican tweeted the experience after ExpressJet Flight 5740 returned to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport about 30 minutes after takeoff for Washington.
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McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence
January 4th, 2014
06:13 PM ET
4 months ago

McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence

Washington (CNN) - As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy.

More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week.
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Filed under: Iraq • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Obama administration
GOP Sen. Graham latest to sign up for Obamacare, refuse subsidy
December 9th, 2013
02:47 PM ET
5 months ago

GOP Sen. Graham latest to sign up for Obamacare, refuse subsidy

Updated 3:22 p.m ET, 12/9/2013

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has decided to sign up for federal health care coverage in the South Carolina exchange, rather than through the Washington, D.C., exchange where he would qualify for a federal subsidy offered to both lawmakers and congressional aides.

"I don't think members of Congress should get a special deal," Graham said in a press release.
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Filed under: Health care • Lindsey Graham • Obamacare
Weekly Addresses: White House, GOP express thanks, indebtedness to troops over holiday
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Weekly Addresses: White House, GOP express thanks, indebtedness to troops over holiday

(CNN) – As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama and the GOP expressed gratitude on Thursday to members of the military serving overseas during the holiday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and a member of the Armed Service Committee, said the celebrations are a reminder to be grateful for life’s basic comforts and the nation should remember those unable to make it home for the holiday.
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November 25th, 2013
09:29 AM ET
5 months ago

Graham on Iran: We're so far away from the 'end game'

(CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, offered skepticism Monday of the interim deal reached over Iran's nuclear program.

"What will this deal accomplish in terms of the end game? The end game is to dismantle the plutonium reactor," he said on CNN's "New Day." "The end game to stop enrichment. This allows 18,000 centrifuges to stay in place and it basically suspends construction of the plutonium reactor. We're so far away what the end game should look like. I'm very worried."
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First on CNN: Graham gets support from Nikki Haley
November 21st, 2013
02:26 PM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Graham gets support from Nikki Haley

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - One day after Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina declined to endorse his Republican colleague Lindsey Graham's Senate re-election bid, Gov. Nikki Haley took a different track - weighing in with some with hearty praise for Graham, who is facing a primary challenge on the right next year from four different candidates.

While Haley stopped short of formally backing Graham, she made clear that she considers Graham a conservative ally.
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
November 20th, 2013
07:59 PM ET
5 months ago

Crossfire: Sen. Tim Scott passes on Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsement

(CNN) – Sen. Tim Scott is passing on throwing his support behind Lindsey Graham, his fellow South Carolina Republican senator, who faces four conservative primary challengers as he runs for re-election next year.

Instead, Scott, who was appointed to the Senate late last year, said he would focus on his own election next year.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Lindsey Graham • Republican Party • South Carolina • Tim Scott
November 10th, 2013
10:58 AM ET
6 months ago

Graham to keep holds on Obama nominees

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed on Sunday that he would continue to block President Barack Obama's nominations until Congress hears from Benghazi survivors.

The South Carolina lawmaker told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" that he will place holds on any nomination put forth by the administration unless it makes available five survivors of the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, who have been interviewed by State Department investigators but remain out of Congress' reach.

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November 10th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
6 months ago

Graham: New sanctions on Iran needed

Washington (CNN) - After three days of talks focused on halting Iran's uranium enrichment efforts broke down Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress would not wait for the next round of negotiations.

Graham said he intends to put forward a measure that would mandate more sanctions on Iran, aimed at forcing the Middle Eastern nation to dismantle its nuclear weapons program - a move that runs counter to the interim steps sought by the negotiating parties gathered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Filed under: Iran • Lindsey Graham • State of the Union
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