Ladies in the photo are Superindent W. Burke Royster, Ph.D.,  Cheryl Cuthrell President of URW and Aline Kilgore the Chair of the Literacy Committee. - Photo by Thomas C. Hanson
Ladies in the photo are Superindent W. Burke Royster, Ph.D., Cheryl Cuthrell President of URW and Aline Kilgore the Chair of the Literacy Committee. - Photo by Thomas C. Hanson

The Upstate Republican Women celebrated the NFRW Literacy Month in September. In honor of Barbara Bush and Mamie Eisenhower, the women adopted Katy Freemon's first-grade class with a monthly subscription to the Scholastic News Monthly Book Club.  Along with this, they presented The Superintendent W. Burke Royster, Ph.D., with several books to be donated to the AJ Whittenburg Library. The National Federation of Republican Women designate September as National Literacy Month in honor of these two First Ladies of the United States who believed so strongly in that being able to read is the foundation of success.

“he American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don't give everyone the ability to simply read and write, then we aren't giving everyone an equal chance to succeed.”  - Barbara Bush

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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.

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After weeks of the Democrats waging war on the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, he was confirmed 50-48 mostly along party lines. The confirmation came a week later than planned after an FBI investigation was called. The investigation found nothing new, but gave Senators who were on the fence the extra motivation they needed to vote for him.

The fanfare is not over yet, though. Democrats have no plans of letting this win go, and Republicans are furious at the political shenanigans that continue to take place. Democrats have continued to fuel violent protesters who have harassed Senators in public, sent extreme messages to their families, and tried to break into the Supreme Court.

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Author Cheryl Sullenger gives remarks during a press conference outside the courthouse in Philadelphia during the Kermit Gosnell murder trial. Other participants include Pastor Clenard Childress of LEARN, left, and Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union. High-resolution version available.
Author Cheryl Sullenger gives remarks during a press conference outside the courthouse in Philadelphia during the Kermit Gosnell murder trial. Other participants include Pastor Clenard Childress of LEARN, left, and Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union. High-resolution version available.

PHILADELPHIA -- "The world would not know the name of Kermit Gosnell if it were not for Cheryl Sullenger," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Sullenger attended the now infamous abortion/murder trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the spring of 2013. She was the first journalist outside local news affiliates to report daily on the proceedings' shocking revelations and often-emotional testimony to a national audience. Her reporting sparked a Twitter storm that was responsible for drawing national media to cover the trial.

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As of Aug. 31, the state of South Carolina was sitting on nearly $312 million in revenues from the gas-tax-hike law that took effect more than 15 months ago – despite promises from lawmakers that the money would go toward fixing crumbling roads.

Newly released records from the S.C. Department of Transportation and state Comptroller General’s Office show that of the approximately $362.3 million collected since July 1, 2017, $15.8 million, or less than 4.5 percent of the total, was spent on listed “external” projects.

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Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, right, presents Marsha Blackburn with a pro-life achievement award in Washington, DC, while pro-life leaders look on. Operation Rescue and Newman have endorsed Blackburn's campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, right, presents Marsha Blackburn with a pro-life achievement award in Washington, DC, while pro-life leaders look on. Operation Rescue and Newman have endorsed Blackburn's campaign for the U.S. Senate.

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee has always distinguished herself as a pro-life warrior. She chaired the House Select Panel on Infant Lives in 2015 and personally signed the letters to the U.S. Department of Justice referring Planned Parenthood and others for criminal investigation and prosecution based on evidence of the illegal trafficking in aborted baby body parts and intentionally killing babies born alive during late-term abortions.

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