Jim DeMint

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James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the ... More »James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading member in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the United States Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. DeMint was born in Greenville, South Carolina, one of four children. His parents, Betty W. (née Rawlings) and Thomas Eugene DeMint, divorced when he was five years old. Following the divorce, Betty DeMint operated a dance studio out of the family's home. DeMint was educated at Christ Church Episcopal School and Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. DeMint played drums for a cover band called Salt & Pepper. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, where he was a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and received a MBA from Clemson University. DeMint worked in the field of market research. In 1983, he founded his own... [ Wikipedia ]

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This likely makes it more difficult to conclude a diplomatic deal that dismantles Iran’s military-nuclear program or to persuade Tehran to finally come clean with the international community on its past military-nuclear activities.” Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation. (Evan ...

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Cory Booker, Tim Scott team up for the first time

Booker, 44, won a special election last year to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), while Scott, 48, a former member of the House, was appointed to his seat in late 2012 after Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) resigned to lead the Heritage Foundation. Booker and Scott's LEAP Act ...

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Airwaves heating up in Mississippi Senate race – CNN Political Ticker

The group is the political action arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund run by Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-leader of the Heritage Foundation. But the incumbent isn't going down without a fight. Cochran's re-election team also announced an ad that began airing Monday statewide ...

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Eric Cantor's Dem Rival Dukes It Out With Fox News

The number of Democrats is unchanged, although two Republicans will be gone: Allen West, R-Fla., lost his re-election bid, and Tim Scott, R-S.C., was appointed to fill the Senate seat of Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who is retiring. Scott will be the first black lawmaker in the Senate since ...

U.S. policy has gone liberals’ way for 70 years

Tea party godfather Jim DeMint left a prime policymaking role in the Senate last year to run the Heritage Foundation, calling it a “ big promotion .” Indeed, DeMint gains little from cutting deals in Congress. The view that normal legislating and bipartisan compromises lead to expanded ...

'Southern Charm' Star Threatening to Run Against Lindsey Graham

Senate before, losing to Jim DeMint, but before his drug bust. ) Meanwhile, on “Southern Charm,” the ex-pol’s plotlines have included the 51-year-old Ravenel dealing with a pregnancy scare with his 22-year-old lady friend, Kathryn Dennis. This, and other tawdry scenarios, won’t play well ...

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House Majority PAC Posts Big Haul In First 3 Months of 2014

Before his death in April 2013, GOP mega-donor Bob Perry gave $1.1 million to super PACs, including $1 million to Senate Conservatives Action, a group aligned with former senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint, and $100,000 to Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a ...

CHARLESTON: EXCLUSIVE: That’s how the real Thomas Ravenel rolls

Senate; after placing third in the primary, Ravenel endorses second-place finisher Jim DeMint, a Greenville congressman, who goes on to win the seat 2006: Elected state treasurer of South Carolina, defeating longtime Democratic incumbent Grady Patterson 2007: After being indicted on ...

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Santorum: Security A Key Issue Leading Up To 2016

Graham is seeking another term while Scott, appointed to the Senate in 2012 when Jim DeMint resigned, is running for the rest of DeMint’s unexpired term. “Clearly there’s a lot going on politically and first and foremost is the 2014 campaign. We have to keep our eyes focused on ...

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Congressional committee chairs have lost much of their prestige, allure

Jim DeMint resigned from the Senate last year to run a think tank for the same reason. Ted Cruz has made no secret of the fact that he wants to be a short-termer in the Senate. Barack Obama spent two years in the Senate before he started running for president. I guess what I am asking is ...

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Heritage Foundation leader to speak in Ohio

Former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina leads the Washington-based Heritage Foundation. The foundation says DeMint will be the featured speaker at the event in a downtown Cincinnati hotel, after opening remarks by leaders of Ohio-based organizations The Buckeye ...

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HUFFPOST HILL Christians Pause To Recall Jesus' Worst Week In Washington

One Romney friend said he wants to be the 'anti-Jim DeMint,' a reference to the former South Carolina senator and current Heritage Foundation chairman who has been a conservative kingmaker in Republican primaries. Romney’s approach is to reward allies, boost rising stars and avoid ...

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Louisiana Republicans offer guarded support for Vitter

" Friend and colleague Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., told the Associated Press that he has been in touch with Vitter by e-mail and that Vitter plans to return to Capitol Hill next week for votes on Tuesday. He said Vitter was contrite in their exchange. "It's a huge moral failure that ...

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Chris Cuomo Prompts Former Clinton Official to Defend Obama's Handling of Ukraine Crisis

"...The name of the region Georgia that Russian invaded is South Ossetia...Back in March 2014, the anchor went after former Senator Jim DeMint [Unlink] for his criticism of the chief executive's foreign policy, especially on the issues of Russia and Ukraine: " Isn't the notion that only ...

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