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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow teed off on tea party conservatives during her show Wednesday, citing state Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell and former CP columnist Jack Hunter in the lead up to a segment examining “Echoes of the Confederacy” seen within the conservative political movement. [MSNBC]

Does the State Infrastructure Bank favor the Lowcountry in its decisions over large infrastructure projects at the expense of the rest of the state? [The State]

Lieutenant Gov. Glenn McConnell tells the S.C. Radio Network that he has not yet made up his mind on whether to run for the office to which he was appointed last year after the resignation of former LG Ken Ard. [SC Radio]

Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Inez Tenenbaum, a South Carolina lawyer who served as the state superintendent of education in the Hodges administration and ran as a Democrat against former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in his first run for Senate in 2004, says she’ll leave her post at the agency after her term expires in December to assume a position with Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough law firm. [P&C]

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is calling for GOP unity after the government shutdown, which he says hurt Republicans nationally. [Greenville News]

From the Opinion pages: Writing in the P&C on Tuesday, Bi-Lo CEO Randall Onstead says the grocery store, which is taking over a handful of Piggly Wiggly stores in the Charleston area, is “Dedicated to becoming your ‘local’ grocery store.” [P&C]

In front of a packed house last night, the Charleston Board of Architectural Review put off a vote on controversial plans for the Clemson Architectural Center, a modern architecture building set to be situated at the corner of George and Meeting Streets, after a majority of board memberts recused themselves over conflicts of interests [P&C, CP]

Some in North Charleston are upset over a proposal before North Charleston City Council tonight that would require property owners to edge the grass and landscaping alongside sidewalks that pass through their property. [P&C]


Charleston Mayor Joe Riley made a pitch for the International African American Museum before City Council on Tuesday, saying the city is hoping to help raise $75 million for the museum, which would be build near the S.C. Aquarium off East Bay Street. [CRBJ]