The Palmetto State’s Democratic Party rose in opposition to Reconstruction, enjoyed one-party rule for nearly a century, then battled to ward off the ascendancy of the Republican Party. Here are five facts that explain this evolution.
Every four years, presidential candidates descend upon South Carolina in hopes of securing the state’s favor. For the right, winning the Palmetto state is almost a sure indicator of the party’s nomination. For the left, it signals the support of a critical group: black voters. (Video by Brittany Peterson / McClatchy)
The final occupier of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon turned himself over to federal authorities on Thursday. As federal agents surrounded the refuge, audio from the final hours of the standoff was captured on a YouTube live broadcast. After three others turned themselves in, David Fry ultimately surrendered peacefully, ending the occupation that began on January 2nd.