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Galivants Ferry stump continues Democrat tradition

In a political landscape dominated by social media, talk radio, and cable news stations blaring the latest exploits of presidential contenders, local Democrats will take solace in their regular pilgrimage to Galivants Ferry Monday to see local candidates campaign the old fashioned way – stump speeches.

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Some of Sanders’ SC fans will ‘Bern’ until candidate calls it quits

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is cutting campaign staff as his White House hopes dim. However, some S.C. Democrats backing the U.S. senator from Vermont are not ready – yet – to concede the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination. Still, S.C. Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison called Saturday for solidarity as Democrats gathered for their state convention to choose their delegates who will help pick the party’s nominee in July.

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SC Democrats hope top candidates shine at state convention

The S.C. Democratic Party holds its state convention Saturday to show off its top tier of candidates and elect delegates to vote on Democrats’ presidential nominee. Tega Cay’s Fran Person, a former eight-year aide to Vice President Joe Biden, is perhaps the party's fastest rising star.

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Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners

All the presidents since Reagan have attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner each year of their presidency - but some are much better at comedy than others. Political Editor - and former president of the White House Correspondents' Association - Steve "Buzz" Thomma lets us in on which Bush was funnier, if presidents get better or worse with age, and which First Lady stole the show from her husband.
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Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners 02:28

Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners

Jean Toal talks about important role Jay Bender played for open records in SC 03:31

Jean Toal talks about important role Jay Bender played for open records in SC

SC Attorney General defends his role 04:00

SC Attorney General defends his role

A rally was held as SC Senate subcommittee hears testimony on transgender bathroom bill 00:42

A rally was held as SC Senate subcommittee hears testimony on transgender bathroom bill