Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Democrats at odds over ditching Jefferson, Jackson

S.C. Democrats are divided over a decision by their leaders to drop the party’s founders from the name of the Democrats’ annual fundraiser. Critics say the change is unnecessary and discounts the achievements of former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Supporters say the S.C. Democratic Party must change with the times.

The Buzz

New poll from Democrats shows Clinton-Trump tied in SC

A new poll commissioned by the S.C. Democratic Party shows presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied with 39 percent of the vote each when voters are faced with a choice between Republican candidate Trump, Democratic candidate Clinton, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. The amount of support Johnson and Stein attracted was not included in a party statement.

News

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Politics & Government

Abu Zubaydah, waterboarded by CIA, pleads for freedom

Abu Zubaydah, the war-on-terror detainee who was the first to undergo abusive interrogation in secret CIA custody after 9/11, appeared before a Pentagon panel on Tuesday to plead for his release — the first time he’s been seen by any member of the public since being captured in 2002 during a shootout in Pakistan.

Videos

SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC

South Carolina delegates had some fun at the last night of the Democratic National Convention, when they were treated to a Katy Perry concert.
Delaine Frierson
SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC 0:42

SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC

Rep. James Clyburn: Hillary Clinton is a fighter 6:12

Rep. James Clyburn: Hillary Clinton is a fighter

United States of Swag: DNC edition 1:12

United States of Swag: DNC edition

Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton 2:51

Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton