Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Republicans see a tax bill as the next big thing, but they’re in for a struggle

Republican leaders say an overhaul of the tax system is the next big item on their agenda – but lawmakers concede that getting approval of anything that ambitious this year is going to be difficult. Traditionally, a new president and Congress from the same party use their mandate to get at least one big thing. Republicans control both the White House and Congress this year for the first time in a decade.

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Why Sen. John Courson was indicted, wrapped up by corruption probe

The powerful Columbia political consulting firm Richard Quinn & Associates plays a key role in the indictments of veteran Repubican state Sen. John Courson, R-Richland. Courson, 72, a state senator since 1985, was indicted by the State Grand Jury late Thursday on two counts of misconduct in office and one count of using campaign money for personal expenses. The indictments were made public Friday morning.
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Why Sen. John Courson was indicted, wrapped up by corruption probe 1:48

Why Sen. John Courson was indicted, wrapped up by corruption probe

How Rep. Jim Merrill got wrapped up in the S.C. Corruption Probe 1:03

How Rep. Jim Merrill got wrapped up in the S.C. Corruption Probe

Quinndom could face threat of corruption investigation 2:14

Quinndom could face threat of corruption investigation

Why are people so angry? 1:50

Why are people so angry?