With the defeat of the bathroom bill in the South Carolina Senate, some are wondering if the state is now more progressive than its northern neighbor, which remains vexed by the law North Carolina lawmakers passed earlier this year.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulls out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, netting a majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from Donald Trump backers.
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.
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.
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.
Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks.
A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told Congress her state wants no part of President Barack Obama’s plan to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States, possibly to a facility near Charleston. “You could pay the state of South Carolina to host these terrorists, and we wouldn’t take them. For any amount of money,” she said.
A lawmaker's symbolic proposal to make it almost as hard to get Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs in South Carolina as it is to get an abortion has made it to the floor of the Republican and male-dominated House.
With the general election in his sights, Republican Donald Trump delivered a sober foreign policy address Wednesday aimed at easing fears about his temperament and readiness to be commander in chief. Rival Ted Cruz made a desperate attempt to jolt the GOP race by tapping Carly Fiorina as his running mate.
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
Jean Toal talks about important role Jay Bender played for open records in SC
SC Attorney General defends his role
A rally was held as SC Senate subcommittee hears testimony on transgender bathroom bill