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South Carolina Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson has introduced a bill that would require the Treasury Department to issue a mandatory license for travel to and from North Korea.
A South Carolina congressman took time Thursday to go after a CNN report about the attorney general's meetings with the Russian ambassador, demanding a retraction.
Funding for federal programs that aid South Carolina's education system and the state's poor face deep cuts in President Donald Trump's budget proposal, leaving advocates and some state lawmakers warning of dire consequences if Congress advances the ...
Justice Umer Ata Bandyal observed that this is a public importance case wherein a question has been raised on a political party getting foreign funding.
(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres). Demonstrators torch the Ministry of agriculture during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
But Sanford, South Carolina's 1st District representative from Mount Pleasant, noted Thursday that attitudes and decorum has greatly changed in the past four years since he faced Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
South Carolina's public broadcasting network is set to get at least $35 million to spend on its building needs. The money comes from S.C. ETV's sale of airwave space associated with its station in the Greenville market to the Federal Communication ...
Top court resumes hearing of ruling party's petition seeking PTI chief's disqualification. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE. Islamabad: The scrutiny of political parties' ...
Jones started to travel from her home in Columbia to town-hall meetings in Clemson or North Charleston held by South Carolina's U.S. senators. Along the way, she met other disappointed voters. From those beginnings - the chance meeting of liberal ...
A long-delayed plutonium conversion facility in South Carolina is on the chopping block in President Donald Trump's newly released 2018 budget proposal.
Rick Quinn talks with his attorney, Greg Harris, during a hearing to get Solicitor David Pascoe disqualified from the prosecution of Quinn in Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Quinn, a Republican South Carolina lawmaker charged with lobbing for ...
PTI lawyer also remarked that parties' account details are submitted every year. Upon which, CJP asked him, "can ECP not raise question over foreign funding after the year has passed?
As the Legislature returns to Columbia to pass a state budget, some S.C. lawmakers will be working overtime to cover the needs of the more than 200000 ...
Services are planned Tuesday for a South Carolina man who was killed while posted to army duty in Georgia. The Independent Mail reports (http://bit.
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe continues Tuesday morning with state Rep. Rick Quinn heading to court in Columbia for hearings on a pair of political misconduct charges. Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon is scheduled to ...
And, will South Carolina's business community act decisively? It's an open question - and our state's future may depend on the answers.
Rick Quinn is the son of Richard Quinn, founder of Richard Quinn & Associates, a political consultant group with ties to numerous local, state and federal politicians.
In some ways, the Republican Party has shown divisions in the South Carolina Legislature where the GOP holds majorities in both chambers and the governor's office.
And, will South Carolina's business community act decisively? It's an open question - and our state's future may depend on the answers.
But he has maintained close relationships in the political world - in South Carolina and Washington. When Donald Trump won a surprise victory in the presidential election and named S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ...
Officials are now recounting the roughly 35,000 ballots cast in the Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina. The candidates are vying to replace Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become the White House budget director. Friday ...
The State election Commission will get the vote totals from all 11 counties in the northern South Carolina district over the next several hours with totals updated at the agency's website .
"The power of Fox News cannot be overstated in Republican politics," said GOP strategist Alex Conant, who advised two presidential campaigns.
We disagree, but such is the world of political posturing. The state's gas ... He was blasted by members of his own party for not doing so, and it would have signaled solidarity on an issue that should not have been tangled up in so much party politics ...
"Unless the political money can be controlled and regulated much more strictly, you're going to have continued abuses and going to have indictments from now until doomsday," said State House watchdog John Crangle with S.C Progressive Network.
A student wants to a new name for her South Carolina high school that honors a prominent civil war general. A student identified only as Asha Marie at Wade Hampton High school in Greenville County told local media the school should not be named for one ...
Nearly 3,330 words, names, acronyms and initials are banned by the state of South Carolina on customized license plate tags, according to Larry Murray, director of vehicle services for South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. ... prohibit terms ...
For all practical purposes, the political process will be ground to a halt by these allegations." On Tuesday evening, Graham told reporters he had an outstanding request out to Comey to testify in an open setting.
Wendy Brawley looked to be the strongest candidate heading into the Democratic runoff in the S.C. House District 70 race, after her top-place finish in the May 2 ...
U.S. politics: analysts said investors were concerned over the outlook for the Trump administration following revelations that FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that the president had asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted ...
Columbus, Ohio (AP) - A group of liberal and conservative online political commentators in Ohio has filed a constitutional challenge to the state's recently enacted law against internet harassment.
FILE- In this Oct. 19, 2006 file photo, Ralph Norman, speaks during a debate in Rock Hill, S.C. The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where Republican runoff voters are now tasked with deciding which mainstream Republican they ...
Ralph Norman leads Tommy Pope by 200 votes in the Republican primary runoff for South Carolina's 5th District. (Courtesy Ralph Norman for ... Updated May 17, 12:56 p.m. | The Republican primary runoff for South Carolina's open 5th District seat is ...
Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, right, signs paperwork in the House chamber at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The state grand jury indicted Quinn on two counts of misconduct in office, prosecutor David Pascoe announced Tuesday, May 16, 2017 ...
The recent dedication of a statue of former Governor and Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings pays tribute to South Carolina's most significant political leader since the civil war. To quote "The Palmetto State," which I co-authored with fellow historian ...
... strict voter ID requirements unconstitutional, South Carolina's lone Democratic congressman, Jim Clyburn, says that it doesn't appear that there's the political appetite for a similar fight here to tone down South Carolina's election ID laws ...
In South Carolina, voters do not register with any political party. People simply register to vote. Any registered voter in House District 5, which covers 11 counties including York, Chester and Lancaster, can vote Tuesday except those who voted ...
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). In this photo taken April 6, 2017, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in New York. Hillary Clinton is launching a new political organization. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled "Onward Together.".
South Carolina U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy has dropped out of consideration for the vacant FBI director's job. In a statement Monday, Gowdy, the 4th District Republican from Spartanburg, said he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he held a "firm conviction ...
The State Grand jury has indicted another state representative and political consultant that has been under an increasingly larger microscope in the past several months.
Republican voters in South Carolina's 5th District face a tough decision in Tuesday's runoff to fill Mick Mulvaney's old seat, tasked with choosing between a pragmatic candidate and the recipient of support from hard-right groups who reject compromise.
Norman's also been endorsed by the conservative Club For Growth's political arm. He faces off Tuesday with House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where two Republicans are vying to be the party's candidate in the race for the seat vacated by GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where two Republicans are vying to be the party's candidate in the race for the seat vacated by GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
COLUMBIA - In South Carolina one political consulting firm represents more than 25 lawmakers, a couple of large state agencies and a quartet of the state's biggest corporations.
The entrance of the House of Representatives at the South Carolina Statehouse Tuesday June 3, 2014. Grace Beahm/Staff. Cobb-Hunter-Gilda_2011.
FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions then-FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers as they testify on Capitol Hill in Washington.
S.C. Republicans enter a new era Saturday when they gather to elect their next state party chairman. At least ... So it goes for South Carolina's dominant political party. Despite ... S.C. GOP chairman Matt Moore decided earlier this year not to seek ...
For the 2018 race, Pearson will work with a candidate who has been part of South Carolina's political fabric for a long time.
The Republican congressman from South Carolina has not made any public statements yet about whether or not he's even interested in what he described yesterday as "a very difficult job," but he's already got some support - and from an unexpected source ...


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