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Once a rising liberal star buoyed into office by the enfranchisement of black voters, he is now best known for the scandal that ended his political career — the FBI Abscam sting, ... He was able to attend Wofford College on a partial athletic scholarship, and later, law school at the University of South Carolina.
McMaster, normally a genial establishment guy, wants people to honor South Carolina veterans by standing up during the playing of the national anthem at the Super Bowl. It's a move to latch onto a cause celebre in conservative circles to counter any football players who take a knee as a silent protest for ...

South Carolina's Washington lawmakers reacted to Friday's release of the once-secretive House memo on FBI surveillance in the Russia investigation with ... along with the corresponding media coverage, was based on false information spread by political and ideological allies to Hillary Clinton and former ...
James Smith, D-Columbia (middle) and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis (right) at the first debate of the Democratic primary for South Carolina governor in Columbia on ... Charleston businessman Phil Noble described his platform as one of radical change to shake up the "plantation politics" in Columbia.
If the state hands out the cash, advocacy groups could head to court because S.C. law says the lottery is not supposed to pay winnings for tickets printed in error. And if lottery officials decide not to pay out after the mishap, some of the "winners" would likely sue. Lawsuits would all but guarantee the glitch ...
It's a naked attempt to use the Super Bowl's enormous spotlight to score cheap political points, and doing so by using American troops as props while demeaning a large chunk of the residents McMaster was appointed to serve. But that fits in with the theme of the past year, as well as American tradition.

Willis, an antitrust attorney with Nexsen Pruet law firm in Columbia, announced her candidacy only this week. Noble has been a staple in S.C. Democratic politics for decades, running a political consulting firm and as the longtime president of the S.C. New Democrats. However, Noble would be a newcomer ...
COLUMBIA — Legislation designed to protect existing South Carolina manufacturers from getting sued as a "nuisance" when subdivisions spring up around them is a few steps away from becoming law. The Senate voted Thursday to send the amended bill back to the House, which approved it 78-27 last ...
Prior to politics Gowdy served more than a dozen years as a federal prosecutor or state solicitor. A staunch Republican representing Greenville-Spartanburg in South Carolina's dark red 4th Congressional District, his re-election this year seemed all but certain. Instead, Gowdy says, he's retiring from politics ...
In South Carolina, some black men continued to hold one office or another until around the turn of the century. Then, it pretty much ended. The next significant group of black officials emerged in the North in the 1920s and '30s as a result of black migration and the beginnings of black political power there, ...
But the utility's donations to lawmakers and their political caucuses certainly didn't hurt. Some legislators see that as a problem worth fixing. As legislators return to Columbia Tuesday for the start of a new session, they have filed a handful of proposals to block utilities – granted a monopoly under S.C. law ...
Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife, Peggy, greet members of a mentoring program at Holly Hill-Roberts Middle School in Holly Hill on Oct. 30, 2017. On Monday, he released his budget proposal that provides an additional $10 per student in the so-called base student cost. Seanna Adcox/Staff. Seanna ...
Five Republicans and one third-party candidate have filed to run for the seat of former Rep. Rick Quinn, weeks after the Lexington County Republican resigned after pleading guilty to misconduct in office charges. Former legislative staffer Joel Deason, Lexington 1 school board member Anne Marie Green, ...
Colleges and universities made it a priority a year ago to get a bond bill through the S.C. Legislature that would allow them to pay for their long-term ... Just like the state's roads need constant maintenance and repair, South Carolina's colleges and universities need regular upkeep, Hickman warns.
This is the position articulated by the BJP even after the SC's previous judgment,” BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said on Monday. In a stark contrast, their ally Shiv Sena welcomed the ruling. “They have the right to live the way they want. What can we say on it,” Shiv Sena MP Arvind Ganpat said.
It's an election year for the governor, all other statewide constitutional officers, and members of the U.S. House and S.C. House, so the public can expect to hear a good bit of political rhetoric coming from Columbia. Two candidates for governor – Republican Gov. Henry McMaster and Democratic state Rep.
Greenville lawyer William Herlong, surrounded by family, announces his campaign for South Carolina attorney general at the Statehouse on Monday, Jan ... remove Pascoe when the investigation zeroed in on Quinn, eventually prompting the S.C. Supreme Court to reinforce Pascoe's authority in the matter.

COLUMBIA — Several state lawmakers want to ban campaign contributions from utilities in South Carolina following the cancellation of two $9 billion nuclear reactors at V.C. Summer. Lawmakers in the S.C. House and Senate introduced legislation in the past two months that would block political ...
But two other factors also helped produce the outward-looking focus of many South Carolina politicians: the state's heavy reliance on international trade and its significant presence of military installations and veteran communities. The S.C Department of Commerce proudly touts that more than 131,900 ...
Joe E. Brown's legacy will live on through the thousands of lives he touched," the S.C. House Republican Caucus tweeted Sunday. Before his time as a politician, Brown worked as a principal and educator in Richland County. In 1956, Brown graduated from Allen University, making him the first college ...
COLUMBIA — As the corruption investigation into South Carolina politics enters its fifth year, several state lawmakers are pushing for more transparency ... Both senators want the ethics commission to have direct access to campaign bank accounts, instead of lawmakers submitting reports on their political ...
Ibra Blackwood signed legislation to create the South Carolina Public ... led to convictions of 27 legislators, lobbyists and political insiders on vote ... Class Scholars and writes a weekly column for the S.C. Press Association.
S.C.House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill, gave her $500; ... political scientist Gibbs Knotts said money isn't everything in politics but ...
Trump to follow Alabama loss with SC endorsement ... loss in Alabama's Republican U.S. Senate race scare him off from Southern politics. ... Some South Carolina political analysts question whether McMaster, about to enter ...
S.C. Democratic Party chairman Trav Robertson highlights ties between McMaster and the Columbia political strategy and consulting firm of ...
All the candidates are political novices, potentially leaving the ... "Anything that is not tied to Horry County and South Carolina politics, is a plus," ...
It was August and the Republican senator from South Carolina was ... has been a part of Scott's political life long before Trump took office.
How SCANA pursued SC's top pol as nuclear expansion unraveled ... SCANA, one of South Carolina's largest and most powerful companies, ...
Politics & Government ... Robbins, who has tracked Dominion's activity in South Carolina, said the ... If Dominion expands in South Carolina, it will bring a record of using the political system, another observer said. ... In contrast, Santee Cooper and SCE&G, the S.C. division of SCANA, together serve about ...
The South Carolina Secessionist Party raised a Confederate flag on a ... The S.C. Statehouse already has three monuments honoring the ...
Largely because South Carolina is controlled by Republicans who rarely face ... S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. File/Provided. Greenville attorney William Herlong told Palmetto Politics he has decided to run against ... Wilson had emailed with his embattled political consultant, Richard Quinn, in 2014 as ...
Duty-bound to a more populist-leaning President Donald Trump, the ex-GOP congressman from South Carolina hasn't been able to deliver on ...
The remnants of Hurricane Irma forced Atlanta's international airport - one of the world's busiest - to cancel nearly 200 flights early Tuesday.
President Donald Trump and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., during a GOP leadership lunch in July at the White House. File/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ ...
S.C.'s Nuclear Scandal, Political Corruption and Accountability ... nine members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation have received over ... The scandal proves that our Statehouse system of politics has become ...
Tropical Storm Irma killed at least four people in South Carolina, state and local officials said Tuesday as they continued to assess the storm's ...
The week after South Carolina held a summit on the state's opioid crisis, the committee studying the state's opioid laws will hold a hearing on ...
Henry McMaster urged S.C. residents to stay off the roads Monday, ... A tornado watch is in effect for the southeastern coast of South Carolina.
So, basically, there are a few guys who'd better hope fickle Irma doesn't change her mind and come roaring into South Carolina this week.
With Hurricane Irma on a shifting path toward South Carolina, Gov. ... The panels, set up after S.C. Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper pulled the ...
The Confederate flag in South Carolina didn't come down for good until nine people were killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on ...
Three veterans of the local political scene will face off Tuesday in the ... for the seat previously held for many years by South Carolina Rep.
Jenrette had quite an effect on South Carolina politics but nowhere more ... He made his mark during a turbulent time in S.C. politics as many ...
That has Democrats in South Carolina saying the current political climate is ... S.C. Democrats, in turn, are finding their campaigns attracting ...
SC senator says president can regain his moral authority on the issue of ... The South Carolina Republican said last week that Trump's moral ...
Duncan responded simply: "The people of South Carolina." ... Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach, was the only S.C. Republican in Congress to ...
Palmetto Politics: Nancy Pelosi wants South Carolina's pro-slavery statues ... of John C. Calhoun, who held a variety of roles in political and elected office, ... of the Confederate flag's placement at the S.C. Statehouse – in 1961 ...
In 2008, then-S.C. GOP chairman Katon Dawson resigned from Forest Lake after receiving criticism about his membership during an ...
SOUTH CAROLINA (WJBF) – Eclipse glasses are sold out in almost every area, but a South Carolina political consultant is trying to help ...
South Carolina Sen. ... deference to the goals and objectives of the administration, typically," said Scott, a black South Carolina Republican.


 

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