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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters on the morning after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump on his effort to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Pelosi says the president's actions in the impeachment inquiry amount to "bribery." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s actions...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. (Bryon Houlgrave /The Des Moines Register via AP)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Bernie Sanders is replacing his state director in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina. Sanders’ presidential campaign tells The Associated Press that Jessica Bright now heads the campaign in South Carolina. Bright had been Sanders' deputy state director and previously was political...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
September 24, 2019 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and a whistleblower complaint (all times local): 5:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is reacting swiftly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that the Democratic-controlled House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. Trump...
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July 23, 2019 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump finally has a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation Tuesday by a vote of 90-8. He was to be officially sworn in by the end of the day, ending...
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July 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. His motivations were immediately greeted with skepticism from some...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:06 pm
South Carolina's five Republican House members voted "No" on the resolution to condemn President Trump's Twitter comments regarding four freshman Democrat House members. Joe Wilson, Jeff Duncan, William Timmons, Ralph Norman and Tom Rice voted against the resolution. The State's two Democrat House...
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Patrick Gentry
July 09, 2019 - 3:32 pm
A University of South Carolina trustee says Gov. Henry McMaster is trying to get the board to call a special meeting and vote on a president while students are away. Trustee Charles Williams said Tuesday that McMaster wants a Friday vote to hire retired Army three star general and West Point...
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Patrick Gentry
July 05, 2019 - 8:21 am
South Carolina's state budget includes millions of dollars for local parks and festivals and to restore historic buildings. But not even lawmakers know exactly what some of the money will be spent on. Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed $27 million in budget items that he said lacked an explanation or...
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Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Jimmy Carter is taking a swipe at the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency, saying Russian interference in the 2016 election was responsible for putting Trump in the White House. The 94-year-old former U.S. president said Friday that he believes Russia's meddling ``if fully investigated would...
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Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2019 - 11:25 am
Democrats are criticizing an off-handed comment President Donald Trump made about election meddling during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a summit in Japan. After a reporter asked Trump if he was going to warn Russia not to meddle in the U.S. election, Trump...
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