Politics

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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Patrick Gentry
June 27, 2019 - 11:47 am
In two politically charged rulings, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow Thursday to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain and put a hold on the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. On the court's final day of decisions...
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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Patrick Gentry
June 27, 2019 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's final day before its summer break (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The Supreme Court says federal courts have no role to play in policing political districts drawn for partisan gain. The decision could embolden political line-drawing for partisan...
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Patrick Gentry
June 25, 2019 - 11:40 am
South Carolina lawmakers are heading back to the Statehouse one more time in 2019. The House and Senate both plan a one-day special session on Tuesday to deal with Gov. Henry McMaster's 28 budget vetoes . Both the governor and lawmakers agreed on much of the state's $9 billion spending plan, so...
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Patrick Gentry
June 19, 2019 - 2:12 pm
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is heading into his re-election campaign with a slate of endorsements that show off a strong position he hasn't always enjoyed among the state's Republicans. Graham's campaign has told The Associated Press that all eight of South Carolina's statewide-elected...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet supporters after formally announcing his 2020 re-election bid Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Patrick Gentry
June 19, 2019 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course of months. The staggering total was announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning by Republican...
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Patrick Gentry
June 18, 2019 - 4:39 pm
South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas says he doesn't want to stand on the education reforms the House passed this year. Lucas said Tuesday he wants to pass legislation in 2020 to expand pre-kindergarten programs, improve high school graduation rates and possibly require two years of computer...
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