Politics

Patrick Gentry
May 10, 2019 - 12:04 pm
President Donald Trump said Friday that trade talks between China and the U.S. were continuing in a "very congenial manner" despite new tariffs the U.S. imposed Friday on $200 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing's vow to retaliate. In a series of blustering morning tweets, Trump also claimed the...
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Patrick Gentry
May 07, 2019 - 11:52 am
FBI Director Chris Wray said Tuesday that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be "spying" and said he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election. His comments at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing broke from...
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SC Governor Henry McMaster
Ken Pauli
May 06, 2019 - 2:57 pm
A new department in South Carolina has a new leader. SC Governor Henry McMaster announced that he has appointed Amanda F. Whittle as the first person to fill the position of South Carolina’s State Child Advocate. The post was created during last year’s legislative session and will be responsible...
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Patrick Gentry
May 02, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The Democratic-controlled House has approved legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his pledge to withdraw the United States from a landmark global climate agreement. The bill also would ensure the U.S. honors its commitments under the deal signed by former...
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Patrick Gentry
May 02, 2019 - 11:43 am
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says he hopes legislators improve education funding enough that teachers don't believe they must protest again. McMaster made his comments as teachers and supporters rallied in Columbia. About 10,000 people had registered to attend the rally. McMaster said South...
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Patrick Gentry
April 26, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says it's time to overhaul environmental policies that he says unfairly disadvantage minority and impoverished communities. The New Jersey senator is promoting what he calls his environmental justice agenda during a campaign stop in South Carolina. He...
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Patrick Gentry
April 25, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The South Carolina House has passed legislation that would ban almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected which is typically around the sixth week of pregnancy. Lawmakers voted 64-22 on Thursday on a routine vote to send the legislation over to the Senate after spending more than five...
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Senator Cory Booker in Simpsonville SC
Image: JOSH MORGAN/Staff
Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
Democratic Presidential hopeful Cory Booker is meeting with South Carolina Democrats this week. The senator from New Jersey will meet with the House Democratic Caucus in Columbia on Thursday. Booker’s presidential campaign says he’ll then travel to Spartanburg to meet with the community group,...
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Patrick Gentry
April 18, 2019 - 12:14 pm
As South Carolina lawmakers resume debates on the state's spending plan, one lawmaker introduces a proposal that would redirect money from the windfall of October's $878 million Mega Millions jackpot toward the state's retirement system. The Senate's plan calls for using the money expected in...
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Kamala Harris
Image: Kelsey Kremer/The Register
Ken Pauli
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
She may not be leading in the polls, but here in South Carolina, Presidential hopeful and Senator Kamala Harris is leading in the money department. Harris made her fourth visit to our state earlier this week. Tomorrow she has a town hall at Winthrop University in Rock Hill and she’ll attend Easter...
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