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    SC House Speaker indicted on multiple misconduct charges

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    SC House Speaker indicted on multiple misconduct charges related to campaign money violations. More>>

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    Coverage of races in South Carolina and the Lowcountry in addition to items you need in order to vote.
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    138th year of the Galivants Stump brings out community

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    Monday marked the 138th year of the Galivants Stump, an event that brings democratic candidates throughout South Carolina face to face with the community. The term "stump" refers to early political rallies when candidates stood on tree stumps to address the public. General Wade Hampton arrived in Galivants Ferry, on horseback, in 1876 to announce his campaign for South Carolina Governor. The event is held every two... More>>

    Gov. Nikki Haley on New List of Worst Governors

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    A new list of the worst governors in America has South Carolina's Nikki Haley as 10th-worst, but her office is quick to point out that the list was put out by a liberal-leaning group with a history of attacking Republicans. More>>

    Colbert-Busch and Sanford to debate Monday evening at the Citadel

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    Former Governor, Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will debate Monday April 29 at 7pm in the Courvoisie Banquet Hall at the Citadel. More>>

    Sanford: Cell phone inundated with calls

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    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says his cellphone has been swamped with hundreds of calls this week after House Democrats sent an email telling donors to call the number. More>>

    Sanford has cash edge heading into election

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    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has a slight edge in cash heading into the final days of the heated congressional race in state's 1st District. More>>

    Sanford, Colbert Busch debate for first time

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    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch are sharing the stage for the first time in their race for the state's vacant 1st Congressional District seat. More>>

    Sanford will face off against Bostic in the primary runoff Video included

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    It looks like former Gov. Mark Sanford will face off against Curtis Bostic in the primary runoff in two weeks. While there will be an automatic recount to see who came in second place, even Bostic's opponent More>>

    First Congressional District Runoff debate in Charleston

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    SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly announced today a First Congressional District Runoff debate to be held on Thursday evening, March 28 in Charleston, South Carolina. Held on the campus of Porter-Gaud School, More>>

    Voter turnout light as new voter ID law takes effect

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    The new South Carolina voter ID law is in full swing during Tuesday's Primary election. More>>

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    • House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

      House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:22:05 GMT
      The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
      The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
    • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

      Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:52:26 GMT
      President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
      American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
    • Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

      Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:32:15 GMT
      As Congress debates terrorism overseas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is finding time for an issue closer to home. Reid is working to ensure that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains...
      Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of...
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    • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

      Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:22:24 GMT
      Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
      They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.
    • Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

      Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:12:27 GMT
      Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.
      A group of religious leaders on Tuesday asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.
    • Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

      Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:02:11 GMT
      A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.
      A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.
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