Politics & Government
Sen. Graham: SC lawmakers, not feds, should decide fate of Confederate monuments
South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said fate of Confederate monuments should be decided by the state, and he said President Donald Trump is right, if necessary, to use military force to stop North Korea from attacking America.
SC workers vs. taxpayers: Who should pay for public employees retirement?
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster wants to offer only a 401(k)-style retirement plan for new state workers, making those employees primarily responsible for saving and investing for their retirement.
SCANA showered McMaster with campaign cash as nuclear hopes derailed
Just before SCANA abandoned its plan to finish two nuclear reactors, the utility and its associates showered Gov. Henry McMaster with campaign contributions.
Trump offers flag-waving optimism in visit to Harvey’s path
President Donald Trump is offering flag-waving optimism and reassurance to those in Harvey’s path.
Trump’s turn to face tricky politics of natural disasters
President Donald Trump is confronting the delicate political calculations that come with leading the government’s response to a natural disaster.
Threatened SC pension plan one of few perks for underpaid state workers, advocate says
“Our state workforce is already fragile,” said Carlton Washington, director of the S.C. State Employees Association.
God wink saved Jeff Duncan from gunman, SC congressman says
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens, says a “God wink” protected him as a gunman opened fire on a GOP congressional baseball practice.
Should SC end its pension? Gov. McMaster wants 401(k) retirement system for SC workers
The governor also asked a House-Senate panel to consider offering the 401(k)-style plan only to state workers.
MADD report: Weak SC laws on DUI video evidence let dangerous drunk drivers go free
A new MADD of South Carolina report says that S.C. laws that force police who arrest suspected drunk drivers require the officers to follow a confusing and complex series of steps when making videos of the DUI suspect. Too often, those videos are legally imperfect and cases are thrown out or result in reduced pleas.
SC ready to send help to flood-ravaged Texas
South Carolina emergency responders are on standby and ready to help, if requested, in areas of Texas ravaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
SC politicians split on Trump s order to arm local police with military gear
Count South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster among those supporting President Donald Trump’s latest executive order reviving a Pentagon program allowing local police departments to have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military gear.
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Harvey on track to move from Houston
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Harvey is about to move from Houston and into Louisiana, then north; Trump promises to get Texas ‘back and operating immediately’.
University marching band abandons Confederate song that called Union Northern scum
The University of Maryland marching band will no longer play “Maryland, My Maryland” because of its Confederate references, the school announced.
For one big night, Jeff Duncan is South Carolina s GOP power broker
Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual barbecue is always a big political deal., and the state’s gubernatorial hopefuls made sure to attend Monday.
No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to NKorea missile
President Donald Trump offers a surprisingly subdued response to North Korea’s missile test over ally Japan.
Ariail on SC legislators nuclear investigation
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New SC Rep. Norman supports Trump pardon of AZ sheriff Arpaio
Rep. Ralph Norman, R-SC, tells Columbia Rotary on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, he backs Trump’s pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Nikki Haley tweets about SC flooding in response to Hurricane Harvey
The former S.C. governor says she knows what it’s like to deal with a “1000-year flood” after Texas is hit by hurricane flooding.
GOP’s Josh Mandel targets act barring church politicking
Republican Ohio U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has announced the creation of a faith outreach team whose first goal is repeal of a federal law prohibiting religious organizations and other charitable groups from backing political candidates.
The Latest: Official says shelter will have cots for all
Official says all will have cots to sleep on at shelter.