South Carolina

President Obama waves at the South Lawn, Washington DC

Obama to dine tonight with GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A restaurant near the White House will be the scene of tonight’s dinner get-together involving President Barack Obama and a dozen Republican senators.

03/06/2013

"Mary Lee," shark captured and outfitted with tracking device by OCEARCH.

Great white shark moves back to northeast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The great white shark known as Mary Lee is headed north again after spending a number of weeks this winter along the Southeast coast. WATCH this video where researcher Chris Fischer (!) says Mary is ‘blowing our minds.’

01/31/2013

Teddy Turner

Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Teddy Turner inherited his love of sailing from his father, media icon Ted Turner. But there is less a family resemblance when it comes to politics. “My dad has been asking for years, ‘How the heck did you become so conservative?’”

01/23/2013

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Mo. students lose 756 pounds at SC boarding school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A dozen Missouri students have lost more than 750 pounds after their school district sent them to a weight-loss program at a South Carolina boarding school.

12/21/2012

Tim Scott (AP Photo)

Rep. Tim Scott picked to replace DeMint in Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who will become the South’s first black Republican senator since Reconstruction said Monday his ascension in politics showed the evolution of his state and the nation.

12/17/2012

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Schools around US mull security after massacre

MIAMI (AP) — Schools around the country are reviewing security plans and in some cases adding extra law enforcement patrols to prepare for the first day of classes since a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

12/16/2012

Jim DeMint (AP Photo)

Leading conservative says Obama will win tax fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading conservative who’s resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.

12/13/2012

Jim DeMint (AP Photo)

Sen. DeMint resigning to head conservative group

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party favorite who has bucked party leaders to back challenges to centrist veterans he didn’t view as conservative enough, is resigning to lead a conservative think tank.

12/06/2012

South Carolina voter ID law gets judges' scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal judges are questioning whether South Carolina can wait until 2014 to put its new voter ID law into effect. A three-judge panel raised the question Monday as an attorney for South […]

09/24/2012

South Carolina voter ID law trial winds down

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorneys planned to wrap up testimony Friday in the federal trial over whether South Carolina‘s voter ID law discriminates against minority voters. The Obama administration rejected the law requiring voters show specific […]

08/31/2012

Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A tough Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls discriminates against low-income blacks and Hispanics, a federal court ruled Thursday, wiping out for the November election a […]

08/30/2012

Tea party gets its man in Ryan for vice president

(AP) – The tea party didn’t get its man in Mitt Romney. But it got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket’s No. 2 slot. Romney’s decision to make Wisconsin Rep. Paul […]

08/13/2012

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