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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio at Swamp Rabbit Crossfit in Greenville, South Carolina February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

South Carolina Governor Signs Ban On Abortion Past 19 Weeks

The act, proposed last year in South Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature, passed after it was stripped of exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. The name of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act goes against medical evidence showing that a fetus at 20 weeks cannot feel pain.

May 26, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami

You Know What They Say About Men Who Make Jokes About Small Hands? Not Much, Anymore.

As one of the biggest disappointments of this election cycle, Rubio is a walking demonstration of how resoundingly Republican primary voters have rejected the establishment candidates.

March 18, 2016

After Super Tuesday, It’s Time For The Press To Drop Its Doomsday Clinton Coverage

The cyclical waves of she’s-doomed coverage have become as tiresome as they are predictable.

March 2, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a worship service at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis

Clinton Sets Sights On Trump, General Election After Huge Win In South Carolina

“Despite what you hear, we don’t need to make America great again. America has never stopped being great,” she told supporters in her victory speech.

February 29, 2016

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February 22, 2016
Sarah Palin and Donald Trump cartoon

This Week In Crazy: A Down And Dirty ‘Squirmish’

Did you know that you can measure your patriotism by the number of times you’ve seen 13 Hours? It’s true. If you haven’t seen 13 Hours yet, it means you hate America. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

January 22, 2016

Seeking South Carolina Foothold, Bush Wins Another Graham Backer

Jeb Bush picked up more support for his presidential campaign in South Carolina on Thursday, signing up more than a dozen military veterans in the state and collecting another member of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s national security coalition.

January 8, 2016

Endorse This: Watch Jeb Bush Joke About Hurricane Katrina

When Jeb was governor, as he fondly reminisced, 14 people in Florida died from Hurricane Katrina — a mere fraction of the more than 1,000 in Louisiana.

December 31, 2015

Trump: Watch Who Moves Into Your Neighborhood — Then Call The Police!

Trump: “Report them! Most likely you’ll be wrong, and that’s okay. But let the local police go in and check out, and you’ll get rid of this stuff.”

November 25, 2015

Presidential Candidate Bush Wants Increased U.S. Presence On Ground In Iraq

Bush was vague on how many ground troops the United States should contribute to an international coalition that he says he would build if elected president.

November 18, 2015

Cartoon: Bernie Sanders Visits A Waffle House In South Carolina

“Waffles, eh? We make syrup for waffles up where I come from…”

November 11, 2015
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Violent South Carolina Classroom Arrest Adds To ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’ Debate

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says school resource officers have three roles: serve as deputies, provide a positive role model and counsel students with problems.

October 28, 2015

Fourteen Dead As South Carolina Gripped By Historic Flooding

South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 14 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state.

October 6, 2015

Cartoon: South Carolina Searches For Answers

“You must agree that this had nothing to do with global warming. Not in an election year.”

October 6, 2015

South Carolina Hit By Torrential Rainfall, Eight Dead

Torrential rainfall that South Carolina’s governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas.

October 4, 2015

Bush Campaign Reserves $7.8 Million For Airing TV Ads In Key States

Jeb Bush might be falling in the polls — but he still has the financial strength to tower over the whole field.

September 28, 2015

Endorse This: Lindsey Graham’s Fightin’ Words!

Of course, in order for Graham himself to even get near Trump, he would first have to qualify for one of the top-ten candidate debates — and good luck with that.

August 25, 2015

The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015

‘Temporary’ Not Guilty Plea Entered For Charleston Suspect

Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.

July 31, 2015

Alleged Charleston Shooter Faces Federal Hate Crime Charges: Lynch

South Carolina does not have a hate crimes statute, and so the hate crime charges that Roof targeted the victims “because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of religion,” are part of the federal indictment, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

July 22, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Obama’s Newest Order

President Obama made a special, full-length appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ to promote the Iran nuclear deal — but first, he had an announcement to make to Jon Stewart.

July 22, 2015

Flag Dispute Triggers Clash At South Carolina Capitol

At least five people were arrested on Saturday as white-supremacist and African-American groups clashed outside the South Carolina State House, where the Confederate battle flag was removed last week after a half-century, authorities said.

July 18, 2015
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KKK, African-American Group Plan Rallies At South Carolina Capitol

Governor Nikki Haley (R) hopes that South Carolinians will simply ignore “the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create.”

July 18, 2015
Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in Charleston, South Carolina July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Dylann Roof To Face Trial In 1 Year; Gag Order Extended

State Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a tentative court date of July 11, 2016.

July 16, 2015
Comey's recent letter again clears Clinton of any wrongdoing

FBI Chief Says Agency Should Not Have Cleared Gun Sale To Dylann Roof

FBI Director James B. Comey said agency employees should have rejected Dylann Roof’s attempt to purchase a gun because Roof had earlier been arrested for possession of drugs.

July 10, 2015