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Gun control rhetoric heightens as SC primaries near

Tragedy paralyzed South Carolina last summer when nine churchgoers were slain inside Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. This re-energized debate about gun control, making it a priority issue in this year's presidential primaries. 

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  • President Trump wages war with media

    President Trump wages war with media

    By Hayley Anders, Carolina News Jose Aveldanes, a sociology student at the University of South Carolina, likes to keep in touch with what’s going on in the world. He believes sometimes the connection runs ragged. "I think mainstream media can be bad in many ways,” Aveldanes explains, “I think a lot of mainstream media looks to profit. But I definitely think there's fault on both sides with the media and the political leaders as well. I think we have to be very...

    President Trump continues to battle the media in his press conference and on Twitter. In a time where the public is skeptical of the media, one Columbia journalist remains steadfast.

  • Trump to bring rallies back to South Carolina

    Trump to bring rallies back to South Carolina

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will return to South Carolina to hold a series of his booming, high-energy rallies, starting at Clemson University on Wednesday, kicks off a weeklong tour of the South before the SC Republican Primary.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will return to South Carolina to hold a series of his booming, high-energy rallies, starting at Clemson University on Wednesday, kicks off a weeklong tour of the South before the SC Republican Primary.

  • The fourth branch of government; journalism watchdogs

    The fourth branch of government

    Journalists work closely with legislators in order to write articles that will inform the public on facts and information at an understandable level. The special relationship between this unlikely pair is an attempt to create transparency within local government.

    Journalists in South Carolina work closely with legislators to give the public information they can understand. The relationship between the two groups attempts to create transparency within local government.   

  • Tuesday Primary features multiple wins and wife involvement

    Tuesday Primary features multiple wins and wife involvement

    Tuesday's Presidential primaries featured insults at candidates wives,a Jeb Bush endorsement and multiple candidates winning states all on just the Republican side. Cruz and Sanders managed to capture some states but was it enough to overtake front runners Trump and Clinton?

    Tuesday's Presidential primaries featured insults at candidates wives,a Jeb Bush endorsement and both candidates winning states all on just the Republican side. Cruz and Sanders managed to capture some states, but was it enough to overtake front runners Trump and Clinton?

  • Negative political ads used because they work

    Negative political ads used because they work

    Annoying, negative political ads crowding the television airwaves are hard to ignore.  Viewers might dislike them, but they won't go away because of one reason: they work. 

    Annoying, negative political ads crowding the television airwaves are hard to ignore.  Viewers might dislike them, but they won't go away because of one reason: they work. 

  • Obama nominates justice, GOP not happy

    Obama nominates justice, GOP not happy

    Senators from South Carolina are not please with President Obama's decision to nominate a Supreme Court justice during the election season.

    Senators from South Carolina are not pleased with President Obama's decision to nominate a Supreme Court justice during the election season.

  • Marco momentum in South Carolina

    Marco momentum in South Carolina

    Momentum will be key for Marco Rubio as the Republican presidential candidate heads into New Hampshire and South Carolina. His surprise finish in the Iowa Primary gives him hope his "Marco Momentum" will give him the edge over Trump and Cruz.   

    Momentum will be key for Marco Rubio as the Republican presidential candidate heads into New Hampshire and South Carolina. His surprise finish in the Iowa Primary gives him hope his "Marco Momentum" will give him the edge over Trump and Cruz.   

  • Violence breaks out at a Trump rally in Chicago

    Violence breaks out at a Trump rally in Chicago

    Donald Trump supporters and protesters had a violent clash in Chicago Friday night, causing the GOP front-runner's rally to be canceled. The physical altercations brought up questions about the rhetoric used in the race for the White House and if Trump will be effected in today's primaries.

    Donald Trump supporters and protesters had a violent clash in Chicago Friday night, causing the GOP front-runner's rally to be canceled. The physical altercations brought up questions about the rhetoric used in the race for the White House and if Trump will be effected in today's primaries.

  • Sander's volunteers make final push for a South Carolina win

    Sander's volunteers make final push for a South Carolina win

    Volunteers of the Bernie Sanders campaign are hard at work on the streets of Columbia to give Sanders the boost in the polls of the Democratic primary on Feb. 27 needed to beat Hillary Clinton. 

    Volunteers of the Bernie Sanders campaign are hard at work on the streets of Columbia to give Sanders the boost in the polls of the Democratic primary on Feb. 27 needed to beat Hillary Clinton. 

  • GOP Primary Wrap Up

    GOP Primary Wrap Up

    South Carolina sent Donald Trump on to Nevada with a sizable lead this past weekend. Texas senator Ted Cruz and Florida senator Marco Rubio follow his lead in a near tie coming in at 22.5 percent and 22.3 percent respectively.

    Donald Trump won last Saturday's primary in South Carolina. However, the remaining candidates are not discouraged.       

  • Four years later: Tragedy leads mothers to Clinton

    Four years later: Tragedy leads mothers to Clinton

    Unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012 in Florida, and it sparked national controversy. Now, four years after his death, his mother, Sybrina Fulton is speaking out in support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

    Unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012 in Florida, and it sparked national controversy. Now, four years after his death, his mother, Sybrina Fulton is speaking out in support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

  • Booker praises Clinton at Benedict College

    Booker praises Clinton at Benedict College

    Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey stopped at Benedict College to speak to students about his support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey stopped at Benedict College to speak to students about his support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

  • SC registered voters

    SC registered voters

    . . . . . The number of registered voters in the state has increased over the past three presidential cycles. Most counties have seen significant growth  since 2012, while a few others have seen a drop.

    Registered voters in South Carolina have increased over the past three presidential cycles. Most counties have seen significant growth  since 2012, while a few others have seen a drop.

  • Marco Rubio going forward

    Marco Rubio going forward

    By Edwin Santamaria

    Presidential candidate Marco Rubio was sponsored recently by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. His presidential campaign has gained momentum by inching out Ted Cruz for second place in the South Carolina Primary and n the Nevada Republican Caucus.   He is still trying to garner support among Hispanic voters.

  • Trump wins the Palmetto State GOP primary

    Trump wins the Palmetto State GOP primary

    By Malique Rankin

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won over 32 percent of South Carolinian's vote in Saturday's GOP primary. Trump also responded to Pope Francis' criticism on his immigration policy during CNN's town hall on Thursday in Columbia.

  • Journalists chime in on presidential candidates

    Journalists chime in on presidential candidates

    For nationally known journalist gathered to talk about the Republican presidential candidates, and why some are either failing or succeeding.

    Nationally-known journalists gathered at USC to discuss the presidential candidates and the upcoming South Carolina primaries.  

  • Trump supporters gather down on the farm in Lexington to hear candidate

    Trump supporters gather down on the farm in Lexington to hear candidate

           

    Donald Trump came to visit excited South Carolinia supporters at an unusual venue. Thousands of supporters attended the event on a barn on a Lexington farm.

  • Faith and Family matters to South Carolinians

    Faith and Family matters to South Carolinians

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    Several of the Republican Presidential candidates spoke passionately Friday about the importance of family and including faith in their decisions once in office at the Faith and Family Forum held at Bob Jones University.   

  • Jeb Bush marks his territory in Columbia

    Jeb Bush marks his territory in Columbia

    Thursday night's Jeb Bush rally in Columbia focused on the military. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was also there to endorse Bush with the South Carolina Republican primary only a week away. 

    Thursday night's Jeb Bush rally in Columbia focused on the military. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was also there to endorse Bush with the South Carolina Republican primary only a week away.      

  • Rubio makes first stop in Columbia on SC campaign trail before GOP primary

    Rubio makes first stop in Columbia on SC campaign trail before GOP primary

    Wednesday saw the arrival of Marco Rubio and his presidential campaign, who were trying to sway voters and to gain momentum going into the South Carolina Republican Debate on Saturday.  His efforts seemed to be successful for at least one USC Student who changed her mind about the conservative candidate.

    Bringing his presidential campaign to South Carolina Wednesday, Marco Rubio tried to gain momentum going into the South Carolina Republican Debate on Saturday.   

  • Clinton losing the female vote?

    Clinton losing the female vote?

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to capture the female vote. Some experts say Clinton might have more work cut out for herself if she wants to win it back.

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to capture the female vote. Experts say Clinton might have more work cut out for herself if she wants to win it back.

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  • Jeb Bush challenged at town hall meeting

    Jeb Bush challenged at town hall meeting

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    Constant fighting between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump was a popular topic during the Bush rally at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on February 18.     Includes Video Story

  • Cruz supporters celebrates Iowa win

    Columbia restaurant celebrates Cruz win

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    Columbia restaurant hosts a RSVP only private party for Sen. Ted Cruz supporters to celebrate his win in the Republican Iowa Caucus Monday night.      Includes Video Story

  • What happens after Scalia's death?

    What happens after Scalia's death?

    ..Justice Antonin Scalia's death has left a vacancy on the high court during a tumultuous election year. Political experts weigh in on how his death and succession fight will affect the 2016 presidential election.

    ..Justice Antonin Scalia's death has left a vacancy on the high court during a tumultuous election year. Political experts weigh in on how his death and succession fight will affect the 2016 presidential election.

  • SC Democratic chair looks forward to Iowa Caucus

    SC Democratic chair looks forward to Iowa Caucus

    .Renée Cooper spoke with South Carolina Democratic chair Jaime Harrison about expectations and the importance of voting in anticipation of tonight's Iowa Caucuses.    Includes Video Story

    .Renée Cooper spoke with South Carolina Democratic chair Jaime Harrison about expectations and the importance of voting in anticipation of tonight's Iowa Caucuses.    Includes Video Story

  • Young Voters Encouraged to Participate in Elections

    Young Voters Encouraged to Participate in Elections

    Reports from the US Census Bureau say that less than half of registered young adults vote. Political student groups on USC's campus are trying to change that. by convincing younger voters their choices matter.

    Reports from the US Census Bureau say that less than half of registered young adults vote. Political student groups on USC's campus are trying to change that. by convincing younger voters their choices matter.        Includes Video Story

  • Candidate supporters rally outside GOP Debate

    Supporter rally before GOP Debate

    By Caitlyn Hummel

    Candidate faithfuls took to the streets to show their support at the intersection in front of the Peace Center in Greenville Saturday, leading up to the GOP debate.     Includes Video Story

  • Presidential candidates rock USC's campus

    Presidential candidates rock USC's campus

    Presidential candidates have been in and out of Columbia, South Carolina this year campaigning for the primary, some more than others. Students at USC had the rare opportunity to meet the next president of the United States.

    Presidential candidates have been in and out of Columbia, South Carolina this year campaigning for the primary, some more than others. Students at USC had the rare opportunity to meet the next president of the United States.

  • Top 5 takeaways from CNN's Columbia town hall

    Top 5 takeaways from CNN's Columbia town hall

    CNN brought three Republican candidates to the University of South Carolina for a one-on-one with moderator Anderson Cooper. Here are the top five things you missed from the event. 

    Columbia's town hall, hosted by CNN, brought three Republican candidates to the University of South Carolina for a one-on-one with moderator Anderson Cooper. Here are the top five things you missed from the event. 

  • Rep. Jim Clyburn endorses Clinton

    Rep. Jim Clyburn endorses Clinton

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the endorsement of South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn Friday. The endorsement comes one week before the South Carolina Democratic primary. 

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the endorsement of South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn Friday. The endorsement comes one week before the South Carolina Democratic primary. 

  • Veterans, Trump supporters not swayed by GOP front-runner’s 9/11 comments

    Veterans, Trump supporters not swayed by GOP front-runner’s 9/11 comments

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign has continued to be mired in controversy after Trump made controversial comments on during the last Republican debate on how George W. Bush handled 9/11. These comments come less than a week before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Feb. 20.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign has continued to be mired in controversy after comments during the last Republican debate on how George W. Bush handled 9/11. These comments come less than a week before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Feb. 20.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio Campaigns in Blythewood

    Sen. Marco Rubio Campaigns in Blythewood

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in Blythewood, SC, Monday where he said no other republican candidate is more prepared to be in the White House.

    Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio said no other republican candidate is more prepared to be in the White House than him. The Florida Senator was in Blythewood on Monday.

  • Veterans show support for Cruz at rally in Columbia

    Veterans show support for Cruz at rally in Columbia

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    Dakota Meyer, the second youngest living Medal of Honor Recipient and Tim Lee, a Vietnam veteran and evangelist, have endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz. They joined Cruz at a rally at The Columbia Armory Tuesday to voice their support. 

  • Results are in: Polling youth won’t make them vote

    Results are in: Polling youth won’t make them vote

    Masses of young people have shown their support for Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, but recent South Carolina polls show he is still far behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Are those young people who rally for Sanders being factored in to those polls? Political experts say yes, but their numbers won't matter because they simply don't show up to vote.

    Masses of young people have shown their support for Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, but recent South Carolina polls show he is still far behind Hillary Clinton. Could a lack of inclusion of young voters in polls bring a change of pace for Sanders' numbers? Political experts say no.

  • Jeb Bush stresses military credentials in S.C. Republican Primary

    Jeb Bush stresses military credentials in S.C. Republican Primary

    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is working the state of South Carolina hard in hopes to win more votes in this weekend's Republican primary. Bush's defense policies have received support from military personnel and veterans.

    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is working the state of South Carolina hard in hopes of winning more votes in this weekend's Republican primary. Bush is stressing his credentials on defense.

  • Secretary Clinton receives endorsement from S.C. House leader

    Secretary Clinton receives endorsement from S.C. House leader

    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton received an endorsement from a top leader in the South Carolina House.

    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton received an endorsement from a top leader in the South Carolina House.

  • South Carolina Primary 2016: What to expect

    South Carolina Primary 2016: What to expect

    Campaigning is heating up in South Carolina after the New Hampshire primary.

    Campaigning is heating up in South Carolina after the New Hampshire primary. The state is historically very significant in the primary process and has a vastly different electorate than Iowa or New Hampshire. Here's what's happening in the 2016 South Carolina primary.

  • Top Republican presidential candidate polls

    Top Republican presidential candidate polls

    National polling for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates shows frequent shifting, with Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump in at least one national poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal. But Trump is still more popular in an average of all national polls, according to RealClearPolitics.

    National polling for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates shows frequent shifting, with Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump in at least one national poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal. But Trump is still more popular in an average of all national polls, according to RealClearPolitics.

  • Governor Haley to endorse Rubio

    Governor Haley to endorse Rubio

    Governor Nikki Haley is likely to endorse Marco Rubio in Chapin, South Carolina.

    Governor Nikki Haley is likely to endorse Marco Rubio in Chapin, South Carolina.

  • The Rev. Franklin Graham's call to action

    The Rev. Franklin Graham's call to action

    The Rev. Franklin Graham, on the State House steps, called on all Christian-Americans to stand up and make their voices heard in the 2016 Presidential Election.

    Christian-Americans were called to stand up and make their voices heard in the 2016 Presidential Election when The Rev. Franklin Graham spoke on the State House steps.

  • For some female South Carolina voters, it’s qualifications over gender

    For some female South Carolina voters, it’s qualifications over gender

    Elaine Cooper, an enthusiastic supporter of Vermont Sen. Sanders, says she’s part of a tide of women voters who are voting “on topics and issues rather than gender.” Simply put, she is not voting for Hillary Clinton as president. This comes shortly after former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's comments in support of Clinton.

    Enthusiastic Sanders supporter Elaine Cooper says she’s part of a tide of women voters who are voting “on topics and issues rather than gender.” Simply put, she is not voting for Hillary Clinton as president. This comes shortly after former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's comments in support of Clinton.

  • Billy Graham's son urges Christians to pray and vote

    Billy Graham's son urges Christians to pray and vote

    Thousands of people came out to the Columbia State House Tuesday to listen to the Rev. Franklin Graham speak about religion and politics. Graham urged Christians to get involved in politics and to go out and vote, regardless of party affiliation. 

    Thousands of people came out to the Columbia State House Tuesday to listen to the Rev. Franklin Graham speak about religion and politics. Graham urged Christians to get involved in politics and to go out and vote, regardless of party affiliation. 

  • New Hampshire Primary wrap up

    New Hampshire Primary wrap up

    Victorious Bernie Sander's has emerged from the New Hampshire Democratic Primary. Now, he is on his way to try to do the same in the South Carolina as him and the other candidates start campaigning around the Palmetto State.

    Victorious Bernie Sander's has emerged from the New Hampshire Democratic Primary. Now, he is on his way to try to do the same in the South Carolina as him and the other candidates start campaigning around the Palmetto State.

  • President Clinton's 'magic' never left, just matured

    President Clinton's 'magic' never left, just matured

    Wednesday night, the Clinton campaign powerhouse came through Columbia, South Carolina, as President Bill Clinton addressed social issues and reassured voters his wife was the correct choice for president.

    Wednesday night, the Clinton campaign powerhouse came through Columbia, South Carolina, as President Bill Clinton addressed social issues and reassured voters his wife was the correct choice for president.

  • Franklin Graham calls for prayer before voting

    Franklin Graham calls for prayer before voting

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    Franklin Graham encouraged South Carolinians to vote for a presidential candidate that will hold biblical values. He held a prayer rally at the South Carolina Statehouse for his "Decision America 2016 Tour."

  • How Faith Can Influence Voting

    How Faith Can Influence Voting

    Franklin Graham urges Americans to use their faith to help them vote for the right presidential candidate. Voting by faith can have a different meaning to different people causing them to support opposing candidates.

    Franklin Graham urges Americans to use their faith to help them vote for the right presidential candidate. Voting by faith can have a different meaning to different people causing them to support opposing candidates.

  • Trump super fan symbolizes South Carolina voters' Primary passion

    Trump super fan symbolizes South Carolina voters' Primary passion

    Jim Yates is a Donald Trump super-fan. On his head, he wears his signature sombrero, and in his arms, he cradles a plastic Donald Trump doll. Jim Yates showed up to a recent rally for the billionaire Republican presidential candidate at 9 a.m., 10 hours before Trump arrived, hoping to beat the lines and show his dedication to his candidate of choice.

    Donald Trump super-fan Jim Yates wears his signature sombrero, and in his arms, he cradles a plastic Donald Trump doll. Yates showed up to a recent rally for the billionaire Republican presidential candidate 10 hours before Trump arrived, hoping to beat the lines.

  • Inside headquarters of top-tier candidates, youthful enthusiasm bolster hopes for primary wins

    Inside headquarters of top-tier candidates, youthful enthusiasm bolster hopes for primary wins

    Volunteers and interns inside the headquarters of some of the top-polling 2016 presidential candidates are boosting the energy and expanding their efforts to bring home a victory for their prospective candidates in the upcoming primaries. 

    Volunteers and interns inside the headquarters of some of the top-polling 2016 presidential candidates are boosting the energy and expanding their efforts to bring home a victory for their prospective candidates in the upcoming primaries. 

  • ‘But she sure did something good:’ Bill Clinton rallies for wife at Allen University

    ‘But she sure did something good:’ Bill Clinton rallies for wife at Allen University

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke at a rally at Allen University in Columbia to score some votes for his wife before the South Carolina Democratic primary on Feb. 27.

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke at a rally at Allen University in Columbia to score some votes for his wife before the South Carolina Democratic primary on Feb. 27.

  • Iowa caucus fallout has Democrats fired up

    Iowa caucus fallout has Democrats fired up

    The Iowa Caucus had one of the closest results in America's history. After hours of calculation, Hilary Clinton came in with 49.8% of the votes and Bernie Sanders with 49.6%... a mere .2% difference. 

    Democratic Iowa caucus results were record breaking, leaving Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders with the closest margin in history. These results will have a big impact on what's next for the candidates in South Carolina. 

  • Candidates race to SC to beat deadline for primary ballot

    Candidates race to SC to beat deadline for primary ballot

    Republican Presidential hopefuls flocked to South Carolina to beat today's filing deadline for the SC GOP primary ballot. Find out why some candidates find it essential to make it to the Palmetto State in person, preparing for the February 20 primary.

    Republican Presidential hopefuls flocked to South Carolina to beat the filing deadline for the SC GOP primary ballot. Find out why some candidates find it essential to make it to the Palmetto State in person.

  • 2016 presidential election one year out

    2016 presidential election one year out

    Some South Carolinians hit the local election polls yesterday. However, even more will be voting a year from now in the 2016 presidential election.

    Some South Carolinians hit the local election polls yesterday. However, even more will be voting a year from now in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Why GOP outsider candidates dominate the 2016 presidential race

    Why GOP outsider candidates dominate the 2016 presidential race

    As the 2016 presidential race shapes up, outsider candidates continue to dominate the Republican Field. Seventy-seven year-old Ernest Deese says he sick of politicians and he doesn't believe anything they say. He believes the only hope for the country is for Donald Trump to become president and to make America great again.

    The 2016 presidential race is shaping up and  outsider candidates continue to dominate the Republican Field. Seventy-seven year-old Ernest Deese says he sick of politicians and he doesn't believe anything they say.

  • Recent polls show Americans are saying yes to Trump

    Recent polls show Americans are saying yes to Trump

    Political outsiders are shaking up the 2016 presidential race. Americans are dissatisfied with our government. They want something new, and the GOP is hoping to bring that change.

    Political outsiders are shaking up the 2016 presidential race. Americans are dissatisfied with our government. They want something new, and the GOP is hoping to bring that change.

  • Clyburn, students emphasize importance of voting

    Clyburn, students emphasize importance of voting

    ..South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn joined University of South Carolina student leaders in effort to register young adults to vote.

    ..South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn joined University of South Carolina student leaders in effort to register young adults to vote.

  • Hillary Clinton urges Americans to break down barriers

    Hillary Clinton urges Americans to break down barriers

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke recently at Brookland Baptist Church's Community Resource Center in West Columbia on breaking down social barriers in the United States.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke recently at Brookland Baptist Church's Community Resource Center in West Columbia on breaking down social barriers in the United States.

  • Hillary Clinton sweeps South Carolina

    Hillary Clinton sweeps South Carolina

    Hillary Clinton notched a convincing win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina's Democratic primary. The win could give her the push she needs going into Super Tuesday to expand her already large convention delegate lead.

    Hillary Clinton notched a convincing win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina's Democratic primary. The win could give her the push she needs going into Super Tuesday to expand her already large convention delegate lead.

  • Presidential race sweeps the nation for Super Tuesday

    Presidential race sweeps the nation for Super Tuesday

    Presidential hopefuls are looking toward twelve states and their delegates on Super Tuesday, taking place March 1. Super Tuesday has the chance to either make or break a presidential hopeful's campaign. 

    Presidential hopefuls are looking toward twelve states and their delegates on Super Tuesday, taking place March 1. Super Tuesday has the chance to either make or break a presidential hopeful's campaign. 

  • A small percentage that can make a big impact in elections

    A small percentage that can make a big impact in elections

    College students registering to vote has become more important as the presidential primaries draw closer. Only eight percent of people between the ages of 18-24 are registered voters in South Carolina.

    College students registering to vote has become more important as the presidential primaries draw closer. Only eight percent of people between the ages of 18-24 are registered voters in South Carolina.

  • Winthrop Poll Shows Clinton is South Carolina's Choice for Democratic Candidate

    Winthrop Poll Shows Clinton is South Carolina's Choice for Democratic Candidate

    Amongst Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton is the clear favorite for South Carolinians, according to a new poll.

    Amongst Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton is the clear favorite for South Carolinians, according to a new poll.

  • Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina visits the Midlands

    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina visits the Midlands

    Republican candidate Carly Fiorina was in town yesterday to officially file for the South Carolina primary. She also met with local supporters and answered questions about her campaign.

    Republican candidate Carly Fiorina was in town yesterday to officially file for the South Carolina primary. She also met with local supporters and answered questions about her campaign.

  • After 17 years in the legislature, Lourie adds rescuer and traffic cop to resume

    After 17 years in the legislature, Lourie adds rescuer and traffic cop to resume

    With about a year left as a state senator, Joel Lourie never expected to find himself in waist deep water, evacuating his own constituents from floodwaters.

    With about a year left as a state senator, Joel Lourie never expected to find himself in waist deep water, evacuating his own constituents from floodwaters.

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  • Tales from the convention

    Tales from the convention

    The Democratic Party convened in Charlotte Nov. 6 and 19 USC journalism students working alongside professional journalists found that the president's renomination was just one of hundreds of stories to be told.
    When 6,000 delegates arrived in Charlotte, they were met by thousands of reporters – and 19 USC seniors who covered the Democratic National Convention in partnerships with six news organizations. Listen to them tell their own stories and read what went on behind the scenes.
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