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The real liberal critique: Republicans aren't liberals | The State

James Fallows, in The Atlantic, describes their behavior as the most discouraging weakness our governing system has shown since Trump took office.America's liberals want Republicans...

Trump or bust as SC Republicans gather Saturday

Washington Post (blog)John Kasich withdrew from the race. Early S.C. supporters say the reaction to Trump clinching ... Trey Gowdy of Spartanburg, who backed U.S.

Mulcair ousted but work will continue, says NDP MP Sheri Benson

(subscription) (subscription)Pierre-Luc Dusseault, MP for Sherbrooke, Que., said he's not sure if Mulcair should remain at the helm. "Go for it." It wouldn't have...

Federal NDP Leap Manifesto is bad policy, says Alberta environment minister

(subscription)"I think Tom was a very elegant and classy act to say, 'OK, well if you want me to stay, I'll stay, '" Quebec...

Healing has already begun, local NDP president says

(subscription)Neither former Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty nor Thunder Bay-Superior North candidate Andrew Foulds attended this weekend's convention but they had both expressed...

Canada's New Democrats rebuff Mulcair leader in party vote

(subscription) (subscription)"I think Tom was a very elegant and classy act to say, 'OK, well if you want me to stay, I'll stay, '"...

UPDATES: Trump projected winner of SC's GOP primary

(blog) (blog)Lexington County precincts have been “steady but not slammed” with voters,” said Dean Crepes, the county's director of Registration and Elections. Crepes said...

Is S.C. Supreme Court's chief justice seat in play?

A decades-long tradition whereby the S.C. General Assembly automatically elects the most senior associate justice of the S.C. Supreme Court to succeed a retiring chief...

Undecided voters check out Rubio in Columbia

(blog) (blog)Columbia public relations consultant Allison Dean Love said she has taken several online tests to see which candidate matches her opinions on issues.

How Trump is defying logic to lead in SC

(blog) (blog)John McCain, a former Republican presidential nominee, was not a hero for being a Vietnam War prisoner of war. “I could not get...

Analysis: Trump's Hilton Head speech illustrates the power of a new politics

James Harris. (Bush) takes the ad — and I shouldn't even talk about him. He's down to two or three — I — but it...

Anger fuels many voters – and the candidates they back

Political scientist Scott Huffmon, director of the Winthrop Poll, said anger is fed by a growing frustration. “There's no doubt that anger is what's pushing...

Jeb Bush hopes to stage a comeback in SC

(blog) (blog)Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in third and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in fourth, according to Real Clear Politics. Bush's most ... While some Bush...

Determined lawyer battles government over sick nuclear workers

David Anderson, Warren's former office manager, said Warren's drive to help SRS workers reflects a career of aiding the less fortunate. Anderson had a ...

Why Bob Jones University is back on presidential radar

The fundamentalist Christian school had once been an obligatory stop for GOP conservatives running for president, attracting the likes of Ronald Reagan in 1980 to...

These three words describe how Carly Fiorina responded to her critics

"The View's" Joy Behar and Michelle Collins attacked GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's appearance in regard to the last GOP debate. In particular, the two...

Can Watson win this type of big game?

For Deshaun Watson, the biggest game he said he's ever played in as a Clemson quarterback came last November, when as a freshman he helped...

SC Baptist Convention challenges Greenville's First Baptist over LGBT policy

In 1999, First Baptist disassociated itself from the conservative Southern Baptist Convention, which has condemned homosexuality following the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in June...

Why same-sex ruling has SC's religious-based schools fearing loss of tax exemption

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader John Boehner to express their concern over the potential loss of tax-exempt status. ... Following the court...

Bernard Schoenburg: Flynn hopes to block LaHood 'coronation' in 18th

He said Washington is "where you go when you're in my business" of conservative policy, politics and media. He said he's kept his Illinois ties,...

Bernard Schoenburg: Flynn hopes to block LaHood 'coronation' in 18th

He said Washington is "where you go when you're in my business" of conservative policy, politics and media. He said he's kept his Illinois ties,...

THE BUZZ: SC agency using new (and nicer) name for Malfunction Junction

(blog) (blog)(Maybe he regretted coming after becoming the butt of jokes in routines by both President Barack Obama and dinner entertainer Cecily Strong of...

Gowdy committee debates citizenship birthright

Gowdy, a conservative who has tried to broker some compromise with Democrats on immigration issues, did not take a position on birthright citizenship and called...

1922-2015: Former Gov. Dan Walker remembered for taking on both parties

"Ultimately, it was heart failure that got him," said Will Walker of Crystal Lake, one of the late governor's seven children. "A lot of people...

GOP plan to boost defense spending worries some in party

Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, flanked by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a...

Capitol Hill Buzz: Who has time to read these bills we pass?

“Democratic senators who had been working in good faith on this critical legislation for years assumed that their Republican partners were being forthright when they...

Meet activists for and against Lexington County's sales tax effort

Talbert Black began working to prevent the tax in early 2013, and Mike Green followed suit later that year. Both soon created Facebook pages and...

Ellmers brings incumbent's advantages to campaign against 'Idol' star

On a panel this summer on issues facing conservative women, Ellmers said policy discussions should be brought "down to a woman's level and what everything...

Tillis-Hagan showdown could be nation's most expensive Senate race ever

On Friday, a conservative group announced a new $1 million TV campaign against Hagan, who responded with her own new ad. The figures may understate...

SC Democrats split in schools race

Participants: Jill Bossi (American), Joyce Dickerson (D) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R). COLUMBIA, SC — Tom ... But Spearman — who heads a school...

Gay marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

AP PHOTOS: Joy, confusion at gay marriage rulings 40 minutes ago ... The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order Friday that appears to have cleared...

The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Issac Bailey column

That did happen, of course, because local experts such as Coastal Carolina University research economist Rob Salvino participated. "For 17 years, the Coastal Carolina University...

Justices' new term has expectations on gay unions

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, center, and Stephen Breyer, center-right, leave the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with clergy after the annual Red...

Sen. Graham floats 2016 bid, dismisses Rubio as 'afraid of the right'

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says fellow Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is “not quite ready” to become president of the United States, but Graham...

RNC chair: GOP ready to lead

He delivered a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday outlining a series of “unifying goals” that included an improved immigration system, a strong national defense...

Conservatives stress opposition to same-sex marriage

“Civil rights are universal for all Americans, but no one has the right to redefine marriage for the rest of us,” said Joseph Grabowski, the...

Voters mailed incorrect information

... Video Addressed to NFL Security Chief. Associated Press reporter Rob Maaddi says, according to a. ... The information --- an "official application form" ---...

Unexpectedly, red states might be next to raise minimum wage

Earlier this month, fast-food workers across the country participated in a strike in favor of a $15-per-hour “livable” wage, more than double the current federal...

SC Common Core opponents target U.S. History course

She also teaches “Malcolm X, and we'd talk about Stokely Carmichael and the shift of the civil rights movement in the '50s and the '60s”...

Bernard Schoenburg: Be careful when they talk of property taxes

For better or probably worse, the property tax system in Illinois is complicated. But in campaigns or big speeches, it can sound less so. A...

Issac Bailey blog | Rand Paul can attract black voters. Hillary Clinton should ...

He was channeling Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," and black preachers on Sunday mornings as much as he was speaking the tune...

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

In a rare display of cross-party unity, Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat chief Nick Clegg all pulled out of...

Chick-fil-A founder dies at 93

ATLANTA — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention...

AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday...

Tigers take a long look at themselves

"We got a little conservative backed up, and we missed some plays. Georgia started trying to run outside and around us, and we didn't fill...

Mourdock steps down with just months left in term as treasurer

The conservative Republican said in a statement he is leaving the office early to pursue other professional interests, including those related to helping Americans save...

Down The Drain: Wineries Brace For Napa Quake's Toll

Jeff Duncan in Anderson, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will speak in Rock Hill ... “For the next two years in South Carolina, if...

The Buzz: As SC pols try to avoid 'macaca' moments, critics say they violate ...

The pro-Haley conservative group America Rising also has a tracker, Mike Demkiw, who has been kicked out of several Democratic Party events where Haley's Democratic...

Martin Scorsese directs movie about Jesuit mission to 17th-century Japan

In 1986, director Roland Joffe made “The Mission,” from Robert Bolt's original screenplay. Its cast (Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro) included small parts played by...

Martin Scorsese directs movie about Jesuit mission to 17th-century Japan

Its cast (Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro) included small parts played by a young Neeson and the real-life, rebellious Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan. “The Mission”...