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Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August

Jan. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott has a memoir out this summer that he says will explain the two words that have shaped his life: hope and redemption. “No matter how great the darkness, these truths always light the way home,” the South Carolina Republican said in a statement...

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

Jan. 17, 2022 17:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A day before the U.S. Senate was expected to take up significant legislation on voting rights that is looking likely to fail, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s eldest son condemned federal lawmakers over their inaction. Speaking in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Martin Luther...

Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech

Jan. 17, 2022 08:07 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community, the U.S. Senate’s only Black Republican, Tim Scott of South Carolina, is putting forth what he characterizes as a positive response to partisan rhetoric on race that he’s best-positioned to rebut....

Text of Ivey's State of the State Address

Jan. 11, 2022 20:00 PM EST

Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, President Pro Tempore Reed, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice Parker, justices of the Alabama Supreme...

'A hell of a year': GOP eyes big 2022, but weaknesses remain

Dec. 31, 2021 10:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time last year, the Republican Party was hitting bottom. Having already lost the presidency and House, the GOP would soon squander its Senate majority and watch with horror as thousands of Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EST

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Dec. 19, 2021. Editorial: Another SC sheriff indicted, and still crickets from the Legislature It had been a year and a half since another S.C. sheriff added his name to the list of elected lawmen who ended up on the wrong side of the...

Haley: Diversifying puts GOP in best position to lead

Dec. 02, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley drew on her native South Carolina’s struggles with racist violence during her time as governor, arguing Thursday that the Republican Party is best positioned to lead the country alongside a continued...

In SC, Rep. Rice hopes impeachment vote doesn't eclipse 2022

Nov. 06, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Launching what he considers his most difficult reelection fight to date, U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says that voters may disagree with his vote this year to impeach President Donald Trump, but he hopes that it won't be enough to overshadow his other accomplishments for South...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Nov. 2, 2021. Editorial: You don’t have to be a pothead to support SC hemp; in fact, it’s best not to be We’ve been talking a lot about cannabis at the national and state levels in recent years, but there are...