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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pam Evette works in her office in the Statehouse  in Columbia, S.C. Evette, new to politics, is wrapping up her first year as South Carolina's second-in-command. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

New to politics, SC Lt. Gov. Evette reflects on 1st year

Jan. 7, 2020 12:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's not a path she predicted during her decades founding and running a successful business. But, wrapping up her first year as South Carolina’s lieutenant governor, Pamela Evette said she's energized by the progress she and Gov. Henry McMaster have made as the state's...

In this Dec. 13, 2019, photo, members of the press view the roll call vote recorded by the clerk after the House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House voted to impeach then-President Bill Clinton. While that battle was bitterly partisan, it was blurrier than the clean, near party-line votes expected this week when the chamber _ now run by Democrats _ is poised to impeach Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Dec. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...

Tootsie Holland speaks to a crowd supporting he Equal Rights Amendment at a rally calling for South Carolina to become the critical 38th state to pass the amendment to the U.S. Constitution as proposal sponsors state Sen. Tom Davis and state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter listen at a Statehouse gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina. Holland pushed for the amendment when it was first proposed back in 1972. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

GOP, Democrats push 1970's Equal Rights Amendment in SC

Dec. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative are joining together to revive the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 1970's proposal banning any discrimination based on sex is being revived in several state capitols across the U.S. It...

President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at a campaign rally in Hershey, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary

Dec. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday upheld the South Carolina Republican Party's decision not to hold a 2020 presidential primary, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. In her order, Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman wrote the...