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McMaster hires consultant to lead 2022 reelection campaign

May. 06, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has officially hired a Columbia-based political strategist to lead his campaign for a second full term in office. Mark Knoop is onboard as McMaster's campaign manager, the campaign told The Associated Press on...

Eyeing 2024, Pence says he'll push back on 'liberal agenda'

Apr. 30, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence, positioning himself for a possible return to elected office, told an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he will spend the coming months “pushing back on the liberal agenda” he says is wrong for the country. ...

Biden's agenda: What can pass and what faces steep odds

Apr. 30, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden laid out a long list of policy priorities in his speech to Congress — and some are more politically plausible than others. The two parties are working together in some areas, including on changes to policing and confronting the...

Eying 2024, Pence makes 1st speech since leaving office

Apr. 29, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In his first public address since the end of the Trump administration, former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday put down a marker for a potential return to elected office, telling an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he will use the coming months...

Families of Black men slain by police are hopeful for reform

Apr. 29, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family and representatives of Black men slain by the police met with senators and White House officials Thursday — and left optimistic that police reform could be approved by May 25, the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Biden's agenda: What can pass and what faces steep odds

Apr. 29, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden laid out a long list of policy priorities in his speech to Congress — and some are more politically plausible than others. The two parties are working together in some areas, including on changes to policing and confronting the...

Senate votes to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump

Apr. 28, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are moving to reinstate regulations designed to limit climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields, as part of a broader effort by the Biden administration to tackle climate change. The Senate approved a...

Ex-US congressman mounts Democratic bid for SC governor

Apr. 25, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham has announced he will vie for his party's nomination for the 2022 South Carolina governor's race. Cunningham made his announcement to The Post and Courier on Sunday. So far, he...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 23, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif. __ ...

Many hail verdict in Floyd death, say much work remains

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

The nation watched as former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin went on trial for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee, and news of his conviction on charges of murder and manslaughter rippled across the globe. Many hailed the outcome as a step toward...