January 9, 2007 |
Campaign '08 is officially underway. MSNBC announced Monday that it would carry live coverage of the first Democratic presidential debate, to be held in South Carolina on April 26, nine months before that state's primary. The 90-minute debate, hosted by South Carolina State University, is being produced by NBC News and organized in cooperation with the South Carolina Democratic Party. So far, it's the first debate on the calendar.
September 1, 1998 |
Carbon monoxide leaking from a water heater in a hotel converted into a dormitory apparently killed a South Carolina State University student, school officials said. Stephen A. Woolridge, 19, of Latta, was found dead Saturday night in his dorm room. An autopsy found "carbon monoxide-like symptoms were present," according to the school's statement Sunday. Other students complained of dizziness and headaches, university spokeswoman Cheryl Bates-Lee said.
March 8, 2000 |
Cruising across the regions, George W. Bush won five Republican presidential primary victories Tuesday in an accelerating drive to vanquish John McCain's political insurgency. "It's a huge step toward the nomination," the Texas governor said as McCain struggled to broaden his challenge beyond independent-minded New England. Bush won in Ohio, Georgia, Missouri and Maryland--and broke McCain's hold on the Northeast with a victory in Maine.
January 18, 2009
We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some worthy accomplishments. On the cusp of a new presidential administration and the end of another, we asked nine presidential historians to assess the actions of presidents past.
November 7, 2003 |
Presidential candidate Wesley K. Clark called Thursday for L. Paul Bremer III, head of the U.S. reconstruction effort in Iraq, to be removed as part of a broad strategy to end the U.S. occupation. Clark said Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority he heads should be replaced by a non-American in charge of a new Iraqi Reconstruction and Democracy Council that would include representatives from the United States and its allies.