January 21, 2012 |
Despite Mitt Romney's loss in the South Carolina primary, few of his supporters seemed worried about his prospect of clinching the nomination. David Smoot, a real estate developer who drove down to Romney's primary party from his home in Raleigh, N.C., said he believed Romney's second-place finish would encourage him to defend his record more forcefully. He chalked up the loss to "unthinking voters" and insisted that Gingrich would never become the Republican nominee. "If you want someone to lead the country, why would you let a serial adulterer be our standard-bearer?"
January 17, 2012 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry continued his push to woo South Carolina veterans, proposing a five-year income tax exemption for wounded service members and assembling a team of well-known veterans to campaign on his behalf. Perry raised the tax holiday idea during a Tuesday morning appearance at a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, just moments after he blasted President Obama for failing to hold a parade to commemorate the end of the Iraq war. “I want to offer up for this country to consider a wounded-warrior tax exemption,” Perry said.
January 13, 2012 |
Stumping in Upstate South Carolina, which he praised as the conservative heart of the state, Rick Santorum insisted to the voters who came to see him that the Republican presidential primary was wide open and that they could choose the candidate they believed in, not the one the establishment believed in. “This idea that this is a fait accompli, that Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee, or that Mitt Romney is on this roll, let me assure you...
January 12, 2012 |
Jon Huntsman may not have high polling numbers in South Carolina, but he appears to have a lot of time to spend here, something evident Thursday morning as the Republican presidential candidate talked for an hour at a crowded restaurant -- so long that some people began to leave before he had finished speaking. Speaking at a breakfast at the Honeycomb Cafe on Daniel Island hosted by the Berkeley County GOP , Huntsman, dressed in jeans, a maroon button-down shirt and a blazer, called on opponents to end partisan politicking.
January 20, 2012 |
In the increasingly volatile race for the Republican presidential nomination, at least one analyst suggests that Newt Gingrich's ex-wife's claims about his infidelity will help power him to a win in the South Carolina primary. Why? Because Gingrich was served “a fastball down the middle” on the matter at Thursday night's debate and “just knocked it out of the park.” So says Matthew Dowd, the GOP strategist who was on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Friday. “This moment was a gift for Newt Gingrich,” Dowd said.
December 10, 2009 |
The chances of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford being impeached lessened significantly Wednesday when a state legislative panel rejected a resolution to begin the process of removing the philandering chief executive from office. However, the House judiciary subcommittee did approve a resolution to censure Sanford for secretly leaving the state in June. Rather than go hiking along the Appalachian Trail as he had stated, the Republican governor spent a week in Argentina with the woman he has called his soul mate.
March 1, 2013 |
Authorities on Friday were searching for a 20-year-old man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Coastal Carolina University student in the parking lot of the South Carolina school's residence complex. Marquis Spencer McDonald, 20, was named as the suspect in Tuesday's shooting that left Anthony Darnell Liddell , 19, dead, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Liddell, a sophomore from Bennettsville, S.C., was shot once in the chest, the county coroner said.
July 25, 2013 |
All of us who enjoy watching South Carolina super-stud Jadeveon Clowney play (and plow) are relieved to know his season is not going to be derailed for illegal targeting by some rapper. Clowney is, knuckles down, the nation's best defensive player and a key cog in South Carolina's BCS hopes this season. There were concerns the defensive end might have broken NCAA rules by talking to superstar rapper Jay-Z, who now fancies himself a sports agent looking to represent future No. 1 overall choices in the NFL draft.
January 19, 2012 |
They amble in every morning to the back table, shake hands and sit beneath the sign saying "B.S. Community table," which, depending on whom you ask, either stands for Bible study or another kind of B.S. This morning, the nine or so people at the diner are talking politics as they lean over cheese-covered grits, thick omelets and triangles of toast covered in butter. "When I was in the service, I remember when we were worrying about China. Now we're asking them for money?" says Cecil Wright, 84, the eldest member of this group of retirees, shaking his head.
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September 19, 2013 |
There was one jackpot winner in Wednesday night's nearly $400-million Powerball drawing, and they're on the other side of the country. The winning ticket for the $399,400,000 grand prize was purchased in South Carolina. The winning numbers were 7-10-22-32-35 with a Powerball of 19. But there was at least two Californians who will cash in big on the game because they're among the few who matched five numbers, but not the Powerball. Game officials said one winner in Riverside and one in Los Angeles will split a little more than $1.7 million.