South Carolina Politics
Some prisoners in South Carolina are training to work with professional corrections staff to be "on the front line" of inmate suicide prevention.
As mayor of South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, Steve Benjamin is becoming a popular — and influential — figure in the Democratic presidential primary.
Army Gen. Robert Caslen, the early favorite among the USC president finalists, said he has been heartened by a number of supportive letters and emails, as well as calls from Gov. Henry McMaster, USC board members and the student government president.
Frank Wilberding, also known by his rapper name Dank Frank, doesn't understand why he was charged, and couldn't name South Carolina's governor "even if I paid him $1 million," his father says.
Authorities detained a man Tuesday in connection with the suspected arson fire that damaged two Columbia rental homes owned by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
Dominion Energy CEO Thomas Farrell II touted the recent rollback of utility rates as a better answer for South Carolina than the $1,000 rebates that had been advertised as he addressed the company's annual shareholders meeting Tuesday.
In Joe Biden's first visit to South Carolina in his nascent 2020 presidential campaign, the former vice president set his sights squarely on the Republican incumbent, describing the race as an opportunity for Americans to "choose hope over fear, unity over division, truth over lies, and science over fiction."
Biden is doing a rally and fundraiser Saturday in his first trip to SC since becoming a candidate.
Some S.C. lawmakers are pleased with the prospect of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs bringing a plant to the Midlands because of the jobs it would create, but anti-tobacco advocates see something much different: more money and influence for the controversial industry.
Bakari Sellers announced Monday that he is backing U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential race, giving the California Democrat one of the most prominent endorsements yet in the critical early primary state of South Carolina.
Shootings at two South Carolina hospitals in less than 24 hours have reignited discussions this week about whether state laws, which do little to deter patients from lashing out at health care workers, should be reformed.
Booker's town hall in Orangeburg was the first in CNN's ongoing series with 2020 presidential candidates to be broadcast live from the Palmetto State.
Though O'Rourke jumped into the Democratic primary race later than many of his competitors, his breakneck pace and prolonged days on the trail — driving himself across the state in a Dodge minivan — have allowed him to quickly make up up for lost time.
In his first visit to South Carolina since launching his 2020 presidential campaign, the Obama administration's former Housing secretary told Democrats he's unfazed by not being an early frontrunner in the crowded primary field.
Both former leaders of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Don and Carol Fowler have welcomed several 2020 candidates to their home for meet-and-greets as a way to introduce them to Columbia-area voters.
"I want to talk to voters everywhere from all backgrounds, from all different geographic parts of this state," the New Jersey Democrat said in Simpsonville.
COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, considered a likely 2020 presidential candidate, swept into South Carolina on Friday, advocating for highe…
Former Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson officially pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, admitting that he used a government funds to pay for a flight on a Panamanian airline and swanky hotel rooms in Las Vegas, Chicago and Columbia.
Under the initiative, which went into law as part of the tax overhaul that Congress passed in 2017, states can choose a certain number of areas in the state considered "distressed" to receive tax incentives that encourage businesses to make long-term investments in low-income communities.
The Richland County Elections Board's first meeting since learning about 1,040 uncounted votes that led to the resignation of its director was 45 minutes of chaos that included several shouting matches.
Kamala Harris is returning to the key 2020 Democratic primary state.
Ballots cast by 1,040 Richland County voters were not counted in last November's election, yet another voting mishap in the state's capital county. While the missing ballots did not affect the outcome of any races, the failure to count all votes damages public trust. experts said.
The timing could not have worked out better for the newly-minted presidential candidate, providing her with an enthusiastic audience of around 3,700 in an early primary state that could prove crucial to her chances of winning the Democratic nomination.
"There is no accident that Sen. Booker and Sen. Sanders both are here in this cold," said state Rep. Cobb-Hunter of the potential Democrat contenders.
House Ways and Means chairman says future homes should be near military bases other than Fort Jackson