Bipartisan legislation that would give small employers more time to take advantage of federal subsidies for payroll and other costs is expected to pass the House this week, as lawmakers return to Washington for an abbreviated two-day session.
"With world-class facilities, restaurants, hotels, and workforce, Georgia would be honored to safely host the Republican National Convention," Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted Tuesday.
Kemp's offer was followed by one from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who told reporters at a Miami news conference that he "would love" to have the GOP or the Democratic convention.
Clyburn, whose endorsement of Biden helped propel him to the Democratic presidential nomination, said Biden "did not do as well as I had hoped" but urged voters to compare him "to the alternative, not the almighty."
South Carolina's 1st Congressional Distirct contest is one of the top U.S. House races in the country, and the upcoming June 9 Republican primary will set the stage for what is expected to be a fierce fight against Cunningham in the fall. Pressure is mounting among GOP voters who are anxious to get it right.
Democratic leaders were pressing ahead despite grumbling from party moderates leery of the measure's massive price tag and liberals who wanted bolder steps, like money to cover workers' salaries.
In a statement announcing his plan to vote against the bill Friday morning, the freshman South Carolina congressman called the legislation "a partisan wish list."
"I am greatly concerned about the precedent that would be set by calling a former president for oversight,'' said Graham, a South Carolina Republican and staunch Trump ally. "No president is above the law. However, the presidency has executive privilege claims against other branches of government.''
Roberto Azevedo, a 62-year-old Brazilian, said he will step down Aug. 31 as WTO director-general, ending a seven-year tenure marked in recent years by intense pressure from President Donald Trump, who repeatedly accused the Geneva-based trade body of "unfair" treatment of the United States and launched a trade war with China in defiance of the WTO system.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the move, saying he and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. had agreed that it was in the committee's best interests. The FBI served a search warrant for Burr's cellphone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic.
Governors are starting to slowly reopen some segments of their local economies, pointing to evidence that the number of COVID-19 deaths and new hospitalizations are peaking or starting to recede in their states. But a government whistleblower warned Thursday that the U.S. faces its "darkest winter in modern history" unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the virus.
South Carolina's acting U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy is now one step closer to holding the state's top federal prosecutor job outright.
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn pushed back against his Republican colleagues during the first public hearing of the House coronavirus oversight panel after GOP members used their time to question the committee's political motives.
These stories always end the same, only the names change.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, praised South Carolina for its handling of the virus as it prepares to further relax its restrictions next week.
The House is expected to vote on the package as soon as Friday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there is no "urgency." The Senate will wait until after Memorial Day to act.
The bungled training exercises took place Sunday and raised new questions about the readiness of the Islamic Republic's armed forces amid heightened tensions with U.S., just months after they accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran, killing 176 passengers.
Key to any plan to reopen the economy, Democrats say, is robust testing. They are also expected to propose another round of direct cash aid for anxious Americans, funds for states to prevent layoffs and more money to shore up businesses in the stay-home economy.
Sen. Lindsey Graham suggests many South Carolina residents would rather collect a government check than work ... just before he stands for re-election.
We get it. Whatever your politics, everyone is ready for this to be over. It’s annoying, distressing and depressing. Most folks, however, would rather play it cautious when the downside is potentially an even longer period of sequestering down the road. Not to mention, you know, more deaths.
"When Congress approved spending billions of dollars of taxpayer money to help small businesses and their workers survive this crisis, it wasn’t meant for giant corporations with deep pockets or wealthy community associations with millions of dollars in reserve funds," Cunningham said.
Local governments are suffering from symptoms of the pandemic, too ... and the feds aren't helping matters.
In the first round of Paycheck Protection Program funding, about 23,000 South Carolina applicants were approved for loans that averaged around $165,000 each. According to the SBA, the state has more than 418,000 small businesses.
As first lady and secretary of state, Clinton was among the leading voices in women's rights discussions around the world.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham isn't mourning the possible demise of North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, saying he wouldn't "shed a tear" if reports of his death are true. Still, the longtime South Carolina senator hopes North Korea's next leader will be open to diplomacy with the U.S.
A recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a government spending spree on testing, health care and aid to businesses and households will nearly quadruple the federal budget deficit to $3.7 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.
Pay no attention to protestors. They are a vocal, but small, minority. Most people have better sense about what to do in a crisis.
Fifty years after the first Earth Day helped spur activism over air and water pollution and disappearing plants and animals, significant improvements are undeniable. But monumental challenges remain.
A series of protests around the country show that some people don't understand the need to stay apart — or they simply don't care if some people die.
"Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times, and heal us through a long recovery. And I know he'll surround himself with good people," Obama said in a 12-minute video, touting Biden.
Just when the primary season was set to roar to life in South Carolina's most competitive U.S. House race, the coronavirus pandemic is uprooting fundraising plans for all of the candidates in the 1st Congressional District.
"I am asking all Americans, I'm asking every Democrat, I'm asking every independent, I'm asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse," Sanders said.
The last thing South Carolina needs is a June primary that looks like Wisconsin’s.
A Republican candidate in South Carolina's most competitive U.S. House race is spending just shy of $125,000 on a new TV ad that will air on Fox News from now until the GOP congressional primary in June.
Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday that South Carolina is unique, and he's absolutely right — particularly when it comes to this pandemic.
The party had hoped that a mid-July convention would give them more time to rally behind a nominee and unify against President Donald Trump. But concerns that large crowds will spread the virus prompted Democrats, including prospective nominee Joe Biden, to press for alternatives.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bipartisan committee would be tasked with ensuring that the recovery funds approved by Congress are "wisely and efficiently spent" and preventing profiteering or waste.
The field for South Carolina's most competitive congressional race includes a state lawmaker, a certified genius, a man who gained national attention by cutting the grass, and a Republican who admits he voted for Barack Obama.
Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of the Plastic Industry Association, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar earlier this month asking him to use the influence of his federal agency to promote plastic bags during the ongoing health crisis.
So, Lindsey Graham thought it would be a good idea to question the work ethic of nurses during a global pandemic.
Almost $2 billion will likely go to South Carolina from the latest federal package, designed to boost state efforts to combat the novel coronavirus.
Congress approved an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits.
President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.
More than 2.3 million people had jobs in South Carolina last month, and the state recorded an increase in more than 43,000 positions compared to the year before, according to survey data released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce on Friday.
South Carolina election officials may recommend postponing the statewide June 9 primary, citing concerns about safe and secure elections amid the spread of the contagious new coronavirus.
Nikki Haley's resignation from the Boeing board of directors is less about ideology than political calculus.
One day after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, March Madness was canceled, spring training baseball got shut out and Disney World announced it would close.
In an email and video posted to Twitter on Thursday, Gabbard offered her full support to former Vice President Joe Biden, saying "it's clear that Democratic primary voters have chosen" him to take on President Donald Trump in November.
Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott voted against a $100 billion stimulus package Wednesday to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus that has sent the American economy into a freefall.
Following is an ongoing list of arts and cultural organizations to support to help lessen the impact of the spread of coronavirus.
Locals officials have been most circumspect during this public health crisis.
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