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WASHINGTON - Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics?" This phrase has been rendered quaint by such serious issues as: Russian hackers apparently trying to tilt … more
WASHINGTON - The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the … more
CHARLESTON - If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the Reaper's patience was rewarded with the jury's return of the death penalty for Dylann … more
"I'm not going to rat a source out." That's what political blogger Will Folks, who runs FITSnews.com in South Carolina, told Columbia Journalism Review this week on the eve of his latest deposition in a libel lawsuit brought by a former state … more
The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives were ended violently, and over 90 percent of the time, the perpetrator was another black. … more
Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, ''Tearing it up is not going to happen,'' says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the … more
Oregon's system of Vote By Mail offers a model that for South Carolina would save millions of dollars to buy new voting machines, avoid long lines for voting and ensure total security for elections results. It is used for all elections: federal, … more
WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S St., where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson's … more
There's so much fuss about President-elect Donald John Trump and his use of Twitter that an ongoing investigation is clearly warranted. He has almost 19 million Twitter followers. For reference, there are about 318 million people in America and 7 … more
As President Obama prepares for a Jan. 10 farewell address in Chicago, his hometown where 762 homicides, the most in 20 years, took place last year, we can expect him to begin his remarks with a chorus of "O come, let us adore me," followed by a … more
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