South Carolina Senate passes refugee bill

On March 23, South Carolina’s state Senate passed a bill that sets limits for refugees coming into the state. The bill was passed by a vote of 39-6. The bill, if put into effect, would require incoming refugees to register with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, which would then turn over control to law…


Who Will Get the Nomination? The Answer is in the Math

The frenzy of town halls, panels and debates make it seem as if the general election is tomorrow, not eight months from now. And yet, the processes that will charter a new American presidency are already in place, and have been for no short period of time. An extensive selection process determines which Republican and…


Congress Fights Closing of Gitmo

Mar. 3 – Last week, some members of Congress expressed vehement opposition to Pres. Obama’s proposal to close Guantanamo Bay and relocate the detainees to various locations across the United States, including the Naval Consolidated Brig outside Charleston. Obama has been trying to close the detention center ever since he took office. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told press…


Primary Breakdown: Ted Cruz Finishes 3rd, Endorsed by Mark Sanford

Sen. Ted Cruz finished third in Saturday’s primary by a slim margin: less than one percent. Trump carried first place and Sen. Marco Rubio jockeyed into second. Cruz was in Charleston ahead of the primary, galvanizing supporters. On Friday, a crowd gathered on George Street awaiting entry into Sottile Theatre for a Cruz rally. Shouts broke out as supporters and…

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