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South Carolina

  1. coronavirus stimulus
    GOP Governors End COVID Unemployment Benefits to Make People Go Back to WorkSouth Carolina governor Henry McMaster has opted out of federal payments because they are often “greater than the worker’s previous paychecks.”
  2. death penalty
    South Carolina Understands What the Death Penalty Is ForState senators want to execute people by firing squad. That would be as brutal as the death penalty itself.
  3. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  4. supreme court
    How the Supreme Court Has Already Tinkered With the 2020 ElectionThe Court has deferred to state decisions about mail-ballot deadlines and other election issues, with some conservatives clearly wanting to intervene.
  5. supreme court
    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
  6. supreme court
    Once Again, Supreme Court Won’t Help Make It Easier to Vote During COVIDThe Court is putting an end to late preelection interventions by federal judges.
  7. poll position
    So How Do the Polls Look After That Hellscape of a Debate?Trump certainly isn’t getting a bump from his performance, and he’s getting some not-great news from key-state polls.
  8. early and often
    Two Political Novices Ran Kanye’s Unsuccessful Ballot Effort in South CarolinaAccording to two sources, the key figures in the effort are a Christian music producer and West’s spiritual adviser.
  9. vision 2020
    How Kanye West Is Trying to Get on the Ballot in South CarolinaThe West team is collecting signatures both physically and digitally in order to make him an official 2020 presidential candidate in the state.
  10. super tuesday
    This Is Not the Joe Biden You KnowBiden has risen to the top of the Democratic primary on the strength of voters’ feelings about who he is, not the current reality.
  11. vision 2020
    Tom Steyer Drops Out of the Democratic PrimaryAfter his massive investment in South Carolina failed to show returns at the polls, the billionaire announced he was out of the race.
  12. vision 2020
    Fear Powered Joe Biden’s South Carolina VictoryBlack voters have everything to lose from Trump’s reelection.
  13. vision 2020
    ‘Biden Is Gonna Kick Ass Here Because This Is a Normal Place’Boosters of the former vice-president in South Carolina are finally feeling enthusiastic about his chances.
  14. south carolina
    Obama Demands Pro-Trump Super-PAC Take Down Ad Twisting His Words Against BidenRepublicans are attacking Biden in South Carolina with a “despicable” new ad.
  15. democratic debates
    Chaotic Debate Probably Won’t Help Black Voters Make Up Their MindsBut it could also present a rare opportunity.
  16. intelligencer chats
    Did the South Carolina Debate Change the Race for the Democrats?The South Carolina Democratic debate was raucous and unorganized. Whether any candidate stood out above the chaos is unclear.
  17. vision 2020
    Key Moments From the South Carolina Democratic DebateHighlights from the the most chaotic contest yet.
  18. vision 2020
    In South Carolina (and Only South Carolina) Tom Steyer Is a Front-runnerThe billionaire candidate is plastering lots of states with advertisements. For some reason they just seem to be working much better in S.C.
  19. medicare for all
    South Carolina Democrats Sure Sound Open to Medicare for AllA new poll shows high levels of support for government-run health care.
  20. vision 2020
    Steyer Gets Return on Ad Investment, Makes Des Moines Debate StageA big Steyer Surge in polling in Nevada and South Carolina commensurate with his big spending will get his rivals’ attention.
  21. the lost cause
    Don’t Be Like Me, a Person Who Read Chapters One and Two of Nikki Haley’s BookHer interview with Glenn Beck about the Confederate flag sparked controversy. Her book is even worse.
  22. nikki haley
    Haley Says Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ Confederate Battle FlagMost of us thought Haley got it when she took down the Battle Flag from South Carolina’s statehouse in 2015. That assessment may have been premature.
  23. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley’s Skillful and Opportunistic MAGA Balancing ActOnce again, Nikki Haley has figured out how to keep herself in the news as a potential Trump-Pence successor while declaring her Trumpist loyalties.
  24. vision 2020
    South Carolina Priest Denies Joe Biden Communion Over Pro-Choice ViewsIt’s an old if sporadic problem for Catholic pro-choice politicians.
  25. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley Pledges Allegiance to Trump-Pence 2020The former governor and ambassador is exhibiting her ambitions in denying any ambition to supplant the veep on the Trump ticket.
  26. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Is Trying to Run Obama’s ’08 Playbook. She Has Ground to Make Up.The Californian has modeled her campaign on the 44th president’s. But she’s currently not doing well among black voters or in South Carolina.
  27. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Star Is Rising, But There Are Major Hurdles AheadHarris is beginning to show the promise that made her an early favorite. But her path to the Democratic nomination is narrow and perilous.
  28. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucuses Aren’t Going Anywhere. Get Used to It.Complaints about Iowa’s unfair influence tend to miss that it’s already ceded a bit of power, and creating a new system is exceedingly difficult.
  29. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Need 2016 Support Levels to Win Lots of DelegatesThe 15 percent minimum threshold for winning delegates will make it easier for front-runners like Sanders and Biden to hog them.
  30. the kavanaugh hearings
    Fear of a 2020 Primary May Have Made Lindsey Graham Go Feral Over KavanaughPerhaps private sycophancy towards Trump wasn’t protecting Graham’s flanks back home, so he went with public rage towards Trump’s enemies.
  31. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley to Resign As Ambassador to the United NationsIt’s an oddly timed development for a rising political star.
  32. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.
  33. A Red State Finally Rejects an Abortion BanIn South Carolina a Democratic legislator mockingly asks Republicans to pass a total abortion ban they know to be unconstitutional. They nearly did.
  34. Congressman Lays Loaded Gun on the Table And It Doesn’t Shoot AnybodySouth Carolina’s Ralph Norman wanted to show that guns don’t shoot people without people being involved.
  35. Republican Wins Surprisingly Close South Carolina Special House ElectionWhile Trump had an 18-point lead in the district, Republican Ralph Norman won by only a few points.
  36. Republican Favored in Overshadowed South Carolina Special ElectionLower education levels, a larger minority population, and affection for Trump make this SC race a better bet for the GOP win than GA-06 next door.
  37. profile
    One Millennial’s Attempt to Be the Youngest Congresswoman in HistoryAlexis Frank, a 26-year-old political novice, never considered vying for Congress — until she saw Hillary Clinton lose.
  38. South Carolina Special House Election: GOP Brawling and Slim Democratic HopesOn Tuesday, both parties will hold multi-candidate primaries for the seat formerly held by Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney.
  39. Confederate Flag Issue Making a Comeback in South Carolina Special ElectionA GOP candidate is attacking rivals for voting to remove the Dixie flag from the Statehouse grounds.
  40. Mark Sanford: Trump Threatened Primary Challenge for Vote Against TrumpcareThe South Carolina Republican hasn’t been shy about calling out Trump.
  41. Judge Declares Mistrial in the Case of Officer Who Shot Walter Scott in the BackThe jury could not agree on murder or manslaughter charges.
  42. Lone Juror Unwilling to Convict in Walter Scott Shooting CaseMichael Slager shot Walter Scott in the back, on tape. But one juror in South Carolina doesn’t believe that the former cop is guilty of anything.
  43. hurricane matthew
    Hurricane Matthew, Now a Category 1, Makes Landfall in South CarolinaSignificant flooding is still expected from the record rainfall and coastal storm surge.
  44. Creepy Clowns Are Still Terrifying People Across the SouthA Kentucky man in a clown costume was arrested for lurking near an apartment complex at 1 a.m.
  45. awful things
    U.S. Seeks Death Penalty for Dylann Roof in Charleston Church ShootingsBased on “the nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm.”
  46. the national circus
    The GOP Is Still in Denial About Donald Trump — and Ted Cruz, TooWishful thinking among the Establishment won’t change what South Carolina reaffirmed: Those guys aren’t going anywhere.  
  47. liveblog
    Liveblog: South Carolina and Nevada VoteWatch the results come in with Daily Intelligencer.
  48. civil rights
    Footage Emerges of Bernie Sanders Being Arrested at 1963 Antisegregation ProtestIt will surely bolster Sanders’s civil-rights record, which some in the Clinton campaign have recently called into question.
  49. today in donald trump
    Donald Trump Cites Bullets Dipped in Pigs’ Blood as Terrorism DeterrentHe was referencing a chain email hoax that started after 9/11.
  50. firearms collecting
    South Carolina Man Hoards Nearly 10,000 Stolen GunsAlso, 500 chain saws and a number of taxidermied alligator heads. 
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