Election 2016

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Gov. Haley To Endorse Rubio Ahead of Saturday’s Primary

The State reported earlier this afternoon that Gov. Haley will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio this evening ahead of Saturday’s Republican primary. Her support joins tat of prominent South Carolina Republicans Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. Rubio is currently polling third in South Carolina, behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The endorsement comes as somewhat…

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Bully Pulpit Series Brings Mike Huckabee to Campus

The Bully Pulpit Series—a collaboration between the Communication and Political Science Departments—had its debut at the College of Charleston in 2008. Since then, the series has hosted more than a dozen political functions such as town hall meetings, student debates and media events. Prominent guests include Governor Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama and Senator Ron…

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In Democratic Debate Sanders and Clinton Spar; O’Malley Gets No Airtime

With about two weeks until voting begins in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidates Sec. Hillary Clinton, Gov. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Martin O’Malley took to the debate stage in downtown Charleston on Sunday night, less than a block away from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church. After dropping two major policy announcements less than 24 hours before…

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Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley Pitch Their Message to Southern Democrats

Saturday night, on the eve of the DNC debate, Democratic Party leaders from all levels of government gathered in Charleston, S.C. for the annual First in the South Dinner, followed by Congressman Jim Clyburn’s famed fish fry rally. Presidential candidates Sec. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Dr. Willie Wilson spoke to…

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Trump, Cruz Clash in Thursday’s GOP Debate

It was another wild night for the GOP at Thursday’s debate in North Charleston, South Carolina. Candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, currently the front runners in Iowa, gave strong performances. CisternYard caught up with Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson before the debate. “I think Mr. Trump considers everyone in the race an opponent,” said Pierson….

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Fiorina, Santorum and Huckabee Debate Security, Leadership and Morality

At 6:00 on Thursday evening, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Gov. Mike Huckabee debated issues ranging from the economy and ISIS to gun control and the American family. The event, held at the North Charleston Coliseum, was the sixth GOP debate so far. These three candidates were the lowest-polling…

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Charleston Awaits Obama’s Last State of the Union and Candidate Invasion

As the nation prepares to hear President Obama deliver his final State of the Union address tonight at 9:00 p.m., Charleston residents are gearing up for a week at the eye of the campaign-trail storm. President Obama will give his seventh and final speech to Congress and the country tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET. Presidents…

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Semester in review : the top five stories you don’t want to miss

On the off chance you weren’t checking cisternyard.com in all your free time this semster, you may have missed some of the most noteworthy, record breaking, and influential news stories from August to December. But not to worry, below we’ve compiled the top five news stories from the semester that you do not want to…

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Marco Rubio speaks to the College about his 21st Century Strategy

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio spoke to a crowd of students and Charlestonians on Tuesday morning at Stern Center Gardens, presenting his ideas for what his campaign has termed the New American Century. Sen. Rubio opened by stating “this is not a normal election.” He framed November’s contest as a generational choice about what…

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