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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…

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“Roar for ROAR”: Students Protest the End of ROAR Scholars

On Monday afternoon, a student-led demonstration took place in the Cistern Yard to protest the end of the ROAR Scholars program. Since 2010, ROAR Scholars has been providing “academic and advising support for first generation, low income and/or disabled students.” The program also coordinates an array of support services, service-learning opportunities and cultural events.  Approximately…

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Clinton responds to criminal justice criticism at Town Hall

“We are ready, we are ready, we are ready for Hillary,” the audience sung as they awaited Hillary Clinton’s appearance on stage. On Thursday evening, Clinton held a town hall event at the Royal Baptist Church Family Life Center in North Charleston, hosted by Sen. Marlon Kimpson. The Democratic primary will be held on Saturday,…

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Primary Breakdown: Trump Wins Big in South Carolina, Nevada Caucus Today

Donald Trump emerged victorious from the South Carolina Republican Primary on Saturday by a large margin, edging out other GOP candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz with roughly a third of all votes cast. The primary itself was a clean sweep, with Trump taking all 50 South Carolina delegates. Trump now takes a commanding 33 percent…

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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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Activists Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence Epidemic at Second Sunday

On Feb. 14, Second Sunday on King Street was full of the customary pink and red balloons, cookies and couples. However, one thing stood out as different. The lighthearted, bustling mood had a more somber counterpoint as the Southern Poverty Law Center’s activists raised awareness for an issue that has plagued South Carolina for decades….

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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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