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Three states still defy court rulings allowing gay marriages

Three states still defy court rulings allowing gay marriages

The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay…

Right-wing stalling still hampers gay marriage in some states

Right-wing stalling still hampers gay marriage in some states

Brianna Watts and Rachel Duncan hoped that this time it would be different — this time the clerk behind the counter wouldn’t say no. Three months ago, the Greenville, South…

Faith raises its ugly, intolerant head in S.C. primary

Faith raises its ugly, intolerant head in S.C. primary

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s six Republican primary challengers frequently and loudly question whether he’s conservative enough. But, in a deeply religious state, they haven’t questioned his faith. Graham’s opponents have…

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council member to win the GOP nomination for…

Romney opens up big lead in South Carolina

Romney opens up big lead in South Carolina

Uh. Oh. Bad news for the “Occupy Mitt Romney” movement.  The candidate who is supposed to be in trouble after a close call in Iowa still holds a huge lead…

Could be the worst winter the South ever thaw

Could be the worst winter the South ever thaw

It could be days before icy, treacherous conditions improve for areas of the South hit by a wintry blast that sent cars sliding off the road, emptied grocery shelves and…

Tea Party’s diverse agenda could be a problem

Tea Party’s diverse agenda could be a problem

South Carolina tea party activist Sunny O’Donovan plans to travel to Washington in January to personally witness the swearing-in of her new congressman, Jeff Duncan, who was elected with the…

Democrats cut deal to avoid leadership battle

Democrats cut deal to avoid leadership battle

House Democrats averted a messy leadership struggle, clearing the way for Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer to become second in command of their new minority without a challenge from South Carolina…

McConnell says banning pork ain’t that easy

McConnell says banning pork ain’t that easy

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell says banning pork-barrel projects known as “earmarks” from congressional legislation is more complicated than it appears but that he is willing to consider such a…

Trends to watch after the polls close

Trends to watch after the polls close

How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.…

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