• Proposal would make guns with 'bump stocks' illegal in Columbia

    The Post and Courier , 11/16/17

    Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday devices that turn semi-automatic weapons into "mass murder machines" should be illegal, and he hopes a ban in South Carolina's capital city prompts similar moves nationwide.

    He torments Trump about Russia. Now, he’s coming to SC

    The State, 11/15/2017

    "S.C. Democrats will host U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a party conference in Columbia. Schiff is the top Democrat on the committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and that country’s potential ties to the campaign of President Donald Trump. Schiff has gained a national profile speaking out about Congress’s handling of the Russia investigation."

    5 things you don’t know about the Democratic candidates for SC governor

    The State, 11/03/2017

    With the Democratic primary in June, and the general election a year away, here’s a look at some things you may not know about the Democrats running for governor:

    Charleston consultant Phil Noble joins Democratic race for governor

    The Post and Courier , 10/10/17

    Charleston business and technology consultant Phil Noble is joining the race for South Carolina governor, giving Democrats a second committed candidate for 2018.

    Rep. James Smith becomes first Democrat to enter 2018 South Carolina governor's race

    The Post and Courier , 10/05/2017

    The 2018 South Carolina governor’s race finally has a Democrat.

    With four Republicans already running, state Rep. James Smith formally announced his candidacy Thursday, weeks after launching a website and opening a campaign spending account.

    South Carolina Democrat Archie Parnell Making 2018 Announcement

    Roll Call, 10/04/2017

    South Carolina Democrat Archie Parnell is set to make a “major announcement” on Oct. 9 in his hometown of Sumter about his 2018 plans, raising the likelihood that he will make another run for the Palmetto State’s 5th District.

    Parnell will also appear at a kickoff event for the York County Democratic Party in Rock Hill the same day.

    Trump's DACA decision leaves thousands of young South Carolina immigrants in limbo, fearful of deportation

    The Post and Courier, 09/05/17

    The federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy "changed everything" for Diana Brito, a 21-year-old immigrant from Mexico, who doesn't remember much about her passage to the United States. She was only 5, after all.

    President Donald Trump's announcement Tuesday to end DACA leaves the fate of some 787,000 undocumented youth, including about 6,400 in South Carolina, in limbo.

    S.C. Democrats push reform after nuclear failure

    The Post and Courier, 08/03/2017

    On Tuesday, SCANA Corp. briefed the Public Service Commission on its decision to halt construction on the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant in Fairfield County, S.C. Santee Cooper, a publicly held S.C. utility, and SCE&G backed out of the project, leaving their employees and contractors without jobs. A risky bet to improve the state’s base load capacity for power didn’t pay off.

    Unless you’re a SCANA shareholder or executive.