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Biden +20 Over Warren In New South Carolina Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 20-point lead against the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field in the crucial primary state of South Carolina as the Palmetto State emerges as a firewall for his campaign. Biden has the support of 37 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning registered voters, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got 17 …

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Republicans Sue SC State GOP Over Canceled Primary

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Two Republicans, one of them former congressman Bob Inglis, have sued the S.C. Republican Party over its decision to cancel its GOP presidential primary next year. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state court in Richland County, alleges the party scrapped its 2020 election contest illegally and violated party rules and state election law. The …

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New Polls: Joe Biden Far Out Front In SC, Tied In NV

CNN reports: Our first CNN/SSRS polls of the South Carolina Democratic primary and Nevada Democratic caucuses show two very different races. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a large 37% to 16% advantage over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in South Carolina among likely Democratic primary voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 11%. No one else gets above 5%. This …

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South Carolina GOP Votes To Cancel 2020 WH Primary

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: The South Carolina Republican Party executive committee voted almost unanimously Saturday to forgo their GOP presidential primary next year, clearing the way for President Donald Trump to receive all of the state’s nominating delegates without contest. With his enduring popularity among South Carolina Republicans, Trump’s bid to become the state’s GOP nominee for the …

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Dorian Hits Category 3 Again As South Carolina Braces

CNN reports: As Hurricane Dorian continues moving up the southeastern US coast, South Carolina was feeling its effects Thursday morning. The storm had lost some of its strength after hitting the Bahamas. But it intensified again into a Category 3 storm Wednesday night, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The city of Charleston …

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Joe Biden +19 Over Field In New South Carolina Poll

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden tops the field of Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina, carrying a double-digit lead over his closest rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), according to a new poll of Democratic voters in the Palmetto State. The survey showed Biden registered 36 percent among South Carolina Democratic voters. That’s more than …

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LIVE VIDEO: South Carolina Democratic Convention

South Carolina’s The State reports: Nearly all of the Democrats running for president are in Columbia Saturday where they will get a chance to make their pitch to voters. Twenty-two candidates are expected to speak at the S.C. Democratic Party Convention, and 20 will take the stage at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund presidential forum, the first of its kind …

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South Carolina Dems Ban All Networks But MSNBC From Live Convention Airing, 21 Candidates To Speak

The Washington Examiner reports: In a first, only one TV outlet — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks. C-SPAN, which has never been denied live coverage of a state convention in the network’s 40 years, has reluctantly …

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Fritz Hollings, Dem Senator For 38 Years, Dies At 97

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, the charismatic and quick-witted former U.S. senator and South Carolina governor who became one of the state’s most important national political figures, died early Saturday after a period of declining health. He was 97. “Our father, Fritz Hollings, was dedicated to his family, the United States Senate and the people …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: HHS Grants Waiver Allowing Foster Care Agencies To Reject LGBTs And Non-Christians

South Carolina’s The State reports: A federal agency Wednesday granted Republican S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s request for a waiver to allow the state Department of Social Service to license faith-based child-placement agencies. The waiver, issued by the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services, enables the Upstate’s Miracle Hill Ministries to continue its foster-care program, which caters to Christian families. …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: State GOP Willing To Cancel 2020 Primary To Protect Trump From Republican Challengers

The Washington Examiner reports: The South Carolina Republican Party could cancel its marquee presidential nominating contest in 2020 in a move to protect President Trump from any primary challengers. Drew McKissick, chairman of the South Carolina GOP, said he doesn’t anticipate Trump would face a primary challenge. But McKissick would pointedly not rule out canceling the primary, indicating that that …

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South Carolina Player Wins $1.6B Lottery Jackpot

CBS News reports: One winning ticket was sold for the record Mega Millions jackpot of what turned out to be just under $1.6 billion. The winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina. South Carolina Education Lottery spokesperson Holli Armstrong told CBS News officials aren’t releasing the address yet of the outlet that sold the winner — or even the city …

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Four Dead As Florence Batters Carolina Coast [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed. As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and …

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Trump To Visit Areas Affected By Hurricane Florence

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: President Donald Trump is planning to visit areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week, though his exact plans are not yet finalized. “The President is expected to travel to areas affected by the storm early to middle of next week, once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts. …

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80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence will slow down, performing an agonizing crawl through the Carolinas and Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of early Wednesday evening, Florence was centered 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwestward. Hurricane Florence continues to expand in size. Hurricane-force winds now …

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Hurricane Florence Forecast To Shift South [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence is forecast to move slowly through the Carolinas and Southeast through this weekend and will cause catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of Wednesday morning, Florence was centered more than 500 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-northwestward. Florence is being steered toward the coast of the …

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Millions Brace For Record Category 4 Strike [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence will lash the Carolinas beginning late Thursday as an intense Category 4 hurricane with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the East Coast. Tuesday morning, a hurricane watch and storm surge watch were issued for the entire coast …

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South Carolina Gov Orders Mass Evacuation Of Coast And Charleston, One Million Affected, Eight Counties

South Carolina’s The State reports: S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. Eight counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As many as a million …

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Mandatory Evacuations Begin In Advance Of Florence

The Weather Channel reports: As Hurricane Florence’s threat to the Carolinas and Virginia became clearer, authorities and residents ramped up storm preparations Monday – including the first mandatory evacuations. Along North Carolina’s Outer Banks, all residents and visitors on Hatteras Island were ordered to evacuate starting at noon Monday, according to Dare County Emergency Management. The state’s barrier islands are …

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Florence On Track To Slam Carolinas At Category 4

The Washington Post reports: Hurricane Florence is tracking toward the East Coast with inevitability rarely seen in storms several days away from landfall. While forecasters were careful to cite “high uncertainty” in recent days, their tone changed after watching the storm’s eventual path barely shift from what they had considered to be a worst-case scenario. Monday morning, as the storm …

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