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Native American rights in play while Iraq vet fights for 3-year-old daughter

An Iraq War veteran who says he mistakenly signed away his parental rights is trying to keep custody of his 3-year-old daughter. According to CBS News, Army National Guardsman Dusten Brown believed that he was signing over custody to his daughter’s mother when he sent a text message and signed…

Reports of push poll tactics emerge in South Carolina special election

Democratic operatives on Wednesday alleged that congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch had been targeted by a highly-misleading and sleazy push polls. Two women active in Democratic politics told the liberal blog Think Progress that they received such calls . The push polls, which are designed to mislead voters with a phoney…

Nikki Haley: ‘Women don’t care about contraception’

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday said that the Obama administration had made a mistake by mandating that health insurance cover birth control because “women don’t care about contraception.” During an appearance on ABC’s The View, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Haley how conservatives could make the case that…

South Carolina’s Republican lieutenant governor resigns in ethics scandal

South Carolina’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard resigned on Friday just before being indicted on seven counts of misusing campaign money. An hour after the indictment was announced, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation and a $5000 fine. He could have faced as much as…

ACLU urges court to block South Carolina’s voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union has urged a federal court to block a South Carolina voter ID law from taking effect because of concerns that it would have a disproportionate effect on minority voters. “South Carolina’s voter ID law is a prime example why the Voting Rights Act is necessary…

South Carolina bill would ban Sharia law

A South Carolina state House panel will consider a bill next month that aims to ban any foreign laws, including Sharia law. Similar attempts to ban foreign laws have been introduced in at least 20 states. Opponents have said that such laws address a non-existent issue and could actually discriminate…

Romney damaged, but has edge heading to Florida: analysis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s expected romp to the Republican presidential nomination turned into a long and hard slog on Saturday, and he leaves South Carolina as a damaged and suddenly vulnerable candidate. But beyond the take-back-our-country frenzy that Newt Gingrich was able to whip up among conservative voters in…

South Carolina primary

After not one, but two debates and a couple of weeks of candidates playing a game of “who can blow the hardest on the racist dog whistle?”, we’re finally reached the South Carolina primary. Honestly, in my mind, this is when it really starts. New Hampshire and Iowa aren’t representative…

WATCH LIVE: The 2012 GOP candidates react in South Carolina

Watch live video of the candidates’ speeches in the wake of the South Carolina primaries, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Gingrich declared the winner of the South Carolina primary

After failing to crack the top three in the Iowa caucuses or the New Hampshire primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) appears to have reaped the rewards of his anti-Bain Capital documentary and a massive social conservative backlash against former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) and won the primary in…

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