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Carter: Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of trying to appeal to racists in South Carolina. “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing,” he…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Colbert Super PAC urges South Carolina to vote for Herman Cain

The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC has released a new TV ad in South Carolina that urges people to vote for Herman Cain in the upcoming Republican primary. The 30-second ad states that the people of South Carolina are frustrated with the current selection of Republican candidates.…

WATCH LIVE: South Carolina tea party convention

The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition is holding its first convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday. Watch live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 15, 2012.  …

Romney takes a hit from the Christian right

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney hit a roadblock Sunday in South Carolina as Christian conservative leaders coalesced behind Rick Santorum in the race for the presidential nomination. A group of 155 Christian evangelical leaders from around the country endorsed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, Saturday after holding…

Romney opens 21-point lead in South Carolina: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened a wide lead over his rivals in the South Carolina primary election race, trouncing Newt Gingrich and gaining momentum in his march toward the party’s nomination, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, could all but quash his…

South Carolina woman calls Perry ‘homophobic’ and ‘racist’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was greeted at a restaurant in Anderson, South Carolina with a tremendously-backhanded compliment. A young woman who posed for a photo with Perry on Monday told him it was “good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you,” according to Politico. Perry’s response? He smiled…

In South Carolina primary, a fundraising showdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The obscure groups behind the spending spree in the race for the Republican nomination for president are about to take it up a notch. Super PACs, the fundraising giants that have already reshaped the campaign by spending millions of dollars for ads on TV, radio and websites,…

White House blocks South Carolina voter ID law

In a move with significant implications for the 2012 elections, the Obama administration on Friday blocked a South Carolina voter ID law from taking effect because of concerns that it would have a disproportionate effect on minority voters. The law, which was passed last spring by the South Carolina state…

Gingrich supporters cheer Confederate flag in South Carolina

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made it clear at an event in Columbia, South Carolina Friday that they were for the Confederate flag but against allowing HIV-positive people to enlist in the military. At a town hall lunch event, a young black man stood up to ask the…

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