Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.
Nikki Haley -- a 38-year old Indian-American state legislator who could become South Carolina's first female governor -- captured the Republican nomination in dominant fashion Tuesday, dispatching her opponent, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, by a more than 30-point margin.
Nikki Haley thanks supporters after winning a runoff to become South Carolina's first female GOP gubernatorial nominee.
President Obama's announcement Tuesday of loan guarantees for nuclear power plants may encourage new construction, but a problem still remains that has plagued atomic energy for decades: what to do with nuclear waste?
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the increasing political pressure on the Obama administration to address nuclear waste.
When South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford returned to the United States last June from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he had been having one last secret tryst with his Argentine mistress, he hopped in a vehicle driven by a former aide who had sped through the night to meet him at the Atlanta airport.
HLN's Joy Behar and her panel dish about John Edwards' sex tape, Mark Sanford, and "don't ask, don't tell."
Archie Manning: Super Bowl XLIV is Sunday in Miami, Florida. The New Orleans Saints will face the Indianapolis Colts, and it's the first time the Saints have been in the Super Bowl in the team's four-decade history.
In front of cameras and on the pages of widely promoted books, the wives of a few high-profile cheating husbands have been finding and broadcasting their own voices, a pronounced shift that has some who study infidelity applauding.
CNN's Larry King talks to former preacher Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle about forgiveness and their marriage scandal.
The public will get the other side of the story of the South Carolina governor sex scandal sooner, as the governor's estranged wife Jenny Sanford's memoir publishing date has been moved up.
Woods, Letterman, Gosselin, Edwards or Sanford - who was the sleaziest of them all?
Split comes after he admits affair with a woman from Argentina
Jenny Sanford, the wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, said Friday she is filing for divorce.
The wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says she is filing for divorce.
The South Carolina Ethics Commission has charged Gov. Mark Sanford with 37 counts of violating state ethics laws, according to a complaint released by the commission on Monday.
The COO of the Ashley Madison Agency, which helps people cheat, discusses his take on monogamy.
The chairwoman of the GOP in South Carolina is expected to seek a party resolution calling for the resignation of Gov. Mark Sanford, a source familiar with the plans told CNN.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford forcefully rejected his lieutenant governor's request that he resign for the good of the state Wednesday.
It is 2003; I sit eating a joylesss dinner as my pal Mamie attempts to soothe my wailing infant. She pats her back, she rubs her tummy, she sways, bounces, vibrates, runs water, hums softly, offers the kid a check for 1,700 bucks -- Mamie is nothing if not pragmatic (she's also smart, beautiful, and currently reading over my shoulder).
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, already under fire for an extramarital relationship, should be impeached for abusing state finances, a Republican state senator said Monday.
Appearing before reporters Tuesday to discuss the proposed Pass ID program, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford instead battled questions concerning his admitted extramarital relationship.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford deflects questions about his affair and his wedding ring.
If there's one thing Democrats and Republicans have in common, it's sex scandals.
Author Alex Wellen and therapist Tara Fields on how the latest political scandals impact marriage and family.
It's getting a bit cliché: An apologetic politician admits to the public that, yes, he too has been caught in a sex scandal.
Long before she was the sad-eyed First Lady of The Palmetto State, Jenny Sullivan Sanford was a well-respected investment banker at Lazard Freres. In fact, she could have been become a major dealmaker had she not put her career on hold to manage the political one of her husband, South Carolina's philandering governor Mark Sanford.
With South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford showing no sign that he plans to quit, only one option may be left for critics who want him gone: impeachment.
It was late December 2007, and all eyes were on South Carolina.
After nearly four hours of deliberation and multiple rounds of balloting, the South Carolina Republican Party voted Monday night to censure Mark Sanford for traveling overseas to visit his mistress -- but stopped short of calling on the governor to resign.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford left the Governor's Mansion on Friday to visit with his family in Florida, his office said.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on the political prospects of the S.C. governor as he battles calls for his resignation.
CNN's Candy Crowley and The State's Leroy Chapman discuss the latest developments in the Mark Sanford saga.
South Carolina Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd seemed to suggest Wednesday that the time had come for GOP Gov. Mark Sanford to consider resigning from office.
The attorney general of South Carolina on Tuesday asked the state law enforcement division to review Gov. Mark Sanford's travel records after the governor admitted to more visits with his mistress than previously disclosed.
It has been a rocky couple of weeks for the Republican Party as high-profile, traditional-values politicians have faced embarrassing sex scandals.
Gov. Mark Sanford says he exercised bad judgment when he visited his mistress during a government trip.
The woman with whom South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had an affair broke her silence Sunday long enough to say she wouldn't discuss her relationship with the now-embattled governor.
Gov. Mark Sanford is only the latest potential GOP presidential candidate to get in trouble.
Gov. Mark Sanford, who has admitted having an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman, met Friday with members of his Cabinet, saying he wanted to apologize to them personally.
Jenny Sanford said Thursday that her husband Mark Sanford's political career is "not a concern of mine" and that she'd be just fine -- regardless of whether their marriage survives.
Jenny Sanford says her husband's political career is "not a concern of mine."
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford spent Thursday with his family, a day after he admitted to having an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman, his office said.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's office is in damage-control mode Thursday, a day after the Republican governor tearfully admitted he's been having an extramarital affair.
Larry talks with his guests about South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission of an affair.
"Daddy," my 7-year-old daughter, Isabelle, asked me this morning at breakfast, "Who is Mark Sanford, and why is he on the news?"
Republican Mark Sanford apologizes for "a relationship with what started as a dear, dear, friend"
CNN.com's political team discusses the fallout from South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission of infidelity.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford visited Argentina exactly one year ago as part of a state-funded trade mission, according to a copy of the trip itinerary obtained by CNN.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford apologizes to his wife for having an affair with a woman in Argentina.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, just back from a secret trip to Argentina unknown to his staff or his wife, admitted Wednesday he has carried on an extramarital affair with a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told the woman with whom he was having an affair they were "in a hopelessly impossible situation of love" last year when he was thought to be under consideration for the Republican vice presidential nomination, according to e-mails obtained by The State newspaper.
Gov. Mark Sanford will return to his office Wednesday following widespread confusion over his whereabouts, a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican said.
Gov. Mark Sanford is set return to his office Wednesday following widespread confusion over his whereabouts, a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican said.
A South Carolina school bathed in national publicity still has no funding for a new facility. CNN's Drew Griffin reports
Federal education stimulus dollars are headed to South Carolina schools after a state Supreme Court decision settled months of heated political arguments, but educators say the money will have little impact on their budget woes.
South Carolina's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Gov. Mark Sanford must accept $700 million in federal stimulus money, ending the only formal effort by a governor to reject funding intended to jump-start an ailing economy.
Gov. Mark Sanford says the court decision to force South Carolina to take stimulus funds "impedes progress."
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford declared a state of emergency Thursday for a coastal county where a wildfire has consumed thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes.
Big money often spurs big battles. A month after President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus law, governors and state lawmakers are already fighting with Washington and each other about putting the money to use.
The White House has rejected South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's request to use a portion of the state's allotted federal stimulus funds to pay off state debt instead of spending it on government services or programs.
It's not easy to find a job in South Carolina these days.
Ty'Sheoma Bethea felt she had to speak up.
The United States faces a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse if it keeps "spending a bunch of money we don't have," South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday.
The Obama administration's efforts to help struggling homeowners will aid "responsible" borrowers, not deadbeats or speculators, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan said Sunday.
When a debate as important -- both in terms of policy and politics -- as the one currently rolling around our nation regarding the president's "stimulus" plan takes place, emotion often takes precedence over fact.
As the fight over President Obama's economic recovery package heats up, the two sides are beginning to define themselves with admirable clarity.
For all Americans, this election represents another glass ceiling broken, and in the words of my 16-year-old, "That's very cool." The election of the first black president is an inspiring and transformational moment for our country.
Governors and mayors disagreed Wednesday on whether the U.S. government should stimulate the economy by bailing out states with battered budgets.
CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano has the latest hurricane forecast.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officers have been caught on dash-cam video hitting African-American suspects with patrol cars, and using a racial epithet during at least one pursuit, a U.S. attorney said.
CNN's Alina Cho reports on two controversial dashcam videos from South Carolina.
One year to Election Day, and the struggling Republican Party is looking for much more than a new leader.
CNN's John King takes a look at the state of the Republican Party a year before the election of the next president.
Given the influence of social conservatives in South Carolina, the GOP presidential debate in Columbia Tuesday will be a key test for Rudy Giuliani, a former big-city mayor who supports abortion rights.
The State newspaper headline Monday sums up the sense of anticipation among South Carolina Republicans as they prepare for Tuesday night's debate involving their party's presidential candidates: "GOP looks for a standout."
Arnold Schwarzenegger's private office is in a commercial building in Santa Monica, and it bulges with manly-man props from the movies. It's a long way, then - in every way - from Theodore Roosevel...
A week after chlorine gas leaked from a train wreck and killed nine people in this mill town, officials will let about half the 5,400 residents displaced by the accident return home Thursday morning.
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