South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.
A South Carolina mother who contracted a rare flesh-eating bacteria infection days after giving birth to twins is being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital Thursday, now that she has been upgraded to good condition, hospital officials said.
Tropical Storm Alberto, meandering off the coast of South Carolina, was expected to stay offshore, and forecasters Sunday canceled a tropical storm watch for coastal areas.
The state of South Carolina told a federal court in the nation's capital Tuesday it has a right to require voters to present a photo ID at the polls, despite opposition from the Obama administration's civil rights lawyers.
Newt Gingrich won Saturday's South Carolina GOP presidential primary, marking a stunning turnaround for a candidate who finished fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire and whose campaign had been left for dead -- again -- by observers just weeks ago.
All presidential primaries matter, but some matter more than most.
At first glance, South Carolina would seem to be in pretty bad shape.
On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, John Avlon debunks many of the stereotypes about South Carolina and its voters.
We're in the thick of the South Carolina Republican Primary, and all the ugly old stereotypes are being deployed as shorthand for one very beautiful state.
For eight consecutive presidential campaigns, from Ronald Reagan's in 1980 to John McCain's in 2008, the winner of the Republican primary in South Carolina went on to win his party's nomination. Not surprisingly, the Republican presidential candidates have begun shaping their appeals to South Carolina voters well before the primary in New Hampshire.
In recent days, the South Carolina Republican primary has been referred to as the Super Bowl, ground zero and even "Armageddon." This hyperbole has been matched by the outrageous amount of money being spent here on political TV advertising: $11.3 million.
Saturday's South Carolina primary should be all about the economy.
At his campaign events, Newt Gingrich -- the veteran politician who now sees himself as an unlikely political underdog -- blasts the theme song from the 1984 film "The Karate Kid."
Republican voters in South Carolina are being barraged with campaign ads and more. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
For most of 2011, South Carolina was the forgotten stepchild of the Republican race.
South Carolina tea party loyalists aren't rolling out the red carpet for Mitt Romney. CNN's Joe Johns reports.
A federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina blocked Thursday parts of the state's anti-illegal immigration law approved by the legislature last summer.
Justice Department officials pressed their campaign against an immigration law in South Carolina on Monday, saying the measure passed there this summer unconstitutionally pre-empts federal authority.
South Carolina state senators passed a bill Thursday that would make it a crime to create fake immigration documents, not to have one's immigration card or give a false identification.
The FBI and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating possible civil rights violations in the case of a sheriff's deputy who was captured on video beating a handcuffed inmate with a baton.
Voters in three states head to the polls Tuesday, and in one of those states history might be made:
About a mile past the Bountiful Blessings Church on the outskirts of Spartanburg, S.C., make a right turn. There, tucked into an industrial court behind a row of sapling cherry trees not much taller than I am, past a company that makes rubber stamps and another that stitches logos onto caps and bags, is a brand-new factory: the state-of-the-art American Yuncheng Gravure Cylinder plant. Due to open any day now, it will make cylinders used to print labels like the ones around plastic soda bottles. But unlike its neighbors in Spartanburg, Yuncheng is a Chinese company. It has come to South Carolina because by Chinese standards, America is darn cheap.
Split comes after he admits affair with a woman from Argentina
Four people, including a 12-year-old, died when an Amtrak train hit their car in Hardeeville, South Carolina, an official said Tuesday.
An altercation between a South Carolina high school student and a school resource officer ended tragically Friday with the student dead of a gunshot wound and the officer hospitalized after being stabbed.
Investigators believe the serial killer blamed for five deaths in South Carolina died in a shootout with police in neighboring North Carolina on Monday, a South Carolina state police official said.
Additional evidence found with a man shot to death by police further links him to the shooting deaths of five people in upstate South Carolina, authorities said on Tuesday.
A 15-year-old South Carolina girl who was shot earlier this week by a man authorities say fits the description of a serial killer has died, police said Saturday.
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.
South Carolina authorities have located a 555-pound teenager and his mother, who faces a charge of violating a custody order, police said Thursday.
A Sheriff's Deputy comments on finding an overweight teen who was apparently taken from his home by his mother.
The cause of a South Carolina wildfire that has charred about 19,600 acres appears to be a yard debris fire, the head of the state's Forestry Commission said Friday.
It's not easy to find a job in South Carolina these days.
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.
Big games are scheduled in the state playoffs of Ohio and South Carolina this weekend. In Canton, Ohio, battle-tested St. Ignatius (Cleveland) will face Cincinnati's Elder. Meanwhile, Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) plays Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), which is seeking redemption for a regular-season loss.
The playoffs are upon us in Ohio, but South Carolina hosted last week's biggest upset. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), which was previously ranked No. 6, fell to Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) 35-28.
Federal agents swept through a chicken processing plant Tuesday, detaining more than 300 suspected illegal immigrants, sending panicked workers running and screaming through the hallways
A South Carolina program aimed at cutting drug costs by giving doctors unbiased data is even winning over conservatives
An ad campaign aimed to lure gay tourist dollars stokes a furor in the Palmetto State
CNN's Alina Cho reports on two controversial dashcam videos from South Carolina.
Former President Bill Clinton defended his role in his wife's presidential campaign in South Carolina, disputing claims he made race a campaign issue.
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Here is the transcript of Sen. Barack Obama's remarks after he won the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks in Columbia, South Carolina, after winning the state's Democratic primary.
Hillary Clinton speaks in Nashville, Tennessee, after losing the South Carolina primary to Barack Obama on Saturday.
Charles Bierbauer of the University of South Carolina joins CNN's Stephen Frazier for a look at Obama's primary win.
Sen. Barack Obama sought Sunday to use his South Carolina victory to expand his appeal, saying the first Southern primary reflects what Americans are looking for.
Even as voters in South Carolina headed to the polls Saturday to deliver a beat down to Sen. Hillary Clinton for Sen. Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton continued to stoke the racial fire, hoping an ember would ignite his wife's campaign and lead it to victory.
Sen. Barack Obama claimed a significant victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday, telling supporters "we are hungry for change."
The Democratic presidential hopefuls face their first contest in the South on Saturday.
CNN's Jessica Yellin has a one-on-one interview with John Edwards on the campaign trail in South Carolina.
The Democratic presidential candidates made their closing arguments to South Carolina Democrats on Friday in the 24 hours before voters head to the polls.
After a week of at times bitter campaigning, Sen. Barack Obama faces a crucial test of his support from within the party Saturday as South Carolina Democrats head to the polls in a race that features black voters for the first time this presidential primary season.
You can't turn on a 24-hour news channel or your nightly news this week without seeing a feature on African-American women voters. It makes sense, being that the South Carolina Democratic primary is only one day away and African-American women will make up approximately one-third of the voters.
Hillary Clinton has returned to South Carolina to make her final push before the state's Saturday primary.
Bill Clinton is fired up as he criss-crosses South Carolina to campaign for his wife. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
A prominent supporter of Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday compared Bill Clinton's appeals for his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, in South Carolina to the tactics used by a former Republican strategist that are infamous within Democratic circles.
Bill Clinton says media focus on clash with Obama is 'stealing' election from American people.
The top three Democratic presidential candidates face off in a Monday night debate in South Carolina, with the hearts and minds of African-American voters on the line.
South Carolina's GOP primary is a sweet victory for John McCain. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Saturday's results in Nevada and South Carolina did little to establish a clear front-runner in either party's race for presidential nominee.
Wolf Blitzer talks to CNN en Espanol's Juan Carlos Lopez on the importance of the Hispanic vote in Nevada for Democrats.
Arizona Sen. John McCain claimed a significant victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, coming out on top in the state where his first bid for the White House foundered in 2000.
John McCain addresses his supporters after his decisive victory in South Carolina's GOP primary.
Arizona Sen. John McCain gained an important victory Saturday in the South Carolina Republican primary, but exit polls indicate he made few inroads into the conservative heart of the Republican Party.
Republican presidential candidates seeking a win in South Carolina's primary -- and an edge in what so far has been a wide-open race -- were hoping voters would head to the polls despite bad weather.
Voters will head to the polls and caucus sites Saturday in South Carolina and Nevada, contests that could propel two candidates to front-runner status in this year's wide-open presidential races.
The GOP presidential hopefuls have their eyes set on South Carolina, which hosts the South's first party nominee contest Saturday.
CNN's John King reports on the Republican front-runners' different campaign tactics in conservative South Carolina.
CNN's Dana Bash looks at the GOP presidential candidate talking about improving the economy.
Reacting to criticism by his own party that he is too liberal, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is highlighting his conservative, evangelical Southern credentials to South Carolina primary voters.
South Carolina residents receive Pro-Huckabee phone calls attacking other GOP candidates. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports.
For Saturday's primary, the GOP candidates are reframing the issues and shoring up their conservative credentials
Mitt Romney's much-needed Michigan win leveled the Republican presidential campaign's playing field.
Almost a half century ago, the state of Michigan put an auto industry executive named George Romney on the political map. On Tuesday evening, it may have put his son's presidential campaign back on track.
Both John McCain and Mike Huckabee may have a hard time keeping their promise not to go negative in the state's primary
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Dana Bash about his campaign and Thursday's debate.
It's win or go home time for Fred Thompson, and he finally appears to be responding to the challenge by shedding his laid-back campaigning style and aggressively attacking his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
Former Sen. John Edwards, a native of South Carolina, is riding a bus across that state to recapture the glory from his 2004 win there and boost his struggling presidential campaign.
Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are locked in an intense battle to win South Carolina voters.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the democrats' battle for South Carolina.
If experience were the only qualification, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson would be a shoo-in for president.
The "firewall" primary state could create problems for John McCain -- and an opportunity for Mike Huckabee
MikeHuckabee.com takes the lead as the most-visited candidate web site. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has shot to the top of a new poll in South Carolina, leading Republican presidential candidates in the key Southern state.
Mike Huckabee has capitalized on his Iowa surge and roared to the front of the Republican pack in South Carolina, largely on the strength of social conservatives frustrated with the crop of candidates.
Fred Thompson stood in the middle of a gun shop in Greer, South Carolina, this week, trying to sum up the Republican race for the White House.
Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, usually the home of the University of South Carolina football team, is getting ready for Oprah Winfrey and Sen. Barack Obama.
A bus taking a group of friends to Florida for a holiday cruise ran off the interstate and into trees early Monday, killing the driver and injuring 30 passengers, South Carolina police and a bus company employee said.
South Carolina's Democratic primary is shaping up to be a tight race, but one candidate seems conspicuously absent from the campaign trail in barbecue country -- the front-runner.
Three front-runners for the Republican nomination brought three very different campaign styles to South Carolina this week, ping-ponging around the Palmetto State trying to win over the crucial mass of primary voters still unsure about which Republican is the "real" conservative in the race.
CNN's John King looks at the campaign strategy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in South Carolina.
He is the methodical tortoise of the Republican field, and well aware conservative South Carolina could prove the defining test.
Funnyman Stephen Colbert's presidential campaign is apparently no joke.
Three of the college students killed in a house fire Sunday at a North Carolina beach house graduated from the same Greenville, South Carolina, high school, according to local reports.
Police release the 911 calls from a fatal beach fire, plus one student speaks about his escape.
The owner of a North Carolina beach house where seven college students died in a weekend fire said Monday that his family's "lives were just changed forever" by the tragedy.
In the key primary state where John Edwards won big in 2004, he's dropping in the polls. What's gone wrong?
Like many prominent African-American leaders in South Carolina, state Sen. Robert Ford supported John Edwards in the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.
In South Carolina, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's campaign is fond of pointing out their boss' Southern-fried heritage.
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