Actually, Barbara Comstock Has Taken the Lead on Combatting Sexual Harassment

Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post took time recently to accuse Republicans, specifically Representative Barbara Comstock of Virginia and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina of sounding "altogether too complacent, too passive and too resigned" to Roy Moore's failed U.S. Senate candidacy. Moore, of course, spent the last several weeks giving conflicting answers in response to accusations that he is a child molester.

Tax Reform Could Hinder Spartanburg Development, Housing Projects

Dec. 06 --Redevelopment work in the city of Spartanburg's downtown and some of its most challenged neighborhoods could be put at risk if certain financing tools get the ax under pending federal tax reform bills. The legislation could eliminate federal historic tax credits and new markets tax credits, which have been used in Spartanburg over the past few years for economic and community development.

McConnell turns to antagonist to help pass tax package

Reporters get an update from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., a member of the Senate Budget Committee, as Republican senators gather to meet with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. McConnell turned to one of his harshest antagonists to help pass the most sweeping tax package in more than three decades.

Senators debate likely effects of GOP tax plan

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Tim Scott face off against Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders at CNN's tax reform debate on November 28, 2017. WASHINGTON -- While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle debated Tuesday evening over the likely ramifications of the GOP tax bill.

Top Dems pull out of White House meeting after Trump attack

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., center, head to the Senate floor for votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday evening, Nov. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are scrambling to change a Republican tax bill in an effort to win over holdout GOP senators and pass a tax package by the end of the year.

President Trump Won’t Campaign for Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate Race


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President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday. Despite public statements in which he raised doubts about the accounts of women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, Trump will not to travel to Alabama on Moore's behalf, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's plans publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

President Trump Won’t Campaign for Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate Race


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President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday. Despite public statements in which he raised doubts about the accounts of women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, Trump will not to travel to Alabama on Moore's behalf, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's plans publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Trump chooses agenda over Moore outcry

President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.

GOP Senator On Roy Moore: ‘I Want To Be On The Side Of Right’

Republican senators on Sunday continued to distance themselves from alleged sexual predator Roy Moore, while President Donald Trump reiterated his implicit support of the Alabama GOP Senate candidate. WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Sunday continued to distance themselves from alleged sexual predator Roy Moore, while President Donald Trump reiterated his implicit support of the Alabama GOP Senate candidate.

Trump Sticks With Moore as Republican Senators Want Him Gone

President Donald Trump doubled down on his call for Alabama voters to defeat Democrat Doug Jones, even as Republican senators want Roy Moore, their party's nominee in the state's U.S. Senate race, to drop out amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The president avoided endorsing Moore by name in two fiery Twitter postings on Sunday before a final Thanksgiving holiday morning at one of his golf courses in South Florida.

WH: Trump not stumping for Moore due to ‘discomfort’ with bid new

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide, the White House says. Ultimately, Trump doesn't know who to believe following decades-old allegations made one month before the Dec. 12 election, according to his aides.

Trump not campaigning for Moore due to ‘discomfort’ over sexual misconduct claims


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President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the Dec. 12 election even if that could mean ceding the seat to a Democrat and narrowing the GOP's 52-48 Senate edge.

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to boxes of petitions supporting the Republican tax reform bill that is set for a vote later this week as he arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tue... WASHINGTON - Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to boxes of petitions supporting the Republican tax reform bill that is set for a vote later this week as he arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tue... A Congresswoman at a hearing on sexual harassment said a friend of hers confided that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staff member. A Congresswoman at a hearing on sexual harassment said a friend of hers confided that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staff member.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a member of the Senate Finance Committee,…

The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for deep cuts in their tax legislation. Senate Republicans showed Tuesday they're intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate, and the idea was endorsed by scores of GOP lawmakers in the House.

Moore Threatens Lawsuit Over Story That Threatens Campaign

Alabama Republican Roy Moore says a lawsuit will be filed over the newspaper report carrying allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago and that neither Democrats nor Republicans want to see him win a special Senate election. While pressure to quit the race four weeks before Election Day intensified from within the Republican Party, Moore assured supporters Sunday night at a Huntsville, Alabama, gym that the Washington Post story was "fake news" and "a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign."

Senate Republicans unveil their own tax plan

Senate Republicans released their own version of a tax plan Thursday, and it varies just enough from the House's bill to set the two chambers up for a dramatic showdown over tax policy in upcoming weeks. The Senate tax bill includes more individual tax brackets than the House bill as well as fully repeals the state and local tax deduction, which has become a must-save item for moderate Republicans in the House.

Black leaders offer to give Kelly a history lesson after Civil War a compromisea remarks

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. Kelly told Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview that aired Oct. 30, 2017, that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was "an honorable man" and applying current thinking on social issues to figures in history is "very, very dangerous."

GOP senators call on ATF for new bump fire stock guidance

At least 12 of the weapons found in Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room were outfitted with bump stocks, which allowed the semi-automatic weapons to mimic the gunfire of automatic ones. - Nine Republican senators sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Friday asking the agency to review its policy on bump fire stocks, a firearm accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire more like automatic ones.

Taxpayers might face choice of property tax, home deductions

Homeowners would be forced to choose between two popular tax deductions - one for local property taxes, the other for mortgage interest - under a potential compromise that House Republicans are considering as they craft the evolving tax revamp. The nearly $6 trillion tax overhaul plan being pushed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress promises to retain the deduction of mortgage interest from federal income taxes - a cherished tax break used by about 30 million Americans that supporters say is a catalyst to home ownership.

Fall o’ the Leader? House Urges McConnell’s Ouster

If anyone's ready to turn the page on September, it's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . The last few weeks haven't exactly been kind to the Kentucky senator, who watched his own party set fire to the latest GOP health care repeal, blew millions of dollars on a losing effort in Alabama's Senate runoff, and got blamed for all of it by Donald Trump.

Trump signs resolution condemning hate groups

President Trump on Thursday signed a resolution condemning white supremacists and hate groups, hours after reviving his assertion that there were "bad dudes" among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. "You know, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also," the president told reporters aboard Air Force One, sparking another round of criticism that the president has failed to adequately condemn hate speech.

Trump repeats controversial remarks over Charlottesville violence

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday repeated his controversial remarks that there was "blame on both sides" in the deadly white supremacist demonstrations in August. The remarks came only one day after Trump met with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, the lone African-American Senate Republican who publicly criticized Trump's position on the Charlottesville incident for giving comfort to white supremacists and the KKK.

Trump says he was right about Charlottesville

President Donald Trump on Thursday revived his assertions that he thought there were "bad dudes" among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. Trump latest comments came one day after he met in private with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate's lone black Republican, at the White House.

President Trump Once Again Says There Were ‘Bad Dudes on the Other Side’ in Charlottesville


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President Donald Trump sparked another controversy on Thursday when he reiterated his belief that people resisting white supremacists were just as much to blame for violence as the His comments came when describing a meeting on Wednesday with South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone African American Republican in the Senate, who had sharply criticized the President's response to the events in Charlottesville.

Senate Republicans throw another health care Hail Mary

Republicans have been searching for eight months now to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That effort effectively died on the floor of the Senate in July when the party couldn't get 51 votes do little more than punt the serious health care policy questions to a conference committee.

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Friday rejected the idea that he would soon join the Trump administration as energy secretary. Manchin told a town hall crowd at the West Virginia State Fair on Friday that he wonA t leave to join President TrumpA s cabinet, a Senate aide confirmed.

‘The president is becoming more isolated’: Trump’s Charlottesville…


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President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville may be driving a wedge between him and Republican lawmakers, according to policy analysts, and his influence over their plans may be waning. Trump's muddled response to violence from neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville in the past few days took another turn on Tuesday when he blamed "both sides" for the violence and criticized people who did not think his initial response on Saturday was adequate.

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But the president's initial response quickly appeared outdated when a Dodge Charger plowed into pedestrians, killing one woman, and injuring at least nine others. Just over an hour later, during televised remarks about a bill signing that had already been on his daily schedule, Trump addressed the intensifying situation in Charlottesville, which had been steadily covered on cable news outlets throughout the day.

Some South Carolina Democrats say news of Joe Biden’s visit adds to…

The announced Charleston visit from former Vice President Joe Biden has excited many of the state's Democrats about the possible presidential run they were denied in 2016. Biden will speak before an influential black audience next month in what is the first high-profile visit from a potential 2020 presidential candidate in this early primary state with more appearances from others being expected, despite the election being three years away.

Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, joined by, from left, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks to re... WASHINGTON - Lawmakers scattered for their summer recess Thursday, leaving behind a slim record of achievements and a steaming President Donald Trump. The president is angry about what the Republican-led Congress couldn't do - repeal Obamacare - as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russia sanctions bill he detests.

SC Connections Academy celebrates talented graduates

More than half of South Carolina Connections Academy's 2017 graduating seniors plan to attend two- or four-year colleges at institutions including Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University, Columbia College, Emerson College, Furman University, Purdue University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of South Carolina and Savannah College of Art and Design, while 10 percent plan to further their education through vocational training. In total, the school's graduating seniors have secured more than $1.4 million in scholarship funds a testament to their academic success.

President Trump says House health care bill was – mean’

President Donald Trump did not pressure Republican senators to rush a new draft of the health care bill at a Tuesday meeting, sources say, but instead lamented the saga that took place on the House side, and said the bill that passed in in the lower chamber was "mean" and the Senate bill should be more "generous." "He wasn't prescribing deadlines, because I think he recognized what happened in the House wasn't good, and he wants to make sure that we have a process that proceeds in an orderly way," said Sen. John Thune, R-SD, who attended the meeting at the White House.

The Latest: Pence says Trump will deliver on economic agenda

Gov. Kim Reynolds, left, and Sen. Joni Ernst wave to the crowd as Reynolds takes the stage during the governor's Inaugural Celebration hosted by the Republican Party of Iowa, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The unofficial inaugural event raises money for the Republican Party, a strategic move that highlights the GOP's focus on the upcoming midterm election and Reynolds' anticipated gubernatorial run.

South Carolina editorial roundup

Proponents of legislative reforms to improve South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act didn't get everything they had hoped for in the bill that passed on the last day of the session. But the bill came close, and it should be regarded as a victory for open government and citizens' ability to gain access to public information.

Trump claims witch hunt, says hea s most hounded leader ever

Brimming with resentment, President Donald Trump fervently denied on Thursday that his campaign had collaborated with Russia or that he'd tried to kill an FBI probe of the issue, contending that "even my enemies" recognize his innocence and declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history. Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, he said no and then added concerning the allegations and questions that have mounted as he nears the four-month mark of his presidency: "I think it's totally ridiculous.

Democrats predict backlash for GOP

The House voted Thursday to narrowly approve a Republican-drafted measure that would eliminate numerous provisions of the Affordable Care Act - the first step toward keeping one of President Trump's campaign pledges and a victory for GOP lawmakers who have long railed against Obamacare, as the ACA is commonly known. Eyeing a victory, a jubilant Trump tweeted during the vote that, if successful, Republicans would gather for "big press conference at the attractive Rose Garden of the White House" immediately afterwards.

Acosta sworn in as 27th US labour secretary

Vice-President Mike Pence has sworn in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labour secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking Friday comes after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes.

Corps employs at-risk youth, vets to make low-income homes in Charleston area more energy efficient

Tanya Witlin, who works with AmeriCorps South Carolina, conducts a skills session with veterans and at-risk youth in the Sustainability Institute's Energy Conservation Corps participants. David Quick/Staff Chris Lisinski, who served both military and contractor roles in Afghanistan, was among the first participants in the Veterans Conservation Corps in 2015 and is now the program manager.

Education advocates question grade inflation in AP courses

Jeremy Noonan, an education advocate with Citizens for Excellence in Public Schools, spoke during the Douglas County Board of Education meeting Monday night about grade inflation in Advanced Placement courses and how it negatively impacts student achievement. Grade inflation in Advanced Placement courses and below par scores by students who take the course were addressed by two members of the advocacy group Citizens for Excellence in Public Schools Monday night during the Douglas County Board of Education meeting.

SICK. Pelosi Won’t Condemn Dem Lawmaker’s Crude Bl*wjob…

Democrat Congressman, Cedric Richmond in Louisiana disrespected Kellyanne Conway by making a crude 'joke' about her looking 'familiar' on her knees in reference to the picture of her kneeling on the couch in the Oval Office. Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond made a crude joke about White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday night during the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner.

Republicans will finally show Obamacare plan

After years of haranguing Democrats for Obamacare's shortcomings and running dress rehearsals to repeal it, Republicans this week may finally lay down a specific and actionable plan to scrap the Affordable Care Act and face the praise as well as the consequences. "We're working through the final details of this," Rep. Kevin Brady, a Republican from Texas and the House Ways and Means Chairman told Fox News Saturday.

Trump signs executive order on black colleges

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be "an absolute priority for this White House." HBCU presidents are hoping Congress will bolster Trump's actions to strengthen the schools with dramatically increased funding in the upcoming federal budget.

‘Don’t repeal Obamacare, improve it’: Republicans face wrath…

Republicans members of Congress, away from Washington for the Presidents Day week, are getting an earful as constituents have come out in force to voice displeasure for some of the party's policy positions, particularly the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa held an event on Tuesday in which constituents voiced concerns about losing coverage if the law better known as Obamacare is repealed.

President Trump Can’t Stop Talking About the Election


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But President Trump has taken the practice farther than most, reminiscing about his unexpected campaign win and recounting his exact Electoral College margin at unexpected times. "I also want to thank Senator Tim Scott for joining us today - friend of mine, a great, great senator from South Carolina," he said.

Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, House Assistant Minority Leaser James Clyburn of S.C speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed bafflement and dismay on Feb. 16, after President Donald Trump asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with them.

Labor nominee Puzder faces uncertainty as confirmation hearing looms

Four Republican U.S. senators have not yet said whether they will support labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, raising suspense about whether he will survive an initial confirmation hearing this week. The four senators - Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Johnny Isakson of Georgia - all sit on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, which will on Thursday hold the first confirmation hearing for Puzder, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Labor Department.

Diversify this

Along with his remarked-upon shortfalls in diplomacy, nuance, finesse, rationality and often good manners, our 45th president has also been docked for his diversity shortfall. This means he is surrounded by too many persons of pallor and of masculinity, in other words, by white males.

Lessons from a Lovefest

You can learn a lot from one largely overlooked confirmation hearing. And WWE mogul Linda McMahon's confirmation hearing Tuesday morning-she's been selected to run the Small Business Administration-was nothing if not largely overlooked.

Under DeVos, Education Department likely to make significant shift on sexual assault

Accompanied by Sen. Tim Scott and former senator Joe Lieberman, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, appears before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing on Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017. The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary underscored the likelihood of a significant shift in federal policy on sexual assault in college.

Nets Hype Dems Testifying Against Sessions Over Racism Allegations

On Tuesday, the network morning shows were thrilled by the prospect of Democratic lawmakers testifying against Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions during the confirmation hearing for the Donald Trump cabinet pick. However, none of the broadcasts bothered to recall that those same Democrats once eagerly worked with the Alabama senator on civil rights issues.

Sen. Scott: Justice Thomasa story should be told at African American Museum

South Carolina's first African American U.S. senator has asked the Smithsonian Institution to reconsider their omission of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas from the exhibits in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. I was saddened and extremely disappointed to learn that the museum excluded the celebration of one of the nation's most influential African Americans and preeminent legal minds Smithsonian officials did not have any immediate comment on the request for Sen. Tim Scott .

The Haley Effect: How governor’s new U.N. job shakes up S.C. politics

Gov. Nikki Haley was supposed to leave the Statehouse when her second and final term in office ended in January 2019. Haley's confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations could come soon after President-elect Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration - setting off an early seismic shift in the Palmetto State from the next legislative session to the 2018 governor's race to the upcoming presidential elections.

Gov. Nikki Haley picked to become UN ambassador, sources say

President-elect Donald Trump is picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, The Post and Courier has learned. The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina's first female and minority governor.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan took center stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night and spoke of unity, for the GOP and the country. "Let the other party go on and on with its constant dividing up of people," said Ryan , further dividing up people.

Trump’s implosion might be blessing in disguise for GOP

In the hours that have followed the revelation that Trump has used vulgar and aggressive language about women in 2005 - a moment caught on a live mic and likely not the last of similar instances to flow from opposition research against him - the least traditional presidential candidate in American history was felled by an American political tradition: the dreaded October surprise. From the sidelines of soccer fields to college football game tailgates in southwestern Pennsylvania, supporters of both Trump and Clinton had plenty to say about the revelation that, 11 years ago, Trump said something very vulgar about a woman.

South Carolina party chairs beat vitriol with friendship

In this Sept. 8, 2016 photo, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison and his GOP counterpart, Chairman Matt Moore, laugh after a recent voter education forum in Florence, S.C. In a year of intense polarization and partisanship and in a state known for its rough-and-tumble politics, Harrison and Moore actively work to cut through the partisan bull, while still supporting their parties' candidates.

Races about Race

His latest-telling African Americans that they are doing lousy so "what the hell have you got to lose?" is his way to promisea nothing. He has no legitimate policy changes he swears he will implement to change black youth employment numbers Trump will do very well with uneducated white voters in former slave states, supposedly.

Koch network refusing to help Trump

From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation's most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, host of the exclusive weekend retreat, did not mention Trump by name as warned that political leaders are giving "frightening" answers to America's challenges.

Justice Dept. reviewing police response to nightclub rampage

California's secretary of state is expected to certify the results of the June primary election, when an estimated 8.5 million people, or 47.6 percent of registered voters, took part. The government is preparing to release a once-classified chapter of a congressional report about the attacks of Sept.

Man dead after exchanging gunfire with Baltimore officers

Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots near an apartment b... Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots near an apartment building fatally shot a man who fired at them with an "AR-15-style" gun, authorities said early Friday. Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots near an apartment building fatally shot a man who fired at them with an "AR-15-style" gun, authorities said early Friday.

Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP Sen Scott gives floor speech on race

In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott, one of just two black members of the U.S. Senate and the only black Republican, said July 13 he has been repeatedly pulled over by law enforcement and was once even stopped by a Capitol Police officer who apparently did not believe he was a senator.

Scott, Clyburn to co-host panel with Charleston shooting families at Capitol

Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Jim Clyburn will co-host a panel discussion on racial reconciliation at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday evening, joining survivors and family members of victims of the Charleston shooting a year ago. Scott, South Carolina's junior Republican Senator and Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, will speak about the bipartisan civil rights pilgrimage they led to South Carolina in March with the Washington-based nonprofit Faith and Politics Institute.

GOP leaders: Whites unaware of challenges facing black Americans

Following one of the most tense weeks between police and black communities in recent history, several prominent Republicans said most white Americans don't understand the challenges that come with being black in America. While the lawmakers did not go as far to endorse the positions of activists who protest against racism and police brutality, the politicians acknowledged that many black Americans have a different lived experience.

Sen. Scott proposes revoking Hillary Clintona s security clearance

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., center, whose investigation led to the revelation of Hillary Clinton's private email server while secretary of state, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, July 7, 2016, to question FBI Director James Comey, who was to testify before the House Oversight Committee to explain his agency's recommendation to not prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email setup as secretary of state.

GOP scrambles to distance itself from Trump on Orlando

Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover Tuesday from Donald Trump's inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential peril for the GOP. Republican hopes are fading for a new, "more presidential" Trump as the party's divisions around him grow ever more acute.

S.C. Democrats: Trump is a ‘threat’; withdraw your endorsements

South Carolina's top Democrat is calling on elected Republicans to rescind their endorsements of Donald Trump, saying Wednesday that the presumptive GOP nominee is a racist and xenophobe, in part due to his race-based attacks on a Hispanic judge. During a news conference, party Chairman Jaime Harrison said that, while he respects Republicans and their party, he doesn't understand how officials including Gov. Nikki Haley can condemn Trump's divisive rhetoric, yet say they still feel he's the best choice to be president.