January 21, 2012 In South Carolina one wedding party found a political backdrop for their big day.
January 21, 2012 The third major contest of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign is being held today in South Carolina and we'll be live blogging as the news comes in, starting around 6 p.m. ET. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.
January 20, 2012 In South Carolina, comedian Stephen Colbert and former GOP candidate Herman Cain joined forces at an event dubbed the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally."
January 20, 2012 South Carolinans are so cynical about the sorts of things that happen in campaigns in their state that many chalk up the ABC News interview in which Marianne Gingrich said the former speaker asked for an open marriage as a dirty trick. That may be why many South Carolina voters seemed inclined to dismiss that story and move on.
January 18, 2012 Meet a mother of three who's decided to pack up her family and hit the campaign trail in South Carolina volunteering for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. She tells NPR's Melissa Block she hopes her home-schooled children learn from the experience.
January 17, 2012 Newt Gingrich criticized Obama for the growth in food stamps, calling him "the best food stamp president in American history." He later said that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history." We check it out.
January 17, 2012 While his rivals scored points against Mitt Romney, none seemed to do anything to upend his candidacy. So the former Massachusetts governor still seemed to have a good shot at winning South Carolina, a state which has voted for every nominee since 1980.
January 13, 2012 He's also given Comedy Central's Jon Stewart control of his SuperPAC. What high jinks will they get up to?
January 12, 2012 An Insider Advantage poll done for The Augusta Chronicle and The Savannah Morning News show Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in a statistical tie. Romney's support was put at 23 percent while Gingrich's was at 21 percent. The poll had a margin-of-error of 3.6 percent.
January 11, 2012 Ever since 1980, the state's voters have correctly chosen the eventual Republican nominee, who has invariably been the candidate the party's establishment types have chosen to rally around. It's not for nothing that it's called the South Carolina Firewall.
January 9, 2012 Candidates have gone into New Hampshire in the past with high expectations, only to be shot down, even if they won. Mitt Romney knows the Granite State is set with traps for his nomination.
January 4, 2012 South Carolina Republicans may not necessarily agree on who should be their party's presidential nominee, but they're fairly unanimous that the contest won't take a decisive turn until it reaches the Palmetto State. And Tuesday night's inclusive results in the Iowa caucuses, in which Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum could each declare victory, should do nothing to dispel that notion.