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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chair

Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has been elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, grabbing the reins of the political wing of the party and emerging as a key figure in the party's opposition to President Donald…

2017 Could be the Oscars' Most Political Show

For decades, going to the movies has given people a two-hour escape from the daily news cycle. But at the Academy Awards -- the pinnacle event in Hollywood -- winners on occasion have used the platform to bring attention to political issues.

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds, After WH Uses Them

Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticism of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.

Priebus Urged FBI to Dispute Trump-Russia Report

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus made a personal appeal to a top FBI official to dispute reports that multiple senior members of President Trump's campaign communicated with Russian agents during the 2016 election, senior White House officials confirmed to ABC News on Friday.

Revised Immigration Plan

President Trump rolls out a revised immigration policy that's promises to be even tougher on those in the country illegally.

House Vote Clears Path for Medical Marijuana Debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - A bill legalizing medical marijuana could be facing some changes as it gains support in the State House. A house panel voted 3-0 on Tuesday after hearing dozens of…

Businesses Support Road Bill that Proposes Gas Tax Increase

COLUMBIA, S.C (WOLO)- Leaders of businesses like Nephron Pharmaceuticals, BW Mitchum and Michelin North America say they unanimously stand behind House Bill 3516 which lays out a funding plan to fix state roads. Michelin…

Trump Names Lt. Gen. HR McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced today that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is his new national security adviser. This comes after Trump's first NSA, Michael Flynn, resigned after misleading the vice president about his contacts with Russia. Trump made the announcement…

Memorial Service for SC Rep. Joe Neal Sunday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Services have been set for State Representative Joe Neal, age 66, who passed away Tuesday. The longtime lawmaker who Governor McMaster calls a “compassionate force” was known for being a strong voice for concerns in Richland County…

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