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Senate leaders reach bipartisan budget deal

Bipartisan Senate leaders reached an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping spending deal that would raise caps on military and domestic spending, increase the nation’s debt limit, fund disaster relief efforts around the nation and include long-term funding for community health centers.

Biden on Trump: 'He's a joke'

Responding to a White House comment that President Donald Trump was joking in calling State of the Union attendees who didn't clap for him "treasonous," former Vice President Joe Biden said of the president: "He's a joke."

Tax Reform in DC Helping SC

West Columbia, SC (WOLO) ---Congressman Joe Wilson says recent tax reform passed in Washington is yielding results right here in the Midlands. Monday morning Wilson stopped by Mooneyhan's auto service in West Columbia to congratulate him on his recent expansion…

Trump says released Republican memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that a controversial Republican memo alleging abuses of government surveillance powers at the FBI and Justice Department"totally vindicates" him in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo was written by Republican staff of the House Intelligence Committee and released…

SC Gov Hopeful Accused of Being Slavery Sympathizer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Republican running for South Carolina governor has been accused of sympathizing with the Confederacy after making comments to a college crowd. Democrats on Friday took Catherine Templeton to task for telling a crowd at Bob…

Marguerite Willis announcing run for South Carolina Governor

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) - Marguerite Willis is set to announce her official candidacy for governor of South Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 1 at noon. Willis will be accompanied by her husband, former Florence Mayor Frank Willis, along with friends, neighbors…

GOP Rep. Gowdy, former chair of Benghazi panel, to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy says he will not run for re-election and will "instead be returning to the judicial system." Gowdy is chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform…

Carolina Day at the State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- The State House will turn Garnet and Black Wednesday for Carolina Day at the Statehouse. According to USC officials, the annual, one-day event, lets lawmakers know that state support is vital for the University of South Carolina…

State of the Union coverage and Democratic Response

WASHINGTON D.C. (WOLO) - President Donald Trump stood before Congress asking leaders of our country to come together to deliver for the American people. The President kept a positive tone…

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