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  1. Officer-Involved Shootings Surging In SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | FITSNews

    A surge in officer-involved shootings in South Carolina has the Palmetto State on pace to match its annual record in this unfortunate statistic. Meanwhile, a prosecutorial battle is reportedly brewing behind the scenes over who ultimately has discretion to handle these incidents.


  2. Henry McMaster's Death Penalty GrandstandingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | FITSNews

    As we noted yesterday , South Carolina's current death penalty debate is just silly and totally pointless from a practical perspective. The state's governor, Henry McMaster , held a press conference this week calling on lawmakers to pass a "shield law" enabling companies to anonymously sell the drugs used in performing lethal injections.


  3. South Carolina's Death Penalty DanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | FITSNews

    South Carolina governor Henry McMaster wants his state's legislative branch of government to pass a "shield law" allowing companies to privately sell the lethal drugs necessary to execute inmates. According to McMaster, an execution ordered by the state's Supreme Court to take place on December 1 cannot proceed because the state lacks the pharmaceutical cocktail necessary to perform it.


  4. Florence, Sumter Rank Among Poorest US Metro AreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | FITSNews

    Residents of Florence, South Carolina are represented by the most powerful man in Palmetto politics: State Senate president Hugh Leatherman . More than any other politician in the state, Leatherman sets the tone for how money is spent - and how laws are passed.


  5. Dems Rally For Archie ParnellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | FITSNews

    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and former 2016 presidential candidate Martin O'Malley are campaigning this weekend in South Carolina on behalf of Archie Parnell . Parnell is the Sumter, S.C. tax attorney who is running in this month's special election for the Palmetto State's fifth congressional district .


  6. SC-5: US Chamber Endorsement Sparks UproarRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | FITSNews

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce - which has come to epitomize the free-spending, crony capitalist "Republican" status quo in Washington, D.C. - is weighing in on South Carolina's fifth congressional district. Before we into that, let's take a look at an advertisement the group's political action group is running on behalf of S.C. speaker pro tempore Tommy Pope ., one of two "Republican" finalists in the runoff election for the seat vacated earlier this year by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney .


  7. SC-5: Sheri Few Will Vote For Ralph NormanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | FITSNews

    It's not an endorsement per se , but social conservative activist Sheri Few says she will be casting her vote in next week's "Republican" congressional runoff election for former S.C. Rep. Ralph Norman . That's according to Few's campaign which finished a disappointing fifth in last week's first round of GOP balloting for the Palmetto State's fifth congressional district.


  8. SC-5: A Curious Tommy Pope EndorsementRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | FITSNews

    As our readers are well aware, we declined to issue an endorsement during the contested "Republican" primary for the South Carolina fifth congressional district. "This website tries, wherever possible, to pick worthy candidates to endorse in high-profile elections ," we noted at the time.


  9. SC-5: No EndorsementRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | FITSNews

    This website tries, wherever possible, to pick worthy candidates to endorse in high-profile elections . It's getting harder and harder to do that, though.


  10. SC-5: Top Democrat Wanted To Run As "Republican"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | FITSNews

    Archie Parnell - the leading Democratic candidate in a South Carolina special election for the U.S. Congress - originally planned on going to Washington, D.C. as a "Republican." Especially not in South Carolina, where the GOP-controlled legislature is the very embodiment of "tax and spend" fiscal liberalism.


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