South Carolina

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint Resigns
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a favorite among tea party activists, is resigning to take the helm of a conservative think tank. DeMint’s Washington office confirmed Thursday that the South Carolina politician is stepping down to become president of the Heritage…
A Win Under Belt, Gingrich Lands In Firing Line
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fresh off his big South Carolina win, Republican Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Monday as the volatile GOP presidential contest shifted to Florida. Chief rival Mitt Romney sharpened his attacks on the former House speaker, calling him “erratic” a…
Gingrich Rising In SC, But In Time To Edge Romney?
EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday he’s still the best conservative alternative to Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, brushing aside a report saying that a vote canvass in Iowa shows Rick Santorum ended up edging Romney in the stat…