South Carolina

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Gardner Gets All Scientific for Rubio

“So what you’re saying right now is Marco wins?” (Screengrab)

Sen. Cory Gardner says Marcomentum is rolling through South Carolina and he has scientific proof. Ahead of Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary, the Colorado Republican freshman stars in a new ad for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in the form of a science lesson.  

The video shows “expert” Jeff Wragg from the College of Charleston’s department of physics at a whiteboard with Gardner.  

Polling Gets Sauce-y

What do you get when you combine BBQ sauce and presidential politics? (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When barbecue sauce and presidential campaigns come together, who knows what could happen. South Carolina, known for its great BBQ, inspired some interesting and unique questions.  

This weekend, Public Policy Polling surveyed 897 likely Republican primary voters and 525 likely Democratic primary voters in the Palmetto State. And, the 29th question on the survey introduced the topic: “Do you prefer mustard, tomato, or vinegar based barbecue sauce?”  

Haley Takes 'Good First Step' on National Stage

Haley solidified her position as a vice presidential contender in her Republican response to Obama's address Tuesday night. (Courtesy GOP.GOV)

On Tuesday night, South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley did what she was supposed to do in the Republican response to the State of the Union: Draw a contrast between President Barack Obama’s vision and what she said was America’s “chance to turn in a new direction.”

But most of her address was an implicit rebuke of GOP front-runner Donald Trump and some of the xenophobic rhetoric that’s animated the Republican presidential primary.

Watch Live: Gov. Nikki Haley Gives GOP SOTU Response

Haley will deliver the GOP response to Obama's final State of the Union address. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Nikki R. Haley, R-S.C., delivers the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

Coverage begins following the conclusion of Obama’s remarks.

Office Space: Joe Wilson's South Carolina Archive

Wilson poses earlier this month on the House steps with students from Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., recalls his first trip to Washington, D.C., while finding time to show off his array of plaques, pictures and mementos.

House Holds Moment of Silence for Charleston Victims (Video)

Scott spoke about the Charleston church shooting earlier Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

At 7:01 p.m., in the midst of a series of House votes, South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford led his colleagues in observing a moment of silence for the nine victims killed June 17 in the Charleston church massacre.  

Sanford, a former governor of the state, was joined on the floor by fellow South Carolina Republicans Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, who slipped over from the Senate after business had adjourned for the day.