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Winthrop students dive into politics with RNC, DNC

For more than a month, some 30 Winthrop Students have taken a crash course in political conventions, and Thursday they wrapped up nearly two weeks of intense, hands-on study of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. All this week, the students were in Charlotte getting a hands-on look at what occurs behind the scenes at […]

RNC’s Steele on moving Obama’s speech: “It better rain”

Some familiar national faces are in Charlotte this week — although with the Democratic National Convention, you might question their attendance in a sea of the opposite political party. WRHI’s Andrew Kiel caught up with former RNC Chairman Michael Steele right after the announcement Thursday’s speech from President Obama would be moved to Time Warner […]

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SC Delegation gets (nearly) front-row seats for Obama’s speech

Tonight President Barack Obama will make his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The threat of thunderstorms prompted the party to move the speech from Bank of America Stadium to Time Warner Cable Arena. York County Councilman Bump Roddey, a South Carolina delegate at the convention, says it’s important to keep delegates and […]

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York County voters still seeking thrill of the DNC

York County residents are soaking in the fun of the DNC this week. Stephanie O’Rourke of Rock Hill says it’s great to have a national level event right in her backyard. O’Rourke says despite the fact that it’s already clear who the nominee is — there’s still some excitement around the convention. O’Rourke was joined […]

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SC’s Voter ID law gaining some steam among religious African Americans?

South Carolina Democrats are out in full force this week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. And while these party faithfuls may bleed blue — the Palmetto state’s conservative base is throwing twist into the Democratic platform. Bishopville native and online magazine editor Bee Bee Davis says that despite allegations the state’s proposed Voter […]

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DNC Coverage: 09/04/12 Alex Stone

ABC News Radio’s Alex Stone joins Andrew Kiel from the Democratic National Convention. Alex has covered a number of conventions, both Republican and Democrat, in the past and speaks about the significance the convention has on the surrounding community and its citizens. He also speaks to how some may define the convention a “success.” Podcast: […]

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DNC Coverage: 09/04/12 Susan Smith

Susan Smith of Pawley’s Island, S.C. speaks with WRHI’s Andrew Kiel. Susan is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and calls herself a “true liberal.” Susan says the she’s proud to have the Democratic Party pushing for social reforms including gay marriage, calling it the, “next civil rights movement,” in this country. Podcast: Play in […]

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