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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he'll take heat over immigration reform

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is wading into the immigration thicket again, less than six years after a titanic battle over the same issue left the Seneca Republican badly bruised and on the losing side. | 01/30/13 07:27:41 By - James Rosen

Bipartisan group of senators lays out sweeping immigration plan

A bipartisan group of eight prominent senators Monday laid out an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s patchwork immigration system that would balance tougher border enforcement with creating a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants and new opportunities for seasonal farmworkers to gain legal status. | 01/28/13 18:07:04 By - By James Rosen and William Douglas

Turning tide? Lawmakers look to Pentagon for budget cuts

As another debt-deal deadline looms this winter in Congress, an unusual alliance of lawmakers has joined forces to put the Pentagon budget under greater scrutiny and to end the almost carte blanche status it enjoyed in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. | 01/28/13 00:00:00 By - By James Rosen

South Carolina celebrants join inauguration

Dick Harpootlian, the head of the South Carolina Democratic Party, had something he wanted to share with President Barack Obama at the White House just before the president’s inauguration Monday to a second term. | 01/21/13 17:29:00 By - By James Rosen

Sandy relief-package politics continue with Congress’ return

So far, federal funding efforts on Hurricane Sandy disaster relief have been one hard slog. No one knows that better than Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss. The lawmaker from the Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast has been singled out by the aggressive New York-New Jersey media scrum for having voted last week against a boost to the flood insurance program. | 01/11/13 17:36:15 By - By Maria Recio and James Rosen

S.C. Rep. Mulvaney says he and Boehner have cleared the air

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he and House Speaker John Boehner patched things up after the South Carolina Republican declined to vote last week for the Ohioan’s re-election to the chamber’s top post. | 01/11/13 13:23:19 By - James Rosen

Sen. Lindsey Graham might block Obama pick, Brennan, to head CIA

Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened Tuesday to block Senate consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA in retaliation for the Obama administration’s failure to provide more details about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. | 01/08/13 17:02:22 By - By James Rosen

S.C. Rep. Mulvaney's non-vote on Boehner draws attention

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney declined Thursday to support giving U.S. Rep. John Boehner a second term as House speaker, joining 11 other Republican lawmakers who protested the Ohioan’s leadership. | 01/04/13 12:45:14 By - James Rosen

Sen. Tim Scott’s swearing-in caps historic rise

Tim Scott of South Carolina was sworn into office Thursday on a historic day that saw him become the first African-American United States senator from the South since Reconstruction and the upper chamber’s only current black member. | 01/03/13 18:16:48 By - By James Rosen

Norm Dicks' decades in Congress brought a lot of money back to home state

Pentagon chief Leon Panetta strode into the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill, surrounded by military officers in dress-green uniforms with rows of medals on their chests. | 01/03/13 13:52:15 By - James Rosen and Les Blumenthal

Most of S.C. delegation opposes fiscal cliff deal

Sen. Lindsey Graham was the only Republican member of South Carolina’s congressional delegation who voted for the last-minute package to avert a fiscal cliff, saying Congress had to act to prevent catastrophic consequences. | 01/02/13 17:22:15 By - By James Rosen

Outgoing S.C. Sen. Jim DeMint shook up Washington

For his first eight years in Washington, Jim DeMint was like most members of Congress – relatively quiet, fairly innocuous and pretty much unknown outside his state. | 12/24/12 07:34:40 By - James Rosen

EPA building to be named after Bill Clinton

Fourteen years after his impeachment, former President Bill Clinton is about to get a big building named after him in Washington. | 12/20/12 18:02:43 By - By James Rosen

GOP leaders, conservative groups hail pick of Scott to replace DeMint

Prominent Republicans and leading conservative groups on Monday cheered the choice of Rep. Tim Scott to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint as South Carolina’s junior senator. | 12/17/12 18:33:11 By - By James Rosen

Potential new S.C. senator, if chosen, would be promotion of significance

Rep. Tim Scott likes to say that his political ambitions depend on what God has in store for him. | 12/07/12 19:18:01 By - By James Rosen and William Douglas

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