Politics

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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One of Donald Trump's earliest and strongest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, survived an unusually tough challenge from a political newcomer on Tuesday, saving Trump from embarrassment by winning a primary contest that tested anew the Republican president's clout within his own party.

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Thousands of Trump supporters gathered Monday to see the President and attend a campaign rally for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general to sue the Trump Administration over its family separation policy, alleging that it violated constitutional rights and arguing that the President’s executive order meant to reverse the policy doesn’t adequately fix the issue.

Bouchra Idlibi of Charlotte brought her children to a protest of the travel ban in January. She said she's a Syrian-American.
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Muslims and immigrant advocates in North Carolina reacted with dismay Tuesday to news that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's executive order limiting travel from a group of primarily Muslim-majority countries.

Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Travel Ban

Jun 26, 2018
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The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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President Donald Trump's appearance in South Carolina last night was billed as a campaign rally for Governor Henry McMaster before today's Republican primary runoff against challenger John Warren.  Trump did call McMaster to the stage briefly, but the event mostly was a chance for the president to tout his own achievements before a crowd of faithful supporters.

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The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on North Carolina's case on partisan redistricting for now.

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President Donald J. Trump will join South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster at a campaign rally in Columbia Monday evening. McMaster is facing John Warren in a Republican primary runoff, which will take place on Tuesday.

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Transgender plaintiffs who think the compromise that replaced North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" is still discriminatory are heading back to court.

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The North Carolina House is expected to take up two overrides of Governor Roy Cooper's vetoes today.

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