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  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 6, 2024: host Gavin Jackson talks with AP political reporter Meg Kinnard about the SC first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary won by Pres. Joe Biden on Saturday; a look at the latest on the Republican trail as we follow former SC Gov. Nikki Haley around the state, and expect to see former Pres. Donald Trump to visit sometime this week; and more!Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to share your thoughts about the topics covered on the show or just whatever's on your mind!You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also follow the show on Twitter @SCLedePod.
  • Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, became the fifth Republican presidential candidate to file for South Carolina's Feb. 24 GOP primary.
  • Eight Republican presidential hopefuls sparred in the first GOP debate over foreign policy, the former president and abortion restrictions after the S.C. Supreme Court upheld South Carolina's six-week ban.
  • Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is criticizing former President Donald Trump for being too friendly to China during his time in office while also warning that weak support for Ukraine would "only encourage" China to invade Taiwan. Haley said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday that Trump was "almost singularly focused" on the U.S.-China trade relationship but ultimately did "too little about the rest of the Chinese threat." Specifically, Haley noted that Trump failed to rally U.S. allies "against the Chinese threat" and that he had congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China.
  • June 13, 2023 — Reaction from South Carolina politicians to the indictment of former President Donald Trump; 2024 campaign trail updates; and more.
  • Former President Donald Trump is set to appear in a Manhattan criminal court for arraignment Tuesday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m.. A grand jury indicted him last week, making him the first former president to face criminal charges.District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, is expected to hold a press conference at 3:30PM ET. NPR plans to take this press conference live.Listen for special coverage from NPR News.Watch live video, here...
  • April 1, 2023 — Comments from South Carolina politicians about the historic indictment of former President Donald Trump; an in-depth look at several controversial bills moving through the state legislature; an update about Palmetto State roads; and much more.
  • In the first ever criminal case against a former president, Donald Trump has been indicted on charges involving payments made during his 2016 campaign to quash claims of two extramarital affairs. Prosecutors in New York focused on money paid to porn actor Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep the women from going public with claims that they had sexual encounters with him. Trump, who's running for the White House again in 2024, called the decision by a Manhattan grand jury to indict him "political persecution and election interference at the highest level."
  • Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador, announced her candidacy for president on Tuesday. She becomes the first major challenger to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination. The announcement, delivered in a video, marks an about-face for the ex-Trump Cabinet official, who said two years ago that she wouldn't challenge her former boss for the White House in 2024. But she changed her mind in recent months, citing, among other things, the country's economic troubles and the need for "generational change," a nod to the 76-year-old Trump's age.