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President Joe Biden

  • President Biden plans to address the nation today following the bipartisan approval of legislation that raises the debt limit. The Senate approved the legislation Thursday night, avoiding a U-S default that could have come as soon as Monday. Stay with SC Public Radio for special coverage of Biden’s speech from NPR News, starting at 7:00 p.m.
  • Black voters in South Carolina rescued Joe Biden's bid for the presidency during the 2020 Democratic primary, and he rewarded them by moving the state to the head of the party's nominating calendars in 2024. But interviews two years into his presidency with more than a dozen Black voters representing a variety of ages and backgrounds reveal mixed views, especially between older and younger voters. Those conflicting views in South Carolina, a state that was pivotal to Biden's ascent in 2020, provide an early snapshot of the opportunities and challenges the president will have to navigate with a core Democratic constituency as he seeks a second term.
  • South Carolina State Sen. Marlon Kimpson is leaving his legislative post more than a year early to take an appointment in the Biden administration. The departure makes Kimpson the latest in a string of South Carolina Democrats taking positions in the administration as the state prepares to hold the nation's first Democratic presidential nominating contest of 2024. The Charleston Democrat told The Associated Press Sunday he would step down from the Senate later this year to focus on his role on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
  • Today at 11:00 a.m. - President Biden is delivering remarks in Poland on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Biden on Monday made a secret visit to Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a show of U.S. support.Watch live video, here...
  • Tuesday, Feb 7, at 9:00 p.m., NPR's live Special Coverage of the State of the Union Address and Republican response will be hosted by Ari Shapiro, with National Political Correspondents Mara Liasson and Don Gonyea, White House Correspondent Scott Detrow, Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen, Chief Economics Correspondent Scott Horsley, and Congressional Correspondent Deirdre Walsh.Listen to NPR News' coverage on all stations of SC Public Radio. You can watch the addresss, live, here...
  • President Joe Biden has pardoned six people who've served out sentences after convictions on a murder charge and drug- and alcohol-related crimes. Those granted pardons include an 80-year-old Ohio woman convicted of killing her abusive husband about a half-century ago and an Arizona man who pleaded guilty to using a telephone for a cocaine transaction in the 1970s. The other people pardoned are from South Carolina, Florida and California.
  • President Joe Biden says Democrats should give up "restrictive" caucuses and move to champion diversity in the order of their presidential primary calendar. His recommendation deals a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process. In a letter to the rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee, Biden does not mention specific states he'd like to see go first. But he's told Democrats he would like to see South Carolina moved to the front of the calendar, according to three people familiar with his recommendation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. He recommends that Michigan and Georgia move into the first five states.
  • Three coastal counties in South Carolina have been declared disaster areas from damage from this fall's Hurricane Ian, allowing people to get federal money for repairs and assistance. President Joe Biden approved the disaster declaration this week for Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties after a request from Gov. Henry McMaster.
  • NPR News will offer live coverage during All Things Considered, at 4:00 p.m. EST. Listen on all SC Public Radio Stations.