NEWS 4/19/16 10:18am

How a contested convention would run

GOP candidates require 1,237 delegate votes to win the national convention, and right now Donald Trump is in the lead, trailed closely by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). If Trump fails to reach the majority number to secure his nomination before the July convention, there’s a possible opportunity for delegates to vote for another nominee on the floor, prompting a contested convention. With the 2016 GOP convention just three months away, Trump, Cruz and Kasich are candidates to watch out for.

NEWS 4/13/16 8:48am

Islamophobia still exists among some

Within an hour of the March 22 Brussels attacks, #StopIslam started trending on Twitter. The trend reflected a larger societal issue in which innocent Muslims are targeted for the actions of a radicalized minority.

NEWS 3/9/16 2:14pm

Recognizing media bias in politics

Likely U.S. voters argue the media is biased against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump than it is against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted in December 2015.

NEWS 3/1/16 4:50pm

Immigration, healthcare major focus at latest Republican debate

Under constant pressure from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), businessman Donald Trump added more specificity to his rhetoric during the last Republican presidential debate in Houston. With immigration and healthcare dominating the discussion, Trump elaborated on how he would create a border and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump said the wall would cost around $10-12 billion and would stretch across 1,000 miles.

NEWS 2/18/16 12:48pm

Explaining the importance of South Carolina and Nevada

Throughout the course of the 2016 presidential election, heavy discussion has taken place concerning the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries. But while they are the first two states in which voters cast their ballots for their preferred candidates, South Carolina and Nevada are more reflective of the national electorate. Ninety percent of Iowa’s electorate and 94 percent of New Hampshire’s electorate is Caucasian, according to the United States Census Bureau.

NEWS 2/17/16 3:07pm

Justice’s death remembered at Republican debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. — With policy discussion lacking in Saturday’s Republican presidential debate, the most issue-driven exchange came at the start in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death announced earlier that afternoon. Debate moderator and “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked the candidates whether the decision to appoint a new justice should be left to President Barack Obama.

NEWS 2/13/16 8:55pm

S.C. Senator urges Millennials to consider bipartisan candidates

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sen. Lindsey Graham, on the campaign trail endorsing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said Saturday before the GOP Debate that Millennials need to consider how a commander-in-chief would cooperate with both parties when choosing a candidate to support. “If you can’t find a president who can work with both Democrats and Republicans, your generation is going to suffer,” he said. Graham, who ended his bid for the presidency in December, was in South Carolina this week campaigning with Bush. He spoke out about how front-runner and New Hampshire primary winner Donald Trump is the opposite of what conservatives stand for. “People on our side hate Obama.