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BRACK:   Is Washington reaching a political tipping point with Trump?

BRACK:   Is Washington reaching a political tipping point with Trump?

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |   Are congressional Republicans in Washington reaching a tipping point over the continuing political theater and water-tortured presidency of Donald Trump?

If recent public comments by prominent South Carolina Republicans are any indication of the diminishing stature and respect in which Trump is held in Washington, then the president should be worried.  Despite his party’s control of Congress, the hyper-sensitive, Twitter-impaired Trump can’t seem to climb out of a Washington swamp of his own making to be a player in promoting his agenda.  For the first time in my lifetime, the president seems like a B-team sideline player watching a game being played on a muddy field in the rain.  None of it is pretty.

by · 07/14/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
Scott, at podium, discusses formation of the Senate Opportunity Caucus at a Capitol Hill press conference in September.

BRACK: Common sense holds Scott will stay in Senate

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Perhaps the best job in the world for anyone passionate about policy and politics is to be a United States senator.

It pays well. You get to travel. You become part of an exclusive club where you can actually do big, meaningful things. You learn about a lot of different topics. And it can be a special kind of wonky fun, despite long hours, politicking, fund-raising and endless meetings.

by · 12/02/2016 · Andy Brack, Commentary
BRACK:  Time to start thinking deeply about state’s 2018 leadership

BRACK: Time to start thinking deeply about state’s 2018 leadership

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | News that President-elect Donald Trump is considering S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster for prominent roles in his administration highlights how we need to start thinking now about who we want to lead South Carolina in the future.

With the 2016 elections over, Haley is considered a lame duck as her second term as governor ends in two years. As a rising minority star in the Republican party, it’s natural that Trump’s team would look for a big role for Haley, who met Thursday with Trump for what was called “a good discussion,” by a spokesman. “She is very encouraged about the coming administration and the new direction it will bring to Washington.”

by · 11/18/2016 · Andy Brack, Commentary
SCORECARD: From Joe to Kevin to Trey to Ken

SCORECARD: From Joe to Kevin to Trey to Ken

The week’s score for Joe Riley, Nikki Haley, Kevin Shwedo, Margie Bright Williams, Trey Gowdy, Ken Burger.

by · 10/23/2015 · Features, Scorecard
SCORECARD: From flag removal to Gowdy to Harrell

SCORECARD: From flag removal to Gowdy to Harrell

This week’s Scorecard: Thumbs up for flag removal poll numbers, Planned Parenthood. In the middle on slow movement for child protections, Trey Gowdy. Down for Bobby Harrell, General Assembly and the storm.

by · 10/02/2015 · Features, Scorecard