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If you vote, vote smart

...them still are incarcerated. Let's be on the lookout for the next con man (or woman) trying to worm into Columbia County politics.Suppose you voted for someone and then find out later that he or she had multiple bankruptcies, or has to carry a firearm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-12/if-you-vote-vote-smart
Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

...Atwater's donations came from a fundraiser in Alexandra, Va. Byars said donors represented the "who's who of Republican politics." The fundraiser last month followed the endorsement of her late husband's boss, former President George H.W. Bush...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/spearman-leads-sc-superintend
Wilson report shows he refunded excess donations

...Commission.Two of the 15 refunded contributions explained by that quirk were from Breibart.Quinn, a veteran of South Carolina politics, said even he wasn't aware of the seven-day rule. It doesn't make sense, he said, that donations deposited the day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-11/wilson-report-
Sandberg back with new 'Lean In' for graduates

...her first U.S. interview about the new book. She also addressed those rumors that she might be interested in a future in politics, and the continued debate over the word "bossy." (The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.) AP: The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-12/sandberg-back-new-lean-graduates
Timothy Bradley wants to leave no doubt this time against Manny Pacquiao

...is fighting both Bradley and the widespread perception that he has lost his competitive fire, becoming more interested in politics and compassion than the brutal business of boxing.Pacquiao and his trainer, Freddie Roach, insist HBO's pay-per-view...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-11/timothy-bradley-want
How SC students will be tested next year unknown

...then. He said he's not defending Smarter Balanced but thinks the poor handling of the issue, driven by election-year politics over Common Core opposition, is confusing educators across the state.The Education Department has not yet decided how it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-04-13/how-sc-students-will-be-t
Museum plans to renovate for modern display

...display, Jakab said.Beyond the museum's focus on science and technology, it will add more stories about the people, politics and business behind aviation and space achievements, said curator Robert van der Linden. Curators have even redefined what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-12/museum-plans-renovate-modern-displa
Obama has sold us out

...more bent on destroying the United States than President Obama.Through deed and blather, there is a strong stench of rotten politics coming from the White House on a daily basis. The lack of leadership and scandal after scandal are the distractions that have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-07/obama-has-sold-us-out
Power to the people

...speech and money are inextricably bound in politics. It takes money to run a campaign...the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows that 14 of the top 25 political...In 2012, the Center for Responsive Politics said only 2,972 donors maxed out to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-07/power-people
Messing up MOX

...been rightly suspected from the moment President Obama's 2015 budget abandoned the 60-percent-completed project that politics, not costs, were at play.If the goal is to appease anti-nuclear environmentalists and punish a conservative-voting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-09/messing-mox