How to watch the South Carolina primary results

CBSN South Carolina is Joe Biden’s contest to lose, as candidates face their fates with the voters in South Carolina on Saturday. It’s also the final contest before Super Tuesday.  Biden is leading in the polls, but the latest CBS News poll in the state has Bernie Sanders just a few points behind him, with…

2020 Daily Trail Markers: South Carolina primary eve edition

2020 presidential campaign spending nears $1B After months of phone/text-banking, door-knocking, and politicking from Democratic presidential contenders, South Carolina voters will cast their final votes Saturday in the state’s Democratic primary. Two months into 2020, after three states have weighed in, Bernie Sanders has emerged as the frontrunner, winning both Nevada and New Hampshire, and…

A checkup on Mike Pence’s public health record

When President Trump announced Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence will lead the administration’s response to the coronavirus, he said Pence “has a talent for this.” But some public health experts have raised alarms not only about Pence’s lack of medical training, but also his history of questionable and sometimes false statements on health and science issues.Before…

UC grad students fight for a livable income

Update: Soon after the publication of this story, the union representing University of California graduate students said in a press release that at least 54 graduate students at University of California Santa Cruz who were striking received termination letters. This story has been updated to reflect that change. At the University of California, San Diego,…

Sanders and Bloomberg slam Trump over coronavirus

Sanders slams Trump at rally Bernie Sanders is shaming President Trump Friday for rallying in South Carolina on the eve of the Democratic primary, rather than addressing the burgeoning crisis caused by coronavirus. “Everybody knows there is a coronavirus spreading all over the world,” Sanders said, at an event in St. George, South Carolina, Friday.…

Harley-Davidson CEO out at struggling motorcycle maker

Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich is leaving the struggling motorcycle maker. The Milwaukee company announced Friday that Levatich will leave his chief executive post as well as his seat on Harley’s board of directors. Board member Jochen Zeitz will become acting president and CEO while a board search committee is formed and Harley hires an outside…

Trump nominates John Ratcliffe to be intel director

President Trump has nominated Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to be director of national intelligence, he tweeted Friday afternoon. A source close to the process told CBS News “the choice of John Ratcliffe has been in the works for weeks, and the congressman is honored for the opportunity to serve POTUS and protect the…

South Carolina’s open Democratic primary means Republicans can vote, too

When South Carolina voters cast their votes in the state’s Democratic primary Saturday, registered Republicans will also be able to show up and vote. Here, the state’s primaries are open, which means all registered South Carolina voters can participate in either party’s primary regardless of political affiliation.  The South Carolina Republican Party announced in September that it…