Nikki Haley http://kunc.org en S.C. Governor To Name Sen. DeMint's Replacement Today http://kunc.org/post/sc-governor-name-sen-demints-replacement-today Saying that her choice understands the business sector and is the "right U.S. senator for our state and our country," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley named Republican Rep. Tim Scott to replace the retiring Sen. Jim DeMint (also a Republican) at a noontime news conference today.<p>After asking those gathered at the state capitol to pause for a moment of silence to honor the victims of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn., Scott said he's honored and excited "for many, many reasons."<p>First elected to the House in 2010, the 47-year-old Scott will be the only African-American in the Senate. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 37756 at http://kunc.org S.C. Governor To Name Sen. DeMint's Replacement Today Health Exchange Activity Heats Up As Deadline Is Extended http://kunc.org/post/health-exchange-activity-heats-deadline-approaches There's nothing quite like a deadline to focus the mind. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:38:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 36518 at http://kunc.org Health Exchange Activity Heats Up As Deadline Is Extended Republicans Reach Out To Women More In Convention Programming Than Platform Writing http://kunc.org/post/republicans-reach-out-women-more-convention-programming-platform-writing In case you missed it, the theme here in Tampa at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday was: "We Built It." Intended as a reference to building a business, the three words also suggested another construction project under way — a bridge to female voters.<p>Ann Romney, the wife of presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was obviously the focal point for the strategy. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:03:00 +0000 Ron Elving 32840 at http://kunc.org Republicans Reach Out To Women More In Convention Programming Than Platform Writing Gov. Haley: Democrats's Attitude On Minorities Is Offensive http://kunc.org/post/gov-haley-democratss-attitude-minorities-offensive Saying that "it's offensive to me as a woman and as a minority" that Democrats portray the GOP as "the party that hates you" when they reach out to non-whites, South Carolina Gov. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32802 at http://kunc.org Gov. Haley: Democrats's Attitude On Minorities Is Offensive Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot http://kunc.org/post/gov-haley-gets-prime-time-convention-speaking-slot Among the speakers with a prime-time slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The speech could propel her into national politics.<p>The talk about Haley always mentions her gender, her age — 40 — and her race — Indian-American. She wears the labels proudly, and for $19.95 you can read all about them in her memoir <em>Can't Is Not an Option</em>. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:58:00 +0000 Julie Rose 32773 at http://kunc.org Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot