Elections 2016

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How these Citadel cadets went from Dickies and Chuck Taylors to Trump’s inauguration

The Citadel’s Summerall Guards will march in Donald Trump’s inauguration parade on Friday in Washington, D.C. Among the guards clad in gray wool blouses, white trousers and black shoes will be four men from different parts of Beaufort County. Marshall Bingham, Forrest Kimbrell, Kevin MacDonald and Devin Oliver — all seniors at The Citadel — will be among the 8,000 marchers.

Elections 2016

The Electoral College meets Monday. Here’s what to expect

These meetings, convened in every state and the District of Columbia, have long been little more than a formality. But the victory of President-elect Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote but is projected to win the most electoral votes, has thrust the Electoral College into the spotlight once more. The conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia tried to intervene in the election to harm Hillary Clinton’s campaign has only intensified the focus in recent days.

Elections 2016

Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.

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Secrets of The Citadel Summerall Guard

Beaufort Citadel cadets who are members of the 2017 Summerall Guard answer questions about the guard's performance before heading to Washington, D.C., to participate in the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017.
Delayna Earley dearley@islandpacket.com
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Secrets of The Citadel Summerall Guard

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Intelligence officials confident Russians behind election attacks

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