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Only the most partisan person would begrudge prayers for the president of the United States, but a recent visit by President Trump to the mega McLean Bible Church in Virginia has rubbed some congregants the wrong way.

Big Tobacco is at it again. This time they are trying to seriously hurt tobacco prevention efforts in South Carolina by taking away the ability of our local governments to protect their residents from the dangers of tobacco. Pre-emption is a commonly used tactic by the tobacco industry which takes away local governing authority by passing laws at the state level that prohibit stronger local policies.

When you receive your paycheck and look at the withholding for federal, state and sometimes city taxes, along with Social Security and Medicare, you probably don't think you're underpaying governments and want them to take more.

WASHINGTON -- In 1960, when John Kennedy was elected president, America's population was 180 million and it had approximately 1.8 million federal bureaucrats (not counting uniformed military personnel and postal workers).