CofC Political Science Club

The Political Science Club is a non-partisan club. Our goal is to enhance political education and participation in the Charleston community. We seek to promote political dialogue by connecting like-minded students within an educational environment.


Claire Wofford- Advisor
Katherine Calabro- President
Mary Boyd Barefoot- Vice President
Ciera Johnson- Secretary
Alexandra Helfgott- Treasurer
Hiral Patel- Event Coordinator
Liza Branyon- Public Relations

Operating as usual 10/06/2020

Trump Pausing Coronavirus Relief Talks Until After The Election Earlier Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell urged more stimulus to help the economy recover from the recession caused by the pandemic. 10/05/2020

Pope Francis Laments Failures Of Market Capitalism In Blueprint For Post-COVID World In a new encyclical addressing everything from fraternity and income inequality to immigration and social justice, the pope argues the pandemic has shown that free-market capitalism has failed. 10/05/2020

SC surpasses 1.5 million COVID-19 tests; officials encourage testing at least once a month South Carolina surpassed 1.5 million coronavirus tests in Sunday's report from state health officials.

[03/31/20]   We hope everyone is safe and well during these confusing and trying times!



BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren is dropping out of the presidential race, a source familiar with her plans tells CNN, following another round of disappointing finishes in primary contests across the country on Super Tuesday


The Post and Courier

"I had a really compelling experience in the last 24 hours and finally made a decision to share that I plan to vote for Vice President Biden."


Washington Post

Breaking news: Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator who cast herself as a Midwestern pragmatist who could appeal to voters across the political spectrum, has ended her presidential campaign, campaign officials said.


Washington Post

In a widely criticized monologue Monday, Rush Limbaugh floated a debunked fringe theory linking coronavirus to Chinese biological weapons research.


Washington Post

"Both should recuse themselves," Trump tweeted on Monday night.


Washington Post

Administration officials say the purge reflects a new phase of a campaign of retribution and restructuring ahead of the November election.


6,000 DACA recipients will lose benefits every week if the Supreme Court allows Trump Administration to end the policy.

Our post outlines a potential timeline of DACA losses based on DHS reports of current recipients pending renewals. Take a look:


Today!! Come out and get some free kickin chicken and meet club members and Poli Sci faculty! 02/13/2020

Prosecutors quit amid escalating Justice Dept. fight over Roger Stone’s prison term The resignations could plunge the department into political crisis over its independence.


The New York Times

Construction crews for President Trump’s border wall have been blasting at a resting place for Apache warriors and bulldozing at a pilgrimage site, according to the office of the Arizona congressman who represents the region


Washington Post

President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night.


The Post and Courier

NEW: A group of prominent SC Republicans are launching a wide-scale effort to encourage GOP voters across SC to vote for Sanders in the Feb. 29 Democratic primary.


Charleston City Paper

Our View: Could Jaime Harrison — an Orangeburg-raised, Yale-educated former lobbyist — help make South Carolina relevant come November?


The New York Times

Breaking News: The Trump administration is set to end key environmental protections for streams and wetlands, in a victory for farmers and developers.



Construction of the Trump administration's border wall has been slowed by difficulties acquiring private land. So the government is prioritizing construction inside federal nature sanctuaries.


The Post and Courier

“Over the last four years, we Charlestonians have seen the stark reality of climate change with our own eyes.”


Washington Post

Exclusive: President Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget.



Economists say Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's proposals to forgive student debt could boost the overall economy — because a generation of Americans is having to make major life decisions differently because of student loans.


Thanks to everyone who came out to the Town hall tonight! These meetings are SO important to have right now. It’s important that we open a dialogue for things that affect our future! @ Charleston, South Carolina


Today is the day people! See you at 5!!!



At least 36,000 homeless people live in the city of Los Angeles, but L.A. simultaneously has more than 41,000 empty housing units, according to a new report. (LAist/KPCC)


CNN Politics

North Korea has said it is not "interested" in further meetings with the US, a day after President Trump tweeted a message to the country's leader Sunday saying "See you soon!"


Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Representatives Marvin Pendarvis & Sam Skardon! @ College of Charleston


Rolling Stone

Texas Democrat Julián Castro blast the nomination process, but he says he’s staying in the race. 11/17/2019

Susan Collins loses key endorsement ahead of 2020 election The League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Democrat Sara Gideon, Collins' likely opponent in 2020.


Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s event with Sam Skardon running for district SC41! 11/17/2019

Louisiana governor race: Democrat Edwards beats Trump-backed challenger Trump threw his support behind GOP challenger Eddie Rispone.


Don’t miss out on Andrew Yang for President 2020 at the College of Charleston Bully Pulpit Series THIS Friday!

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We seek to promote political dialogue by connecting like-minded students within an educational environment.

Executive Board

President- Allegra Campbell

Vice President- Grant Falk

Event Coordinator- Chris Pavlinec

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