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Rep. Tim Scott hakes hands with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in Washington.

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Rep. Tim Scott hakes hands with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in Washington.

Tim Scott: South Carolina’s Odyssey

Ironies abound with Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina set to become just the fifth black to serve in the U.S. Senate since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era — and only the second who won’t be representing Illinois. Scott, named today by Gov....

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

DeMint Departure Could Seat Black Senator: Tim Scott

For all the progress in U.S. race relations since Martin Luther King  Jr. kicked the civil rights movement into gear in the late 1950s — changes underscored by Barack Obama’s presidency — the paucity of black Senate members stands out like an...

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