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HAPPENING NOW: South Carolina Senator Tim Scott meets with Edgefield residents

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott visited with residents at the Edgefield County Town Hall Wednesday. The visit is part of a several day trip to the Palmetto State. Earlier Wednesday, Senator Scott visited Savannah River Site. Senator Scott was named to fill the seat after it was vacated by Jim DeMinFull story

House GOP in disarray on immigration

  While senators claim to be making progress on a bipartisan immigration reform bill, House Republicans under John Boehner were in contradictory disarray as Boehner met with the House Hispanic caucus for the first time ever at the same time that many of his colleagues held a 9-hour press conference ra

More than $7 million spent in SC's 1st District

Candidates and third party groups spent about $7.3 million in the race for South Carolina's 1st District congressional seat earlier this year. Former Gov. Mark Sanford defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch last month to win his old congressional seat on the state's south coast. Fed Full story

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  Should the Heritage Foundation fire president Jim DeMint?

Chris Hayes tackles this question with Deepak Bhargava, the executive director of the Center for Community Change, a non-profit policy organization, and Shikha Dalmia, senior analyst at Reason magazine.

  Immigration debate exposes racist influence within GOP

Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ill-conceived Republican outreach to non-white voters and the racist arguments that underlie the reports that inform Republican thinking on immigration.

  Marco Rubio, Jim DeMint at odds over immigration debate

Politico Playbook: "Tea party heavyweights Marco Rubio and Jim DeMint are on opposite sides of the immigration debate – and they're duking it out for the support of the movement," write Politico's Anna Palmer and Tarini Parti. John Harris joins Morning Joe to discuss.

  Very Last Word: Should Christie have told constituents about weightloss surgery?

On Tuesday's Very Last Word, MSNBC's Rev. Al Sharpton discussed Chris Christie's weightloss surgery with Steve Schmidt, and whether he should have told his constituents about it. Also, Joy Reid talked Jim DeMint throwing a wrench in GOP rebranding efforts around immigration.

  Fight over immigration reform: 47% politics returns

Rush Limbaugh and Jim DeMint claim immigration reform will create more takers. MSNBC's Alex Wagner discusses the return of 47% politics with MSNBC's Joy Reid.

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., arrives for a closed-door meeting by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Sept. 11 assault on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and others embassy staff were killed, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (A

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, speaks during The Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit on Sept. 14, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC.