Tales from the Trail

South Carolina’s governor not playing favorites among ‘friends’ running for president

May 6, 2015
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama upon Obama's arrival in Columbia, South Carolina March 6, 2015. Also pictured are Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (L) and a Secret Service agent (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama upon Obama’s arrival in Columbia, South Carolina March 6, 2015. Also pictured are Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (L) and a Secret Service agent (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Locke family: from houseboy to U.S. ambassador in two generations

March 9, 2011

A century after his grandfather first left China for the United States, where he worked as a houseboy in exchange for English lessons, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke was chosen by President Barack Obama to go to Beijing as U.S. ambassador.