The Carolina Panthers are Super Bowl-bound after a dominating win yesterday against the Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos, a contest which includes the largest age difference between two quarterbacks in league history. Cam Newton (26) is 13 years and 48 days younger than Peyton Manning (39). Source: ESPN, Charlotte Observer, SB Nation

New Ethics Commission rules would ban the use of campaign money to pay club membership dues not directly-related to politics. Source: P&C

A fatal incident in South Carolina in December is the latest death reportedly linked to faulty airbag mechanisms recalled across millions of cars nationwide. Source: NYT

Emanuel AME named a new leader over the weekend, with Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark becoming pastor, Mother Emanuel’s first female leader in the top position. Source: P&C

South Carolina gun buyers and permit applicants submitted more gun checks to federal investigators in December than in any month in history. Source: P&C

The latest S.C. Democratic primary poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining on Hillary Clinton, who remains at 60% support among likely primary voters. Source: YouGov