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James Clyburn

Bernie Sanders Landslide Victory? Non-White Democrats And White Liberals Could Unite To Make This Happen

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The only thing preventing Bernie Sanders from a landslide victory in the 2016 Democratic Primaries is the notion that non-white Democrats will automatically side with Hillary Clinton. If this seems like hyperbole or an unrealistic assessment of today's political landscape, then let's look at the big picture.

A Half Century's Legacy at a Crossroads

Rep. James E. Clyburn | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Rep. James E. Clyburn

We are at a crossroads. The Republican budget seeks to destroy the legislative legacy of 1965 that made great differences in the lives of so many ordinary people. Democrats must defend our proud legacy and fight against the efforts of those who seek to devalue the worth of hardworking Americans.

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Congressman Tells Young People To Keep Filming Police | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Wednesday that, in the wake of a video showing a South Carolina police officer fatally shooting an unar...

Amber Ferguson

Here Are 10 Of The Best Political Quotes Of 2014 | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

Whether it was dropping f-bombs on HuffPost Live or confusing texting with sexting, politicians said some pretty memorable things in 2014. Hopefull...

GOP Candidate Compares Gay People To 'Gremlins' In A Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

LGBT people can be many different things, but "gremlins" isn't one of them. This memo has yet to reach Anthony Culler, the Republican challenging R...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Democrat Predicts Obama Will Be Impeached If GOP Keeps The House | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House, predicted Monday that Republicans will impeach President B...

Questioning Authority: Edward Snowden

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

What we learned in 1971 is essentially the same thing we learned from the Snowden documents. The federal government is conducting illegal surveillance on Americans. Edward Snowden is a whistleblower. He is a patriot.

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: 'Of Course' Obama Should Take Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Discrimination | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has been mum on whether President Barack Obama is prepared to take executive action to ban workplace discrimination agai...

Sam Stein

House Dems Practically Giddy Over Gates' Portrayal Of Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' much discussed -- but not yet released -- memoir has caused a stir over the broadsides he levels ...

Congress Sees Little Progress In Budget Negotiations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

2016 Buzz Already Dominates This State

AP | KEN THOMAS and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mere months after the 2012 election, South Carolina is a buzz of political activity with a slate of potential presidential cand...

Jennifer Bendery

Clyburn: Scalia Rejects Voting Rights Act Because He's 'White And Proud' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Friday that he was "absolutely shocked" to hear Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia describe a key pie...

Rep. Clyburn on Empowering Voter Rights

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it is important now more than ever to pass new federal laws to protect the right to vote.

Why We Need a Charleston Revival

Sharan Burrow | Posted 04.19.2013 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Today in South Carolina the protest lines are not found on the docks or on campus. They are found outside call centers with hundreds of workers housed in faceless suburban business parks.

Black History Month 2013 Style

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

When I think of Black History Month, I reflect on the fact that black history was often deleted in the history books or inaccurately portrayed in the same books.

Read James Clyburn's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) addressed the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. The Democratic congressman sought to boost President B...

Gene Demby

Black Democrats Tout Obama, Blast Romney As Convention Gets Underway | Gene Demby | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices

As Republicans took to the floor Tuesday to nominate Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention, Democrats warned that Romney's policies would ...

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi, House Dems Issue Campaign Dare To GOP | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral ...

Michael McAuliff

Mitt Gets Congressional Black Caucus Praise For Braving NAACP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave Mitt Romney points for speaking to the NAACP Wednesday -- but said he clearly d...

Leading Democrat Breaks With Obama On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

While President Obama gave his personal backing to same-sex marriage last Wednesday, he stopped short of advocating marriage equality for the entire c...

Sam Stein

Top House Dem Suggests Obama Could Go Negative | Sam Stein | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks ago, much of the political and legal world thought it would be unthinkable for the Supreme Court to overturn President Barack ...

Michael McAuliff

Super Congress Member Jim Clyburn Holds Slew Of Fundraisers | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When questions arose over the propriety of members of the deficit-reduction super committee using their powerful posts to solicit funds,...

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) Talks of "Tokenism" on the Super Committee

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Recently, Congressman James Clyburn appeared on my radio program The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI and was asked about the scant representation of people of color and women on the congressional super committee.

Christina Wilkie

$50 Million Tribute to Lawmakers | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

Registered lobbyists spent more that $50 million honoring lawmakers at events in 2009 and 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by the Sunlight...

Elise Foley

House Dems Scramble After Obama Insists On Grand Bargain | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, many lawmakers were surprised to find out that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts would be on the table f...