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James Clyburn

New FCC Appointee Could Face Choice Between Obama's Agenda and AT&T's

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

House Majority Whip James Clyburn may not have done his daughter, Mignon, any favors by getting her appointed to the Federal Communications Commission.

DNC Accuses South Carolina Gov. Of 'Playing Politics' In New Ad (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who has raised the ire of state and Capitol Hill lawmakers (and the unemployed) this week for announcing his dec...

Inside The Senate Omnibus Disaster: Reid Reportedly "Beside Himself"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Passage of the $410 billion, leftover-from-last-year omnibus spending bill was supposed to be a perfunctory, pro forma task. Instead, it's become a co...

The Racial Comeback

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Even if we've made strides in accomplishing a decent level of social comfort and affability, we have some ways to go before truly claiming a complete, unconditional truce on the subject of race.

Healthcare Reform Won't Happen This Year: Top Democrat Clyburn

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent House Democrat said he doesn't expect a comprehensive healthcare reform bill to pass Congress in 2009, saying an incremental approach to c...

Ryan Grim

Rep. Clyburn Bashes Limbaugh For Saying He Hopes Obama Fails | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) became the latest Democrat to push back against talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who recently said of President ...

Sam Stein

Clyburn On GOP Stimulus Opposition: We Won, Now Move On | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama and his team of advisers have framed the process of crafting a stimulus package as one that will be inclusive and bipartisan in nature. ...

Provide Primary Health Care, Save Money

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jim Clyburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jim Clyburn

Community health centers are open to patients with Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and those who have no insurance at all. No one who walks in is turned away because he or she lacks payment.

Sam Stein

Obama's Election: "This Thing Is Ordained" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the inauguration of the first black president occurring the day after Martin Luther King Day, politics and race are firmly colliding in Washingto...

Clyburn Lobbies For "Artfully Redefined Earmarks" In Stimulus

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has been leading a lobbying effort, directed at the incoming administration, to address the earmark prohibiti...

Sam Stein

Clyburn: Rahm Would Make A Great Chief Of Staff | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the highest-ranking Democrats in the House of Representatives offered an endorsement of his colleague Rahm Emanuel to take over the duties of W...

Jason Linkins

Rep, James Clyburn: To Pass Bailout, Add Bankruptcy Provisions Opposed By Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative James Clyburn came to the defense of House Democrats this morning, telling MSNBC's Joe Scarborough that after all the votes are tallied...

The Gas Menagerie: McCain and Graham Join The Drill Team

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

Every four years there's some guy trying to get at us in the steamy back seat of his gas-guzzling muscle car. I say we keep our skirts down. You know the drill: Just say no.

Clyburn: Wright Is "Knee-Capping" Obama

Washington Post's The Trail | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For a Democratic superdelegate who is officially still unaligned, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) is sounding more and more like a Barack Oba...

James Clyburn Happy to Play His Familiar Part Once More

Sean Wilentz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Wilentz

Clyburn may well be correct about perceptions of the Clintons among some black voters; but he simply hides how Obama, his campaign, and their supporters have willfully created that impression.

Clyburn On Bill Clinton: African Americans Have Lost A Lot Of Respect For Him

New Yorker | Ryan Lizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the Thursday before the Pennsylvania primary, Bill Clinton spoke to a crowd of college students at a gymnasium in Lock Haven. The event was typical...

James Clyburn Criticizes Bill Clinton's "Bizarre" Conduct During Campaign

New York Times | Mark Leibovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives and one of the country's most influential African-American leaders sharply criticized forme...

Rep James Clyburn: It's "Crazy" To Think Superdelegates Would Flip Nomination

Washington Post | Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has joined an influential chorus on Capitol Hill that believes superdelegates will not play a decisive role in the nominat...

Clyburn: Superdelegates Should Keep Quiet On Candidate Support

Associated Press | Meg Kinnard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Jim Clyburn said Friday some of his fellow Democratic Party superdelegates have been too quick to endorse presidential candidate...

Sam Stein

Clyburn: Voters "Recoiled" From Use Of Race | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking after Sen. Barack Obama's victory in South Carolina, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., all but credited the wide-margin of victory to a backlash ag...

Clyburn: Clinton Attacks Will Toughen Obama

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I'm like everybody else, I'm torn," South Carolina Democrat Jim Clyburn says of his presidential choices in the primary coming up this Saturday.... ...

Clyburn To Bill Clinton: "Chill" On Obama

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The bitter back-and-forth between former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama has led a prominent black lawmaker to tell the former president ...