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Democrats Reflect On Their Sit-In Protesting Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― One month before Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their party’s convention, which would feature a slate of speakers pushing f...

Democrats Say They've Changed The Gun Debate, If Not Any Actual Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They didn't change U.S. firearm policy or even get a vote on gun legislation, but congressional Democrats are claiming victory after sta...

Occupy Congress!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.

Who the Super Delegates Are and Why They Will Not Switch to Sanders

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Math. Path. Wrath. This has been the process through which Bernie Sanders' supporters travel. They don't get the math, so they continue to see his path, and if you disagree and speak to the realities of the campaign, you'll reap their wrath. And what's their main fuel? The super delegates.

House Democrats: Donald Trump's Rise Reveals True Nature Of GOP

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the presumptive GOP presidential nominee prepares to visit Capitol Hill for meetings this week, House Democrats are trying to force R...

South Carolina Congressman Plots To Deny Funding To The Citadel For Flying The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The Confederate flag hasn't flown over the South Carolina State House since summer, when a racially motivated mass shooting at a historically black ch...

Hillary Clinton Picks Up Major Endorsement Of Top South Carolina Democrat

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Hillary Clinton's campaign scored a major endorsement Friday when Rep. James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Rep...

In Renaming Courthouse, Hollings Is Still Teaching Us

Andy Brack | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Andy Brack

At age 93, Fritz Hollings is still teaching us. On Friday as a weekend deluge of rain started, dignitaries from all over gathered at St. Michael's Church at the Four Corners of Law to rename the federal courthouse annex across the street that was named in 1988 for Hollings.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Democrats Happy To Exploit Embarrassing GOP Fight Over Confederate Flag | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's day went from bad to worse Thursday as his efforts to quietly ease a fight over the Confederate flag blew u...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Families of Charleston Victims 'Sick And Tired' Of Waiting For Congress To Act | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family members of the nine people killed in last month's shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, traveled to ...

Jim Clyburn Wins Midterm Election Race Against Anthony Culler In South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn defeated Republican Anthony Culler on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Clyburn will continue to represent South C...

Igor Bobic

Democratic Congressman Hilariously Recommends 'Sexting' As An Organizing Tool | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) may have found the solution to Democrats' woes at the polls this November. In a Labor Day C-SPAN appearance that was fla...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' 'Middle Class Jumpstart' Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawmakers Unveil Proposal Broadening Voting Rights Act | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate lawmakers unveiled bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would repair -- and broaden -- a key provision of the 1965 V...

Clyburn Accuses Dem Reps Of 'Insulating Themselves'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Democratic members of the House insulated themselves from public scrutiny by voting in favor of Rep. Fred Upton's (R-Mi...

Lawmakers Increasingly Realize Fast Track Is a Fraud

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

Jennifer Bendery

Jim Clyburn Doesn't Watch 'House Of Cards,' But Staff Finds Story 'A Bit Familiar' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a story about a South Carolina Democrat who came to Congress, became the House majority whip and broke the necks of injured dogs...

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...

Colbert's Sister Nabs Big Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) endorsed Elizabeth Colbert Busch Saturday in the race for Sen. Tim Scott's former House seat. "We know what it's going to...

Dem Rep Doesn't Want Big Job

Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Media outlets reported on Thursday that Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-6) has had his name put forward to fill the vacancy for Secretary of Transportation by fel...

Clyburn: Rice Attacks Are Racial Code

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said attacks on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, an African-American woman who is a top candidate for secretary of st...

Congressman: 'I Just Do Not Trust The Judiciary'

West Ashley Patch | Jonathan Allen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) told Democratic activists in the Charleston area on Tuesday that organization was the key to limiting the effects of "v...

Newt: Romney's 'Been Dancing On Eggs'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich says his hardline conservative views and sharp debate skills will be needed by Republicans to take back the White House. ...

Elise Foley

Super Committee Holds More Closed-Door Meetings | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic members of a 12-member super committee with extraordinary powers to shape spending over the next decade held another ...

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,...