Latest James Clyburn News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 1, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Steve Scalise, R-La.; Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Democratic presidential...

Sharply divided House approves Dems' impeachment rules

Nov. 1, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber's first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they'll...

Democrats set stage for approval of impeachment ground rules

Oct. 30, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set the stage Wednesday for certain House approval of the ground rules lawmakers will use when they consider impeaching President Donald Trump as the chamber braced for its first showdown over the inquiry. There was no doubt that the Democratic-controlled body would approve the...

After Biden reversal on super PAC, allies form outside group

Oct. 30, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allies of former Vice President Joe Biden formed an outside group this week that would allow wealthy individuals and corporations to spend massive amounts boosting his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Leaders of the super PAC called Unite the Country filed a statement of organization...

Congress bids farewell to Cummings, a 'master of the House'

Oct. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a "master of the House" as the Maryland Democrat became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers eulogized Cummings as a mentor and...

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'

Oct. 22, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stirring up painful memories of America's racist past, President Donald Trump on Tuesday compared the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, a practice once widespread across the South in which angry mobs killed thousands of black people. The use of such inflammatory imagery to...

The Latest: House observes moment of silence for Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The House has observed a moment of silence in honor of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a fellow Maryland Democrat, said Cummings was a quiet man who did...

SC Legal Services gets $153K tech grant

Oct. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An agency that helps low-income South Carolina residents with civil legal needs is getting a grant to improve its use of technology. Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman says South Carolina Legal Services Inc. will get a $155,940 Technology Initiative Grant to expand the...

Pelosi, Trump and impeachment: How the speaker got to 'yes'

Sep. 25, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. President, she told him, "Undo it." With those two words, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered Donald Trump one last chance to avoid becoming only the fourth president in office to face impeachment proceedings . By then, it was too late. The night before, she already had started...

SC's Clyburn remembers wife's steady influence on politics

Sep. 23, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Before hundreds of friends, relatives and colleagues, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina on Monday remembered his late wife, Emily, as a steady influence on his political life from the outset. "A lot of members wonder why I act the way I do," Clyburn, the...