- Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin’s parents rally against Fla. ‘stand your ground’ law
- Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure
- Obama administration backs off plan to cut prescription-drug program
- Tickets linked to stolen passports purchased by Iranian middleman
- More than 3,500 police planned for Boston Marathon
- Ottawa day care suspends 2-year-old for ‘outside’ cheese sandwich
- Liam Neeson tells NYC mayor to ‘man up’ in horse carriage fight
- Real-life Dr. Doolittle to reveal how to talk to animals
- Climate change could bring back smallpox, researchers say
- Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at N.Y. trial
James E. Clyburn
Latest James E. Clyburn Items
Rep. Allen B. West took to the airwaves Monday to defend former House Speaker Newt Gingrich against charges from a top Democrat that Mr. Gingrich used racist "code words" to fuel his double-digit win over the weekend in the South Carolina Republican primary.
South Carolina press and public are puzzling over Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's decision to appear at a homeownership rally in Columbia on Thursday with Rep. James E. Clyburn, the Palmetto State's only Democratic congressman.
The defeat last week of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution showed a remarkable shift in congressional opinion in just 15 years on what had, at one point, appeared destined to become the 28th addition to the founding document.
The House on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, falling well short of the two-thirds vote required and signaling a striking slide since the amendment's high point in the 1990s.
The House on Thursday passed a controversial GOP measure that calls for curtailing the National Labor Relations Board's enforcement power — a move that would undermine a federal complaint that the Boeing Co. illegally opened a plant in South Carolina.
Some rich Americans will not rest until Washington boosts their taxes.
The 12-member supercommittee tasked with straightening out the country's fiscal mess is long on lawmakers who have already whiffed in recent months on chances to strike deals and short on those who have shown a readiness to make the compromises that all sides say will be needed.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday appointed three Democrats to Congress' new debt-reduction supercommittee, completing the 12-member panel's roster.
The debate over raising the federal debt ceiling has driven some liberals into a fit of despair. On Wednesday, Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, said if Congress forwards a debt-ceiling extension bill to the White House that isn't to the president's liking, he should veto it and raise the debt limit by executive order. "If that's what lands on his desk, a short-term lifting of the ceiling, the debt ceiling," Mr. Clyburn said, "he should sign an executive order invoking the 14th Amendment to this issue." The congressman was referring to a provision that the "validity of the public debt of the United States... shall not be questioned." The move, however, would be rule by executive fiat.