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Rep. James Clyburn: Right-wing blogs are ‘foolishness,’ not news

Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the House assistant Democratic leader, on Wednesday warned that some online media outlets were spewing dangerous levels of “negativism.” “You have people’s words and phrases being misrepresented and looped through the news media, thrown out there on the Internet, and people run with it…

Clyburn: Gingrich using coded language ‘perfectly’

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) believed Sunday morning that Newt Gingrich is using racially tinged language on the campaign trail. The congressman was asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley about Gingrich repeatedly calling President Obama a “food stamp president” and other comments that have drawn criticism as being racist. “It’s appealing to…

Boehner’s office cuts C-SPAN video again as House Dems protest

For the second time in recent weeks, C-SPAN’s video on Friday morning cut away from high drama in the U.S. Congress as Democrats demanded to be heard, only to see their session immediately shut down by Republicans. In another so-called “pro forma” session, or a session of Congress staged merely…

Debt ‘supercommittee’ ready for action

WASHINGTON — Top US House of Representatives Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Thursday appointed three close allies to a “supercommittee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts over ten years. Pelosi’s naming of Democratic Representatives James Clyburn, Xavier Becerra, and Chris Van Hollen brought to full strength the…

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