Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress and fans of the political drama "House of Cards" act out scenes from the show.
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Clemson dedicates wind-energy research center

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A new wind-energy research center at South Carolina's Clemson University is a "critical investment" in America's energy future, a U.S. official said.

Clyburn: Obama can't have 'blank check' on NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C.,on Sunday said President Barack Obama can't "have a blank check" on National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Clyburn pushed for transportation post

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has urged President Obama to nominate Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., to be the next transportation secretary.

DNC: 4 times more House members than RNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Four times as many U.S. Democratic House members will have top roles in their party's convention than House Republicans had in theirs, the schedule indicates.

Obama, Dem leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders discussed their legislative agenda and jobs Wednesday, a White House official said.
Clyburn: Voter ID laws, Jim Crow law alike

Clyburn: Voter ID laws, Jim Crow law alike

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn said voter ID laws in South Carolina and elsewhere are reminiscent of post-Reconstruction Jim Crow laws.

Battle looms over raising debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn says he fails to see how Republicans equate closing tax loopholes with tax increases.

Clyburn to Clinton: 'Chill' on Obama

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The increasingly acrimonious exchanges between Barack Obama and Bill Clinton prompted a prominent black U.S. congressman to tell Clinton to "chill."

Top S.C. Democrat stays on the sidelines

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The man known as South Carolina's kingmaker won't endorse a candidate for his state's Democratic presidential primary.

Democrats to White House: Let's talk

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said Tuesday they are willing to negotiate with President Bush on an Iraq withdrawal deadline.

Congress to recognize civil rights activists

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Four South Carolina civil rights activists will receive the highest civilian honor the U.S. Congress bestows, the Congressional Gold Medal.

Black Miami congressman endorses Kerry

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., said Friday he is endorsing Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for the Democratic nomination for president.

Rep. Jim Clymer endorses Sen. John Kerry

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A national leader among African-American lawmakers Thursday endorsed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in his South Carolina bid for the Democratic presidential nominat

Democrats to debate in South Carolina

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The nine candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are set to meet in South Carolina Saturday night for the first debate prior to the 2004 elect
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Jim Clyburn
U.S. Democratic House members Nancy Pelosi and Jim Clyburn listen to Col. Alvin B. Lee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (not shown) describe improvement to the levee system in Harvey, La., during a congressional tour of post-Katrina New Orleans as they gauge the rebuilding progress since Hurricane Katrina. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)

James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district, serving since 1993, and the Assistant Democratic Leader since 2011. He was previously House Majority Whip, serving in that post from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes Florence, Sumter and large portions of Columbia and Charleston.

As Assistant Democratic Leader, he is the third-ranking Democrat in the House behind House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.

Clyburn was born in Sumter, South Carolina, the son of Enos Lloyd Clyburn, a fundamentalist minister, and his wife Almeta (née Dizzley), a beautician. Republican South Carolina Congressman George W. Murray, who served in the 53rd and 54th U.S. Congresses, was a distant relative of his. He attended South Carolina State College (now South Carolina State University) in Orangeburg where he was initiated into Omega Psi Phi fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's degree in history.

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