Nuclear Waste: Extremism in defense of federally-paid jobs is no vice in South Carolina

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

PART THREE IN A SERIES: Lawmakers shed their fiscal conservatism to keep a troubled nuclear plant alive at Washington’s expense.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Governor":

"… Hodges’ threat provoked local supporters of the deal to nickname him “Governor Speedbump.” Then-Rep. Lindsey Graham and then-Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S. …"

Colbert Busch brings fundraising show to D.C.

By Dave Levinthal

Elizabeth Colbert Busch heads to D.C. for big-dollar campaign fundraiser with Democratic brass.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Clyburn":

"… obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., will host the event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, for …"

Super Congress hauls in super donations as special interests try to influence budget cuts

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Gang of 12 tasked with cutting budget by $1.5 trillion hauls in big PAC donations

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Clyburn":

"… e three donations to committee members Reps. Chris Van Hollen ($1,000) and Jim Clyburn ($5,000), along with Sen. Max Baucus ($4,000). The last time the company h …"

"… ve Camp, R-Mich. — $90,000Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. — $38, 500Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. — $36,500Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. — $36,150Sen. Max Baucus, D- …"

News Corp. leans left by donating to Democrats

By Dave Levinthal

Media powerhouse's PAC bankrolls liberals despite reputation for conservatism.

Excerpts from this story referencing "general election":

"… marked for 2014 political primaries except for $500 toward Landrieu's 2014 general election campaign. In the spirit of being fair and balanced, News America-FOXPAC&n …"

Clyburn draws line in the sand on Social Security

By Jeremy Borden and Aaron Mehta

James Clyburn, a reliably loyal liberal named to Super Congress

Excerpts from this story referencing "Vice President":

"… Clyburn said he frequently talked with President Obama. He also served on Vice President Joseph Biden’s debt reduction working group.His rhetoric sharpened as th …"