Cracking the whip: a profile of majority whip James Clyburn

The World

Democrats in the House have unveiled their health care bill. The time for voting is near and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The man in charge of wrangling every last vote from the party currently on top in Congress is the House Majority Whip, Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina. As the whip, Clyburn is responsible for making sure his party and President Obama achieve their top domestic priorities. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich sat down with Clyburn yesterday. He also walked the halls of Congress to talk with Representatives what it’s like to be the whip ? and what it’s like to be whipped.

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