Politics & Government

September 26, 2009

Top black lawmaker slams Obama over advice to New York governor

In an interview for broadcast Sunday on "Washington Watch With Roland Martin," a new talk show, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress and a close Obama ally, reacted sharply to published reports that Obama emissaries had advised unpopular New York Gov. David Paterson against running for a full term next year.

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