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Former U.S. Representative from Maryland

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Elijah Cummings: Former U.S. Representative from Maryland
Elijah Eugene Cummings was an American politician and civil rights advocate who served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in 2019. The district includes just over half of the city of Baltimore, including most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a member of the Democratic Party from 1996.

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Daughters of late Rep. Elijah Cummings endorse father's aide, not widow, in race to fill his seat

Jennifer Cummings and her sister, Adia, "are supporting Harry Spikes for Congress because for the past 15 years he's worked alongside our father."
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Congress: House panel recommends Carolyn Maloney to head Oversight Committee

The House Democratic Steering Committee recommended Carolyn Maloney of New York to replace the late Representative Elijah Cummings as chair of the Oversight Committee
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Schiff quotes Cummings "We are better than that" [Video]Schiff quotes Cummings "We are better than that"

The Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff, ended the day's impeachment hearing by saying, "there is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who believes they are..

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Elijah 'made a lot of Republican friends': Bill Clinton [Video]Elijah 'made a lot of Republican friends': Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday at the late Rep. Elijah Cummings's funeral service said Cummings should remain a voice of encouragement in this politically polarized time and he also made an..

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Hillary Clinton eulogizes Elijah Cummings [Video]Hillary Clinton eulogizes Elijah Cummings

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the late Elijah Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who "stood against..

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U.S. Representative Cummings To Be Eulogized By Obama [Video]U.S. Representative Cummings To Be Eulogized By Obama

The late Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic lawmaker will be eulogized on Friday by former presidents Obama and Clinton. Hillary Clinton will also be among those honoring Cummings at the funeral..

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U.S. lawmakers remember Elijah Cummings [Video]U.S. lawmakers remember Elijah Cummings

U.S. lawmakers came together on Thursday to remember Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings who died last week. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised the civil rights champion with Senator Chuck..

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'Our country has lost a giant': Schumer at Cummings' service [Video]'Our country has lost a giant': Schumer at Cummings' service

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer praised Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who died last week at the age of 68. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Rep. Cummings Will Be The First Black Lawmaker To Lie In State [Video]Rep. Cummings Will Be The First Black Lawmaker To Lie In State

Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state on Thursday at the US Capitol building. Business Insider says he will be the first black lawmaker to receive the honor. Rosa Parks, a figure of the civil rights..

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Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At Age 68 [Video]Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At Age 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat has died at age 68. His office confirmed he died of "complications concerning longstanding health challenges". The congressman served as the chairman..

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Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died [Video]Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died

U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of a leading congressional committee investigating U.S. President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office said on Thursday. Chris Dignam..

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Late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings' wife announces bid for his Baltimore seat

The wife of the late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, who played a key role in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry until his death last month, formally launched a bid on Tuesday for his..
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Rep. Jim Clyburn reflects on legacy of Elijah Cummings

Representative Elijah Cummings, Maryland congressman and civil rights champion, died at the age of 68 Thursday due to complications from long-standing health issues. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn,..
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Obama, Clintons remember Congressman Elijah Cummings at funeral

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton, and Hillary Clinton, paid tribute to the extraordinary life of Congressman Elijah Cummings, who died last week at the age of 68. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Presidents Obama, Clinton eulogize Rep. Elijah Cummings

Two former presidents were among the mourners who celebrated the life of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become a powerful voice in Congress, at a memorial service Friday in..
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings will run for seat of late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, whose late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings died suddenly in October, will run for his congressional seat, she said Monday.
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Widow of Elijah Cummings, Will Run for Congress

Ms. Cummings, who said she would resign as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, is aiming to take over the seat vacated by her husband.
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Elijah Cummings' widow to run for his congressional seat

Cummings is expected to formally announce her candidacy at her home Tuesday morning
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," June 24, 2018

This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Bob Corker, Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Plus, we debut a new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll that looks at..
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Rep. Elijah Cummings blasts Trump administration for creating "false crisis" at the border

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who also serves as the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, criticized the Trump administration for creating a "false crisis" at the border with its family..
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Cummings will do “anything and everything” to make Mueller’s final findings public

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the investigations Democrats could undertake now that they have control of the House.
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Former NAACP president to run for Elijah Cummings' seat in Congress

Kweisi Mfume once held the seat left vacant by the late Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings
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Cummings says Trump will be "emboldened" if Democrats "do nothing" after Mueller report

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings joins Bob Schieffer to discuss how Congress will move forward following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
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Top Democrat says he can foresee impeachment proceedings “possibly coming”

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said Congress will continue to investigate President Trump
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What do Trump's tweets mean on the campaign trail?

Michael Crowley, Eliana Johnson, Joel Payne and Ed O’Keefe discuss President Trump's tweets attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings and his district in Baltimore.
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Castro says Trump's attacks are part of his reelection playbook

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the president's tweet's targeting Rep. Elijah Cummings, and a "safe third country" asylum agreement the U.S. signed..
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7/28: Crowley, Johnson, Payne

Missed the second half of the show? Marianne Williamson joins Margaret Brennan to discuss her policy ideas. A panel of experts discuss President Trump's tweets attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings and his..
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Mulvaney defends Trump tweets: "Everything" Trump says "is offensive to some people"

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the president's tweets attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings, the budget deal, immigration and more.
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Rep. Cummings' prayer: "Guard my mouth"

The Democratic congressman tells "60 Minutes" his request before Congressional hearings.
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Rep. Cummings' father's tears

The congressman tells "60 Minutes" his father was emotional when he was sworn into office.
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Rep. Cummings' grandmother: "Don't you wait"

The congressman recalls a life lesson on being productively impatient.
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Rep. Cummings' school struggle

Assigned to special-education classes, the congressman worked hard to achieve more: "I finally got out."
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Rep. Cummings' father: "You will fly one day"

The Democratic congressman recalls a life lesson from the airport.
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Elijah Cummings: The 2019 "60 Minutes" interview

House Democrats have been stonewalled over the last two years when it came to subpoenas on various Trump administration dealings. But now Democrats have the majority, and Elijah Cummings plans to make..
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Rep. Cummings: I've been to the mountaintop

Representative Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday morning at age 68, told Steve Kroft in January how he felt about his work in Congress: "In a sense, I feel like I've been to the mountaintop."
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Elijah Cummings on who he fights for in Congress, as told to "60 Minutes" in January

"I stand on the shoulders of some people who have been unseen, unnoticed, unappreciated, and unapplauded. But now I'm gonna run a race for them." The Baltimore congressman died Thursday.
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RNC defends Trump's attacks on Baltimore, Elijah Cummings

As Democratic presidential candidates debate in Detroit, President Trump is keeping up his attacks on Baltimore. Mr. Trump has spent the past few days criticizing the city and Maryland Democratic Rep...
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Maryland governor sets special election date to fill Cummings' seat

The special general election will be April 28 — the same day as the state's presidential primary
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Why a pallbearer at Elijah Cummings' memorial didn't shake Mitch McConnell's hand

Bpbby Rankin, a 64-year-old man from Charlotte, had personal reasons for being angry at Mitch McConnell, he told The Washington Post.
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Cummings remembered as protector of Constitution

Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore..
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AP Top Stories Oct. 25 P

Here are the top stories for Friday, Oct. 25th: Rep. Elijah Cummings eulogized at Baltimore funeral; Trump's Washington hotel could soon be for sale; Pentagon chief says U.S. troops will protect Syrian..
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Cummings remembered as 'fierce champion'

Congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings was remembered Friday as a "fierce champion of truth, justice and kindness" at his funeral service at the Baltimore church where he worshipped for..
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Elijah Cummings pallbearer refuses to shake Mitch McConnell's hand

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is snubbed at Elijah Cummings' memorial service.
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Obama on Rep. Cummings: 'Nothing weak about looking out for others'

Democratic leaders past and present remembered the late Elijah Cummings on Friday in eulogies that drew an implicit contrast between the civil rights activist and President Donald Trump, in whose..
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Elijah Cummings eulogized by former presidents and Democratic leaders

A who's-who of Washington leaders turned out to pay their respects at the funeral of longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings in Baltimore. Speakers included former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill..
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Bill Clinton speaks at Elijah Cummings' funeral

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the funeral for longtime Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings. Watch his full eulogy.
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In Tribute to Cummings, Obama Hints at Rebuke of Trump

The former president said that Representative Elijah E. Cummings showed that “you’re not a sucker to have integrity.”
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Hillary Clinton praises Elijah Cummings for fighting corruption

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the funeral for longtime Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings. She drew loud applause for comparing him to a Biblical warrior against corrupt..
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Hillary Clinton Urges Defense of Democracy at Cummings’s Funeral

Comparing the congressman to a biblical prophet, the former secretary of state said Elijah Cummings “stood against the corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.”
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U.S. Representative Cummings eulogized by Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the late Elijah Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who "stood against..
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Baltimore Congressmember Elijah Cummings Lies in State at U.S. Capitol

baltimore congressmember elijah cummings lies in state at u.s. capitol
In Washington, D.C., thousands of mourners honored the late Congressmember Elijah Cummings Thursday...
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Rep. Elijah Cummings is honored at funeral

Cummings died last week at age 68 due to complications related to longstanding health issues.
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Pallbearer snubs Mitch McConnell at Elijah Cummings' memorial service

A pallbearer appears to shake every hand except Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's at the memorial service for Rep. Elijah Cummings.
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Mitch McConnell snubbed by Elijah Cummings' pallbearer in handshake line at US Capitol ceremony

A pallbearer appeared to refuse to shake Mitch McConnell's hand Thursday as Rep. Elijah Cummings was lying in state at the U.S. Capitol.
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Elijah Cummings honored in funeral today — watch live stream

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are among those who will speak at Cummings' funeral
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