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Former U.S. Representative from Maryland (1951-2019)

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Elijah Cummings: Former U.S. Representative from Maryland (1951-2019)
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. A member of the Democratic Party, Cummings previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1983 to 1996.

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New memoir by late Representative Elijah Cummings released

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings has released her late husband's memoir "We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy" and explains to CBSN's Tanya Rivero the decision of completing the..
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Elijah Cummings’ widow on his new autobiography and extraordinary life

Late Congressman Elijah Cummings’ autobiography, titled “We’re Better Than This” after the cvil rights giant’s signature phrase, has recently been shepherded to completion thanks to his..
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Black women leaders respond to Trump's question: "What do you have to lose?"

Campaigning in 2016, Donald Trump called on Black voters across the country to "try something new" by voting against the Democratic Party, saying "What do you have to lose?" Now, more than 1,000 Black..
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Democratic National Convention pays tribute to John Lewis

John Legend and Common performed "Glory" following a video tribute to Congressman John Lewis, who died in July. The video featured prerecorded comments by Georgia Senate candidate Reverend Raphael..
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Cummings wishes Bob Gates "waited a little longer" to write book

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., offers his thoughts on Bob Gates' new memoir, Gov. Chris Christie's traffic scandal, and other topics.
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Marco Rubio Tweets Photo of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Remembrance

A post from the Florida senator’s personal account attempted to pay tribute to Representative John Lewis, who died on Friday. It included a photo of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who died in..
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Sen. Marco Rubio criticized for confusing John Lewis, Elijah Cummings in remembrance

The picture attached to Rubio's Twitter tribute was of Elijah Cummings, who died in October last year.
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Kweisi Mfume rejoins House, fills seat of Cummings

Kweisi Mfume rejoined the House on Tuesday replacing the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, representing a Baltimore-area district that President Donald Trump insulted last year as "disgusting, rat and rodent..
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Ex-NAACP leader Mfume wins Maryland US House Seat

Democrat Kweisi Mfume easily won a special election Tuesday to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held for five terms before leaving to lead the..
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Democrat Mfume retakes Maryland congressional seat in special election

Democrat Kweisi Mfume won a special U.S. congressional election in Maryland on Tuesday to finish the term of Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, who died in October, while Ohio held mostly..
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Mfume to Return to Congress, Succeeding Elijah Cummings

He first held the seat from 1987 to 1996 until he left to serve as president of the N.A.A.C.P. and was replaced by Mr. Cummings, who died in October.
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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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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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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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