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Congress Convicts Rangel

Rep. Charlie Rangel may as well have stuck around for the full hearing. An ethics subcommittee convicted the veteran lawmaker Tuesday of 11 counts of naughty, having to do with fundraising, cheap rent and taxes. Rangel’s colleagues could decide to give him the boot, but he’s likelier to get off with just a reprimand.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Tea Party Mobilizes for Primary Battles

In the lead-up to November’s midterm elections, there have been signs in some states that moderate Republican candidates might face considerable challenges from tea party contenders.  (continued)

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE



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Another Prominent Democrat Faces Ethics Charges

Rep. Maxine Waters, a stalwart progressive voice in the House for nearly 20 years, is defending herself against charges that she improperly intervened to help bail out a bank with ties to her husband. Waters released a statement denying any wrongdoing, saying she was merely working on behalf of minority banks.

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 READ MORE



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Ethics Panel Finds Wrongdoing by Rangel, Sources Say

The House Ethics Committee isn’t known for throwing its own to the wolves, but word is that Rep. Charlie Rangel, the subject of a two-year investigation, could get slammed. (continued)

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 READ MORE


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Clinton Considers VP Slot

Once again, the topic of the vice presidency has come up for Hillary Clinton and, this time, she’s apparently responded receptively to the idea—if it would help the Democrats win the White House in November. Clinton reportedly said she was “open” to the idea during a conference call Tuesday.

Posted on Jun 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Clinton Regrets ‘White Americans’ Remark

Hillary Clinton tells Wolf Blitzer that Rep. Charles Rangel was “probably right” about her recent comment to USA Today. Clinton had argued that white voters seemed to prefer her lately. Rangel called that statement “the dumbest thing.”

Posted on May 14, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Biloxi Blues (and Reds)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), above, raised the ire of not a few Mississippi residents, including Rep. Charles Pickering (R-Miss.), for telling the N.Y. Times on Nov. 8, “Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?” Who, indeed? Truthdig takes you beneath the headlines.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006 READ MORE


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