On Friday, a House subcommittee decided to dish out an official reprimand to Rep. Charles Rangel as punishment for running afoul of ethics rules, but his fate still remains to be decided by a panel of his peers. –KA

The Washington Post:

The subcommittee that investigated Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has recommended that the embattled lawmaker face just a “reprimand,” a mild form of punishment similar to that given to Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) when he was rebuked in 1997.

[…] The charges include allegations that Rangel violated House rules or federal laws by soliciting donations from people with business before his committee to fund a center named in his honor at City College of New York, not paying taxes on a Caribbean home, improperly using a rent-stabilized apartment in New York as a campaign office, and not properly disclosing more than $600,000 in income and assets.

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