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Michael McCaul, Congressman Overseeing Charlie Rangel Ethics Trial, Has Own Financial Problems

Roll Call | Jennifer Yachnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michael McCaul, one of the richest Members of Congress, appears to have failed to fully disclose dozens of stock transactions worth millions of d...

Charlie Rangel On Obama: He Hasn't 'Been Around Long Enough To Determine What My Dignity Is'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — New York Rep. Charles Rangel has shot back at President Barack Obama's recent comment that he "end his career with dignity." Speakin...

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

Charlie Rangel: 'I'm Not Going Away,' You'll Have To Get 'Rid Of Me Through Expulsion'

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A combative Rep. Charles Rangel told the House on Tuesday he's not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethi...

House's Top Democratic Cop Promises To 'Vigorously' Investigate Ethics Charges Against Fellows Dems

The New York Times | Eric Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Representative Zoe Lofgren's introduction to malfeasance in Washington came nearly four decades ago when she was a 26-year-old House aid...

Aug. 2, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

A rabbi, a Methodist minister and a priest walk into a bar in Rhinebeck. Bartender asks, is this a joke?

Rangel Bash for Cash: Come to My Birthday for Only Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

With the amount of money you have to raise these days to run for political office, it is no wonder that candidates have to use every trick in the book.

Obama Speaks About Rangel For First Time: 'He's Somebody Who's At The End Of His Career'

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel "very troubling" and said he hopes th...

Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, this column took a week off, due to an extended trip into the desert for the Netroots Nation convention. But now, we turn our sights back ...

Lucia Graves

Rangel Ethics Trial A Distraction, Say House Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frontline Democratic lawmakers Rep. Tom Perriello of Virginia, who is in an uphill battle for reelection, and Rep. Gerry Connolly of Northern Virginia...

Roy Sekoff On 'Ed Show': How GOP's Embrace Of Tea Party Is Like Dating A Hot Guy With Issues

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Wednesday night to discuss the Democratic National Committee's new push to tie the tea party move...

July 26, 2010 News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

President Obama signs most sweeping financial reform legislation since money was invented. Public reaction? Yawwwwnnnnn...

Charlie Rangel Makes Last Ditch Effort To Prevent Ethics Trial

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — New York Democrat Charles Rangel made a last-minute effort Tuesday to settle his ethics case and prevent a House trial that could e...

Unlike Rangel, Democrats Not 'Looking Forward' To Ethics-Charge Fight

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Friends and political allies of embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel are noticeably quiet after the disclosure that the 40-year House vetera...

Rangel: I 'Look Forward' To Fighting Ethics Charges

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Democrats nervously anticipating Rep. Charles Rangel's ethics trial know all about the media frenzy and negative ads accompanying e...

Who (Really) Runs Congress?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Those with an interest in understanding the legislative process, a small subset of those attempting to influence its product, should both appreciate Janice Mays and her colleagues and get to know them a bit better.

Pete Stark: Charlie Rangel Successor As House Ways And Means Committee Chair

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) will temporarily take the House Ways and Means Committee chairmanship vacated Wednesday morning by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N...

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

Ethics Panel: Rangel Broke House Rules By Accepting Caribbean Trips

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel, the most powerful tax-writing lawmaker in Congress and a 40-year veteran of Capitol Hill, acknowledged Thursda...

Cadillac Tax: Congress Is Split On Reform Effort To Tax Costly Health Care Plans

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposed tax on high-cost, or "Cadillac," health insurance plans has touched off a fierce clash between the Senate and the House as they wrestle ove...

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: National Health Insurance Exchange "Essential"

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the House health care position forward on Tuesday night, insisting that a national health insurance exchange is "essential...

Ryan Grim

House Passes Bill Taxing AIG Bonuses, Republicans Switch Votes In Droves

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday to tax bonuses paid out by AIG and other bailed-out firms at a rate of 90 percent. "We want ou...

Friday Talking Points [56] -- Turkeys Everywhere!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While today is not officially Turkey Day, I will warn you in advance that it's going to be a theme running through today's column, like gravy through ...

Friday Talking Points [47] -- Our First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Surprise! It's our first anniversary column! But before we get to that, I have to pass on this information, in the hopes nobody will get stung by a v...