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Rangel: I'm Ready To Start Campaigning

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Rep. Charles Rangel says he's ready to start campaigning for re-election. Rangel spoke Thursday, a day after supporters gathered at ...

Charlie Rangel Ethics Charges

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A House investigative panel filed 13 charges of ethical wrongdoing against Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Among them are allegations that Rangel: _Impro...

Lucia Graves

Rangel Ethics Trial A Distraction, Say House Dems | 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...

Charlie Rangel Urged To Make Deal With Ethics Committee

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Increasingly impatient House Democratic leaders are prodding Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to make a deal with the ethics committee before charges agai...

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...

Paterson LEAPS Onto Political Stage For Rangel's Rally

Gov. Paterson leaps onto stage | By Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a small step for Charlie Rangel's political future - but a giant leap for Gov. Paterson. Rangel was the man of honor as he kicked off his 21st...

Rangel Runs Again, 40 Years After First Win

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It's been 40 years since New York Rep. Charles Rangel first won his congressional seat. And he's not done yet. Rangel formally annou...

Troubled Rangel's Seat Eyed By Potential Successors | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Representative Charles B. Rangel's decision to relinquish the coveted chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee has raised a once-unthinkable...

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...

Vincent Scott Morgan Challenges Charles Rangel For Seat | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 40-year-old challenger wages a grass-roots Democratic primary campaign against a popular Harlem congressman who has been entrenched for decades and ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, a day after Democrats voted down an attempt to remove scandal-plagued Ways and Means Committee chairman Charlie Rangel from his post, the House Ethics Committee voted unanimously to expand its investigation of him. Nancy Pelosi, who promised to "drain the swamp" and create "the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history," is, instead, sticking by Rangel. Talk about tone deaf. The Democrats have to make it clear to America's beleaguered middle class that they don't believe there are two sets of rules: one for the power players of Wall Street and Washington, and one for everybody else. Congress' approval rating is at 21 percent, a 10 point drop over the last month. If the Democrats want to see it hit single digits, by all means, keep Charlie Rangel as chairman. WATCH: On ABC's This Week, Arianna calls for Rangel to step down.

Charlie Rangel Suffers From Congressional Sclerosis: Richard Cohen

Washington Post | Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Once upon a time, before I began an interview with Rep. Charles Rangel, I was warned by an aide not to bring up the 1970 race in which the upstart Ran...

Charlie Rangel "Wrangeling"

CBS New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CBS 2 HD has learned of more alleged back-door dealings and political power peddling by Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel. The reigning member of Congre...

Charlie Rangel's Wealth Jumps After Disclosure Of More Than $500,000 In Unreported Assets

CQ Politics | Richard Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel , already beset by a series of ethics investigations, has disclosed more than $500,000 in previously u...

The Top Scandals of the Week

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Every week, ProPublica takes stock of how the week unfolded for the stories we're tracking in Scandal Watch. Here's what we're watching this week.