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Elise Foley

New York Democrats Outraged By Decision Not To Indict In Eric Garner Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of New York's congressional delegation expressed dismay on Wednesday that a grand jury had decided not to bring criminal charges...

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Rep. Charlie Rangel Thought 'Cracker' Was A 'Term Of Endearment'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has no problem using dramatic language to make a point. In fact, the congressman, who received some heat for comparing Te...

Rangel Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 13th Congressional district on Tuesday. Rangel, who began serving in Congress...

Michael McAuliff

Charlie Rangel Pushes For Draft, War Tax To Battle ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk is cheap, and so are votes to go to war if lawmakers and most of their constituents don't suffer any consequences, said Rep. ...

We Must Share Sacrifice Through Draft and War Tax

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As the U.S. launches its first airstrikes against ISIS, we must ask this crucial question: Who is paying for the war? Because, if indeed it is worth fighting for, all of America needs to chip in and share the sacrifice. It is time to reinstate the draft and a war tax to give everyone a real stake in decisions on war.

Fighting to Give You a Raise

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

This past Labor Day, President Barack Obama once again reminded us why Congress must increase the federal minimum wage. In America, the land of opportunity, no one who works 40 hours per week should be struggling to raise a family. Yet that is exactly what is happening.

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

Here's How Politicians Have Reacted To The Protests In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Politicians around the country have reacted as national attention has focused on the clashes between police and those protesting the shooting of unarm...

Shortchanging Our Own Future

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.

Friday Talking Points -- Courtin' Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of June is an important time on the political calendar, but it is one which most Americans don't really think about all that much. It's hard to fault this, so let's take a quick run through the important decisions handed down in the past week.

Thank You for Your Service, But It's Time to Go Justice Ginsburg

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

If either Ginsburg or Breyer resign this summer we can expect a contentious, drawn out, and divisive confirmation battle. But that is nothing like we are bound to see if they wait until after November when odds are the Republicans will take the Senate.

This Two-Headed Monster Is Everything Wrong With Washington

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

Two longtime incumbents won heated primary elections this week, and both of them -- Reps. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) -- have t...

Christopher Mathias

Wall Street Attacks Fail To Derail Longtime Harlem Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

A late populist push failed to boost to boost state Sen. Adriano Espaillat over incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel in the Democratic primary in New York's ...

Despite Setbacks, Rangel Defeats Dem Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel defeated state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the New York Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District. Rangel, who also ...

Rangel Declares Victory, But Opponent Says It's 'Too Close To Call'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK-- Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel declared victory late Tuesday night in what is likely to be the final primary election of his 44-year congre...

Too Close To Call

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic primary challenge and moved one ...

One Last Fight

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I've been called many things in my time, but there's one in particular I find I'm most proud of: public servant. There's a lot of people out there who think I've served for too long, but I love my community, my city, my state and our great nation too much to quit now. These are critical last two years, and I'm not done fighting yet.

Cuomo Offers Rangel Last-Minute Endorsement

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday threw his support to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary for New York's 13th Con...

Charlie Rangel Says He's Confident He'll Defeat Primary Opponent

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- Longtime congressman Charles Rangel says he's confident he will prevail in his upcoming primary, comparing himself to a seasoned race...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Versus 181th Street In Dem Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel's relationship with Wall Street is one of the three most resonant issues in his heated Harlem Democratic primary campaign for reel...

Rangel Loses The New York Times' Endorsement Again

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) failed to garner The New York Times' editorial endorsement as the 84-year-old lawmaker bids to return to Congress for a 2...

No Law Is Perfect

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation that I voted for and was signed by President Obama in 2010. Was it perfect? Of course not. No massive piece of legislation is perfect -- and that's why we constantly work to improve the law.

Kasey Varner

Charlie Rangel Getting Hammered In Dem Primary For Wall Street Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Something new is happening in a New York Democratic primary contest: An incumbent is getting hit for being too close to Wall Street. The unlucky c...

Pelosi Backs 22-Term Rep. Rangel

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday endorsed Rep. Charlie Rangel, joining a long line of party leaders backing the 22-t...