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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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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...

Our Sacred Obligation to America's Defenders

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Our veterans should not continue to suffer pointlessly. Republicans need to do more than wave an American flag. Rather, they need to work with my Democratic colleagues to pass legislation that provides the VA with the funds it needs.

What Would Mitt Have Done in Ukraine? And Ryan/Rangel/Rand on Race

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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In light of blustering jingoists, is Obama weak or wise on Russia-Crimea? Then: Has DuBois's 'color line' been crossed by Ryan, Rangel or Rand? Will Dems lose it all in '14 but run the table in '16?

Why I Keep Raising Hell

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Rep. Charles Rangel

When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can't get health benefits, when they can't get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them.

New York Rep. Charlie Rangel's Democratic Challenger Lives In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), a 42-year veteran of the House who announced his bid for reelection in New York’s 13th Congressional District in Decem...