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Shortchanging Our Own Future

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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 06.22.2014 | 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 06.22.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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...

Rangel Will Seek Another Term In Congress

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rep. Charles Rangel says he's going to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The long-se...

Judge Dismisses Rangel's Bid To Overturn Censure

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York ...

Edward H. Jurith, 1951- 2013, Attorney, White House Drug Policy Leader

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Edward H. Jurith, a key figure in American drug policy making since the 1980s, died peacefully at home in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Ed has been my friend since 1981.

Dem Rips Obama's Health Care Apology: Not 'Worth A Damn At The Polls'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

Count Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) among those appearing unimpressed with President Barack Obama's apology over the Affordable Care Act's shaky rollou...

Brady Bill Was Just the Beginning

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Whatever one's stance on gun control is, I know everyone can agree that we should not rest until America becomes a place where families never have to worry about their loved ones being shot by a crazy gunman.