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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.

Ethics Committee Won't Investigate House Members Arrested During Protest

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee won't investigate eight House members arrested during an immigration protest near the Cap...

Working Hard for Families

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

No one should go into debt if a family member gets sick or injured. That is the kind of smart policy the National Work and the Family Month promotes, and what the Affordable Care Act is on the track to accomplish.

Why I Went to Jail

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

Some may call it a publicity stunt. Some may call it a political theater. For whatever reason some may think I stood out there with thousands of clergy and advocates calling for immigration reform, the fact is that it got attention.

Compromisers or Confederates? Two-Headed House Is a Hard Foe to Figure

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

So who won the day? Clearly the Democrats. But they are fighting a two-headed foe, and while that mere fact suggests destruction for Republicans, it also means that there are two wars to fight.

Dem Rep Likens Tea Party Republicans To Civil War Confederates

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) lashed out at tea party Republicans on Tuesday, invoking a dark era of American history in the process. In an intervi...

Luke Johnson

Lawmakers Not Too Busy To Raise Money Under Shutdown Threat | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A government shutdown will force agencies to close their doors and send many employees home without pay, but the money won't stop flowin...

I Want to Work With Senator Cruz

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I've been around Congress long enough to know there are issues we may never see eye-to-eye from the opposite aisle, but we should all agree that our job is to move America forward and benefit the people. It's irresponsible to play games and handcuff the process so that nothing gets done at all.

Bachmann, Rangel Face Off In Party Brawl

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) faced off over Republican efforts to defund Obamacare and the looming government shutdow...

Shouldn't War Critics Get a Broadcast Response to the President's War Speech?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
Robert Naiman

President Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday evening to lobby public opinion and Congress to support the Congressional authorization for war in Syria. Shouldn't broadcast media respect the right of war critics to an equal response?

Rangel Need Offer No Apology for Tea Party Racial Blast

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One doesn't have to shout a racial pejorative at them as Rangel did to figure that if the titanic civil rights bills of the past were on the nation's legislative table today they'd again rush to the barricades to battle against them.

Bachmann: Dem 'Should Apologize To Tea Party' For 'Outrageous Comments'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is calling on Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to apologize for negative comments he made about the tea party movement. ...

Remembering the Forgotten Victory

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

November 30, 1950, was a living nightmare. In the battle of Kunu-ri, more than 5,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or taken as prisoners of war. Ninety percent of my unit was killed. Little did I know, back then, that we were stopping communism.

We Must Restore Honor to Gay Veterans Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rep. Mark Pocan

As we celebrate the considerable progress we've made toward full equality in our military, we cannot forget about those who continue to suffer because of the discriminatory policies of our past.

The Struggle Continues for Civil Rights

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Make no mistake: voting rights in this country are still under assault. In the 1960s, voter suppression was carried out with attack dogs, water hoses, and physical beatings Today, those who seek to disenfranchise minorities use more discreet tactics.

Dem Slams 'Sad' GOP 'Circus'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had some harsh criticism for the Republican Party on Wednesday over conservative debate on immigration reform. Rangel ...

Dem Rep Holds Obama's Feet To Fire On Failure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has failed to provide adequate explanation for the Justice Department's decision...

Rangel Files Suit To Overturn Censure

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Democrat Charles Rangel on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to overturn a 2010 House decision to censure him for...

Tax Deduction for Students Now Will Pay Dividends

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

A greater tax deduction for students is not a handout. On the contrary, it helps those who are willing to meet the challenges of higher education to invest in our collective future.

Charlie Rangel in the Hot Seat Again

Jerome Armstrong | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York
Jerome Armstrong

For the 2014 election cycle, the Campaign for Primary Accountability already has placed Rangel, whose 44 year career has been capped in recent years with a series of allegations of ethical violations and failures to comply with tax codes, in the Hot Seat.

Rangel Slams 'Embarrassing As Hell' Obama Diversity, Compares Him To Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), the second-longest serving African-American congressman in the House, slammed the lack of diversity in President Barack ...