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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Thursday he will seek re-election to the Harlem-area seat he has held since 1971.
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December 19, 2013 Amid widespread speculation that he would retire, the third-longest-serving member of Congress said he will seek a 23rd term next year.
Rep. Charles Rangel listens during a news conference in August 2010 at his Harlem office in New York.
June 25, 2012 Charles Rangel's long career in Congress is at risk in Tuesday's New York primary. He is 82, faces a redrawn district, and is coming off being censured by his colleagues.
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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., participates in last week's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.
June 18, 2012 An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
A screen grab from C-SPAN's coverage of Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) appearance in the House of Representatives during consideration this afternoon on the censure resolution.
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December 2, 2010 By a vote of 333-79, Charles Rangel (D-NY) became the first member of the House since 1983 to be censured by his peers -- the most severe reprimand short of expulsion. It was a humiliating outcome for a once-powerful, long-serving member.
December 2, 2010 The House, having debated whether to censure Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for an hour, voted down a substitute offered by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) that would have instead reprimanded the 20-term Democrat.
December 2, 2010 Pentagon brass testify. Rep. Charles Rangel faces a censure vote. World Cup hosts are awarded for 2018 and 2022. And LeBron James returns to Cleveland.
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November 19, 2010 The ethics trial of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), originally scheduled for Nov. 29, has been postponed. The House ethics committee announced its decision a day after it called for Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to be censured.
November 18, 2010 The House ethics committee has agreed with the recommendation of its chief counsel that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) be censured for violating House rules.
November 18, 2010 Blake Chisam, the chief counsel for the House ethics committee who has been prosecuting the ethics case against Rep. Charles Rangel is recommending a censure against the Harlem Democrat.
November 16, 2010 Rep. Charles Rangel has been found guilty of 11 counts of violating House rules, mostly regarding his personal finances. Now the ethics committee will have to decide what punishment the 80 year old lawmaker receives.
November 16, 2010 The decision by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to walk out of his ethics trial -- citing lack of legal representation -- has been pretty much condemned by most editorial boards.
November 15, 2010 Rep. Charles Rangel, the New York Democrat facing sanctions over an assortment of ethics charges, can receive a penalty that calls for anything between no more than a rebuke or a reprimand to expulsion.
November 15, 2010 The ethics trial of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who is accused of 13 violations of House rules, took a strange turn when the 80 year old lawmaker said he could not participate without legal counsel; he parted ways with his lawyers last month.
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November 15, 2010 Lame duck Congressional session; Rangel ethics hearing; the Hajj; Suu Kyi works
September 28, 2010 The five Republicans on the House ethics committee have gone public with their frustration over chairman Zoe Lofren's failure to call for a public trial regarding two Democrats in ethics difficulties: Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters.
July 29, 2010 The last thing the Democrats want as they head into the fall elections is for the GOP to be able to use the "culture of corruption" charge, which brought the Dems to power in 2006, against them. And so they wish the Rangel case would go away.
July 23, 2010 Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
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