Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discusses his opponents, past scandal, and why he is running for a 22nd term.
Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
Rep. Charles Rangel shares what he knows from talking to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, a Republican candidate for the presidency, dropped into New York City on Monday to court the support of Hispanic business owners.
Veteran Rep. Charles Rangel has sold his villa in the Dominican Republic that was the focus of a House ethics investigation.
Saddled with legal fees and facing possible new allegations, Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday he has started raising funds for a trust to pay his legal expenses.
The House of Representatives censured veteran New York Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday -- a stunning downfall for a man once considered one of the most powerful members of Congress.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, responds to the House vote 333-79 to censure him for ethics violations.
A House ethics subcommittee trial originally scheduled for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, on November 29 will not be held, according to an ethics committee statement released Friday.
The House ethics committee voted 9-1 on Thursday to recommend censure for Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, in response to multiple rules violations committed by the 20-term congressman.
The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommends Charlie Rangel be censured by the full House of Representatives.
A House ethics subcommittee found longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty Tuesday on multiple violations of House rules.
The notion that U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel's career could end in defeat or expulsion was once unthinkable.
Complaining of a lack of legal counsel, Rep. Charlie Rangel walks out on his hearing.
The House ethics committee will hold trial-like hearings on allegations against two Democratic members -- Rep. Charles Rangel of New York and Rep. Maxine Waters of California -- after the November 2 congressional elections in which both are running, the panel's chairwoman announced Thursday.
Rep. Charles Rangel addresses supporters after beating five challengers to win his Democratic primary.
He's served in Congress for almost 40 years, but Tuesday's primary in New York was unlike any other for Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel.
Tuesday's round of primaries in seven states and Washington, D.C., is the last big event in the run-up to November's midterm elections. Hawaii holds the last nominating contest of this election cycle on Saturday.
Embattled congressman Charlie Rangel defends against allegations for corruption for the third time this week.
Embattled lawmaker Charlie Rangel, who is embroiled in an ethics investigation, celebrated his 80th birthday Wednesday with a lavish party at New York's Plaza Hotel.
New York's political elite show up for embattled Rep. Charles Rangel's birthday bash.
Embattled lawmaker Charlie Rangel, who is embroiled in an ethics investigation, celebrates his 80th birthday Wednesday -- but the event may lack much of its promised luster.
Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel apologized on the House floor Tuesday for causing any embarrassment by violating chamber rules, but he insisted he is not corrupt and refused to resign.
Rep. Charlie Rangel asks the House Ethics Committee to expedite his hearing in regards to alleged ethics violations.
Congressional corruption scandals are dominating headlines just as campaign season is heating up -- and Democrats might get beaten back by the same tide that swept them into office in 2006.
CNN's Candy Crowley asks reporter Dan Balz and Peter Baker about the ethics charges facing Democrats.
CNN's Don Lemon talks to the Rev. Al Sharpton about the investigations into Reps. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters.
President Barack Obama hopes embattled New York congressman Charlie Rangel can end his career with dignity.
The New York Democrat's ethics charges and legal troubles put him on Rick Sanchez's List U Don't Want 2 Be On.
House ethics committee investigators have recommended that Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York be reprimanded, according to one of those investigators, Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas.
Rep. Charlie Rangel reacts to charges of ethics violations, saying he may have been "overzealous" in serving the public.
The House ethics committee on Thursday accused veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of House rules involving alleged financial wrongdoing and harming the credibility of Congress.
Longtime Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York will be the subject of the House ethics committee's first corruption trial in almost a decade unless his attorneys reach an agreement to settle his charges.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York confirmed Tuesday that his lawyers are discussing a possible settlement with lawyers for the House ethics committee that would avoid a public hearing this week on ethics allegations against him.
House Democratic leaders preached patience Monday in awaiting an ethics committee report on veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, but rumblings emerged from House members for Rangel to somehow deal with the issue before a public hearing later this week.
Congressman Charlie Rangel had a bad week.
The New York congressman expressed relief as an investigation over alleged ethics violations concludes.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, said Friday that he is taking the congressional ethics investigation now threatening to derail his career "one step at a time."
CNN's Wolf Blitzer discusses possible charges the House Ethics Committee is investigating against Rep. Charles Rangel.
The House Ethics Committee will hold a formal hearing on alleged violations by Rep. Charles Rangel, the New York Democrat forced to step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this year over ethics questions.
New York state legislator Adam Clayton Powell IV on Monday announced his candidacy in this year's Democratic primary against 20-term U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, who has spent the past year battling an ethics investigation.
New York Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV plans to challenge Charlie Rangel for his U.S. House seat.
Rep. Charles Rangel says he will temporarily step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. Charlie Rangel temporarily stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, a decision forced by a growing storm of ethics controversies threatening the longtime congressman.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel: The congressman, a New York Democrat, will be formally admonished Friday by the House's ethics committee for violating rules on receiving gifts, the panel said. The issue centers on who paid for his and other Congressional Black Caucus members' travel to the Caribbean in 2007 and 2008.
Rep. Charles Rangel says House members should not be admonished for the wrongdoing of their staff members.
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, will be formally admonished Friday by the House's ethics committee for violating rules on receiving gifts, the committee announced Thursday.
Lawmakers will start 2010 with a hefty to-do list thanks to a lot of unfinished tax business they left on the table in 2009. The chief example: the estate tax.
Senate Democrats failed to reach a deal on Wednesday with Senate Republicans to temporarily extend the estate tax into 2010, when it is scheduled to be repealed for one year.
Brianna Keilar reports on a GOP resolution to remove Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
As one of the most influential Democrats in the House of Representatives, Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York, has seen the highs and lows that come with the job.
Senate negotiators are searching for new ways to pay for an overhaul of the U.S. health insurance system after recent polls showed many Americans oppose funding it through taxes on employer-provided health insurance, a key senator said Tuesday.
The debate over whether to have a government-backed insurance plan is fast becoming the most divisive health care reform issue.
Rep. Charles Rangel said he is satisfied with the steps New York police are taking in response to the death of Officer Omar Edwards, but renewed his call for a federal investigation into instances of police friendly fire.
The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday to try to recoup bonuses paid to Wall Street executives with taxpayer money.
House Democratic leaders said they would introduce legislation Wednesday night to try to recoup bonuses paid to Wall Street executives with taxpayer money.
Congressman Charles Rangel's fate hangs in the balance as a report concerning the Ways and Means Committee chairman is being prepared for release in early January.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel on Tuesday responded to what he called an "inflammatory" New York Times article that questions the New York Democrat's ethics.
Governors and mayors disagreed Wednesday on whether the U.S. government should stimulate the economy by bailing out states with battered budgets.
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is under fire over a series of recent disclosures that have some calling for him to resign
Rep. Charles Rangel, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, will hire forensic accountants to investigate his financial statements over the past two decades, his lawyer said.
Rep. Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, said Wednesday he will not step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee in the face of a call from the Republican leader in the House for him to do so.
Sen. Hillary Clinton on Saturday will officially suspend her campaign for the presidency and "express her support for Senator Obama and party unity," her campaign said Wednesday.
CNN's Candy Crowley talks about Sen. Clinton's plans to suspend her campaign and what she might do next.
The Senate is poised to pass a $15 billion package of housing measures intended to stabilize the housing market.
A watchdog group critical of pork barrel spending released its latest findings Wednesday targeting the top Congressional "porkers."
Ever been zapped by the alternative minimum tax? You're hardly alone. This parallel tax system, originally designed to prevent the ultrawealthy from dodging taxes, will ensnare 4 million filers this spring, few of whom consider themselves rich.
The debate over the Alternative Minimum Tax isn't nearly as gripping as an episode of "24," but like Jack Bauer, Congress is under the gun.
If a tax-system overhaul proposed last week were to pass into law, there would be a substantial redistribution of the tax burden.
Lawmakers are looking to pass $71 billion worth of tax-break extenders this year. Most politicians support the extensions, but how to pay for them is another matter entirely.
No one actually expects lawmakers to overhaul the tax code this year, but House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) planted his flag Thursday morning by unveiling a bill that he calls the "mother of all tax reforms."
A bill representing the "mother of all tax reforms" is set to be revealed Thursday, according to House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY).
Susan Schwab is sitting inside a VIP lounge at Dulles airport near Washington, waiting for a call from The Chairman. Jet fumes hang on the tarmac outside, but what Schwab smells is a deal.
Lawmakers have effectively denied roughly 23 million taxpayers the ability to plan adequately for their taxes this year.
Picture this: A rotund, theatrical politician from Harlem and a wiry, introverted policy-wonk from Shreveport sitting elbow to elbow on the House floor, shuffling between each other's offices, passing paper between staffs. Two men from opposite ends of the political spectrum, they are joined in secrecy on a project that just about everyone else in Washington considers doomed to failure. Charlie Rangel and Jim McCrery are on a mission to rescue Social Security from bankruptcy.
Tax-writing committees in Congress are weighing a curtailment of a little-known tax break that helps private equity firms and hedge funds cut their tax bills, according to a newspaper report published Thursday.
As the capital's attention fixed on congressional maneuvering over Iraq war spending, a different drama was playing out in the offices of leading House members - one that would determine the nation's free trade path at a critical juncture.
The powerful chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel, and I sat down together last night to talk about, among other things, his new book, "And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since."
So how are you doing? Money-wise, that is.
Young adults facing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are struggling with emotions that range from ambivalence to profound anger and sorrow.
Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday the House Democratic Party leadership would not support a call by Rep. Charles Rangel to reinstate the draft.
New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel has proposed a new military draft to bolster U.S. troop levels. We asked CNN.com readers if they believe Congress should bring back the draft or keep the military an all-volunteer force. Here is a selection of your replies, some of which have been edited for length and clarity.
Although Congress is unlikely to follow calls from a top Democrat to bring back the military draft, the United States does have a plan, if necessary, aimed at inducting millions of young men for service.
Power may be corrupting, but it is also addictive. That's why no party likes to lose an election. But the truth is that sometimes a loss is just what is needed to regain a sense of purpose and energy. And that's why the Republicans need to lose in November.
For the first time in a decade, the House committee that plays a key role in crafting the nation's tax laws delved into the politically charged question of radical income tax reform.
Iraq's minority coalitions have a chance to strongly influence formation of the nation's new government, two key members of the U.S. Senate said on Sunday.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.57 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats criticizing administration officials on topics from the proposed Social Security overhaul to the deficit.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats sniping at administration officials on topics such as the nation's Social Security system and the deficit.
Republicans reach far more TV viewers today as the Big Three networks put the elephants in prime time.
Ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says he was forced out of Haiti in a "real coup d'etat" led by the United States, in what he called a "modern way to have a modern kidnapping."
Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York said Sunday the United States is just as responsible for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's ouster as the rebels who forced him from office.
There's an atmosphere of comity in the nation's capital right now. Pictures of President Bush embracing Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and then reaching literally over an aisle to shake the ha...
The time couldn't be riper for a tax cut. The federal budget surplus is expected to total $3 trillion over the next decade, and both political parties are clamoring to reduce taxes. Next year would...
CHARLES RANGEL, 60, U.S. Congressman (D-New York), disagreeing with polls that show suburbanites are ready to pay more taxes to help cities: ''You can't trust the voters.''
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