The Week: Most Recent Democratic Party:Charlie Rangel recent posts.en-usFri, 03 Dec 2010 11:17:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Democratic Party:Charlie Rangel from THE WEEKFri, 03 Dec 2010 11:17:00 -0500Charlie Rangel's censure: A 'meaningless' punishment?<img src="" /></P><p>The House of Representatives formally censured Rep. Charles Rangel for ethics violations on Thursday, the first time a member of Congress has faced that humiliating punishment in 27 years. Rangel, a New York Democrat, was both apologetic and defiant, saying other censured House members had done far worse, and calling the vote against him "very, very, very political." Some dismissed the censure as "meaningless," since the congressman will get to keep his seat. Was censure the right punishment? (Watch Charlie Rangel's final plea)<br /><br /><strong>What a weak slap on the wrist:</strong> Charlie Rangel "ignored the law," says...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 03 Dec 2010 11:17:00 -0500The end of Charlie Rangel?<img src="" /></P><p>The ethics trial of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) erupted in "high drama" on Monday when he stormed out of the hearing complaining it was unfair because he couldn't afford a lawyer. The subcommittee on Tuesday found Rangel guilty of 11 out of 13 charges that he broke House rules by, among other things, failing to pay income taxes on rent from his villa in the Dominican Republic, and raising millions of dollars from people with business before Congress. Now the matter goes to the full ethics committee, which will decide Rangel's punishment. Did Rangel's walkout mark the end of his career?<strong></strong> (Watch...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 16 Nov 2010 10:49:00 -0500The latest Tweets about 'Charlie Rangel'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 10 Aug 2010 09:51:00 -0400Should Charlie Rangel fight or fold?<img src="" /></P><p>The career of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) hangs in the balance this week as he battles charges made against him by the House Ethics Committee. Rangel, a 40-year congressional veteran and former Ways and Means chairman, is frantically trying to broker a deal with the committee before the allegations are made public. Such a deal would likely force the congressman to admit to unethical behavior, which is thought to include a coverup of financial dealings. Rangel insists he has done nothing wrong, but the Democrats want him to avoid a public trial that could be damaging for their broader electoral...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 27 Jul 2010 18:08:00 -0400Why hasn't Charlie Rangel stepped down?<img src="" /></P><p>Glenn Beck launched an attack against the Obama administration's "green jobs" director Van Jones in the last week of August. By Labor Day, Jones was FOX-kill. Compare that to the results achieved by <em>The New York Times</em> and <em>The Washington Post</em>, both of which have called for New York Rep. Charles Rangel to step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The newspapers began urging Rangel to step aside back in 2008; it's now close to 2010 and Rangel hasn't budged.<br /><br />Unlike Jones, Rangel doesn't have a colorful past as a leftist and signer of a conspiracy statement suggesting that President...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/francis-wilkinson" ><span class="byline">Francis Wilkinson</span></a>Mon, 28 Sep 2009 05:26:00 -0400