Rangel running for 23rd term in Congress
December 19th, 2013
09:58 AM ET
4 months ago

Rangel running for 23rd term in Congress

(CNN) - Two days after three leading members of the House of Representatives announced their retirements, another longtime congressman announced Thursday that he plans on staying put on Capitol Hill.

Longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York, in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News, said he's running next year for a 23rd term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Rangel
October 15th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
6 months ago

Rep. Charles Rangel compares tea party in House to 'confederates'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Charles Rangel on Tuesday compared what he considers the most intransigent members of the House Republican caucus with the Confederates of the American Civil War.

The last-minute holdups on a deal over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling, the longtime Democrat from New York City told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, are not coming from conflict between Republicans and Democrats.
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel
September 19th, 2013
09:27 PM ET
7 months ago

Michele Bachmann: Obama ‘used to being George III’

Washington (CNN) – Tea party firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann was unabashed in her criticism of Obamacare and the president it’s named for Thursday night, comparing President Barack Obama with a British tyrant.

“He’s used to being George III,” the Minnesota Republican said of what she described as the president’s refusal to negotiate with Congressional Republicans over the continuing resolution to fund the government.
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • Michele Bachmann
Rangel: Republicans better than terrorists at hurting the country
August 2nd, 2013
07:02 PM ET
9 months ago

Rangel: Republicans better than terrorists at hurting the country

(CNN) - Longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York compared congressional Republicans to terrorists and likened supporters of the tea party movement to “white crackers” in an interview published Friday.

Rangel said House Republicans are doing more damage to American competitiveness than al Qaeda, according to The Daily Beast. "What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • Republicans • Tea Party
Binders closed: Rangel says mostly-male Obama picks 'embarrassing'
January 10th, 2013
12:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Binders closed: Rangel says mostly-male Obama picks 'embarrassing'

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama finalizes his cabinet picks heading into his second term, some are pointing to a noted lack of diversity among the select group.

And Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says "it's embarrassing as hell." The congressman from New York pulled no punches Thursday when he chided the White House for not picking more women and minorities for the top level positions.
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • President Obama
Rangel victorious as challenger concedes
July 9th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Rangel victorious as challenger concedes

(CNN) – After 13 days of vote counting and election wrangling, the New York state senator who challenged longtime New York Rep. Charles Rangel for his U.S. House seat conceded the race at a Monday press conference.

State senator Adriano Espaillat announced he would drop his challenge and lawsuit, which had election workers in the 13th Congressional District continuing to count ballots from the June 26 Democratic primary.
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • New York
Continued ballot counting trending in Rangel's favor
July 6th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Continued ballot counting trending in Rangel's favor

(CNN) - Election officials counting previously untallied ballots in a New York congressional Democratic primary say incumbent U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel is expanding his lead over his top challenger, who went to court last week to ensure counting would continue.

Rangel was 989 votes ahead of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, New York City Board of Elections spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez said Friday evening after counting had ended for the day in the state's 13th Congressional District. The district includes precincts in both Manhattan and the Bronx.
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Filed under: 2012 • Charlie Rangel • New York
Ballot issues arise after Rangel's apparent primary win
June 30th, 2012
05:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Ballot issues arise after Rangel's apparent primary win

(CNN) - While Rep. Charles Rangel of New York celebrates a major primary victory this week - his toughest challenge in 42 years - the state is stepping in on ballot complaints that could wind up changing the results.

New unofficial numbers released Saturday night by the New York City Board of Elections show Rangel ahead of his main challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, by only two percentage points - 44% to 42% - with just 802 votes separating them and more than 3,000 votes unaccounted for.
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Filed under: 2012 • Charlie Rangel • House • New York
Rangel could defy odds in 22nd House run
June 26th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Rangel could defy odds in 22nd House run

(CNN) – Iconic Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district, after an over four-decade long congressional career that made him one of the most high profile lawmakers and almost culminated after he was censured on the House floor in 2010.

The 21-term representative is locked in a five-way Tuesday race for the nomination in his Harlem-area district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans, a shift that has no doubt helped Rangel's fiercest competition, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

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Filed under: 2012 • Charlie Rangel • House • New York
Rangel to pay $23,000 fine for campaign violation
March 27th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Rangel to pay $23,000 fine for campaign violation

New York (CNN) - 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.

In response to a complaint originally filed by the National Legal and Policy Center in 2008, the commission found that the 21-term Harlem Democrat violated federal law by paying a reduced market price for a space used as the New York headquarters for multiple campaigns for over a 10-year period, and by failing to report the deduction as an in-kind donation.

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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • New York
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