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Topic - Charles Rangel
Anthony Weiner thinks his brief absence from elected office means the public will forget his disrespect and disdain for women. He's wrong. He didn't just treat strange women like sex objects, he sexually harassed female journalists who work on Capitol Hill. Two of us work at The Washington Times.
Code Red: Washington put on full terror alert. The terror of horrific testosterone threatens to paralyze the nation's capital.
You have to know that times are desperate in the Obama campaign when Sen. Harry Reid is trotted out to contend that Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for a decade.
Two veteran congressmen, New York's Rep. Charles Rangel and Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch, headed to victory Tuesday after early returns showed them staving off primary challenges from younger rivals.
To many Washington outsiders, congressional ethics is an oxymoron or fodder for late-night comedians, but watchdogs and longtime Washington observers point to one hopeful sign — an office they believe is helping members take ethics rules more seriously.
The confirmation of Timothy Geithner, President Obama's choice for secretary of the Treasury, was an early indication of the direction in which our country's ethical standards were heading. Appointing a secretary of the Treasury who ducked his own taxes does not exactly set a high standard.
Former Rep. Eric Massa and his tickle fights are so 2010.
Too much personal power corrupts. That's what happened to Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrat, and too many other people holding public office simply because government is too big and overreaching at nearly every level.
The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommended Thursday that Rep. Charles Rangel be censured in connection with the panel's finding that he engaged in improper financial and fundraising conduct.
BREAKING NEWS: A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.
He replied that she had not verified that detail in her story.
"It's as embarrassing as [heck]," says Rep. Charles Rangel of New York. "We've been through all of this with Mitt Romney. And we were very hard with Mitt Romney and the women binder and a variety of things. And I kind of think there's no excuse with the second term."