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  • Pallbearers carry the casket of former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski into St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Hundreds of mourners, including some former congressional colleagues and the city's mayor, packed the church to pay final tribute to the longtime politician. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Mourners pack church for Rostenkowski funeral

    Hundreds of mourners, including some former congressional colleagues and the city's mayor, packed a Chicago church Tuesday to pay final tribute to former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, a one-time Democratic mainstay whose political career ended in ignominy.

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    Texas House officials criticized one of their own members Tuesday for billing both his campaign and taxpayers for the same travel expenses, saying the reimbursements might prompt an internal investigation, criminal probe or both.

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President Carter (right) chats with acting Chicago Mayor Michael Bilandic (left) and Rep. Dan Rostenkowski at the White House on Feb. 7, 1977.

    Dan Rostenkowski, congressman downed by scandal, dies at 82

    Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, the Chicago Democrat who became the leading architect of congressional tax policy in the Reagan era but later went to federal prison for corruption, died Wednesday, a family friend said. He was 82.

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  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski of Ill., shown during an appearance at the National Press Club Thursday, February 9, 1989, promised to oppose President Bush's proposal to reduce capital gains taxes.

  • "I know that my obituary will say, 'Dan Rostenkowski, felon,' and it is something that I have to live with,"' he said in a 1998 broadcast interview with Robert Novak and Mark Shields.

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