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The Obama administration is signaling it plans to take a tougher stance with China on trade issues, including demanding that Beijing move more quickly to reform its currency system.
The Obama administration this week may have to fend off a fight with Democratic allies in Congress who are angry about what they say is China's refusal to end trade-distorting policies and who are threatening reprisals that businesses fear could start a trade war.
Buoyed by a huge turnout at a fundraising gala marking his 80th birthday, embattled Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel was eager to turn his attention to his re-election campaign and let the ethics charges against him play out in Washington.
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.
Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, the Illinois 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.
A combative Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, told the House on Tuesday he's not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing, and he demanded the ethics committee not leave him "swinging in the wind."
A combative Rep. Charles B. Rangel told the House on Tuesday he's not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethics committee not leave him "swinging in the wind."
The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, including a charge that she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on its board.
Instead of "draining the swamp" of corruption, as Nancy Pelosi promised Americans in 2006, under her tenure as speaker of the House, the congressional swamp has grown more putrid, more corrupt, and even more out-of-touch with ordinary Americans.