Political Capital

Peter Green

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. after a House Democratic caucus meeting.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. after a House Democratic caucus meeting.

Jackson’s Month-Long Absence Causing Unease

The revelation that the month-long disappearance from Capital Hill of Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is due to treatment for a “mood disorder,” which an aide said yesterday was not for alcohol or drug addiction, has prompted some public...

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Representative Charlie Rangel celebrates his 82nd birthday with friends and colleagues at a party held for him in Washington on June 20, 2012.

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Representative Charlie Rangel celebrates his 82nd birthday with friends and colleagues at a party held for him in Washington on June 20, 2012.

Rangel Pins Future on his Past Base

It’s not just a story of a younger politician edging out a senior one who’s served his time. When New Yorkers in Upper Manhattan and part of the Bronx choose today between incumbent Representative Charlie Rangel and insurgent Adriano Espaillat,...

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