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U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

New York Primary: What to Watch

Rep. Charlie Rangel finds out today if Democratic voters in his Manhattan-and-Bronx district will grant him a 23rd House term. Rangel, a former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, faces state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in a rematch of...

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Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel leads a march of soldiers, veterans and various other military aligned groups in the 369th Infantry Regiment Parade in Harlem on May 18, 2014 in New York City.

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Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel leads a march of soldiers, veterans and various other military aligned groups in the 369th Infantry Regiment Parade in Harlem on May 18, 2014 in New York City.

Rangel Ready for Only One More

After 43 years in the U.S. House and four years as a New York state assemblyman, Charles Rangel says this year’s congressional campaign will be his last. Rangel, who will be 84 on June 11, told supporters at a birthday...

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Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., left, and Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., talk before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in Longworth Building to investigate the IRS's scrutiny of politically based groups.

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Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., left, and Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., talk before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in Longworth Building to investigate the IRS's scrutiny of politically based groups.

Rangel Gets a Little Help from Those He Once Led

Eight Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee are coming together to help raise money for Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, who chaired the panel before problems forced him to give up the gavel. Among the lawmakers hosting the...

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Mayor David Dinkins (left) gives speech on race relations while Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch (right) waits to speak in this 1990 file photo.

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Mayor David Dinkins (left) gives speech on race relations while Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch (right) waits to speak in this 1990 file photo.

Harlem Political Mastermind Saluted by Clintons, Dinkins, Marsalis

Bill Lynch, who died Aug. 10 at the age of 72, was laid to rest today. A memorial service for the Harlem-based political mastermind whose behind-the-scenes strategies helped produce a generation of black leaders brought thousands to the Cathedral of...

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New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in New York.

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New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in New York.

Adam Clayton Powell IV Files For Rangel’s N.Y.C. Seat

Updated 11:32 am EST New York Democrat Adam Clayton Powell IV has filed paperwork that would allow him to seek the House seat held by veteran Democrat Charles Rangel. Powell, a former state assemblyman, filed a statement of candidacy with...

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Rep. Charlie Rangel with an aide at a House Ways and Means committee markup of H.J.Res.118, a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration's proposed plan to waive successful welfare work requirements.

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Rep. Charlie Rangel with an aide at a House Ways and Means committee markup of H.J.Res.118, a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration's proposed plan to waive successful welfare work requirements.

Rangel’s Return: Trade Voice Granted

Rangel is back. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, who stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in March 2010, is reclaiming some authority on the panel. Rangel will be the top Democrat on the trade...

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Charles Rangel with a victory gesture at his Harlem headquarters as vote returns indicate his defeat of Rep. Adam Clayton Powell in the Democratic primary for Congressional District covering Harlem.

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Charles Rangel with a victory gesture at his Harlem headquarters as vote returns indicate his defeat of Rep. Adam Clayton Powell in the Democratic primary for Congressional District covering Harlem.

Rangel: Few Have Served Longer

Just 19 people in history have served longer in the U.S. House than Representative Charles Rangel has held office. Most of them left voluntarily or died in office. Rangel, who’s represented Harlem and other parts of New York City for...

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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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