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White House: Weiner's conduct 'distraction'

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that Rep. Anthony Weiner's conduct has been inappropriate and distracting, while the House Ethics Committee started a preliminary inquiry that could bloom into a full investigation if the...


IRS says tax changes will cause some filing delays

Blast 1 A Carabinieri bomb expert officer arrives at the Ukrainian embassy where a false bomb alarm was reported, in Rome, Thursday. A pair of package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome on Thursday, injuring...


House votes to censure New York Rep. Rangel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Charles Rangel of New York has been censured by the House for financial and fundraising misconduct. The vote Thursday was 333-79. It was only the 23rd time that the House invoked its most serious...


Ethics committee recommends censure for Rangel

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. appears before the House Ethics Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. AP Photo/Harry Hamburg LARRY MARGASAK,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House ethics committee on Thursday...


Ethics chief counsel recommends censure for Rangel

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Chief... Full story


Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

LARRY MARGASAK,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Rep. Charles Rangel, a longtime power in the U.S. House, violated its rules with financial misconduct, brought it discredit and will be punished, fellow lawmakers... Full story


Ethics panel begins deliberations in Rangel case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York walked out of his ethics trial in protest, a House panel began closed-door deliberations Monday on 13 counts of alleged financial and fundraising misconduct...


Rangel stepping down from chairmanship

Rep. Charles Rangel announced this morning he will temporarily step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, saying he didn't want his ethics controversy to jeopardize election prospects for fellow...


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