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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 recommended censure for longtime Rep. Charles Rangel, suggesting that the New York Democrat suffer the embarrassment of standing before his colleagues while receiving an oral rebuke by the speaker for financial and fundraising misconduct.

Censure is the most serious congressional discipline short of expulsion. The House, which could change the recommended discipline...

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