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Charles B. Rangel

Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1971. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the third-longest currently serving member of the House of Representatives. As its most senior member, he is also the Dean of New York's congressional delegation. In January 2007, Rangel became Chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the first African-American to do so. He is also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Rangel was born in Harlem in New York City, and had a somewhat troubled childhood. He earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he led a group of soldiers out of a deadly Chinese Army encirclement during the Battle of Kunu-ri in 1950. Rangel graduated from New York University in 1957, and St. John's University School of Law in 1960. He then worked as a private lawyer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and legal counsel during the early-mid 1960s. He served two terms in the New York State Assembly, from 1967 to 1970, and then defeated long-time incumbent Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. in a primary challenge on his way to being elected to the House of Representatives.
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Rangel claims victory, still no concession from Espaillat in NY race
2014-06-25
Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) clinched his 23rd congressional election victory Wednesday as the Associated Press declared him the winner over state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, but with absentee ballots yet to be counted Espaillat did not immediately concede.
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New Yorkers Cast Votes in Rematch of Rangel vs. Espaillat
2014-06-24
During the spirited Democratic primary to represent New York's 13th Congressional District, State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat has taken aim at the long tenure of Representative Charles B. Rangel, arguing that, after 43 years in Congress, his main ...
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Longtime congressman Rangel finds himself in political peril in New York primary
2014-06-19
Charles B. Rangel, “the congressman from Harlem,” became one of best-known political figures in American politics and a defining voice in the nation's black politics. The longest-serving member of the influential New York delegation, Rangel was one of ...
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Rep. Jackson-Lee Introduces Bill to Conduct Outreach Efforts to Provide Health ...
2014-06-04
Co-sponsors include Reps. Yvette D. Clarke , D- N.Y. , Corrine Brown , D- Fla. , Wm. Lacy Clay Jr ., D- Mo. , Charles B. Rangel , D- N.Y. , and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton , D-D.C. The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee .
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Rangel Has Modest Lead Over Main Rival in Democratic Primary, Poll Says
2014-05-21
Charles B. Rangel, the scandal-scarred Harlem congressman seeking a 23rd term in office, holds a modest but meaningful lead in his Democratic primary battle against State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat, a Dominican-American who is hoping to harness the ...
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  1. Poll: Charlie Rangel leads Adriano Espaillat
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City Teachers' Union Votes to Back Espaillat Over Rangel
2014-05-07
The United Federation of Teachers, one of the most powerful unions in the city, has voted to recommend backing State Senator Adriano Espaillat in his bid to unseat Charlie Rangel, the dean of New York's congressional delegation. In a statement released ...
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'Stuck on stupid:' Allen West calls out Charlie Rangel for ignorant remarks on ...
2014-05-01
Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., took to the House floor Monday to attack the tea party, saying the movement does not believe the Union won the Civil War and uses the Confederate flag to represent groups. “[In] some parts of the United States of America they ...
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  1. Allen West: Rangel 'stuck on stupid' for slander of tea party

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Bill Clinton backs Charlie Rangel in primary
2014-04-23
”I'm happy to endorse my good friend Charlie Rangel for Congress,” Clinton said in a statement. “Charlie has been a champion of more good jobs, successful small businesses, and strong families for more than 40 years. That's what his district and our ...
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  1. Former President Bill Clinton endorsing Rep. Charles Rangel for re-election

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Playbook: Cuomo's huge lead shrinks if WFP runs a candidate
2014-04-22
NEW CANDIDATE IN THE RACE AGAINST RANGEL -- Yolanda Garcia, a last-minute candidate to unseat Rep. Charlie Rangel, does not have a campaign website, has not filed a financial disclosure report or statement of candidacy with the F.E.C., and has ...
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