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  1. #1 Rangel stepping down from tax-writing chairmanship 
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    WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles Rangel announced Wednesday 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 Democrats.

    The 20-term Harlem congressman held a news conference on short notice, telling reporters, "My chairmanship is bringing so much attention to the press, and in order to avoid my colleagues having to defend me during their elections, I have this morning sent a letter" asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "to grant me a leave of absence until such time as the ethics committee completes its work."

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  2. #2 "Rangel Bobs And Weaves PLay's 'Ropa Dopa' Keeps His Head Way Down." 
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    Rangel steps down as tax panel chairman

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    Embattled Democrat takes 'leave of absence' amid ongoing ethics probe
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    Good for Wrangler, uh, Rustler, Um, theif Rangel. Bad for the DUmboRAT party and PeeLOUSY for not having the professionalism, integrity, courage, and decency to sanction him and ignominiously strip him of his Chairmanship.
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    I think Charlie needs a bigger watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Good for Wrangler, uh, Rustler, Um, theif Rangel. Bad for the DUmboRAT party and PeeLOUSY for not having the professionalism, integrity, courage, and decency to sanction him and ignominiously strip him of his Chairmanship.
    The whole idea is to hide out until the storm is over.Pelosi will not dump him unless she has no choice.I'm starting to think that she's his alma mater.
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    If Rangel were white and a Republican, he'd be, at this very moment, enjoying a lovely vacation roasting on a spit over hot coals.
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    The whole idea is to hide out until the storm is over.Pelosi will not dump him unless she has no choice.I'm starting to think that she's his alma mater.
    That was my thought as well, Rangel will still get off free from what he has been doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    The whole idea is to hide out until the storm is over.Pelosi will not dump him unless she has no choice.I'm starting to think that she's his alma mater.
    She does not want to piss off the Black Caucus who stands behind this tax cheat and fraud a 100%. Don't you know being a black Democrat is a special critter with preferences.

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    The most ethical Congress, Evah!

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    :mad: DAMN. I liked being able to point to his unethical ass in that important chairmanship. Even the most blind idiot can see how crooked he's been.
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