New York — Harlem residents rallied around Charlie Rangel Friday, a day after he was slapped with a humiliating censure for a slew of ethics violations. The legendary Democrat’s nearly 40-year congressional career should have earned him a pass, constituents said. “It’s heartbreaking, heart-wrenching,” said Ertie Foreman, 69. “The people of Harlem spoke loud and […]

Washington — Charles Rangel is the 23rd House member in the nation’s history to be censured for misconduct. Censure is “the most serious punishment short of expulsion that could be meted out by the House,” according to The Associated Press. According the Senate’s website censure is “a formal statement of disapproval…that can have a powerful […]

By Hakim Hasan Last Thursday the House of Representatives voted 333-79 to censure Congressman Charles B. Rangel after an ethics subcommittee found him guilty on 11 counts of ethics violations. It was the first censure of a congressman since 1983. Some pundits and Rangel supporters have argued that Rangel’s censure constitutes a racial double standard. […]

Washington — Rep. Charles Rangel took his punishment without a whimper Thursday after he was censured by his congressional colleagues for violating a slew of House ethics rules.

Washington— Charles Rangel has his swagger back, but not his power. The 40-year congressional veteran on Thursday became the 23rd House member in the nation’s history to be censured for misconduct. As the final chapter of a more than two-year ethics investigation played out, Rangel moved through several zones of emotion: contrition, anger, relief, defiance. […]