Democrats Join Republicans Calling for Rangel to Step Down

Republicans and at least three Democrats are calling on New York Rep. Charles Rangel to step down as Democratic chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means committee that writes the nation's tax laws. Rangel is facing renewed pressure to relinquish his post after the House Ethics Committee today publicly admonished Rangel for accepting corporation-funded trips to the Caribbean in violation of House gift rules. At least three Democrats -- Reps. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., Paul Hodes, D-N.H., and...Full Story
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