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New York Congressmen Charlie Rangel and Joe Crowley were among eight federal lawmakers reportedly arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington D.C. earlier this evening.
Although it’s still far from clear what caused today’s fatal incident on Capitol Hill–where a car chase and gunshots reportedly left one woman dead–federal lawmakers were placed in sudden lockdown and scrambling for answers.
Among them was New York Congressman Charlie Rangel, who said his first thought was that it related to the partial government shutdown currently gripping Washington.
New York Congressman Charlie Rangel and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann faced off on CNN’s Crossfire tonight.
Predictably, there were fireworks.
A handful of discontented Democrats gathered on the steps of City Hall today to blast the $38 billion budget cut, which they called “draconian” and “morally wrong.”
“The Republicans’ proposed budget cuts for the fiscal years 2011 and 2012 are the most radical I’ve ever seen,” said Jerrold Nadler, who was joined by Anthony Read More
When Carolyn Maloney finally got a word in after her press conference this morning, she added her voice to the chorus of New York congressmen criticizing President Obama’s handling of the military intervention in Libya.
Maloney had summoned the press to the City Hall steps to discuss Republican efforts to terminate federal foreclosure-avoidance programs, but Read More
When Bill Clinton arrived in Harlem on a sweltering summer day in 2001, Governor George Pataki proclaimed it “William Jefferson Clinton Day” in New York. Thousands of people flooded Adam Clayton Powell Jr. plaza and serenaded him with saxophones while the ex-president beamed like he’d invented jazz.
It’s therefore impossible to overstate the news that Read More
Charlie Rangel: His tele-town hall meeting tonight at 6:30pm, streams live. [Rangel]
Peter King Hearings: Round two, on “prison radicalization.” [Ben Smith]
Schumer’s Job: “Mr. Schumer must weigh the hopes and dreams of his most liberal members, who crave open ideological battle with Republicans, while watching the backs of Read More
Mayor Bloomberg was in Washington D.C. today pushing for stronger gun-control laws. He also met with the New York delegation, where the delegation’s dean, Charlie Rangel, said the mayor was well-received.
Here’s how Rangel described Bloomberg’s advocacy: “Absolutely, our nation’s leader on this effort.”
As for budget issues, Rangel said the mayor was slightly less Read More
Charle Rangel raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he announced that he would seek a 22nd term in Congress. Yesterday on “Good Day New York” he seemed less certain.
“This is an intention I have at this time,” he said. “You recognize that even though I get over 80% of the voters vote, that Read More
Step Aside, MLK
Nearly half a century ago, Martin Luther King used the pulpit to issue a far-reaching call for social justice. Clergy and public officials laid claim to this legacy at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church last night, where they enjoined the city council to pass a bill guaranteeing a living wage for employees of development projects Read More