The respectable party last night was at the Sheraton.
But the truly great victory celebration was in Harlem, where Charlie Rangel and a few close friends celebrated his ascension to the House Ways and Means chairmanship.
It turned out to be a seven-hour affair in a bar and lounge across the street from his Read More
If everything goes according to plan and Charlie Rangel finally gets to chair the House Ways and Means Committee, he wants to start out on the right foot with his Republican colleagues and host a sort of tax retreat somewhere off the Hill in January or February.
“No spouses,” Rangel said. “Bring in the administration Read More
The House of Representatives Friday authorized $1.75 billion from left-over Sept. 11 funds to go towards the JFK Rail Link, according to a statement from Gov. Pataki’s office. The amount falls short of the $2 billion that Gov. Pataki and other downtown boosters were seeking, but it does reflect progress: the Senate earlier authorized the Read More