Morning Read: Rangel Birthday

The guest list for Charlie Rangel’s birthday fundraiser is shrinking.

Rangel dismissed the no-shows: “It’s not a birthday party for them, it’s a birthday party for me,” he said.

Rangel told a Harlem crowd that God doesn’t want him to cop a plea.

Lots of lawmakers did what Rangel is accused of.

A number of distressed properties around the city are being sold to buyers who may not be acting in the best interests of the city, neighborhood, or tenants.

Al Franken tried to be funny on the Senate floor for once. Mitch McConnell was not amused.

Christina Romer is resigning.

The Senate will spend $600 million to beef up border security.

Upstate New York favors an Arizona-style immigration law; NYCers do not.

Peter King blamed Democrats (again) for the failure of the 9/11 health bill.

Rudy Giuliani’s daughter aside, arrests for shoplifting are increasing.

Obama begins invoking the name of his predecessor






  Morning Read: Rangel Birthday