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Bringing down the House

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WASHINGTON — Almost exactly a year ago, members of Congress voted overwhelmingly to censure their colleague, Rep. Charlie Rangel, for bringing dishonor on the House. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summoned the New York Democrat to the well and chastised him for 11 ethics violations, which included improper fundraising.

Last week, Rangel again brought the House into disrepute — but this time he had the full support of his colleagues.

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