Topic: Richard Nixon
Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York on Thursday may become the 23rd House member to be censured by his colleagues, in the history of the institution. For lawmakers who break the rules, censure is one of the punishment options specified in the US Constitution (the others are expulsion, reprimand, or a fine). A public verbal rebuke from the House speaker is usually the outcome of a censure vote – humiliating, yes, but much less draconian than expulsion. Mr. Rangel is in trouble for 11 ethics violations related to his personal finances and fundraising efforts for a New York college. A censure vote has not occurred in the House in 27 years. Here are the five congressmen censured most recently, for matters ranging from fraud to sexual misconduct to “unparliamentary language.”
12/02/2010 04:31 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Apollo 13
President Obama will meet with GOP leaders from the House and Senate Tuesday for the first time since Election 2010. Some Democrats worry that he could be too willing to compromise.
11/30/2010 09:09 am
Despite his conviction on ethics violations by a jury of his peers, Charles Rangel will likely not be forced out of Congress. But his legacy and clout have been diminished, which is no small thing.
11/16/2010 04:33 pm
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' debuts on TLC on Sunday, joining one of the hottest trends in politics: the future candidate as TV personality. Can viewers tell where a show ends and a campaign begins?
11/12/2010 07:08 pm
But Beijing's growing global charm and wealth can’t hide a continuing lack of freedom.
11/03/2010 01:45 pm
Emboldened by their massive success in the House Tuesday, Republicans are crowing about repealing 'Obamacare.' Democrats fear the GOP will now try to impeach Obama. Take all this with a grain of salt, one expert says.
11/03/2010 06:37 am
Don't wind your clocks back yet, America! When is daylight savings 2010, and why does it feel so late?
Every year, Americans and Europeans wind their clocks back one hour in the fall. So why did Europeans reset their clocks today, and when is daylight savings 2010 for Americans?
10/31/2010 12:39 pm
Chapter & Verse Rebecca Traister talks about “Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women”
Rebecca Traister found many of the gender conversations during the 2008 elections painful but necessary.
10/28/2010 06:35 pm
It is easy to get jaded about voting, especially with all the partisan bickering that precedes it. But watch first-time voters -- those who have just come of age or those who live in newly free countries -- and you'll remember how it felt that first time.
10/28/2010 10:36 am