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March 02, 2010

Breaking: Charlie Rangel to Step Down from Ways & Means Committee
Update: Says He's Not Stepping Down, Just Taking a Leave of Absence Until After Investigation

Out of His Cold Dead Hands... In an update -- Rangel says he's staying.


Maybe he can catch up on his napping.

Harlem Democrat Charles Rangel now says he will step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, NBC News has learned.

He may make the move as early as tonight and Michigan Democratic Rep Sander Levin will temporarily take over the committee.

Some details still need to be ironed out, but sources said Rangel has been pushed to step down before the House voted on a bill to forcefully strip him of the coveted chairmanship.

I ignored this completely as same-old-same-old and going-nowhere-fast. Guess I was wrong.

Or, as Allah noted: Gee, guess those Democrats are really worried about November.

Thanks to enoxo.

"The Dam Broke Today:" Charlie Rangel joins the Pantheon of High-Integrity Heroes who resigned just before they were fired.

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