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Rep. Charlie Rangel to face House ethics panel

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Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) may face the biggest fight of his long political career when he faces a public ethics hearing on Capitol Hill later this afternoon. At the heart of the hearing are allegations that Rangel underreported his rental income on a villa in the Dominican Republic, held multiple rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, and misused congressional stationery to solicit private donations for a City College center that bore his name. Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) may be facing the biggest fight of his long political career when he faces a public ethics hearing on Capitol Hill later this afternoon. At the heart of this hearing are allegations that the Congressman underreported his rental income on a villa in the Domincan Republic, held multiple rent stabilized apartments in New York City, and misused Congressional stationary to solicit private donations for a City College center that bore his name. Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, brings details of what's at stake for the 20 term representative, and for the Democratic party as the mid-term elections near.

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