Congress strays from Bush on healthcare

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives is following the Senate's lead in a draft healthcare bill U.S. President George Bush has promised to veto.

Rangel: Tenet has no 'credibility'

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he doesn't believe former CIA Director George Tenet "has credibility with anyone in the United States."

Gingrich: Clinton looks 'foolish' on Iraq

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday said Sen. Hillary Clinton's call for repealing congressional authority for the Iraq war "made her look foolish."

Congress eyes back tax collection

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democrats in Congress are looking for ways to collect up to $100 billion a year in taxes people have hidden from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

NYC march protests groom's shooting death

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Demonstrators crowded New York's Fifth Avenue to protest the 50-bullet barrage that killed a groom during a wedding day confrontation with police.

Dems promise less pork in Congress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Congress plans to wipe out thousands of lawmakers' pork barrel projects when Democrats take control, it was reported Sunday.

Sen. Clinton meets with Dems on 2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has begun meeting formally with New York State Democrats to discuss her presidential plans.

Dems: Society Security privatization out

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A powerful incoming U.S. House chairman says Social Security privatization is not something Democrats will consider in negotiations with the administration.

U.S. Democrats cool on reinstating draft

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Reinstating the military draft has limited support in Washington among fellow Democrats of its longstanding proponent, U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

Rangel renews call for military draft

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Sunday renewed his call for the United States to reinstate the military draft.

Black Caucus poised for key House roles

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members are in line for key leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives when the Democrats assume control in January.

Tuskegee Airmen to be honored

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has announced it will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black fighter pilots who served in World War II.

Chavez repeats Bush 'devil' remarks

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez repeated Thursday his assertion that U.S. President George W. Bush is the "devil," during a visit to a New York church.

Illegal immigrants stage mass N.Y. rally

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of legal and illegal immigrants rallied in New York to protest a Republican-led push to tighten up border security and immigration laws.

Fundraising rolls on to help save choir

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- New York's Harlem Boy's Choir has received nearly $1 million in pledges in less than a week, nearly twice the goal set for the entire month.
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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-NY, stands in front of the doors of the Sudanese Embassy in protest over what he calls genocide in Sudan, on July 13, 2004, in Washington. Rangel was subsequently arrested. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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