President Obama might have a bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oval Office, but PBS commentator Tavis Smiley said what the president does in terms of policy is far more important than honoring the slain civil rights leader in the White House.
The man in line to succeed Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is a 78-year-old Californian with his own recent ethics battles, a representative who has a history of calling his Republican colleagues "wimps" and "whores", and who has missed more than 250 roll-call votes while battling an illness he has not publicly disclosed.
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) sounded defiant Tuesday night in the face of renewed calls for him to give up his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. He emerged from a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to tell reporters that he's staying as chairman. "You bet your life," he said.
House Democrats elected in 2006 and 2008 are under more pressure than many of their colleagues to side with Republicans as the GOP seeks to strip Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) of his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee.
The White House released visitor logs Wednesday.
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