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Rangel Still Offering Tax Advice

Got a tax question? Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) may be able to help you.

The longtime congressman -- who was censured by the House late last year for violating ethics rules and was found guilty by an Ethics subcommittee for violations including a charge that he initially mishandled taxes on a Caribbean villa - has annually offered tax tips to constituents, and is not stopping in 2011.

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:36am

Hoosier State Dem Bench Whittled Down

Former Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) said Monday that he won't be running for any office in 2012, a decision that came on the heels of another prominent Indiana Democrat -- Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel -- removing himself from the list of Democrats who might run for governor.

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:38am

Video: Rumsfeld Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane

Donald Rumsfeld stops by the "Late Show with David Letterman" to reminisce about former presidents. Rumsfeld on Lyndon Johnson: "He liked to touch people."

Stephen Colbert is concerned about the protests in Wisconsin, "I just pray that Wisconsin does not fall. After all Wisconsin has long been an ally of the United States."

Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 2:07 when Rumsfeld talks about dodging a bullet.

Take our Late Night Poll after the jump!

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 8:45am

Huckabee's 12 Steps: Will They Lead to Another Campaign?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) new book, "A Simple Government," reads like "Conservatism for Dummies." Part manifesto and part how-to manual, it provides a step-by-step guide to applying conservative principles to executing the responsibilities of the federal government.

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:40am

Corwin Wins GOP Nod In NY 26 Special

Republican county chairs in New York's 26th District have chosen Assemblywoman Jane Corwin as their nominee in a yet-to-be-set special election to succeed former Rep. Chris Lee.

The married congressman resigned Feb. 9 after a report that he had replied to a Craigslist personal ad with a shirtless muscle photo.

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 10:13pm

Emanuel On The Verge Of Victory In Chicago

The only suspense heading into Tuesday's Chicago mayoral election surrounds former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's final vote tally. The question is not if Emanuel will come out on top, but by how much. If he gets more than 50 percent of the vote, he will win the election to succeed Mayor Richard Daley outright. If he fails to get a majority, Emanuel will face the second place vote-getter in an April 5 run-off.

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:30pm

Courtney Opts Against Connecticut Senate Run

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) announced Monday that he will not run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I).

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:45pm

Huckabee Declines To Take Shot At Daniels

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) doesn't like the idea of Republicans calling a "truce" on social issues to focus on fixing the economy -- but that doesn't mean he's eager to take on the man pushing that message, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R).

"I'm a fan of Mitch Daniels," Huckabee said on a conference call with reporters Monday, adding that Daniels has "an extraordinary skill set not only to be governor but to be president."

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:31pm

Heinrich Says He'll "Actively Consider" Senate Run

Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) said Sunday he plans to "actively consider" running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D).

"I have not yet made a decision, but together with my wife Julie, I plan to actively consider running," said Heinrich in a Sunday afternoon statement. "Jeff Bingaman and I share a passionate concern for this great state and its people, and my decision will be based on whether I believe I can best serve New Mexico in the House or in the Senate."

Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 7:39pm

DCCC Outraised NRCC In January

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised their GOP counterparts in the first month of the year, but they still carry $18.6 million in debt from last cycle and used little of the $4.4 million they brought in during January to pay down that debt.

Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 5:04pm