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Candidates for the 13th congressional seat participate in a debate on April 10, 2014, in Harlem. (credit: CBS 2)

Charles Rangel, Challengers Square Off In First Congressional Debate

Two candidates looking to replace Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress wasted no time in using his long career and an ethics scandal against him in the first Democratic primary debate for the 13th Congressional District.

04/10/2014

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat speaks at a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY Sen. Adriano Espaillat Launches Congressional Campaign In 13th District

The announcement was made at the Palace Theater as the crowd cheered “going with you” in Spanish.

02/27/2014

Rangel Arrested

Rep. Rangel Arrested At Immigration Reform Protest In Washington

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) was one of eight federal lawmakers arrested during an immigration protest in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

In this photo illustration a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during the Newtown massacre (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Group From Newtown Urges Hedge Fund To Stop Funding Assault Rifle Manufacturer

After the Dec. 14 massacre at Newtown, Cerberus Capital Management said it would sell Freedom Group, the company that makes the Bushmaster .223 rifle used in the rampage.

09/24/2013

Bill Thompson, candidate for mayor. (credit: Used with permission via the Thompson Campaign)

Mayoral Candidate Thompson Among Leaders For African-American Day Parade

The Rev. Al Sharpton, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, former Mayor David Dinkins and U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) were among the grand marshals Sunday for the African-American Day Parade in Harlem.

09/15/2013

Alicia Keys speaks at HIV community forum at Harlem Hospital, August 22, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Singer Alicia Keys Promotes HIV Awareness At Harlem Hospital

While the message remains the same – get tested and use protection to help fight the spread of HIV – Keys said it’s important to keep promoting that message.

08/22/2013

Trayvon Martin supporters march through the streets of Manhattan blocking traffic after a rally for Martin in Union Square on July 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder Calls Martin Killing An ‘Unnecessary Shooting’

In his first comments since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Martin case, the attorney general said that Martin’s parents have suffered a pain that no parent should have to endure.

07/15/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (credit: maloney.house.gov)

New York Reps: Congress Must Stop Student Loan Interest From Doubling

Three New York members of Congress on Saturday urged their fellow lawmakers to act before student loan interest rates double.

06/29/2013

Former acting IRS chief Steven Miller testifies on Capitol Hill May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Former IRS Acting Director Grilled During Congressional Hearing

Before the House Ways and Means Committee began its hearing, they made the former acting Internal Revenue Service chief Steven Miller take an oath to swear to tell the truth.

05/17/2013

A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

N.Y. Congresspeople: Possible Relief Ahead For Sandy Victims’ Insurance Rates

There might be some relief coming for superstorm Sandy victims who are facing skyrocketing flood insurance rates.

03/11/2013

Rep. Charles Rangel (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rangel Again Calls For Military Draft To Be Reimplemented

The Harlem congressman added that he think many members of Congress don’t fully understand the consequences of war.

02/17/2013

Former New York mayor Ed Koch attends the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. This is the final debate before voters will go to the polls in the 2008 general election on November 4. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dead At 88

Spokesman George Arzt said Koch died at 2 a.m. at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital of congestive heart failure. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

02/01/2013

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch takes part in the wreath laying ceremony during the Veteran's Day Parade - Nov. 11, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Listen To Special WCBS 880 Audiofile: Ed Koch 1924-2013

“How’m I doin’?” That was the refrain of Edward Irving Koch, who we knew simply as Ed Koch.

02/01/2013

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: nysenate.gov)

Espaillat Running For Re-Election In State Senate After Loss To Rangel

Adriano Espaillat announced his intention to run for re-election on Wednesday. He had conceded in his race with Rangel on Monday, after the city Board of Elections conducted a ballot count.

07/11/2012

Rep. Charlie Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: CBS 2)

Rangel’s Lead Widens Over Espaillat In Primary Ballot Count

The New York City Board of Elections concluded its two-day count of absentee and affidavit ballots with Rangel 989 votes ahead of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

07/06/2012

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