Rangel Wrangles DNC Speaking Gig

Dems cave to pressure from boosters of powerful NY Rep.
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 2:01 PM CDT
Charles B. Rangel responds to a newspaper report that says he has four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem. Rangel says that he does not "see anything unfair" about the arrangement.    (AP Photo/Ed Ou)
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(Newser) – Charles Rangel, the Harlem Democrat who chairs the House Ways and Means committee, will speak at the party’s convention after all, the New York Post reports. Rangel was originally denied a spot, angering his boosters, but his surrogates got organizers to shoehorn him in today. Rangel is scheduled to speak between 4-5pm (Mountain) today, before Dennis Kucinich.