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Maurice Ferre demands Kendrick Meek give back Charlie Rangel’s contribution

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Republicans have been beating up on Democrats who got money from Charlie Rangel, but now a Democrat is too. Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, running in the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, is demanding that Rep. Kendrick Meek give back $5,000 he got from the Ways and Means Committee chairman after the ethics committee found Rangel should have known corporations sponsored a Caribbean conference he attended. “Kendrick Meek should be more aware of the company he keeps and return the…

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Maurice Ferre demands Kendrick Meek give back Charlie Rangel’s contribution

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Republicans have been beating up on Democrats who got money from Charlie Rangel, but now a Democrat is too. Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, running in the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, is demanding that Rep. Kendrick Meek give back $5,000 he got from the Ways and Means Committee chairman after the ethics committee found Rangel should have known corporations sponsored a Caribbean conference he attended. “Kendrick Meek should be more aware of the company he keeps and return the…

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White approval of Obama

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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times pubbed a major piece by Peter Wallsten on the subject of Obama’s growing “problem” with white voters. The article cites a series of developments since the president’s 100-day mark in office–from the Van Jones episode to some comments by Congressman Charlie Rangel to a Ramadan dinner at the White House–as possible contributors to declining white support for the president and his agenda. Nate blogged about this article recently here. Because Obama’s support among…

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