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Double Standard

When House Speaker John Boehner was the chamber's minority leader, he had plenty to say about Rep. Charles Rangel's alleged ethics violations, and even sponsored a resolution to censure him. But Speaker Boehner's taking the opposite tactic with Republican Rep. Trey Radel, who plead guilty on Nov. 20 to cocaine possession. "If the leadership can find any way to explain this besides politics, I certainly would like to hear it," Rep. Rangel told The Hill.

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