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Rangel talks reelecting, Obama and the credit downgrade with WNYC's "It's A Free Country"

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"It's A Free Country" reporter Alec Hamilton sat down with Congressman Charles Rangel ahead of his big birthday fundraising bash tonight. From WNYC:

Congressman Charlie Rangel, the third-longest currently serving Representative in the House who will celebrate his 81st birthday with a lavish fundraising gala Wednesday night, said President Barack Obama was a big influence in his decision to stay in the game: "Obama has a lot to do with the decision that I made," he said.

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