WASHINGTON – Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel is now pleading for Congress to reprimand him in a letter instead of doling out a more serious censure — which would force Rangel to stand on the House floor and receive a humiliating public lecture from the speaker. The last time Congress censured one of its members was in 1983, when Congressman Gerry Studds (D-Mass.) admitted to an affair with an underage male House page.

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