FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, waits for his turn to speak before the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, where he faces 13 separate counts of ... more 
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, waits for his turn to speak before the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, where he faces 13 separate counts of violating House ethics rules on Capitol Hill in Washington. The 80-year-old Democrat from New York's Harlem neighborhood wants his punishment for ethics violations downgraded from censure to a reprimand, and is ready to make a last stand to salvage his reputation. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chair of the Rangel Adjucatory Subcommittee, passes at left. . less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite, File
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 1:50 AM EST