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HCR Summit: Charlie and the President

Rangel gets impatient.

3:46 PM, Feb 25, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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One of the more amusing side-plots to the health care reform summit has been the constant annoyance of Rep. Charles Rangel, Democrat of New York, that Obama hasn't called on him yet. As Rep. Jim Cooper, Democrat of Tennessee, was speaking, you could hear Rangel protest to the president that he hasn't had a chance to talk. Cooper's a soft-spoken man, so you could also hear an irritated Obama inform Rangel that he has to wait his turn. Maybe Rangel is in a hurry to get back to one of his four rent-controlled NYC apartments.

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