A house ethics panel today found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules. The full ethics committee will hold a hearing to decide punishment for Rangel, and then make a recommendation to the House.
Also on Capitol Hill, Republicans are expected to vote to ban earmarks a day after Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky reversed his longtime support of the provisions that allow lawmakers to send money back to their home districts. This is seen as a victory for newly-elected Tea Party senators, who have vowed to change the way things are done in Washington. Gail Chaddock, senior Congressional correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, reports on what the ban means for the new Congress.
- Christian Science Monitor: How tea party senators stared down Mitch McConnell on earmark ban
This segment aired on November 16, 2010.