Today’s UpTake: Rangel Ethics Hearings in D.C.

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The UpTake is in Washington, D.C. today to broadcast the long-awaited ethics hearings against House of Representatives stalwart Charles Rangel. These hearings could last for seven days, and you can watch them here in their entirety. Tomorrow, you can also watch our full-day coverage of the “Give to the Max” day telethon in St. Paul. We’ll be featuring Minnesota’s nonprofits, on the air, from 8 a.m. until midnight. Please, donate to The UpTake during “Give to the Max” day and help us reach our fundraising goal of $7,500.

Did you catch Team Dayton and Team Emmer’s dramatic jockeying for position Friday, as a gubernatorial recount looms? You can watch the press conference held by Dayton lawyers Charlie Nauen and David Lillehaug. Reacting to the news that Emmer and the Republicans had sued St. Louis and Pine Counties, Lillehaug accused the GOP of embarking on “a fishing expedition.”

Over the weekend, The UpTake also aired President Obama’s keynote address at the APEC CEO Summit in Yokohama, Japan, and Obama’s weekly address to the nation, that fiscal discipline requires transparency on earmarks.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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