10 Questions for Charles Rangel

Outspoken and influential, New York Congressman Charles Rangel is set to become chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee when Democrats take control of the House in January. A co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rangel, 76, spoke to TIME's Perry Bacon Jr. about his ongoing push for a military draft, whether he would back Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama for President and the controversy over the N word.

Is your push for a draft purely symbolic, or do you really think there should be a draft?
If we had had a draft, those who decided to have an elective —...

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