by Noam Scheiber, The New Republic
The second thoughts of Hillary's African American endorsers
On January 30, readers of The New York Times' website might have noticed something intriguing in its "City Room" section. Nestled between outtakes from a night with young Republicans in Staten Island and part four of a five-part series on tenant-landlord issues was the headline: "On Michelle Obama's Guest List: Alma Rangel. What followed was a report on how the wife of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel, the legendary Harlem representative, had dropped by an Obama fund-raiser on the Upper East Side.