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AP: Ethics panel says Rangel broke House rules
MSNBC ^ | February 25, 2010 | AP

Posted on 02/25/2010 3:39:02 PM PST by Steelfish

Edited on 02/25/2010 4:11:38 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

N.Y. Democrat has been under scrutiny for months on various allegations

WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that the House ethics committee has concluded that Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel knowingly accepted Caribbean trips in violation of House rules that forbid hidden financing by corporations.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: chicagoway; chollyrangelny; demorats; obama; rangel; rangelethics; slease; usancgldslvr
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1 posted on 02/25/2010 3:39:03 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

duh


2 posted on 02/25/2010 3:39:46 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Steelfish

Who will tap (not slap) his wrist?


3 posted on 02/25/2010 3:40:14 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL)
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To: Steelfish

Duh, only about a hundred times.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 3:40:24 PM PST by JoSixChip (HOPE = Have Obumber Prove Eligibility)
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To: Steelfish

So What are they going to do???? I can tell you in one word, NOTHING! He’s a Democrat, end of story.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 3:40:44 PM PST by kagnew
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To: Steelfish

You could kind of tell that Obama knew something today when Rangel stood up and Obama kind of ignored him.


6 posted on 02/25/2010 3:41:07 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Steelfish

The Health Care Summit must have been REALLY bad for them to release this news now, instead of the usual Friday Night Dump.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 3:41:12 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Proud Member of the Teeth Party Movement)
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To: Steelfish
Broke House rules? How about

RANGELL BROKE THE LAW !!!

That's what the real issue is here.

8 posted on 02/25/2010 3:41:17 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: kagnew

At least it will be a good campaign commercial for the Republicans.


9 posted on 02/25/2010 3:42:07 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Steelfish
His is Rangel studiously contemplating paying his back taxes.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 3:42:15 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Steelfish

Heard his two challengers last evening. Either one would be an astronomical improvement. Audience—about 95% black—agreed.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 3:42:22 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Steelfish

Got caught?


12 posted on 02/25/2010 3:43:08 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, well SHAME SHAME SHAME, Charlie. Promise Mommy you’ll be a good boy and we won’t have to punish you too severely.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 3:43:35 PM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: truthandlife

Then toward the end, Obama referred to Rangel and Dingle as “the lions of the House”.


14 posted on 02/25/2010 3:44:09 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: kagnew

So What are they going to do???? I can tell you in one word, NOTHING! He’s a Democrat, end of story.”

(Cue dramatic music from Highway Patrol) Censure!


15 posted on 02/25/2010 3:44:35 PM PST by jessduntno (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth!)
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To: Steelfish

And?


16 posted on 02/25/2010 3:45:16 PM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Steelfish

I suspect a way harsh censure or reprimand will come down from on high. Way harsh.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 3:45:38 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: savedbygrace
Then toward the end, Obama referred to Rangel and Dingle as “the lions of the House”.

Are you sure he didn't mean "lyin''? ;^)

18 posted on 02/25/2010 3:45:40 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: Steelfish
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19 posted on 02/25/2010 3:46:12 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish

MSNBC reported this? It has to be a typo...they will retract the story. lol


20 posted on 02/25/2010 3:46:48 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: Drango
I suspect a way harsh censure or reprimand will come down from on high. Way harsh.

Oh no...not the dreaded "sternly-worded warning."

Not THAT!

21 posted on 02/25/2010 3:47:07 PM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: SkyPilot

Rangel broke the law but the law won’t break Rangel. Dats just how it bees in DemRatz woild.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 3:47:15 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Steelfish

BREAKING NEWS: RANGEL IS A DEMOCRZAT SO ITS OK says ETHIC PANEL


23 posted on 02/25/2010 3:47:22 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SkyPilot

Am I crazy or does it look like he is wearing a woman’s blouse in this picture?


24 posted on 02/25/2010 3:47:48 PM PST by kempster
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To: Steelfish

Story here:
http://bit.ly/a9lV72


25 posted on 02/25/2010 3:47:48 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Steelfish

He also broke the law.

We also know the political class pay no punishment for their corruption.


26 posted on 02/25/2010 3:48:10 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Steelfish

Why do not they act on the corruption arrest the stupid son of bitch. Put him in jail. he broke the law and the DemocRats need to show that the law will be observed set the tone, deal with and get the hell out of the way I am alomost temoted to go to DC with a pitchfork and shove it up Rangels ass


27 posted on 02/25/2010 3:48:56 PM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan destroyed by Progressive Liberal Populism)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

True, Democrats need something to stop people from talking about their stupid performace today. Bami did not do his homework and should receive a F.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 3:48:58 PM PST by FreedBird (S)
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To: Drango

I just hope they don’t go for the ultimate punishment of having Obama write a stern letter to him.


29 posted on 02/25/2010 3:49:12 PM PST by kempster
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To: savedbygrace

Lions? More like alley cats.


30 posted on 02/25/2010 3:49:39 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: firebrand
Heard his two challengers last evening. Either one would be an astronomical improvement. Audience—about 95% black—agreed.

Hmmm.... interesting. Are these two Democrats?

31 posted on 02/25/2010 3:49:52 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: Steelfish

No (D) mentioned in the article:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Ethics-Panel-Finds-Charlie-Rangel-Broke-House-Rules-85425707.html


32 posted on 02/25/2010 3:50:58 PM PST by texanyankee
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To: Steelfish
The ONLY WAY this would have happened would be if Rahm and his pet idiot Obama gave the order to throw Rangel's fat thieving carcass under the bus.

Why? The Republicans would have obviously made Fat Charly an issue in the 2010 elections.

34 posted on 02/25/2010 3:52:02 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Steelfish

“MSNBC Ticker Tape BREAKING NEWS: RANGEL BROKE HOUSE RULES says ETHIC PANEL”

Slap on the wrist.


35 posted on 02/25/2010 3:52:37 PM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: Steelfish

Sen. Charles Rangel makes remarks on benefits of White House health summit

CQ Transcriptions
Thursday, February 25, 2010; 5:58 PM

RANGEL: (inaudible) Mr. President. I appreciate the fact that you saved the best for last.

OBAMA: Absolutely.

(LAUGHTER)

RANGEL: I had really hoped that when we came here that we were really going to push over the top
......http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022504569.html


36 posted on 02/25/2010 3:55:29 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Steelfish

hand slap


37 posted on 02/25/2010 3:57:04 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: airborne

LOL out loud.


38 posted on 02/25/2010 3:57:37 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: Steelfish

39 posted on 02/25/2010 3:57:38 PM PST by Gomez (killer of threads)
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To: truthandlife

Will he become the pariah that gets the cold shoulder?

~Don Rangel, HBO make you an offer you can’t refuse? Resign you pig!


40 posted on 02/25/2010 3:59:54 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: fight_truth_decay

“RANGEL: I had really hoped that when we came here that we were really going to push over the top”

CORRECTION: It SHOULD read ...

RANGEL: I had really hoped that when we came here that we were really going to shove this piece of socialism up the ass of America ...


41 posted on 02/25/2010 4:00:00 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: kempster

I’m so glad someone else saw that. I thought maybe it was just my bad eyes. It sure does look like it!


42 posted on 02/25/2010 4:00:21 PM PST by MagnoliaMS
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To: Steelfish

So what. He’s a democrat and he’s black... he’s bulletproof.


43 posted on 02/25/2010 4:01:18 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: SkyPilot

This looks like a clip from "Weekend at Charlie's"

44 posted on 02/25/2010 4:01:32 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Drango

Or maybe a strongly worded letter!


45 posted on 02/25/2010 4:02:24 PM PST by Joann37
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To: Gomez
And that's the truth about it and that is more than likely the scenario that will unfold. Dying seems to be the only Justice these corrupt Assholes every get.
46 posted on 02/25/2010 4:03:02 PM PST by jedi150
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To: nutmeg
One Dem and one Republican. It was a nonpartisan black forum at the Women's National Republican Club. Vincent Morgan was the Dem; Michael or Michel Faulkner the Pubbie. There were many other panelists and many other subjects discussed.

Nobody went near the bar, and after a long scolding speech on "choice" by Jhemu Greene, only one person clapped. A nice change from the usual!

47 posted on 02/25/2010 4:04:21 PM PST by firebrand
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BREAKING NEWS: RANGEL BROKE HOUSE RULES says ETHIC PANEL

Wow, I guess old Charlie is doomed............................

To write a nice apology letter and come to the well of the House to explain how evil republicans are out to get him

48 posted on 02/25/2010 4:06:34 PM PST by Popman
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To: kagnew
Rangel's not the only Democrat facing ethical questions.

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi
Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana and top aide
Charles Brimmer
Sen. Max Baucus
Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois was recently admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee

“Thanks to Nancy Pelosi’s lapses in judgment, the rap sheet on the Democratic-led Congress is getting longer by the day,”.... “When the speaker promised to ‘drain the swamp,’ she probably didn’t think she’d be fighting off hypocrisy charges four years later heading into the 2010 elections.” --Ken Spain, communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent watchdog was created by Democrats in 2008.

49 posted on 02/25/2010 4:07:12 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: SkyPilot

Ha, another Orca in the news!


50 posted on 02/25/2010 4:10:47 PM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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