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Breaking-FNC--Rangel has struck a deal
FNC | 7/29/10

Posted on 07/29/2010 9:12:52 AM PDT by KansasGirl

Per Foxnews, a local affiliate is reporting Rangel has struck a deal. FNC is working to confirm...


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1 posted on 07/29/2010 9:12:53 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Congress is nothing but worthless scum.


2 posted on 07/29/2010 9:13:57 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: KansasGirl

Don’t tell me. He agrees not to resign and the GOP agrees not to do a damn thing about it.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 9:14:30 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: KansasGirl

I said earlier that this slime will slither out with no penalty.

Any bets?


4 posted on 07/29/2010 9:14:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KansasGirl

A deal with who?


5 posted on 07/29/2010 9:14:53 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: KansasGirl
Charlie Rangel is a yellow-bellied chicken.
6 posted on 07/29/2010 9:14:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: KansasGirl

Let me guess: Charlie will pay a token fine or accept some other slap on the wrist and the Democrat leadership will accept a “No Contest” plea and dismiss the charges.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 9:15:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: KansasGirl

I could see this coming from a mile away.

Predicted it last night to a friend when we were discussing a possible upcoming hearing today.

Never happen I told him.


8 posted on 07/29/2010 9:15:40 AM PDT by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: KansasGirl

Link?


9 posted on 07/29/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: GonzoGOP

You don’t investigate mine, I will not investigate yours. Now let’s make some money!!


10 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:01 AM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: KansasGirl

So when they laid it out for him even the diffusional scumbag had to admit he was dead.


11 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:01 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: KansasGirl

Isn’t a DEAL contingent upon the agreement being bi-partisan?

The Repubs who sign on to this DEAL need to be tarred and feathered.


12 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:13 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: KansasGirl
At least one Pubbie had to agree to this....

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.

Mark Twain

13 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:13 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: KansasGirl

If Rangel can break the law without any responsibility, then we have no responsibility to abide by the law.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:22 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Da Coyote

Of course he will have to pay a penalty- paying off the taxes he was caught owing is penalty enough is it not? /S


15 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:30 AM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: Vigilanteman

Wrong, he must bring the heart of three tea-partiers and offer it on Pelosi’s alter, then all will be well ...


16 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:46 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Magnum44

The House ethics committee. I’m wondering how much the Republicans on the committee are going along with this and what the nature of the deal is.


17 posted on 07/29/2010 9:16:49 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: KansasGirl

SHOCKED!/s


18 posted on 07/29/2010 9:17:10 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: KansasGirl

Rangel Cuts Deal, Avoids Jail


19 posted on 07/29/2010 9:17:18 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Like a pond, in politics, the scum rises to the top.


20 posted on 07/29/2010 9:17:57 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When all else fails one must, "Release the Kraken!")
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To: Magnum44

Beelzebub


21 posted on 07/29/2010 9:18:09 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: KansasGirl

Yesterday they said for a deal to go through, a Republican on the committee would have to sign off on it. So who folded?


22 posted on 07/29/2010 9:18:55 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: KansasGirl

Charlie will pay any back taxes and pay a fine. Probably be forced to take his name off two of his rent controlled residences in Harlem(wink...wink) and go on a diet so next time he’s photographed in his swimming trunks he won’t look like a beached whale.


23 posted on 07/29/2010 9:19:18 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: KansasGirl

Rangel, putting the “Con” in “Congress”.


24 posted on 07/29/2010 9:20:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GonzoGOP
"He agrees not to resign and the GOP agrees not to do a damn thing about it."

Well, considering that the Ethics Committee is the one House committee where there is no majority - effectively giving both sides an equal and ever-present veto - this "deal" is NOT an encouraging sign for Republicans.

The fact of the matter is irrespective of its outcome, a trial is just what the doctor ordered for the GOP. It's disheartening that the Republican members would take that off the table, unless of course they've secured Rangel's resignation, which of course seems HIGHLY unlikely.

25 posted on 07/29/2010 9:20:58 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: mainsail that
You don’t investigate mine, I will not investigate yours. Now let’s make some money!!

The subhuman, spineless, bottom dwelling scum that make up the GOP representatives in Congress wouldn't even demand that much. It is more like to whatever you want and even when you get caught you pay no penalty. We will just cower here in the corner while you call us racists.
26 posted on 07/29/2010 9:21:13 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: MizSterious

I would place my money on Dent of PA.


27 posted on 07/29/2010 9:22:30 AM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: MizSterious
There's been an ethics truce in force on the Hill for years.

Both parties better hope no-one's got anything else on Charlie, because if they do and the info comes out after both parties allow a deal to be done...

28 posted on 07/29/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: KansasGirl

....so a corrupt, shifty politician weaseled his way out of it?

That’s like paying for your bail with stolen money.


29 posted on 07/29/2010 9:23:19 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: KansasGirl
Protecting their own again I see.

PATHETIC!

30 posted on 07/29/2010 9:24:04 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: kabar
"Rangel Cuts Deal, Avoids Jail"

Not jail, expulsion. The House ethics committee has no authority to jail anyone, including Rangel. They can issue fines, and make recommendations to the larger House body about censuring or expelling members.

The DOJ could still investigate and prosecute Rangel for tax evasion - but of course, we both know that this DOJ won't investigate Rangel. Even still, this "deal" will do nothing to insulate Rangel from criminal prosecution.

31 posted on 07/29/2010 9:25:11 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: KansasGirl

"We took away his pass to our ACORN brothels for two full weeks."

32 posted on 07/29/2010 9:25:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: KansasGirl
This Democratic Congress is laughably sleazy and this will only help reinforce that image.

But, the Dems really shored up the Harlem vote, by giving Charlie a break. So that's one district they'll carry this November...

33 posted on 07/29/2010 9:26:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: KansasGirl

Compare and contrast with the treatment of Newt Gingrich. He was sanctioned for an alleged IRS violation which, ultimately, was reversed by a tax court. (This was the issue of use of tax deductible contributions for a course on conservative principles - which Democrats thought was too partisan for tax exempt status.)

So, he did nothing wrong and ultimately 100% (something like 93 of 94 ethics charges, plus the charge he settled on which was later vindicated by the tax court ruling) of the charges the Democrats had wallpapered him with, were rejected. I don’t think Newt got the fine that he paid returned to him. I don’t think that the Ethics committee ever corrected the record and published an errata sheet when the tax court ruling came down several years after Gingrich left Congress.

Just think for a moment about the media treatment of Gingrich and the rather benign handling of Rangel’s case.


34 posted on 07/29/2010 9:27:17 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: JerseyDvl
Isn’t a DEAL contingent upon the agreement being bipartisan?

Why even go to the trouble when you can simply outvote them, albeit with a handful of the Blue Dogs allowed to vote with the GOP for political cover?

The beauty of a "no contest" plea is that such a vote can be avoided. Plea will be announced this afternoon and penalty will be announced for the Friday news dump to garner the least attention before the weekend.

Given the current political climate, they might even make the penalty so severe as to suspend Rangle for the duration of the current congress so he has to go home and face the wrath of the voters who, as we all know, will promptly reelect him.

Anyone objecting to this wrist-slap arrangement will, of course, be branded as antidemocratic and racist.

35 posted on 07/29/2010 9:27:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: OldDeckHand

They couldn’t toss him, either, not if they need his vote. NYS’s gov Paterson has been denying NY-29 a prompt special election for months. If Goodtime Charlie resigned, Paterson coulden’t very well call an election for Rangel’s district while stiffing NY-29.


36 posted on 07/29/2010 9:28:39 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: shadeaud
Charlie will pay any back taxes and pay a fine. Probably be forced to take his name off two of his rent controlled residences in Harlem(wink...wink) and go on a diet so next time he’s photographed in his swimming trunks he won’t look like a beached whale.

The DEAL is that Rangel won't testify, there won't be a trial, the charges will go through a year of bending and molding so they won't have to be enforced.

Reason: There isn't a single person in Obama's administration who cannot be 'blackmailed', or 'taken down', by what Rangel knows.

He has them bent over a prison bed, and they know it.

37 posted on 07/29/2010 9:29:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: KansasGirl

100,000 classified documents pertaining to Afghanistan get leaked to Wikileaks, but we’ll not see a single word of this report which itemizes the scores of illegalities which Rangel has engaged in for DECADES.


38 posted on 07/29/2010 9:30:02 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Magnum44

[A deal with who?]

House Ethics Committee


39 posted on 07/29/2010 9:30:19 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

In the United States all men are NOT created equal.

Thanks to Obama and his complicit, evil Congress some are now more equal than others. Try to arrange your finances like Rangle and see what happens.

Since that racist Obama became president he has made race an issue and many Americans will never forget it.


40 posted on 07/29/2010 9:30:43 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: KansasGirl
House Ethics

Now there's an oxymoron.

41 posted on 07/29/2010 9:30:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GonzoGOP

Sounds about right.


42 posted on 07/29/2010 9:31:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: 84rules

No link available yet. It is being reported on FNC.


43 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:02 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: UCANSEE2
The bottom line is, once the deal is done does Rangel get his chairmanship back?

We all know that these "deals" end up with the Democrat claiming that he was absolved of all charges and that he was exonorated.

-PJ

44 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:05 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Yep! You guessed right!


45 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:42 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: KansasGirl

No way after what they did to Tom Delay.


46 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:45 AM PDT by soycd
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To: historyrepeatz

We truly are in bizarro-world...


47 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:46 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: KansasGirl

Who cares about Rangel.. Has Obama been on ‘The View” yet? /sarcasm.


48 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:47 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: 84rules

When it is just being reported there is no link available. I just heard it on Fox News Radio also.


49 posted on 07/29/2010 9:33:45 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: KansasGirl

He will accept a slap on the wrist.


50 posted on 07/29/2010 9:36:29 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,")
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