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  • Killing Cardillo: What Did The FBI Know And When Did They Know It?

    04/20/2015 12:28:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch -- Investigative Bulletin ^ | April 20, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    Yesterday, the New York Post ran my investigative report on a very cold case: the mortal wounding of NYPD Patrolman Phillip Cardillo inside Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Mosque #7 in Harlem in April, 1972. The “Harlem Mosque Incident” would become one of the most controversial cases in NYPD history—a tale of betrayal and cover-up, race and politics, played out across a disintegrating city. I’m grateful to the Post for getting behind a story that raises the disturbing possibility that the FBI was deeply involved in the events surrounding Cardillo’s death. Due to space limitations at the newspaper, some of...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Rangel: Never Moved By Dead Soldiers Until I Saw Ones That "Look Like Me"

    01/06/2015 5:51:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    In an appearance on Monday’s “The ED Show” on MSNBC, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) discussed the decision by officers of the New York Police Department to turn the backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of the two slain officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in recent weeks.
  • Liberal Congressman Rangel Insists Protesters Never Chanted They Want “Dead Cops”

    12/26/2014 7:17:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    – Then He’s Shown Video Of Them Saying It…New York Rep. Charles Rangel was on CNN this morning being interviewed by Ashleigh Banfield. During the otherwise fairly agreeable interview, Rangel insisted that protest chants calling for “dead cops” never happened, and he was shown proof otherwise After being shown evidence contrary to his claim, Rangel changed gears and said the behavior he denied existed was unacceptable saying they must be mentally ill
  • Pelosi to Boehner: Force Michael Grimm to resign over tax-evasion conviction

    12/24/2014 8:11:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How Michael Grimm (R-NY) won re-election to the House in November may be the greatest political mystery of 2014, having tax-evasion and fraud charges as well as a televised threat to a journalist hanging over his head. After all, his NY-11 district has only an R+2 Cook rating, so it’s not as though it resembles a district like … oh, Charlie Rangel’s D+41 NY-13, for example. Having prevailed despite those handicaps, Grimm refuses to resign his office even after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Grimm faces up to three years in prison for...
  • IRS Commissioner Aided Tax Cheat Congressman

    06/04/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by joygrace · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.4.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>Shulman rallied for Rangel: Jason Furman, Media Matters, Fox News, Jarrett and a job.</p> <p>And the Liberal Dog Whistle Blows.</p> <p>Congressman Charles Rangel of New York.</p> <p>Ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.</p> <p>The new chairman of the president’s Council on Economic Advisors, Jason Furman.</p>
  • Charlie Rangel: 'The Things We Believe in Are Spiritual Damn Things'

    10/27/2014 7:53:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Craig Millward
    Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Transport Workers Local 100 union in Harlem last week, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said that union organizing, raising the minimum wage, and unemployment compensation are "spiritual damn things” and he didn't know "where the hell" spiritual leaders were on shelter and homelessness. "The things we believe in are spiritual damn things. You can talk about the union organizing and raising the minimum wage and extensive unemployment compensation, but isn't that the same thing as talking about someone that's hungry, that's thirsty, that's naked, that's in prison. All of these things – I'm not...
  • Charlie Rangel: I Was Told Not to Talk About How Racist the Tea Party Is

    09/15/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a Q&A with CSPAN, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discussed comments he has made many time in in the past claiming the Tea Party is motivated by racism because they are the old Dixiecrats from mainly Southern states Rangel said he was told not to talk about race anymore saying, "So people said please don't bring up that race thing anymore."(continued)
  • Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools

    07/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    Hell hath no fury like a congressman scorned. Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel is giving the teachers union a lesson in political retribution for snubbing him and endorsing his rival Adriano Espaillat for Congress, sources said. Rangel is hitting the union where it hurts — by vigorously supporting non-unionized charter schools. The unions have been fighting desperately to stop or slow down charter-school expansion. “The congressman was disappointed the UFT [United Federation of Teachers] dumped him for Espaillat. I see Charlie speaking out more forcefully on the charter-school issue,” said a Rangel ­insider. “He doesn’t have to be concerned about offending...
  • Longtime congressman Rangel finds himself in political peril in New York primary

    06/22/2014 4:52:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2014
    This year, many of the speakers were lesser-known Dominican activists and political strategists. The headliner was Dominican entertainer Frederick Martinez, also known as “El Pacha,” a popular Spanish-language radio and television host. Those changes to the guest list tell almost the entire story of the political peril that threatens to end one of the iconic careers in American politics
  • "smoking gun" on commie John Conyers--PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY

    07/07/2007 5:14:17 AM PDT · by exposing_the_left · 41 replies · 2,342+ views
    World Can't Wait | 7/7/07 | Exposing the Left
    Please help me get this information out to the American people. I've been sending it to various conservative media for months and NOT ONE has done anything with it! Confirm for yourselves, copy & paste, then forward to as many media sources as possible. This bum Conyers, who heads the powerful House Judiciary Committee and is out "investigating" the White House, needs to be EXPOSED before the American people as the treasonous RAT that he is! And any politician, Left or Right, who does NOT immediately call for Conyers' impeachment should also be held accountable. This group that Conyers has...
  • Tax dodger Charles Rangel now dodging rent; Taxpayers to the rescue

    04/09/2014 2:23:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/8/2014 | Doug Powers
    Censured tax dodger Charles Rangel, who once in a fit of projection accused Mitt Romney of not paying his fair share in taxes, has been caught channeling his inner Jimmy McMillan. Apparently the rent is too damn high.From the New York Post via American Thinker: State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show.His staffers’ excuse? They lost the lease, according to state Office of General Services correspondence.“I finally heard back from Congressman...
  • Ron Paul's bizarre appearance on "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" (July 4, 1988)

    01/13/2012 10:35:15 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 1988 | Me
    Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul ranting, raving and screaming for drug legalization 24 years ago on "The Morton Downey Jr. Show". With special guest appearance by Charles Rangel, as The Voice of Reason. Lunacy on parade (on all sides in this freak show of a debate). Ron Paul on Morton Downey Jr. - 1988
  • Charles Rangel stiffs NY taxpayers on rent for district office (And blames Republicans)

    04/07/2014 7:12:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2014 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Charles Rangel, censured by Congress in 2010 for a variety of misdeeds, including non-payment of taxes on his Dominican villa, didn't pay any rent on his district office in Harlem for all of 2013. His "excuse": his office lost the lease. But that's OK, said New York state. Instead of having to pay back rent. the state cut the real estate company a check for $87,000. New York Post: “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a...
  • Charlie Rangel: The Tea Party “Cult” is Suffering from an “Illness”

    01/01/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) recently expressed his puzzlement over the conservative wing of the Republican Party. In between incoherent ramblings and fragmented sentences, the congressman explained that the tea party is a “cult” group that suffers from an apparent “illness”. “Politics is (sic) changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people,” said the man who recently allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to a New York library named in his honor. (Maybe he’s speaking out of jealousy?) “When a handful of people [I assume he is referring to the tea party...
  • Rangel predicts 'rough' reelection fight ("it’s like shooting crap")

    01/01/2014 12:44:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) predicted he’ll face a “rough’ fight for reelection this cycle, but said he believes ObamaCare will be a boon to his campaign. “It’s going to be a rough one, but, you know, it’s like shooting crap. Either you win or you lose; you just can’t stay even with the first shot,” Rangel said on MSNBC on Tuesday. The long-serving Democrat had been considered a retirement risk, but announced earlier this month he plans to run for reelection. He’s likely to face a contentious primary fight from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, whom supporters believe is well-poised to...
  • Rangel says police tightened his handcuffs at immigration arrest

    10/12/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/11/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rtightened his handcuffs. “I thought I’d be treated better ep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said police who arrested him Tuesday by the Capitol Police than I was,” Rangel said on FOX Business Network Friday. Rangel was one of several Democratic lawmakers arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall. “I think they were trying to help me, but the cuffs were so tight that when I said loosen up the cuffs — and I wasn’t cursing then — in an attempt to loosen it up, one of the rookie cops actually tightened it,” he said....
  • Charlie Rangel: We all know Jesus said you’re going to Hell if you don’t support big gov’t

    09/25/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Let’s call him the Left’s Pat Robertson, though the comparison might not be entirely fair to Robertson because he’s probably paid more of his taxes than Rangel. If a Republican uttered anything near this level of nasty, particularly with a religious bent, it’d be news for days, becoming part of the national narrative on heartless, religious rubes of the Right. But Bible thumping’s a-okay, as long as you’re using the Good Book to thump conservatives. And, thus Rep. Charlie Rangel’s assessment that roughly half the country is headed for a smitin’ for its embrace of barbarically low spending levels of...
  • Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria

    09/07/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria By Julian Hattem - 09/07/13 12:42 PM ET A top member of the Congressional Black Caucus is denying that lawmakers were told to stay silent on the issue of whether or not the U.S. should intervene in Syria. “Nobody’s ever suggested to me ... that I should not comment,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said in an interview on MSNBC on Saturday. He added that he had a “responsibility to speak.” Rangel’s comments were in response to an email from caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), which asked lawmakers to...
  • Rangel: 'Of course it's embarassing'

    09/02/2013 8:30:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Rangel: 'Of course it's embarassing' By Ian Swanson - 09/02/13 10:34 AM ET Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Monday said "of course it's embarrassing" that President Obama warned Syria of a red line for using chemical weapons but then didn't move forward immediately with a military strike. Rangel, who opposes a military strike against Syria, also said Secretary of State John Kerry must be even more embarrassed after making an aggressive speech calling for a military strike on Friday, and then seeing Obama delay it to ask Congress for authorization a day later. Speaking on MSNBC, Rangel said "I love...
  • Rangel: ‘No reason why a young person should have to pay for college education’ [VIDEO]

    08/22/2013 8:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Martin Bashir’s Thursday MSNBC program, New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel said that no students should have to pay for college. Rangel was reacting to President Barack Obama’s higher education proposal rollout that would put in place requirements for students and institutions to receive federal financial aid assistance. Rangel explained to fill-in host Joy Reid that he support Obama’s plan, particularly the accountability components. “I think it’s exciting, and certainly it’s going to bring in accountability,” he said. “You know, we have universities scattered all over the world. Sometimes you think that tuition means nothing to a large group...
  • Rep. Rangel calls tea party 'white crackers' (Where's the outrage?)

    08/03/2013 5:26:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    I love how the words just casually roll off his tongue, as if he had been saying them all his life. Which he has. But there is no such thing as black racism, don't you know? Using a racial epithet to describe one's political opponents is accepted behavior. Or at least it must be because the only people saying anything about it are those on the right. But even at 83, dressed in a blue bow tie and crisp gray suit, Rangel is relentless toward those who he feels are slowing the forces of progress. House Republicans? Have done more...
  • Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Is ‘Same Group’ Of ‘White Crackers’ Who Fought Civil Rights

    08/02/2013 7:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 2, 2013 | Hunter Walker
    In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the "same group" who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement. “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked," Rangel said. Because of this, Rangel said the Tea Party could be defeated using the same tactics employed against Jim Crow. "It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and...
  • Rangel to Fox: Zimmerman Verdict Could Be Invitation to Shoot Blacks

    07/24/2013 9:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., told a Fox News reporter that the George Zimmerman acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin could be an invitation for white people to shoot young black men. Rangel was caught leaving his congressional office by Jesse Waters, who does segments for Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" after host Bill O'Reilly said Rangel had refused multiple invitations to appear on the show. The interview was recorded Tuesday and aired Wednesday on O'Reilly's show. Waters challenged Rangel on comments he made on MSNBC, where he suggested that if police had found a black Zimmerman they might...
  • NY lawmakers want federal action against Zimmerman

    07/15/2013 5:03:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    AP ^ | July 15, 2013
    <p>Several members of New York City's congressional delegation on Monday condemned the acquittal of the man charged with killing Trayvon Martin and urged the Justice Department to intervene.</p> <p>Reps. Charles Rangel, Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler and others bemoaned the Florida jury's failure to convict George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the unarmed Martin, a verdict that has led to widespread protests across the country.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 May 2013

    05/19/2013 4:38:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 19th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pfeiffer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pfeiffer; Sen. Robert Menendez, D- N.J.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pfeiffer, Sen. Rand...
  • Tax and Steal

    03/23/2013 4:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    So my vacation plans to Cyprus have been canceled. Something about the government there seizing everybody's wallet because the country is bankrupt. Another nanny state bites the dust. When will they ever learn? Never. Here in the good old USA, there are 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus -- folks such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Rep. Charles Rangel, California Rep. Maxine Waters and Florida Rep. Alan Grayson. Sanders is the only honest one in the bunch. He comes right out and admits he's a socialist. He'll take all your stuff while telling you tales of Ethan...
  • Congressionally censured tax cheat tells Romney ‘Americans pay their taxes, unlike you.’

    09/20/2012 10:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Chutzpah, thy name is Charlie Rangel: "Nothing can be further from the truth than Gov. Romney's ridiculous remarks that nearly half of American people do not pay federal income taxes, they pay other federal and state taxes. The 47 percent figure cited by the Republican presidential candidate covers only the federal income tax and ignores the fact that people may pay a higher percentage of their income on a wide variety of taxes. Everyone pays taxes. Lower income persons pay state and local, property, excise and sales taxes. In fact, when all federal, state, and local taxes are taken into...
  • Rangel: Of course Biden meant slavery with his stupid “chains” comment

    08/24/2012 10:27:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Here’s something I thought I’d never write: a moment of clarity from Charlie Rangel. You can watch the entire interview with The Perez Notes at the link, but we’ll pick up where Rep. Rangel begins discussing how attack ads destroy credibility, starting with Joe Biden’s “they goin’ to put y’all back in chains” in Danville, Virginia. Not only does Rangel describe the claim as laughable, he also says that the Obama campaign’s defense of it — that Biden meant economic hardship and not slavery — is ridiculous on its face: (VIDEO AT LINK) After Vice President Joe Biden infamously told...
  • The Rangel Bungle (Botched NY primary exemplifies how American elections are amateurishly run)

    07/06/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2012 | John Fund
    The near-meltdown in the vote count for the New York Democratic primary featuring scandal-tarred congressman Charlie Rangel should serve as a warning siren about what could happen in this November’s national election. It’s not just voter fraud we have to worry about. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the fraud ends and the incompetence begins. The Rangel fiasco reminds us that the United States has, as Walter Dean Burnham, the nation’s leading political scientist, put it, “the developed world’s sloppiest election systems.” And New York City is no unsophisticated backwater. The troubles in the Rangel race began on Election Night,...
  • Latino Groups Call for Probe of Rangel Race

    07/04/2012 5:54:58 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 22 replies
    Latino FOX News ^ | 7/3/2012 | Eric Shawn
    A national Hispanic civil rights group is asking the Department of Justice to investigate alleged voter suppression in the Democratic primary in the 13th congressional district. The group, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, has sent a letter to the DOJ voicing concern that Spanish-speaking voters found it difficult to cast ballots because they were unable to receive Spanish-language assistance and were turned away, or were told to vote by affidavit ballots, according to a statement by the organization. The appeal to the DOJ by LatinoJustice, which recently was among several voter advocacy groups that sued Florida over its decision to target more than...
  • Charles Rangel race takes chaotic turn

    06/30/2012 10:12:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | June 30, 2012 | Alex Isenstadt
    NEW YORK — It’s been four days since Charlie Rangel’s primary.And it’s still not entirely clear who won.The veteran Democratic congressman might be the winner in New York’s 13th District, but no one really knows.It’s a bizarre situation that just keeps getting weirder, a strange case of missing precincts, questionable ballots and utter confusion over who’s to blame for the mess and when the race might be settled.(PHOTOS: Charlie Rangel's career)What’s known is this: As of Friday evening, 32 precincts – six percent of all votes cast – had yet to be accounted for. And another 2,447 affidavit ballots and...
  • Reputation damaged, NY's Rangel battling to hold House seat

    06/26/2012 3:45:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Reuters via Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, a once-towering figure in New York politics whose reputation was diminished when he was censured in Washington, is again fighting to keep his seat as a group of Democrats prepare to challenge him in a primary on Tuesday. Rangel, who has represented Harlem since 1971 and is a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, is battling a crowd of younger politicians in a redrawn district that is now heavily Latino. Yet most political watchers still see him being re-elected. Rangel's opponents in the Democratic primary include state Senator Adriano Espaillat, who has...
  • The House's octogenarian incumbents

    05/24/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost the GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock this month, Beltway types saw the voters' verdict as a victory for the Tea Party and a defeat for the kind of Republican who could work across the aisle. I think Lugar, 80, lost because he was out of touch with Indiana. He started the primary registered to vote at an Indiana home he had sold in 1977. The Lugars have resided in Virginia ever since. Lugar had been working in Washington for so long that he didn't realize he needed to keep up at least the...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • New Yorkers Not Exactly Thrilled With Leftist Protestors-Bonus: Rangel chased off by heckler

    10/02/2011 1:13:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2011 | Zip
    A horde of Wall Street demonstrators shut down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours this afternoon, halting traffic and clashing as cops arrested as many as 700 on the famed span’s roadway. About 100 cars were left stranded as the loud, angry crowd covered the crossing from end to end in an inflamed day of demonstrations against high unemployment, bank bailouts and financial pain for the masses. One irate driver, a Ground Zero construction worker, blasted the pedestrians. “I work my *ss off all day, and these g-d hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?”...
  • Charlie Rangel on debt: What would Jesus do? Huckabee: "Well, for starters, he’d pay his taxes"

    07/10/2011 5:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2011 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, via Mediaite, an easy joke but a gratifying one.We’ve actually reached the point of class warfare in American politics where Rangel’s pander isn’t even the dumbest one this week. CLICK ABOVE LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Disgraced Rangel Angry 'Tea Baggers' Who Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling Have Influence (Video)

    01/04/2011 10:10:54 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Would someone tell New York Democrat Charlie Rangel that describing Tea Partiers as “tea baggers” is so 2009? On Monday’s “Bulls & Bears” on the Fox Business Network, Rangel fresh off his December censure for ethics violations, said Republican leaders will face trouble from “tea baggers” in the House — though not from Democrats — in attempting to raise the $14-trillion debt ceiling. “I think if what you say is true, then the Republicans forgot who won the majority,” Rangel said. “They don’t negotiate with us as to who the heck votes for increasing the debt ceiling. They have to...
  • Rangel’s censure in proud Democrat tradition of representing Harlem

    12/03/2010 5:26:44 PM PST · by JoeA · 1 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/3/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel continues to represent the citizens of Harlem in Congress, despite his censure by the House for ethics violations. Rangel was found guilty of violating no less than 11 ethics rules by a House committee, including not paying taxes on a residence for, oh, about 17 years. Readers are cautioned to not try this at home—lest they wind up in jail. Rangel therefore carries on the proud tradition of representing the people of Harlem established by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  • Rangel asks supporters to call Capitol switchboard (chutzpah by a Putz Ping!

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles Rangel of New York asked 25,000 campaign donors Wednesday to call the Capitol switchboard and urge their representatives to vote against censuring him for ethical misconduct. There's only one problem. For many of them, Rangel is their congressman. Rangel, 80, a Democrat who has served his Harlem district for 40 years, faces a scheduled censure vote Thursday. He's likely to become the 23rd House member ever to receive the most serious punishment short of expulsion — and the first since 1983. He's seeking a lesser reprimand for fundraising and financial violations, including failure to pay taxes...
  • Ben Stein: Charlie Rangel Still a Hero to Me

    11/28/2010 4:54:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 28, 2010 | Ben Stein
    ...In unbelievably difficult service in the Korean War, his unit was swamped, cut off, overwhelmed by hordes of Red Chinese crossing into Korea. In the worst cold weather imaginable, under fire, starving, acting Sergeant Charles Rangel, in a black unit led mostly by white officers, took a large group of men, led them by example, lifted their morale, as they fought their way out to safety. Men were being shot, freezing, getting captured all around him, yet he got most of his men out...
  • Censure: How the Other Half Punishes

    11/20/2010 7:18:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 19, 2010 | Mychal Massie
    Leave it to Congress to create a punishment one is hard-pressed to identify. Rangel deserves much worse, as his crimes would put you or me behind bars. Charles Rangel has been found guilty of 11 of the 13 charges filed against him, with two of the charges having been rolled into one. As punishment for his crimes/violations, the chief counsel of the House ethics committee, Blake Chisam, recommended a sentence of censure for the disgraced congressman to the full House, despite Rangel’s protestations for “a drop of fairness and mercy” in a prepared statement read prior to the start of...
  • Ranking Ethics Republican Rep. Jo Bonner Offers Scathing Rebuke of Embattled Charles Rangel (Video)

    11/18/2010 10:23:02 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies
    If you haven’t been keeping up, a Democratic institution in Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., has been investigated by the House Ethics Committee. This has been an ongoing saga for several months, but finally the normally secretive Ethics committee is convening publicly over the Rangel matter. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., the ranking member of the committee and likely to be the chairman of this committee when the new Congress is sworn in, offered a harsh critique of Rangel, for his use rent-controlled apartments and evasion of taxes, despite being in charge of writing tax code. ...more (w/video)...
  • Rangel Inquiry Finds Evidence Beyond Dispute

    11/15/2010 8:10:33 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2010 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    The House ethics committee ruled on Monday that there was evidence to support 13 counts of misconduct by Representative Charles B. Rangel, and began considering whether to formally convict and recommend punishment against him. The ruling came after a dramatic and puzzling appearance by Mr. Rangel, 80, in which he protested that he could no longer afford to pay his lawyers, and indignantly walked out of the proceedings, calling them unfair. Committee members were unmoved. Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California, noted dryly that Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat, was responsible for paying his lawyers and that he had been...
  • Rangel: 'I have no real chance of fighting back'

    11/15/2010 1:47:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Rangel: 'I have no real chance of fighting back' By Jordan Fabian - 11/15/10 03:51 PM ET Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) struck a defeated tone Monday, hours after he walked out of his own ethics trial. Rangel reiterated his claim that his due process rights had been violated over his lack of legal representation at the trial that began Monday morning. "I hope that my colleagues in Congress, friends, constituents and anyone paying attention will consider my statement and how the committee has been unfair to me," he said in a prepared statement. "They can do what they will...
  • Your Guide to the Rangel Ethics Trial

    11/15/2010 7:16:06 AM PST · by mazda77 · 53 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | November 15, 2010 | by John Brandt
    He told New York City television station NY1 that he was no longer able to continue paying his legal team. "I have exhausted my abilities to raise the funds which are necessary to move on (with representation)," Rangel said. "All I do is just ask for the time to be heard and I am conficent that at the end of the day my constituents' faith in me, as demonstrated by their overwhelming vote, will be well-founded." Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/15/your-guide-rangel-ethics-trial#ixzz15Mbjfeez
  • Rangel Used PAC Money for Legal Defense

    11/14/2010 8:29:06 PM PST · by Racehorse · 27 replies
    New York Post via Fox News ^ | 14 November 2010
    Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense. Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis. Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules. "It's a breach of congressional ethics," one campaign-finance lawyer said. Washington, DC, political lawyer Cleta Mitchell said there is "no authority for a member to use leadership PAC funds as a slush fund to pay for personal...
  • House panel to begin Rangel ethics trial

    11/14/2010 7:34:47 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-14-10 | Paul Kane
    With no lawyers expected at his side, Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) is scheduled to begin his defense Monday against allegations that he broke congressional rules in his personal finances and his fundraising efforts for a New York college. The public trial, conducted by an eight-member panel of Rangel's congressional peers, will be the first of its kind since 2002. It will be all the more remarkable for Rangel because he no longer has a defense team. After spending more than $2 million from his campaign account on lawyers and communications experts, Rangel and his team parted ways in September....
  • Challenging Charlie (Black conservative--former Jets player--opposing Rangel)

    10/24/2010 5:28:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/24/10 | EDITORIAL
    Michael Faulkner is challenging Rangel on the Republican line. A former NY Jet, he’s pastor of Harlem's New Horizons Church. Faulkner advocates: * Cutting taxes and regs — especially for small business — to spark job creation. * Encouraging alternatives to public-education, including charters and full school choice. * Redoing O/Care to improve health care rather than reworking insurance. Harlem residents tired and embarrassed by Rangel’s conduct should vote for Faulkner Nov. 2.