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  • France: Two Muslims “joke” about carrying out “Charlie Hebdo 2” jihad massacre on train

    08/27/2015 10:14:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/27/15 | Pamela Geller
    “The pair reportedly asked train passengers if they were Muslim, telling them to clear out quickly if this were the case to be spared.” “During the court hearing, Taoufik also claimed his actions were sparked after another passenger made a racist remark to him.” Oh, that makes it all OK, doesn’t it? These men didn’t have to have any actual bombs. Their monstrous “joke” did well enough to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Quran 8:60). “Two men jailed after ‘Charlie Hebdo 2’ scare,” The Local, August 25, 2015 (thanks to Two men have been...
  • Report: US drone strike kills man who claimed Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks

    05/07/2015 3:52:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies ^ | 5/7/15 | reuters
    A US operation has killed the senior al-Qaida figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to US sources familiar with the matter and a reported video posted by the group. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said that its ideologue Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed with his eldest son and other fighters in Yemen in a US air strike, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which cited the online video. Reuters could not independently verify the video. Ansi's death would suggest the covert US drone program against the Yemen branch of...
  • European Law Enforcement Agencies: On Second Thought, Maybe Firearms Would Be Helpful

    01/20/2015 6:05:06 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    When witnesses in the same building as Charlie Hebdo saw masked men with heavy weaponry enter the building they called police, like anyone in their position would do. But the three unarmed officers on bikes who showed up proved to be most unhelpful in the situation. According to the witness, the officers had to retreat after seeing the men were heavily armed. That wasn’t the only instance during the three-day terror spree where police found themselves utterly unprepared to take on the jihadists. The 27-year-old policewoman who was gunned down just south of Paris while attending a traffic accident was...
  • The Truth "Behind" The Charlie Hebdo Solidarity Photo-Op

    01/17/2015 11:00:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/17/15 | tyler durden
    Once again the mainstream media peddled the spoon-fed propaganda that world leaders "led the march" to honor the victims of the Paris shootings last week. Glorious photo-ops of Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko, David Cameron (oh, and not Barack Obama) were smeared across front pages hailing the "unity in outrage." However, as appears to be the case in so many 'events' in the new normal managed thinking in which we live, The Independent reports, French TV has exposed the reality of the 'photo-op' seen-around-the-world: the 'dignitaries' were not in fact "at" the Paris rallies but had the photo taken on an empty...
  • Meet the Radical Professor at the Center of the Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University

    01/16/2015 11:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    It all started when a University alumnus made a $3 million dollar donation to fund the position of Director of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Bettye Martin Musham, who gifted the Islamic Studies Center with the vast sum of money, said that she was convinced that it was the right thing to do after hearing a lecture on the meaning of jihad. Musham said that she and her husband would later become “hooked with the importance of Islam.” Dr. Omid Safi was appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke University in July of 2014. He has been the point of...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama: Charlie who?

    01/16/2015 6:51:20 AM PST · by safetysign · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer of solidarity was exposed as tissue thin. It began dissolving as soon as the real, remaining Charlie Hebdo put out its post-massacre issue featuring a Muhammad cover that, as the New York Times put it, “reignited the debate pitting free speech against religious sensitivities.” Again? Already? Had not 4 million marchers and 44 foreign leaders just turned out on the streets of France to declare “No” to intimidation, and pledging solidarity, indeed identification (“Je suis Charlie”) with a satirical weekly specializing in the most...
  • 7 Ways Turkey was the biggest terrorism hypocrite in Paris

    01/14/2015 2:50:48 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | January 14, 2015 | Michael Rubin
    Qadhafi liked to surround himself with women (whereas Erdogan seems to prefer the opposite, ordering the fairer sex “know their place” and stay at home); and third, Erdogan’s multi-billion dollar embezzlement schemes make the madman of Libya seem, well, a bit modest and unambitious. ... Perhaps no leader was more hypocritical than Erdogan to send a representative, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, to show up in Paris and march in solidarity against the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. Here’s why: 1.No sooner did Davutoglu return home, than Erdogan's Brownshirts raided newspapers planning to reprint the Charlie Hebdo issue and blocked websites...
  • TURKISH POLICE RAID NEWSPAPER Before Its Release of Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    01/14/2015 9:09:30 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 1-14-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet announced it would publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.Cumhuriyet made the announcement on their Twitter feed. Bu dayanışmanın parçası olarak Charlie Hebdo’nun özel sayısından 4 sayfalık bir seçkiye bugün gazetemizde yer veriyoruz— (@cumhuriyetgzt) January 13, 2015 The paper received several threats after the announcement. An armed Turkish police officer stands guard outside the offices of Cumhuriyet (AFP)On Wednesday Turkish police raided the Cumhuriyet printing press. Police also stopped and checked trucks carrying the freshly-printed newspapers carrying the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.Middle East Eye reported: Turkish police stopped trucks carrying freshly-printed newspapers bearing Charlie Hebdo cartoons, searching...
  • WH Spokesman Josh Earnest: It’s “Inaccurate” to Blame Charlie Hebdo Attacks on Radical Islam (Video)

    01/13/2015 7:50:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/13/15 | Jim Hoft
    Last week the Obama White House refused to call the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo newspaper an act of terrorism. The Obama administration was “waiting for an investigation.” Today White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said it was “inaccurate” to use the phrase “radical Islam.” “I’m describing a reason why we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn’t seem to accurately describe what had happened.”
  • Post-attack Charlie Hebdo cover uses prophet cartoon

    01/13/2015 11:23:51 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 32 replies
    france24 ^ | 2015-01-13 | FRANCE 24
    The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will publish a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed along with the words "All is forgiven" Wednesday on the cover of its first issue since Islamist militants killed 12 people at its central Paris offices. In a further show of defiance, the fearless magazine announced it would print three million copies – not the usual 60,000 – when it reappears on newsstands on Wednesday. It will also be translated into six languages including English, Arabic and Turkish, editor-in-chief Gérard Biard told a Paris news conference Tuesday. Daily newspaper Libération, which hosted Charlie Hebdo staff as...
  • "O when the spivs go marching in" ["I am Charlie"]

    01/12/2015 10:08:44 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 5 replies
    Alexander Boot ^ | 1/12/15 | Alexander Boot
    (snip) Instead of ‘Je suis Charlie’, the demonstrators should have been shouting ‘J’accuse’. And the objects of appropriate rage were all there, at the head of the rally, putting their heads on one another’s shoulders and looking oh so statesmanlike. They should have been pinned to the wall and asked, fists at their noses, how they allowed this tragedy to happen and what they are going to do to make sure such tragedies don’t happen again. Those 17 people didn’t die in an Alpine avalanche or a car accident. They were monstrously murdered by the enemies in our midst, those...
  • Peters: Obama a Physical, Moral and Intellectual Coward that Chose the Side of the Terrorists

    01/12/2015 9:29:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel, former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a Fox News contributor, scolded President Barack Obama for his absence at yesterday’s rally in Paris to show support in defiance of Islamic terrorism on a French magazine. According to Peters, Obama’s absence shows his cowardice on three levels and defined where his position is on the issue of radical Islam. “[W]e have a president that doesn’t have the guts after [prob s/b "of a"] French actress,” Peters said. “My God, it’s amazing, Martha, I’ve been in hot water for saying the president is...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Charlie Hebdo Attack: We Are Seeing an Islamist, Evil Terrorist Ideology

    01/12/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Human rights activist, Harvard Kennedy School Fellow and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali is on Al Qaeda's hitlist for producing a film in 2004 about life for women under Shariah Law. The director of that film, called Submission, was shot in the street and his Jihadist killers pinned a note to his chest with a knife naming Hirsi Ali as "next." Regardless of the fatwa put on her head by Islamists, Hirsi Ali still boldly speaks out and recently made an appearance on The Kelly File to discuss the horrific murders of Charlie Hebdo editors last week. "It could have been...
  • Inside the Jihad Siege of the Paris Kosher Supermarket

    01/11/2015 5:55:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 11, 2015 | Pamella Geller
    On Saturday, I spoke at length with Joseph, a French Jew who had family members and friends inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris when it was stormed by Amedy Coulibaly, an Islamic jihadist who ultimately murdered at least four Jews for the cause of Islam. He spoke to the families and some of the survivors, and told me some shocking and terrible details about what happened during the attack – revealed here for the very first time. - See more at:
  • Report claims France didn’t want Netanyahu at Paris march

    01/11/2015 11:46:22 AM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 11, 2015, 9:30 pm
    The French government was opposed to the idea of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending Sunday’s historic march in Paris, believing the Israeli leader’s presence at the rally would be “divisive,” Israeli media reported Sunday. Netanyahu did not initially plan to attend the event, which was organized in a show of solidarity and defiance after terrorist attacks in the French capital which claimed 17 lives. However, the Prime Minister changed his mind after Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett announced they would join the march, Israel’s Channel 2 news reported. In retaliation to Netanyahu’s sudden change of heart,...
  • Man who 'helped radicalise' Paris gunmen now nurse at hospital which received victims

    01/11/2015 11:09:08 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | Rory Mulholland
    Farid Benyettou .. The Islamist "spiritual guide" who allegedly helped radicalise the Kouachi brothers behind the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo now works as a trainee nurse in the accident and emergency unit of one of the Paris hospitals where some of the victims of the assault on the magazine were taken. ... Benyettou was a known recruiter of candidates for jihad for Iraq, operating in the 19th arrondissement of Paris in the early 2000s. Jean-Julien Xavier-Rolai, the public prosecutor at the time, described him as the “spiritual guide” of the Kouachi brothers and “the link between the suburbs of...
  • Holder, top US official in Paris for terror talks, not seen at unity march

    01/11/2015 8:03:17 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2015
    Attorney General Eric Holder is in Paris this week to attend a meeting on fighting terrorism, but did not participate in a march with world leaders Sunday to honor the 17 people killed last week in France. More than 40 world leaders marched arm in arm through Paris to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honor the victims of the three days of terrorist attacks. The leaders headed a demonstration of at least tens of thousands of people who converged on the capital after three gunmen last week attacked a newspaper office, kosher supermarket and police. Among...

    01/11/2015 6:17:34 AM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 1/11/2015 | staff
    The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism — in light of this past week’s shootings in France, and earlier attacks in Canada and Australia. The meeting will highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring others in the United States and elsewhere to carry out violent acts.
  • Rally in Paris and Speeches by World Leaders

    01/11/2015 6:05:34 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 172 replies
    Fox News Channel | January 11, 2015 | self
    Fox News Channel is showing the huge rally in France. World leaders were shown boarding a bus to attend the rally. Apparently at least some of them will be giving speeches (hopefully, at least one of them will use the term RADICAL).
  • Sick! Tweeters showing their support for #CharlieHebdo terrorists with #JeSuisKouachi hashtag

    01/09/2015 10:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 9, 2015 | Staff
    Twitter users have taken to the social media site to express their gratitude and support for the reportedly now dead Charlie Hebdo terrorists, brothers Chérif and Said Kouachi:
  • 'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist

    01/09/2015 8:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2015 | Keely Lockhart
    Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, were murdered. The video description says that it is "a message for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists", and was uploaded to the group's Belgian account. In the clip, a figure wearing the group's symbolic Guy Fawkes mask is seated in front of a desk with the hashtag #OpCharlieHebdo - which stands for Operation Charlie Hebdo - featured on screen. The figure, whose voice is obscured says: "We are declaring war against you, the...
  • News Organizations Won't Show Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    01/08/2015 10:27:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies ^ | Thursday, 08 Jan 2015 09:41 AM | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    CNN, along with other national and world news organizations are not running detailed images of cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo magazine in their coverage of the terrorist massacre at the small weekly French publication, with some editors questioning whether it is worth jeopardizing the safety of their staffs to print the images deemed offensive to Muslims. CNN Senior Editorial Director Richard Griffiths, in a memo to staff members on Wednesday, said the network's platforms are encouraged to describe the cartoons verbally, but not show them, saying it is "key to understanding the nature of the attack on the magazine and...
  • Do Not Submit! Republish the Mohammed Cartoons Everywhere. Here’s How.

    01/07/2015 10:05:25 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 109 replies ^ | Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:24 am |
    Today’s terror attack on Charlie Hedbo, the irreverent French satirical magazine that was one of the few media outlets in France to publish the original “Mohammed cartoons,” is an attempt by Islamic fundamentalists to enforce shari’a worldwide, even on non-Muslims. We must not let them succeed. Self-censoring out of fear means self-imposition of shari’a (Islamic law). Self-censoring out of “respect” (actually just a euphemism for fear) means you are submitting to the terrorists’ worldview. The way to overcome them in this instance is to overwhelm them with disrespect and mockery. They can silence one magazine, but they can’t silence the...
  • #JeSuisCharlie Trends on Twitter After Muslim Cartoonophobia Kills 12

    01/07/2015 10:15:46 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | January 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At a time when American media outlets blurred out the Mohammed cartoons as if they were obscene and the Obama administration sent the man behind a Mohammed movie trailer to jail for offending Muslims, France’s Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine continued to defy Muslim Supremacism by drawing its own Mohammed cartoons. Despite attacks and numerous threats, they did not desist.
  • 12 dead in terror attack on Paris paper; manhunt for gunmen

    01/07/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 1/7/15 | JAMEY KEATEN and LORI HINNANT
    Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces were hunting for three gunmen after the noon-time attack on the weekly, whose caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed have frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims. Twelve people died and eight were wounded, including four critically, officials said.

    01/07/2015 7:51:38 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 42 replies
    Hebdo ^ | 1/7/15 | Hebdo
  • Obama Calls Magazine Murders a 'Terrorist Act'

    01/07/2015 7:32:00 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 7, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama's statement on the terror attack in France: "I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time. France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world. Time and again, the French people have stood up for the universal values that generations of our people have defended. France,...
  • Charlie Rangel: I Only Cared About Dead Soldiers When They 'Looked Like Me'

    01/06/2015 11:17:05 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 52 replies
    Truth ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Congressman Charlie Rangel who is quick to slander the tea party with charges of racism, was a guest on Monday's "The Ed Show" on MSNBC, where he made a statement that appeared to be startingly racist: "I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform." Rangel was on the show to discuss the police who turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio during Sunday’s funeral for slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu. When asked to comment, Rangel...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO>>> Top FL Democrat & Charlie Crist Fundraiser Caught in FOUL & OBSCENE DRUNKEN RANT

    09/04/2014 7:07:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    CHECK OUT DRUNKEN RANT BY DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER AND BOSS OF CHARLIE CRIST, WHO IS NOW THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR FLORIDA GOVERNORDrunk, Drunk, Drunk—Top Florida Democrat and Charlie Crist fundraiser John Morgan blows up in a DRUNKEN TIRADE! And it was ALL CAPTURED ON VIDEO!Democrat Charlie Crist is runnning for Governor in Florida.John Morgan went off script Thursday at “Boots and Buckles” in Lakeland. Via United West:
  • Espaillat camp slams Rangel for ‘trying to suppress Hispanic vote’

    The hotly contested Democratic congressional primary in Harlem turned uglier than ever with challenger Adriano Espaillat’s campaign accusing Rep. Charles Rangel of sending out fake eviction notices to suppress the Hispanic vote in Tuesday’s election. A stunned Rangel, 84, who has marched and fought for civil rights during his five-decade career, insisted the accusation was a lie and immediately demanded an apology from Espaillat, a state senator. The explosive claim against Rangel was leveled in tweets by Espaillat campaign adviser Lis Smith.
  • Retired Orlando Sentinel columnist Charley Reese dies at 76

    05/22/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT · by FReepaholic · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/22/13 | Susan Jacobson
    Charley Reese, a retired Orlando Sentinel columnist known for his conservative voice, has died, according to a Facebook post by his daughter. Reese, who was 76, died Tuesday after a long illness, according to the post. He was admitted to a hospital in February and later was transferred to a rehabilitation facility.
  • Clinton won't back (tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel for reelection

    05/19/2012 2:08:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/18/12 | Josh Lederman
    Clinton won't back Rangel for reelectionBy Josh Lederman - 05/18/12 03:15 PM ET Former President Clinton has decided to stay neutral in the New York Democratic primary where Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for reelection, according to a Clinton aide. Clinton came to Rangel's aid in 2010, when the veteran congressman was fighting the ethics allegations that eventually led to him being censured by the House. This year, Rangel is in even hotter water, with his district recently redrawn and primary challengers approaching from every direction. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D) is racking up local endorsements in a district that...
  • Breaking: Romney Campaign Run by Charlie Crist's Political Aides

    01/24/2012 8:24:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/23/12 | Andrew Henry
    As Mitt Romney puts the South Carolina primary in his rear-view mirror and hits the accelerator in a bid to win Florida, he may discover himself crashing headlong into the bitter legacy of Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who defected from the GOP and was soundly defeated for the U.S. Senate by Marco Rubio. Romney’s “Charlie Crist” problem is this: Romney’s chief campaign strategist and several of his most senior campaign staff were Crist’s top political advisers — the same ones who crafted Crist’s moderate, ignore-the-tea-party strategy epitomized in Crist’s famous “hug” of President Barack Obama. That strategy led...
  • Al Jazeera Covers 150th Anniversary of Civil War (Video)

    04/13/2011 1:16:54 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 4-12-2011 | Some Guy
    So apparently, the US Civil War was as much about US global imperialism as it was about our unbridled racism. This year's commemoration has been more inclusive of Blacks and has actually found some Whites willing to play The North.
  • Rangel aide in eatery tirade

    03/12/2011 10:13:21 AM PST · by paltz · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/12/11 | Page SIx
    Charlie Rangel's deputy chief of staff, Geoffrey Eaton, threw such a fit over a missing umbrella during Thursday night's downpour at Harlem's popular Chez Lucienne restaurant that management had to call police to escort him out. According to witnesses, Eaton, 52 -- who's also president of the NAACP's Midtown branch -- flew into a rage after a meal alone at the bar of the Lenox Avenue bistro when the staff couldn't find the umbrella he insisted he'd left by the door on his way in. "He yelled at everyone, even the customers," said the manager on duty, who asked not...
  • Charlie Sheen's Winning Recipes

    03/10/2011 2:35:58 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 23 replies
    On Charlie Sheen's new cooking show; Winning Recipes, Charlie shows you how to cook using all of the power of a warlock.
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel Still Giving out Tax Advice

    02/22/2011 4:53:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    US News ^ | 2/18/11 | Paul Bedard
    Rangel Still Giving out Tax AdviceBy Paul Bedard Posted: February 18, 2011 Rep. Charlie Rangel, Congress' former chief tax writer who last year was censured for financial misconduct and dubbed a tax scofflaw, isn't running away from the issue as some critics think he should. Instead, he doing what comes natural: Giving out tax advice to his friends and constituents. [See a slide show of 10 Reasons Rangel Is in Trouble.] Refusing to be silenced, Rangel has stepped up his annual practice of providing tax tips through his office and congressional website. Just today, for example, he issued his latest...
  • The Legacy of Martin Sheen

    01/14/2011 4:41:30 PM PST · by publius321 · 20 replies ^ | January 14, 2011 | Scott Ryan
    I don't normally comment on trivial television programs because I do not watch them. However...
  • You Know What (tax-cheat) Charlie Rangel Wants From You This Christmas: Your Money

    12/25/2010 12:53:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/23/10 | Celeste Katz
    You Know What Charlie Rangel Wants From You This Christmas: Your MoneyBY Celeste Katz December 23, 2010 12:57 PM The blast email simply reads, "Happy Holidays from the Rangel Family, Steven, Alma, Charlie, Alicia, Howard and future Congressmen: Joshua, Howard and Charles. Our family extends to you the very best for the coming New Year! Sincerely, Charlie & Alma Rangel." Then there's a big CONTRIBUTE button to click. Rangel, as you know, was censured by the House for failing to pay income taxes on rental income from his Dominican villa and for improperly raising cash for a City College center...
  • Rangel in deeper with new ethics charge

    12/05/2010 5:42:55 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/10 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    The Federal Election Commission is investigating a complaint that Rep. Charles Rangel improperly used his National Leadership PAC to fund his legal defense on ethics charges for which he was censured Thursday, The Post has learned. * * * The center expects to file a second complaint this week contending that Rangel's PAC money included at least $195,000 in donations from lobbyists with business before the House Ways & Means Committee, of which he is a member.
  • Give Me the Rangel Tax Form Please!

    11/30/2010 6:46:09 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 10 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Nov. 30th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Give me the tax form Charlie Rangel uses. Give me the leeway that Charlie Rangel has been given. Give me the same punishment that Charlie Rangel is going to endure. If all Americans could skate on tax charges this easily, none of us would pay taxes and all of us would take a tongue lashing from Nancy Pelosi.
  • (Tax-cheat) Charlie to beg: Gimme a break! (Chart shows no bribes or sexual misconduct)

    11/29/2010 7:51:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/10 | S.A. MILLER
    Charlie to beg: Gimme a break!Desperate House ploy weeks after walkout By S.A. MILLER Post Correspondent Last Updated: 8:55 AM, November 29, 2010 WASHINGTON -- What gall! In a last-ditch effort to save his scandal-scarred name, disgraced Rep. Charles Rangel is asking to speak before the House in an effort to land a more lenient penalty for his widespread ethics abuses -- just two weeks after he brazenly walked out of the first day of his trial. The Harlem Democrat plans to argue -- as he has all along -- that his violations were innocent mistakes and not the schemes...
  • Rangel Supporters: "We Shall Overcome" ("and pay our taxes if we really have to")

    11/22/2010 6:35:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WNYC ^ | 11/22/10 | Arun Venugopal
    Rangel Supporters: "We Shall Overcome"By Arun Venugopal Monday, November 22, 2010 **SNIP** The crowd included Christian and Muslim clergy from Harlem, as well as Comptroller John Liu, council member Robert Jackson and former mayor David Dinkins. "There's nothing to be gained by seeking to further humiliate this great man," said Dinkins. "So it's my hope that those of us here gathered and others, that we'll make phone calls to members of the House, and persuade them to our point of view." Rangel is a popular figure in Harlem. Among the supporters who were out and about was a rapper, Pop-a-Lot,...
  • Punishment Phase for Charlie Rangel Set for Thursday

    11/18/2010 6:36:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    US News ^ | 11/17/10
    Punishment Phase for Charlie Rangel Set for ThursdayPosted: November 17, 2010 WASHINGTON — It took House investigators 2½ years and a jury of congressional peers two days to conclude Rep. Charles Rangel of New York violated House rules. A decision on his punishment will be much quicker. Possible sanctions include a House vote deploring his conduct, a fine and denial of certain privileges. The House ethics committee set a hearing Thursday on the appropriate punishment for Rangel, a Democrat who formerly wielded great influence as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. That's only two days after an ethics...
  • Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."

    11/17/2010 6:58:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/10 | Chad Pergram
    Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."by Chad Pergram | November 17, 2010 **SNIP** Rangel said he would pay the back taxes owed on the Caribbean vacation home and straighten out his House financial disclosure reports. And Rangel said he could explain the problem with the Congressional stationary. Plus, he argued he was on the right side of the law with the Manhattan apartments. But the story churned. It soon brewed into a political maelstrom. And after weeks of charges and sparring with reporters, Rangel had had enough. If people wanted to investigate him so badly, so be it....
  • Guilty -- and still whining (Will tax-cheat Charlie Rangel's ploy work?)

    11/17/2010 6:43:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/17/10
    Guilty -- and still whiningLast Updated: 12:11 AM, November 17, 2010 For Charlie Rangel, it's all over but the wrist-slap. A panel of his congressional peers found the veteran Harlem pol guilty, guilty, guilty on 11 counts of ethics violations, and now the matter goes to the full House Ethics Committee for further consideration. Charlie wasn't buying it. "How can anyone have confidence in the decision of the Ethics Subcommittee when I was deprived of due process rights, right to counsel and was not even in the room?" Rangel asked. But he wasn't "in the room" when the ethics panel...
  • Rangel's new rush (Tax-cheat Charlie wants 13-count ethics trial done by the end of the year)

    11/07/2010 12:35:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/10
    Rangel's new rushLast Updated: 4:14 AM, November 7, 2010 Oh, so now he’s in a hurry. Following a two-year probe, Rep. Charlie Rangel, “dean” of the New York congressional delegation, reportedly now suddenly wants to face his accusers quickly and to put all of his legal woes to rest at an upcoming House ethics committee trial. This, though he hasn’t said boo about the trial in weeks — even as House Democrats staged a 60-day game of stall-ball to stave off any pre-election, Rangel-related embarrassing publicity. What a difference an Election Day makes, huh? Rangel no doubt fears that if...
  • (Tax-cheat) Charles Rangel in legal, financial disarray

    11/04/2010 6:35:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Charles Rangel in legal, financial disarrayBy JOHN BRESNAHAN | Updated: 10/28/10 6:15 AM EDT Rep. Charles Rangel is heading into a Nov. 15 ethics trial with no lawyers, little money and a risky strategy that may turn his trial into a political showdown, rather than a legal face-off, according to sources close to the New York Democrat. It’s not even clear if the ethics trial will start on time. Rangel has asked for a delay in the proceedings, but the ethics committee — with members off running their own reelection campaigns — has not publicly ruled on the request. One...
  • Rangel in race to trial (Tax-cheat Charlie needs 'friends' in charge before January)

    11/04/2010 5:32:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/04/10 | By S.A. MILLER
    Rangel in race to trialWorried by new GOP By S.A. MILLER, Post Correspondent Last Updated: 7:07 AM, November 4, 2010 WASHINGTON -- The Republican takeover of the House has Rep. Charlie Rangel playing beat the clock to finish his ethics trial while his "friends" are still in charge. The embattled Harlem Democrat will have to hurry to wrap up the congressional trial on 13 ethics violations during a short lame-duck session this month. Otherwise, he could face a much tougher ethics panel put together by the new Republican majority when the next session of Congress convenes in January. The trial...
  • Report: Charlie Sheen on Yet Another 'Non-Stop'Cocaine-and-Hookers Bender

    10/31/2010 1:13:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    PopEater ^ | 10/31/10 | Staff
    You might think being found naked and disoriented by cops, screaming profanities while a porn star hides out in your trashed hotel room, then being hauled to a hospital for a psych evaluation, would scare a guy into cleaning up his act. But not Charlie Sheen. Today, a new report from RadarOnline claims that just days after the fiasco in New York City's Plaza Hotel, Sheen's handlers are "frantic" because the star has returned to Los Angeles with, apparently, nothing but self-destruction on his mind. Sounding the alarm, an insider who has considered himself Sheen's friend for two decades is