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  • 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
    TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 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
  • 'Reckless' charity big's $2M bungle (Rangel-Alianza Dominicana hyphenates cashing in)

    09/19/2010 4:18:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 09/18/10 | DAVID SEIFMAN, City Hall Bureau Chief
    EXCLUSIVE A searing report by the DOI concluded Alianza Dominicana (which received more than $66 million in city contracts over the years), was a fiscal wreck.....Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel defended a $2.6 million federal grant he steered to the group despite its finances. Investigators said Alianza founder and executive director, Moises Perez, was "self- dealing"......investing with board member Leving Soriano's LLC. Soriano then pitched an investment deal to board memebers; he had created a "fund" to provide loans to nonprofits -- including Alianza. Soriano invoked the Fifth and his partner, Kwame Parker, was said to be in Africa. Another latino...
  • Wrong again, Charlie (Tax-cheat Rangel helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant)

    09/18/2010 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/18/10
    Wrong again, CharlieLast Updated: 4:09 AM, September 18, 2010 Last month, embattled Rep. Charles Rangel ripped into The Post for an article detailing how he'd helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant despite serious questions about his finances. "For The Post to try for political reasons to attack this organization," said Rangel, "once again they're picking on a giant without any facts at all." Well, the city Department of Investigation has just concluded its investigation of Alianza Dominicana, the politically wired group that has been a funding favorite of the Rangel-linked Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. And guess what?...
  • (Tax-cheat) Charlie Rangel: “President Obama Needs People Like Me More Than Ever”

    09/16/2010 2:55:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 9/15/10 | Ray Rahman
    Charlie Rangel: “President Obama Needs People Like Me More Than Ever”by Ray Rahman | 5:27 pm, September 15th, 2010 After successfully defending his turf in yesterday’s Democratic primary, Rep. Charlie Rangel told his district that “President Obama needs people like me more than ever.” “And why do I say this?” asked Rangel, who has been consistently dogged by a variety of congressional ethics investigations. Apparently assuming that nobody else knew the answer, he immediately responded to himself: During a period of fiscal crisis, joblessness, we are now waiting for the health care bill to kick in, immigration — immoral treatment...
  • Election Workers Violate Law, Cheer Embattled (tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel ("He's ours!")

    09/14/2010 5:19:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    WPIX ^ | 9/14/10 | JAMES FORD
    Election Workers Violate Law, Cheer Embattled RangelBut their predictions of victory for scandal-plagued congressman may well come true By JAMES FORD wpix.com 11:35 a.m. EDT, September 14, 2010 HARLEM, N.Y. (WPIX) — Even though they're required to be impartial, poll workers cheered on scandal-plagued Congressman Charlie Rangel as he arrived to cast his vote. "The law prohibits electioneering and other improper activity within the polling place," is a requirement of the New York City Board of Elections. However, the people working for the board at Rangel's local polling place, P.S. 175, an elementary school on 134th Street in Harlem, not...
  • Charlie Rangel Undeterred by Ethics Charges ("They hate to see a black man do anything...")

    09/09/2010 4:59:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    US News ^ | 9/09/10
    Charlie Rangel Undeterred by Ethics ChargesPosted: September 9, 2010 NEW YORK — It sounds like a political grudge match for the ages: Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, battered by ethics charges and stripped of his chairmanship of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, defending his seat against Adam Clayton Powell IV, son of the legendary Harlem lawmaker Rangel ousted 40 years ago. But despite the 13 ethics charges against him and a trial that could take place before the Nov. 2 general election, Rangel goes into next week's New York Democratic primary with a 20-to-1 financial advantage, support from the...
  • Harlem pol braces for public trial, crowded primary race (Tax-cheat Charlie goes public Sept 13th)

    09/07/2010 6:14:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 9/07/10 | Kim Kirschenbaum
    Harlem pol braces for public trial, crowded primary raceOne week from today, one of the most talked-about New York political races this year will play out at the voting booths—but not before Rangel is scrutinized at a public hearing. By Kim Kirschenbaum Published September 7, 2010 True to the wild and whimsical world of Rep. Charles Rangel, the night of his birthday bash this summer started out with an unexpected gesture: a highly public display of the middle finger. One-time New York Mayor David Dinkins, known for flying under the radar, made headlines the moment his car rolled up to...
  • Charlie Rangel probe has Palm Beach connection (Eugene Isenberg, Nabors Industries tax break)

    09/04/2010 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | 9/01/10 | Shannon Donnelly
    Charlie Rangel probe has Palm Beach connectionBy Shannon Donnelly Daily News Society Editor Updated: 6:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 More proof that Palm Beach is the center of the media universe. The businessman at the center of the Charlie Rangel flap is Eugene Isenberg, a generous supporter of local arts charities and a resident of — wait for it — Breakers Row. Isenberg, who pledged $1 million to the CCNY school to be named for Rangel, met with Rangel more than a year later to discuss a tax break that Rangel, the chairman of the House Ways and Means...
  • Desperate Rangel wraps self in civil rights (Tax-cheat Charlie plays the race card)

    09/01/2010 12:26:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/10 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    Desperate Rangel wraps self in civil rightsBy SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 11:42 AM, August 30, 2010 Rep. Charles Rangel played the race card yesterday as he entered the final stretch of his renomination campaign before the Sept. 14 primary. Speaking to scores of supporters at an outdoor celebration organized by church leaders in Harlem, the embattled Democrat described himself as a "foot soldier" in African-Americans' struggle for equality, and urged everyone to vote for him to keep the fight alive. "All of you remember that this fight is never, never going to end. I'm just one of the foot soldiers;...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel says: Just build it ("The Constitution is clear")

    08/22/2010 2:45:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/22/10 | JOSEPH WALKER
    Rangel says: Just build itBy JOSEPH WALKER Last Updated: 7:28 AM, August 22, 2010 Embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel came out in support of the Ground Zero mosque yesterday, saying people "should be cooperative." Rangel said the issue is not political. "It's so painful that Republicans and Democrats are using religion as a political tool," Rangel said. "The Constitution is clear," the pol said at a charity event in Harlem.
  • Rangel's Rant (transcript of tax-cheat Charlie's 8/10 House floor speech)

    08/11/2010 4:48:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 8/10/10 | Jay Newton-Small
    RE: Rangel's RantPosted by Jay Newton-Small Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm The Speaker Pro Tempore: For what purpose does the gentleman from New York seek recognition? The house will be in order. Members will take their seats. The house will be in order. Members will please clear the aisles. The chair is aware of a valid basis for the gentleman's point of personal privilege. The gentleman from New York is recognized for one hour … Rangel: I rise to the floor because the newspapers and the media have indicated that there's a concern of some of the members...
  • No one wants to go to Charlie Rangel’s birthday party (Charlie to 'fleeing' pol pals: Party on!)

    08/07/2010 10:08:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/06/10 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    No one wants to go to Charlie Rangel’s birthday partyBy Rachel Rose Hartman Fri Aug 6, 12:16 pm ET There won't be very many people on hand to help longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel blow out his 80 birthday candles this year. Lawmakers, friends and politicians are bailing on next week's birthday party for the Democrat, who was recently charged with 13 ethics violations. The party typically draws huge crowds, but apparently some folks want to keep their distance this year. The New York Times reports on the myriad excuses: [New York City] Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said he did not...
  • Aretha Franklin cancels concerts because of fractured ribs, pain (Tax-cheat Charlie's B-day nixed)

    08/05/2010 3:10:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/04/10
    Aretha Franklin cancels concerts because of fractured ribs, painBy the CNN Wire Staff August 4, 2010 9:34 a.m. EDT (CNN) -- Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has canceled two free concerts in New York because of an injury, according to a statement issued by her publicists Wednesday. "Due to fractured ribs and pain in the abdomen, it was necessary for Ms. Franklin to cancel and reschedule the two concerts," said the statement from spokeswoman Gwendolyn Quinn. Franklin's doctors have advised her to come in for tests immediately, the statement said. Efforts are being made to reschedule the concerts at the...
  • It's Not Race, It's Longevity (Time's Joe Klein: tax-cheat Charlie Rangel is a crook)

    08/02/2010 10:36:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 6+ views
    Time ^ | 8/02/10 | Joe Klein
    It's Not Race, It's LongevityPosted by Joe Klein Monday, August 2, 2010 at 9:46 am I have a certain weakness for Charlie Rangel. He's a stone, flat-out war hero--his service in frigid Korea, during a terrible moment in that war, in an Army that was just learning how to integrate (in other words, an institution that was still racist in many ways)--has always earned him some extra tolerance from me, even if his brand of politics was classic, troglyditic inner city cronyism. I've also loved his gravelly New York accent--he's family!--and his flash dress and his sly sense of humor...
  • Bill Kristol: Republicans Should ‘Just Shut Up’ About Charlie Rangel (Tax-cheat Charlie agrees?)

    08/01/2010 12:13:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 8/01/10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Bill Kristol: Republicans Should ‘Just Shut Up’ About Charlie Rangelby Glynnis MacNicol | 1:02 pm, August 1st, 2010 I’m not entirely sure this is the sort of support Charlie Rangel is ideally hoping for, but one imagines that after the President not-so-gently makes it clear he would like you to quietly exit stage left, this may be the best you can expect. On Fox News Sunday today Bill Kristol declared that the Republicans should leave Charlie Rangel alone. I think Republicans would be foolish [to go on about Rangel]. They should just shut up. There’s a bipartisan effort, let the...
  • The Rangel fix (A reprimand? That's it for the corrupt tax-cheat Charlie?)

    07/31/2010 7:36:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 6+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/31/10
    The Rangel fixLast Updated: 8:34 AM, July 31, 2010 A reprimand? That's it? Seems so. Barely a day after the House Ethics Committee issued its 13-count bill of particulars against Rep. Charlie Rangel, one of his de facto inquisitors revealed the likely punishment. "The recommendation we had was a reprimand, and I'll let the full committee make that decision," said Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), who led the investigative subcommittee that brought the 13 misconduct charges against Rangel -- which included misusing official resources for personal gain. No fines. No censure. No expulsion. Just a reprimand. And the sentence is revealed...
  • GOP leadership will hold fire on Rangel (sit back and watch the tax-cheat Charlie “spectacle”)

    07/27/2010 1:36:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/10 | Molly K. Hooper
    GOP leadership will hold fire on RangelBy Molly K. Hooper - 07/26/10 08:56 PM ET House Republican leaders intend to keep their powder dry as the public ethics trial of embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) unfolds. Throughout the 111th Congress, House GOP lawmakers have offered measures targeting Rangel. But don’t expect one this week. Republicans are employing a don’t-get-in-the-way-of-your-enemies-when-they-are-destroying-themselves strategy, the same game plan Democrats employed as Republicans grappled with ethics scandals in 2006. According to several leadership sources, top-ranking Republicans hope that the former Ways and Means Committee chairman fights charges of ethical wrongdoing. “We want him fighting this...
  • Paterson to Emcee Rangel's Birthday Bash (Plaza Hotel, Aug 11 - Tax-cheat Charlie has turned 80!)

    07/14/2010 11:51:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 7/14/10 | Reid Pillifant
    Paterson to Emcee Rangel's Birthday BashBy Reid Pillifant July 14, 2010 | 4:09 p.m Charlie Rangel will celebrate his 80th birthday in style next month, with Aretha Franklin contributing vocals and local Democrats providing plenty of R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The invitiation lists the attendees: both U.S. Senators, all three statewide electeds, all three citywide electeds, plus Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and unnamed colleagues from the congressional delegation. Of course, the outpouring of support--even for a congressman facing ethics charges--isn't terribly surprising, since they're almost all Democrats coming to pay tribute to a local legend. The one non-Democrat on the list: Mayor Michael...
  • Congress: Charlie Rangel's world (CAPTION the corrupt, sad sack, RAT, tax-cheat as he gets BOOTED!)

    07/08/2010 10:37:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 4+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/06/10
    Congress: Charlie Rangel's world The AP takes a long look at the personal side of Charlie Rangel and his relationship with other members of Congress: "His wife, Alma, warns him not to be naive about the glad-handling. 'You know,' she tells him, 'they're putting you on.' ... 'She says it's unseemly,' Rangel says of his wife's advice. 'I say, 'Suppose it's not real. As long as they keep saying these things until I die, what difference does it make?' But he admits, 'It's still painful. It's times like this when I have to reinforce the facts: I'm alive, I'm well,...
  • Crist Ahead of Rubio by 11 Points in New Poll

    06/21/2010 11:38:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies
    Sunshine state news ^ | 6/21/10 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce has good news for Gov Charlie Crist and his independent campaign for the U.S. Senate but it is an outlier compared to other polls taken in June. The poll showed Crist leading the U.S. Senate race with 42 percent while 31 percent backed the Republican candidate, former House Speaker Marco Rubio. U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, the leading Democrat in the race, trailed with 14 percent. 12 percent were undecided. This conflicts with polls taken earlier in the month showing the independent candidate in a tight race with Rubio. A poll taken...
  • Steinem, Quinn, Fields to be 'Charlie's Angels' at Rangel Fund-Raiser (all ladies please wear white)

    06/10/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 99+ views
    NY Observer ^ | 6/10/10 | Reid Pillifant
    Steinem, Quinn, Fields to be 'Charlie's Angels' at Rangel Fund-RaiserBy Reid Pillifant June 10, 2010 | 12:28 p.m A group of women billing themselves as "Charlie's Angels" is hosting a fund-raiser later this month for Charlie Rangel's re-election. The invite for the June 21 event includes a long list of "Angels," which leads with some of Harlem's elite--Alma Rangel, Joyce Dinkins, Portia Paterson and Leatrice Sutton. Also on the list: Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Councilwomen Inez Dickens and Jessica Lappin; former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields; Suzy Ballantyne of AFL-CIO; Bill Thompson's wife, Elsi McCabe Thompson; and longtime feminist...
  • Roughed-up Rangel: I'm running anyway (ethics investigations don't slow down tax-cheat Charlie)

    06/03/2010 10:08:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 428+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/10 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Roughed-up Rangel: I'm running anywayBy Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein Last Updated: 7:39 AM, May 16, 2010 Despite ethics investigations and rumblings that he'll retire, Charles Rangel said he will run for re-election in November. "I'm running," Rangel told The Post. The 19-term Harlem Democrat, who turns 80 in June, faces a jam-packed field of candidates. Sensing his political weaknesses, four Democrats are seeking to challenge Rangel in a primary. A Republican is also vying for the seat. Rangel resigned his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee in March following a report by the Ethics Committee admonishing...
  • Charlie bit my finger - again!(video)

    Is an Internet viral video famous for once being the most viewed YouTube video of all time with over 189 million hits as of May 2010. The 56 second long clip features two British brothers, aged three and one.
  • CHARLIE CRIST WITH A PANCAKE ON HIS HEAD

    05/05/2010 11:39:37 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies · 837+ views
    self | May 05, 2010 | swampsniper
    The portrait auction may be shut down but this is still on Ebay.
  • Rangel's $lippery penance (Tax-cheat Charlie pays for illegal trips with campaign loot)

    05/03/2010 5:47:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 345+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/26/10 | S.A. MILLER
    Rangel's $lippery penanceBy S.A. MILLER Last Updated: 6:11 AM, April 26, 2010 WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charles Rangel, admonished by the House Ethics Committee for wrongly taking corporate-sponsored Caribbean junkets, has finally paid for the travel and lodging -- but not out of his own pockets. Rangel tapped his campaign coffers to repay the travel costs, totaling $3,478. Ethics watchdogs say the Harlem Democrat's move reveals how powerful Capitol Hill players avoid taking personal responsibility. "It is very convenient for him because it allows other people to pay for his mistakes," said Meredith McGehee, policy director for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal...
  • Obtuse Rangel: Charlie seems to have forgotten his Sunday school lessons (SAINT Judas?)

    04/08/2010 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 694+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/03/10
    Obtuse Rangel: Charlie seems to have forgotten his Sunday school lessonsSaturday, April 3rd 2010, 4:00 AM These are rough days for Rep. Charlie Rangel. He talks and some amazing things burst forth from his mouth. None of them more astonishing and hilarious than his great big oopsie Friday. There he was on Holy Thursday, the eve of the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, the day that marks the crucifixion of Christ after history's most notorious betrayal, that of Judas Iscariot. At a political rally, union big Chris Shelton branded Rep. Mike McMahon of Staten Island a "Judas" for...
  • Rep. (tax-cheat) Charlie Rangel's constituents tell congressman to keep tax advice to himself

    03/28/2010 6:02:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 712+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/25/10 | Kate Nocera and Celeste Katz
    Rep. Charlie Rangel's constituents tell congressman to keep tax advice to himselfBY Kate Nocera and Celeste Katz DAILY NEWS WRITERS Thursday, March 25th 2010, 4:00 AM Sorry, Charlie Rangel: People in your district really don't want your income tax advice. The congressman, who helped write the U.S. tax code - only to break it himself - mailed a tax-season flyer to constituents. "Hopefully, the information in this guide can help put money back into your pockets," Rangel says in the glossy, full-color mailbox-stuffer. Or take it from their pockets. "This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense," it...
  • GOP blasts Holden for not returning 'dirty money' (Tax-cheat Charlie about to get rich - again!)

    03/05/2010 9:03:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 320+ views
    ID News ^ | 3/05/10 | JOHN LATIMER
    GOP blasts Holden for not returning 'dirty money'By JOHN LATIMER Staff Writer Updated: 03/05/2010 05:58:35 PM EST Pennsylvania's Republican committee is criticizing 17th District Congressman Tim Holden for not returning campaign money he received from embattled New York Congressman Charlie Rangel. On Thursday, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania blasted Holden and five other of the state's congressional Democrats for not returning campaign contributions from Rangel. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee rebuked Rangel for taking trips to the Caribbean that were underwritten by corporate sponsors in violation of House gift-giving rules. The committee said it could find...
  • Tax King Charlie's crown is slipping (Will Pelosi & RATS actually defend tax-cheat Charlie?)

    02/27/2010 6:16:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 605+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/10 | Charles Hurt
    Tax King Charlie's crown is slippingCharles Hurt - Inside Washington Last Updated: 2:17 AM, February 27, 2010 WASHINGTON -- It's good to be the king. Just ask newly "admonished" Charlie Rangel. He stands at the intersection of what should be the most sacred and fundamental covenant between the government and us. Supposedly with enormous humility and gratitude, the government takes from us a portion of the money we pour so much of our lives into earning. It is a piece of our very freedom that they take from us. It is, in fact, a piece of who we are. Under...
  • You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals

    01/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies · 2,308+ views
    Federal Review ^ | January 14th, 2010
    ITHACA, NY--Somewhere, the late great Charles Schulz is rolling over in his grave. Schulz, the creator of the much-loved Peanuts comic strip (and a devout Christian), probably never envisioned a day when his characters would be appropriated for a “satirical story” about teenaged homosexuals. But that’s exactly what happens in the new play, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which the Ithaca Journal describes as “a satirical story that ... features characters from the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip gang in their volatile teenage years” It all begins with CB, Charlie Brown, who contemplates the death of his loyal dog,...