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  • Sowell:The War on Cops: Part II

    07/12/2016 9:10:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in what has been aptly called "The War on Cops," the title of a devastating new book by Heather Mac Donald. Few, if any, of the most fashionable notions about the police, minorities and the criminal justice system can withstand an examination of hard facts. Yet those fashionable notions continue to dominate discussions in the media, in politics and in academia. But Ms. Mac Donald's book of documented facts demolishes many fashionable notions....
  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representatives—but in the end, he just didn’t have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaign—one with heavy ethnic overtones—the Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • Rep. Charles Rangel endorses Keith Wright as his House successor while casting vote in Harlem

    06/28/2016 4:43:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Sit
    Nine candidates are vying for Rep. Charles Rangel's seat — a position he's held for nearly a half-century — but only one stood beside him as he cast his vote in Harlem on Tuesday. "For the first time in 46 years I couldn't find my name!" Rangel said as he stepped out of his polling site at Public School 175 on W. 134th St. "But I'm so glad I did find his name," he added, nodding towards Assemblyman Keith Wright, whom Rangel endorsed as his successor. New Yorkers in seven congressional districts in four boroughs — Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx...
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • Who will Replace Charles Rangel?

    06/20/2016 10:18:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    AM New York ^ | June 20, 2016 | Mark Chiusano
    Next week, Democratic voters in Harlem and upper Manhattan will do something they haven’t done in a long time: vote in a congressional election that doesn’t include Rep. Charles Rangel. After more than 40 years, the lion of Harlem is retiring. Without an incumbent, the race in the 13th Congressional District is more competitive than usual, though it's still taking place somewhat quietly. Traditionally low turnout even in competitive congressional races means that each vote carries extra weight. No matter who wins, Rangel’s replacement will mark a shift for a changing district. A change in representation for a changing district...
  • Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept

    06/12/2016 5:19:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 120 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 12, 2016 | sundance
    FULL TITLE: Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept. – Political Activist, Taliban Sympathizer… This is a little disturbing. Remember Amed Mohamed and the exploited islamic opportunism with 14-year-old “clock boy” bomb hoax from Irving Texas and how his father was running for political office in Sudan? Well, apparently 29-year-old terrorist Omar Mateen (below left) comes from a similarly engaged political family and his father, Seddique Mateen (below right), was/is running for national office in Afghanistan and not happy with the government of Pakistan. orlando 11 Omar mateenorlando 10 seddique mateen - father - orlando...
  • Dem Rep Rangel: "Un-American" To Disregard Other People's Feelings,GOP "Anti-Racial"(Shortened)

    04/13/2016 3:49:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) wondered if after the 2016 election the GOP will “get rid of their anti-racial, anti-immigrant, and pro-Dixiecrat theme” and that having “complete disregard” of other people’s feelings is “un-American” on Tuesday’s “Alan Colmes Show.”
  • Rep. Rangel Marks Iraq War Anniversary By Pushing For Women In Selective Service

    03/19/2016 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 4:34 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) posted a video Friday marking the anniversary of when the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq and says that “everybody has to be eligible between 18 and a reasonable age” for Selective Service, including women. “We”re now going through the 13th anniversary of the Iraq war,” Rangel says in the video. “Guess what? War has never been declared.” …
  • Rangel: " As An American And As A Patriot" I Don't Think We Can Afford Trump

    03/03/2016 6:26:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    On Fox New Channel’s “Your World” on Wednesday, while discussing a potential Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton presidential race, Rep. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) questioned what a potential Trump nomination could mean for the country.
  • Rangel confirms plans to retire at the end of the year

    02/24/2016 2:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that he still plans to retire at the end of the year, saying that he wants to leave office at the same time as the first black president. "I wanted so badly to complete the last year with President Obama," the 85-year-old Democrat said during a radio interview with WCBS 880. "And even though they never gave him a fair opportunity to do all the things that I really had dreamed that we could do together, I would be so annoyed with myself had I retired a couple of years...
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear Rangel Censure

    10/07/2015 4:02:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who was seeking to overturn his Censure by the House of Representatives. Lower courts had ruled that they have no jurisdiction over internal workings of the House. Rangel was censured by the by the entire House of Representatives on December 2, 2010 by a vote of 333-79, the first member to be Censured in 27 years. The action was the result, in part, of investigations by NLPC. Among the counts alleged by the Ethics Committee were Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on rental income from...
  • Rangel: Republican 2016 Presidential Candidates Look Like "Saturday Night Live"

    05/20/2015 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 20,2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CSPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) discussed the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, but also took a shot at the field of Republicans 2016 presidential candidates by saying they “look like a "Saturday Night Live review.”
  • 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...
  • 10 Notorious Tax Cheats (Charlie Rangel & Al Sharpton not mentioned)

    04/11/2015 2:26:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/11/15
    Forbes' picks for 10 most infamous U.S. tax cheats are a diverse lot, ranging from Chicago mob boss Al Capone, who made his mark with violence and vice in the 1920s, to Ty Warner, who became a billionaire hawking Beanie Babies in the 1990s. There’s “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley, who (according to a former maid’s testimony) boasted that “only the little people pay taxes,’’ and self-styled “Queen of IRS Tax Fraud’’ Rashia Wilson, who filed for millions in phony refunds using stolen IDs, then boasted on Facebook that “if you think that indicting me will be easy, it won’t....
  • Charlie Rangel: Current GOP Has “Big A Tradition…Of Hating Slaves And Black Folks”

    03/06/2015 10:28:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Megan Apper and Andrew Kaczynski
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK) Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York says Republican opposition to Loretta Lynch’s nomination as attorney general to replace Eric Holder is racially motivated. Rangel added that current Republicans have a “big a tradition out of hating slaves and black folks” because southern Dixiecrats changed parties and became Republicans. “Well first of all we only have one black over there, a Republican, so I don’t have to tell him what the country is all about,” Rangel said of the Senate, referring to Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is also black....
  • Rep. Rangel: Free College ‘Important to The Security’ of U.S.

    01/20/2015 10:56:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 20, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says two years of free college “is really so important to the security of the United States of America.” [Snip] Rangel goes on to explain, “Even though we are very pleased with the economic growth that we have - no one can deny that our middle class is hurting and it’s very difficult for them to make ends meet on their salaries.” “The cost of living has shot up but the diversity between, uh, the disparity between the rich and the poor is something we have to overcome. Education – just as the G.I. Bill did...
  • 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 Revolt.org ^ | 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...
  • Rangel wants end to finger-pointing (“Policemen have to know that we love them”)

    12/23/2014 6:26:26 AM PST · by maggief · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2014 | David McCabe
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that political mudslinging had “no place” after the murder of two New York police officers. “Pointing fingers has no place at all with civilized people,” he said. It’s the second day on a row that Rangel has urged people to stop criticizing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other politicians over the killings. In the hours after the murder, the head of the city's largest law enforcement union suggested that de Blasio had “blood” on his hands. Rangel also said that it was important that all New Yorkers communicate their respect for...
  • Sowell: Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

    11/03/2014 10:29:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 4, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting. Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a recent survey by Old Dominion University indicates that there are more than a million registered voters who are not citizens, and who therefore are not legally entitled to vote. The most devastating account of voter fraud may be in the book "Injustice" by J. Christian Adams. He was...
  • 8 Desperation Moves from Democrats That Show They'll Be Crushed on Tuesday

    10/31/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012. Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out...
  • Charlie Rangel Says Some Republicans 'Believe That Slavery Isn't Over' (Max Velocity Hurl Alert!)

    10/31/2014 8:44:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Colin Campbell
    Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had some harsh words for the Republican Party during a Thursday campaign rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). As he has done repeatedly before, Rangel compared some members of the GOP to confederates from the Civil War era. But at the Thursday evening event, he added that they "believe that slavery isn't over." "We have to win. We have to be able to send a national message with Andrew Cuomo. And the thing is: Everything we believe in — everything we believe in — they hate. They don't disagree — they hate! They...
  • Charlie Rangel Says Some Republicans 'Believe That Slavery Isn't Over'

    10/31/2014 4:32:59 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 81 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had some harsh words for the Republican Party during a Thursday campaign rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). As he has done repeatedly before, Rangel compared some members of the GOP to confederates from the Civil War era. But at the Thursday evening event, he added that they "believe that slavery isn't over." "We have to win. We have to be able to send a national message with Andrew Cuomo. And the thing is: Everything we believe in — everything we believe in — they hate. They don't disagree — they hate! They...
  • 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: ISIS Is "Not A Threat To Our National Security"

    10/24/2014 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Thursday on MSNBC's "Jose Diaz-Balart," Rep Charlie Rangel (D-NY) said ISIS is not a threat to our national security and we should not be bombing them. Rangel said, "Well, one thing, I don't see where that's a threat to our national security."
  • Rep. Rangel gets court date to fight congressional censure

    08/19/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court has set a Nov. 13 date to hear oral arguments in Rep. Charles Rangel’s lawsuit against his House colleagues, who censured the New York Democrat in 2010. Mr. Rangel has argued the House failed to give him due process when it investigated and voted to censure him, and he is seeking to have the smear expunged. His case has already been rejected by a federal district court, which said he didn’t have standing to sue and, even if he did, the court wouldn’t touch what was an internal House matter, better left as a “political question.”
  • (Youtube)Dfu Polimerick Minute: Tax Cheat Rangel Calls Tea Party Members "White Crackers"

    08/07/2014 12:42:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-7-14 | dfu
    Today's victim is the corrupt Charlie Rangel
  • Rangel gets racial: Tea party a bunch of ‘white crackers’

    08/06/2014 8:43:29 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    New York Rep. Charlie Rangel wants the world to know: Tea party members are a bunch of “white crackers.” “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” Mr. Rangel told the Daily Beast. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/3/rangel-gets-racial-tea-party-bunch-white-crackers/#ixzz39cwzpJlj Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • 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...
  • Charlie Rangel: It’s hard to distinguish between racist Dixiecrats and the Tea Party

    07/03/2014 3:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 2, 2014 | Right Scoop
    It’s clear the left will say anything to make people believe that the Tea Party is racist, no matter how ludicrous. Tonight on Hardball, Charlie Rangel claimed that the Dixiecrats who opposed the Civil Right’s Act are in fact today’s Tea Party, arguing that it’s hard to distinguish between the two. In fact, he goes on to say that the Dixiecrats that were from the South are the ‘grandparents’ of the Tea Party. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) HOST: Congressman, I will start with you. …The Civil Rights Act that passed in 1964 wouldn’t pass in 2014. Do you agree with that? RANGEL: First...
  • Oops, he did it again: Charlie Rangel failed to disclose all-expense-paid China trip

    06/27/2014 8:12:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rep. Charles Rangel has barely wrapped his primary victory speech and already faces a new ethics charge — that he failed to properly disclose an all-expense-paid trip to China as part of his required financial filings. His camp is already rushing to amend the financial documents, the New York Daily News reported. But the oversight is especially notable for Mr. Rangel in that he has a history of ethical missteps that included a 2010 censure by the House for taking a trip to the Caribbean on corporate donor dime. This China trip came in August. Mr. Rangel was one of...
  • Forgotten ethnic factor helped Rangel win

    06/27/2014 12:44:06 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | Michael Benjamin
    Charlie Rangel won re-election Tuesday, despite the ethical cloud still shrouding him, because all politics is local. Rangel’s censure by Congress in 2012 has been all but forgotten by his voters, and those who recall that embarrassing episode believe that “Charlie was shafted by Congress” for doing what other members have long gotten away with. (SNIP) If Puerto Rican pols backing Espaillat couldn’t move their bloc to him, one has to question their utility as endorsers. Former Bronx state Sen. Israel Ruiz says, “Puerto Ricans voters do not like Dominicans — especially Dominican politicians . . . perceived as cocky...
  • [6-24-2014]Primary day: The 6 big questions

    06/24/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    POLITICO.com ^ | 6/24/14 5:02 AM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    In a post-Eric Cantor world, anything seems possible. And Tuesday’s races in Mississippi, Oklahoma and New York offer fertile territory for upsets and surprises. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is the underdog in a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel, and could end up the first Senate incumbent to lose this year. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces his toughest reelection challenge yet as he seeks a 23rd term. And Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is trying to fend off a tea party-backed former state House speaker in the race for an open Oklahoma Senate seat. Colorado and Maryland also are holding primaries.
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel rap urges voters to turn out for Harlem's 'Original Gangster'

    06/24/2014 2:23:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Facing the toughest reelection fight of his career against primary challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has turned to unconventional measures to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s primary. He’s seen as vulnerable in part because of his age and long tenure in office, but the congressman has taken steps — quite literally, at times, dance steps — to dispel any notion that he’s unhip or out of touch. This weekend, he danced to the “Wobble” after being endorsed by a founding member of the Fugees at an event that also featured a customized rap about...
  • 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.
  • Outrageous! Charlie Rangel compares tea party to Hamas terrorist group (VIDEO)

    06/20/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | June 20 2014 | Tom Tillison
    At this stage, 84-year-old U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., understands that he can pretty much get away with saying or doing anything. If the lawmaker cheated on his taxes with little consequence, what harm can possibly come from comparing the tea party to the terrorist group Hamas. Which is precisely what Rangel did in an interview taped on Thursday, as he discussed the three Israeli teenagers recently kidnapped. “We know that these victims, these kids are being held by people that have no moral standards… the question is how do we handle these types of people who don’t mind dying,”...
  • Will Rep. Charles Rangel, The "Lion Of Harlem", Be Dethroned By State Sen. Adriano Espaillat?

    06/20/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    gotnewswire.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Got News Wire
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Will U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel remain the “Lion King of Harlem” or will he lose his throne to one of a number of cubs who want to replace him?
  • Busted: Charlie Rangel Caught Using His iPad During Primary Debate

    06/10/2014 9:29:42 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 09 Jun 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    “Congressman, are we paying attention here, or what are we doing with the iPad?” asked local debate moderator Diana Williams during a primary debate with Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY). Rangel was shown on camera browsing on an iPad during a debate in which he casually dismissed his challengers' criticizing his record in Congress. Later Williams chided Rangel a second time as he continued to fumble with his iPad. “Congressman, are you Googling during this debate?” she asked sternly. “No. I just wanted to show that what he was picking out was consistent…” “But it’s not fair,” Williams interrupted, pointing out...
  • Rangel vs. Sharpton

    05/23/2014 9:51:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | ALEX ISENSTADT
    For decades, they’ve battled for supremacy atop Harlem’s political order: Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, the polished committee chairman and power broker, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, the tracksuit-clad bomb-throwing civil rights leader. Now Sharpton, looking svelte and dapper on his daily MSNBC show, may have his chance to finally take out Rangel — at age 83 and in the toughest, almost certainly final, reelection fight of his 43-year congressional career.
  • Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election

    04/23/2014 11:17:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chunley
    Former President Bill Clinton is set to back Rep. Charlie Rangel, who’s seeking a record-setting 23rd term in Congress. And the endorsement couldn’t come at a better time: The Harlem district representative has fallen out favor with several notable politicos. Mr. Rangel, 83, has had strained relations with President Obama since 2008, when he supported Hillary Clinton for president. And there’s also no love lost between Mr. Rangel and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mr. Rangel in 2013 backed city comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor, Politico reported. That, after Mr. de Blasio had endorsed Mr. Rangel’s re-election campaign in...
  • Rangel Blames Failure to Pay Rent on . . . Sequester?

    04/14/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    April 14, 2014 11:34 AM Rangel Blames Failure to Pay Rent on . . . Sequester? By Andrew Johnson Charlie Rangel’s district office went all of 2013 without paying rent, and it’s Republicans’ fault, apparently. The New York Democrat blamed his complete financial mismanagement — which resulted in the state bailing him out for at least $87,000 — on last year’s sequester. “As everyone knows, the GOP sequester not only constrained our nation’s economy, but also strained the budget of congressional offices,” said a Rangel spokeswoman, according to the New York Post. The automatic spending cuts went in to effect...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel didn’t pay rent on Harlem office but state bailed him out

    04/06/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14 | Michael Gartland
    New York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent. 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 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 July 30, 2013, e-mail to a colleague that was ­obtained...
  • Charlie Rangel: "Our community’s 9/11"

    03/12/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Rep. Charles Rangel called an apparent building explosion and collapse in his home district in Harlem, New York the most “horrific” thing that has hit his home district in his time in Washington and his community’s Sept. 11. “I’ve never had anything this horrific that’s happened in my community since I’ve been in Washington,” Rangel told NBC’s New York affiliate Wednesday as news reports of the fire response continued to come in. “I hope that soon, and very soon, it will be contained and we can go back to some degree of normal normalcy.”
  • (Tax cheat) Charlie Rangel’s last campaign for Congress

    01/28/2014 1:49:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/14 | Richard Johnson
    This is Rep. Charlie Rangel’s last hurrah. The 83-year-old Democrat is preparing to announce that this will be his last campaign for re-election, and that he will retire from Congress in 2016 as President Obama is leaving the White House, Harlem insiders told me. “Rangel is hoping that he will get more support for re-election by promising this will be his last term — and that party leaders will allow him to step down in dignity then, rather than backing a challenger now,” said one source.
  • Rep. Rangel files appeal over House censure

    01/08/2014 11:20:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    Rep. Charles Rangel isn’t letting a federal judge have the final word in his recently dismissed lawsuit against the House over a humiliating 2010 censure vote. A month after U.S. District Judge John Bates tossed the longtime New York Democrat’s complaint, his private attorney, Jay Goldberg, filed an appeal, according to court records Tuesday. The House censured Mr. Rangel in 2010 for failure to disclose rental income on a vacation house and breaking House rules that ban members from taking gifts.
  • 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 Is Expected to Seek 23rd Term in Congress

    12/18/2013 6:00:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2013 | Jason Horowitz
    Charles B. Rangel, the venerable but embattled congressman from Harlem, will announce on Thursday that he is running for a 23rd term, according to a colleague in the New York House delegation. Representative Rangel — who in an unusually introspective email to supporters over the weekend prompted speculation that he might retire — told the colleague, Representative Gregory W. Meeks, this week that “I haven’t announced yet, but I want folks to know that I am going to do it.” “He is full of energy,” said Mr. Meeks, a fellow Democrat.
  • Venom Between Obama and Rangel

    12/08/2013 5:11:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | Ddecember 7, 2013 | Michael Gartland
    They’re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words — Obama’s assertion that Rangel is a “hack,” according to the political tome “Double Down” — is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship. Rangel supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, but the seeds of mutual disdain were planted before that, according to Democratic insiders and staffers for both pols.
  • Charlie Rangel denies healthcare lies, says criticism ‘all about Obama’ [VIDEO]

    12/01/2013 11:14:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 1, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    New York Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel denied that President Barack Obama lied when he repeatedly claimed those who liked their healthcare plans could keep them under Obamacare, claiming that the ensuing criticism is instead “all about Obama.” Rangel appeared alongside North Carolina Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers to discuss Obamacare’s political future with Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Sunday. After checking in on a fatal subway derailment in Rangel’s New York district, Bream asked the congressman if he would be open to modifying parts of the healthcare law that need work. “I don’t know what you mean by modification,” Rangel protested....
  • Charlie Rangel: “Drop the charade of democracy” Written by on

    11/25/2013 7:00:46 PM PST · by DBCJR · 26 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | November 25, 2013 | Allen West
    It appears one Democrat member of Congress has decided to drop the mask and reveal who he really is. Unbelievably, Charlie Rangel told NY1 that “President Obama should drop the charade of democracy and rule directly through executive orders.” I mean, why not? After all, Rep. Rangel’s own relationship with following laws is fuzzy at best, given his problems with tax evasion.
  • Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’ (Hussein: Tax-Cheat Charlie Rangel a political hack)

    11/09/2013 2:29:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/13 | Carl Campanile
    President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White House, a new book claims. The political tome about the 2012 presidential campaign, “Double Down,” says Obama had little patience for “professional left” activists and “vanishingly close to zero” for what a White House aide called “professional blacks.” “Apart from Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, Obama had nearly as much contempt for the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) as he did for the Tea Party Caucus,”...