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  • 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 · 44 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...
  • Charlie Rangel’s Harlem (“God sent us Barack Obama")

    06/25/2014 9:39:33 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | June 24, 2014 | By GLENN THRUSH
    ~~~ Rangel paused and took a quick glance in the direction of a four-foot blue cross affixed to Antioch Baptist, a venerable Harlem church that occupies several storefronts. “Would it be helpful? Look, if God came down and handed out some literature for me that would be helpful too.” With that, Rangel ambled into the sanctuary—past the 50 confused Spanish tourists who gawked at the well-dressed older gentleman with the quintuple-folded yellow pocket square—and contradicted himself. Standing at the pulpit, he first invoked God and then Barack Obama, portraying himself as the president’s apostle, put on Earth to protect Harlem...
  • [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,”...
  • Obama thought Rangel was a ‘hack,’ book claims

    11/07/2013 8:16:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | 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,”...
  • Rangel falsely claims no Republicans voted for Social Security, sidetracks ObamaCare hearing

    10/29/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013
    Lawmakers had to pause for a fact check about a 78-year-old law during a hearing that was supposed to be about ObamaCare, after Rep. Charles Rangel made the -- inaccurate -- claim that no Republicans supported the Social Security Act. The New York Democrat made the assertion Tuesday while railing against Republicans for opposing the health care law. It was during a House hearing where Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, was testifying. "It should give you some small comfort to know that, historically, the Republican Party always fought vigorously against these types of programs,"...
  • Rep. Rangel: ‘No Question’ Members of Congress Are Entitled to Obamacare Subsidies

    10/24/2013 7:05:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 24, 2013 - 5:13 PM | James Beattie, Ali Meyer
    Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) says that there is “no question” that members of Congress who are paid $174,000 a year are entitled to taxpayer-funded subsidies when they purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. … Under Obamacare, only people whose income is below 400 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for a federal subsidy to buy health insurance on the government exchanges. However, a recent rule made by the Office of Personnel Management allows members of Congress and their staffs to keep the taxpayer-funded “employer contribution” they currently receive under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)...
  • Charlie Rangel, Multiple Members of Congress Arrested

    10/08/2013 1:59:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 97 replies
    Oliver Darcy ^ | 10/8/13 | Oliver Darcy
    Oliver Darcy reporting multiple members of Congress arrested at immigration rally.
  • Local Dems, Hospitals Hype ‘Obamacare’ Benefits

    10/07/2013 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    norwoodnews.org ^ | October 7, 2013 | Alex Kratz
    As House Republicans attempted to demonize the Affordable Care Act in Washington, DC, local Democratic lawmakers in the Bronx began promoting the healthcare reform package, often referred to as “Obamacare,” as a significant improvement in how Americans pay for and receive health care. Because the House, which is controlled by Republicans, continued to link every budget bill to the de-funding of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government was forced to shut down many of its operations on Tuesday. (Editor’s note: See p. 2 for more details on what the shutdown means. As of press time Tuesday night, Republicans and...
  • Caption Charlie Ragel

    10/03/2013 7:05:36 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 29 replies
  • Busted Again: Charlie Rangel Fails to Report $200k in Political Donations

    09/15/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 15, 2013 | Rachel Pulaski
    Tax cheat and crook Charlie Rangel is back in the news again for not disclosing funds. In 2010, Rangel lost his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee because of an investigation into 2 corporate-funded trips to the Caribbean. Later that year, the House of Representatives formally censured him after he was found guilty of 11 ethics violations. Violations included failure to disclose over $600,000 in assets on a financial disclosure report as well as short changing the IRS for 17 years on rental income from his villa in the Dominican Republic. He also raided his PAC for $393,000 to...
  • Rangel: ‘I Love Obama’ But Red Line on Syria Is ‘Embarrassing’

    09/03/2013 4:43:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 3, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y) on Monday called it “embarrassing” that President Barack Obama has drawn a “red line” on Syria, and the congressman does not see “anything urgent about it.” “I love Obama, and you’ll never find a truer Democrat than me, but this whole idea of any president of the United States drawing lines saying that if any country does something, that he considers wrong, that the nation is going to war, it’s unheard of–drawing a red line. So, of course, it’s embarrassing. I wish it didn’t happen,” Rangel said. An MSNBC host asked Rangel: “Are you concerned in...
  • Rangel: 'Of course it's embarassing'

    09/02/2013 8:30:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Rangel: 'Of course it's embarassing' By Ian Swanson - 09/02/13 10:34 AM ET Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Monday said "of course it's embarrassing" that President Obama warned Syria of a red line for using chemical weapons but then didn't move forward immediately with a military strike. Rangel, who opposes a military strike against Syria, also said Secretary of State John Kerry must be even more embarrassed after making an aggressive speech calling for a military strike on Friday, and then seeing Obama delay it to ask Congress for authorization a day later. Speaking on MSNBC, Rangel said "I love...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel: Bring back the draft before launching air strikes in Syria

    09/01/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/01/13 | Sheldon Alberts
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday renewed his call to reinstate the draft, arguing a vote should be held on mandatory military service before any decision is taken to launch strikes against Syria. “I truly believe we should have a National Draft Act before the Congress acts,” Rangel told MSNBC. Rangel, a decorated veteran of the Korean War, has for several years introduced legislation to bring back the draft and earlier this, for the first time, advocated that women should be included. The New York lawmaker said the burden of war unfairly falls on lower-income Americans. “They are not in...
  • Charlie’s crackers

    08/11/2013 6:26:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Post (editorial) ^ | August 10, 2013
    Memo to Charlie Rangel: You’re in some pretty uncharted waters if former Gov. David Paterson — son of one of your closest friends and allies — is publicly taking you to task for your racially charged remarks. The hoopla began with a Rangel slam against the Tea Party: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” the Harlem congressman told Politico. “They didn’t care about how they looked.” In other words, the Tea Partiers are the heirs of Bull Connor and the segregationists.
  • Rep. Rangel calls tea party 'white crackers' (Where's the outrage?)

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

    08/02/2013 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    Livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Hunter Walker
    In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the "same group" who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement.
  • Fox News' Jesse Watters Ambushes Charlie Rangel Over His Zimmerman Comments And Black Crime Rates

    07/25/2013 5:26:03 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 39 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | July 24 | Staff
    Representative Charles Rangel recently made some inflammatory remarks regarding the Zimmerman trial. After dodging the Factor, Fox New's Jesse Watters tracks him down!
  • IRS Commissioner Aided Tax Cheat Congressman

    06/04/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by joygrace · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.4.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>Shulman rallied for Rangel: Jason Furman, Media Matters, Fox News, Jarrett and a job.</p> <p>And the Liberal Dog Whistle Blows.</p> <p>Congressman Charles Rangel of New York.</p> <p>Ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.</p> <p>The new chairman of the president’s Council on Economic Advisors, Jason Furman.</p>
  • Rangel worries honest IRS agents are now ‘getting a bad shake’

    05/19/2013 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said that he feared the Internal Revenue Service scandal over political targeting of Tea Party groups would unfairly stigmatize other workers at the agency. “The biggest problem is that tens of thousands of IRS workers that work hard with all of this stigma being tax collectors, are getting a bad shake out of this,” said Rangel during a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week.” The IRS acknowledgement that agents used higher scrutiny against conservative groups seeking tax exempt status has already claimed the job of acting director Steven Miller and has the White House...
  • Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

    04/22/2013 2:34:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is suing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other lawmakers, charging that they mishandled the Ethics investigation that led to his public censure in late 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington D.C., Rangel claims the Ethics Committee that investigated his alleged wrongdoing are guilty of "numerous flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights. House members who approved his censure were "knowingly deceived" by the committee leaders – including then-Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) – into thinking that the probe "had been conducted in...
  • Rep. Charlie Rangel falsely claims 'millions of kids' killed by assault weapons

    03/21/2013 10:20:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 21 March, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Appearing on MSNBC Thursday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) claimed that “millions of kids” are killed by so-called "assault weapons," citing numbers that fall far short of the numbers reported by the FBI, The Blaze reported, “We’re talking about millions of kids dying — being shot down by assault weapons, we're talking about handguns easier in the inner cities, to get these guns in the inner cities, than to get computers. This is not just a political issue, it’s a moral issue and so when we condemn the NRA we should not ignore the fact that a lot of people that...
  • Rangel Fibs: Democrat Claims "Millions" Of Kids Being "Shot Down By Assault Weapons"

    03/21/2013 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/ ^ | March 21, 2013 | Fox Nation
    During an appearance on MSNBC this morning, Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked what he thought about the assault weapons ban being dropped from Senate bill. Rangel blamed the defeat on politics and money and then made the extraordinary claim that "millions of kids" are dying because they are "being shot down by assault weapons."
  • Charlie Rangel Goes off the Liberal Plantation

    03/13/2013 4:58:27 PM PDT · by wesagain · 18 replies
    GodFatherPolitics.com ^ | Mar 12, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    New York Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked by MSNBC anchor and openly homosexual Thomas Roberts what he thought about the next Pope and the direction of the Catholic Church. Here was Rangel’s response: “I hope they stick by their guns on same-sex marriage and telling a woman what she should do with her body.” Wow! Where has Charlie been all these years? Let’s see if the Gaystapo go after him to force an apology out of him. It doesn’t take them long to hunt down anyone who utters a word against their so-called lifestyle choice. Liberals will attack Rangel by...
  • Democratic Congressman: ‘Capitalism By Itself Is Not What American Values Are All About’

    03/12/2013 1:16:39 PM PDT · by pacificpundit · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/13 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) took a swipe at American capitalism on Tuesday amid a discussion with MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts about the Catholic Church’s ongoing conclave to determine who will be the next Pope. Rangel declared that the church needs a new pontiff in order to continue their global charitable works and that Americans support that charity because Americans do not value “capitalism by itself.”
  • “Morning Joe” panel: Second look at instituting a public-service draft for young Americans?

    02/15/2013 3:57:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allahpundi
    This one’s long but stick with it. The good stuff doesn’t start happening until after we’re treated to the thousandth iteration of Charlie Rangel’s master plan to end war as we know it by reinstituting a military draft which virtually no one supports and which Congress will never again feel safe voting for. A draft which, incidentally, he thinks should now include women: “Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts,” Rangel said in a statement. “Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel...
  • A more equal military? Bring back draft (Rangel)

    02/04/2013 5:29:57 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2013 | Charles B. Rangel
    (CNN) -- On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the Defense Department would lift the ban on women serving in combat, marking another significant milestone for equality in our nation. Taking this critical step forward to include women in combat strengthens our military by reducing the burden of the disproportionate number of soldiers who are making sacrifices. I sincerely hope that this will spark a national debate about who is fighting our wars and whether all of America can say that we're sharing the sacrifice. Since January 2003, at the height of the debate on the possible unilateral strike against...