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  • Rangel: "Gridlock" necessitates that Obama use executive powers

    10/28/2011 7:08:03 AM PDT · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel told The Daily Caller that “gridlock” in Congress has made it “necessary” for President Barack Obama to unilaterally implement mortgage refinancing and student loan programs without congressional authorization. TheDC asked Rangel if he thinks there are other areas where Obama should bypass Congress. “I do, but I don’t want it to be interpreted that I welcome the executive branch using their powers instead of having the legislative branch do it. It’s necessary now because it’s a gridlock between the president and the United States. I hope that is just so very, very unusual,” Rangel...
  • With Friends Like These

    05/05/2011 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | May 5,2011 | annem040359
    As the saying goes, “with friends like these”, and not just about a country that the United States has been dealing since right after September 11, 2001 attacks, the country of Pakistan, and what it does know about why it habored the master-mind of the worse attack on American soil, Osama Bin Laden. And this saying, “with friends like these”, can be applied to both USA House of Representatives Charles Rangle, (D/NY) and MSNBC’s “Hardball” host, Chris Mathews, both in agreement that President Barak Obama said “no” to releasing the much talked about photo(s) of the dead Osama Bin Laden....
  • Dem leaders, donors to hold Rangel birthday bash at The Plaza

    07/31/2010 11:07:20 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 11 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill ^ | 07-31-10 | Alexander Bolton
    From The Hill:Democratic leaders and major party donors plan to hold a lavish 80th birthday gala for Charles Rangel at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan next month, despite 13 ethics charges pending against the veteran lawmaker.Lobbyists and other party donors received invitations this week to join Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and New York Gov. David Paterson at one of New York’s finest hotels to celebrate Rangel’s birthday.Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are also listed as featured guests, according to an invitation viewed by The Hill.Some potential guests received the invitation...
  • Panel hits Rangel with 13 ethics charges

    07/29/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Grunthor · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/29/2010 | LARRY MARGASAK and LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON – House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a cloud over his four-decade political career and raising worries for fellow Democrats about the fall elections. (rest of article at source)
  • Rangel, ethics committee in last-minute bargaining

    07/27/2010 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Brytani · 21 replies · 2+ views
    A/P via Yahoo News ^ | July 27, 2010 | LARRY MARGASAK,
    WASHINGTON – The Associated Press has learned that New York Democrat Charles Rangel is making a last-minute effort to settle his ethics case. A settlement would mean that Rangel must agree that he committed some ethical misconduct. The talks were confirmed by people familiar with the situation, but who were not authorized to be quoted by name................Rest at Link
  • Rangle now a Republican?

    03/11/2010 4:43:52 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 10 replies · 1,476+ views
    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (R) stands in front of the press after meeting of the Congessional Black Caucus with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, March 11, 2010. From L-R are: Rep. Hank Johnson and Rangel. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  • Black Lawmakers under Ethics Spotlight (Are seven investigations too many in Pelosi's House?)

    11/09/2009 3:36:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 572+ views
    New America Media ^ | 11/09/09 | Zenitha Prince
    Black Lawmakers under Ethics SpotlightWashington AFRO Zenitha Prince Posted: Nov 09, 2009 November 8, 2009) - Are seven investigations too many to be a coincidence? All seven of the full-scale ethics investigations currently underway in the U.S. House of Representatives are focused on African-American lawmakers—and it would be eight if the committee conducting the investigations hadn’t deferred to the Justice Department’s investigation involving Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The disparity is beginning to raise some eyebrows. “I don’t think they (Black lawmakers) are scared—they’re upset. They think [Congressional Black Caucus] members are being singled out,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, former chairman of...
  • It's looking impossible to clean this House

    10/08/2009 6:57:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies · 729+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2009 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Every criminal operation has its code of silence. The Mafia enforces omerta. Bad cops erect their blue wall of silence. And Democrats running Congress have their "motion to refer." That was the slimy tool Speaker Nancy Pelosi wielded on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to cover up for her tax-dodging top committee chairman, Charlie Rangel.
  • Democrats Defeat G.O.P. Effort to Oust Charles Rangel (Tax cheat gets away with it)

    10/07/2009 7:15:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 880+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2009 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort to force Representative Charles B. Rangel from the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee and instead referred the demand to the ethics panel already investigating him. As expected, the House voted 246 to 153 to essentially table the call for the ouster of Mr. Rangel, Democrat of New York. Representative John Carter, Republican of Texas, had sought Mr. Rangel’s removal in a resolution that said national attention to financial lapses by the chairman of the tax-writing committee has “held the House up to public ridicule.” Under rules governing consideration...
  • "I thought he had stopped drinking" - Rangel on SOTU speech and Tax Cuts

    01/29/2008 10:22:03 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 73 replies · 85+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 1/29/2008 | Edward Epstein
    However, Bush’s vow to veto any tax increases could have ramifications for Democratic leaders who have promised to pay for any new proposals they advance. The speech drew sharp jabs from Democrats. “I thought he had stopped drinking,” House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel , D-N.Y., said in response to Bush’s comments on extending tax cuts. “I think there are certain things that the president just has to say, even though he knows that there’s absolutely no chance.”
  • If Democrats Do Win Congress

    11/07/2006 8:29:26 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 44 replies · 647+ views
    November 7, 2006 | Lew Waters
    Just a thought I had, but can you imagine the anti-war leftists if they succeed in giving Democrats control of the House and Democrat Charles Rangle, who would become head of the Ways and Means Committee, got his desire to reinstate the military draft? They can whine in their BDU's while I'll be smiling in my "Don't Blame Me, I Voted Republican" T-Shirt."
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-02-2006

    08/02/2006 6:36:44 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 177+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-02-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Mr. Rangel declares (in a snit) "If the Democrats lose,I will quit!" So everyone knows How to make sure he goes Pro-Republican voting, you twit!
  • The teachers unions are mad at me

    03/08/2006 4:32:16 AM PST · by beaureguard · 91 replies · 2,748+ views ^ | Mar 8, 2006 | John Stossel
    Teachers unions are mad at me. The New York State United Teachers demands I apologize for my "gutter level" journalism, "an irresponsible assault on public school students and teachers." This is because I hosted an ABC News TV special titled "Stupid in America," which pointed out: -- American fourth graders do well on international tests, but by high school, Americans have fallen behind kids in most other countries. -- The constant refrain that "public schools need more money" is nonsense. Many countries that spend significantly less on education do better than we do. School spending in America (adjusted for inflation)...
  • Thousands March To 'Keep Vote Alive" (Jackson, Rangle, Pelosi & assorted leftists - CAPTION TIME)

    08/07/2005 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,171+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 8/06/05
    Thousands March To 'Keep Vote Alive" Jackson Leads March To Celebrate, Protect Voting Rights POSTED: 1:40 p.m. EDT August 6, 2005 ATLANTA -- An estimated 100,000 people from all over the U.S. jammed downtown Atlanta and marched with Rev. Jesse Jackson to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act -- and to urge Congress to renew the historic piece of legislation. The march began about an hour late at the Russell Federal Building, partly because of the large number of dignitaries taking part in the event. Politicians from Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin to U.S. Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY)...
  • U.S. can't leave (Iraq)

    02/02/2005 4:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 1,968+ views
    So, Iraqis went to the polls and bested the expectations that many pundits had for their election. People may be too scared to vote. People may not care to vote. Those predictions, it turned out, were wrong. Now Iraq can continue to build on the success of a vote - yes, not all Iraqis got to go to the polls because of safety issues in their areas - and work on creating a more secure nation. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., has already called for the United States to look beyond the election and start bringing U.S. troops home, possibly including...
  • Deal in Congress to Keep Tax Cuts, Widening Deficit

    09/23/2004 4:55:34 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 3 replies · 296+ views
    New York Times ^ | 23-September-2004 | EDMUND L. ANDREWS
      Deal in Congress to Keep Tax Cuts, Widening DeficitBy EDMUND L. ANDREWSPublished: September 23, 2004  ASHINGTON, Sept. 22 - Putting aside efforts to control the federal deficit before the elections, Republican and Democratic leaders agreed Wednesday to extend $145 billion worth of tax cuts sought by President Bush without trying to pay for them.At a House-Senate conference committee, Democratic lawmakers abandoned efforts to pay for the measures by either imposing a surcharge on wealthy families or closing corporate tax shelters."I wish we could pay for them, but this is a political problem and we have people up for...
  • Kerry Ally Says Veterans Shouldn't Brag About Military Service

    08/31/2004 1:54:33 AM PDT · by kattracks · 48 replies · 1,106+ views ^ | 8/31/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    New York ( - Longtime New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel had some critical words Monday for his party's presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, telling reporters and others gathered for a Democrat-sponsored rally that veterans shouldn't boast about their military achievements. "I don't think veterans ought to be running around saying what good that they've done or to believe that you have to be a veteran or hero to serve this great republic," Rangel told an audience at Grant's Tomb that had nearly as many journalists as spectators. Rangel also spoke with disdain about President Bush, whom he accused of...
  • The jackass brays back: Rangel wrangles with National Youth Slavery

    12/31/2002 8:29:26 AM PST · by Greg Swann · 45 replies · 358+ views ^ | December 31, 2002 | Greg Swann
    The jackass brays back: Rangel wrangles with National Youth Slavery by Greg Swann Yesterday I held a colloquy with a braying jackass over New York Democratic Representative Charles Rangel's plan to institute universal military conscription. Today Rangel is back, in an op-ed in the New York Times, insisting that he really means it, that he wasn't just braying at random on CNN. Fine with me. I'm clipping and snipping, so see the original to wrangle this jackass unedited. I believe that if we are going to send our children to war, the governing principle must be that of shared...