Rangel stole $400K for legal defense.
Yes, “steal.” Rep. Charles Rangel was not allowed to use money from his leadership PAC to pay his legal bills, it beggars belief that he did not know that he was not allowed to use money from his leadership PAC to pay his legal bills, and yet he did it anyway. If we can’t call the deliberate diversion of money that was raised and allocated | Read More »
Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15): ‘Obama needs people like me…’
‘…more than ever‘: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Several thoughts:
Maxine Waters will have what Charlie Rangel’s having.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I have long considered Maxine “Why is this woman on Financial Services?” Waters to be one of our dumber Members of Congress – which is impressive, given that we have people like Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Arlen Specter, Shirley Jackson-Lee, and Russ Carnahan in it – but I may have to revise that. It is now being reported | Read More »
Adam Powell IV to challenge Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15).
Revenge is a dish best served cold, it seems. NEW YORK – The son of a legendary New York congressman has announced he will challenge Rep. Charles Rangel. Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV told supporters Monday it was time for new leadership in the district, which covers the heart of the city’s Harlem neighborhood. H/T The Corner, and that’s all the time we should waste | Read More »
Charlie Wrangled: to step down as Ways & Means Chair.
UPDATE: OH MY GOD HE’S GOING TO GO DOWN SWINGING THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER. Ahem. Charlie Rangel emerged from a closed-door meeting in Nancy Pelosi’s office Tuesday night to declare that he’s still the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and hasn’t agreed to give up his gavel – even as some media outlets were reporting that he’d done just that. Karma. | Read More »
Rep. Charles Rangel (D, NY) violated ethical rules.
Not a good time for Speaker Nancy Pelosi: The House ethics committee has found Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, violated House rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of trips to the Caribbean, senior congressional officials said Thursday. After several months of investigation, the ethics panel determined Mr. Rangel didn’t inform the ethics committee of the corporate source of | Read More »
Charlie Rangel (D, NY) gave money to Democrats on Ethics Committee.
(Via @vermontaigne) Three of them. Need I add that Charlie Rangel is currently under investigation by that committee? Charlie’s “angels” on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel. Two of them – Chandler (KY-06, R+9*) & Butterfield (NC-01, D+9) – are apparently keeping it, too. Considering that Rep. | Read More »
Apparently Rep. Anna Eschoo (D*, CA) has a different definition…
…of ‘courageous stand‘ than I, and probably you, do: Pelosi’s silence on [PMA-linked Rep. Pete] Visclosky [D*, IN] has been deafening considering how quickly she moved to strip committee memberships from the last member of her brood to become the target of a federal investigation, former congressman Jefferson. Rep. Anna Eschoo, a California Democrat and one of Pelosi’s closest friends on the Hill, argues that | Read More »
Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15) to donate part of Stanford money.
Maybe he’s got some sort of Magic Light that can tell tainted Mexican drug-laundering money from good? Janison: Campaigns shedding donors in financial scandal [snip] Fraud allegations swirling around Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford last week drew attention to his contributions to Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) and to House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan). A Rangel spokesman said $10,800 that Stanford | Read More »
Rep Carter forcing a Rangel Scandal?
Via Instapundit, Warlord Rep. John Carter of Mars Texas (R, TX-31) is merrily causing trouble with an untroubled brow and a light heart: Carter tries to push Rangel out Republican Rep. John R. Carter of Texas offered legislation Wednesday that would require Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel to relinquish his gavel until the ethics committee completes an investigation into Rangel’s finances. Under | Read More »
Is the fix in with Rangel?
Bill Alliston asks the question: Ethics Panel to Clear Rangel? House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel predicted, on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program that aired Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, that his multitude of ethics woes would soon disappear. “I think that next Tuesday you will see a break in this and as soon as the Ethics Committee organizes they ought to be able to dismiss | Read More »
Support the Rangel Rule Bill!
It’s not up yet at THOMAS, but really: it’s the thought that counts. From Representative JOHN CARTER OF MARS!… err, actually, Texas’ 31st district (and a Republican, of course), we have this fun little bill: All U.S. taxpayers would enjoy the same immunity from IRS penalties and interest as House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, if | Read More »
What? In what alternate universe is there a “cloud” over Rangel?
The Democrats have made it clear that they don’t give a tinker’s dam about Rep Rangel’s numerous ethical lapses, as even this Politico article makes clear (via Instapundit):
CBC Six feted in Caribbean Hideaway.
The first are bone-crushingly naive, of course: but the second have had a really rotten return on their investment, these last few years. But let’s check in with the New York Post, first: High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country’s most powerful corporations – a violation | Read More »
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Washington Post: Step down, Rep. Rangel (D, NY-15).
Can’t have that: Step Aside, Rep. Rangel The chairman of Ways and Means becomes an unnecessary distraction. WHEN WE last wrote about Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, we urged that the House ethics committee be allowed to investigate before anyone drew final conclusions. But the latest revelation of Mr. Rangel’s ethical tin ear is the most galling | Read More »
I repeat: Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) Still Ways and Means Chair?
Just so you know, people will keep asking this question. Including, these days, the New York Times: The Congressman, the Donor and the Tax Break Representative Charles B. Rangel has helped raise $11 million for a City College of New York school of public service to be named in his honor. In recent months, as questions have emerged about his fund-raising, he has insisted that | Read More »
Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) still Chair of Ways and Means?
Note the use of the word “Another.” Via Instapundit: Another Tax Issue Surfaces for Rangel WASHINGTON — Representative Charles B. Rangel’s legal team is reviewing his tax records to determine whether the congressman received a homestead exemption on a house he owned in Washington while living in several rent-stabilized apartments in New York City. The situation is potentially troublesome for Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat | Read More »
Meet Congressman Charles Rangel (D, NY-15).
He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Obama supporter. Here, he speaks: In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview Rep. Rangel called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin “disabled.” The question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity? The answer was astonishing. “You got to be kind to the disabled,” Rangel said. | Read More »