Breaking: Rangel to be charged with new ethics violations

    A House ethics committee has launched an investigation into New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel for undisclosed ethics violations, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Rangel, who resigned from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee in March following a formal admonishment for two corporately-underwritten Caribbean junkets, will appear next week before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Composed | Read More »

    Breaking: Rangel to be charged with new ethics violations

    A House ethics committee has launched an investigation into New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel for undisclosed ethics violations, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Rangel, who resigned from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee in March following a formal admonishment for two corporately-underwritten Caribbean junkets, will appear next week before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Composed | Read More »

    Corrupt hypocrite wants to re-instate the draft

    Congress Rangel (D-ishonest) has again submitted the bill to re-instate the draft.  You know, the one he always votes "NO" on…… His premise is that if you support the war, you should support the draft.  He doesn’t support the war, but supports a draft, except that he doesn’t………..what  an idiot.  Just vote to defund the war and be honest about it. Press Release WASHINGTON – | Read More »

    Meet Michel Faulkner (R CAND, NY-15).

    It’s pronounced ‘Michael:’ he’s running in Charlie Rangel’s seat, assuming of course that Charlie Rangel doesn’t get ousted in the primary itself. I like our chances on this one. Rangel’s got a serious primary challenger, he’s got a very poor ethical reputation right now, and Faulkner’s the sort of candidate that you want to have on hand for a general election challenge when in a | Read More »

    Meet Michel Faulkner (R CAND, NY-15).

    It’s pronounced ‘Michael:’ he’s running in Charlie Rangel’s seat, assuming of course that Charlie Rangel doesn’t get ousted in the primary itself. I like our chances on this one. Rangel’s got a serious primary challenger, he’s got a very poor ethical reputation right now, and Faulkner’s the sort of candidate that you want to have on hand for a general election challenge when in a | Read More »

    Rangel equates Obama with Cheney.

    Guess he’s not counting on the President to campaign for him, then. Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil. “I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his | Read More »

    Rangel equates Obama with Cheney.

    Guess he’s not counting on the President to campaign for him, then. Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil. “I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his | Read More »

    Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15) is a Gnostic Cainite!

    This is EXCITING! I needn’t remind any of you that the Cainites were fourth century Gnostics who honored both Cain (as the first human to rebel against the Demiurge*) and Judas Iscariot (as the agent who – with Christ’s permission – acted as the agent of Christ’s sacrifice, and was thus rewarded with secret esoteric knowledge**). This particular heresy was long thought to have died | Read More »

    “Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!”

    It appears that Obama is channeling his inner David Farragut when it comes to healthcare reform. The Admiral’s now legendary cry, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead,” worked well in the Battle of Mobile Bay, but will the same approach work in the battle for health care reform?  After all, Farragut was able to keep the vast majority of his forced intact – with all | Read More »

    Connolly (D-VA), Nye (D-VA) Keep Rangel Donations

    Charlie Rangel’s offenses are serious enough to have prompted an ongoing ethics investigation. They are serious enough to warrant his stepping aside as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. They’re serious enough that there’s a real question as to whether this is the end of his political career. And they’re serious enough that 27 House Democrats have decided to surrender the donations he | Read More »

    Who *shall* replace Rangel?

    Having watched for a while the entertaining meltdown that is the Democratic party’s House Ways & Means chairmanship crisis, I’d thought that I’d take a look at the top seven replacements for Charlie Rangel (via Jen Rubin) and quickly point out the… complications. Fortney Pete Stark, CA-13.  Crazy. Sander M. Levin, MI-12. Public option squish*. Jim McDermott, WA-07.  Seditionist. John Lewis, GA-05. Racist. Richard E. | Read More »

    Is Nancy Pelosi Trying to Lose the House?

    Ask yourself this question: if Nancy Pelosi were trying to lose control of the House, what would she do differently? Elevating her extreme liberal California pal Pete Stark to temporary leadership of the Ways and Means Committee is a great way to further alienate independents and divide Democrats. Stark is next in line for the post in seniority, but his maverick personality had led some | Read More »

    Michael Barone: Charlie Rangel not yet albatross*.

    (Via Instapundit) Contra Michael Barone (who I both like and respect), there’s a simpler answer to the question of why Speaker Pelosi hasn’t cut Charlie Rangel loose yet: by Democratic standards, he’s not particularly corrupt. We are after all talking about a political party whose collective inability to pay their taxes became the first national political joke of 2009. That being said, Barone’s point that | Read More »

    Charlie Rangel gets a primary challenger in NY-15.

    I understand why Glenn Reynolds is suspicious, but I think this primary challenge of Charlie Rangel by former campaign director Vincent Morgan is legitimate.  To begin with, the possibility was first reported about a month and a half ago, and that article notes an important detail about NY-15: Someday, whether it be 2010 or 2012 or 3012, Charlie Rangel will not be the congressman from | Read More »

    Why Meek won’t win FL-SEN next year.

    Nobody has much use for an equivocator. From the Politico’s article on Rangel’s ever-so-slowly increased isolation from House Democrats Also on Wednesday night, Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., who is running for the Senate, chose not to sign a Black Caucus letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in support of Rangel. Meek told POLITICO that his vote to refer the Rangel matter to the ethics | Read More »