Is Charlie Rangel In Trouble?
Perhaps; when even the New York Times editorial board believes that he ought to stand aside from his Ways and Means Chairmanship for at least a period of time while his tax history is being investigated, the Code Red ought to be issued in Rangel’s office to signal impending political danger. Of course, it should be noted that Nancy Pelosi continues to protect Rangel in | Read More »
Charlie Rangel On the Beach to Nowhere
On page A13 today, the Washington Post has this article on Charlie Rangel, the chief tax code writer in Congress, owing back taxes. Page A13. Were it a Republican, we both know it would be on the front page. Republicans want Rangel out of the chairmanship. He should go. Nancy Pelosi promised to clean up the culture of corruption. Let’s make her live up to | Read More »
Question Of The Day
Think many private citizens would have the kind of powerful friends that Charlie Rangel does if those private citizens were also tax scofflaws?
NYT: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) ‘Failed to Report $75,000 in Income’
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, which takes responsibility for writing the nation’s tax code. Seems that Charlie has neglected to claim some $75,000 in rental income from a condo he owns in the Dominican Republic. Ooops. From the Gray Lady herself: Mr. Davis said the congressman did not realize he had to declare the money as income, | Read More »
Walt Minnick’s Big Benefactor
In Idaho’s 1st District, Congressman Bill Sali (R-ID) is being challenged by Walt Minnick, a businessman and 1996 Senate Candidate. Minnick calls himself a “conservative Democrat” on his website, and, he expects to capture the seat and the Idaho media is doing everything they can to help. The Idaho media reports on Minnick’s fundraising advantage, but unlike with Congressman Sali’s 2006 campaign’s support from Club | Read More »
Blue-on-Blue Watch: NYT versus Charlie Rangel.
Let’s say that you’re a news/media organization, and you have yourself a problem. There’s this guy running for President. You loved that the guy was running for President. You got totally into fact that the guy was running, to the point where you pretty much gushed and cooed and did all sorts of really, really embarrassing things on your front page in support of the | Read More »