Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A House Ethics Panel has found Charlie Rangel guilty of violating 11 Congressional ethics rules. Now the committee is meeting to decide what punishment it will recommend.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Incumbent Congressman Charlie Rangel has won the Democratic nomination for his seat in New York's 15th district. Despite recent controversy, he'll get a chance to be reelected to the post he's held since 1993, and he says that's not just a good thing for his constituents -- it's good for the president, too.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
David Dinkins' middle-finger to hecklers sums up how Rep. Charles Rangel feels about the ethics probe, the 80-year-old congressman said at a press conference this morning, where he sought to put the investigation behind him as he focuses on winning a twenty-first term in Washington.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
New York Congressman Charles Rangel delivered a twenty-minute speech on the floor of Congress Monday afternoon, defending himself against thirteen charges of violating ethics rules. He told colleagues he won't resign just to make them feel better.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
He rambled. He challenged. He even said death may come sooner than he’d like. But Rep. Charles Rangel’s 30-minute speech on the House floor today was the most detailed and passionate defense he’s offered since being engulfed in alleged ethics violations two years ago.
Monday, August 09, 2010
The only thing better than hearing Rep. Charlie Rangel go back and forth with reporters about his ongoing ethics trial is hearing him do it as he refers to himself in the third person.
After appearing with Mayor Bloomberg at the new Willis Avenue Bridge, Rangel stuck to his story that he never personally benefited from anything he allegedly did wrong -- a major requirement necessary in finding him guilty on the more serious of the 13 ethics violations he faces.
Around the 6:00 mark, he says, "You can't find any monetary benefit that comes to Charlie Rangel. Not inferred, not implied, or NOTHING." At the 8:30 mark, he adds, "There's not one scintilla of evidence that supports that Charlie Rangel got a nickel of anything from anybody."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) may face the biggest fight of his long political career when he faces a public ethics hearing on Capitol Hill later this afternoon. At the heart of the hearing are allegations that Rangel underreported his rental income on a villa in the Dominican Republic, held multiple rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, and misused congressional stationery to solicit private donations for a City College center that bore his name.
Friday, July 23, 2010
A two-year investigation into allegations that Rep. Charlie Rangel violated congressional ethics rules by failing to properly account for his finances and assets was forwarded on Thursday to bipartisan panel for review next week.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
A two-year investigation into allegations that Rep. Charlie Rangel violated congressional ethics rules was forwarded on Thursday to a bipartisan panel for review next week. Rangel is running for re-election and facing unprecedented opposition.