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Democrat Rep. Rangel faces multiple ethics charges

Charlie Rangel’s spectacular rise and fall
July 23, 2010 by Alan Silverleib

(CNN) — Congressman Charlie Rangel had a bad week.
Calls for the veteran Harlem politician’s resignation are increasing after the House Ethics Committee’s announcement Thursday that he will be the subject of its first corruption trial in nearly a decade.

Rangel’s Ethics Troubles Embolden Republicans, Quiet Democrats in Campaign Season
July 23, 2010 by FoxNews.com

The silence by Democrats is due to the timing of the ethics trial of the New York congressman and former Ways and Means Committee chairman. It coincides with campaign season, and Democrats will have to defend their party’s conduct to voters. If enough of them lose, the party could cede control of the House.

Republicans are already going negative, reminding voters that Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp” of ethical misdeeds in Congress.

But Pelosi and other Democrats had helped fend off Republican efforts over two years to strip Rangel of his gavel on the Ways and Means Committee. Rangel finally stepped down in March after a closed-door meeting with Pelosi in the wake of the ethics committee’s conclusion that the lawmaker violated House rules on two trips to Caribbean conferences. The committee said Rangel should have known that corporate money paid for the trips.

Rangel v. Russert: ‘You know it’s a dumb question’
July 23, 2010 by Emi Kolawole

Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a few choice words for MSNBC’s Luke Russert Thursday afternoon. Russert asked the 80 year-old House veteran if he might lose his job over the House panel finding that he violated ethics rules.

“Well, you’re young, I guess you do need to make a name for yourself,” Rangel told the reporter. ‘Basically you know it’s a dumb question and I’m not going to respond to it … It doesn’t really sound like NBC — asking these dumb questions. It just shows what happened to a channel that did have some respect.”

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Letter from Kenneth Gladney’s lawyer

Union Thugs Deliver Unprovoked Beating on Black Conservative at Carnahan Town Hall
August 7, 2009 by St. Louis Tea Party

Dear Mr. Hennessy:
I am Kenneth Gladney’s attorney. Kenneth was attacked on the evening of August 6, 2009 at Rep. Russ Carnahan’s town hall meeting in South St. Louis County. I was at the town hall meeting as well and witnessed the events leading up to the attack of Kenneth. Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman. The three men were clearly SEIU members, as they were wearing T-shirts with the SEIU logo.

Kenneth was beaten badly. One assailant fled on foot; three others were arrested. Kenneth was admitted to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center emergency room, where he was treated for his numerous injuries. Kenneth was merely expressing his freedom of speech by handing out the flags. In fact, he merely asked people as they exited the town hall meeting whether they would like a flag. He in no way provoked any argument or altercation, as evidenced by the fact that three assailants were arrested.

We hope that Kenneth fully recovers from his injuries; however, he is in great pain at this time. We will be pursuing legal action at our discretion. This was a truly senseless hate crime carried out by racist union thugs. Regretfully, Representative Carnahan’s statements blaming Kenneth for being a disruptive force are wholly untrue and slanderous. We would like to think that an elected official in Representative Carnahan’s position would gather accurate information before carelessly rushing to judgment.

Kenneth supports conservative ideals, although he subscribes to no particular political party. We are calling on the SEIU, Representative Carnahan, and President Obama to condemn the racist actions of these union thugs. In the days to come, we will be investigating whether these thugs are working at the behest of Representative Carnahan and how strong their alliances to various organizations–such as ACORN–may be.
We hope the St. Louis Tea Party and tea party organizations around the country will protest Representative Carnahan’s offices and also protest SEIU offices in every major city across the U.S. These Democratic strong-arm tactics must end now.

Regards,

Attorney David B. Brown

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Some Democrats believe in trickle down theory during a recession

Dems may keep Bush tax cuts
July 22, 2010 by Alexander Bolton

Some Congressional Democrats embrace Reaganomics in a crunch. But not all Democrats worry about how increasing taxes on the wealthy will impact the economy. Some even want to roll back the Bush tax cuts (which were for all Americans, not only for the “wealthiest”) on families earning $200,000 a year, or even less.

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