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Top 10 List of Washington's "Most Corrupt Politicians” for 2010

December 17, 2010 politisite 0

This years Judicial Watch list of the Most Corrupt Politicians includes both Republicans and Democrats.  The list includes some of America’s most powerful in both branches of Government, up to and including President Barack Obama. Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2010 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rahm […]

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House Votes to Censure Rangel for Ethics Violations

December 2, 2010 politisite 0

The House on Thursday voted to formally censure Rep. Charlie Rangel for financial misconduct despite pleas from the New York Democratic lawmaker and some of his colleagues for a less punishing reprimand.  The final vote was 333-79. Rangel, who became the 23rd House member to be censured, appeared at the front of the chamber while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution. Rangel responded that he won’t be judged by this […]

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Lanny Davis Op-Ed: Defends Rangel, made "honest" Mistakes

November 18, 2010 politisite 0

At one point I served as an attorney for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). So I am only going to stick to published facts in this column. Recently, a very good friend of mine who is the host of a cable TV show expressed no interest in my reviewing these undisputed, published facts because, he said, Rangel is a “tax cheat,” and what more is there to say? So let’s start […]

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Rangel – Expelled, Censure, Reprimand, or sit in corner with dunce cap?

July 30, 2010 politisite 0

One of Politisite’s avid reader cornered me the other night and asked, ” What is going to happen with Congressman Rangel on these charges”.
My answer, He won’t be Expelled but probably Censured or Reprimanded.
Today, Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) said the committee is leaning toward Reprimand. A reprimand is the lowest form of punishment a Congressman can receive less being put in a corner with a dunce hat on,

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Rangel – Expelled, Censure, Reprimand, or sit in corner with dunce cap?

July 30, 2010 politisite 0

One of Politisite’s avid reader cornered me the other night and asked, ” What is going to happen with Congressman Rangel on these charges”.
My answer, He won’t be Expelled but probably Censured or Reprimanded.
Today, Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) said the committee is leaning toward Reprimand. A reprimand is the lowest form of punishment a Congressman can receive less being put in a corner with a dunce hat on,

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Rangel cuts deal, Pelosi Swap overflows

July 29, 2010 politisite 0

Rep. Charlie Rangel has reportedly reached a deal on ethics charges that will avoid a public trial that could have hurt his party ahead of the fall elections. WCBS TV in New York reported that Harlem friends of Rangel said a deal had been struck, and details of the deal could be unveiled when the ethics panel meets as scheduled at 1 p.m. The network reported Rangel will admit to […]

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DNC Attacks Ensign, McConnell, and Vitter on ethics to Defend their own Scandals

March 12, 2010 politisite 0

With recent scandals with Massa and Rangel the DNC wants to turn the tables on the issue of Ethics back to the Republicans by painting the entire party are unethical because of Ensign and Vitter.  When President Clinton was president the same folks said that a persons private life is of no consequence to his ability to govern.  Seems like the DNC has taken a different viewpoint about Republicans while […]

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Rangel Gives Up Gavel Wednesday – But He's in Denial

March 3, 2010 politisite 0

Democrat Congressman Charlie Rangel will step down as Ways and Mean Committee Chairman on Wednesday.  Sources say that Michigan Democratic Congressman Sander Levin will take over the committee temporarily.  Rangel denies that he’s stepping down. Some details still need to be ironed out, but sources said Rangel has been pushed to step down before the House voted on a bill to forcefully strip him of the coveted chairmanship. Rangel has […]

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Three acquitted in Congressional Black Caucus Probe, Ethics Panel Nabs Rangel

February 26, 2010 politisite 0

Sorry Charlie, We don’t want congressman with good taste, we want congressman who are good. Calls for Congressman Charles Rangel’s resignation will not fall upon deaf ears this time.  House Ethics Panel finds that Rangel broke House rules by accepting trips to the Caribbean from 2007-2008. An ethics panel of the U.S. House of Representatives has found that Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., broke House rules, the AP reported. Rangel is […]