Charlie Rangel gave a fist-pumping speech today at a rally for organized labor at the Federal Building on Wall Street, and afterwards in a scrum with reporters took time to (damn with faint) praise his leading opponent in the September 14 primary, Adam Clayton Powell IV.
Asked his opinion on Powell, he said, “He’s a Read More
Where are they now?
Austin Fenner, a former New York Post reporter now suing the newspaper over unfair employment practices, has landed a gig as an aide to Joyce Johnson, the former Seagram’s exec and former Obama campaign field director who is now challenging Charlie Rangel for Congress.
“As you know, journalism jobs are shrinking and as Read More
When Charlie Rangel was asked at his campaign kickoff is he planned to debate his primary opponents, he said he was “available,” even as he said, “There is no question in my mind that there are people that can more than adequately represent this great diversified district. The problem is none of them are Read More
The Times‘ piece about Charlie Rangel’s highly anticipated birthday party last night opened with a anecdote about former mayor David Dinkins confronting a protester that seemed to sum up the tone of the evening neatly.
“You know you are attending a party for a crook,” the man yelled.
At that, Mr. Dinkins, Read More
This will be the last word on the Rangel presser today, but the congressman was asked by Azi Paybarah of WNYC if he planned to debate his primary opponents. What followed was a long, Rangelian digression on his opponents.
I have yet to hear of one. And none of my opponents have said anything unkind Read More
Charlie Rangel was also asked at the news conference today about his reaction to President Barack Obama’s expressed hope that Rangel can end his career with dignity.
After talking about all of the things he and the White House have worked on, Rangel rebuked Obama and reiterated is call for a speedy Read More
Charlie Rangel kicked off his 20th campaign for Congress at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on 125th Street today, saying that he would leave aside questions about his ethics troubles as he focuses on the remaining five weeks of what is shaping up to be the toughest re-election campaign of his career.
But Read More
Charlie Rangel ended his raucous birthday fundraiser last night by encouraging the attendees to see if the bar was still open, then leading a Si Se Puede chant, then a “Fired Up! Ready To Go!” cheer, and finally, dancing on stage, alone.
Today, he is entering full campaign mode with a kick-off announcement of Read More
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This video is amazing for several reasons: Not only does Rangel defend health care in remarkably similar terms that he used to push Obama’s effort 16 years later, but he uses a lot of the same language to defend Rostenkowski that he now uses to defend himself.
When host Sam Read More
Both Bill Perkins and Basil Smikle, who are currently running against one another for a state Senate seat in Harlem. will be attending Charlie Rangel’s birthday fundraiser tonight at the Plaza Hotel, both campaigns have confirmed.
This is not a huge surprise. Rangel remains overwhelmingly popular in Central Harlem, where the 30th State Senate district Read More