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Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Rangel’

Afternoon Lede Check – 6.25.14

Justices rule against Aereo in broadcast fight. Boehner: House will sue Obama. Singer Chris Brown rejects D.C. plea deal in assault case.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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‘Vote for Rangel’ Rap Ruins Youtube

Quite possibly the worst audio clip of the day is one encouraging voters in New York’s 13th District to vote today for Charlie Rangel for Congress.

So bad. So, so bad.

Sunday Show Preview

CBS’ Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton.

ABC’s This Week w/ Jake Tapper (Steph on vacay): Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Rountable with Donna Brazile, Nat. Journal’s Ron Brownstein, Anne Kornblut of WaPo, Rep. Strategist Ed Gillespie

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator Tom Coburn, former Congressman Dick Armey, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Gov. Bill Ritter, Rep. Charlie Rangel, former Senator Tom Daschle and Chamber of Commerce’s Executive VP of Government Affairs Bruce Josten

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Kent Conrad(D), Sen. Richard Shelby(R),
J. James Rohack, M.D., President of the American Medical Association, John Rother, Executive Vice President for Policy and Strategy at AARP.

CNN’s State of the Union with John King: Sec. Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) on health care. James Carville and Mary Matalin on “Sound of Sunday.”

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NYT’s Jeff Zeleny, Conservative Commentator Amy Holmes, WaPo’s Ruth Marcus on coverage of health care town hall. Pop culture analyst Lola Ogunnaike and Balto Sun’s TV critic David Zurawik on Kate Gosselin & Octo-mom reality series.

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the US and Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga.

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Richard Stengel, managing editor, TIME; Trish Regan of CNBC; John Heilemann of New York Magazine; and Kathleen Parker, Washington Post columnist.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times, TIME Mag’s Michael Duffy, Nat. Journal’s James Kitfield and Janine Zacharia of Bloomberg News.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt:

We’ll update as we learn them.

Minority Broadcasters Lobby Geithner for Aid

More than a dozen minority broadcasters sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today; urging him to provide financial assistance to help them weather the current economic and credit crisis. The letter asks him pay attention to the minority broadcasting industry, which has had difficulties continuing to access the capital markets.

Today’s appeal follows a letter sent in June from several House of Representative members that requested the Treasury department to take actions to support minority broadcasting with:

Enactment of an investment facility similar to the Auto Supplier Support Program to help restore credit flows to the broadcast sector.

Consideration to temporary bridge financing or government-backed loans (with warrants) until the economy improves.

The group lobbying Sec. Geithner includes media execs from National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, KXTD Gaytan Broadcasting Media, LLC, Lazer Broadcasting Corp., Norsan Media, Carter Broadcast Group, Inc., Access.1, Taxi Productions, Inc., T&W Communications Inc., Cutting Edge Broadcasting Company.

See the letter to Geithner after the jump.

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, House Minority Leader John Boehner and a roundtable with New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, NPR’s Michele Norris and Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes.

  • This Week: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a roundtable with former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman along with ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and George Will.

  • Face the Nation: Vice President Joe Biden (Live).

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: House Majority Whip, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) will be interviewed by David Lightman, Congressional Corrspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, and Perry Bacon of the Washington Post.

  • State of The Union with John King: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Jeff Zeleny, White House reporter, The New York Times, Chip Reid, chief White House correspondent, CBS News and Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post; Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News; Howard Fineman of Newsweek; and Anne Kornblut, Washington Post White House correspondent.

  • Fareed Zakaria, GPS: Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan Finance Minister, Barnett Rubin, Center on International Cooperation, Steve Coll, New American Foundation, Rory Stewart, author, “The Places In Between”, Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution and David Kilcullen, author, “The Accidental Guerilla”

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Pete Williams of NBC News, Karen Tumulty of TIME Magazine and Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

  • Huckabee: Nina Gilbert and her 70 students from Ivy Preparatory Academy will share video of their trip to DC. Also, FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman and Tracy Byrnes, Financial Advisor Dominick Tavella.

  • Rangel Sounds Off On Washington Post: “I’m going to see how much damn ink The Washington Post has.”

    At a press conference today, Rep. Charlie Rangel went after the Washington Post for its recent reporting (and editorializing) on his fundraising for an academic center that bears his name.

    A transcript:

      RANGEL: Good morning. This looks like a pretty good crowd. That’s
      great. Thank you so much for being here. Had some apprehensions that I might not get the same turnout.

      First of all, I’m trying to think of something that would be so catchy that would demand that your newspaper print it, and so I may give several things so that it’d be (inaudible).

      First of all, I normally advise people, as I have been advised, not to respond to these allegations that I abused my congressional discretion in writing on behalf of a school institution named after me because it would blow over; or, as more often I’ve advised members, that remember you don’t have as much ink as the printers do.

      So one of the things that I would use, hoping that it might catch on,
      is that I’m going to see how much damn ink The Washington Post has.

      So if at a time that we’re at war, we need education, health care,
      unemployment, a fiscal crisis, the opening up of our treasury and
      increase in billions of dollars in debt, if The Washington Post
      believes that this warrants front page and editorials, then I feel
      it’s my obligation to push this to the very limit so that members
      whose elections may be adversely affected by unfounded rumors created
      by the press, that they would have a clear idea as to what the ground
      rules are.

      So to that extent they — another potential headline is, “Rangel
      Insists That the Ethics Committee Investigate the Unfounded Charges,”
      because, first of all, nobody that can read is going to bring any
      charges against me, including The Washington Post, which, of course, I encourage them to do it, because then they have to follow their own
      foundless story, and at least that gets some coverage on this in The
      Washington Post.

      And I would want to make certain that other members are in the
      position to know what they can or cannot do.

      As to the allegations, I challenge The Washington Post — and if you
      can find some word a little stronger than that — to show one line in
      any of the letters that I have sent out on behalf of the City College
      institution, which their board of directors decided to name after me,
      where there’s a solicitation for funds.

      RANGEL: In all of the letters that were sent to not-for-profit
      foundations, rather than as they say to people who may have business
      before my committee, I encourage them to meet with City College to
      learn more about the program.

      In the three areas that you can say is not listed that I was writing
      to a foundation, one of them was writing to David Rockefeller, and in
      my mind — I was really writing to the Rockefeller foundation, but if
      you want to say David Rockefeller has business before my committee –
      well, he wakes in the morning, I assume, just breathing he has
      business before my committee. But it was a Dear David letter. And I’ve known the guy, and his brother better when he was governor of New York.

      The other one was Jack (sic) Greenberg, who while he was the executive director and (inaudible) the CEO of AIG — that’s the American Insurance Group — the only discussions I’ve ever had with him was our shared experience in Korea, where we both earned the Bronze Star. And in talking and writing the letter to him, again, he was known, as he is in the philanthropic world, as the CEO of Starr Foundation, which is one of the largest in the country.

      The third exception is Don Trump, who on that letter, which was one of the letters that I know is in the possession of The Washington Post, is a handwritten note that I’m sending him the material as he
      requested. And, of course, he has no issue before the committee.

    Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Rep. John Murtha and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Roundtable includes Washington Post’s Gene Robinson and Wall Street Journal’s John Harwood.

  • Face the Nation: Sens. Joe Lieberman and Carl Levin and Washington Post’s Anne Hull.

  • This Week: Sens. Trent Lott and Charles Schumer and Treas. Secretry Henry Paulson. The roundtable consists of Washington Post’s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Reps. Pete Hoekstra and Charlie Rangel, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker.

  • Late Edition: Sens. Chris Dodd and Jon Kyl, Rep. Tom Tancredo , and U.S. Amb. to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad.

  • Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s David Gregory, Chicago Tribune’ Clarence Page, New York Times’s Elisabeth Bumiller and Washington Post Writers Group’s Kathleen Parker .

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: FAA Admin. Marion Blakey. Associates Press’ Leslie Miller and USA Today’s Alan Levin join the questioning.