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House's Former Black Caucus Chairwoman Reportedly Gave Scholarships to Relatives
FoxNews.com ^ | August 30, 2010

Posted on 08/30/2010 6:41:03 PM PDT by topher

Relatives of Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and a top aide reportedly won scholarship funds from a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation program in violation of the group's rules.

The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that Johnson awarded nine to 11 scholarships per year from 2005 to 2008, which are the years the Morning News had available for review, and in each year, three or four winners were related to Johnson or her district director, Rod Givens.

Johnson, an influential Democratic member of Congress and former Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman, told the newspaper that she "unknowingly" violated nepotism rules when she gave two grandsons, two great-nephews and her district director's two children scholarship money.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; congress; eddiebernice; texas
Corruption in the Congressional Black Caucus... Imagine that... Who would have thought... Especially with Charly Rangel and others being investigated.
1 posted on 08/30/2010 6:41:09 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher
FoxNews.com has a link to the Dallas Morning News article.

That was not part of the excerpt.

Here is that link:

Link to Dallas Morning News Article on Eddie Bernice Johnson scholarships to relatives

2 posted on 08/30/2010 6:44:01 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

so unusual...I just can’t believe that! hahahahaa


3 posted on 08/30/2010 6:44:06 PM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: topher
told the newspaper that she "unknowingly" violated nepotism rules

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggghhhhhhhttttttttttt.

4 posted on 08/30/2010 6:44:16 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: topher
I am shocked...
5 posted on 08/30/2010 6:45:38 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: topher
Towards the end of the article:

Whether Johnson will face an ethics probe in the House is unclear.

Looks like there could be three members of the Black Caucus under Ethics Violations.

Such Honesty in Congress!

6 posted on 08/30/2010 6:47:11 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
do I really have to say it???

7 posted on 08/30/2010 6:47:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: topher
make the silly fat cow pay back every single penny!!!
9 posted on 08/30/2010 6:49:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: topher

NOTHING TO SEE HERE !!!!!
MOVE ALONG NOW !!!!


10 posted on 08/30/2010 6:50:41 PM PDT by WyvernAK
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To: mastervisa

You Betcha, there’s a pattern.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 6:52:06 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: topher

Who knows, maybe she raise a crack-whore as a child, so her grandchildren need the dough. I mean, she’s a POS democrat, I’m sure she was a lousy parent too.


12 posted on 08/30/2010 6:52:36 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: topher

13 posted on 08/30/2010 6:55:04 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: topher

But she means well and was just trying to do the right thing for the poor people. /SARC

That bish is as crooked as all of the rest of the scumbags like Rangel and Waters, throw Al Not-So-Sharpton and Jesse Jerkson in there. If they do something squirrely and get caught it is just because we white people are all racists.

I have no problem with “people of color” because I grew up around a hell of a lot of ‘em. Crooked is as crooked does. It ain’t about skin color, it is about ethics and what is right/wrong. If you break the rules, being a “person of color” don’t make it right, it just makes you a weasel. And that woman has been a weasel since the get-go.

Go for the glory Rev. Stephen Brodan. Send that fool back to whatever rock she crawled out from under.

http://www.brodenforcongress.com/


14 posted on 08/30/2010 7:00:36 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: topher

If the SIEU guy who wrote “Amercan” on the sign at the Sharpton rally wrote her former title dropping the “i”, she would be the former Charwoman of the Black Raucus. Think of how upset the Black Raucus and the “Socalsts” would be.


15 posted on 08/30/2010 7:00:49 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: topher

When we get the House we`re going to have a field day with this fetid rat infested swamp. Lots to delve, till 2012!


16 posted on 08/30/2010 7:07:42 PM PDT by nomad (`)
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To: topher
Buh-bye, Bernie. Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

Here's her opponent:

www.brodenforcongress.com

I'm probably over-optimistic. Just a couple months ago, polling was giving EBJ one of the largest leads of any Dem Rep in Texas, at 27 points. And it's a heavily urban district (the most urbanized parts of Dallas). Still, this year, who knows?

17 posted on 08/30/2010 7:10:15 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: topher

A disproportionately large number of black Rats seem to think that the main reason they are in public office to enrich themselves and their relatives.


18 posted on 08/30/2010 7:17:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: topher
Hooo, Boy! Talk about clueless. EBJ's website has an applet front and center that tests you on your knowledge of how absolutely wonderfully successful the "Recovery Act" (PORKULUS) has been. Here's how it's introduced:

One year in, the evidence is clear -- and growing by the day -- that the Recovery Act is working to create jobs, prevent a second Great Depression, and lay a new foundation for an economic prosperity shared by all.

19 posted on 08/30/2010 7:26:39 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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additional:
20 posted on 08/30/2010 8:11:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: topher

Johnson wins in Landslide!

-Nov Headline


21 posted on 08/30/2010 8:19:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: mastervisa; Blood of Tyrants

Lets not forget Corinne “Lexus”, “Sandbag” Brown (Jacksonville, FL).


22 posted on 08/30/2010 8:55:47 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Its not just the ones in Office, this whole thing is really going backwards at a High rate of speed.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 9:25:10 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: topher

Damn that Bush.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 10:45:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities regularly fight the construction projects, Walmarts Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: topher

One look at her face and I can see the problem.
Fetal alcohol syndrome.


25 posted on 08/30/2010 11:20:11 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Chode
make the silly fat cow pay back every single penny!!!

From the salary she gets from working at the prison laundry.

26 posted on 08/31/2010 1:10:40 AM PDT by metalurgist (I Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Stultis

Maybe she is a student of the propaganda used by Nazi Germany and believes in using propaganda as a political tool just as it was used in Nazi Germany...


27 posted on 08/31/2010 5:39:49 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: West Texas Chuck
I hope that the Rev. Stephen Broden will win. But I fear that the people of her congressional district (mostly black district) do not know how to filter information about politicians.

Lambs being led to the slaughter.

28 posted on 08/31/2010 5:42:29 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Ho hum. Another day, another corruption.


29 posted on 08/31/2010 6:23:06 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: mastervisa
Let’s see. Maxine Waters— Charles Rangle— William Jefferson —Alvin Greene of Georgia,Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson. Is there a pattern here?

You racist! Thats just a bizarre coincidence. /sarc
30 posted on 08/31/2010 6:24:32 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: topher
Corruption in the Congressional Black Caucus

Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side,
We finally got a piece of the pie.
31 posted on 08/31/2010 8:57:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: topher

Can you tell us anything we didn’t ALREADY KNOW? LOL!


32 posted on 08/31/2010 7:09:15 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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