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  • Dem: Don't be intimidated by Obama (Mad Maxine goes off)

    12/12/2014 1:44:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    Liberal House Democrats are fighting tooth and nail against President Obama over the fate of an enormous year-end government spending bill. With just hours to go before a scheduled government shutdown, the Democrats launched a lobbying blitz to counter calls made by Obama and other White House officials urging passage of the bill. Leading the charge was Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, who is up in arms over the face that Obama has agreed to accept a GOP rider to undo parts of the 2010 Wall Street reform law as part of...
  • Rep. Steve King says Maxine Waters wins election to Congress with fewer votes

    05/30/2014 5:09:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Politifact ^ | Truth-O-Meter
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is one of the most outspoken opponents of illegal immigration in Congress. On May 22, 2014, during a speech on the House floor, he argued that proposals to overhaul immigration laws are a Trojan horse for Republicans, since allowing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship will boost the number of Democratic voters and eventually doom the GOP. This is not the first time King has made this argument. Just over a year ago, King said that Ronald Reagan was wrong to have signed an "amnesty" law in 1986 that "gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional...
  • The Mellowing of Maxine Waters

    05/13/2013 6:59:21 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/132013 | jdsteel
    OVER her 22 years in Congress, Maxine Waters has likened bank executives to “gangsters,” snarkily addressed them as “captains of the universe” and threatened to tax their companies “out of business.”..... In the past, such grumbling might have set off Ms. Waters’s famous hair-trigger temper. But with each complaint, she leaned in for more, nodding appreciatively. “We’ve heard they chase down silly stuff,” Ms. Waters said, referring to regulators and shaking her head in disapproval. “I’m willing to take a hit” to help lower the capital requirements, she said. She even suggested the bankers hire new lobbyists to better represent...
  • Maxine Waters: Obama Has a Database on Everything About Every Individual

    03/02/2013 11:27:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/08/13 | El Rushbo
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Maxine Waters. This was last Sunday on TV One's Washington Watch with Roland Martin. Maxine Waters, Democrat from California. Her district is basically the Watts area of Los Angeles, and Roland Martin said, "The reality is like anything else, you'd better get what you can while Obama's there because, look, come 2016, that's it." Now, what Roland Martin's saying here is all of you who are looking for prosperity from the government, you better get it and get it now. Get it while you can, get it while Obama's there, because come 2016, he's not gonna...
  • Please do not post the "Maxine" character to Free Republic

    04/30/2012 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    rec'd via email | April 30, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Received a takedown request from the copyright/trademark holder. Please do not post the Maxine character to FR. Even as parodies. They respect our rights to free speech, but do not appreciate Maxine voicing our opinions. If you spot a post of Maxine (examples: google/search/images/maxine ), please alert the moderators via abuse report so we can remove it. Thanks, Jim
  • (Mad Maxine) Waters, seeking top panel perch, hasn’t donated to Dem campaign committee

    03/11/2012 1:28:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/11/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    Waters, seeking top panel perch, hasn’t donated to Dem campaign committeeBy Molly K. Hooper - 03/11/12 05:00 AM ET Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.), who is looking to replace Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) as the top Democrat on a powerful panel, hasn’t contributed a dime to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) this election cycle. The dearth of donations to the DCCC could significantly hamper Waters’s goal of becoming Frank’s heir on the Financial Services Committee. According to the most recent DCCC dues sheet obtained by The Hill, Waters has raised only $500 for the DCCC and paid none of her...
  • Ethics panel extends contract for Waters inquiry

    12/16/2011 1:21:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies ^ | 12/16/11 | Jim Abrams - AP
    The House Ethics Committee said Friday it has extended for seven months a contract with an outside counsel hired to investigate allegations against Rep. Maxine Waters and the committee handling of that investigation. The ethics panel said the new contract with Washington attorney Billy Martin would continue through July 31, 2012. .. The investigation centers on whether Waters tried to aid a troubled bank, Boston-based OneUnited, where her husband owned stock. The focus is on a meeting the California Democrat requested between Treasury Department officials and representatives of an association representing minority-owned banks, including OneUnited. OneUnited received $12 million in...
  • Does Maxine Waters’ Support Run Deep?

    11/29/2011 10:21:16 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 11/29/2011 | Sean Higgins
    Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s decision to retire at the end of his current term means the probable elevation of California Rep. Maxine Waters to the top Democratic slot on the House Financial Services Committee. She is, after all, next in line in seniority behind Frank. But not everyone in Washington is convinced it will be an automatic rise. There is considerable speculation that Waters, 73, could face a challenge from another Democrat, especially if it becomes possible that the Democrats could re-take the House.
  • Maxine Waters: Republicans Eat Obama’s Food, Drink His Beer, Then ‘Try to Kill Him’

    09/22/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/22/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters offered some advice for President Barack Obama Thursday: It’s time to drop the Super Bowl parties and beer summits with the Republicans and stand up and fight them. Speaking at a Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington, the California Democrat said Obama’s “been very nice” in his negotiations with Republicans, but now he needs to fight harder. “He’s been on the other side of the aisle talking with people. He’s invited them up to the White House to have beer. He’s invited them to come and watch the Super Bowl games,” Waters said, as reported by...
  • Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party

    09/22/2011 2:36:54 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/11 | Mike Lillis
    Maxine Waters: Republicans “Eat Obama’s Food, Drink His Beer And Leave, Then They Go And Try To Kill Him”…
  • Maxine Waters to Obama on unemployment: Iowans or blacks?

    09/08/2011 7:05:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | September 8, 2011 | By JONATHAN ALLEN
    Just hours before President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on his jobs plan, Rep. Marxine Waters (D-Calif.) is demanding the nation’s first African-American president prove he cares as much about unemployed blacks as he does about Iowa’s swing voters. “There are roughly 3 million African Americans out of work today, a number nearly equal to the entire population of Iowa. I would suggest that if the entire population of Iowa, a key state on the electoral map and a place that served as a stop on the president’s jobs bus tour were unemployed, they would be mentioned...
  • Maxine Waters bullies banks: “[W]e’re going to tax them out of business”

    08/31/2011 5:08:14 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 26 replies ^ | 8/30/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Ah, the Swamp Queen is doing what she does best: Throwing the weight of government around to intimidate private businesses and shake ‘em down. The Congressional Black Caucus is trying to help by organizing job fairs across the country. Congresswoman Maxine Waters also wants to help by putting more pressure on the big banks to help with mortgages. “If they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re going to tax them out of business,” said Waters.
  • Maxine Watters SHOULD go straight to Prison

    08/22/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by publius321 · 26 replies
    Maxine Waters SHOULD go Straight to Prison Maxine Waters as we have all heard has told American constituents who are against government prodigality to “go straight to hell”....(video)... As their false prophet would say - “let me be clear” - this hate mongering SWINDLER, MAXINE WATERS, who bribed the US Treasury department and intervened with regulators on behalf of a bank to which she had personal financial ties INCLUDING HER HUSBAND’S $500,000 WORTH OF BANK STOCK - is a stain on the millions of black Americans who vote Democrat. As far as I’m concerned SHE should GO STRAIGHT TO PRISON....
  • Maxine Waters: 'The tea party can go straight to hell'

    08/21/2011 9:46:11 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2011 | Jeff Poor
    So much for dialing back the rhetoric, right? On Saturday in Inglewood, Calif., California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had some harsh words for the tea party. “I’m not afraid of anybody,” Waters told constituents in footage that appeared on ABC affiliate KCAL in Los Angeles. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell.”
  • Uhh, Maxine. Why buy the cow when I can get the milk for FRee?

    08/18/2011 9:31:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/18/11 | Pure Homegrown Vanity
    Rush asked the question... back to you Maxine!
  • Feeding the Birds (Maxine)

    07/28/2011 11:27:24 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/28/11 | Maxine
    <p>Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that we are in economically now.</p> <p>I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.</p>
  • The Best of Maxine on Obamacare

    03/17/2011 11:23:44 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 9 replies
    Vanity | Best of Maxine
    Let me get this straight . . . . We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, a "ditsey" leader of the house who said "you have to pass the bill before you know whats in it". passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President...
  • Election mystery: Maxine Waters committee opposed new chief justice (w/ commie mailer)

    11/16/2010 9:57:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 11/12/10 | Bob Egelko
    Election mystery: Maxine Waters committee opposed new chief justiceBy Bob Egelko November 12 2010 at 06:15 PM There were no surprises in the voters' decision Nov. 2 to retain every state Supreme Court and appellate justice on the ballot, nearly all with majorities of at least 2-1. Still, there's one small but baffling mystery related to the judicial election: a Democratic congresswoman's call for the defeat of Republican-appointed justices, including Chief Justice nominee Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Citizens for Waters, the slate mail committee affiliated with Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, sent cards to her constituents in the heavily African American district...
  • Some question whether lawmaker (Chandler RAT-KY) trying Maxine Waters can be impartial

    11/09/2010 4:38:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/10 | Susan Crabtree
    Some question whether lawmaker trying Waters can be impartialBy Susan Crabtree - 11/08/10 05:00 AM ET A jury of her peers will decide whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) violated House ethics rules, but some are questioning the ability of at least one of the members to remain impartial. Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), who sits on the adjudicatory panel that will weigh the allegations against Waters late this month, won reelection by just 600 votes, according to The Associated Press. His opponent, Andy Barr, is refusing to concede and has asked for a recanvass. If Chandler wins, it would be by...
  • John Boehner's "GobGop" Plan to Sell Out the Tea Party in 2013. It Will Begin in January 2011.

    11/06/2010 9:38:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    Gary North's Specific Answers ^ | November 6, 2010 | Gary North
    First, you must understand that Boehner is a GobGop: a Good Old Boy of the Grand Old Party. The GobGops' goal is to keep the present system funded by the Bigs: Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Big Banking. If you do not understand this, then you are as naive as a Democrat who thinks Obama speaks for The Common Man.Boehner shilled for Hank Paulson and Goldman Sachs by begging the Republicans to vote for the $750+ billion Big Bank Bailout in 2008. Watch his emotional performance here. "We just have to do it!" No, they didn't. Ron Paul...
  • Muddy Waters: Maxine Waters, Barney Frank abuse taxpayer $$

    11/05/2010 2:06:26 PM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at 3:22 PM ET | Bethany McLean
    On Nov. 29, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will face a House ethics trial for the role she allegedly played in helping a minority-owned bank called OneUnited—a bank in which her husband owned a sizable stake and on whose board he'd once sat—get $12 million in the 2008 bank bailout. Had OneUnited failed, the ethics committee that brought the charges alleges, Waters' husband's "financial interest in OneUnited would have been worthless." The ethics committee alleges that Waters' chief of staff and grandson, Mikael Moore, was "actively involved" in helping OneUnited and that Waters' "failure to instruct [him] to refrain from assisting"...
  • Maxine Waters' favorite bank violated its pledge to help the poor

    09/10/2010 7:50:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies ^ | 9-10-10 | Ed Lasky
    The Boston bank that is at the center of controversy involving Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who intervened with regulators to protect and reward the bank (her husband had a financial interest in the bank), apparently lied about helping poor people, reports the Boston Globe: Five years ago this month, Mayor Thomas M. Menino stood with community leaders in Roxbury to hail plans for a new OneUnited branch in the neighborhood. The bank's president pledged to make loans worth hundreds of millions of dollars across Boston, with a special emphasis on low-income borrowers. OneUnited said it would partner with the city to...
  • OneUnited misses sixth straight fed dividend payment (RAT Maxine Waters ethics investigation)

    08/13/2010 10:05:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/14/10 | Jessica Van Sack
    OneUnited misses sixth straight fed dividend paymentMore woes for Boston bank By Jessica Van Sack Saturday, August 14, 2010 - Added 3 hours ago The Hub-based bank at the center of the ethics investigation into U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will skip another dividend payment to the Treasury, opening the door for federal regulators to name a member to its board of directors. The lender’s chairman and chief executive officer, Kevin L. Cohee, told the Herald yesterday that the bank, which received a $12 million cash infusion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008, is focused on raising capital and...
  • Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters and the House culture of entitlement (tax-cheat Charlie's AIG Hall?)

    08/03/2010 10:04:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 199+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/04/10 | Ruth Marcus
    Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters and the House culture of entitlementBy Ruth Marcus Wednesday, August 4, 2010 My favorite part of the ethics report on Charlie Rangel involves his efforts to "close" a $10 million gift "to create AIG Hall" as part of the Rangel Center at the City College of New York. Yes, that AIG. At a meeting in April 2008, the New York Democrat, then chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, "asked AIG, at least twice, what was necessary to get this done," according to the report. The insurance giant wasn't so sure about writing the check,...
  • Stage set for Maxine Waters' ethics trial

    08/02/2010 6:00:47 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 30 replies · 13+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/2/2010 | Richard Simon
    A congressional panel set the stage Monday for an ethics trial for Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, over her actions involving a bank with ties to her husband that received federal bailout funds. Without detailing the accusations, the House Ethics Committee released an investigative report that found "substantial reason" to believe that Waters may have violated ethics rules. The case centers on a meeting Waters set up in September 2008, during the financial crisis, between Treasury Department officials and representatives of minority-owned banks. But discussion at the meeting "centered on a single bank —...
  • Riot is the Voice of the unheard

    04/06/2010 1:59:51 PM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 11 replies · 658+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/6/2010 | Taranto
    "The Tea Party emerges as not only outrageous, but they have turned up the volume in ways that even Code Pink have not been able to do," Rep. Maxine Waters said the other day on MSNBC. A video (warning: some adult language) from has been making the rounds interspersing quotes from that MSNBC interview with clips from a 2007 "antiwar" rally where Waters fulminated about then-President Bush and other members of his administration. The Breitbart video very effectively makes the case that Waters is guilty of hypocrisy. Her behavior at the rally is at least as unattractive as her...
  • Senior health care solution--according to Maxine

    01/04/2010 8:47:19 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 7 replies · 960+ views
    Please disregard if this has been posted before. An e-mail I received this morning: Senior Health Care Solution So you're a senior citizen and the government says no health care for you, what do you do? Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. Your are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives. Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head, and all the health care you need! New teeth, no problem. Need glasses, great. New hip, knees, kidney,...
  • Maxine Waters Health-Care Town Hall Draws Cheers (Pathetic)

    08/24/2009 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Mark · 15 replies · 954+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | 9/24/2009 | Josh Grossberg Staff Writer
    Published 8/24/09 Los Angeles Daily News In a departure from what has become a familiar scene in the national debate over health care, nobody clashed at a town hall meeting hosted by South Bay Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters on Saturday. Instead, the more than 400 people who attended the event at Los Angeles Southwest College near Inglewood applauded, chanted and gave standing ovations during Waters' presentation, which lasted far longer than the two hours it was scheduled for. "The health care system is broken and it's got to be fixed," she said. "It's not simply about the 47 million people...
  • Maxine Waters Answers Bank Bailout Questions (sort of - after town hall meeting in Inglewood)

    03/15/2009 4:01:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 950+ views
    My FOX LA ^ | 3/15/09
    Maxine Waters Answers Bank Bailout QuestionsCreated On: Sunday, 15 Mar 2009, 1:16 AM PDT Inglewood ( - Congresswoman Maxine Waters held a town hall meeting in Inglewood on Saturday, days after allegations surfaced that she helped bail out a bank her husband had ties to. There were no questions about the issue during the town hall itself, but Ms. Waters addressed questions about the bank controversy outside the meeting. On Friday, Rep. Waters, D-Inglewood, denied any wrongdoing amid reports her husband had financial ties to a bank she helped request $50 million in bailout funds. **SNIP** Waters said she also...
  • Rep. Waters' troubling ties

    03/14/2009 5:51:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 612+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/14/09 | Tim Rutten
    Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic congresswoman who has represented a swath of South Los Angeles and surrounding communities .. is one of Southern California's toughest and most influential lawmakers. ... But she also has shown a disturbing inability to adequately distinguish her family's interests from those of the public. Nowadays, Waters is not only an important voice in the Congressional Black Caucus but a ranking member of the Judiciary and Financial Services committees. This week, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported that Waters used her access as a senior member of the latter committee to arrange...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters defends work with banks (husband was board member & stockholder of OneUnited)

    03/13/2009 4:14:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 3,049+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/13/09 | Richard Simon & E. Scott Reckard
    Rep. Maxine Waters defends work with banksThe Los Angeles congresswoman denies having influence over Bush administration officials in the Treasury Department and the issuing of bailout funds to OneUnited Bank. By Richard Simon and E. Scott Reckard 11:11 AM PDT, March 13, 2009 Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) today defended her efforts to help minority-owned banks -- including one with ties to her husband - survive the financial crisis, and scoffed at the notion that she could sway the Bush administration's actions. "Although both my supporters and detractors often refer to me as...
  • We Get The Money, You Keep The Change Presents: Maxine Waters, The Poor Black People Advocate

    03/13/2009 9:47:32 AM PDT · by ElKafir · 700+ views
    Waters Helped Bank Whose Stock She Owned California Democrat Has Championed Minority-Owned One United on Capitol Hill and Criticized Its Government Regulators By SUSAN SCHMIDT WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Barney Frank was looking to aid a Boston-based lender last fall, the Massachusetts Democrat urged Maxine Waters, a colleague on the House Financial Services Committee, to "stay out of it," he says. The reason: Ms. Waters, a longtime congresswoman from California, had close ties to the minority-owned institution, OneUnited Bank. Read on
  • Wall St. CEOs scolded by lawmakers (Socialist & frickin' idiot Maxine Waters stumps panel)

    02/11/2009 3:34:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,461+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/11/09 | Steve Holland & Karey Wutkowski
    Wall St. CEOs scolded by lawmakersBy Steve Holland and Karey Wutkowski 2 hrs 39 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wall Street bank executives squirmed under a public scolding in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday over how they used $176 billion in bailout money without noticeably improving the battered economy. "America doesn't trust you anymore," Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano told eight bank CEOs during a congressional hearing on the troubled bank bailout plan. Lawmakers' remarks reflected public outrage over the economic crisis but the tone was more civil than the grilling last week by many of the same lawmakers of...
  • YOUTUBE - Hitler, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Chris Dodd and the Housing and Banking Crisis

    01/16/2009 10:42:17 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 1,322+ views
    youtube ^ | 1-16-09 | some right wing guy
  • Maxine Waters Lies About Freddie & Fannie

    10/11/2008 12:25:44 PM PDT · by clifcrds · 14 replies · 2,065+ views ^ | October 11, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Maxine Waters, a key Democrat congresswoman that has been implicated in blocking government oversight that could have prevented the current financial crisis, was caught lying Friday evening about her connection to failed lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. During the panel discussion of HBO's "Real Time," Waters was challenged by the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore about the campaign contributions she's received from these government sponsored enterprises. Despite what public records clearly show, Waters denied she had ever taken any money from these two companies
  • DFU SONG: Battle of New Orleans (battle of Fannie Mae - the DemocRATS are to blame)

    09/30/2008 2:53:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 421+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 9-30-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Written on a plane flight from Seattle to Ontario. MIDI - BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
  • Maxine Waters switches to Obama; Kilpatrick endorses Obama

    06/03/2008 9:44:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 195+ views
    daily voice ^ | 6-3-08
    Maxine Waters switches to Obama; Kilpatrick endorses Obama Staff Reporter | Posted June 3, 2008 5:59 PM Three black members of Congress have endorsed Barack Obama today, moving with lightning speed to line up with the man who will tonight become the Democratic nominee. Rep. Maxine Waters, a Hillary Clinton supporter, announced today that she is switching her vote to Barack Obama. And Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan has also endorsed Obama. The news comes just as Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, an uncommitted superdelegate and the highest ranking African American in Congress, announced his support for Obama...
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.
  • The African Connection: Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Monitor · 63 replies · 1,790+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 25th, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. Jefferson is anxious to overturn the ruling of federal Judge Hogan of the Washington, DC federal District Court, who allowed the raid. One can only surmise that the seized documents contain material even more embarrassing than the discovery of $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to...
  • Prospective Democratic Chairs All Liberal(Miss Folks do your part vote Epsy June 6)

    06/03/2006 12:34:41 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 33 replies · 842+ views
    CBS ^ | JUne 3 2006 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    If the chips fall right for Democrats and their party seizes control of the House, President Bush's agenda on Capitol Hill would fall into the hands of some of his most dogged opponents. It's not just would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, but a boatload of Democrats newly running committees who would determine what legislation gets debated and which programs and agencies get scrutiny. So who are the chairmen to be? _a Polish-American lawyer with a reputation for making witnesses quiver. _a die-hard liberal from New York's Harlem with 35 years in the House. _a free-spending progressive from Wausau, Wis....
  • CODE PINK to visit Cuba - will they visit cop-killer Joanne Chesimard and FALN William Morales?

    11/09/2005 7:18:10 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 616+ views
    Code Pinko ^ | 11-9-05 | Doug from Upland
    Today on the FreeRepublic Hour on Rightalk Radio, my guest was Joe Connor. Joe's dad was killed in an FALN bomb blast at Fraunces Tavern in 1975. Among the people we discussed were Bill Clinton, who pardoned FALN terrorists to help his wife, William Morales, FALN chief bombmaker being protected by Fidel Castro, and Joanne Chesimard, a cop-killer who is also being protected by Castro. The Bush-hating and despicable women from Code Pink, the group harassing wounded soldiers and families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center every week, will soon be off to visit their pal Fidel in his island...
  • The Black Female Icon of the Democratic Party Opens Her Mouth Again

    07/01/2005 10:31:32 PM PDT · by American in Singapore · 33 replies · 1,280+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 2, 2005 | American in Singapore
    Using unusually intemperate rhetoric even for a Democrat, firebrand Congresswoman Maxine Waters is blasting President Bush and Vice President Cheney over their conduct of the Iraq war, calling Bush "a liar" and Cheney "a thief." After attending a mock impeachment hearing two weeks ago staged by House Democrats, Rep. Waters told cheering onlookers, "Finally Congress has come alive and decided to take on this president in a real way."
  • Maxine Waters admits the truth

    01/07/2005 9:43:31 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 729+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 7, 2005 | Matt May
    During the absolute sham that happened on the floor of the United States House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon, Rep. Maxine Waters of California finally admitted for the official record what many of us have known for a long time - Michael Moore runs the Democratic Party. Waters took to the well of the House near the end of what can very loosely be called a debate on the question of objecting to the certification of the Ohio electoral votes of the 2004 presidential election. In a quivering voice that betrayed either an oncoming eruption of tears or outright fury,...
  • Separated at birth?

    07/15/2004 5:45:18 PM PDT · by johnboy · 8 replies · 977+ views
    drudge ^ | July 15, 2004 | johnboy
    Separated at birth?
  • Dem Congresswoman Questions Aristide Departure

    03/17/2004 8:51:43 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 22 replies · 165+ views
    FOX ^ | 3/17/04
    <p>With the help of Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters (search), ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (search) returned to the Caribbean, where he and his wife are staying in a rural guesthouse offered by the Jamaican prime minister.</p> <p>The exiled Haitian president still claims U.S. military forces forcibly removed him from the country, a contention that State Department officials call preposterous.</p>
  • Maxine Waters: Bush Official a 'Haiti-Hater'

    03/02/2004 7:49:48 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 111 replies · 370+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/2/04 | Limbacher
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., charged Monday that Bush Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega was a "Haiti hater" who had engineered a "coup d'etat" to depose failed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. "Mr. Noriega at the State Department . . . . he is behind the whole plan," Waters told CNN. "He is known as a Haiti hater and he's in charge of this policy." The flamboyant one-time head of the Congressional Black Caucus complained that Noriega had a long record of "undermining Haiti, of denying them funding." Waters said the media hadn't been paying enough attention to Noriega, telling CNN,...

    10/08/2003 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 33 replies · 242+ views
    Self | October 8, 2003 | Gargantua
    Maxine Waters began her expected screed last night on Chris Matthews' show as the first results started rolling in. Despite his unrealistic prediction that Bustamante would win, Matthews did his best to take this one on the chin. He's nothing if not an effective chameleon. Waters, by contrast, swore that if Arnold won, there would be another immediate recall of him. She and the Democrats would do well to leave that threat where it belongs... on the cutting room floor. The voters in California have done some odd things over the years, but none was more amazing or unexpected than...
  • California FREEPers & CSPAN Watchers: Has Maxine Waters had a new facelift??

    09/13/2003 11:56:41 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies · 168+ views
    I was cruising the channels today, and happened upon CSPAN, where there was a hearing by some House Committee on the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae corporations. Anyway, the Queen of South Los Angeles Hate-Politics, Maxine Waters, was ripping into some bureaucrat from the world of Housing Finance.Her face was either: a.) Laden with more Oil of Olay than Carol Channing's cheeksb.) Covered by the best makeup job Hollywood actresses can buy orc.) pulled back tighter than Joan Rivers'. So has Maxine got a new facelift, or not? Just wondering.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]: 'You scare the hell out of me'...

    05/09/2003 5:01:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies · 247+ views
    Murdoch defends DirecTV deal at U.S. House hearing Thu May 8, 2003 02:52 PM ET By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - News Corp. Ltd. Chairman Rupert Murdoch on Thursday parried criticism from Democratic lawmakers of his company's bid to buy U.S. satellite provider DirecTV and basked in praise from Republicans enamored with his conservative cable news channel. Murdoch dismissed suggestions by some Democrats and consumer advocates that News Corp. NCP.AX NWS.N could use its vast array of TV programming as a weapon against DirecTV's satellite and cable competitors. "Neither News Corp. nor DirecTV has any incentive to engage...
  • Maxine Waters Defends Ex-Klansman, Attacks GOP'er as Racist

    05/09/2003 12:38:43 PM PDT · by mware · 52 replies · 3,326+ views ^ | 05/09/03 | Carl Limbacher
    Maxine Waters Defends Ex-Klansman, Attacks GOP'er as Racist Firebreathing California Congresswoman Maxine Waters angrily defended former Ku Klux Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd this week, saying that the one-time member of the cross burning, night-riding anti-black terror group was no more racist than her House colleague, Republican moderate Peter King. "Unfortunately we do have racism in the backgrounds of many members of Congress, past and present. And [King is] one of them," Waters complained Wednesday on MSNBC's "News with Brian Williams," as a stunned King looked on. "Wait, wait, Maxine. Whoa, whoa, Maxine. Let's end that right there," King shot back....