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  • Maxine Waters: 'The tea party can go straight to hell' (Video)

    08/21/2011 8:44:08 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 32 replies
    TheDC ^ | August 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.” ...more (w/video)...
  • Jobless give area Congresswomen an earful in Inglewood (tells Tea Party to got to hell)

    08/21/2011 7:39:58 AM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 51 replies
    aily Breeze ^ | August 21, 2011 | Josh Grossberg Staff Writer
    Still, she saved her sharpest barb for conservatives, especially the populist Tea Party, which helped Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in the November elections. Waters blamed the group for making things worse for working people. "As far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell," she said. "And I'm gonna tell them how to get there
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell'

    08/21/2011 12:13:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 21, 2011
    Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell' August 20, 2011 Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood. The event occurred a day after new statistics were released showing that California's jobless rate last month went up to 12%, from 11.8%. California now has the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation, trailing only Nevada at 12.9%, and its jobless rate is well above the U.S. average of 9.1%. Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs....
  • Maxine Waters - "When You Unleash Us" - What does it mean?

    08/20/2011 8:57:45 AM PDT · by Roger-SD · 139 replies · 1+ views
    Stop Obama Now ^ | 10/20/2011 | by SoNSanDiego
    This clip explores what that expression, "when you unleash us," can mean. The end times cosmology of Black Nationalists calls for a final confrontation between the black and white races, to be led by black messiahs (plural). Black Liberation Theology is a pseudo-Christian Black Nationalist doctrine that was derived in large part from that of the Nation of Islam. The Nation of Islam is a black cult-like sect, using Islam as a facade, much as Obama's Trinity church in Chicago fronts as a Christian church.
  • Maxine Waters: Green Jobs Are a Lot of Talk

    08/19/2011 9:11:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 98 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/19/2011 | John Hayward
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who recently professed to a crowd in Detroit that she, and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus, are “supportive of the President but getting tired,” has returned to work out on the Obama heavy bag some more. This time, in an appearance on “news” network MSNBC (where on-air personalities can invent fraudulent quotes with doctored video to slander presidential candidates, and yet keep their jobs), Waters declared herself low on patience for Obama’s fabulously expensive “green jobs” initiatives. “Of course, we want to be part of the new innovation and green jobs,” said Waters, who...
  • Maxine Waters: Why isn't Obama in black communities?

    08/17/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Maxine Waters: Why isn't Obama in black communities? By Brian Montopoli Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters of California, a central member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday that "we don't know why" President Obama is not visiting black communities on his Midwestern bus tour, adding, "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired." Waters, speaking at a freewheeling forum at Detroit's Wayne County Community College, suggested members of the CBC don't pressure Mr. Obama because their constituents are proud to have an African-American president, adding that "if we go after the president too hard, you're going after us." "The...
  • Top Black Dem On Obama Bus Tour: "He's Not In Any Black Community"

    08/17/2011 1:24:12 PM PDT · by library user · 219 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 17, 2011 | Staff
    "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired. We're getting tired. So, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show -- to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored gathering yesterday in Detroit. "Our people are hurting," Waters added.
  • Watchdogs Agree: Waters Case Shows Ethics Process is Broken

    08/10/2011 2:51:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 10, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post writes today that the House Ethics Committee is planning to spend $500,000 for an investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and the Committee's own staff.Last month, the Committee announced the hiring of Billy Martin to review the actions of the Committee's staff that were cited as a reason to push the Waters trial beyond last November's elections. Martin would then proceed to investigate the Waters matter if he determines that the staff's previous conduct was not sufficiently prejudicial to dismiss the case, as she has requested.As Leonnig reports: Ethics watchdogs from both ends...
  • Waters opens NAACP conference with fiery defense of race-conscious politics

    07/26/2011 12:58:14 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Wave ^ | July 25, 2011 | Andre Herndon
    Rep. Maxine Waters delivered a blistering defense of race-conscious politics on Sunday, telling thousands of delegates to the NAACP's national convention that conservative politicians are actively working to roll back the voting rights of African-Americans ahead of the 2012 presidential election. "With only 15 months left before the next presidential election, Republicans are rewriting voting laws to require photo identification at the polls, reduce the number of days of early voting and to enhance voting restrictions against ex-felons and out-of-state students," Waters said, citing legislation signed into law by GOP governors in Texas, Wisconsin and Florida.
  • Maxine Waters’ Ethics Trial Stalls. Again. (Who Is Surprised?)

    07/23/2011 10:23:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 23, 2011 | Patrick Richadson
    Waters threatens to sue the House Ethics Committee for mishandling her case.The long-delayed ethics probe of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) may be underway again, however Waters is now threatening to sue the House Ethics Committee. Waters is accused of using her influence to gain special treatment for Massachusetts-based bank OneUnited, which received $12 million in bailout funds. Changing a law was required in order to get them the money. Her husband, former Ambassador Sidney Williams, owned more than $350,000 in stock in the bank, and had also been a board member.Because of infighting following the November 2010 election, her trial...
  • Maxine Waters probe: House Ethics Committee hires outside counsel

    07/20/2011 6:19:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/20/11 | Richard Simon
    The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday announced the hiring of an outside counsel to review the case against Rep. Maxine Waters and misconduct allegations against the committee staffers involved in investigating the veteran Los Angeles congresswoman. The panel voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire Washington attorney Billy Martin. "Serious allegations have been made about the committee's own conduct in this matter,'' the panel's Republican chairman Jo Bonner of Alabama and top Democrat, Linda Sanchez of California, said in a statement. "The committee has not taken these allegations lightly.'' Martin's hiring comes days after the disclosure of internal committee documents by...
  • Ethics panel outsources Waters case

    07/20/2011 11:52:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2011 | John Bresnahan
    Stung by allegations of misconduct within the panel, the House Ethics Committee has hired an outside counsel to take over the case against Rep. Maxine Waters.Billy Martin, a partner at the law firm Dorsey and Whitney, has been hired by the committee to “review, advise and assist the Committee in completing the matter of Representative Maxine Waters,” announced Reps. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), the chairman and ranking member on Ethics, in a statement released on Wednesday.Martin has also been charged with looking into whether the Ethics Committee handled the Waters case properly. POLITICO reported earlier this week...
  • Maxine Waters calls for case to be dismissed

    07/19/2011 9:05:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Maxine Waters calls for case to be dismissed By: John Bresnahan July 18, 2011 05:23 PM EDT Rep. Maxine Waters is calling for the House Ethics Committee to dismiss the long-running case against her, claiming she can’t get fair treatment from the secretive panel in the wake of allegations that staffers improperly shared information in an investigation into her finances. Waters (D-Calif.), who is threatening to bring her fight to the House floor, was reacting to a POLITICO story Monday that included internal emails, memos and documents from inside the Ethics Committee that revealed bitter internal disputes on the panel...
  • Capitol Hill's Other Dirty Laundry

    06/15/2011 5:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 15, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The same congressional panel that launched a preliminary inquiry into Weiner-gate this week has been diddling around with several other Democratic ethics scandals for years. These aren't foxes guarding the henhouse. They're sloths guarding the foxhole. The House Ethics Committee is now reportedly probing into Twitter-holic Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's possible abuse of government resources while sending pervy messages and photos to young women across the country. The latest batch of Weiner's leaked social-media self-portraits -- more cheesecake than beefcake -- showed him in various states of undress at the congressional gym. From what other public buildings has...
  • Seven Democrats ask Brown to suspend California's participation in Secure Communities

    06/12/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2011 | Paloma Esquivel
    Members of California's congressional delegation called on Gov. Jerry Brown Friday to join three other states in suspending participation in a controversial federal immigration enforcement program. The seven Democratic representatives acted after the Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly this week to support legislation allowing local communities to opt out of the Secure Communities program and Sheriff Lee Baca, a strong proponent, qualified his support in a letter to immigrant activists.In recent weeks, governors in Illinois, New York and Massachusetts have sought to suspend or have declined to enter into Secure Communities participation agreements. When it was launched in 2008,...
  • Maxine Waters's ethics case going nowhere

    04/27/2011 3:15:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | April 27, 2011 | John Bresnahan
    Five months after her ethics trial was postponed and the investigation reopened, the ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) remains in limbo. The delay has been caused by turnover among members and staffing problems at the House Ethics Committee, including the failure so far of Reps. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) — the chairman and ranking Democrat of the secretive panel — to hire a new staff director and chief counsel. Sources close to the Ethics Committee noted that the glacially slow pace of action by the panel in the 112th Congress hasn’t been marked by the...
  • Congress Ethics Mess: What’s the Hold Up on the Maxine Waters Investigation?

    04/20/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 20, 2011 | Tom Fitton
    Last year Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) landed on Judicial Watch’s “Washington’s Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians,” and for good reason. Waters (and her partner in crime, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)) helped secure a TARP grant for the failing Massachusetts bank OneUnited — a bank in which her husband had a significant investment. ( Michelle Malkin reports that Waters’ husband, Sidney Williams held a $350,000 stake in OneUnited as recently as June 2008.) Could the conflict of interest be any more egregious? We didn’t think so. And for a while it appeared the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct...
  • Did Barney Frank Conceal Evidence in Ethics Investigation?

    12/03/2010 7:50:31 PM PST · by NanMan · 35 replies
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) is frustrated that her ethics investigation has been suspended – shortly before she was supposed to face an investigative hearing to look at the charges against her. The pause came abruptly in October, when investigators of the House Ethics Committee discovered a critical piece of information – an E-mail from Waters’s Chief of Staff – that had not been turned over to committee investigators. Now – according to the Washington Post – investigators are trying to determine why the E-mail was not discovered until after the formal investigation had concluded
  • Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled

    11/19/2010 12:24:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Canceled Posted by Brian Montopoli Leave Comment One day after it recommended censure for veteran Democrat Charles Rangel of New York, the bipartisan House ethics committee has canceled the Nov. 29th trial for California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. The committee said new material has come to light that has prompted a decision to send the Waters case back to the initial subcommittee that first looked into it, according to CBS Radio News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bob Fuss. That four-member subcommittee will now reexamine the evidence against Waters. Waters has been accused of improperly attempting to steer...
  • Will Ethics Committee Investigate New Allegation Against Maxine Waters?

    11/15/2010 1:29:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    The House Ethics Committees says it wil take up its charges against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) following its trial of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY). But what exactly will it consider?Last August, the congresswoman was charged with violating House ethics rules, for allegedly helping to steer over $12 million in federal bailout funds to a bank in which her husband had a substantial financial stake. Investigators say that Rep. Waters violated conflict-of-interest rules when she set up a meeting between OneUnited Bank officials and the U.S. Treasury Department.In the interim, the Washington Times reported that Waters co-sponsored legislation that directly...
  • Lobbyist paid $15K to Maxine Waters' husband--Bill would have benefited client

    11/07/2010 6:33:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2010 | Chuck Neubauer
    A lobbyist known as one of California's most successful power brokers while serving as a legislative leader in that state paid Rep. Maxine Waters' husband $15,000 in consulting fees at a time she was co-sponsoring legislation that would help save the real-estate finance business of one of the lobbyist's best-paying clients, records show. Ms. Waters' husband, Sidney Williams, a former pro football player and ambassador to the Bahamas, was a paid consultant on a Los Angeles lobbying project for Mike Roos, who served with Ms. Waters in the California State Assembly. During Mr. Roos' 14-year tenure, he held the posts...
  • Kanjorski Loss Leaves Big Void on Finance Panel (Maxine Waters to replace him?)

    11/04/2010 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/4/10 | Jeff Cox
    With Rep. Paul Kanjorski vanquished, the congressional horse-trading will begin to determine the leadership structure of the House Financial Services Committee. Kanjorski (D-Pa.) is Finance Chairman Barney Frank’s top deputy on the committee, but that will all change in January when the Republican majority takes over. After surviving two previous challenges, Kanjorski succumbed Tuesday to challenger Louis Barletta, a mayor in the 13-term congressman’s district in the northeast part of the state. With Kanjorski out of the way and the Democrats headed into the minority, all eyes will turn to whether the party leadership passes the baton to ultra-left California...
  • Black Caucus head said media to blame for Rep. Waters fallout

    08/03/2010 1:41:16 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 9+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8-3-10 | Jordan Fabian
    The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Tuesday blamed the media for overhyping the fallout over Rep. Maxine Waters's ethics trial. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said in a statement that people should not prejudge Waters (D-Calif.), a member of the CBC, until the ethics process plays out.
  • Waters: People Who Signed Mortgage Loans Were "Tricked" (Video)

    10/14/2010 3:36:12 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 13 Oct 10 | Maxine Waters
    VIDEO HERE Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said people were tricked into "liar loans" that they could not afford. She uses the word "tricked" at least 3 times, and claims that all irresponsible mortgage owners were simply too stupid to know any better. Maxine Waters wouldn't answer if her husband's bank is doing principal write-offs as she is suggesting other banks are doing. She brushed off the question and said this interview is not about her husband.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    10/11/2010 8:42:30 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 15 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | October 12, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Charlie Rangel AMBUSHED: Liberals Worship Disgraced Congressman

    10/06/2010 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | October 6, 2010 | Emily Miller
    Disgraced Congressman Charlie Rangel attempted to escape reality by diving into a crowd of adoring lefties at the “One Nation Working Together” rally at the Lincoln Memorial. The Harlem Democrat is about to stand trial to defend against 13 counts of ethical charges by his colleagues in the House, but you wouldn’t know it if you saw him being treated like a rock star on Saturday. Rangel sported enormous black sunglasses and delved into the crowds, who cheered “Charlie, Charlie!” A happy-go-lucky Charlie hugged the fans, glad-handed and yelled “I love you!” Well, Charlie tried to escape reality, but HUMAN...
  • Defeating the Obama Machine

    09/23/2010 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/23/2010 | Lauri Regan
    PoliticalFables has an excellent video out entitled "Defeating the Obama Machine." It includes various quotes from our favorite politicians and political players including George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Andy Stern, and of course, Barack Obama. Many of the more well-known quotes including Rahm Emmanuel's famous comment regarding never letting a crisis go to waste and Pelosi's infamous line that ObamaCare had to be passed first before American's could learn what was in the bill are incorporated into the animated political fable.
  • Barney Did "Cook the Books" -- Here's How

    09/22/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 25 replies
    Bielet for Congress ^ | Sept 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Mr. Spillane, I have to admit that I'm puzzled by one of your recent columns accusing me of a “cheap shot” on Barney Frank. You said: “So today, Bielat is out with a press release announcing that Barney Frank 'cooked the books' for House Financial Services Committee member Maxine Waters but he offers no fair-minded evidence that that was the case.” I know you're an intelligent man, and even the smartest of us make mistakes. So let's go look again at the evidence, shall we? Last week, The Washington Post broke the story that OneUnited Bank received special treatment from...
  • Pelosi Kicks Out Maxine Waters Supporters!

    09/17/2010 6:58:24 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 17, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Well, one thing I can say about the race-baiters… they’ll pull the race card on anyone, friend or foe, as soon as it becomes convenient. Nancy Pelosi was scheduled to speak at the Historical Society of Washington D.C. and was confronted by three of Maxine Waters’ staffers who were holding large signs declaring Maxine Waters’ innocence in her ethical charges. “Let’s fight for Maxine Waters,” read a headline on the signs above a large picture of the congresswoman. Smaller headings read: “No improper action. No benefit. No failure to disclose. No one influenced. No case!” …The staffers entered the outdoor...
  • Maxine Waters's aides are expelled from event of Speaker Pelosi's (Civil War In The Democrat Party)

    09/17/2010 6:44:32 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/2010 | Russell Berman
    Three staffers working for embattled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) were asked by security officers to leave an event in downtown Washington on Thursday after they tried to display large campaign signs just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was about to speak. The aides were holding lawn signs that defended Waters from the ethics charges she is facing in the House. “Let’s fight for Maxine Waters,” read a headline on the signs above a large picture of the congresswoman. Smaller headings read: “No improper action. No benefit. No failure to disclose. No one influenced. No case!”
  • Waters forms legal defense fund to wage fight against ethics charges

    09/04/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-3-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has established a legal defense fund to pay for any expenses associated with her full-throttled battle against ethics charges that she used her position to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters filed paperwork with the ethics committee to form the fund in late August. Her office did not comment about whether she had already held fundraisers to help fill the fund’s coffers or has events planned. “I have made clear from the beginning that I have not violated any House rules and therefore will mount a vigorous defense against these baseless charges,”...
  • Waters dismisses evidence in ethics case as 'staff chatter' (Maxine Waters in Denial)

    08/20/2010 2:29:02 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/20/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Friday brushed aside a key piece of evidence in the ethics case against her as "staff chatter." Waters continued her public defense in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," maintaining her innocence and accusing ethics investigators of doing "sloppy work." The embattled California Democrat is accused of breaking conflict-of-interest rules by using her position to arrange a meeting in 2008 with Treasury officials for the failing OneUnited Bank, in which her husband was a stockholder and former board member. The bank eventually received $12 million in bailout funds. Asked about an e-mail between her...
  • Facing Ethics Charges, Rep. Waters Points Finger at Bush Administration

    08/14/2010 4:56:29 AM PDT · by fifthvirginia · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 AUG 2010 | Fox News
    Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems -- saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds -- including one tied to her husband -- because the Treasury Department wouldn't schedule its own appointments.
  • Maxine Waters: The Obama financial reform is about access for the minorities and women

    08/13/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 20 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 13th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters put in the spotlight on the Obama financial reform pointing out that the legislation goes above and beyond to secure access to money for minorities and women: I was honored to serve on the conference committee of the Wall-street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. I am happy to say that much of the legislation I authored has access for women and minority rights, for shareholders more accountable Consumer Protection Bureau and assistance for struggling and unemployed homeowners was included in the final legislation that was signed by President Obama. I am particularly proud of offices of...
  • Facing Ethics Charges, Rep. Waters Points Finger at Bush Administration

    08/13/2010 9:46:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    foxnews ^ | August 13, 2010
    Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems -- saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds -- including one tied to her husband -- because the Treasury Department wouldn't schedule its own appointments.
  • LA Times: Bank at center of Rep. Waters inquiry has checkered past

    08/12/2010 5:34:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard and Stuart Pfeifer
    OneUnited Bank, the financial institution at the center of a congressional ethics investigation involving Rep. Maxine Waters, paid for a luxurious lifestyle for its chairman, including a Porsche and a house on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica despite his having a record that includes arrests and allegations of drug use. The bank has been criticized by regulators in Florida for having an unusually poor record of lending to people in low-income neighborhoods. It also has failed to pay back $12 million in federal bailout funds. Cohee's high-flying perks came despite his having been charged in 2007 with felonies after...
  • Maxine Waters Responding to Ethics Charges- video (names Rove aide, Jeb Mason)

    08/10/2010 4:39:32 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    CNN/YouTube ^ | 8-10-10
    On a phone interview with Roland Martin, CNN. "I think he's the one (Jeb Mason) that started this whole baby." MAXINE WATERS RESPONDS TO ETHICS CHARGES WITH ROLAND MARTIN, CNN LIB NEWSCASTER
  • Rep. Maxine Waters charged with three violations

    08/09/2010 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies ^ | 8-9-10 | JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    The House ethics committee released its formal charges against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Monday, accusing her of three counts of violating the letter and spirit of House rules and federal regulations by assisting a bank in which her husband owned stock. The 10-page "Statement of Alleged Violation" focuses on the actions of Waters and Mikael Moore, who is the congresswoman's chief of staff and her grandson, and tracks very closely with the year-old findings of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Waters is accused of improperly intervening on behalf of OneUnited, a minority-owned bank in which her husband held...
  • Maxine Waters' Grandson is Her "Chief of Staff"

    08/09/2010 2:53:56 PM PDT · by toma29 · 18 replies
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 8/09/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    And it looks like he was "actively involved" in helping to get some TARP money for Grandpa's bank. From The LA Times: California Rep. Maxine Waters accused of three ethics violations Even as Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California was warned by a colleague against interceding on behalf of a troubled bank with ties to her husband, her chief of staff, who also is her grandson, was "actively involved" in working to help the bank, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Monday that accuses the longtime Los Angeles political figure of three ethics violations. That's keeping it in...
  • Congresswoman Waters has no ethics violations

    08/07/2010 9:33:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | August 6, 2010 | by Joseph Debro, President, Bay Area Black Builders
    Because Maxine Waters and I are very good friends, I have gotten many calls regarding the story in the press about a possible ethics violation. The press is doing the work of its right wing owners. There was no ethics violation. This story when run opposite the Charlie Rangel story makes good theater. It makes the Democrats look corrupt. There are more than eight ethics investigations being pushed against members of the Congressional Black Caucus. This is 20 percent of the Black Caucus. If there were justice in the application of the Office of Congressional Ethics, the number of white...
  • Open Letter to Pres. Obama and Speaker Pelosi, by Len Canty, Black Economic Council

    08/07/2010 9:29:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | August 6, 2010 | by Len Canty
    The Black Economic Council and our nation’s 40 million Blacks have for too long stayed on the sidelines regarding ethics bashing by both parties. The party in power, particularly near election time, is often unfairly attacked for minor so-called ethical violations that are routine among corporate America and among the opposition party. We commend Maxine Waters for refusing to plead guilty to a bogus partisan charge and to be willing to face a trial before the House. We urge the ethics panel, however, to ensure that this public trial be held in the largest indoor public forum available in D.C....
  • If it sounds like racism and acts like racism, then it probably is racism

    08/07/2010 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | August 6, 2010 | by Danny J. Bakewell Sr., Chairman, NNPA
    This is America, but you wouldn’t think so in light of recent events wherein two high profile, long serving African American congressman have come under attack. They are being dragged through the mud in a rush to judgment regarding alleged ethics violations. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., are the accused. The fact is that African Americans represent only 10 percent of the Congress, and 19 percent (eight) are under investigation! This raises the question as to whether or not Black lawmakers face more scrutiny over allegations of wrongdoing than their White counterparts. We conclude that...
  • MUST see..accused fraudster Maxine Waters-Nat'l Urban League convention-won't believe

    08/06/2010 11:06:34 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 7-28-10
    Honest to Pete, she's threatening trouble, worse than ever. The hate, hostility and vengeance just ooze. Scroll up to 25:30 VIDEO - Maxine Waters diatribe From Jessie Jackson: "Our pain deserves targeting"
  • Obama vs the Congressional Black Caucus?

    08/02/2010 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies · 19+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2010; 4:44 PM ET | Chris Cillizza
    President Obama's relationship with members of the Congressional Black Caucus is being tested over a series of high-profile incidents, the latest of which is the ethics investigation into New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel. On Friday, Obama told CBS News that he believed it was time for Rangel to end his carer "with dignity", adding: "I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served his constituents very well, but these allegations are very troubling." A Politico story quoted a person close to Rangel saying that the congressman "doesn't give a damn about what the president thinks about this."...
  • Democrat Maxine Waters Faces Ethic Investigation

    08/02/2010 2:39:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 6+ views
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 8/2/10 | Max Fisher
    WASHINGTON, DC – The House ethics committee has announced charges against Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Water, who is from California. Waters used her congressional authority to meet with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on behalf of the Massachusetts-based OneUnited bank, in which her husband, as a former director, owned $250,000 of stock. OneUnited eventually received $12 million in federal bailout funds Here's what people are saying so far about the case, which comes as fellow Democratic Congressman Charlie Rangel is mired in his own ethics investigation.
  • Ethics cases raise racial questions (here we go again!)

    08/02/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 31 replies · 9+ views ^ | 8-2-10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    The politically charged decisions by veteran Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California to force public trials by the House ethics committee are raising questions about race and whether black lawmakers face more scrutiny over allegations of ethical or criminal wrongdoing than their white colleagues. The controversy over the cases and the prospect of the first simultaneous ethics trials for multiple members in more than 30 years mark the biggest challenge for the ethics committee’s and the House’s ability to police its own members since the mid-1990s, when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and leaders from...
  • Waters Saw Conflict of Interest and Acted Anyway, Report Says

    08/02/2010 12:28:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    NTTimes ^ | August 2, 2010 | Eric Lipton
    WASHINGTON — Representative Maxine Waters admitted to another House member in late 2008 that she probably would have a conflict of interest if she intervened on behalf of a bank in which her husband owned stock — but she did so anyway, according to a report by the Office of Congressional Ethics released on Monday.
  • Ethics details charges against Maxine Waters (OCE)

    08/02/2010 12:25:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 6+ views
    Politico ^ | August 2, 2010 | Jonathan Allen & John Bresnahan
    An independent ethics office accused Rep. Maxine Waters of violating House conflict-of-interest rules by intervening on behalf of a minority-owned bank in which her husband held $250,000 worth of stock, according to a report released Monday by the House ethics committee as part of its preparation for a "trial" of the California Democrat. The report, written in August 2009 by the Office of Congressional Ethics, became the basis of a full-scale investigation of Waters by the ethics committee. A special bipartisan investigative panel of the committee has found "substantial reason to believe" that Waters violated House rules. Waters, the number...
  • Ethics panel: Charges filed against Rep. Waters

    08/02/2010 11:57:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 2, 2010 | LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House investigative panel has charged California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters with violating ethics rules. Waters, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, would face a trial in the fall unless she negotiates a settlement.
  • Ethics panel says Rep. Waters broke House rules

    08/02/2010 12:17:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 4+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/10 | Corbett B. Daly
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maxine Waters on Monday became the second Democrat in the House of Representatives in two weeks to be accused of ethics violations, an embarrassing blow as the party fights to keep its majority in the November 2 elections.