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  • Rep. Sanchez to be ranking Democrat on House Ethics panel

    01/25/2011 12:06:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2011 | Susan Crabtree
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has tapped Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) as the new ranking member on the House Ethics Committee. Sanchez replaces Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) who left the top Democratic slot after a turbulent tenure as chairwoman. Lofgren agreed to serve temporarily until Democrats could find a successor but had asked to step down as soon as possible. Sanchez, who became known for her tenacity while chairing a Judiciary subcommittee, is a fellow Californian and loyal supporter of Pelosi’s. She will serve opposite Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), the top Republican on the panel for the last two years....
  • Ethics Comm. Chair Derails Probe To Help Maxine Waters (Zoe Lofgren)

    12/21/2010 1:54:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 21, 2010
    A few weeks after the House Ethics Committee mysteriously and abruptly cancelled its high-profile trial of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, evidence has surfaced to indicate that the panel’s chairwoman has been unscrupulously steering the investigation to help her fellow California Democrat.Ethics Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren has indefinitely suspended two key investigators with no explanation, obstructed hers staffs’ probes on Waters and repeatedly refused to approve requests to subpoena Waters and Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat also embroiled in her corruption scandal. Incidentally, both Frank and Waters made Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list this year. Waters has been...
  • Ethics probe of Rep. Waters derailed by infighting, sources say

    12/17/2010 5:04:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | December 16, 2010 | R. Jeffrey Smith and Carol D. Leonnig
    A lengthy House investigationof Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has been derailed by infighting within the politically charged ethics committee over errors in building a case against her, according to congressional sources with direct knowledge of the probe. The probe, opened in 2009, dissolved this fall and most likely will fall to a newly composed committee and possibly a new investigative staff, the sources said. The case - one of the most prominent ethics investigations undertaken by the committee - came apart as committee and staff members argued over whether documents should be subpoenaed and when the trial should be scheduled...
  • Maxine Waters: Another Congressperson with Ethics Problems

    12/12/2010 1:33:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 12, 2010 | Mychal Massie
    The Caucus blog reports that Maxine Waters, D-CA, who “has been under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that she helped steer government money to a bank in which her husband owned shares, is asking for an investigation into the committee that has been investigating her.” On Tuesday, Waters said she would introduce a resolution calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to appoint a bipartisan task force to investigate the ethics panel’s decision last month to place two of its lawyers on paid administrative leave. On Nov. 19, the day the committee announced it was delaying Waters’ trial,...
  • Maxine Waters Backs Off Call for Investigation of House Ethics Committee

    12/09/2010 2:02:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 9, 2010 | Alana Goodman
      Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has abandoned her efforts to launch an investigation of the House Ethics Committee, which announced it was indefinitely delaying its trial of the congresswoman in late November. Waters was charged over the summer with helping to steer $12 million in federal bailout funds to OneUnited Bank, a bank in which her husband held a considerable financial stake.On Tuesday, Waters introduced legislation that would create a bipartisan task force to investigate the trial cancelation, which she claims was halted because the ethics committee had insufficient evidence that she violated congressional rules. But today Waters backed...
  • (Committee lawyer) Suspensions Likely To Push Back Waters Ethics Trial Until 2011

    12/02/2010 12:20:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/01/10
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House ethics committee lawyers have been suspended, possibly ending any chance that Rep. Maxine Waters of California will get the ethics trial she has demanded this year.</p> <p>Waters was to go on trial before eight House members on Nov. 29.</p>
  • 2 House ethics attorneys suspended (includes lead attorney on Maxine Waters case)

    11/30/2010 7:19:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    2 House ethics attorneys suspendedBy JOHN BRESNAHAN Updated: 11/30/10 9:21 PM EST Two attorneys for the House ethics committee have been placed on indefinite “paid administrative leave” stemming from serious problems within the secretive panel. Morgan Kim, the deputy chief counsel and the lead attorney on the case of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), is one of the attorneys placed on leave, said several sources familiar with the controversy. Stacy Sovereign, another committee lawyer, was also put on leave, these sources said. Blake Chisam, the chief counsel and staff director for the ethics panel, initially sought to fire Kim and Sovereign...
  • Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters(Nov26 pm)

    11/26/2010 1:02:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/26/10
    (LEAD) Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- The series of explosion sounds heard Friday on the border island attacked by North Korea earlier this week appear related to training within the North's territory, military officials said. No shells landed in waters on either side of the Koreas' Yellow Sea border or near Yeonpyeong Island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "The firing was not aimed at us, and we believe the sounds were heard as North Korea conducted its routine training...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters

    11/24/2010 10:35:37 AM PST · by Bokababe · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/10 | Jack Kim and Lee Jae-won
    (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier group set off for Korean waters on Wednesday, a day after North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island, in a move likely to enrage Pyongyang and unsettle its ally, China.....
  • Waters accuses Ethics of having weak case after calling off her trial

    11/19/2010 1:57:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/10 | Susan Crabtree and Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) accused the ethics committee of having a weak case that is unraveling after the panel abruptly canceled her upcoming public trial. “The committee’s decision to cancel the hearing and put it off indefinitely demonstrates that the committee does not have a strong case and would not be able to prove any violation has occurred,” she said in a lengthy statement reacting to Friday’s announcement.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ethics trials are looming for Democrats (Tax-cheat Charlie Rangel goes first - on Monday!)

    11/10/2010 4:57:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/10 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Ethics trials are looming for DemocratsBy Rachel Rose Hartman – Wed Nov 10, 3:56 pm ET After stunning election losses, and amid potentially disastrous leadership wars, Democrats are preparing to deal with some more bad news: Two senior House members are facing ethics trials. Later this month, House judicial proceedings begin for Reps. Charlie Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California. Rangel's first day of hearings is Monday. What's more, Rangel has indicated that he may represent himself, all but ensuring that his trial will garner extensive media attention--pretty much the last thing that Democratic leaders want. Rangel,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • Perpetuating The Problem (Rangel, Waters & Frank)

    11/04/2010 3:05:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 4, 2010 | Adam Tragone
    Born and raised in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I know a little something about corrupt politicians. Particularly, growing up in the district of arguably one of the country’s most notorious, John Murtha, I was always astounded by the fact that he kept being re-elected time and time again. Even after numerous stories like those of the ABSCAM fiasco of the 1980s, the abhorrent comments he made about the Marines in Fallujah, and the pork-laden, federally subsidized Johnstown airport that bares Murtha’s name, the people of Pennsylvania’s 12th District continued to pull the lever for Murtha. Even after his death,...
  • Atlantic Ocean's Waters Reversed Direction, Study Finds

    11/03/2010 4:57:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 11/3/10 | Charles Q. Choi
    Although it's said that still waters run deep, now scientists find that deep waters aren't still - in fact, the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean seem to have reversed their direction of flow since the last time ice dominated the Earth. Instead of heading southward as they do now, these abyssal waters once flowed northward roughly 20,000 years ago, back when the world saw ice sheets more than a mile high, a new study suggests. The change in flow could have accompanied profound changes in climate, researchers explained. Climate connection In the Atlantic, the Gulf Stream brings warm surface...
  • Maxine Waters' Pro - Communist Past

    10/20/2010 11:52:11 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    New Zeal ^ | Monday, October 18, 2010 | (New Zeal)
    Embattled Californian Congresswoman Maxine Waters began her political career as an ally of the Communist Party USA. Waters supported several party front organizations including the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which was led by leading communists Angela Davis and Charlene Mitchell. This 1982 pamphlet reveals just willing then California State Assemblywoman Waters was to lend her name to Party causes.
  • Will Rangel, Waters Ethics Trials Affect Black Votes? ("Old & corrupt but that’s all we have.")

    10/18/2010 3:43:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Skanner ^ | 10/18/10 | Zenitha Prince
    Will Rangel, Waters Ethics Trials Affect Black Votes?Zenitha Prince, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers October 18, 2010 The ethics trials for U.S. Reps. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., have been set for after the elections on Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, respectively. The announcement, made late last week, prompted the ire of at least one Republican, who said it was motivated by politics. “This is obviously being pushed back to avoid negative publicity before the Nov. 2 elections,” said Illinois Republican Timothy Johnson in a statement. “If the accused were Republicans, I have no doubt...