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  • No. 2 Senate Dem: 'We've got a problem' if Dodd-Frank rider stays

    12/12/2014 2:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning slammed a provision in the pending spending bill that would repeal a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and expressed doubt that enough Democrats could support the package if that rider remains. “I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats believe this is an odious provision that should not be included. Many of us feel the same way,” said Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “[Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can take it out in the bat of any eye, and I hope he will....
  • 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...
  • Pelosi 'enormously disappointed' in Obama

    12/12/2014 1:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    In a rare break from President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted the White House on Thursday for putting its weight behind the $1.1 trillion government funding package. In a speech decrying the “cromnibus” on the House floor, Pelosi, the minority leader, noted that Republican defections have given the Democrats significant leverage in the debate and wondered why the White House wouldn't use that power to fight the conservative policy riders that have sparked the Democrats' outcry. “I'm enormously disappointed that the White House feels that the only way they can get a bill is to go along with this,”...
  • Waters warns House Dems against intimidation as Obama chief of staff arrives

    12/11/2014 4:19:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The fight over the “cromnibus” began as an internecine battle within the Republican Party — which is nothing new for the GOP on Capitol Hill when it comes to budgets. Over the past few hours, though, it’s turned into a civil war among Democrats, especially between progressives in Congress and the White House. Barack Obama spent the afternoon on the phone attempting to whip enough House Democrats to vote for the bill, while Nancy Pelosi declared herself opposed to the bill and whipped her caucus to stand firm. As noted in an update in the earlier post, Obama sent his...
  • Civil Rights Activists Demand Probe Of Maxine Waters ‘Poverty Pimp’ Posters

    11/03/2014 2:42:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 3, 2014 11:40 AM | Claudia Peschiutta
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southland civil rights leaders Monday called for an investigation into what they described as a racially offensive campaign against local Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Posters featuring a black-and-white illustration of Waters bordered with the words “Poverty Pimp” have been plastered on streets and near freeways and businesses throughout Los Angeles, Inglewood and the South Bay. KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports the ad portrays a wrinkled caricature of Waters depicted with red dollar signs in her eyes and the words “N—-s Betta Have My Money!” behind her. The ads were captured in images posted online in front of...
  • DFU SONG: La donna mobile (yes, Maxine is a b*tch) 3-26-02

    03/26/2002 5:43:37 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 355+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 3-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - La donna č mobile Maxine, you are a b*tch…Caruso, that is rich Oh, yes, he called it right…what insight Maxine, why must you breathe…your people you deceive You're evil, we can see…as bad as Hillary Maxine, you love Fidel…both of you, go to h*ll You lowlife socialist…may you always be dissed While L.A. was burning…in the hood you're dancing You had got your wish…whites got what they deserved Got what they deserved Honkies got what they deserved Maxine, you are a b*tch…Caruso, that is rich Oh, yes, he called it right…what insight Yuk, who could sleep with...
  • Somebody's Flexin' Maxine!

    11/02/2014 5:31:36 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    So I learn from my students that the new descriptive term for showing someone up is “flexing”—I suppose a reference perhaps to what body builders do in a gym? Not sure, and I’ll make a point of asking for a more complete explanation and proper usage guide in class next week. But even before then, it appears someone is flexin’ ol’ Maxine Waters, the openly socialist Democratic Congresswoman from south central Los Angeles. Whoever is behind these, I approve:
  • Maxine Waters Says Shariah Law Is Compatible With US Constitution (Video)

    09/16/2014 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-16-14 | Jim Hoft
    On February 19, 2012 a public town hall meeting took place at the Islamic Society of Orange County, California. Democrat Maxine Waters told the audience Shariah Law was compatible with the US Constitution. What a complete moron. Video
  • Maxine Waters: Americans are Bigots for Opposing Sharia Law

    09/13/2014 12:28:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | september 12, 2014 | tim brown
    I confess I've been called a bigot for lots of things simply because I have a Christian worldview. I've been called it by atheists, homosexuals and Islamists, but they always use that because they simply cannot defend their positions, and so, they resort to name calling. It shouldn't surprise anyone then that socialist Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke at an Islamic Society of Orange County town hall meeting on the issue of the Constitution and Sharia law. Keep in mind that this town hall meeting took place in 2012, but her words are still relevant today because she and others...
  • DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convicts

    04/24/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aprilt 24, 2014
    As President Obama prepares to use his executive power to release thousands of felons (serving time under “racist” drug sentences) the Justice Department’s top official in charge of pardons quits rather than let criminals out of jail. At least someone at the agency charged with enforcing the law and providing federal leadership in controlling crime, has some scruples. Of course, the official statement on the abrupt resignation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Pardon Attorney, Ron Rodgers, is that he suddenly requested reassignment after heading the division for six years. One newswire story quotes a DOJ Deputy Attorney General saying...
  • Obama Wants You to Prime the Big Education Pump So You Don't Have to Paint Houses

    02/07/2014 9:24:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-7-2014 | MOTUS
    We went to school the other day to pump kids and their parents to apply for those readily available student loans for college: Michelle Obama told a group of high school students and parents on Wednesday not to let financial concerns stand in the way of a college education as she urged them to apply for federal student aid.“Unfortunately, too many students don’t even bother to apply to college because they don’t think they’ll ever be able to afford it,” she added. “So they just walk away from the opportunity without getting any advice or seeking any support.” Lady M’s...
  • The Danger of Maxine Waters Running the Banks is Real

    12/03/2013 4:08:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | John Ransom
    Inflation has been tame in the U.S. during the Obama administration, at least in regards to things the government is worried about, like wages. If one looks at the official CPI measurements, inflation isn’t a problem. Deflation however could be, according to the Fed’s Politburo of Governors. Falling prices, which presumably would give the rest of us relief at the checkout counter, if it wouldn’t do anything to add to our paycheck, is the biggest danger to the safety of our Republic, say central bankers. “The Consumer Price Index… decreased 0.1 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis,...
  • Look at what the NSA turned up on Maxine Waters

    11/01/2013 9:58:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 35 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | October 25, 2013 | The Black Sphere
    Look at what the NSA turned up on Maxine Waters
  • Waters Calls For More Changes At 'Redeem The Dream' Summit

    08/23/2013 8:51:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | August 23, 2013
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters urged change at the "Redeem the Dream Summit." The Democratic congresswoman spoke at the event hosted by the National Urban League marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She says there's still more work to do, and she's ready to roll up her sleeves. "And we must be committed to bring about change," Waters said. "What drove more that 250,000 Americans to the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago was because they had the courage of their convictions, and they had the sense of their power to bring about change. They created the...
  • Maxine Waters: ‘Obama Has Put In Place’ Secret Database With ‘Everything On Everyone’ (video)

    06/09/2013 9:25:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 140 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 2/7/2013
    The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before
  • NSA Whistleblower: Obama Took Down General Petraeus with Surveillance Program

    06/08/2013 5:40:46 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 155 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/7 | breitbart
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/07/NSA-Whistle-blower-Obama-Took-Down-General-Petraeus-With-Surveillance-Program
  • Dem Rep: 2016 Pres Candidate will have powerful database

    05/15/2013 8:15:17 PM PDT · by God pays good · 10 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/02/06/Maxine-Waters-Reveals-Obamas-Secret-Data-Base-Filled-Voters-Private-Info-Dems-Secret-To-Crush-GOP
  • Maxine Waters Set to Run Finance if Dems Win House in

    05/04/2013 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    May 4, 2013
    Barack Obama has promised to take back the United States House of Representatives in 2014 by using his Organizing for Action superhero/super PAC as his weapon. And if that happens the country faces the prospect of this old socialist, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Graft, Theft, Shakedown), becoming the chair of the House Financial Services committee.  Just imagine super-liberals Sens. Ron Wyden (D-DeathState), or Chuck Shumer (D-EastCoast) teaming up with Waters to re-write Dodd-Frank banking law to make it more liberal. But so far B.O.’s money superstorm disguised as a PAC has made a lot of noise but hasn’t even ruffled feathers...
  • Tax and Steal

    03/23/2013 4:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    So my vacation plans to Cyprus have been canceled. Something about the government there seizing everybody's wallet because the country is bankrupt. Another nanny state bites the dust. When will they ever learn? Never. Here in the good old USA, there are 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus -- folks such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Rep. Charles Rangel, California Rep. Maxine Waters and Florida Rep. Alan Grayson. Sanders is the only honest one in the bunch. He comes right out and admits he's a socialist. He'll take all your stuff while telling you tales of Ethan...
  • Leno: Maxine Waters 170 Million Job Loss Claim Explains

    03/02/2013 10:24:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) this week made another in a series of absurd comments actually claiming that 170 million people would lose their jobs if the budget sequester was enacted. NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno actually began his show with Waters’ claim Friday saying that it explains "why we’re in this situation in the first place" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Jay Leno monolog on Maxine Waters After the opening theme and credits, Leno walked out onto the stage and said, “Welcome sequestration survivors. Yes!” “As you know, Congress did not reach an agreement,” he continued, “and...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Mocked for Claiming Sequester Will Cost 170 Million Jobs

    03/01/2013 2:15:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Rep. Maxine Waters of California was roundly mocked and even became a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday after a video of her claiming erroneously that the automatic budget sequester, which becomes effective tonight, will cost America 170 million jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America currently has fewer than 135 million working people. Reporting information that allegedly came from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Congresswoman Waters warned ominously of the catastrophic number of job losses that would hit America once the budget sequester becomes law. "We don't need to be having something like sequestration...
  • If You Want To Describe Democrat Lunacy On Economic Policy, Always Give A One Word Answer...

    02/28/2013 4:48:31 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-28-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Get the story here.
  • Dem Rep: 2016 Pres Candidate Will Have 'Powerful' Database That Has 'Everything On Everyone'

    02/09/2013 1:30:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    breitbart tv ^ | 2-8-13 | breitbart
    "The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They're going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can't get around it. And he's [President Obama] been very smart. It's very...
  • Ink Not Dry From Fiscal Cliff Deal and Maxine Waters Proposes…Milking the Rich More!

    01/05/2013 6:17:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 03, 2013 | 21:32 | Jack Coleman
    Think that congressional Democrats are done lusting for the lucre of those they perceive as the filthy rich? Think again. They’re far from finished. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., signaled yesterday on Ed Schultz’s radio show that the road to “fair share” is long indeed with many tolls along the way—especially for those in limos. …Well, you know, the Republicans are talking about, what all they’re going to do with these tax cuts. The president has said we cannot cut our way out of a deficit and he’s absolutely correct. The first thing that we’ve got to do is look at...
  • Maxine Waters: Banking on Hypocrisy

    03/13/2009 5:12:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,152+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    At a flail-and-wail House hearing last month, California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters melted down in front of big banking CEOs. "Raise your hand! Raise your hand!" she shrieked as she harangued the executives on their business practices and management of federal bailout money. Sneering at the "captains of the universe," whom she refused to address by name ("You, Bank of America!"), Waters excoriated the corporate heads for their greed. "All of my political life," Waters bragged, "I have been in disagreement with the banking and mostly financial services community because of practices that I have believed to be not in...
  • OneUnited sought Barney Frank's help for TARP funds (still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/22/2009 6:17:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 662+ views
    Biz Journals ^ | 1/22/09
    OneUnited sought Frank's help for TARP fundsBoston Business Journal Thursday, January 22, 2009, 8:57am EST Boston’s OneUnited Bank received $12 million in federal rescue funds last month just weeks after regulators issued a cease-and-desist order to overhaul some of its lending and executive compensation practices. Details of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s official enforcement action against OneUnited and the bank's pending $12 million infusion were first reported Dec. 5 in a Page 1 article in the Boston Business Journal. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the tiny bank received the bailout money after gaining influential support from Massachusetts congressman...
  • Maxine Waters elected ranking member of House financial panel

    12/06/2012 5:12:18 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | unknown
    Maxine Waters elected ranking member of House financial panel (Reuters) - California Democrat Maxine Waters was elected to serve as ranking member of the House Financial Service Committee, according to an announcement from Waters' office on Tuesday.
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • House Ethics Comm. Clears Another Corrupt Lawmaker (JW rips Waters)

    09/21/2012 1:05:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 21, 2012
    Surprise, surprise; the House Ethics Committee has cleared Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a distinguished member of Judicial Watch’s Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians list, for steering millions of federal bailout dollars to her husband’s failing bank. The famously remiss committee, which is charged with investigating and punishing corrupt lawmakers, found that Waters committed no wrongdoing when she steered $12 million to a Massachusetts bank in which she and her board member husband held shares. The bank, OneUnited, subsequently got shut down by the government and taxpayers got stiffed for the millions. Judicial Watch investigated the scandal and obtained documents from the...
  • Ethics committee won't charge Calif. Rep. Waters

    09/21/2012 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock.
  • House Ethics Committee finds no violations in Rep. Waters case

    09/21/2012 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies
    California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters is a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. The committee, however, said Waters' chief of staff, Mikael Moore, did take actions in Congress in an attempt to help the bank and violated standards of conduct. Moore likely will receive a letter admonishing him for his conduct. but will not face more severe punishment,...
  • House panel to hold public ethics hearing Friday for Rep. Waters

    09/20/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    The House Ethics Committee will hold a public hearing Friday on ethics allegations against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). The panel has been investigating for the past three years whether Waters violated House rules by attempting to secure federal help during the financial crisis for a bank in which her husband owns stock. Waters has maintained her innocence, and the ethics probe has been weighted by problems. As the committee moved toward holding a trial for Waters in late 2010, it halted its work abruptly and placed two of its lead attorneys on administrative leave. Shortly afterward, the committeeÂ’s chief counsel...
  • The Liberal Sisterhood of the Plundering Hacks

    08/17/2012 3:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Hey, remember when Nancy Pelosi and a gaggle of Democratic women vowed to eradicate Washington's culture of corruption? Tee-hee. Instead of breaking up the Good Ol' Boys Club, Capitol Hill's leading liberal ladies have established their very own taxpayer-funded Sisterhood of the Plundering Hacks. This week, the names of two of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's gal pals surfaced in a mortifying, Animal House-style scandal. If the allegations of whistleblowers pan out, DHS may soon be known as DSH: The Department of Sexual Harassment. According to FoxNews.com's Judson Berger, DHS chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • The Current "Top Ten Least Intelligent" And "Top Ten Most Despised Democrats" Lists.

    07/12/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Based on the most embarrassing moments and inexcusable scandals of the Obama Administration, these two "Top Ten Democrat Lists" should be pretty accurate. Take a look at them and express your opinions of accuracy. There is likely a few more that can be added to the lists,so please feel free to add if you feel some Democrats are missing. TOP TEN WORLDS DUMBEST DEMOCRATS: 1)Debbie Wasserman, 2)Maxine Waters, 3)Nancy Pelosi, 4)Elizabeth Warren, 5)Sheila Jackson, 6)Hank Johnson, 7)Chuck Schumer, 8)Barney Frank, 9)Frederica Wilson, 10)Dick Durbin Top Ten Most Hated Democrats: 1)Eric Holder, 2)Van Jones, 3)David Axelrod, 4)O'Bozo, 5)Harry Reid, 6)Baba Boxer,...
  • Mad Maxine the Horrible Hag

    06/27/2012 9:45:48 PM PDT · by Noremac · 14 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | 9/27/2012 | Richard Cameron
    Maxine ‘Aunt Esther’ Waters, progress-o-bat from California’s 35th Congressional district, is known to be an addle headed freakshow on wheels with a long standing penchant for making statements that usually indicate that someone is off their ‘meds’. She’s especially got a Jones for the Tea Party in the worst way possible. She’s obsessed. Here are a few classics that have rolled out of Maxine’s pie hole: “I saw pictures of Boehner and Cantor on our screens (at the convention). Don’t ever let me see again, in life, those Republicans in our hall, on our screens, talking about anything. These are...
  • Long delayed ethics charges against Rep Maxine Waters to finally go forward

    06/12/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/12/2012 | Doug Book
    It was in August of 2010 the House Ethics Committee decided to proceed with charges against California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for contriving to procure “special favors” for the Massachusetts-based, OneUnited Bank. And although “Waters has done her damnedest during [these] three years to exploit as many legal technicalities as possible to try to get the investigation halted…” it now looks as though the jig might finally be up. (1) In 2008, Representative Waters set up a meeting between officials of the Treasury Department and members of a “trade association” of minority owned banks. The meeting, however, consisted almost exclusively of...
  • Waters case to proceed

    06/06/2012 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Waters case to proceed By Jordy Yager - 06/06/12 12:58 PM ET The House Ethics Committee announced on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) rights were not violated in its investigation of her and its case will proceed. In a letter to Waters, the committee wrote to inform the lawmaker that it had considered the 12 allegations of misconduct her lawyer had presented against the panel and found that none of them was in violation of the House or committee rules. “The outside counsel has concluded, and the Committee has unanimously found that you have been afforded notice and the...
  • The '92 riot: Revisiting a darkday in LA history [Interview with kid who beat Reginald Denny]

    04/26/2012 3:24:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 4/26/12 | AMY TAXINJOHN ROGERS
    Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won't allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation's history, and one in which Watson's spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence... As the liquor store at the intersection of Florence and Normandie was being looted and white passersby were fleeing a barrage of rocks and bottles, Denny stopped his big rig to avoid running over someone. He was quickly...
  • Obama to pitch $52M plan to regulate oil markets [Maxine Waters Dream Coming True]

    04/17/2012 6:02:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/17/12
    Under pressure to take action on rising gasoline prices, President Obama wants Congress to strengthen federal supervision of oil markets, increase penalties for market manipulation and empower regulators to increase the amount of money energy traders are required to put behind their transactions. The White House plan, which Obama was to unveil Tuesday, is more likely to draw sharp election-year distinctions with Republicans than have an immediate effect on prices at the pump. The measures seek to boost spending for Wall Street enforcement at a time when congressional Republicans are seeking to limit the reach of federal financial regulations.
  • Exclusive Video - Waters: Netanyahu Lying, Israel Won't Attack Iran Alone

    03/16/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a gathering of anti-war activists in Los Angeles on March 12 that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misleading the public about Israel’s willingness to confront Iran alone, and that he had privately assured President Barack Obama that Israel would not go to war without U.S. backing. The week before, Netanyahu had used a visit to Washington to convey the message that Israel was prepared to act alone if necessary. That message was necessary, given the Obama administration's record of wavering on Iran, and its public attempts to dissuade Israel
  • “Magic” Mandate: Democrats force Comcast to create new “black programming”

    02/26/2012 4:50:24 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies
    American Vision News ^ | February 23rd | Joel McDurmon
    Magic Johnson slam-dunked an alley-oop tossed up by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder’s office in conjunction with the FCC. The sweet-heart play emerged from a back-door screen set by these Democrats against cable giant Comcast during its merger with NBCUniversal. But the score required little magic and a lot of political pressure from the left. WashingtonFreeBeacon.com reports:
  • 6 pols recuse from Maxine Waters investigation

    02/20/2012 6:48:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    kabc ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012
    Six of the House Ethics Committee's 10 members removed themselves from the case and were replaced Friday, saying they wanted to erase any questions of bias. Waters, a Democrat, is accused of trying to get federal aid for a minority-owned bank that lists her husband as an investor. She denies any wrongdoing. In addition to five Republicans, democratic Congresswoman Linda Sanchez also dropped out of the investigation, which has been going on for more than two years
  • 6 of 10 on Ethics Panel Drop Out of Maxine Waters Case

    02/17/2012 5:29:50 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 9 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | By AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary development, six of the House Ethics Committee's 10 members Friday dropped out of the investigation of longtime Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters of California, saying they wanted to ensure there was no bias in the case.</p>
  • Maxine Waters Ethics Case: 6 Committee Members Recuse Themselves

    02/17/2012 12:05:05 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Richard Simon
    The tumultuous ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles’ most enduring politicians, took another strange turn Friday as six members of the House Ethics Committee recused themselves from considering the charges against her. Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panel’s Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness." Six new House members immediately were named to the bipartisan panel to consider all matters related...
  • Maxine Waters: Boehner and Cantor ‘Demons’

    02/15/2012 2:44:50 PM PST · by MissesBush · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 02/15/12 | Noah Glyn
    Maxine Waters reminded us today that, should Democrats win back the House, she is in line to become the next chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee. If that doesn’t scare you, then just watch this video. In it, she calls Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “demons” who “would rather do whatever they can to destroy this president, rather than for the good of this country.” She also told listeners, “Don’t ever let me see again in life those Republicans in our hall on our screens talking about anything.” Anything?
  • Berenson barred from leaving Peru

    12/17/2011 6:54:11 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2011 | FRANK BAJAK
    LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peru's government abused its authority by barring paroled U.S. activist Lori Berenson and her 31-month-old son from leaving the country to spend the holidays in New York City with her family, her lawyer charged Saturday. "Administratively, you can't block a court order," Anibal Apari said after Berenson told The Associated Press that she and her son Salvador were prevented from boarding a flight Friday night despite being granted permission in court.
  • Ethics panel extends contract for Waters inquiry

    12/16/2011 1:21:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 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...
  • Help the Democrats Help Maxine Waters Finish the Job on Banks

    12/05/2011 5:02:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2011 | John Ransom
    While there has been some talk about scratching Maxine Waters as the replacement for Barney Frank on the House Financial Service Committee, by the look of the googly eyes Democrats are making at each other, don’t count on Dems to do the decent thing. The decent thing would be have Go-to-Hell Maxine step aside for a less ethically challenged liberal- you know, if there are any. Frank, the ranking Democrat on the committee, announced he would retire rather than face a tough reelection fight. As Ezra Klein pointed out in his WonkBlog, however, the top contender to push Waters aside...
  • Bulletproof Barney Frank Retires -- Liberal, Gay, Untouchable

    12/01/2011 6:10:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | Larry Elder
    When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his intention not to seek re-election after a 32-year career, not one of the nightly news broadcast network anchors found time or space to mention either Frank's central role in the housing meltdown or his congressional reprimand. Not one. Similarly, an Associated Press article headlined, "Democratic Rep. Barney Frank Announces Retirement," mentioned the reprimand, but nada on Frank and the housing collapse. ABC called him "one of the most familiar, powerful and colorful characters on Capitol Hill." NBC said, "Among his legacies -- besides his legendary sharp tongue -- he was the first member...
  • This Old Socialist Maxine Waters in Line to Replace Barney Frank on Banking

    11/29/2011 5:49:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2011 | John Ransom
    When Barney Frank (D-Fannie Mae) announces that he’s not going to run for reelection, you can bet that the Democrats have between zero chances and zilch of winning back the lower chamber. Or at least you hope they do, because the stakes are greater than merely partisan politics. While Politico reports that Democrats aren’t yet writing off winning back the US House of Representatives, Townhall Finance will tell you that it’s a near certainty that the GOP will pick up seats in 2012;  thankfully and gratefully. And that’s a good thing for both Republicans and Democrats, because next in line...