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Michelle Obama's Famous Advice Is Now Being Flipped

Eric Holder: 'When they go low, we kick them'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama gave her fellow Democrats a piece of famous advice during her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention: "When they go low, we go high." The mantra, delivered during a particularly nasty campaign, is now back in the news for an unusual reason: Some high-profile Democrats... More »

The Protesters Never Showed. Counter-Protesters Burned a Flag

Incident occurred Thursday outside Maxine Waters' LA office

(Newser) - A small crowd gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of US Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group. The far-right Oath Keepers group didn't show, but an incident occurred nonetheless: Would-be counter-protesters there to support Waters burned an American flag taken from... More »

Prosecutor Punished for Posts About Maxine Waters

Deputy DA also insulted Michelle Obama, Mexicans

(Newser) - A southern California prosecutor was disciplined Monday after posting to social media crude and profane comments about Rep. Maxine Waters, Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants, and the victim of a police shooting. Michael Selyem, a veteran deputy district attorney who handles gang prosecutions in San Bernardino County, was placed on administrative... More »

Maxine Waters: 'You Better Shoot Straight'

After canceling events over death threats, California rep comes back swinging

(Newser) - Maxine Waters may have canceled events in Texas and Alabama this weekend over a " very serious death threat ," but she showed up to a Los Angeles rally against US immigration policy with a message: "I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking... More »

Maxine Waters Cancels Events Due to 'Very Serious Death Threat'

Dem says she's been hit with intimidating warnings after her remarks on protesting Cabinet members

(Newser) - After Rep. Maxine Waters' speech in which she encouraged citizens to protest President Trump's Cabinet members in public, Trump warned her to be "careful what you wish for"—ominous words with new meaning after Waters says she was forced to cancel two events due to threats lobbed... More »

Maxine Waters: Trump Is Lying Again

She says she didn't call for the harm of anybody

(Newser) - Rep. Maxine Waters fired back at President Trump on on Monday, saying the president "lied again" when he claimed she called for harm to his supporters . Waters said that when she called for the public to confront members of the Trump administration , she was calling for peaceful protests, CNN... More »

Trump Warns Maxine Waters: 'Careful What You Wish for'

President fires back after she calls for harassment of Cabinet officials

(Newser) - After Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged critics of the White House to do more of the same by confronting and harassing members of the Trump Cabinet in public whenever possible. Now President Trump has fired back, referring to Waters as "... More »

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Rep. Waters

Anthony Scott Lloyd left a threatening voicemail at the congresswoman's office

(Newser) - Federal authorities say a Southern California man has been charged with threatening to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, the AP reports. The US Attorney's Office said Monday that Anthony Scott Lloyd of Los Angeles was arrested Nov. 9. According to court documents, the 44-year-old Lloyd called the congresswoman's... More »

Not Everyone Wants to Feel the Bern at Women's Convention

Bernie Sanders set to speak on opening day of Detroit event; some say it should be women only

(Newser) - The first national convention by the organizers of the DC Women's March will be held in Detroit starting Oct. 27, but there's already a bit of turmoil over one of the scheduled speakers. The Washington Post reports that Bernie Sanders is set to make remarks on opening day... More »

Clinton Defends Rep. Waters After O'Reilly Incident

While decrying 'indignities' faced by women doing their jobs

(Newser) - Two women who faced slights at the hands of prominent Republicans on Tuesday were defended by Hillary Clinton, who has experience in the area. Clinton, speaking at the Professional Businesswomen of California conference, decried the "indignities" women have to put up with while "simply doing their jobs,"... More »

C-SPAN Suddenly Switches to Russian Network

Network says they probably weren't hacked

(Newser) - C-SPAN says it's looking into a weird incident Thursday afternoon, when live coverage of Congress was replaced by the Kremlin-funded news channel Russia Today. The bizarre switcheroo happened around 2:30pm when Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters was speaking about the SEC and had mentioned Donald Trump and Russia repeatedly,... More »

Maxine Waters Dodges Ethics Charges

But her chief of staff/grandson is in trouble

(Newser) - Rep. Maxine Waters didn't break any ethics rules by steering $12 million in bailout funds to OneUnited, a bank her husband owned stock in—but her chief of staff/grandson did, the House Ethics Committee announced today. Acting Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, said that, after investigating, the panel was... More »

DeMint: I'm Sick of Obama's Speeches

'Grand gestures' don't amount to jobs, says Tea Partier

(Newser) - He's not exactly yelling "You lie!," but count Jim DeMint as less than thrilled about President Obama's jobs speech on Thursday, Politico reports. “I’m so tired of his speeches it’s going to be hard for me to watch,” the South Carolina Tea... More »

Tea Party to Waters: Get Civil

One prominent group responds to congresswoman

(Newser) - Rep. Maxine Waters thinks the Tea Party can “go straight to hell,” and, of course, the Tea Party is not happy about it. “We’ve had Democrats calling American citizens ‘terrorists’ and ‘hostage takers,’ and now an elected Democratic representative says that we can... More »

Maxine Waters: 'Tea Party Can Go Straight to Hell'

Congresswoman calls on Dems to get tough

(Newser) - Rep. Maxine Waters wants the Democrats to get tough with the Tea Party—really tough. “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," she said Saturday night at a California summit.... More »

GOP Wants Rangel, Waters Trials Before Midterms

Ethics panel members make unusual public plea

(Newser) - The ethics troubles of Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel have led to what both the Hill and Politico call a rare bit of public infighting on the House ethics panel. The Republicans on the panel demanded today that Democrats schedule separate trials for the two Democrats before the November elections.... More »

Defiant Maxine Waters: I'm Innocent

Congresswoman denies ethics charges

(Newser) - Maxine Waters made her position very clear today: "I did not violate any House rules," the California congresswoman insisted at a Washington press conference, reports ABC News . "No benefit, no improper action, no failure to disclose, no one influenced: no case." The House ethics panel has... More »

Maxine Waters Faces Three Ethics Charges

California Democrat has pledge to mount aggressive defense

(Newser) - The House ethics committee announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against another of its members today, further damaging the Democrats' prospects and emboldening Republicans heading into congressional elections in November. The charges against Democrat Maxine Waters include an allegation that she requested federal help for a bank in which... More »

Waters Vows to Fight Ethics Charges

Congresswoman says she'll prove innocence at trial

(Newser) - Maxine Waters isn’t rolling over for the House Ethics Committee. “The case against me has no merit,” the Los Angeles Democrat declared in a statement, promising to prove as much at trial. “I don’t think she’s going to be very diplomatic about this,”... More »

Maxine Waters Broke House Rules: Ethics Panel

California congresswoman likely to face 'trial'

(Newser) - Maxine Waters broke conflict of interest rules when she intervened on behalf of a bank in which her husband was an investor, the House ethics committee will argue in the California Democrat's forthcoming "trial," reports Politico . She could have copped a plea but vehemently refused to acknowledge any... More »

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