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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 »

Waters Likely 2nd Dem Headed to Ethics Trial

Allegations coming next week, insiders say

(Newser) - A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the election outlook for the party as it battles to retain its majority. Waters, 71, has been under investigation for a conflict of interest involving a bank that was seeking federal aid.... More »

Black Caucus Openly Feuds With Obama

Members boycott a financial overhaul vote as a warning

(Newser) - Long frustrated by President Obama's inaction on urban issues, the Congressional Black Caucus threw up its hands yesterday and walked out on a vote on financial reform following a heated meeting between Maxine Waters and Rahm Emanuel. The measure passed easily, but Waters said the CBC could side with the... More »

House Eyes Ethics Probes on 30 Members

Reps under scrutiny named in leaked document

(Newser) - As the House ethics committee yesterday was voting to go forward with full investigations of Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson, it was putting out a bigger fire started when an internal document revealed more than 30 lawmakers were under scrutiny was leaked on the Internet. “No inference... More »

Dems Get in Shouting and (Alleged) Shoving Match

'He touched me first,' says Waters

(Newser) - A pair of House Democrats had a less-than-decorous exchange on the floor yesterday, the Hill reports. With the chamber clearing out after a series of votes, Appropriations chair David Obey and Maxine Waters began screaming at each other over an earmark for a school bearing Waters' name. “You’re... More »

Waters Helped Get Funds for Bank With Family Ties

Critics see major conflict of interest

(Newser) - Maxine Waters is getting lots of unwanted attention about her role in helping a bank with family ties get a helping of TARP money. Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have stories raising questions about whether the California congresswoman used undue influence to get aid for... More »

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