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House Ethics members walk away from Waters investigation

In an unprecedented announcement, six members of the House Ethics Committee said Friday they were recusing themselves from an investigation into Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), giving no reason for their sudden break from the case, which has been in the works for over three years. Members stepping away from the…

With Frank’s retirement, Dem leadership on banking committee in question

With Monday’s surprise announcement that Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will retire next year, Washington is abuzz about who could be tapped to replace him on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, better known as the banking committee. That’s especially the case due to his slated successor’s interesting history handling matters…

Coulter on black liberals: ‘Our blacks are better than their blacks’

After labeling Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal another “high tech lynching” from the left, Ann Coulter wasn’t done providing more controversial comments to the issue of race. Appearing on Fox News Hannity, the polarizing right-wing figure did what she normally does best, slamming liberals with her usual “our side is…

Maxine Waters: Super ‘secret’ committee is ‘a bad deal’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC Monday morning to express her major concerns over the “super committee” deficit reduction talks. The Congressional Black Caucus member, who has introduced a bill to strip power from the 12 person panel, called the entire committee “a bad deal.” “This super committee, this…

Congressman Allen West rules out 2012 Senate bid

Freshman Republican Rep. Allen West, a favorite lawmaker among the tea party movement who represents the 22th Congressional District of Florida, announced Monday that he would not run for the Senate in 2012. “I have been given one of the highest honors to serve in the House of Representatives and…

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