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  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Rep. Maxine Waters' math: U.S. to lose 30M more jobs than it has

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  • Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, smiles Sept. 21, 2012, at her husband, Sidney Williams (left), during a House Ethics Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington after learning she had been cleared of allegations that she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. (Associated Press)

    Ethics panel clears Rep. Waters, reproves grandson

    The House Ethics Committee officially exonerated Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, in a 3-year-old conflict-of-interest case involving her work on behalf of minority-owned banks despite her husband's financial stake in one of them.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Calif. Rep. Waters cleared on ethics charges

    The House Ethics committee has cleared Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, of any wrongdoing in a 3-year-old, conflict-of-interest case involving her work on behalf of minority-owned banks during the height of the economic crisis even though her husband had a financial stake in one of them.

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    House reprimands California congresswoman

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  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, speaks Feb. 8, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Waters' case faces another delay

    The House has prolonged its three-year ethics investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, yet again but is pledging to try to wrap up the case by the end of the year.

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    Inside Politics: Waters, colleagues demand disclosure in ethics case

    A contingent of 68 House Democrats is demanding more answers from the Ethics Committee about its decisions to move forward with the 2-year-old case against Rep. Maxine Waters and to dismiss the California Democrat's argument that her due process rights were violated.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Counsel: Ethics case against Rep. Waters will proceed

    An outside counsel hired by the House Ethics Committee to resolve allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in a 2-year-old conflict of interest case against Rep. Maxine Waters has concluded that the California Democrat's due process rights have not been violated and the case against her will proceed.

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  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Six House members recuse themselves from Waters' case

    Six members of the House Ethics Committee including its chairman have recused themselves from any matter involving Rep. Maxine Waters, including an internal investigation looking into whether the panel mishandled a two-year conflict-of-interest case against the California Democrat.

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  • Rep. Maxine Waters

    House ethics panel hires outside lawyer for Waters case

    The House Ethics Committee has hired outside counsel to review claims by Rep. Maxine Waters that the panel mishandled an investigation into allegations that she improperly tried to obtain a federal bailout for a minority-owned bank where her husband was a stockholder.

  • Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, wants the House to dismiss an ethics case centered on a bailout for a bank where her husband is an investor. (Associated Press)

    Waters demands dismissal of House ethics complaint

    Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday sought dismissal of House Ethics Committee allegations that she tried to obtain a federal bailout for a bank where her husband is an investor. Her attorney said misconduct and partisanship in the committee made a fair ethics proceeding impossible.

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