Ethics

After meeting on Tuesday afternoon, GOP members collectively agreed not to move forward with their proposed changes.

GEORGIA — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the target of an ethics examination, investigated by The NY Times, as to whether he misused his “prestige of office” to persuade his friend Harlan Crow to fund a museum in Pin Point, Georgia. Thomas, who is from Pin Point, introduced residents to Crow, who the Times […]

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has taken a virtually unprecedented step. She is challenging the House Ethics Committee to fully release the entire report on her alleged ethics violation.

WASHINGTON – A House panel announced Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters has been charged with violating ethics rules, setting the stage for a second election-season trial for a longtime Democratic lawmaker and adding to the party’s political woes. The charges against Waters, a 10-term California congresswoman, focus on whether she broke the rules in requesting […]

By Todd Steven Burroughs First, it was Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) going to trial in front of the House Ethics Committee for 13 alleged ethical violations. And now Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) makes two—two of Black America’s most powerful politicians in the crosshairs. So, more examples of a conspiracy to attack powerful Black politicians? Not according to […]

From LATimes.com: A House panel is preparing to accuse Rep. Maxine Waters of at least one ethics violation in her efforts to help a bank with ties to her husband, and the longtime Los Angeles Democrat plans to fight the charges in a House trial, according to a source familiar with the case. The allegations […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and 19 fellow black lawmakers in the all-Democratic caucus quietly introduced a resolution last week that would […]