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Obama hiring more lawyers to deal with New Republican oversight investigations

December 24, 2010 politisite 0

President Obama is planning the first major reorganization of his administration, preparing to shuffle several positions in the West Wing as he tries to fortify his political team for the realities of divided government and his own re-election. The president is studying how to maximize the power of the executive branch, advisers said, seeking insight from veterans of previous administrations and fresh advice from business leaders to guide the second […]

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Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O'Reilly and the death of real news

November 14, 2010 politisite 0

To witness Keith Olbermann – the most opinionated among MSNBC’s left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts – suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical, arcane holdover from a long-gone era of television journalism, when the networks considered the collection and dissemination of substantive and unbiased news to be a public trust.

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Ethics ‘Stain’: White House Altered Drilling Safety Report

November 10, 2010 politisite 0

The Interior Department‘s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling. The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. The scientists were only asked to review new safety measures […]

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Facing Ethics Violations, Maxine Waters Adopts Obama Strategy: "Blame Bush"

August 15, 2010 politisite 0

Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems — saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds — including one tied to her husband — because the Treasury Department wouldn’t schedule its own appointments. The California Democrat said in a Capitol Hill news conference — an event rarely held during a congressional recess — […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters wants Ethics trial before election

August 4, 2010 politisite 0

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif wants her ethics trial before the Midterm election.  She wrote in a letter to the committee that if her trial was held after the election it would prejudice how her constituents would view her integrity.  Waters strongly denies that she has done anything un-ethical and even alluded that there may be a racial element to her being charged. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. […]

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DNC Attacks Ensign, McConnell, and Vitter on ethics to Defend their own Scandals

March 12, 2010 politisite 0

With recent scandals with Massa and Rangel the DNC wants to turn the tables on the issue of Ethics back to the Republicans by painting the entire party are unethical because of Ensign and Vitter.  When President Clinton was president the same folks said that a persons private life is of no consequence to his ability to govern.  Seems like the DNC has taken a different viewpoint about Republicans while […]

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Three acquitted in Congressional Black Caucus Probe, Ethics Panel Nabs Rangel

February 26, 2010 politisite 0

Sorry Charlie, We don’t want congressman with good taste, we want congressman who are good. Calls for Congressman Charles Rangel’s resignation will not fall upon deaf ears this time.  House Ethics Panel finds that Rangel broke House rules by accepting trips to the Caribbean from 2007-2008. An ethics panel of the U.S. House of Representatives has found that Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., broke House rules, the AP reported. Rangel is […]