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CROOK! MAXINE WATERS TO PAY DAUGHTER ANOTHER $108,000 FROM CAMPAIGN FUNDS TO SEND OUT 200,000 MAILERS

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Named as one of the most corrupt members of Congress, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters is set to pay her daughter, Karen Waters ANOTHER $108,000 from campaign funds to send out 200,000 mailers. Karen Waters has collected approximately $650,000 to date for ‘running’ her mother’s mailer campaign.

After this $108,000, she will have made over $750,000 for sending out mailers since 2006. Nice job!

Via Free Beacon:

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show.

Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother’s campaign.

Karen is in charge of a “slate mailer” operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters’ federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician.

The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an “official sample ballot” and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.

During the 2016 election cycle, Waters’ campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements.

Karen Waters collected $65,287 throughout the 2016 cycle to run the slate mailer operation. Karen, along with her firm Progressive Connections, has received nearly $650,000 in payments from Citizens for Waters since 2006.

Waters’ most recent filings to the Federal Election Commission show that an outstanding balance of $108,952.15 is owed to Karen Waters. When Karen is paid the money that she is owed, she will have pocketed around $750,000 for running the mailers for the campaign since 2006.

Maxine Waters Allegations of Corruption:

According to Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich writing in the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Maxine Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped.

They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters replied that “They do their business and I do mine.”[54] Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Waters to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 reports.

She was accused of using her position to prevail upon officials to meet with OneUnited Bank without disclosing that she and her husband had significant stock holdings in the company.[55] Since she was on the Financial Services Committee she largely had the role of determining where TARP funds would go.

$12 Million in TARP funds went to OneUnited without her ever disclosing that she had a financial stake at the company.[56][57][58] Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month due to her intention to obtain an earmark for the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.[59]

In 2010, Waters came under investigation for ethics violations and was accused by a House panel of at least one ethics violation related to her efforts to help OneUnited Bank receive federal aid.[60]

Waters’ husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank’s executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was “all but wiped out” after the U.S. government took them over.

The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money.[61][62] The matter was investigated by the House Ethics Committee,[63][64] which charged her with violations of the House’s ethics rules in 2010.[65][66][67][68] On September 21, 2012, the House Ethics Committee completed a report clearing Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigation.[69]

PERFECT! CONGRESS HELD HEARING FOR SPLIT OF LIBERAL 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

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( Daily Caller ) The most liberal court in America could be heading for a split.

A House panel held a hearing on possibly splitting the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday morning. The 9th Circuit is recently serving as the primary antithesis to President Donald Trump.

Three 9th Circuit judges, including Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, Judge Alex Kozinski, and Judge Carlos Bea gave testimony before House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. All three judges, like most of their 9th Circuit colleagues, support the current configuration and oppose splitting the court.

The subcommittee’s chairman, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, said the court has become too unwieldy to operate efficiently. At 12,000 cases, the court hears twice as many appeals as the next largest circuit court per year. The court also has the largest geographic jurisdiction in the country, running as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Fully one-fifth of the country’s population sits in the 9th Circuit. As such, the court’s massive docket generates lengthy turnaround times in decisions and can make access to the courts challenging for average citizens.

The sprawling 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was split into two appeals courts in 1981 over similar concerns. Alabama, Georgia, and Florida were removed from the 5th Circuit and reestablished as the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Issa pointed out that the legislation was adopted quickly in both houses of Congress with unanimous consent.

Read more: SPLIT IT Congress Considers Splitting Trump’s Least Favorite Circuit Court

 

 

 

TRANSCRIPT OF TRUMP’S FIRST SPEECH TO CONGRESS: BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES, BELIEVE IN AMERICA

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‘TO FIGHT – AND TO WIN’: TRUMP’S SPEECH TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

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‘Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America:

‘Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.

‘Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice –- in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present.

‘That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.

‘A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning.

‘A new national pride is sweeping across our Nation.

‘And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.

‘What we are witnessing today is the Renewal of the American Spirit.

‘Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead.

‘All the nations of the world — friend or foe — will find that America is strong, America is proud, and America is free.

‘In 9 years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding — 250 years since the day we declared our Independence.

‘It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world.

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BEAUTIES! MELANIA AND IVANKA BRING SIMPLE GLAMOUR, GOT STANDING OVATION AT TRUMP’S FIRST SPEECH TO CONGRESS

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Melania was wearing a sleek, sequinned Michael Kors black suit, pulled together with a wide black belt, as she listened to Trump speak 

Trump beauties! First Lady Melania Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Kushner bring simple glamour at Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress. The beautiful First Lady received standing ovation from the crowd.

The 46-year-old wore a sleek, sequinned Michael Kors black suit, pulled together with a wide black belt. The jacket retails for $5,000 while the skirt goes for $4,600, according to E News.

Stunning Ivanka, however, chose a $2,995 Roland Mouret Rawlings fuchsia dress.

 

 

First Lady Melania Trump made an elegant entrance as she took her seat before her husband was announced

 

 

The first lady and first daughter looked incredibly glamorous as they arrived for the speech on Tuesday

 

 

AMAZING! TRUMP FIRST SPEECH TO CONGRESS WITH GORGEOUS MELANIA IN BLACK DRESS

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( Daily Mail ) President Donald Trump took his first mission-critical trip down Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday to address a Joint Session of Congress, telling his political opponents that ‘the time for small thinking is over, the time for trivial fights is behind us.’

At that very moment, a member of the Democratic Party hissed.

But Trump’s 60-minute speech drew 94 interruptions for applause, including a sustained, tear-jerking ovation for the widow of a Navy SEAL killed in action just eight days after Trump took office.

As Carryn Owens wept and Ivanka Trump comforted her, Trump said her husband Ryan was happy that the lengthy applause ‘broke a record.’

The slain sailor’s father made headlines last week when he said he had refused to speak with the president when his son’s remains were returned to the U.S. in a somber ceremony. He also blasted Trump for green-lighting what he called the ‘stupid mission’ that claimed Ryan’s life.

But the president praised Ryan as ‘a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.’

‘Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity’ Trump said. ‘For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom. We will never forget Ryan.’

Trump began Tuesday night with a claim on the role of political peacemaker, saying he wanted to bring Americans who voted for him together with those who didn’t.

‘I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart,’ he said.

 

READ MORE: Believe in America: Trump reboots his presidency with condemnation of hatred, a rousing vision of what country can be by 250th anniversary of independence and a heartbreaking appearance by the widow of SEAL hero whose father snubbed him

 

 

First Lady Melania made an elegant entrance as she took her seat before her husband was announced

 

 

First Lady Melania Trump made an elegant entrance as she took her seat before her husband was announcedFirst Lady Melania made an elegant entrance as she took her seat before her husband was announced

 

 

 

Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner were seated behind the First Lady and Second Lady Karen Pence 

 

 

The first lady kept a straight face as she applauded with her guests as her husband spoke from the Speaker's rostrum 

 

 

 

Mrs Owens received the longest applause of the night as the House listened to Trump's tribute to her fallen husband 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump started his speech with a claim on the role of political peacemaker, saying he wanted to bring Americans who voted for him together with those who didn't

 

 

 

 

TED CRUZ INTRODUCE TERM LIMITS ON MEMBERS OF CONGRESS…END CAREER POLITICIANS IN D.C.? YEP!

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Today Congressman Ron DeSantis and I introduced a Constitutional amendment to impose #TermLimits on members of Congress.

The time is now for Congress, with the overwhelming support of the American people, to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification. With control of a decisive majority of the states, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, we have a responsibility to answer the voters’ call-to-action. We must deliver.

Sen. Cruz and Rep. DeSantis today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms. cruz.senate.gov