Getting Ugly

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It’s an election year for the House Ethics Committee, too. Democrats on the committee were completely blindsided yesterday when committee Republicans released a statement demanding the ethics cases of Reps. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) be heard before the midterm elections. A senior Democratic aide accuses the Republicans of timing the announcement for when committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) was on a flight from DC back home to her district.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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