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By Richard Reeves | November 22, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- So the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Deutch, was shocked to discover that black Americans believe the U.S. government in general, and his agency in particular, are involved in the drug business.Where has he been? One can only hope that he knows more about the rest of the world than he does about his own country.Where to begin? The anger now is about crack cocaine in Los Angeles and charges by Rep. Maxine Waters, among others, that the CIA worked with drug lords and distributors to raise money and channel it to the contras fighting Marxists in Nicaragua.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 28, 2011
I am pleased to report the sighting of an artifact so rarely seen among Democrats that it has become the stuff of legend and conjecture, like Bigfoot or theLoch Ness monster. It is called a spine. Said spine was briefly glimpsed a little over a week ago at a "jobs summit" in Inglewood, Calif., in the person of Rep. Maxine Waters. "I'm not afraid of anybody," the California Democrat said. "... And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell. " Her words left the Tea Party Patriots sputtering about the need to play nice.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 29, 1996
CHICAGO -- California Congresswoman Maxine Waters was holding court at the Democratic convention this week, railing against the welfare reform bill President Clinton recently signed -- but in oddly measured tones."
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 16, 2000
LOS ANGELES - Gore campaign officials moved swiftly yesterday to stamp out a potential brush fire of black voter discontent with Al Gore's running mate, dispatching Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman to personally "clarify" his positions on affirmative action and private school vouchers. Lieberman, along with Gore's African-American campaign manager, Donna Brazile, and two black Cabinet members, Alexis M. Herman and Rodney Slater, descended on a meeting of the Democratic Party's black caucus to make the case that Lieberman has been sympathetic to their causes since 1963, when he helped register black voters in Mississippi.
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By Marcia Myers and Ellen Gamerman and Marcia Myers and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 20, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In this climate, even the Pledge of Allegiance can prompt partisan catcalls.Rep. Gerald B. H. Solomon, a New York Republican, rose yesterday to deliver the pledge, yesterday's first order of business for the House of Representatives. After he reached "with liberty and justice for all," spectators in the gallery who were against impeachment began shouting, "ALL." Their point: justice was being delivered only to the Republicans, since censure was not an option.The calls eventually hushed, but it took two slams of the gavel to stop them.
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 16, 2000
LOS ANGELES - Gore campaign officials moved swiftly yesterday to stamp out a potential brush fire of black voter discontent with Al Gore's running mate, dispatching Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman to personally "clarify" his positions on affirmative action and private school vouchers. Lieberman, along with Gore's African-American campaign manager, Donna Brazile, and two black Cabinet members, Alexis M. Herman and Rodney Slater, descended on a meeting of the Democratic Party's black caucus to make the case that Lieberman has been sympathetic to their causes since 1963, when he helped register black voters in Mississippi.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 28, 2011
I am pleased to report the sighting of an artifact so rarely seen among Democrats that it has become the stuff of legend and conjecture, like Bigfoot or theLoch Ness monster. It is called a spine. Said spine was briefly glimpsed a little over a week ago at a "jobs summit" in Inglewood, Calif., in the person of Rep. Maxine Waters. "I'm not afraid of anybody," the California Democrat said. "... And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell. " Her words left the Tea Party Patriots sputtering about the need to play nice.
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September 6, 2011
I am offended by columnist Leonard Pitts' applause for Rep. Maxine Waters' telling the tea party to "go straight to hell," as well as by letter writer Thad Paulhamus' remark that "the tea party, and by extension, the entire Republican Party with which it is almost unanimously affiliated, has made no secret of its aim to cripple and foreshorten the administration of our current president" - blah, blah, blah. Both comments are specious and irresponsible. I, and 99 percent of my Republican friends, are "affiliated" with the tea party on one issue and one issue only: Out of control congressional spending.
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August 30, 2011
Columnist Leonard Pitts champions Rep. Maxine Waters of California for saying the tea party can "go straight to hell" ("Sometimes, you just have to stand up to a bully," Aug. 28). The tea party is predominantly white, and Representative Waters and Mr. Pitts are black. So we have an elected official telling a group of concerned citizens fighting for a particular point of view to get lost, and a respected journalist cheering her on. But what if the situation were reversed, and we had a white private citizen telling a group of elected officials such as the Congressional Black Caucus to "go to hell.
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January 11, 2011
I hardly know where to begin with my disgust over the editorial "The language of violence" (Jan. 11). Once more the editors of The Baltimore Sun demonstrate their myopic, one-sided political views. They start by stating that Sarah Palin and the tea party are not responsible for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting. They then proceed to completely undermine this assertion by lambasting conservatives for their supposed political invective. They dismiss Republican denunciations of this violence as ringing "hollow" and conclude with the assertion that most of the heated political rhetoric flows from Republicans.
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By Marcia Myers and Ellen Gamerman and Marcia Myers and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 20, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In this climate, even the Pledge of Allegiance can prompt partisan catcalls.Rep. Gerald B. H. Solomon, a New York Republican, rose yesterday to deliver the pledge, yesterday's first order of business for the House of Representatives. After he reached "with liberty and justice for all," spectators in the gallery who were against impeachment began shouting, "ALL." Their point: justice was being delivered only to the Republicans, since censure was not an option.The calls eventually hushed, but it took two slams of the gavel to stop them.
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By Richard Reeves | November 22, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- So the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Deutch, was shocked to discover that black Americans believe the U.S. government in general, and his agency in particular, are involved in the drug business.Where has he been? One can only hope that he knows more about the rest of the world than he does about his own country.Where to begin? The anger now is about crack cocaine in Los Angeles and charges by Rep. Maxine Waters, among others, that the CIA worked with drug lords and distributors to raise money and channel it to the contras fighting Marxists in Nicaragua.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 29, 1996
CHICAGO -- California Congresswoman Maxine Waters was holding court at the Democratic convention this week, railing against the welfare reform bill President Clinton recently signed -- but in oddly measured tones."
NEWS
September 1, 2011
Columnist Leonard Pitts recently applauded Rep. Maxine Waters for her comment about where the tea party should go ("Sometimes, you just have to stand up to a bully," Aug. 28). He admitted that her remark had been intemperate, and I believe Ms. Waters has also. But Mr. Pitts hardly introduces a double standard by seconding her opinion. The tea party, and by extension, the entire Republican party with which it is almost unanimously affiliated, has made no secret of its aim to cripple and foreshorten the administration of our current president.
NEWS
May 19, 1991
Following are the commencement ceremonies announced by private and public colleges and universities in Maryland:Speaker: Cynthia Shepard Perry, U.S. ambassador to BurundiMorgan State UniversityTime: 10 a.m.Date: TodayGraduates: 650?3 Speaker: Representative Maxine Waters, D-Calif.Maryland Institute College of ArtTime: 2 p.m.Date: TomorrowGraduates: 2177+ Speaker: Anne Truitt, artist and writerUniversity of BaltimoreYale Gordon College of Liberal Arts & Robert G. Merrick School of BusinessTime: 8 p.m.Date: TuesdayGraduates: 270Speaker: Dr. Donald N. Langenberg, chancellor of the University of Maryland SystemVilla Julie CollegeTime: 3 p.m.Date: ThursdayGraduates: about 200Speaker: Brother F. Patrick Ellis, F.S.C.
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