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Big Banks Get Billions, Waters Gets Busted

Aug 10, 2010
Broadway and Central Avenue in the Watts area of South Los Angeles are lined with dozens of small, marginal businesses, but hardly any banks. In a capitalist economy, these are streets without capital, losers in the race to the top. Waters has spent years trying to help minority-owned banks. Her relationship with one of them, OneUnited, got her in trouble.

Another Prominent Democrat Faces Ethics Charges

Aug 3, 2010
Rep. Maxine Waters, a stalwart progressive voice in the House for nearly 20 years, is defending herself against charges that she improperly intervened to help bail out a bank with ties to her husband. Waters released a statement denying any wrongdoing, saying she was merely working on behalf of minority banks.

The Whistle-Blower They Ignored

Apr 14, 2010
There aren’t too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them -- and had he been listened to, a significant part of the housing crisis could have been mitigated. There aren’t too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them.