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Say It Isn't So Maxine

After almost a year of building up to the banking regulatory reform brawl, it looks like Mad Max may have more pressing things to attend to this fall.

The House ethics committee announced Wednesday that it is extending probes into two lawmakers -- Democrat Maxine Waters of California and Republican Sam Graves of Missouri -- in unrelated cases while it deferred investigation into a case involving Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct did not say why it was extending the probes, but that they related to an unannounced question surrounding the conduct of Waters and an unspecified matter regarding Graves.