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CIA Confirms JW’s Terrorist Interrogation Findings

Years after Judicial Watch uncovered explosive records showing that Congress approved the U.S. government’s terrorist interrogation program the mainstream media is finally interested because a former CIA counterterrorism chief has confirmed it in his new book. The fact of the matter is that a JW investigation long ago exposed this…

Judge Says Prosecution Of Convicted DHS Director “Overkill”

The federal judge who presided over the trial of a Homeland Security director convicted of helping an illegal immigrant avoid deportation disagrees with the verdict and has ordered a new trial, saying it was “overkill” for the government to prosecute the official in the first place. This sort of blatant…

Mexico Threatens U.S. For Absolving BP In Illegal Alien Shooting

Mexico has issued the U.S. government what amounts to a diplomatic threat for exonerating a Border Patrol agent who shot an illegal immigrant near the Texas border nearly two years ago after being assaulted with rocks. The shooting occurred in the summer of 2010 when the federal agent, Jesus Mesa,…

Congress Recognizes “Unusual” Fed Studies On Dog Urine, Flies’ Sex Habits

A group of bipartisan federal lawmakers have created a new award to recognize publicly-funded research on outlandish subjects like guinea pig eardrums, dog urine and the sexual habits of a parasitic fly known as a screwworm. Once viewed as “unusual, odd or obscure,” the taxpayer-funded research has transformed lives, fueled…

Nearly 1 Mil Public School Crimes Not Reported To Police

In a frightening revelation, the government has conceded that nearly 1 million violent crimes committed at public schools throughout the United States are not reported to police, probably to shield perpetrators from disadvantaged and minority communities. What else could it be? Why wouldn’t administrators responsible for keeping kids safe in…

Taxpayers Stuck With Billions In TARP Losses

While the Obama Administration laughably claims that its disastrous bank bailout has turned a profit, a federal investigation reveals this week that hundreds of small financial institutions can’t afford to repay the government loans and its costing U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. This is hardly earth-shattering news considering…

U.S. Spends $10 Mil To Train Asian Call Center Workers

While President Obama calls on companies to insource overseas jobs back to the U.S., the federal government is spending millions of dollars to help foreigners learn enough English to work in offshore call centers for American businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is blowing $10 million to train…

DOJ Tries To Seize Control Of Public Records Arbitration

In a dangerous power grab that will jeopardize government transparency, the Obama Justice Department wants to redefine federal public record law so that it becomes the sole arbiter in disputes between agencies and individuals who submit requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The unprecedented move would give the…

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