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Oops! State Dept. Mistakenly Sends JW “SECRET” Files Intended for CDC


Oops! State Dept. Mistakenly Sends JW “SECRET” Files Intended for CDC

The government agency that allowed Hillary Clinton to traffic highly classified information on an unsecure, personal email server accidentally sent Judicial Watch “SECRET” documents that were supposed to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The gaffe could have constituted a violation of laws regarding the passing…


Weekly Update: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Lessons   Thanksgiving Lessons A little known story of our Thanksgiving tradition is both instructive and inspiring today as we celebrate this, the 395th anniversary of the very first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims celebrated the first such day in 1621, almost four centuries ago. It was a harvest feast and…


Marco Rubio spent lavishly on a GOP credit card, but some transactions are still secret

It has become legend in Florida political circles, a missing chapter in Marco Rubio’s convoluted financial story: two years of credit card transactions from his time in the state House, when he and other Republican leaders freely spent party money.


$335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use

A $335 million Afghan power plant funded by American taxpayers is “severely underutilized” and the intermittent use of the costly facility has resulted in damage and premature failure, according to a federal audit. It marks the latest of many scandals involving the U.S. government’s multi-billion dollar Afghanistan “reconstruction” effort, which…


Classified emails from Clinton aides kick-started FBI probe, candidate downplays controversy

An email from a top Clinton adviser containing classified military intelligence information, and one from a top aide containing classified information about the Benghazi terror attack, were the documents that kick-started the FBI investigation into the mishandling of classified information, Fox News has learned.


Phoenix Ends Practice Of Free Illegal Union Ads On Firetrucks

Judicial Watch won an important victory in Arizona recently. Specifically, Judicial Watch efforts led to union decals being removed from city firetrucks, which had been providing free union advertising.


Firefighters told to remove decals from trucks

Judicial Watch recently won another victory for transparent government and correct use of taxpayer funds. Thanks to our investigation, fire trucks in Phoenix will be required to remove stickers bearing union logos, which had given unions free advertising.


Vast data warehouse raises privacy concerns

Obamacare is in the news yet again. This time, the warehouse that stores individuals’ private personal and health information for up to 10 years is the subject of interest.


Bloomberg Oil Trent Lott’s Firm Made a Fortune Lobbying for the Kremlin

While policymakers talk about increasing sanctions on Russia, lobbying firms are partnering with Russian energy organizations to ensure maximum mutual economic benefit, even if it’s not in America’s best interests.


FCC Sued over ‘Questionable’ Newsroom Study

Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the FCC to seek records relating to the agency’s “Critical Information Needs” (CIN) pilot study. This study, which was announced in May 2013 and suspended in February 2014, would have monitored news rooms on how they make editorial edits to their stories, a clear free…


Fed Audit Confirms JW’s Work on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The agency created by President Obama to warrantlessly collect the private financial information of millions of Americans fails to adequately protect the data and must boost security, according to a federal audit conducted with Judicial Watch’s assistance. Truth is the agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), shouldn’t even exist. It’s…


I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?


Fed Agency Takes Nearly 4 Years to Probe Refinery Blast

Almost four years after a deadly explosion at an oil refinery in Washington State, the federal agency responsible for investigating the accident has finally issued a draft report calling for “inherently safer equipment materials.” Even for a bloated U.S. government that repeatedly demonstrates its inefficiency, the years-long delay may seem…


Mayors with Big Political Ties Charged in Bribery Scheme

Two small-town mayors with ties to big-time politicians and lobbyists have been arrested by the FBI and criminally charged for participating in a major public corruption scheme involving the theft of federal grants. The public officials run little municipalities in south Florida that most people have never even heard of,…


Fla. GOP Avoids “Painful Unpeeling of State Party Secrets” With Guilty Plea

Days before the start of his corruption trial, the once powerful head of Florida’s Republican Party (Jim Greer) has pleaded guilty to multiple felonies—including theft and money laundering—for stealing north of $200,000 in party funds. Republicans dodged a bullet with the surprising last-minute plea deal because damaging information about the…


New Federal Board To Help “Underserved”

In the Obama Administration’s never-ending expansion of government, yet another new federal advisory committee has been empaneled to help “underserved” low-income populations succeed. The new agency was actually created under the more popular theme of conservation, specifically of the nation’s best-known natural resources such as landmark forests, beaches and


Judicial Watch Uncovers DOL Smartphone App Scandal

A Judicial Watch investigation has uncovered a scandal behind the Department of Labor’s (DOL) wasteful, bilingual smartphone app to help hourly workers “stand up for their rights” and file complaints against employers. The first-of-its-kind app was announced by the agency in May as an innovative electronic timesheet to help employees independently track…


FBI Should Release Obama’s Blagojevich Interviews

Now that Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial is done and the disgraced Illinois governor has been sentenced, the FBI’s extensive interview with President Barack Obama related to the case should be made public. After all, Obama and his top aides—including Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett—were prominently mentioned at both of Blagojevich’s…


Brief challenging assertion of absolute immunity by Vice President


FCC Colluded with Leftist Organization Free Press to Push Government Regulation of Internet, Documents Show

Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — June 2, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that indicate officials at the FCC colluded with the leftist Free Press…

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