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Feds Give City That Killed 400 Trees $1.5 Mil to Plant More


Feds Give City That Killed 400 Trees $1.5 Mil to Plant More

Months after a U.S. city deliberately killed hundreds of trees to make room for the transfer of the space shuttle Endeavour the feds are celebrating a $1.5 million program to plant new trees in the area. It’s just one of a multitude of examples of senseless government spending. While the…


FBI Raid Shines Light on Senator’s Hooker Scandal

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Dominican prostitute scandal has finally caught the attention of the mainstream media because the FBI raided the office of the shady doctor friend that reportedly furnished the hookers, but it’s hardly the first time the New Jersey Democrat is embroiled in illegal behavior. In fact, Judicial…


Fed Workers Complain about Low Morale, Pay

Federal employees earn more than private-sector workers and, with an administration that’s drastically expanded government, they have better job security yet they whine in a new survey that satisfaction has hit its lowest point in nearly ten years. Boohoo! Across the board, the nation’s 2.3 million federal employees rake in…


Scandal-Plagued Maxine Waters Top Dem on Banking Committee

A famously corrupt—and seemingly untouchable—congresswoman renowned for abusing her power to enrich family members is set to hold a ranking position on the powerful House committee that oversees the nation’s financial services industries. Even for Washington this is a bit much. Democrats have chosen a scandal-plagued college, veteran Congresswoman Maxine…


Feds Look the Other Way As Medicaid Fraud Rises

Federal authorities have for years ignored a growing crisis involving a fraud-infested government entitlement program that fleeces U.S. taxpayers out of millions of dollars, according to a shocking new audit released this week. It would almost seem inconceivable—even for today’s bloated government—if it wasn’t laid out in a report issued…


SEC Watchdog Fired for Reporting Misconduct

In the latest of many scandals to rock the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a former assistant inspector general is suing the agency claiming that he was fired for reporting wrongdoing, including security breaches and misconduct among top officers. It’s yet another black eye for the famously inept federal agency…


Corruption Scandals Don’t Stop U.S. Reps from Winning Reelection

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s victory in Illinois is the latest example of a congressman winning reelection under a dark cloud of corruption, illustrating that in some districts voters are blindly loyal to certain beloved candidates. Jackson, son of the famed civil rights con man with the same name, is not the…


Another D.C. Scandal Fleeces Taxpayers Out Of Millions

In a classic fleecing of U.S. taxpayers, a politically-connected nonprofit blew millions of dollars that were supposed to help build and renovate housing for the poor in the slums surrounding the nation’s capital. The cash—more than $13.7 million—mostly flowed under the leadership of ousted Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, who…


Report Lists Over $6.5 Bil In Wasteful Govt. Spending

A U.S. Senator just released a report featuring enraging examples of how the government blew billions of dollars on wasteful things like a $10 million remake of a popular American kids show for Pakistan and $35 million for political party conventions in 2012. This type of frivolous spending is the…


Federal AIDS Money Spent On Strip Club

The city that let a councilman blow $300,000 in youth sports funds on personal travel and a luxury sports utility vehicle has spent federal AIDS prevention money on a strip club.It gets better. The AIDS money—around $330,000—that helped transform a rundown warehouse into a nude bar went to a nonprofit operated by…


Judicial Watch Obtains Documents from DC Mayor’s Office re: Mayor Fenty’s Overseas Trip to Dubai in February 2009

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Office of the Secretary for the District of Columbia related to Mayor Adrian Fenty’s travel itinerary, including the mayor’s controversial trip to Dubai, February 15-22, 2009. Included among

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