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FAA Reversal On Record Disclosure

The federal agency in charge of aviation safety has reneged on its promise to disclose records involving flying birds that damage commercial planes and instead will keep the information from the public.  The topic sparked worldwide interest earlier this year when a pilot was forced to land a plane with…

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Will Obama Protect Our Border?

March 27, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Rahm Emanuel’s High-Paying, Do-Nothing Tenure at Freddie Mac Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is not known as a shrinking violet. He’s been described as rude, crude, aggressive, mean-spirited, dogmatic and loquacious. Passive, quiet, inconspicuous? Not so much.…

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State Report Classifies Conservatives As Terrorists

An official Missouri State Police report on militia activity classifies Christian conservatives and groups that oppose abortion and illegal immigration as domestic terrorists.  The state law enforcement report (“The Modern Militia”) completely omits domestic terror groups associated with fundamentalist Muslims or those connected to liberals such as extreme

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Govt. Gives Addicts Drugs For Studies

In a scandalous waste of U.S. tax dollars, the federal government has for at least three decades provided illicit drugs to addicts who participate in publicly financed research studies.  Official records obtained by a Washington daily reveal that the government gives crack and powder cocaine, morphine and other hardcore drugs…

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Rahm Emanuel’s profitable stint at mortgage giant

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Judge Charged In Vote Buying Scheme

Five high-ranking public officials in southeast Kentucky’s impoverished Appalachian Mountain region have been arrested and federally indicted for masterminding a vote buying operation to obtain political power and personal gain.  A veteran judge, top clerk, school superintendent and two election board members in Clay County (population around 25,000) are

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EPA Nominee Quits Amid Fraud Probe

In the latest of many cabinet mishaps, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be second-in-command at the nation’s environmental agency has abruptly withdrawn amid a grant fraud investigation into a defunct group he once headed. Obama had touted Jon Cannon to be Deputy Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) but…

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N.J. Residents Against Services For Illegal Immigrants

A special advisory panel created by New Jersey’s governor to help immigrants blend into society recommends expanding taxpayer-funded services for illegal aliens although the public overwhelmingly opposes it. Governor Jon Corzine’s coveted Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigration Policy wants the state to offer illegal aliens driver’s licenses and

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Wash. State Lawmakers Got Cash From Raided Lobbying Firm

Two Washington State Democrats are embroiled in an FBI investigation for taking hefty donations from a defense lobbying firm that exchanged political contributions for earmarks with more than 100 federal lawmakers.  The Virginia-based lobbying firm (PMA Group) was raided by the FBI earlier this year and remains under federal investigation…

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State Dept. Security Breaches Ongoing

A third employee at the U.S. Department of State has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing confidential passport files, this time a low-level worker who repeatedly viewed what should have been protected information. The others sentenced in the scheme, which Justice Department officials say is still under investigation, were higher level…

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Sen. Dodd’s Wife Was AIG Director

The senator responsible for the legislative changes that allowed executives of a bailed-out company to get millions of dollars in bonuses has received lucrative donations from the firm and his wife has strong financial ties to it.  No wonder Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd created a loophole in last month’s $787…

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Police Chief Wants Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A police chief in Massachusetts has proposed giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, assuring that it’s a good policy and a procedural step that makes sense. Fitchburg Police Chief Robert DeMoura presented the idea at a state-sponsored forum designed to help Governor Deval Patrick better integrate illegal immigrants into Massachusetts society.…

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Federal Appeals Court To Get ACLU, ACORN Judge

President Barack Obama’s first judicial nomination worked for a radical leftist community group under federal investigation and received a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association when Bill Clinton assigned him to Indiana’s federal district court.  David Hamilton, a federal district judge for 14 years, has been selected to…

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Governor’s Private Jet Rides A Secret

The big-state governor who promised unprecedented transparency in his administration refuses to disclose what influential donors are paying for his many private jet rides around the country.  A local newspaper reports that Florida Governor Charlie Crist was ferried around in private jets about 100 times in the last few years…

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Fla. Indian Tribe Shields Criminals

A south Florida Indian tribe regularly abuses its sovereignty to protect members that commit serious crimes—including murder, felony assault and drunken driving outside tribal land—from justice.  The wealthy and politically connected Miccosukee Tribe of Indians wields tremendous power throughout the state, even though it has only 550 members. The tribe…

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Most Colleges Admit Illegal Aliens

More than 70% of taxpayer-funded public colleges in the U.S. knowingly admit illegal immigrants, according to a recent survey conducted by the nation’s premier association of collegiate registrars.   American taxpayers already dish out tens of billions of dollars annually to educate illegal aliens in public elementary and secondary schools…

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Checking Murderer’s Immigration Status Is Racial Profiling

Police in a Missouri town say checking the immigration status of a previously convicted Mexican who recently murdered two people would have constituted illegal racial profiling.  It turns out that the violent criminal, Manuel Cazares, is indeed an illegal immigrant but was released after several encounters with police, including a…

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Chaos in Washington

March 20, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Feds Attack Local Communities for Enforcing Immigration Laws And so it begins. At a time when many local law enforcement agencies are finding success putting a stop to illegal immigration crime, the Obama administration has decided to interfere.…

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Border Agents Leave Drain Open Overnight

In what may seem like a bad joke, a storm drain connecting Mexico to the United States was left open and unattended for hours by federal border agents who eventually discovered a number of illegal immigrants using it as a passageway into the country. It gets better. The storm drain…


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