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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…


Congressman Gets Illegal Tax Break

A ranking member of the U.S. House of Representative’s tax-writing committee claims a Maryland home—located thousands of miles from the California district he represents—as his principal residence to get an illegal tax break. Democrat Pete Stark, who has represented northern California in the House since 1973, lies about here he…


Pelosi: Un-American To Enforce Immigration Laws

The powerful veteran lawmaker recently exposed by Judicial Watch for using the Air Force as her personal airline says that it’s "un-American" to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.  Delivering an emotional speech at a church in her San Francisco district, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the audience that enforcement of…


Big U.S. Co. Smuggles Mexican Drugs

The nation’s largest railroad company is being sued by the U.S. government for smuggling huge quantities of drugs into the country from Mexico and repeatedly lying about it to customs inspectors. Union Pacific Railroad Co. has transported more than two tons of marijuana and over 100 kilograms of cocaine into…


Age Affecting Federal Judges

With lifetime appointments protected by the U.S. Constitution, many of the nation’s federal judges are too old to effectively do their job and a group of influential legal experts is proposing major reforms. More than one third of the nation’s federal judges are 70 years old or older, according to…


Budget Crisis Forces Cut In Free Illegal Immigrant Health Care

Pushed against the wall by a devastating budget crisis, a second county in a notorious sanctuary border state will end the costly practice of providing illegal immigrants with free healthcare.  Supervisors in northern California’s Contra Costa County approved a measure this week to stop offering illegal aliens free non-urgent health…


Commerce Pick Has China Cash Ties

Barack Obama’s third pick to head the Commerce Department has questionably close ties to companies that do business with China as well as shady Chinese fundraisers yet he will approve sensitive imports to the country if he gets confirmed this month.  A Washington D.C. newspaper reports that Commerce Secretary nominee…


Mayor Blames Feds For Illegal Immigrant Cop Shooting

The mayor of an illegal immigrant sanctuary city has chastised the federal government for missing multiple opportunities to deport a previously convicted El Salvadoran who recently shot a police officer.  The irony is that the angry mayor presides over a major Texas city (Houston) that has long offered illegal aliens…


Fake IDs Used To Get U.S. Passports

Nearly eight years after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, phony documents and fake identities were repeatedly used to fool the State Department into issuing American passports.  The embarrassing security lapse is documented in a Congressional investigative report that details how the government failed a crucial post September 11…


Senator Guilty Of 137 Corruption Charges

One of the most powerful figures in Pennsylvania politics has been convicted of so many corruption counts that the federal jury forewoman had to break twice for water to complete today’s marathon verdict announcement. State Senator Vincent Fumo, a 30-year veteran and longtime ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee,…


Nevada’s $630 Million Illegal Immigrant Burden

One of the states hardest hit by the nation’s dire financial crisis annually spends hundreds of millions of dollars to educate, incarcerate and medically treat its rapidly growing illegal immigrant population.  Each year taxpayers in Nevada, the country’s fastest growing state, spend a whopping $630 million to provide illegal aliens…


Maxine Waters under scrutiny for bank ties


FBI Blows Off Public Records Laws

Utilizing an outdated and deliberately limited search process, the Federal Bureau of Investigation fails to comply with two thirds of public records requests, far more than any other government agency. Even scarier is that the FBI, responsible for protecting the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, uses the…


“Air Pelosi” Scandal

March 13, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi’s Repeated Requests for Military Travel New documents uncovered by Judicial Watch suggest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline. This discovery has led to…


Jail Bound Judge May Lose Pension

A veteran Pennsylvania Superior Court judge convicted of eight felonies has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and now risks losing his lucrative public pension.  After a five-week trial that ended in mid November, the disgraced jurist (Michael Joyce) was convicted by a jury of mail fraud and…


Obama Hires More Lobbyists

Proclaiming it’s in the public’s interest, President Barack Obama has again violated his own lobbyist ban by issuing “ethics waivers” to bring two more aboard including a high-ranking La Raza official. Repeatedly blowing off his campaign promise to ban lobbyists from his administration, the president has actually stacked his coveted…


Millions Of Tax Dollars To Preserve Kennedy Legacy

Nearly one-third of the $126 million that Massachusetts is getting from the recently passed federal spending bill will go to preserve the legacy of the state’s infamous political family.  The Kennedy legacy will be largely funded with U.S. tax dollars thanks to an array of earmarks inserted—and signed into law…


JW Obtains Grand Jury Subpoenas of Federal Investigation of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich – White House Advisors Listed

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the office of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as result of an Illinois Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to federal investigations of Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January…


Hookergate Senator Goes Ballistic At Airport

A Louisiana senator famous for his involvement in a Washington D.C. prostitution scandal violated airport security moments after going ballistic on an airline employee because he didn’t receive special treatment.  A Capitol Hill newspaper reports that Republican David Vitter—of D.C. Madam fame—became irate recently at Washington’s Dulles Airport after


Public Officials Back Corrupt New Mexico Lawmaker

A corrupt New Mexico lawmaker who pleaded guilty to three felonies for his role in a courthouse construction scandal has strong support from a series of notable politicians who have written to the federal judge who will sentence him next week.  The unconditional backing from a who’s who of New…

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