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Jail For Bribed Immigration Director

A high-ranking immigration official guilty of taking bribes to release illegal immigrants with criminal records—including one who committed murder after being freed—will go to prison for only three years and the government asked for an even shorter sentence.  The former director (Roy Bailey) of detention and removal in the Detroit…

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No mortgage pinch for Obama, team

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Obama’s Distinguished Board Tainted

President Obama’s coveted economic advisory board of “distinguished citizens” features rich donors, a corrupt labor official embroiled in a money laundering scheme during the Clinton Administration and a millionaire whose bank folded after victimizing borrowers with subprime loans.  With an executive order, the new Economic Recovery Advisory Board was

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JW Helps “Joe the Plumber”

March 6, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Judicial Watch Files Civil Rights Lawsuit on Behalf of "Joe the Plumber" On March 5, during a news conference held at the National Press Club, Judicial Watch announced a new federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of…

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Judge Guilty Of Fraud

A Georgia judge already charged with seven misconduct violations by his Judicial Qualifications Commission has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally accepting a lucrative political appointment to settle unpaid attorney’s fees.   The Clinch County Judge, Berrien Sutton, was one of several in Georgia’s Alapaha Judicial Circuit to have…

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Jury’s Terrorism Conviction Tossed

A federal judge in Connecticut threw out the jury conviction of a U.S. Navy sailor who endangered his own crewmates by passing information about ship movements to terrorists, essentially cutting his prison sentence in half.  Last March a federal jury found Navy sailor Hassan Abu-Jihaad, a Muslim convert, guilty of…

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Big donors dominate Obama panel

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Bill To Make Mexican ID Official

A pair of lawmakers in the nation’s most populous state has introduced legislation that would allow easily forged Mexican identification cards—popular among illegal immigrants—to be accepted as an official form of ID. The California Democrats, a state senator from the south and an assemblyman from the north, want the Mexican…

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Judicial Watch Files Civil Rights Lawsuit on Behalf of “Joe the Plumber”

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, known to many as "Joe the Plumber," alleging that officials of the State of Ohio violated Mr. Wurzelbacher’s constitutional rights by

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Georgia Lawmakers Evade Taxes

Around ten percent of Georgia state legislators have not paid their taxes and one veteran senator proudly admits he’s blown off the Internal Revenue Service for at least two years.  The violations were made public recently when the Georgia Senate tried implementing a rule designed to punish members who don’t…

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Obama Intel Chief Has Troubling Foreign Ties

In yet another Obama Administration gaffe, the official chosen to chair the intelligence agency that gathers the nation’s most sensitive assessments has deep financial ties with countries hostile to the United States.  A Washington newspaper reports that an independent inspector general is investigating the compromising foreign financial relationships of

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Corrupt Politician Stripped Of Pension

Fresh from completing a prison sentence for corruption, one of south Florida’s most prominent Democrat politicians has been stripped of the lucrative public pension he insists he’s entitled to.  Ken Jenne, a former county prosecutor and state senator who for a decade headed Florida’s biggest sheriff’s department, believes his $134,500…

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Public Buses A Safe Haven For Illegal Immigrants

In an effort to make buses a “safe haven” for illegal immigrants, public transit officials in a Washington county near Canada have posted signs directing passengers to ignore Border Patrol agents. Jefferson County Transit officials recruited a civil rights group to install the signs inside public buses amid immigration crackdowns…

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Judicial Watch Announces a Press Conference Featuring “Joe the Plumber”

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced a press conference with Samuel Wurzelbacher — "Joe the Plumber." The event is open to the press and the public. Date: Thursday, March 5th Time: 2 PM Location: The National Press Club’s Zenger Room   529 14th…

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State DMV Employee Sells Illegal Immigrants Licenses

For the seventh time in a few years, an employee in Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles has been arrested for selling drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Police say the DMV employee in Norwalk received large sums of money to ensure that the illegal immigrants were not required to present identification…

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Another Obama Adm. Tax Cheat

In what may seem like a bad joke, yet another top-level appointee in the Obama Administration for years failed to pay taxes but plans to make amends before getting confirmed.  Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, Obama’s nominee for U.S. trade representative, blew off the Internal Revenue Service for several years…

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Calif. Stops Jailing Illegal Alien Repeat Offenders

A state that annually spends $970 million to incarcerate illegal immigrants has notified the federal government that it will stop its longtime and costly practice of locking up convicted aliens who reenter the country after being deported. In a letter to the nation’s Homeland Security Secretary, the head of California’s…

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Sen. Hatch’s secret drug firm links

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U.S. Pulls Out of U.N. Race Conference

The Obama Administration has finally pulled its “distinguished delegation” out of a United Nations racism conference chaired by a terrorist nation and known for attacking Israel and the U.S.  Why the president even bothered participating in the notoriously corrupt world body’s sham conference is anyone’s guess. After all, U.S. diplomats…

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House Kills Ethics Bill

Shortly after approving a spending bill containing thousands of earmarks worth billions of dollars, the House killed an ethics resolution that would have launched a probe into the connection between campaign cash and congressional earmark requests. A Republican lawmaker, Arizona Representative Jeff Flake, sponsored the proposal amid the federal


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