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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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Judge: Gov’t must provide records or say why not

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Judge In Racial Profiling Suit Twin Sister Of La Raza Group President

The federal judge presiding over a racial profiling lawsuit against an Arizona sheriff for cracking down on illegal immigration is twins with the president of an extremist Mexican group that advocates open borders.  Judge Mary Murguia, twin sister of National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, will hear the…

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Another “Screwed Up” Obama Nominee

February 27, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Strike Three…Obama’s Third Commerce Secretary Nominee Has Corrupt Ties to Chinagate This is all starting to get a little ridiculous. Obama’s first pick for Commerce Secretary, Bill Richardson, had to withdraw his name when it was discovered that…

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New Contracts For Companies That Defraud Govt.

Businesses that defraud the U.S. government, violate national security and a variety of laws continue receiving lucrative federal contracts and other types of taxpayer dollars even though they appear on a database banning them from doing so.  A report (Excluded Parties List System) published by the Government Accountability Office, the…

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Big Win For Whistleblowers In Calif.

In a crucial victory for government whistleblowers, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that helps protect public employees who report wrongdoing at their agency. The case involves a worker (Carole Arbuckle) in the licensing department of the state agency that regulates chiropractors, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.…

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Raid Angers Homeland Security Sec.

The nation’s Homeland Security Secretary is furious that immigration officials did their job this week by arresting 28 illegal aliens who used fake documents to work at a Washington state engine plant.  Instead of being commended for their good work, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been blasted by…

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Clinton, McCain Got Illegal Cash From Indicted Jordanian

A Jordanian businessman with ties to a major Republican fundraiser has been indicted for making tens of thousand of dollars in illegal contributions to Florida’s governor and three presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton. In a six-count federal grand jury indictment Ala’a al-Ali, who lives in the Dominican Republic, is charged…

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Mexican Drug Cartels Strong In U.S.

Days after the State Department warned American travelers about unprecedented violence in Mexico, federal authorities announced dozens of arrests involving a huge Mexican drug trafficking organization that operates on both sides of the border.  More than 50 people in California, Minnesota and Maryland were arrested this week as part of…

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Dem. Senator Blasts Obama’s Czars

The longest serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate is blasting the president for appointing several White House czars to oversee federal policy, claiming they can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances.   West Virginia’s Robert Byrd, the Senate pro tempore, believes President Obama’s newly created positions risk expanding…

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Bail For Indicted Islamic Terrorist

Admitting concern that an indicted Afghan terrorist who planned to blow up buildings refers to Osama bin Laden as “an angel,” a California federal judge never the less granted the man bail this week.  Stressing the severity of the charges, outraged federal prosecutors objected to no avail. After a brief…

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Big Time Corruption In Tiny Town

The mayor and police chief in a tiny Louisiana cotton town have been arrested and charged with dozens of felony corruption charges for running a large scale theft operation involving public funds.  Waterproof Mayor Bobby Higginbotham was charged with 44 counts and Police Chief Miles Jenkins was slapped with three…

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Another Huge Spending Bill Loaded With Pork

Despite Barack Obama’s threats of earmark reform another massive spending bill, unveiled by Democrats this week, is loaded with billions of dollars in pork spending for projects like gang tattoo removal, an extremist Mexican “La Raza” group and a veteran Democrat senator’s personal endowment. One newspaper report suggests the president…

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Judge Can’t Deport Convicted Illegal Alien

Claiming that the sentencing code can’t be transformed into an immigration reform tool, a Pennsylvania appellate court reversed a county judge’s order banishing an illegal immigrant from the state after a drunken-driving conviction. The judge in southeastern Pennsylvania’s Chester County had given the Mexican illegal alien (Ulises Luna) 10 days…

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Firm with Murtha Ties Got Earmarks From Nearly One-Fourth of House

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Holder says U.S. cowardly on race

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Postmaster Gets Huge Pay Hike During Financial Crisis

Amid a dire financial crisis at the U.S. Postal Service that may lead to unprecedented layoffs and cuts in mail delivery, the Postmaster General received a six-figure bonus and his salary nearly doubled.  Not surprisingly, Postmaster General John Potter failed to mention it when he grimly reported that the independent…

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Federal Judge On Trial For Sex Crimes

A Texas judge will make history this week as the first federal jurist to be tried for sex crimes and one of a handful in history to occupy the defendant’s chair in a U.S. courtroom. Jury selection has started in the trial of U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent, the scandal-plagued…


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