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FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government. Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations


The Obama Presidency – A Cacophony of Corruption

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton counters the narrative by David Brooks that the Obama administration has been “scandal-free.” Clearly, he writes, basic examination of the administration’s actions makes clear that it has been all too familiar with scandal.


The Obama Administration’s Newly Political Approach to FOIAs

Despite promising to be the most transparent administration ever, the Obama administration has complicated the FOIA process, making it more difficult for journalists to get information from the government. One way they have done so is the use of the “sensitive review process,” in which political appointees review requested documents for release, in


Convicted but Free to Roam

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the shocking number of detainees released by the federal government following their failure to be deported. These detainees, some violent, are being released quietly, even without their previous victims being notified.


U.S. Gives $7 Bil in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”

The bloated federal agency charged with feeding the poor—and eradiating “food insecurity” in the U.S.—blew nearly $7 billion to provide “ineligible recipients” with the welfare benefit and there appears to be no end in sight to the fleecing. In fact, the agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has for…


U.S. Spends $250,000 to Make Morocco “Green”

It’s not enough that President Obama’s disastrous green energy agenda has blown hundreds of millions of dollars on ventures that have failed miserably in the U.S., American taxpayers are also bankrolling similar boondoggles abroad. An example is a quarter of a million dollar endeavor called Green Entrepreneurship Morocco that aims…


Ellis Island “Feet People” Exhibit Blasts Militarizing Mexican Border, Deportations

The Obama administration is injecting its open border agenda to the federal landmark that once served as the gateway for legal immigration with a new gallery blasting the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and the deportation of “unauthorized immigrants.” Located in the New York Harbor and situated near the iconic…


Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”

President Obama’s Task Force on New Americans has issued its much-anticipated plan to facilitate life in the U.S. for immigrants and refugees by enhancing pathways to naturalization, building welcoming communities and providing “mobile immigration services in underserved communities.” The government-wide initiative aims to “strengthen federal immigrant and refugee


Army Ordered to Pay Damages for Discrimination; Trans Man Kept from Women’s Bathroom

The Obama administration has ordered the U.S. Army to pay damages for discriminating against a transgender worker by denying the one-time man access to the women’s bathroom after he “transitioned” to female, thus changing his “gender identity.” Additionally, the administration has determined that the Army also discriminated against the employee…


Obama Climate War: Immigrants, People of Color, Limited English Proficiency at Highest Risk

President Obama has unleashed the federal government’s vast resources to combat global warming and the ammunition of choice is a cornucopia of fraud science, executive fiat, misuse of private health data and Solyndra-style corruption. It’s a costly war initiated by the commander-in-chief last year and this week Americans are getting…


Weather Underground bomber unmasked — as city schoolteacher

Ronald Fliegelman was a member of the terrorist group the Weather Underground, and he was also a New York schoolteacher for decades.


Judicial Watch Files 5th Lawsuit Seeking Bergdahl Report

Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it filed its fifth Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Obama administration seeking information regarding prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. That information will likely show that the Obama administration knew Bergdahl was a deserter soon after his capture.


‘Most Transparent’ White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself

The White House recently deleted FOIA regulations for its Office of Administration, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of that change. The ruling stated that CREW, which was suing for access to White House emails from the Bush administration, could not obtain them because the office is FOIA-exempt. However,…


Millions spent illegally on Obama amnesty plan; so who is going to prison?

Bureaucrats responsible for carrying out President Obama’s executive amnesty memo could go to jail for violating federal law pertaining to misspent appropriations. This law is known as the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S. Code Sec. 1341), which deems it illegal for government officials to spend taxpayer money that has not been appropriated by…


What Court Order? DHS Rushing Amnesty Contracts at “Full-Throttle Pace”

UPDATE: Hours after Judicial Watch posted this story, the government cancelled the Request For Proposal (RFP). Though a federal court has blocked President Obama’s amnesty order the administration continues working behind the scenes to quickly award multi-million-dollar contracts to firms that can expeditiously process millions of illegal immigrants, a


Will U.S. Senate Pick Amnesty Over National Security?

Americans are on the verge of learning if their new Republican-majority Congress will decide to renege on its constitutional obligation by choosing President Obama’s lawless amnesty over national security. It’s a contentious issue involving funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In mid -January, the U.S. House of Representatives…


Gitmo’s Worst Terrorists Skype as Part of “Humane Treatment”

In the latest of many fringe benefits extended to the world’s most dangerous terrorists the Obama administration is allowing Guantanamo Bay prisoners—including a senior Al Qaeda operative—to speak with family via video chats similar to Skype. The captives are “high-value” detainees locked up in a special top-security wing of the…


Critics question SEC approval of Irvine marijuana company as ‘green light’ to ‘break federal law’

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved Irvine-based medical marijuana company Terra Tech Corp.’s plans to build its operations in Nevada. This is the first time the federal government has approved such activity for a company in this industry, thus setting a precedent. Judicial Watch covered this news as well…


SEC Ignores Federal Law, Lets Marijuana Biz Offer Stocks

The United States government is helping a California-based company perpetrate a crime by letting it offer public stocks in its marijuana business, even though the drug’s cultivation and sale are both illegal under federal law. As unbelievable as it may seem, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the government…


Conservatives Ask New Congress to End Obama’s Abuse of Power

Demanding action on the rule of law, conservative leaders around the United States have issued a decree ordering the new Republican-led Congress to stop President Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” and put an end to his abuse of power. Published this month, the seven-page mandate also calls for an end…

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