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Another Obama Green Project Folds after Getting Millions from Taxpayers

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Abu Ghaith Goes to the Jury

Jury deliberations are slated to begin next week in New York in the trial of Sulamain Abu Ghaith—an important case, not least because he is the highest-ranking bin Laden aide to be tried in a civilian court. Abu Ghaith is charged in a conspiracy to kill Americans and provide support…

IN THE NEWS

Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama’s nominees

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Obama Judge: Mexican Border Fence May Have “Disparate Impact” on Minorities

A Homeland Security initiative to put fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border could discriminate against minorities, according to an Obama-appointed federal judge who’s ruled that the congressionally-approved project may have a “disparate impact on lower-income minority communities.” This of course means that protecting the porous—and increasingly violent—southern

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Judicial Watch Files FOIA Lawsuit against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Judicial Watch Files FOIA Lawsuit against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Records of Headquarters’ Remodeling Cost Overruns   CFPB refuses to provide the Washington Examiner with information about $90 million cost overrun; Federal Reserve inspector general launches investigation at Congress’ request  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today

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Washington Examiner files lawsuit against CFPB for withholding renovation documents

PRESS RELEASE

JW Files New Lawsuit for Possible Fraudulent Activity Involving Arizona Public Safety Pension-Trust Managers

Judicial Watch Files Suit against Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System for Grand Jury Subpoena on Possible Fraudulent Activity by Pension-Trust Managers Arizona’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement System refused to release copy of federal grand jury subpoena  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today on March 13, 2014, it filed…

IN THE NEWS

Pension trust sued to disclose federal subpoena

IN THE NEWS

Michelle Obama and family take another taxpayer-funded trip

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

U.S. Lets Gitmo Terrorist Publish Letter About Suffering, Abuse at Prison

The Obama administration has allowed a fighter in Osama bin Laden’s 55th Arab Brigade to publish a sob letter in an international media outlet describing the “humiliating and brutal treatments” he suffers at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Earlier in the year the administration let the mastermind…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Escalates

Lerner may have waived her Fifth Amendment privilege already, meaning she can’t legally invoke it to avoid giving testimony.

IN THE NEWS

FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Congressional Report Confirms JW’s Work In IRS Scandal

Months ago Judicial Watch obtained government records that show the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) illegally colluded with another federal agency to crack down on conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election cycle. Now, a congressional committee charged with holding government accountable confirms what JW has helped uncover in the course…

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JW, AEF Challenge Ohio Law Restricting Ballot Initiative Signature Gathering

Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Curiae Brief Challenging Ohio Law Restricting Ballot Initiative Signature Gathering   Brief argues that Ohio law banning out-of-state petition circulators violates First and Fourteenth Amendments “represents an unlawful intrusion … onto the protected rights of all citizens of the United States” 

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JW Reveals Israeli Pressure on Clinton Administration to Withdraw Warrants

Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal Israeli Pressure on Clinton Administration to Withdraw Marc Rich Warrants   1995 cable from Clinton ambassador to Israel details high-level Israeli efforts to persuade State Department to intercede with Department of Justice to enable fugitive Rich to conduct Israeli business (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls – corrected

Correction: The NBC affiliate aired the story in 2012 here: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16662854/2012/02/02/nbc2-investigates-voter-fraud — While the Obama Justice Department mounts a legal challenge against Florida for purging ineligible voters from its rolls, a television news station broadcasts an unbelievable segment that proves non U.S. citizens living

INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN

Who Is John Podesta?

  John Podesta gets a hug from Hillary at a 2011 CAP forum in Washington, DC. Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America By Micah Morrison “They [the White House] need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Convicted State Senator Keeps Pay During Indefinite Leave

Imagine getting convicted for multiple felonies and taking an “indefinite” leave of absence from work with no cut in your lucrative pay or threat of losing your job. This may sound delusional, but it’s the real-life story of a veteran legislator in the nation’s most populous state. His name is…

IN THE NEWS

Cartel connection? Senator presses agency on ‘Mexican military’ incursion into US

IN THE NEWS

I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

CPAC Panel: IRS Also Going After Donors of Conservative Groups

The ongoing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal was a big topic on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside Washington D.C. and a one-time U.S. Senate candidate offered details of how the tax agency targeted her. Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee in the 2010 special election…


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