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Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails

‘If the agency officials are permitted to leave their employment while retaining agency records in their personal email accounts, it risks creating a situation comparable to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.’ Hearing Thursday, January 5 (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a federal court hearing will…

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Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free

From the New York Post: “The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett said in an interview broadcast on CNN Sunday. The aide, also a close friend of Obama and his wife, Michelle, credited the…

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Weekly Update: Big Court Decision on Clinton Emails

Year End Bang on Clinton Email Obama’s Travel Cost $96 Million Over Eight Years Islamic Terrorists Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S. Happy New Year!   Year End Bang on Clinton Email In 2016, Judicial Watch established itself it as the most significant public policy entity in the…

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Final tally: President sticks taxpayers with $100M vacation tab

From WND: As a candidate in 2008, then Sen. Barack Obama, R-Ill., vowed he would give up vacations if elected president, in order to completely focus on his job. Fast-forward to the present, and it is now projected Obama will have spent more than $100 million taxpayer dollars on vacations…

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Judicial Watch: New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million

‘Earth Day’ Travel Bill Over $1 Million, Hillary Clinton’s Ride on Air Force One Cost $360,000 (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has received new documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bringing the known total over the past eight years…

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Video: Opinion Journal: A New Clinton Email Probe?

From the Wall Street Journal: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on a federal appeals court ruling against the State Department. Photo credit: Getty Images.

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Report: Latin America Offers A Haven For Jihadis

From the Daily Caller: Translated by watchdog group Judicial Watch on Wednesday, the document states, “Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region.”

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When a president runs a tab

From The Washington Times: Only this same churl would expect President Obama and his family to spend their Christmas holidays at Disneyland, shoot miniature golf and sup at Cracker Barrel, but the Obamas have really put on the dog over the eight years of the Obama era. Our Dave Boyer…

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‘People Don’t Understand How Hard This Is’

From LifeZette: That was the case with Michelle Obama’s appearance on Oprah’s CBS prime-time special Monday night. The nation’s outgoing first lady confirmed she has no plans to run for office — although the Left crowned her its most effective surrogate during Hillary Clinton’s disastrous White House bid.

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Mills, State Department oppose video release in Clinton email case

From Politico: Attorneys for State, former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and her former deputy Huma Abedin are urging U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan not to disturb a prior order barring publication of videos of the depositions taken in the case brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Transcripts…

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Obama and family arrive in Hawaii for final taxpayer-funded vacation

From the Washington Examiner: Obama descended the steps of Air Force One at 10:45 p.m. HST at a tropical 70-degree temperature, according to press pool reports. Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Sen. Brian Schatz, R-Hawaii; and Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command were on…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Medicaid Blew $26 Mil on Health Coverage for Dead People

The government spent a breathtaking $26 million to provide dead people—who were poor when they were alive—with health insurance in one state alone, according to a new federal audit. The benefit was administered through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the needy and the astonishing multi-million-dollar figure applies to…

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One America News Network to Broadcast ‘The First 100 Days: An Anti-Corruption Agenda’ Based on Judicial Watch December 6 Live Broadcast Panel

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that One America News Network (OAN) will broadcast an OAN Special Report, “The First 100 Days: An Anti-Corruption Agenda,” on Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, drawing upon the Judicial Watch panel on the topic transmitted live nationwide on December 6. The…

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Liberals cribbing from conservatives’ playbook to attack Trump

From Politico: Activists and donors on the left looking to avenge Hillary Clinton’s loss have zeroed in on how the conservative watchdog peppered the Democratic nominee with lawsuits over her use of a private email server and managed to drag out the damaging story through much of the election year.…

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Obama On Russian Hacking: ‘We Need To Take Action. And We Will’

From npr: In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on Morning Edition, Obama said, “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action. And we will — at a time…

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Premier Vodcast: Chris Farrell’s “On Watch” Investigative Report Reveals Shocking New Details About Mexican Heroin Cartels’ Invasion of America

“Chris Farrell’s On Watch” Premier Vodcast” (Washington, DC) – Today, Judicial Watch launches the premier edition of the new weekly vodcast, “Chris Farrell’s On Watch.” Short (five to ten minutes), fact-packed, fast-paced – and stunningly revealing – “On Watch” tackles the untold, controversial stories… And takes viewers “… behind the…

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Obama Admin: Requiring Employees in US Speak English Is Discriminatory

From Townhall: Two years ago, the administration laid the foundation for the new measures by suing a private American business for discriminating against Hispanic and Asian employees because they didn’t speak English on the job. The case involved a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group…

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Sanctuary cities: The costs to taxpayers

From Fox News: Judicial Watch acquired information indicating soaring crime rates in San Francisco since availing itself as a Sanctuary City, turning a blind eye to federal code and violating Constitutional principles. Other cities followed suit.

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: The Anti-Corruption Agenda

The First 100 Days – An Anti-Corruption Agenda JW Asks to Court to Allow Public to See Videos of Depositions in the Clinton Email Case Obama Family’s 2015 Hawaii Vacation Cost Taxpayers $4,823,206.88 Judicial Watch Work Applauded   The First 100 Days – An Anti-Corruption Agenda At our special educational…

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Sincerest Liberal Flattery for a Conservative Watchdog

From Bloomberg: So guess what Democratic activists, led by a prominent Clintonite, are doing? Creating their own version of Judicial Watch to take on Donald Trump. You can’t miss the irony of liberals copying something they’ve loudly deplored. Still, their plan could provide an effective counter to the president-elect’s aversion…


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