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U.S. Makes $1.2 Bil in Disability “Overpayments”

In a recent example of egregious government waste, the U.S. has doled out more than a billion dollars in disability benefits to tens of thousands of people who were not supposed to get it. One recipient got $90,000—nearly twice the median annual income in the U.S.—without being detected by the…

JW Sues DOJ for Records of Holder Contempt Settlement Talks

Judicial Watch has sued the “most transparent administration” in history for details of Attorney General Eric Holder’s efforts to settle contempt charges filed against him for refusing to give Congress documents related to a scandalous gunrunning experiment that let Mexican drug traffickers obtain U.S.-sold weapons. The goal behind this disastrous…

Obama Judge: Hijab Ban Violates Muslim Civil Rights

An Obama-appointed federal judge has handed the administration a major victory, ruling that a Muslim woman’s civil rights were violated by an American clothing retailer that didn’t allow her to wear a head scarf as required by her religion. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),…

Syrian Islamist Group Steers U.S. Policy

Alarming evidence has surfaced that indicates a U.S.-based group that advocates for Syria’s rebels is defining and steering policy in the Obama White House and perhaps in Congress as well. This insanity is circulating among conservative media and blogs as the mainstream press largely ignores it. It’s so crazy that…

Free Govt. Cell Phones Will Create Jobs for Latinos

A fraud-infested government program that gives low-income populations free cell phones should expand in Hispanic communities because it will help bolster employment rates, according to a powerful Latino rights group working to save the program as Congress considers killing it. The controversial cell phone giveaway, known as Lifeline Assistance, has…

Obama Revives Green Car Loans on Heels of Fisker Bankruptcy

A fly-by-night electric car company recently folded after getting nearly $200 million from the government yet the Obama administration plans to pour more money into the green auto loan program, according to a mainstream news report that acknowledges it’s “controversial.” That’s quite an understatement considering the shady experiment’s history. It’s…

Feds Push States to Ban “Discriminatory” Background Checks

Pressured by the federal government, states and municipalities across the U.S. are adopting senseless measures restricting employers from asking job applicants about criminal history. The Obama administration claims criminal background checks are discriminatory because they disproportionately exclude minorities—especially blacks—from hire. That’s why the Equal

DHS Rebrands Illegal Alien Advocate to Avoid Congressional Ax

As Congress moved to defund President Obama’s special advocate for illegal immigrants at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the title was quietly rebranded to protect the position, according to internal agency documents obtained by Judicial Watch this week. It’s simply part of the president’s well-established pattern of abusing his authority…

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