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2 Prominent Republicans From JW’s Corrupt List Go Down

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Judicial Watch: Appeals Court Hearing on Lawsuit to Stop Congress from Participating in D.C.’s Small Business Obamacare Exchange

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced a D.C. Court of Appeals hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, on a taxpayer lawsuit Judicial Watch filed against the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority to stop Congress from participating in DC’s Obamacare “Small Business Exchange” (Kirby Vining v. Executive Board of…

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Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Defense Department for Congressional Travel Records

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records concerning travel costs for members of Congress.  The lawsuit includes records about official congressional delegation travel (CODEL), which often use Air Force…

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New Taxpayer Lawsuit Challenges DC’s Expenditure of Taxpayer Funds without Congressional Appropriation

DC’s ‘Budget Autonomy Act’ Violates Federal Law Requiring Congressional Approval (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 6, 2015, it sued the Mayor and Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia on behalf of Clarice Feldman, a longtime taxpayer and resident of the District of Columbia,…

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Hastert’s Hush Money Guilty Plea: Another Black Eye for Congress

Could a guilty plea from the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the House strengthen calls for Congress to adopt stronger ethics laws? Watchdogs are split.

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Judicial Watch Statement on Boehner Resignation

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the resignation of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH): John Boehner’s willingness to fund rather than oppose Barack Obama’s lawlessness is a chief reason for his forced resignation from his position as speaker of the House.   It…

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Vitter Legislation Would End Congress’ Obamacare Exemption

Senator David Vitter, following Judicial Watch’s lead, is still pushing for common sense in the House of Representatives and Senate. He recently introduced legislation that would require the president, vice president, political appointees, and members of Congress to purchase health insurance through the exchanges established by Obamacare. Vitter’s

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Complaint: Congressional Staffers Committed Fraud When Applying for Obamacare

Judicial Watch is one of several conservative organizations that have filed a joint complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics challenging Congress’ use of the Small Business Exchange to qualify for taxpayer subsidies for medical insurance. Judicial Watch obtained documents including applications completed by congressional staff which fraudulently

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The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bipartisan Scandal

Judicial Watch’s Micah Morrison writes about what appears to be the bipartisan nature of the Benghazi scandal, with former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers being referred to in recently released documents. Judicial Watch will keep investigating.

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Rep. Chaffetz talks TSA, FOIA problems

Representative Jason Chaffetz talks about what can be done to increase FOIA transparency in our federal government. Also, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton presented testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on this very subject.

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House Panel Meets The Press In Probe Of FOIA Woes

Judicial Watch will be involved in a special hearing on the Hill June 2 highlighting how the Obama administration has stonewalled legitimate FOIA requests and in doing so, has withheld information from the American public to which they are entitled.

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Congress’s Bipartisan Obamacare Fraud

Phil Kerpen writes about Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) efforts to bring transparency and accountability to a scandal very few are talking about — Congress’ efforts to qualify as a “small business” under Obamacare rules and thus avoid some of the law’s drawbacks.

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House Officials Not Impressed With Vitter’s Obamacare Probe

A recent taxpayer lawsuit led by the watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained the congressional applications for the healthcare exchanges. In the applications, the House and Senate claimed to have fewer than 50 employees and were also classified as “state/local government.” Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has argued that Congress should not be allowed to enroll in the

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The Obamacare challenge that won’t die

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee chairman Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is continuing his investigation into Congress’ illegal enrollment in the DC Small Business Exchange. He is waiting for the Exchange Authority and House and Senate officials to provide him with the names of government officials who directed members of Congress…

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DC Admits Obamacare for Congress Scheme Unlawful

In an op-ed for Breitbart, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, explains how the DC government contradicts itself when it claims it is illegal for members of Congress, their staff, and their spouses and dependents to partake in DC’s Obamacare small business exchange but says they can continue to receive coverage through it. Congress does…

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2 Prominent Republicans From JW’s Corrupt List Go Down

Two distinguished alums of Judicial Watch’s annual corrupt politicians list—both prominent Republicans considered to have bright political futures—have been convicted of crimes and will fade into private life in disgrace. First we have former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, not long ago considered a serious White House Contender. Instead, the member…

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Lawmakers get own healthcare through medical insurance scam: Court papers

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Dem Senator Hit With Ethics Complaint

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Thad Cochran’s Executive Assistant Accompanied Him to 42 Countries on 33 Taxpayer-Funded Trips

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Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama’s nominees


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