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2 Prominent Republicans From JW’s Corrupt List Go Down

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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…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

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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Probes linger for years at House Ethics Committee

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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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FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Jackson Jr.’s Last-Minute “Mood Disorder” Qualifies for Disability

Although disgraced Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. suddenly developed a “mood disorder” as the feds were about to indict him, he qualifies for generous government disability payments because it’s considered a debilitating mental illness. Of interesting note is that Jackson Jr., sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in prison…

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Fed Appeals Court Rules Obama is “Flouting the Law”

A federal appellate court has blasted President Obama for using executive authority to ignore the law, a talent that the commander-in-chief has become well known for in many areas especially immigration. This particular case involves a proposed nuclear waste dump in Yucca Mountain Nevada. President Obama and his pal, Nevada…

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“God of Second Chances:” Disgraced Gov. Runs for Congress

A bold and shameless brand of politician has surfaced in a South Carolina congressional race starring a disgraced governor booted out of office after getting busted rendezvousing with his mistress in south America during work time. One thing is for sure, ousted South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has a lot…

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Judicial Watch Statement on House Ethics Committee’s Decision to Extend Sexual Harassment Probe of Rep. Alcee Hastings

Office of Congressional Ethics concluded there is “probable cause” to believe Hastings “violated House rules, standards of conduct and federal law”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today issued the following statement in response to a report released by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) related to sexual…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Another Crooked Lawmaker Cleared By Ethics Comm.

Living up to its reputation as a big joke, the House Ethics Committee has cleared a congressman who violated rules for exceeding individual contribution limits to finance his legal defense in a corruption scandal. Letting unscrupulous lawmakers off the hook is par for the course for the famously remiss panel…

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Nancy Pelosi Campaign Finance Violations

In May 2008, Judicial Watch filed a campaign finance complaint with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) against Nancy Pelosi for her appearance in an advertisement which was part of the “We Campaign” paid for by Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection. In June 2009, the FEC announced that it had…

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‘Air Pelosi’ Investigation

In March 2009, Judicial Watch received documents from the Department of Defense detailing Nancy Pelosi’s abuse of a system which provided military aircraft for the transportation of the Speaker of the House. The documents, which were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), detail the attempts by DOD staff…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Barney Frank’s Corruption Scandals Caught Up To Him

While much of the mainstream media seems to blame conservatives in Congress for driving liberal Democrat Barney Frank—a two-time Judicial Watch Most Wanted Corrupt Politician—out of office, the truth is that a number of corruption scandals have probably caught up with the veteran Massachusetts lawmaker who announced his abrupt retirement this…

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House Minority Whip Says Bribed Pal Is “Honest”

In a classic example of unscrupulous politicians covering up for each other, one of the top Democrats in the U.S. House is vouching for the honesty of a state lawmaker on trial for taking nearly a quarter of a million dollars in bribes and lying to federal authorities to cover…


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