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

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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…

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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…

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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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“Super-Secret” Comm. Works To Reduce Deficit

Typical of the way government functions, the influential congressional committee formed recently to find ways of reducing the nation’s monstrous budget deficit is doing most of its work in secret.Known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the bipartisan panel was concocted to save the country from the dire financial…

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Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi’s Use of Air Force Aircraft for Her Family in 2010

Records Also Detail Massive Pelosi-Led Bipartisan Congressional Junket to Detroit Auto Show Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — July 21, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the United States

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Judicial Watch Statement on Congressional Ethics Panel Investigation of Rep. Alcee Hastings

Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — June 24, 2011Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement regarding the investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) of sexual harassment and other charges in the lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf of Winsome Packer, a…

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Senate Ethics Committee Clarifies Per Diem Rules in Response to Judicial Watch Senate Ethics Complaint

Committee Refuses to Hold Individual Members Accountable Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — June 21, 2011 Judicial Watch, the organization that fights government corruption, announced today that the Senate Committee on Ethics sent a letter on June 3, 2011, to all Senate Members and staff to make certain…

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Letter to Congressman Peter King in Support of Hearings on the Radicalization of American Muslims

Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — March 9, 2011 Below is the text of a letter Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton sent to Congressman Peter King (R-NY) regarding the radicalization of American Muslims. Tomorrow, Congressman King is chairing a hearing of his committee to discuss exactly…

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Rep. Alcee Hastings Sued by Employee for Sexual Harassment: “Unwelcome Sexual Advances” and “Unwelcome Touching”

Hastings Allegedly Retaliated Against Victim for Complaining About Conduct Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — March 7, 2011Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a lawsuit on March 7, 2011, against Florida Democrat Congressman Alcee


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