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$335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use

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$335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use

A $335 million Afghan power plant funded by American taxpayers is “severely underutilized” and the intermittent use of the costly facility has resulted in damage and premature failure, according to a federal audit. It marks the latest of many scandals involving the U.S. government’s multi-billion dollar Afghanistan “reconstruction” effort, which…

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U.S. Spends $250k to Bring “Baseball Cares” to Dominican Republic

Can baseball miraculously improve education, combat domestic violence and child abuse in an impoverished Caribbean island? The U.S. government seems to think so and it’s spending a quarter of a million taxpayer dollars to implement a “Baseball Cares” program in the Dominican Republic. It’s a team effort between Uncle Sam…

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President who orders airlines to reduce emissions blows nearly $900,000 on jet fuel for Earth Day event

Twitchy provides a look at President Obama’s reckless use of taxpayer funds for his Florida speech on global warming, and highlights the hypocrisy of his actions.

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Obama’s Earth Day Flights Cost Taxpayers $866,615

The Washington Free Beacon picks up the story of President Obama’s wasteful use of taxpayer dollars to fly to Florida for a day to deliver a single speech about global warming.

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Obama’s Earth Day Jet-Setting Cost Taxpayers $866,615

The Daily Caller’s Michael Bastasch reports on the documents obtained by Judicial Watch that show President Obama’s Earth Day trip in March cost taxpayers more $866,000 in flight costs alone. Ironic for a president always lecturing the public about cutting energy consumption.

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DOD Charges Millions at Casinos, Strip Clubs on Govt. Credit Cards

In the latest of many flagrant examples of how tax dollars are wasted, government-issued credit cards were used by Department of Defense (DOD) employees to make more than $4 million in personal charges, including at casinos and strip clubs. During a one-year period the agency charged 20 million transactions for…

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U.S. Gives $7 Bil in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”

The bloated federal agency charged with feeding the poor—and eradiating “food insecurity” in the U.S.—blew nearly $7 billion to provide “ineligible recipients” with the welfare benefit and there appears to be no end in sight to the fleecing. In fact, the agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has for…

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U.S. Spends $250,000 to Make Morocco “Green”

It’s not enough that President Obama’s disastrous green energy agenda has blown hundreds of millions of dollars on ventures that have failed miserably in the U.S., American taxpayers are also bankrolling similar boondoggles abroad. An example is a quarter of a million dollar endeavor called Green Entrepreneurship Morocco that aims…

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USPS’s Inept Vehicle Maintenance System Wastes $22 Mil

The famously mismanaged government agency suffering through an endless financial crisis blew an opportunity to save nearly $22 million had it bothered to maintain its fleet of vehicles more efficiently, according to a federal audit released this month. It’s the last thing American taxpayers need to hear about the long…

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Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Michelle Obama’s Weekend Ski Trip in February Cost More than $57,000 in Transportation Expenses Alone

  First Lady’s round-trip flight to Aspen, Colorado, with her daughters cost taxpayers $7,712 an hour (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s weekend trip to Aspen, Colorado, in February cost American taxpayers…

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Judicial Watch Challenges Double Dipping by California Judges

“Supplemental” benefits still continue six years after passage of stop-gap legislation court termed an “interim measure, awaiting further legislative action” Benefits costs Los Angeles County taxpayers $24,661,923 in 2013 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed its “Opening Brief on Appeal” in a legal challenge to Los…

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Law Introduced to Curb Porn Crisis in Govt. Agencies

An epidemic of federal employees watching pornography on government computers during work hours has gotten so out of control that legislation has been introduced in Congress to contain the embarrassing crisis. Porn has for years been part of the job at some government agencies and in fact a number of…

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Michelle Obama: Secret trip to Aspen revealed after motorcade sneaks past wreck

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters went on a taxpayer-funded trip to Aspen, Colorado during Valentine’s Day weekend, while President Obama went to California to play golf, speak at a cyber security summit, and fundraise for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Since last October, according to Washington Examiner, American taxpayers…

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Socially Disadvantaged Farmers Research Ctr. to Diversify American Agriculture

In an effort to “diversify American agriculture” the Obama administration has embarked on a multi-million-dollar spending spree and this month proudly announced the creation of a new Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center. The new facility will be dedicated to collecting and analyzing data, developing policy recommendations and…

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U.S. Spent $65 Mil to Help Afghan Women Escape Repression, No Clue if it Helped

In the latest of many scandals involving U.S. aid for Afghan social issues, tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars have been wasted on programs to supposedly assist women in the Islamic country escape repression yet we have no idea if it’s made a difference because there’s no accountability or…

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Here’s how inspectors found $43b Washington could save

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Govt. IGs Charged With Exposing Fraud Help Cover it Up, Whitewash Reports

The “independent” watchdogs that are supposed to root out waste, fraud and corruption inside U.S. government agencies often help cover it up, according to a scandalous newspaper exposé that reveals sometimes they actually become the lapdogs of the agencies they’re charged with overseeing. Published this month by the capital area’s…

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Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama HHS Paid Baptist Children and Family Services $182,129,786 for Four Months Housing of Illegal Alien Children

Judicial Watch announced today that on September 9, 2014, it received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that the Obama administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) for four months in 2014.

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Clinton State Dept. Blew $18.5 Mil to Renovate Unused Afghan Jail

While this doesn’t compare to the Benghazi terrorist attacks, here’s yet another State Department scandal that occurred under Hillary Clinton; the agency blew $18.5 million to renovate a prison in Afghanistan that remains unfinished and unused years after the U.S.-funded work began. It gets better; the State Department officer overseeing…

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Judicial Watch: Air Force Documents Show President Obama Ran up $1,539,402.10 in Flight Expenses Alone for Labor Day 2014 Weekend Trips

Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained records from the United States Air Force revealing the flight cost for President Obama’s Labor Day 2014 weekend trips for fundraising, personal business, and politicking came to a total of $1,539,402.10 in taxpayer-paid transportation expenses. The documents regarding the transportation expenses came in response to a


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