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Treasury Waste: Coins Cost More to Make Than Their Face Value

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Treasury Waste: Coins Cost More to Make Than Their Face Value

Here is a typical example of how inefficient government can be; the United States Treasury has for years spent more money on the cost of producing pennies and nickels than their face value, which means hundreds of millions of coins have been sold well below cost. Incredibly, the government has…

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Judicial Watch Obtains Records Revealing $937,487.94 in Security Expenses for Obamas’ 2013 Vacations to Honolulu and Aspen

Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing the security costs for the Obama Family’s 2013 vacation in Honolulu and Martha’s Vineyard, and the flight cost for the First Lady’s 2014 ski trip to Aspen, CO, came to $972,450.24 in taxpayer-paid vacation expenses.

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Obama July Political Fundraising Trips to Denver, New York City Cost Taxpayers $1,159,823.50 in Flight Expenses Alone

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained U.S. Department of Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command records detailing expenditures of $1,159,823.50 by President Obama in flight costs alone for his July 2014 fundraising trips to Denver, Colorado, and New York, New York.

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$300k to Boost “Culturally Appropriate” Gene Studies in Africa

In the last few years American taxpayers have spent tens of millions of dollars to examine ambiguous African health issues—including African sleeping sickness—and the money continues flowing under an Obama administration program dedicated to studying genes and environmental factors in the world’s second-largest continent. The costly initiative is known as…

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Obama Devotes $2 Bil to Make Federal Buildings Energy Efficient

It’s bad enough that American taxpayers have been repeatedly fleeced by President Obama’s many failed “green” projects, now the commander-in-chief is dedicating an extra $2 billion—on top of $2 billion already dispersed in 2011—to make federal buildings in the United States energy efficient. It’s a necessary expense to protect the…

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U.S. Pours Millions Into Failing Black Colleges, Breaks New Student Loan Rules

The federal government violates its own student loan rules and wastes hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize perpetually failing black colleges, including the alma mater of pop star Michael Jackson’s criminally-convicted doctor, a Judicial Watch investigation has found. The institutions are known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)…

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$1.9 Mil to Help Food Stamp Recipients Make Healthier Choices

It’s not enough that the Obama administration spends a mind-boggling $79.8 billion on food stamps, now it’s funding a special research center that will find ways to help recipients of the welfare program make healthier and wiser food choices. It will be called the Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy…

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USAID Awards $341 Mil in April, Including $24.5 Mil for Circumcisions in Swaziland

As April comes to an end Judicial Watch offers a sampling of some of the outrageous foreign causes that one agency alone dedicated hundreds of millions to, including $24.5 million for male circumcision in Swaziland and $71 million to improve child learning outcomes in Ghana. Remember, this huge chunk of…

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$90 Mil Later U.S. Failed to Build Enough Housing in Haiti

More than four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the U.S. government’s costly initiative to build housing on the poverty-stricken Caribbean island has failed miserably even though tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars have been spent on the effort. Fraud and corruption in the largely U.S.-funded Haiti recovery effort…

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Another $10.5 Mil to Tackle Childhood Obesity

The Obama administration keeps pouring huge sums of taxpayer money into the First Lady’s beloved child obesity campaign, this month allocating $10.5 million for the initiative which is part of a broader—and costly—law to revolutionize the inner-city diet. It’s all part of an Obama family goal of eradicating obesity among…

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Washington Examiner files lawsuit against CFPB for withholding renovation documents

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Fed Agency Takes Nearly 4 Years to Probe Refinery Blast

Almost four years after a deadly explosion at an oil refinery in Washington State, the federal agency responsible for investigating the accident has finally issued a draft report calling for “inherently safer equipment materials.” Even for a bloated U.S. government that repeatedly demonstrates its inefficiency, the years-long delay may seem…

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U.S. Funds Environmental Projects in Mexico

The government agency that’s wasted millions to bring minority communities in the U.S. “environmental justice” announced this month that it’s spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund projects in Mexico. It marks the latest of many controversial foreign allocations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency that’s been…

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Public Univ. Conference to Combat “White Privilege”

A public university in Colorado rewards high school and college students with academic credits for attending its annual “White Privilege Conference” which aims to eliminate “white supremacy and oppression.” While this could easily be viewed as racist, it’s proudly advertised and, incredibly, funded by American taxpayers. The annual White Privilege…

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$73 Mil to Help Public Housing Residents Get Off Welfare

In its costly effort to win the war on poverty, the Obama administration has dedicated $73.3 million in the last few weeks alone to promote “family self-sufficiency” among public housing residents in the U.S. The taxpayer dollars are distributed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the scandal-plagued…

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Legislator Who Wants to Rename Welfare Sponsored Bill to Eliminate Southern Border, Honor Michael Jackson

The Texas congresswoman who sponsored measures to eliminate the southern border and honor a child-molesting singer killed by a drug overdose wants to rename government welfare “transitional living fund.” That’s because welfare is an important safety net not a handout, according to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, one of President Obama’s…

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Store Charged With Fraud Survives On Food-Stamp Clients

A convenience store charged with trafficking food stamps can’t get booted from the government program because it would crush the business since it’s located in a poor neighborhood where most clients use the welfare benefit to pay for merchandise, a federal judge has ruled. The case, currently before a federal…

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U.S. Blows $3.35 Mil to Improve Armenian Media

The scandal-plagued government agency that annually spends huge sums on global humanitarian assistance has found yet another noble cause to blow a chunk of American taxpayer dollars on—improving the quality of media content in a former Soviet republic with a democratic government. It’s simply the latest of many questionable allocations…

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Senate Report: U.S. Blows $30 Bil on Wasteful Projects in 2013

Wasteful spending by the bloated U.S. government is at an all-time high and a new congressional report outlines the senseless projects—including a global warming cartoon series—that the Obama administration blew nearly $30 billion on in 2013. Published by a U.S. Senator who sits on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

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U.S. Tackles Obesity: $1.2 Mil to Help Kids Create Video “Exergames”

The Obama administration’s obsession with childhood obesity appears to have reached a new level with a $1.2 million government grant to help middle school students create fitness video games known as “exergames.” The National Science Foundation recently gave researchers at a public university in Indiana the money to tackle two…


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