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$10.8 Mil for Childhood Obesity Including “Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behavior”

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Judicial Watch: Obama Attendance at Paris Climate Change Conference Cost Taxpayers $4,165,068.40

Updated 1:15 pm ET 7/26/2016 Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $83 million to Date  (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of the Air Force detailing the costs of Obama’s trip to attend the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. …

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$10.8 Mil for Childhood Obesity Including “Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behavior”

The Obama administration just allocated another $10.8 million to tackle childhood obesity among minorities, including about $1 million to a project called “Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behavior” that aims to prevent obesity among Latino youth in a “culturally and linguistically-appropriate prevention program.” It’s part of a federal initiative

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Charity with $600k-a-Year Pres. Gets Millions from U.S. to Train “Vulnerable Afghans”

Among the federal agencies that have disbursed huge sums to famously corrupt Afghanistan reconstruction causes is the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which has spent more than $11 million with the single biggest chunk of money going to a leftist charity whose president earns a stunning $600,000 a year. It’s…

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Obama Food-Stamp Free-for-All: Feds Bust Largest Fraud Operation in U.S. History

President Obama’s expanded food-stamp program certifying flea market retailers as vendors to provide low-income neighborhoods with fresh produce has ripped open a Pandora’s Box of fraud and corruption. This week federal authorities in south Florida busted the largest food-stamp fraud operation in U.S. history. Twenty-two defendants in the largely black…

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Waste, Violations in $25 Mil Program to Fight Climate Change in Guatemala

A $25 million project to help Guatemala combat the ills of climate change is rife with problems that include data errors and discrepancies, no sustainability plan as required by the government and security and funding violations. Though it constitutes an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars, this is par for the…

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DOD Sexual Assault Prevention Director Abuses Travel, Overbills U.S.

Living up to the government’s well-established reputation for blowing huge amounts of taxpayer dollars on travel, the first director of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention Office repeatedly violated regulations during her globe-trotting missions, wasting thousands of dollars in less than a dozen trips analyzed in a federal audit. It’s just…

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DOJ Employees in Ferguson and Trayvon Unit Used Taxpayer Cash for Airfare, Dentist Visits, and Dinners at Emeril’s

Justice Department employees in the DOJ Community Relations Service have reported gross mismanagement and corruption to Attorney General Loretta Lynch — but she has taken no action to investigate the problems.

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The Next Load Of Free Stuff From Washington: Diapers

In case you think there is still any life in the Constitution’s division of and limitations upon the powers of the federal government, consider the prospect of diaper subsidies.

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Judicial Watch: Obama Family 2015 Honolulu Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,590,313 in Flight Expenses Alone

Obama 2014 and 2015 trips to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Palm City, Florida, cost taxpayers at least $286,416 in Secret Service expenses Known travel expenses for the Obamas and Vice President Joe Biden have exceeded $78,003,292.44 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from…

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Scalia Took Dozens of Trips Funded by Private Sponsors

Antonin Scalia was the longest-tenured justice on the current Supreme Court and the country’s most prominent constitutionalist. But another quality also set him apart: Among the court’s members, he was the most frequent traveler, to spots around the globe, on trips paid for by private sponsors.

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Judicial Watch: Air Force Academy Uses “Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund” to Pay for Cadets’ Attendance at Festivals Celebrating Witchcraft, “Faery Magick,” and Voodoo

Documents reveal that cadets were taught to “dance with ecstasy around the maypole” and “conjure Springtime within… yourself” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 8, 2015, it obtained documents from the United States Air Force Academy revealing that in 2014 and 2015, the Academy used its…

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U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work

Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed and uses features already available in much cheaper commercial-grade products, according to a…

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Judicial Watch: Secret Service Hotel Bills For Obama Family’s 2014 August Vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Christmas Vacation in Honolulu Cost Taxpayers $1,243,057

Obama family vacation travel expenses and Secret Service accommodations for the two 2014 vacations cost taxpayers a total of $5,316,522.10. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 15, 2016, it obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealing that the August 2014 Martha’s Vineyard and…

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Hey, Census big shot — sightsee with your own money!

Sightseeing trips are great. But when taxpayers foot the bill, they grate on me.

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Judicial Watch: Obama Family’s October Weekend Fundraising Getaway to San Diego Cost Taxpayers $2,001,468.90 in Travel Expenses Alone

Known Travel Expenses Now Approaching $10 Million A Year (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the October 2015 Columbus Day getaway enjoyed by President Barack Obama and his family cost taxpayers $969,783.90 in flight expenses…

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Did Boehner punish GOP enemies by canceling travel?

Allegations that former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner withheld congressional travel privileges to retaliate against Republican opponents are behind a lawsuit by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch demanding details of spending.

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New Report on Border Terror Threat

New State Department Intel Confirms Arab Smuggling “Cells,” Al Qaeda Leader in Mexico Congressional Travel Cover-Up at Pentagon Judicial Watch Clinton Records Lawsuits Uncovers More Hidden Documents New State Department Intel Confirms Arab Smuggling “Cells,” Al Qaeda Leader in Mexico This week, Judicial Watch published another in our series 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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Judicial Watch Sues for Documents Withheld From Congress in New Climate Data Scandal

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit on December 2, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records of communications from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials regarding methodology for collecting and interpreting data used in climate models (Judicial…

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4 of the 95 Prisoners Obama Just Set Free Had Nothing to Do With Drug Sentences

On Friday, President Obama granted clemency to 95 convicted prisoners. The vast majority of these individuals received harsh sentences for relatively minor drug offenses. Most of them will become free men and women on April 16, 2016.


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