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

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It has become legend in Florida political circles, a missing chapter in Marco Rubio’s convoluted financial story: two years of credit card transactions from his time in the state House, when he and other Republican leaders freely spent party money.

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$70 Mil for Michelle Obama’s Program to Empower Girls in Pakistan

As public schools around the United States suffer through a perpetual financial crisis, the Obama administration commits a breathtaking $70 million to help educate girls in a terrorist nation known as Al Qaeda headquarters. It’s part of the First Lady’s initiative (Let Girls Learn) to educate and empower an estimated…

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$1.8 Mil to Keep DHS Employees on Paid Leave for 1 Year

Dozens of employees at the gigantic agency created after 9/11 to prevent another terrorist attack have been on “paid administrative leave” for more than a year, many of them for as long as two and three years. It’s part of a pervasive problem among the nation’s federal government agencies, where…

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$13 Mil to Help Central American Youths That Don’t Make it to U.S.

It’s not enough that the U.S. government is spending enormous sums to care for the recent influx of Central American illegal immigrants, the Obama administration also keeps sending large amounts of taxpayer dollars to the countries they came from to help those who stayed behind. Judicial Watch first reported on…

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U.S. Gives Africa $36.5 Mil to Train More Doctors at U.N.’s Request

Like a good lap dog, the U.S. is dedicating $36.5 million to help Africa train doctors because the famously corrupt United Nations determined that the continent has a terrible shortage of medical personnel and faculty. That means Uncle Sam must come to the rescue. The latest Africa allocation is in…

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JW Probe: U.S. Spends Big Bucks on Diversity Training for Fed Workers

A Judicial Watch investigation has discovered that large sums of taxpayer dollars keep pouring into a Chicago-based firm hired by the Obama administration to culturally transform government by teaching federal workers about diversity, race and gender, healthcare disparities and cultural competencies. The firm is called Souder, Betances & Associates and

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Govt. Covers Up Rampant Crime in $1.6 Bil Antipoverty Job Program

The U.S. government’s $1.6 billion vocational program for at-risk youth was created decades ago to end poverty by offering poor teenagers free job training, but it’s a seriously mismanaged hotbed of violence rife with violent crimes that are routinely covered up by officials in charge. The crisis appears to have…

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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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