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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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.


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…


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


$20 Mil to Boost Reading Skills in the Dominican Republic

While America’s failing public schools remain on a perpetual downward spiral, the U.S. government is spending tens of millions of dollars to help struggling students and improve academics in the Dominican Republic. It may seem crazy, but unfortunately it’s simply one of a myriad of real-life stories illustrating how government…


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…


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.


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.


$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…


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…


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)…


$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…


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…


$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…


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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