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

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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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The $70m cost of Uber Force One: Price of private flights for Obama and family to go to Broadway, skiing, golf, golf, and golf revealed

Barack Obama’s eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii starts Friday just as a new report shows the total cost of his vacations has now exceeded $70 million to U.S. taxpayers.

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State Department sued over Syrian refugee program

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on concerns about the potential risks from the Syrian refugee program.

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‘The Obamas treat Air Force One like an Uber ride’: Chief of spending watchdog says president’s Christmas Hawaii trip is too expensive to justify

Barack Obama has been savaged by a top spending campaigner for taking the First Family on an eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii, at huge expense to the American taxpayer.

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The Obamas’ Christmas-Hawaii Plane Tickets Will Cost Tax Payers $3.7 Million

Like many families, the Obamas will head home to celebrate the holidays, but odds are their flight will cost slightly more than your typical Christmas airfare.

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Group launches effort to expose secret placement of refugees

A government watchdog agency announced Tuesday it has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Obama administration seeking documents that would shed light on the secretive refugee resettlement program.

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More than 30 Immigrants Admitted to the U.S. Recently Implicated in Terrorism

In advance of the release of Congress’ year-end spending package, the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting some terrorists who were recently granted access to the U.S. through the nation’s immigration system.

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White House Confirms Where Obama Will Spend Christmas… And Here’s How Much It’ll Cost Taxpayers

President Obama and the rest of the First Family are set to spend their 2015 Christmas vacation in Hawaii.

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Report: Govt. Wastes Billions as National Debt. Approaches $19 Trillion

It’s been well documented that government wastes enormous amounts of money on all sorts of outrageous things and now some of the enraging details are available in a lengthy report that reveals how the cash is being spent, like studying bugs’ reactions to artificial light, a weight-loss program for truck…

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Taxpayers Foot Bill for Boehner’s Post-Speaker Office

The former House speaker, whose resignation from Congress became effective over the weekend, is taking advantage of little-known perks and privileges taxpayers provide by law to those vacating the chamber’s highest office.

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Judicial Watch Seeks Federal Court Injunction against Secret Service for Records of Obama and VIP Security Costs for Travel

Agency Ignored 19 Judicial Watch FOIA Requests (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Secret Service for failing to respond to 19 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for security-related…

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Judicial Watch: President Obama’s 2015 Golf and Family Vacation Trips Cost Taxpayers $3,115,688.70 in Travel Expenses Alone

Fifth Palm Springs visit in two years included golf at plush, private 249-acre Porcupine Creek Estate owned by Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Barack Obama and family had a…

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Marco Rubio spent lavishly on a GOP credit card, but some transactions are still secret

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.

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

$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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