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At Least $8 Bil in Iraq Rehab Funds Lost To Waste, Fraud

A decade after the U.S. started the war in Iraq American taxpayers are still funding an exorbitant  “reconstruction” effort in the Middle Eastern nation and a chunk of the money—billions—has been lost to fraud and corruption. This isn’t something that’s been widely covered because most media lost interest after the…

U.S. Pays $1.5 Mil to Preserve Politically Correct Graffiti

Because it’s considered defacement and vandalism, graffiti is a crime yet the U.S. government has spent $1.5 million to actually preserve some left during the hostile Indian occupation of California’s Alcatraz Island more than four decades go. Why is Indian graffiti worth preserving when local governments across the nation spend…

U.S. Taxpayers to Bailout Rail Project with $42 Billion

After getting slammed with higher taxes, Americans throughout the U.S. will be on the hook for the multi-billion-dollar infusion necessary to complete a grossly mismanaged high-speed rail system in California.  Even those who have never been to the state and have no association with it will contribute because federal lawmakers…

Media Accused of Teaming Up With Conservatives to Trash Muslims

Probably alluding to groups like Judicial Watch, a professor at a taxpayer-funded university has published a study that chastises organizations for using “fear and anger” to spread negative messages about Muslims. This has caused tremendous damage, according to the study, because the mainstream media has given these “fringe organizations” a…

State Dept. Skimps On Libya Security, Blows $5.6 Mil on Cultural Preservation Abroad

A U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists in Libya because the State Department skimped on security yet the agency has enough cash to blow millions in one year on “pressing cultural preservation needs” in foreign countries. News of the controversial allocation could not come at…

Senate Audit Exposes $18 Billion in Egregious Govt. Spending

As the nation suffers through a mind-boggling $16 trillion (and growing) debt crisis, a federal audit exposes some of the egregious ways the U.S. government has blown your tax dollars, including millions on Moroccan pottery classes and hundreds of thousands on a musical about climate change. It would almost be…

U.S. Loses $475 Mil in Oil for Afghan Army

On the heels of a scathing report documenting exorbitant waste and fraud in the U.S. government’s Iraq reconstruction program, a new federal audit reveals that nearly half a billion dollars in oil destined for the Afghan National Army has vanished. How do you lose $475 million worth of oil? That…

Big Labor’s Federal Funding Skyrockets Under Obama

The Obama Administration has rewarded its big labor allies with lucrative federal grants, including millions of dollars to help them strengthen unions in Iraq, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.  The information comes straight from government records gathered in the course of a lengthy JW investigation into the administration’s…

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