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State Hires Workers Who Fail Background Checks

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New EPA Regulations Set to Take Drastic Toll on Economy

EPA draft regulations released this week mandate power plants cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. According to the EPA’s own measurements, the new regulations are set to do much more economic harm than environmental good. The EPA estimates the cost of the regulations at $8.8 billion a year…

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Feds Dump Illegal Aliens Caught in Texas at Ariz. Bus Stations

As if it weren’t bad enough that even convicts qualify for Obama amnesty, check out what’s going on in Arizona; the federal government is dumping an unknown number of illegal immigrants caught in Texas at bus stations in Phoenix and Tucson. The feds didn’t even have the courtesy to give…

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From Nanny State to Tranny State: Medicare to Pay for Sex-Change Surgery

The U.S. government’s health program for the elderly and disabled can no longer refuse to pay for the costly sex reassignment operations of transgender patients who claim to have gender identity disorder, according a recent federal board ruling. First President Obama’s hostile—and disastrous—takeover of the nation’s healthcare system and now…

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Republicans have a mandate for their Benghazi probe

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Weekly Update: Fast and Furious Hero

Judicial Watch Sues Obama Justice Department on behalf of ATF Fast & Furious Whistleblower Dodson Judicial Watch has a long history of protecting whistleblowers, the brave government insiders who expose corruption, incompetence and abuse of power inside the federal government. Often these individuals are subjected to all manner of retaliation…

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First order for Benghazi committee members: drawing up attack timeline

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People with “Troubled Backgrounds” Run Public Housing, $200 Mil Wasted

It’s been well documented that the nation’s federal housing agency is a bastion of corruption, but now we learn that severe mismanagement at offshoots functioning independently—yet federally funded—in states across the country have also fleeced taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The disturbing figures were delivered to Congress…

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Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:14-cv-00896)

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 28, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of ATF Fast and Furious whistleblower Special Agent John Dodson. The suit specifically seeks communications between former DOJ Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Katherine Eban, author of

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Judicial Watch Sues Department of Justice on behalf of ATF Fast & Furious Whistleblower Dodson

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 28, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of ATF Fast and Furious whistleblower Special Agent John Dodson (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice ((No. 1:14-cv-00896)).

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$105 Mil for Racial, Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

It’s not enough that the Obama administration has already spent colossal amounts of taxpayer dollars on race-based health initiatives, now $105 million will go to a new project called Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). The acronym is packed with meaning because the goal, after all, is to…

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Judicial Watch Obtains Documents: Secret Service Tab for Obama Family 2013 Africa Trip Cost Taxpayers $2,189,727.60 for Lodging, Entertainment, and Security

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 13, 2014, it obtained lodging and entertainment expense records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that the Secret Service entourage accompanying President Obama and his family during their trip to sub-Saharan Africa from June 27 to July 3, 2013, incurred $2,189,727.60 in lodging, entertainment, and

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Judicial Watch Inc. vs. U.S. Office of Special Counsel

On April 25, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to obtain government records related to a June 15, 2010, request for an investigation into possible Hatch Act violations by then-White House staff members Rahm Emanuel and Jim Messina.…

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Some states add background checks for health care navigators

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Terrorist Sues Over Jail Uniform’s Violation of Muslim Doctrine

Here is one of those shameful only in America stories: A convicted terrorist serving 20 years in a high-security Indiana facility is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons because the mandatory jail uniform violates Muslim wardrobe rules. Can anyone imagine this occurring in any other country? The unbelievable story comes…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: What Else is Obama Hiding?

Judicial Watch released a 106-page document obtained on May 1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), revealing that on its first full day of operation, October 1, 2013, Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov received only one enrollment and on the second day of Healthcare.gov operation, 48% of registrations failed.

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VA Gives Gitmo Terrorists Better Medical Care Than U.S. Veterans

As the nation prepares to commemorate the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, a Pentagon insider reveals that Al Qaeda terrorist jailed at Guantanamo get better medical treatment than our own veterans. As disgraceful as this may seem, it’s not at all far-fetched considering the…

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Judicial Watch Files Suit against Office of Special Counsel over White House Scandal Stonewall

Judicial Watch alleges that in 2009 then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and then-deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, on behalf of the Obama administration, both used their position and influence as highly placed federal employees to affect the outcome of federal elections – in direct violation of the Hatch Act.

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DOJ Admits Fast & Furious Docs Should Be Released Under FOIA After Indefinitely Delaying JW’s Suit

Can a federal agency trying to cover up wrongdoing lawfully withhold documents under executive privilege—reserved for the president of the United States—when the records don’t even involve the commander-in-chief? That’s the question being argued before a federal court in Washington D.C. and the ruling could have a widespread impact on…

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Obama’s HUD Pick Misused Agency Funds for Low-Income Housing as Mayor

President Obama’s choice to head the scandal-plagued Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) misspent that agency’s funds—allocated to improve low-rent properties—as mayor of San Antonio, according to a federal audit. Nevertheless if the president has his way, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro may soon be in charge of the…

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The full scale of the ObamaCare launch disaster is revealed


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