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USDA Cultural Sensitivity Training

Whistleblower Reveals Indoctrination Program Requiring USDA Staffers to Bang on Tables, Chant, “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” Judicial Watch has released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program. A whistleblower reported to Judicial Watch that employees were required to bang on tables, chanting in unison “The

First Family Vacations

Judicial Watch has taken the lead in exposing the true costs of the Obamas’ personal luxury travel.   Using investigations and lawsuits under the Freedom of Information Act, JW exposed the evident waste of taxpayer dollars for Obama  family vacations to Spain, South Africa, Aspen, and Mexico.  Currently under investigation are…

$18 million spent on translation services by Bureau of Prisons

Judicial Watch obtained 149 pages of documents from the Federal Bureau of Prisons detailing an agency policy to translate documents into 43 languages, with the heaviest emphasis on Spanish because “the single largest group of inmates of foreign nationality are from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.”  The…

Arne Duncan’s closed-press meeting with National Council of La Raza President

Judicial Watch has obtained 18 pages of internal communications from the U.S. Department of Education, one of which shows the agency’s secretary, Arne Duncan, scheduled a closed-press meeting with National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia.  Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act…

USDA and “Culture of Transformation”

On May 16, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee tipped off Judicial Watch to compulsory training underway nationwide that entails requiring staffers to bang on tables while chanting in unison that America’s founding fathers were illegal immigrants.  In response, Judicial Watch on May 18 filed a Freedom of Information…

Lawmaker pressures U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to assign airport slot to campaign contributor

Documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that a Western lawmaker pressured the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to assign a highly-coveted airport slot to a campaign contributor.  In a series of letters, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) urged Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to approve Alaska Airline’s…

FEMA’s failure to recover $300k of food & shelter overpayments
for longer than 6 months

Government agencies are required to generate a report each quarter listing high-value overpayments and the actions being taken to recover those funds.  The Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security published its list for Quarter 2 of Fiscal Year 2012 last Tuesday (May 29, 2012).  A fuller explanation and…

IRS Inspector General cites taxpayer confidentiality law to withhold records of employee fraud

In April 2012, Judicial Watch learned that a former IRS employee had sued the agency for a quarter million dollars and expungement of his record after he was fired in October 2010.  After Anthony Yemoh Smith lost in court, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking all…

Casa de Maryland

Judicial Watch has filed a  Freedom of Information Act request that seeks records related to the Secretary of Labor’s visit to a training center for illegal aliens.  The training center, called Casa de Maryland, is funded in partnership with the Prince George’s and Montgomery County Community Colleges. During her visit…

Richard Cordray appointment to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

CFPB is a federal agency launched on July 21, 2011 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It is funded through the Federal Reserve (in an amount equal to 10% of the Federal Reserve’s budget), alleviating it from congressional oversight through the ordinary appropriations process. On Thursday,…


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