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U.S. set to slash funds to Dictators-R-Us

From One News Now: According to Foreign Policy magazine, the Trump administration has told the State Department to slash more than 50 percent of the U.S. funding to United Nations programs.   The U.S. spends approximately $10 billion annually on the U.N. which often takes adversarial positions to U.S. interests.

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Video: Is the ‘deep state’ trying to bring down Trump?

March 23, 2017 – 5:36 – Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business to discuss House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) revelations concerning “incidentally collected” communications of the Trump transition team, which produced “dozens” of reports with no foreign intelligence

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Supreme Court has a duty to safeguard election integrity

From The Hill: In an effort to preserve election integrity, Judicial Watch has filed a plea to the United States Supreme Court. Judicial Watch attorneys filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Ohio’s efforts to ensure that its voter rolls are up to date. The case…

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GOP Takes Up Russia-Aligned Attack On Soros

From Politico Magazine: A group of congressional Republicans is teaming up with Russia-backed politicians in Eastern Europe with the shared goal of stopping a common enemy: billionaire financier George Soros. Led by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, the conservative lawmakers have signed on…

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Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show

From The Washington Post: The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family, according to internal agency documents reviewed by The…

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Lawsuit: Did Hillary’s secret email ‘damage national security?’

From The Washington Examiner: A government watchdog group Tuesday demanded that the nation’s intelligence czar and State Department determine if former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s secret email server damaged national security. In a lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and State, Judicial Watch

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NOAA Says Temperature Study Docs Protected In FOIA Suit

From Law 360: Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 4:01 PM EDT) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday asked a D.C. federal judge to toss Judicial Watch’s lawsuit alleging NOAA violated a federal information disclosure law by failing to turn over emails related to the measurement of…

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Judicial Watch Files FOIA Suit on Student Loans Under Obama

From Newsmax: Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for records of the Obama administration’s reported “coding error” which caused inflated College Scorecard repayment rates.

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Obama’s IRS gave ‘Satan Club’ creator fast tax-exempt status

From the Washington Times: Documents obtained by a government watchdog show that the originator of the “After School Satan Club” received speedy tax-exempt status while conservative groups were stuck in bureaucratic red tape under the Obama administration. Treasury Department files obtained by Judicial Watch last week show Reason Alliance in…

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‘After School Satan Club’ Gets Tax Exempt Status in 10 Days

From The Washington Free Beacon: The Internal Revenue Service granted an “After School Satan Club” their tax exempt status. The approval process for the group’s non-profit status took only 10 days, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch on Friday. The satanic club was started by Reason Alliance, a Somerville,…

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Group files lawsuit for documents tied to secret Lynch, Clinton Sky Harbor meeting

The lawsuit, filed by Judicial Watch, is centered on the secret meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.

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Video: Judicial Watch president on judges blocking Trump’s travel order

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton on how the White House can implement a court-approved travel order.

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Clinton private email probe hindered by State Department, Chaffetz says

“For the State Department and DOJ lawyers to still say their position is what the Obama administration’s position was is not good,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Fox News. “The default position of the bureaucracy is secrecy, and in terms of partisanship, it’s to protect Mrs. Clinton.”

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Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on Airport Meeting Between Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch

From CNS News: The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking all records its has on the June 27, 2016 meeting between President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in her airplane, a meeting that occurred while…

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Obama Spent Record $36 Million Fighting FOIA Suits

Former President Obama’s administration spent a record-shattering $36.2 million on legal costs beating back Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, according to an analysis from the Associated Press.

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A major study finding that voter ID laws hurt minorities isn’t standing up well under scrutiny

From Vox: It was supposed to be the study that proved voter ID laws are not just discriminatory but can also have a big impact on elections. And it was picked up widely, with outlets including ThinkProgress and the Washington Post reporting that the study found voter ID laws hurt…

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Trump’s State Department Refuses to Look for Hillary Clinton’s Emails

From Fox News: Judicial Watch was hoping that “Team Trump” would also mean team transparency. But the conservative watchdog group was disappointed Monday after State Department lawyers were still insisting — even under their new President Trump-appointed leadership — that they have no intention of trying to find any potential…

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Video: Should James Comey step down?

On March 14, 2017, Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss government corruption. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

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New watchdog determined to ferret out Trump administration ‘scandal’

From The Washington Times: A new watchdog organization is up and running, and has an eye trained on President Trump. American Oversight is housed in an office a few blocks north of the White House, and offers this mission statement: “There’s a perfect storm for corruption and scandal brewing in…

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Fire the IRS chief already, Mr. President

From the New York Post: Why is IRS Commissioner John Koskinen still in office? A growing number of Capitol Hill Republicans want to know — and they have good reason to be troubled. When he took over in 2013, Koskinen was supposed to “fix” the IRS — and in particular…