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David Petraeus provides classified testimony on Benghazi

Catherine Herridge provides insight into the testimony on ‘Special Report’

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“Military age men” at San Diego’s southern border

Among the several dozen Pakistani and Afghan men who have entered the U.S. illegally, coming into San Diego from Tijuana, two were found to have ties to terrorist groups, according to a letter sent by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Obscure law had a big political impact in 2015

While an effort to reform the nation’s open records law failed to gain much traction in 2015 after a promising start, the Freedom of Information Act still quietly shaped much of the year’s political landscape.

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New Obama vacation costs uncovered; They now exceed $70 million

As Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama, family, friends, pets and staff enjoy their half-month-long Hawaiian vacation, the Secret Service finally complied with a court order to release some Obama vacation expenses from two years ago.

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Agents nab Pakistanis with terrorist connections crossing U.S. border

When the U.S. Border Patrol nabbed two Pakistani men with ties to terrorism at the U.S.-Mexico border in September, it marked just the latest instance of illegal immigrants from so-called “special interest countries” using the southern border as a point of entry into the country.

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Obama to rack up miles on Air Force One in lame-duck year

President Obama, who likes to joke that his lease on Air Force One is running out, plans to put a lot more mileage on the costly presidential aircraft in 2016.

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Mele Kalikimaka: Taxpayer’s gift to Obama is $470,000 a day Hawaiian vacation

The first family’s Christmas vacation to Hawaii two years ago cost over $8 million, giving an indication of the price of their current 17-day winter break, according to federal documents provided to the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch.

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Let’s hope they’re economizing this year! Final cost of the Obamas’ Hawaii Christmas two years ago revealed to be $500,000 PER DAY

President Barack Obama’s latest Hawaiian vacation with his family is costing U.S. taxpayers about $500,000 per day and $8.1 million over the course of his presidency, according to new reports published Tuesday.

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Jet-setting Obama vowed NO VACATIONS if elected

When he was a candidate for president in 2008, Barack Obama said during an interview that as the occupant of the Oval Office his vacations, his leisure, even his need for sleep, would be gone in a dedication to the American people that such a position requires.

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Victims in underage sex case want prosecutors to testify

Two women suing the U.S. government over a deal cut with a politically connected billionaire in an underage-sex case last decade are demanding that FBI agents and prosecutors — including the top federal prosecutor for Southern Florida at the time — be required to testify about whether victims were deliberately kept in the dark about provisions of the controversial

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Phoenix doesn’t keep logs tracking Mayor Greg Stanton’s security detail

…a national government-watchdog group, Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Watch, says Stanton’s security team should raise concerns for taxpayers because Phoenix no longer keeps full records of where the detail takes him.

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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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Obama administration blocks Washington Times FOIA request on Syria chemical weapons

The Obama administration is blocking The Washington Times from obtaining detailed information about Syria’s extensive chemical weapons arsenal, which was used to kill thousands of innocents and changed the course of the country’s savage 4-year-old civil war.

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Greg Abbott incorrectly says Obama ‘himself’ admitted refugees who helped terrorists

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned at a Washington, D.C. press conference that without fresh restrictions on who enters the U.S., the Islamic State could slip in attackers.

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Documents show State Dept. advised Clinton against Blackberry use

An internal memo shows State Department officials warned Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, that she and the secretary of state should discontinue their Blackberry use because it posed “vulnerabilities and risks.”

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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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The Racial Spoils System Invents a Tribe for Native Hawaiians

We call it the “Aloha Spirit”: the mood of welcome and inclusion that defines Hawaii, which has been a peaceful multicultural society longer than it has been a U.S. state. Now this harmony is being undermined by an effort to create a semi-sovereign, race-based tribal government.

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Secrets of the Hillary chronicles

While the country has been fixated on Donald Trump’s tormenting his Republican primary opponents and deeply concerned about the government’s efforts to identify any confederates in the San Bernardino killings, a team of federal prosecutors and FBI agents continues to examine Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state in order to determine whether she committed

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Watchdog Group Sues State Department for Clinton Aides’ Ethics Documents

A government watchdog group is suing the State Department to release employment and ethics records for two of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, the organization announced on Wednesday.

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GOP Leaders Ignore Obama’s Refugee Plan In $1 Trillion Spending Deal

The catch-all spending bill Congress is set to pass this week will provide President Barack Obama with the funds he needs to admit an extra 45,000 refugees in the next two years, including a minimum of 10,000 from Syria.