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U.S. Army Veteran acquitted of illegally displaying flags at LA Veterans Affairs facility

From My News LA: A 75-year-old military veteran was acquitted Tuesday of illegally hanging an American flag on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility in West Los Angeles without permission. The federal misdemeanor count against Robert Rosebrock stems from a VA statute that prohibits the posting of materials or…

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Judicial Watch requests ethics probe of key Democrats

From WND: A government watchdog group is turning the tables on two key Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee who appear to be trying to block a probe into whether the Obama administration spied on the Trump team. Judicial Watch has requested the House Office of Congressional Ethics launch an…

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Conservative group slams White House shift on visitor logs

From The Hill: A conservative legal group on Friday slammed President Trump’s administration for deciding not to voluntarily disclose who visits the White House complex. Judicial Watch said in a statement that “this new secrecy policy undermines the rule of law and suggests this White House doesn’t want to be accountable to…

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Trump Won’t Disclose White House Visitor Logs, an Option Sought By Obama and Approved By Merrick Garland

From U.S. News and World Report: The decision makes use of an anti-transparency ruling sought by the Obama administration and written in 2013 by Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge later nominated unsuccessfully to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama. Transparency advocates say Garland bent over backwards to…

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Video: How deep does the Susan Rice scandal go?

Apr. 13, 2017 – 3:38 – Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on the Susan Rice ‘unmasking scandal.’ Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

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Video: Scott Pruitt on reports of anti-Trump environment at EPA

From Fox News: Apr. 13, 2017 – 5:46 – On ‘Fox & Friends,’ the EPA administrator reacts to Judicial Watch suing for access to communications using encryption software Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Video: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Travel Triggers Cost and Ethics Concerns

From NBC News: Still, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says the cost to taxpayers in either case is too high, calling for Trump “to try to figure out ways to save money for the taxpayer” and applauding him for using his Virginia golf clubs when he’s looking to get away.…

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Judicial Watch Threatens to Sue 11 States With More Registered Than Eligible Voter

From The Washington Free Beacon: The group announced Tuesday it has sent notice-of-violation letters to 11 states that combined have more than 100 counties where the number of registered voters surpasses the number of citizens of voting age. States that received the letters were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky,…

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ATF sued over plan to ban popular AR-15 ammo

From WND: A government watchdog agency has filed a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeking records related to a proposed rule change that would ban certain types of AR-15 ammunition. The ATF backed off its February 2015 proposal to revise…

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Tax cheat: IRS releases a few of the 7,000 documents it has withheld since 2013

From the World Tribune: IRS officials admitted the agency used “inappropriate political labels” in screening tax-exempt applications of Tea Party and other conservative groups, newly released documents show. Also among 695 pages of new documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit were records indicating the…

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Eleven States Threatened With Lawsuits If No Action Taken To Clean Voter Rolls

From The Daily Caller: Watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) sent out warning letters Monday to 11 states with counties in where the registered voters outnumbers voting-age citizens,  as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2015 American Community Survey. According to the letters, this is “strong circumstantial evidence that these ……

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Judicial Watch Files Suit Seeking ATF Records on Attempted Ammo Ban

From The Washington Free Beacon: The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed suit in federal court on Monday seeking communications records related to the Obama administration’s attempt to ban a popular kind of AR-15 ammunition in 2015. The suit, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, was filed in the…

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Judicial Watch Obtains 204 ICE Illegal Alien ‘Detainer Requests’ Denied by Travis County Sheriff

From CNS News: The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 204 illegal alien “detainer requests” from ICE that were denied by the sheriff’s office in Travis County, Texas, and which included detainers for aliens charged with multiple crimes, including 58 DWIs, 34 acts of violence, 14 burglaries, drug possession and…

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Drug Smuggling Tunnels Skyrocketed After U.S. Tightened Border Security

From The Daily Caller: President Donald Trump’s proposed wall won’t stop Mexican cartels from smuggling drugs into the U.S. through illegal tunnels, which increased significantly after a border fence was built and security was considerably tightened. “Illegal tunneling activity on the southwest border of the United States represents a significant and…

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IRS sued again, this time for distributing taxpayers’ info

From WND: The Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act case seeks to force the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services to reveal records about their sharing of private taxpayer information under Obamacare. Even though Obamacare is expected to be repealed by the new Republican Congress, until that…

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Did the Obama White House Collude with a Politically Motivated Scientist?

From the National Review: Following allegations of impropriety over the handling of a controversial climate change report, a government watchdog group now wants to know whether there was any collaboration between the report’s lead author and a key Obama adviser. On March 27, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit seeking “all…

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Did the Obama White House Collude with a Politically Motivated Scientist?

From the National Review: The FOIA specifically requests correspondence between Tom Karl, the former head of the climate-data program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and John Holdren, the director of Obama’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Holdren is from that species of Baby Boomer global catastrophists…

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Ronald Reagan warned us

From The Washington Times: Ronald Reagan warned Americans that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. America is one generation removed from the late President Reagan’s term in office, and freedom now teeters on the brink of extinction. Freedom will go extinct in America if the Democrats…

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Judicial Watch: Sanctuary policy protected criminal illegal immigrants in Austin, Texas

From the Washington Examiner: The “sanctuary” policy implemented by the sheriff in Austin, Texas, has helped keep illegal aliens charged with robbery, violent acts and threats of terrorism from being apprehended by federal immigration officers, according to the watchdog group Judicial Watch. A so-called sanctuary policy is a decision not…

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The half-baked lies of Susan Rice

From The Washington Times: Most reasonable observers believed or at least hoped that the nation would finally be spared having to listen to the Clinton and Obama administrations’ go-to liar after last November’s election. In the normal course of events, National Security Advisor Susan Rice would have simply packed her…