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Judicial Watch’s Fitton: New Docs Expose Justice in IRS Scandal

A Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit uncovered that the Department of Justice colluded with the IRS to target politically conservative and tea party groups seeking non-profit status. In 2010, the Department of Justice reached out to the IRS to pursue this collusion before the political targeting occurred. Unfortunately, Judicial Watch was…

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NY Times Has Sent Advance Copies of Dowd Columns to Subjects Before — All Without Repercussions

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd allowed Bernard Weinraub, a former reporter for the New York Times, to review an advanced copy of a column she wrote about his wife Amy Pascal, the executive of Sony. Dowd wanted to reassure Weinraub that she would make her “look great,” as Sony was enduring the…

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How Eric Holder spun the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal to a lapdog media

Sharyl Attkisson discusses Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit that helped release 42,000 pages of government documents detailing the Fast and Furious scandal. From the more than thousand pages she reviewed, she found an email exchange between White House and DOJ press flacks, who chastised her for revealing that former Attorney General Eric Holder…

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Florida Gets Another Chance To Appeal For The Right To Clean Voter Rolls, They Should Take It

Robert Popper, Judicial Watch’s Senior Attorney, details a federal appeals panel’s decision claiming federal law prevents Florida from removing non-citizens from its voter rolls 90 days before a federal election. In fact, Florida’s Secretary of State refused to appeal this ruling. Previously, the Department of Justice sued Florida for pursuing a

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Congress finds sorting Fast and Furious records ‘like pieces of a puzzle’

Judicial Watch announced that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) on November 18, 2014, a large production of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. The documents were forced out of the Obama administration through a June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September…

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Senators blast major union support for amnesty

Senators Cruz (R-TX)  and Sessions (R-AL) criticized the AFL-CIO for claiming President Obama’s executive amnesty would help the American people and our economy. Both emphasized President Obama does not have the authority to give close to 5 million people work authorization. Senator Sessions further addressed executive amnesty at a panel…

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Security at US consulate in Benghazi in disarray prior to 2012 attack, emails show

Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, security at the US consulate there was in disarray. In addition, the security contractor, Blue Mountain Group, was operating without a license while assigned to protect State Department personnel there. This was the result of a business partnership dissolution between Blue…

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Legal Insurrection wins FOIA suit over David Gregory gun law non-prosecution

Legal Insurrection recently won their FOIA lawsuit they filed with Judicial Watch against the District of Columbia. This lawsuit sought to obtain any records relating to the non-prosecution of David Gregory, who held up a 30-round ammunition magazine on his show on NBC News. Before he showed the magazine on his…

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Senator ridicules Obama for not signing amnesty order

On December 8, 2014, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) addressed President Obama’s executive amnesty on a panel at Judicial Watch’s headquarters. He specifically discussed how the president’s executive order on amnesty is unconstitutional and severely undermines our nation; he also pointed out how the president contradicted himself 20 times on this

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Why I’m Suing the Justice Dept.: Its Unlawful Freedom of Info. Response

In a detailed article on her website, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explains why she teamed up with Judicial Watch to sue the Department of Justice. On November 19, 2014, Attkisson filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ with Judicial Watch to acquire “any and all [FBI] records concerned, regarding or…

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Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama’s ‘order’

In an interview with World Net Daily, Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s memo on President Obama’s executive amnesty demands for non-appropriated taxpayer money to be spent and seeks to exercise prosecutorial discretion rather than change rules. In addition, he suggested a criminal investigation should take

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Bad things happen to whistleblowers when watchdogs become attack dogs

Terrance Peterson, who complained to the Inspector General about unsanitary conditions at a VA hospital in Wilmington, DE, faced whistleblower retaliation from the VA. In response, Chris Farrell, Director of Research and Investigation at Judicial Watch, commented that many whisteblowers are ostracized and referred to psychiatric counseling. Judicial Watch will

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Documents: Obama Administration Paid Baptist Family Services Over $182 Million to House Illegal Aliens

Recently, Judicial Watch uncovered that the HHS has paid $186,129,786 to the Baptist Children and Family Services for the care of illegal alien children for four months. This taxpayer money went to BCFS facilities in Fort Sill, OK, and Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Read more about  Judicial Watch’s work uncovering…

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Report: Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios targeted by terrorists in 2009

Judicial Watch uncovered that Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the “Sears Tower” (renamed Willis Tower) were the targets of a terrorist truck-bomb plot in 2009. The alleged bomb plotters are Emad Karakrah and Hector Pedroza Huerta, who planned to use a U-Haul-style trailer to carry out their proposed terrorist attacks. Read more about

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IGs form front line of war on waste and fraud, but weak links remain

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Obama Admits: ‘I Just Took an Action to Change the Law’

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House Intelligence report fails to address key facts, questions in Benghazi scandal

The House Intelligence Committee recently released a report on the Benghazi scandal. Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, said the report informed the American people, for the first time, that our government knew weapons were moving from Libya to Syria. Read the latest statements from Judicial Watch on the Benghazi scandal here. Judicial Watch will continue

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IRS Sued for Monitoring U.S. Churches

Judicial Watch recently filed a FOIA lawsuit against the IRS, seeking records of communications between the IRS and Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) regarding the agency’s monitoring of churches and other tax-exempt organizations for allegedly illegal political activity. According to Judicial Watch, the IRS targeted 99 churches, assuming they

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‘Sleep in his own bed’ cost taxpayers $295K

From a FOIA request,  Judicial Watch uncovered that American taxpayers were billed $1,539,402.10 for President Obama’s travel expenses during Labor Day weekend this year. The expenses entailed flights for fundraising trips to Westchester, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island, a round-trip flight from D.C. to Westchester, New York, for a wedding, and a

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‘Any Way We Can Fix Fox?’ Attkisson Exposes DOJ Fast & Furious Emails

Thanks to a court order, Judicial Watch received 10,112 Fast and Furious documents from the DOJ, which comprise of 42,000 pages. These documents were released due to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and subsequent FOIA lawsuit, and reveal how seasoned reporter Sharyl Attkisson was slammed by the White House and the DOJ for…