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Michelle Obama travel expense update: Your tax dollars at work

When it comes to spending taxpayer dollars on foreign “business trips,” the Obamas certainly are not shy. On their latest trip to Japan, they cost American taxpayers $80,000 just to pay for rental cars to visit Japanese shrines, Judicial Watch has found.

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Feds Release Swarm Of Convicted Criminal Illegals In US

Recently revealed documents show that the Obama administration, through DHS, has released nearly 200,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens in the United States since the president took office, including approximately 30,000 last year.

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Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law stand

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Benghazi Emails Show That Clinton’s Aides Used Private Accounts

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12,509 illegal kids already over border in second wave, just 1 in 6 returned

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Feds claim Obamacare taking a toll on government transparency

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Judicial Watch: Homeland Security Releases 165,900 Illegals

Judicial Watch recently released 76 pages it received from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from a FOIA lawsuit it filed that reveal the department released 165,900 criminal illegal aliens. In addition, these pages show that some local laws have barred federal immigration officials from enforcing immigration laws and note that 872,900 non-detained…

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New Investigation of Obamacare Architect

Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) to obtain records about Jonathan Gruber’s consultancy and contract agreements with the department. Gruber received a $400,000 contract from HHS, and at least $4 million from the federal government since 2000. This lawsuit comes as…

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Obama scrambles to limit Hillary Clinton email scandal damage

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has tainted 160 FOIA requests Judicial Watch filed. In addition, it has spurred Judicial Watch to reopen a FOIA lawsuit regarding Huma Abedin’s email communications at the State Department since the State Department did not search emails on Clinton’s private server. The department claimed it could…

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Fast and Furious Cover-up Rewarded in Appointment of New ATF Director

Todd Jones resigned from his post as ATF Director last week, which resulted in Thomas Brandon, formerly the agency’s Deputy Director, being assigned Acting Director. Brandon is known for covering up the Fast and Furious scandal by not firing anybody who was responsible for it. Meanwhile, Judicial Watch has pending FOIA…

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Judicial Watch: 165,900 Criminal Aliens Into US Population Through April 2014

According to 76 pages the DHS released to Judicial Watch following its FOIA lawsuit, the DHS released 165,900 criminal illegal aliens from detention facilities since April 2014. Their crimes consist of homicides, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, and kidnappings. Judicial Watch filed this lawsuit after the DHS failed to respond to its FOIA…

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Where’s the sunshine? Obama’s eclipse

Last week, the White House announced it will delete FOIA regulations pertaining to its Office of Administration, which archives emails and performs administrative tasks. It cited a 2009 appeals court ruling that exempted its office from FOIA regulations to explain its decision. This change in policy also coincided with Sunshine Week, which seeks…

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The FBI and CIA: What’s a FOIA?

Of all federal agencies, the FBI and CIA are least likely to respond to FOIA requests. In fact, Judicial Watch has filed hundreds of FOIA requests with these agencies but few have been answered. One FOIA request Judicial Watch filed with the FBI about U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy resulted in the release of 900 pages,…

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Judicial Watch sues for docs on Gruber’s sole-source Obamacare contract

This week, Judicial Watch announced it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding Jonathan Gruber’s sole-source consulting contract with it for the purposes of developing Obamacare. Gruber is an MIT economics professor and thus was sought for advice on how to craft Obamacare.…

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“Transparent” Obama administration exempts White House office from FOIA regulations

The White House announced it will no longer subject its Office of Administration to FOIA requests, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of its decision. This office, which is responsible for archiving emails and carrying out administrative tasks, was under FOIA regulations for 30 years, but it stopped…

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State Dept.: ‘No record’ of signed document from Hillary Clinton affirming records turned over

The State Department admitted this week that Hillary Clinton never signed OF-109, a form she needed to sign to turn in her classified emails to the department. Clinton turned over 30,000 emails to the State Department last December, but decided to delete more than 30,000 emails that she deemed to…

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Archives wants explanation for Hillary Clinton email practices

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Freedom of Information Act: U.S. sets record for denying, censoring government files

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‘Most Transparent’ White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself

The White House recently deleted FOIA regulations for its Office of Administration, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of that change. The ruling stated that CREW, which was suing for access to White House emails from the Bush administration, could not obtain them because the office is FOIA-exempt. However,…

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Transparency groups want Clinton’s emails preserved electronically for public

A coalition of watchdog groups sent a letter to the Secretary of State and the National Archivist on Tuesday, asking for them to make Hillary Clinton’s emails sent from her private sever about official business public to the American people. Last December, Hillary Clinton turned in 30,000 emails yet deleted…



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