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Obama’s Travel Cost Taxpayers More Than $96 Million

From The Washington Free Beacon: Michelle Obama took her daughters to ski in Aspen in February 2016, spending $222,875.58 in travel costs alone. This did not include costs for accommodations, meals, rental cars, ski lift tickets, or attendant costs for U.S. Secret Service personnel. The First Lady also took her daughters to Morocco,…

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House Republicans Humiliated; Reverse Plans to Gut House Ethics Oversight

From Breitbart: “The American people will see this latest push to undermine congressional ethics enforcement as shady and corrupt,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “The full House should seriously consider whether it wants to bear the brunt of public outrage and go through with the rule…

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The Latest: House adopts new rules package along party lines

From the Associated Press: The Republican-led House has adopted, largely along party lines, its rules package for the 115th Congress, with Democrats protesting a provision that includes fines for members who use electronic devices to take pictures or video from the House floor.

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House Fires at Ethics and Shoots Self

From The New York Times: The public protests over the House move to weaken the office were heartening. Even the conservative group Judicial Watch paused in its pursuit of Hillary Clinton to decry the Goodlatte proposal as a “poor way to begin draining the swamp.” The O.C.E. proposal has now…

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House Republicans cancel plan to dismantle ethics watchdog after backlash, opposition from Trump

From the New York Daily News: The sudden reversal came just hours after President-elect Donald Trump attacked House Republicans, questioning whether they should have prioritized gutting the independent, nonpartisan watchdog charged with keeping tabs on congressional ethics, and after severe blowback in the media that triggered heavy constituent calls

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Video: Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free

From Fox News: Jan. 03, 2017 – 3:58 – President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton takes on Valerie Jarrett’s claim

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Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails

‘If the agency officials are permitted to leave their employment while retaining agency records in their personal email accounts, it risks creating a situation comparable to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.’ Hearing Thursday, January 5 (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a federal court hearing will…

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Judicial Watch Calls Upon House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today made the following statement regarding the proposed change to House rules that would eliminate its Office of Congressional Ethics:  It is shameful that House Republicans are trying to destroy the Office of Congressional Ethics, the most significant ethics reform in Congress…

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With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

From The New York Times: House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail.

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Clinton Email Lawsuits

From Breitbart: When Secretary of State John Kerry refused to take all lawful measures mandated by federal law to recover Clinton’s emails, Judicial Watch and Cause of Action brought separate lawsuits seeking to force Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch a Justice Department investigation, a request that federal law says…


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