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August 21, 2009 - Obama Hypocrisy on Secrecy

August 21, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: JW Sues Treasury for Records on TARP Funds Distributed to Boston Bank after Intervention by Rep. Barney Frank Barney Frank is no stranger to scandal. As you may recall, Judicial Watch uncovered documents proving that Frank was well…

August 14, 2009 - Air Congress Scandal News

August 14, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Obama Snagged in Digital Television Controversy More broken promises to report this week related to the Obama White House and the issue of transparency. On August 6, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against…

August 07, 2009 - Obama’s Healthcare Fight Gameplan: Lies, Smears, and Secrecy

August 7, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: JW Sues Treasury Department to Obtain Documents on Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac What is the Obama administration trying to hide? That’s a question I’ve had to ask myself quite a bit during the last six…

July 31, 2009 - Senators Lied About Mortgage Favors?

July 31, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Dodd, Conrad Knew They Were Getting Sweetheart Mortgage Deals from Countrywide The Senate Ethics Committee investigation looking into allegedly preferential treatment afforded powerful Senators Dodd (D-CT) and Conrad (D-ND) by mortgage giant Countrywide Financial has sprung a few…

July 24, 2009 - Is Obama Protecting Pelosi?

July 24, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: JW Files Lawsuit against CIA for Documents on Terrorist Interrogation Briefings of Speaker Pelosi and Congress As you may recall, last week I told you that Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against…

July 17, 2009 - What is Obama Hiding?

July 17, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Sotomayor Evasive, Disingenuous During Confirmation Hearings The eagerly anticipated confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor got underway this week. And how did she do? Let’s start with Sotomayor’s rambling and constantly shifting explanation for

July 10, 2009 - Judge Sotomayor’s Ethics Problems

July 10, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Judicial Watch Raises Ethics Concerns about Judge Sotomayor Judicial Watch sent an important letter this week to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) regarding the Sotomayor nomination. Here’s the crux of…

July 02, 2009 - Obama Breaks Another Promise

July 2, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Supreme Court Overturns Sotomayor in Firefighter Lawsuit Should the test results of firefighters seeking promotion be discarded simply because African American participants did not score as well as their white counterparts? Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor said…

June 26, 2009 - What’s the Rush on Judge Sotomayor?

June 26, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: More Trouble for Judge Sotomayor Barack Obama wants the U.S. Senate to pull out a rubber stamp for his Supreme Court pick, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Senate Democrats, meanwhile, are trying to force this nomination through as quickly as…

June 19, 2009 - The Nancy Pelosi Cover-Up

June 19, 2009 From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: FEC Lets Pelosi Off the Hook The Federal Election Commission (FEC) recently gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a free pass when it dismissed a Judicial Watch complaint related to an "electioneering advertisement" featuring the speaker during the…