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DOD Sexual Assault Prevention Director Abuses Travel, Overbills U.S.


Scalia Took Dozens of Trips Funded by Private Sponsors

Antonin Scalia was the longest-tenured justice on the current Supreme Court and the country’s most prominent constitutionalist. But another quality also set him apart: Among the court’s members, he was the most frequent traveler, to spots around the globe, on trips paid for by private sponsors.


Judicial Watch: Air Force Academy Uses “Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund” to Pay for Cadets’ Attendance at Festivals Celebrating Witchcraft, “Faery Magick,” and Voodoo

Documents reveal that cadets were taught to “dance with ecstasy around the maypole” and “conjure Springtime within… yourself” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 8, 2015, it obtained documents from the United States Air Force Academy revealing that in 2014 and 2015, the Academy used its…


U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work

Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed and uses features already available in much cheaper commercial-grade products, according to a…


Judicial Watch: Secret Service Hotel Bills For Obama Family’s 2014 August Vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Christmas Vacation in Honolulu Cost Taxpayers $1,243,057

Obama family vacation travel expenses and Secret Service accommodations for the two 2014 vacations cost taxpayers a total of $5,316,522.10. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 15, 2016, it obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealing that the August 2014 Martha’s Vineyard and…


Hey, Census big shot — sightsee with your own money!

Sightseeing trips are great. But when taxpayers foot the bill, they grate on me.


Judicial Watch: Obama Family’s October Weekend Fundraising Getaway to San Diego Cost Taxpayers $2,001,468.90 in Travel Expenses Alone

Known Travel Expenses Now Approaching $10 Million A Year (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the October 2015 Columbus Day getaway enjoyed by President Barack Obama and his family cost taxpayers $969,783.90 in flight expenses…


Did Boehner punish GOP enemies by canceling travel?

Allegations that former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner withheld congressional travel privileges to retaliate against Republican opponents are behind a lawsuit by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch demanding details of spending.


New Report on Border Terror Threat

New State Department Intel Confirms Arab Smuggling “Cells,” Al Qaeda Leader in Mexico Congressional Travel Cover-Up at Pentagon Judicial Watch Clinton Records Lawsuits Uncovers More Hidden Documents New State Department Intel Confirms Arab Smuggling “Cells,” Al Qaeda Leader in Mexico This week, Judicial Watch published another in our series of…


Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Defense Department for Congressional Travel Records

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records concerning travel costs for members of Congress.  The lawsuit includes records about official congressional delegation travel (CODEL), which often use Air Force…


Judicial Watch Sues for Documents Withheld From Congress in New Climate Data Scandal

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit on December 2, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records of communications from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials regarding methodology for collecting and interpreting data used in climate models (Judicial…


4 of the 95 Prisoners Obama Just Set Free Had Nothing to Do With Drug Sentences

On Friday, President Obama granted clemency to 95 convicted prisoners. The vast majority of these individuals received harsh sentences for relatively minor drug offenses. Most of them will become free men and women on April 16, 2016.


The $70m cost of Uber Force One: Price of private flights for Obama and family to go to Broadway, skiing, golf, golf, and golf revealed

Barack Obama’s eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii starts Friday just as a new report shows the total cost of his vacations has now exceeded $70 million to U.S. taxpayers.


State Department sued over Syrian refugee program

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on concerns about the potential risks from the Syrian refugee program.


‘The Obamas treat Air Force One like an Uber ride’: Chief of spending watchdog says president’s Christmas Hawaii trip is too expensive to justify

Barack Obama has been savaged by a top spending campaigner for taking the First Family on an eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii, at huge expense to the American taxpayer.


The Obamas’ Christmas-Hawaii Plane Tickets Will Cost Tax Payers $3.7 Million

Like many families, the Obamas will head home to celebrate the holidays, but odds are their flight will cost slightly more than your typical Christmas airfare.


Group launches effort to expose secret placement of refugees

A government watchdog agency announced Tuesday it has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Obama administration seeking documents that would shed light on the secretive refugee resettlement program.


More than 30 Immigrants Admitted to the U.S. Recently Implicated in Terrorism

In advance of the release of Congress’ year-end spending package, the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting some terrorists who were recently granted access to the U.S. through the nation’s immigration system.


White House Confirms Where Obama Will Spend Christmas… And Here’s How Much It’ll Cost Taxpayers

President Obama and the rest of the First Family are set to spend their 2015 Christmas vacation in Hawaii.


Report: Govt. Wastes Billions as National Debt. Approaches $19 Trillion

It’s been well documented that government wastes enormous amounts of money on all sorts of outrageous things and now some of the enraging details are available in a lengthy report that reveals how the cash is being spent, like studying bugs’ reactions to artificial light, a weight-loss program for truck…


Taxpayers Foot Bill for Boehner’s Post-Speaker Office

The former House speaker, whose resignation from Congress became effective over the weekend, is taking advantage of little-known perks and privileges taxpayers provide by law to those vacating the chamber’s highest office.

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