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  • Judicial Watch Goes After ACORN/Govt. Relationship With FOIA Law Suits

    09/30/2009 6:16:39 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 482+ views
    judicial watch/the lid ^ | 9/30/09 | The Lid
    Judicial Watch is going after ACORN with Freedom of information requests regarding two of the groups many scandals. The first one may could re-open the case of alleged embezzlement in which Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN's founder embezzled almost one million dollars and the crime was "swept under the carpet" by the group. According to a July 9, 2008 article in the New York Times, Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN’s founder, Wade Rathke, “embezzled nearly $1 million from Acorn [sic] and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000.” The Times reported Dale Rathke embezzled $948,607.50, “carried as a...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against HUD to Obtain ACORN Documents

    09/24/2009 8:59:53 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Earnedmedia.org ^ | September 24, 2009 | Jill Farrell
    Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against HUD to Obtain ACORN Documents Seeks Records Related to HUD's Taxpayer Support of Controversial Community Organization Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to obtain records related to federal grants provided to the controversial "community organization" Association for Community Reform Now (ACORN). Judicial Watch filed its original Freedom of Information Act request on July 17. HUD...
  • Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility

    09/14/2009 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 42 replies · 2,656+ views
    Marketwire ^ | 9/14/2009 | Press Release
    Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility for Secretary of State Challenge Filed on Behalf of State Department Foreign Service Officer -- Court Hearing Set for September 16, 2009 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that a lawsuit challenging the constitutional eligibility of Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State (Rodearmel v. Clinton, et al., (D. District of Columbia)) will be heard by a special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Date: Wednesday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM ET Location: Courtroom...
  • ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. JOE GALLOWAY/ALOHA RONNIE Guyer on Judicial Watch Radio Shows...

    03/09/2002 6:38:47 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 30 replies · 1,267+ views
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 03/09/2002 | JUDICIAL WATCH
    NEVER FORGET ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. JOE GALLOWAY guests in the 1st hour of Saturday's -Judicial Watch Report Radio Show- ..with LARRY KLAYMAN -&- TOM FITTON hosting.. during the 9-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern Time Slot. ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. ALOHA RONNIE Guyer guests in the 2nd hour of next Monday's Weekday Edition -Judicial Watch Radio Show- with ..JANE CHASTAIN -&- RUSS VERNEY hosting.. during the 10-11am Pacific / 1-2pm Eastern Time Slot... ...after already sharing his Thumbs-Up Movie Review on a March 1st ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. Opening Day Judicial Watch Program on... .. www.JudicialWatch.org .. for your listening info. NEVER FORGET
  • Judicial Watch Asks Court to Declare Clinton Constitutionally Ineligible to Serve as Sec. of State

    07/08/2009 9:36:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 2,081+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 08 July 2009 | Judicial Watch
    Files New Motion in Lawsuit on Behalf of State Department Foreign Service Officer Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC -- July 8, 2009 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that on July 2 it filed a motion with a special panel of three federal judges in the District of Columbia asking the court to declare Hillary Clinton ineligible to serve as Secretary of State. The Judicial Watch lawsuit, filed on behalf of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee David C. Rodearmel, maintains that the "emoluments clause"...
  • Judicial Watch: John Conyers Under Scrutiny

    06/20/2009 10:41:46 PM PDT · by Westlander · 14 replies · 944+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 6-20-2009 | WXYZ
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Synagro investigation involving Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers may be starting to cause trouble for Conyers' husband, John, who heads the House Judiciary Committee in Washington. A government watchdog group says it is "ironic and unseemly" that Rep. Conyers is leading impeachment action on the House floor against a federal judge while his wife is under federal investigation in connection with bribes allegedly paid to her for a $1.2 billion sewage sludge contract. Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, says Conyers shouldn't have oversight over the Justice Department, which reportedly is engaged in plea bargaining...
  • THE NEW PRIVILEGED CLASS: John Conyers’ Wife Accepts Bribe, No One Cares

    06/19/2009 8:17:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Daily Instigator ^ | June 19, 2009 | http://thedailyinstigator.com/about-2/
    If something like this happened to the wife of a Republican it would be headline news. But since it involves a high-ranking Democrat, the media is happy to sweep it under the rug. Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., is seeking a plea deal in connection to bribery charges. Court papers say she was paid off to vote in favor of a $1.2 billion sludge hauling contract with Synagro Technologies. It’s obvious the only ones “hauling sludge” for crooked Democrats are the media. “The new privileged class – above question, above...
  • Billions In Stimulus Funds Wasted

    06/16/2009 11:01:56 PM PDT · by BAW · 12 replies · 955+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2009
    At least $55 billion of U.S. stimulus funds that President Barack Obama promised would jumpstart the economy and put Americans back to work will likely be lost to waste, fraud and abuse, according to an investigation that reviewed thousands of programs nationwide. Already, at least $5.5 billion of the administration’s massive $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have gone to wasteful projects across the country, including a $3 million turtle crossing in northern Florida, the $10 million renovation of an abandoned train station that has been shut for three decades and 10,000 dead people getting Social Security stimulus checks....
  • Judicial Watch: ACORN Used in 2010 Census

    05/28/2009 10:23:09 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 14 replies · 787+ views
    Newmax ^ | 5/28/2009 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the U.S. Census Bureau detailing the substantial involvement of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in the 2010 Census. Included among the 126 pages of documents, obtained by Judicial Watch under threat of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, is ACORN's original Census partnership application. The document describes 18 different areas of responsibility requested by the community organization, which is under investigation in multiple states for illegal activity during the 2008 election, including voter registration fraud. The...
  • Jail for critizing federal prosecutors

    05/23/2009 4:36:38 PM PDT · by Tax Government · 173 replies · 2,646+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2009 | Anonymous
    A federal judge has sent a Kansas man to prison for criticizing federal prosecutors, claiming that the man posed a threat of “continued criminal defamation of government counsel and witnesses.”
  • Of Fairness & Freedom

    05/20/2009 11:59:40 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 20, 2009 | Emily Kanyi
    Of Fairness & Freedom by: Emily Kanyi, May 20, 2009 “For a long time, the fairness doctrine has been sound asleep. In my opinion let it rest in peace,” said Jerald N. Fritz, General Counsel at Allbritton Communications Company, during a discussion panel on the fairness doctrine. The panel, hosted by Judicial Watch, tackled the fairness doctrine policy head on in an effort to enlighten the public on the virtues and vices of the policy. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dissolved the fairness doctrine in 1987, stating that government interference into broadcast content prevented objective reporting of issues of public...
  • Hillary's Hijinks With a Guy Named Hsu: Hillary misled nation re: con-artist fundraiser

    05/15/2009 12:11:45 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies · 551+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/15/2009 | Jim Brown
    The head of an ethical and legal watchdog group is angered that Hillary Clinton is being given a pass by the media and U.S. prosecutors regarding her involvement with convicted con artist and former million-dollar Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu. Jurors in Manhattan federal court recently heard a voicemail message from then-Senator Hillary Clinton to her former top fundraiser Norman Hsu, who has pled guilty to a $20 billion Ponzi scheme that involved misleading investors about his contacts with key Democratic leaders. In the voicemail, Clinton was effusive in her praise of Hsu, suggesting she would win the Democratic presidential primary...
  • Documents Regarding Sen. Barack Obama's Previous Group Associations

    05/10/2009 4:13:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,043+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2008
    According to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from the Illinois Secretary of State, http://www.judicialwatch.org/documents/2008/Project_Vote.pdf Project Vote’s purpose is to “lessen the burdens of government, promote the social welfare, lessen neighborhood tensions, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, combat community deterioration, and relieve that [sic] poor and distressed through educating the public about rights, privileges and opportunities in the area of civic participation, and all permitted activities incidental to or in furtherance of these purposes.” Barack Obama served as Director for Project Vote in 1992. The organization, which works to register low-income and minority voters, was founded in 1982. Project...
  • Ethics Complaint From Judicial Watch Says Price Dodd Paid For Cottage Amounts To A Gift

    05/02/2009 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | April 25, 2009 | Edmund H. Mahony and Matthew Kauffman
    The conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint Friday against U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, saying the price Dodd paid for his cottage in Ireland amounted to a gift from a friend and accusing the senator of failing to report it as such on government disclosure forms. "It's relatively straightforward," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. "It looks like he is getting taken care of in Ireland, and he's not reporting the nature of the gifts he is getting as a result of his being taken care of." Dodd's office responded angrily, attacking Judicial Watch's credibility, criticizing...
  • Are You a Right-Wing Extremist?

    04/18/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 132 replies · 2,430+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 17, '09 | Tom Fitton
    A report from Janet Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security is entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The report is "one of the most shoddy pieces of propaganda I'd ever seen out of DHS," writes Michelle Malkin, who deems it a "piece of crap report." The "Key Findings" section of the report opens with these words: "The DHS has NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence...but the economic downturn and the election of the first African-American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment." This document...
  • Judicial Watch has docs on Obama's contact with Blago

    03/19/2009 8:23:18 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the office of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as result of an Illinois Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to federal investigations of Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January for attempting to "sell" President Obama's Senate seat, among other charges. The documents include federal subpoenas issued to Governor Blagojevich's office related to a number of individuals connected to President Obama and the national Democratic party, including: -- Valerie Jarrett: Once labeled "the other side of Barack Obama's brain" by...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Grand Jury Subpoenas of Federal Investigation of Former Illinois Gov.

    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the office of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as result of an Illinois Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to federal investigations of Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January for attempting to "sell" President Obama's Senate seat, among other charges. The documents include federal subpoenas issued to Governor Blagojevich's office related to a number of individuals connected to President Obama and the national Democratic party, including: -- Valerie Jarrett: Once labeled "the other side of Barack Obama's brain" by...
  • Another "Screwed Up" Obama Nominee

    02/28/2009 7:00:49 AM PST · by FromLori · 2 replies · 737+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/27/09 | Tom Fitton
    This is all starting to get a little ridiculous. Obama's first pick for Commerce Secretary, Bill Richardson, had to withdraw his name when it was discovered that he was the subject of a federal grand jury investigation concerning influence peddling. Obama's second choice, New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, first accepted and then rejected the nomination, citing irreconcilable policy differences (which included Gregg's objecting to the politicization of the Census by the Obama White House). Next up: Former Washington Democratic Governor Gary Locke. So is the third time the charm for the president? Or, as columnist Michelle Malkin put it, "Is...
  • Judge: Gov't must provide records or say why not (re: drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila)

    02/26/2009 9:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – A judge has ordered the federal government to turn over documents related to the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler or explain why it's withholding them. The shooting led to the imprisonment and presidential commutation of two U.S. Border Patrol agents. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, filed Freedom of Information Act requests two years ago with the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security for records relating to the drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. The departments did not provide any records, so the group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. In response to the...
  • Lawsuit challenges Clinton eligibility

    01/29/2009 11:15:13 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 65 replies · 2,531+ views
    worldNetDaily.com ^ | January 30, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A State Department employee has filed a lawsuit today in federal court against newly sworn-in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claiming she is constitutionally ineligible to serve. Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is pursuing the complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C, on behalf of U.S. Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee David C. Rodearmel. Rodearmel, a resident of Virginia, maintains Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as secretary of state and that he cannot serve under her because doing so would go against the oath he...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton Constitutionally Ineligible to Serve as Secretary of State Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against newly sworn-in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on behalf of U.S. Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee David C. Rodearmel, (Rodearmel v. Clinton, et al., (D. District of Columbia)). The lawsuit maintains that Mrs. Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as Secretary of State and that Mr. Rodearmel cannot be forced to serve under the former U.S. Senator, as it would violate the oath he took as...
  • Billions in Recovery Bill for Fraud-Infested ACORN

    01/27/2009 1:25:18 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 34 replies · 970+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Jan. 26, '09
    A radical leftist "community group" known for its fraudulent voter registration drives will get billions of taxpayer dollars under the Democrats' massive spending bill. Obama's controversial trillion-dollar economic recovery package was supposed to focus on creating jobs and immediate tax relief to stimulate the economy. Instead, the monstrous spending bill will fund scores of new government programs, contraceptives, colleges and universities with billion-dollar endowments and leftwing groups like the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), for years under federal investigation. Chicago-based ACORN will get a big chunk of the #4.19 billion allocated for "neighborhood stabilization activities" under the...
  • Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2008

    01/06/2009 4:16:10 PM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies · 2,449+ views
    Judical Watch ^ | 12/21/08 | Judical Watch
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2008 list of Washington’s "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
  • Obama contact with Blago--did Obama lie?

    01/06/2009 9:10:14 AM PST · by dascallie · 27 replies · 1,216+ views
    Judicial Watch: Blagojevich Contacts wth Obama, Biden, Transition Team Today, JudicialWatch.org posted a press release with documentation they obtained through a FOIA request related to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s contacts with Barak Hussein Obama and his transition team: Washington, DC — January 5, 2009 Includes December 3, 2008, Letter to “Rod” Signed by Obama Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich through the Freedom of Information Act related to Blagojevich’s contacts with President-elect Obama and his transition team. The documents...
  • Blagorahma: Does Judicial Watch have the goods on Obama’s denials?

    01/06/2009 10:24:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 1,025+ views
    hotair.com ^ | January 6, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Judicial Watch claims today that they have documented proof that Barack Obama lied when he said he had no contacts with Rod Blagojevich. The letter they gained from a Freedom of Information query certainly does show that Obama acknowledged meeting with Blagojevich, but it falls far short of indicating any sort of discussion on replacing Obama in the Senate: Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich through the Freedom of Information Act related to Blagojevich’s contacts with President-elect Obama and...
  • Judicial Watch: Blagojevich Contacts wth Obama, Biden, Transition Team

    01/05/2009 5:42:00 PM PST · by Free America52 · 9 replies · 718+ views
    Right Side of Life ^ | 01/05/2008 | Free America
    Today, JudicialWatch.org posted a press release with documentation they obtained through a FOIA request related to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s contacts with Barak Hussein Obama and his transition team: Washington, DC — January 5, 2009 Includes December 3, 2008, Letter to “Rod” Signed by Obama Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich through the Freedom of Information Act related to Blagojevich’s contacts with President-elect Obama and his transition team. The documents include a December 3, 2008, letter from Barack Obama...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Documents of Blago with Obama and Transition Team

    01/05/2009 3:38:01 PM PST · by TheBigJ · 41 replies · 1,497+ views
    Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Re: Blagojevich Contacts with Obama and Transition Team Contact: Press Office 202-646-5188 Washington, DC -- January 5, 2009 Includes December 3, 2008, Letter to "Rod" Signed by Obama Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich through the Freedom of Information Act related to Blagojevich's contacts with President-elect Obama and his transition team. The documents include a December 3, 2008, letter from Barack Obama following his December 2, 2008, meeting with Blagojevich as well as a November...
  • Obama Gov. Website Illegally Approved[Change.gov]

    12/24/2008 7:31:21 AM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,002+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 23 Dec 2008 | Judicial Watch
    Barack Obama’s transition website was illegally authorized to register as an official U.S. government domain and Judicial Watch has exclusively obtained documents to prove it, including evidence that the authorization was initially denied. When Team Obama announced its infamous change.gov website, Judicial Watch quickly filed a public records request with the agency (General Services Administration—GSA) that authorized it because the campaign clearly didn’t meet the strict eligibility requirements for official government websites.  The GSA, which manages and supports the basic functioning of federal agencies, specifically limits coveted “.gov” websites to U.S. government organizations at the federal, Native Sovereign Nation, state and...
  • Obama Takes Ownership of the Clinton Scandals

    12/01/2008 5:33:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,464+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-1-08 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Takes Ownership of the Clinton Scandals   By Tom FittonFrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, December 01, 2008 So, let me get this straight. You’re the president-elect trying to deliver a new spirit of reform and integrity to Washington, DC, while at the same time healing and bringing together a divided country. And then you tap Hillary Rodham Clinton, perhaps the most corrupt politician in modern political history – and certainly the most polarizing -- to be your Secretary of State? Hillary Clinton, the nation’s top diplomat? If you’ve read about Judicial Watch's work for any length of time, or if...
  • Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett Linked to Real Estate Scandals

    11/15/2008 4:37:02 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 16 replies · 692+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov. 14, '08
    Judicial Watch has obtained documents from the Illinois Secretary of State linking Valerie Jarrett, advisor to Barack Obama, to a series of real estate scandals. Characterized as "the other side of Barack Obama's brain" by CBS News, Jarrett first met the Obamas seventeen years ago when she offered Michelle Obama a job. The New York Times reported it is likely she will become a senior White House advisor. Like Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord.
  • Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett Linked to Real Estate Scandals

    11/14/2008 3:49:09 PM PST · by xtinct · 37 replies · 1,862+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/14/08 | Press Office
    Jarrett Managed Housing Project Deemed "Uninhabitable" Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect's transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko. According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers...
  • Judicial Watch Calls on Barack Obama to Disclose Names of Donors

    10/17/2008 12:59:32 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 8 replies · 670+ views
    Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch Calls on Barack Obama to Disclose Names of Donors Last week, I told you about allegations of massive voter fraud involving ACORN, a radical leftist organization with deep ties to Senator Barack Obama. (At last count, I believe authorities are investigating voter fraud allegations against ACORN in 14 states. Now, the FBI is also investigating.) But so far, another scandal involving the Obama campaign has flown a bit under the radar. And it is equally disturbing. According to The Associated Press: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has raised about $3.3 million from contributors who did not list a...
  • Rep. Hastings Says Palin "Don't Care" About Jews, Blacks

    09/27/2008 2:54:21 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 36 replies · 832+ views
    Rallying on behalf of Barack Obama, a Florida congressman impeached as a federal judge for perjury and bribery suggested that Sarah Palin is a racist anti-Semite. Democrat Alcee Hastings, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told a Washington D.C. crowd that Palin "don't care too much what they do with Jews and blacks." Referring to Palin's support of gun rights and fondness for hunting, the disgraced federal judge said that "anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks." Hastings has the dubious honor of being one of only six...
  • Report: Clinton knew of bin Laden's 'murderous intent' in '96

    08/28/2008 6:40:43 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 245+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/28/2008 | Chad Groening
    A public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption announced recently it has obtained newly declassified information from the State Department regarding the threat Osama bin Laden posed in 1996. Judicial Watch says the State Department had previously redacted some information from documents released to the public-interest group in August 2005. But spokesman Chris Farrell says following an appeal to the Department of State Appeals Review Panel, the new information was released this month. Farrell says the new data revealed some important details about what President Bill Clinton was told about the terrorist mastermind during a State Department briefing in...
  • Obama Censors Ad Linking Him to Terrorist

    08/27/2008 1:08:10 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 18 replies · 561+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aug. 26, '08
    While Barack Obma's wife supposedly moved the masses with an "emotionally powerful" speech, the presidential candidate worked behind the scenes to kill a television ad that highlights his decades-long relationship to a renowned terrorist. Obama has warned television stations across the nation not to continue airing the incriminating commercial linking him to William Ayers, a Vietnam-era radical and fugitive from justice who has proudly admitted planting bombs on the Capitol, Pentagon and other government buildings to protest U.S. policy. Ayers, a member of the terrorist group Weather Underground, has long supported Obama's political career by donating money to his campaigns...
  • Judicial Watch Launches Investigation of Effort to Intimidate Conservatives

    08/15/2008 8:40:49 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 14 replies · 187+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 08/15/08 | Judicial Watch
    Contact: Press Office 202-646-5188 Washington, DC Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is launching an investigation into a nationwide effort by a liberal activist group to intimidate supporters of Republican and conservative causes. According the August 8 edition of The New York Times, Accountable America, a liberal group, plans to send a letter “to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions…The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a...
  • Mexican Army Invades U.S., Holds Border Cop at Gunpoint

    08/09/2008 2:53:27 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 73 replies · 171+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 6, '08
    Mexican army soldiers invaded U.S. territory and held a member of the U.S. Border Patrol at gunpoint. "Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years," a statement from Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council said. The Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint near Ajo, Ariz. Mexican military personnel crossed over the border and pointed rifles at him. Judicial Watch documented 29 confirmed incidents along the U.S.-Mexican border involving Mexican military and/or law enforcement personnel in 2007. The Border Patrol union said, "A few years ago the Mexican military...
  • Judicial Watch: Threat Letters by Liberal Group May Violate Ku Klux Klan Act

    08/08/2008 2:48:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies · 482+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 8, 2008
    Judicial Watch Launches Investigation of Effort to Intimidate Conservatives Threat Letters by Liberal Group May Violate Ku Klux Klan Act (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is launching an investigation into a nationwide effort by a liberal activist group to intimidate supporters of Republican and conservative causes. According the August 8 edition of The New York Times, Accountable America, a liberal group, plans to send a letter “to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions…The warning letter is...
  • "Nonpartisan" La Raza Council Endorses Obama

    07/19/2008 5:00:26 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 81 replies · 360+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, '08
    Although the nation's largest Latino advocacy organization is a nonprofit that must remain nonpartisan because it gets millions of U.S. federal grant dollars, the group's president helped lead a Barack Obama pep rally during an annual conference. The extremist Mexican group National Council of La Raza clearly endorses Obama, which is why La Raza President Janet Marguia stood by as Los Angeles' renowned Chicano Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praised Obama during the group's annual convention in San Diego. Villaraigosa assured the crowd that Obama is LATINOS' BEST HOPE for reforming the nation's immigration policies. If that's not an endorsement, then what...
  • Judicial Watch files complaint over Obama’s mortgage

    07/10/2008 6:13:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 11 replies · 182+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 09, 2008 | Michael O’Brien
    A watchdog group filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Senate Ethics Committee Wednesday against Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) over a discounted mortgage he received from Northern Trust. Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group, filed the report after The Washington Post reported that Obama received a discount on a mortgage for a Chicago home valued at $1.65 million. The complaints said the Illinois senator received a loan at the interest rate of 5.625 percent, which Judicial Watch says is lower than the standard rate of between 5.93 and 6 percent indicated by surveys....
  • Ethics Complaints Filed Over Obama Mortgage Rate

    07/09/2008 3:52:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 39 replies · 154+ views
    The conservative public-interest group Judicial Watch today filed ethics complaints alleging that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, broke the rules when he accepted a discounted deal on a 2005 mortgage loan, as first reported last week by The Post. "Americans ought to be suspicious when a United States Senator such as Barack Obama, obtains a sweetheart mortgage deal," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. "We have serious concerns that Senator Obama's mortgage may have violated the law and Senate ethics rules." The group filed separate complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the...
  • Obama's Connection to Corruption

    06/06/2008 5:54:49 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 72+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 6, '08 | Tom Fitton
    *In echoes of Whitewater, Obama was involved in a questionable real estate deal with Antoin "Tony" Rezko,a political fundraiser who was just convicted on fraud and money laundering charges. Obama approached Rezko with the idea to simultaneously purchase adjoining lots in Southside Chicago. Rezko obliged. Obama obtained his lot for a reduced price. Rezko later sold a portion of his property to Obama (at a highly inflated price). All this took place while Rezko was the subject of criminal investigations.* Obama was indirectly referenced in court documents involving Obama's "bagman," Tony Rezko and his suspicious relationship with corrupt Iraqi businessman...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on CA Supreme Court Ruling that Overturns Traditional Marriage

    05/16/2008 8:12:15 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 24 replies · 106+ views
    Judicial Watch issued the following statement on the ruling by the California Supreme Court that imposes same-sex marriage on the state: "Today, a bare majority of the California Supreme Court, in an audacious political power grab, usurped the democratic process by redefining marriage. The laws of this nation rely on the proper functioning of the courts, including a proper balance of powers, and the judiciary's ability to demonstrate restraint. This ruling undermines the rule of law. Bigamists and other 'polyamorists' will take solace in this activist and radical ruling because, if its logic is followed, it will be difficult to...
  • Judicial Watch Calls on FEC to Investigate McCain .... (Rothschild connection)

    05/03/2008 1:24:00 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 27 replies · 375+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Apr 24 2008 | Judicial Watch
    McCain Campaign May Have Accepted In-Kind Contribution from Foreign Nationals in Contravention of Federal Election Laws Contact: Press Office 202-646-5188 Washington, D.C. Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a formal complaint, dated April 22, 2008, with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) related to a fundraising luncheon held at London’s Spencer House to benefit Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign. The venue for the event was apparently donated to the campaign by foreign nationals, in violation of federal campaign finance laws. “Recent news reports suggest that Sen. John McCain and John...
  • Obama Lies About Oil Money

    04/25/2008 5:49:22 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 4 replies · 90+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 24, '08 | staff
    While Barack Obama starred in television ads this month claiming he doesn't take money from from oil companies he actually raked in thousands of dollars in donations from industry executives and employees. In the television commercials promoting his infamous change theme, Obama sternly assures that he doesn't take money from oil companies immediately after pointing out that Exxon is making $40 billion a year and Americans pay $3.50 for gas. As the deceiving commercials were being broadcast Obama was filling his campaign coffers with oil dollars, bringing to light serious credibility and honesty issues... The Illinois senator has accepted at...
  • Suit Against Conservative Group Tossed

    03/31/2008 1:08:16 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 10 replies · 522+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 3/31/08 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The term "freedom's watch" is not distinctive enough to warrant a lawsuit over trademark infringement, a federal judge has ruled in a case that pitted a one-time hero of conservatives against former aides and financial backers of President Bush. Larry Klayman, who persistently took President Clinton and his administration to court a decade ago, lost his fight against a well- financed group that is planning to be a major presence in this year's elections and beyond. The group, called Freedom's Watch, is positioning itself as the conservative alternative to liberal organizations such as MoveOn.org and has recently...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Pardon Records for Fugitive Marc Rich (Release on March 20)

    03/18/2008 11:56:07 PM PDT · by red flanker · 15 replies · 1,262+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 17, 2008
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained the official pardon application submitted to the Clinton White House by attorney Jack Quinn December 11, 2000, on behalf of former fugitive Marc Rich, who fled the United States in 1983 to avoid prosecution on racketeering, wire fraud and tax evasion charges. The fugitive Rich was one of about 140 criminals who received pardons from Bill Clinton in the last hours of his administration on January 20, 2001. The pardon application was made available in response to a Judicial...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cause Public School Crisis

    03/16/2008 1:51:39 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 58 replies · 2,210+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 11, '08 | staff
    While cities across the nation pass ordinances to seek relief from the devastating toll of illegal immigration, the nation's public school districts will continue suffering from the influx thanks to a federal law that says they must provide a free education to all children regardless of immigration status. There are an estimated 1.5 million school-aged illegal immigrants in the United States and the government spends an estimated $12 BILLION annually to educate them. The biggest chunks are spent by California ($7.7 billion) and Texas ($3.9 billion), where the situation has become a public education crisis with no end in sight....
  • Obama Earmarks for Wife's Employer, Big Donor

    03/15/2008 10:57:31 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 37 replies · 723+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 14, '08 | staff
    Barrack Obama touts himself as the only presidential candidate not corrupted by Washington politics but his earmark records contradict that because he tried steering millions of federal dollars to his wife's employer and the company of a top campaign donor. Recently released earmarks reveal that he requested $1 million for the hospital that employs his wife Michelle and $8 million for a military contractor with a board member who has given hefty sums to his campaign. The $1 million was requested in 2006 to build a tower pavillion at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where Michelle Obama was vice president...
  • Marxist Terrorists Say Obama Will Help Them

    03/11/2008 8:16:47 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 11 replies · 459+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 6, '08
    Already endorsed by two of Latin America's communist leaders, Barrack Obama is a favorite among the region's radical Marxist terrorists who believe the Illinois senator will help them if he becomes U.S. president. Evidence seized during a Columbian military raid on the Marxist terrorist group known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (or its Spanish acronym FARC) reveals that the group's top commanders are receiving aid from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and they see "more help coming next year if Obama becomes president." Renowned for bombings, murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping and extortion, FARC is Latin America's oldest, most powerful and...