Tom Fitton

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Sheriff Refuses to Honor ICE Immigration Detainers

Cook County, in the typical Chicago political tradition, thinks it is above the law. And this administration refuses to take legal action against Obama’s hometown cronies to enforce the law. This case demonstrates that our immigration enforcement efforts lie in shambles. Cook County’s sanctuary policy is against the law, wasteful, and deadly dangerous. Jul 22, 2013 4:20 PM PT

Terrorist Invited to Dine at Pentagon Despite FBI Warning

“Approach with caution.” That’s the instruction the FBI gave to agents who spotted Anwar al-Aulaqi on September 4, 2002, according to new records obtained by Judicial Watch. And yet, the very next day, al-Aulaqi, identified by the FBI as a “terrorist organization member,” was an invited guest speaker and luncheon guest at the Pentagon. Jul 8, 2013 5:06 PM PT

Obama Admin's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Collecting Credit Card Data

In Judicial Watch’s effort to follow the law and uncover the truth behind what your government is not telling you, JW obtained information concerning the activities of a new federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is every bit as alarming as the information disclosed by the fugitive NSA leaker, Edward Snowden. Jul 8, 2013 3:10 PM PT

NSA Scandal: Keep Fighting for Civil Liberties

The American people are in an uproar over the revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) has gathered billions of phone and Internet records from millions of American citizens. In response, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has now introduced legislation that could substantially limit the NSA’s data-collection programs under both the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Jun 27, 2013 7:32 PM PT

State Department Releases First Photos of Benghazi Aftermath

Judicial Watch forced The Department of State to release the first seven photos depicting the aftermath of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic and CIA facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The release of the photos on June 6, 2013, was in response to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department on February 25, 2013. These are the first Benghazi photos released by the State Department. Jun 25, 2013 11:45 PM PT

Immigration Reform's Potential Effect on Elections

In May, the “Gang of Eight’s” immigration reform bill passed a procedural hurdle in the United States Senate and moved to full Senate consideration. Now the debate is underway and expected to last through the month of June. Proponents of the amnesty plan in the Senate pretend to be confident that the mammoth bill – which weighs 24 pounds – will pass, with a few “tweaks.” Jun 25, 2013 11:41 PM PT

'District of Corruption' to Debut June 17 on AXS TV

Judicial Watch's hard-hitting documentary "District of Corruption" will receive its national television premiere June 17 on the AXS TV network, reaching 41 million households. Additionally, HDNet Movies will air the documentary this fall. Jun 4, 2013 11:35 AM PT

Amnesty: Politics Before the Public's Safety

It started as a dirty little secret several years ago. Frustrated by opposition to amnesty legislation, the Obama administration bypassed Congress and enacted a backdoor scheme to bypass Congress and enact illegal alien amnesty via executive fiat. That’s when phrases such as, “selective deportation,” entered the administration’s lexicon. Jun 3, 2013 1:01 PM PT

While Rosen Is Pursued, Gregory's Gun Violation Gets a Pass

If there is one lesson I have learned over my decade and a half at Judicial Watch, it is this: you must never overestimate the hypocrisy of the Left--especially in covering for their own. Lest you have even the slightest doubt, cast an eye to the outrageous behavior of District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan when he allowed NBC-TV’s David Gregory to walk away scot free for a firearm offense, even while openly acknowledging “the clarity of the violation of the law.” May 21, 2013 5:09 AM PT

Obama IRS Scandal Will Go Down in Infamy

In my experience, the term “BOLO” is a law enforcement term short for “be on the lookout” for criminals and suspects on the run. But for the Obama IRS, BOLO meant, literally, “be on the lookout” for citizen groups who might be opposed to the Obama agenda. May 21, 2013 5:06 AM PT

Secret Service Sued for Obama's Hawaiian Vacation Documents

With approximately one-third of congressional committees preoccupied with investigating Obama corruption – from Benghazi-gate, to the IRS scandal, to Obamacare propaganda – the First Family might be tempted to escape to some far away location for vacation. May 20, 2013 8:45 AM PT

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