Federal Hearing on DOJ “Fast and Furious” Withheld Docs

A hearing has been set for tomorrow, July 8, in federal court regarding the attempt by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to lift the indefinite stay regarding its longstanding Freedom of Information lawsuit in Fast and Furious. Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department for failure to provide public documents that the Obama Administration also is […]

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The Big Unanswered Questions about the Child Illegal Immigrants

The prestigious Pew Research Center has obtained a Homeland Security document that provides some information on the influx of children from Central America–but doesn’t fill in some important blanks. According to Pew, the government document indicates that “of the thousands of unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S. border in recent months, many can be attributed […]

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10 NSA Surveillance Highlights from the Washington Post Report

The Washington Post published an interesting investigation today by Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani about how many ordinary Americans are caught up in the NSA dragnet. It’s worth reading in full. Here are a few highlights of the Post article. 1. 9/10 of those in a large cache of NSA-intercepted conversations provided to the Post […]

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The Secretive American Red Cross

According to ProPublica in a newly-published article: “Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy? The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy […]

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Feed the Children Scandal: Follow the Money

“FEED THE CHILDREN” CHARITY UNDER FIRE Exclusive: CBS News Investigation into a Billion-Dollar-a-Year Charity That Solicited Aid for Haiti By Sharyl Attkisson – Feb. 18, 2010 “Feed the Children” is perhaps best known by its infomercials featuring founder, the Reverend Larry Jones. “For only $8 a month, you can help feed a child. Would you […]

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Issa to IRS Commissioner: Want to Revise Your Testimony?

Today, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking if he wants to amend his earlier testimony about Lois Lerner. Koskinen testified on June 23 that Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of the controversy over the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups, followed terms of […]

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Quinnipiac: Obama Worst President Since WWII

President Barack Obama is the worst President since World War II and more voters say America would have been better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won in 2012. That, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll. More than half of voters, 54 percent, say that the Obama Administration is not competent at running […]

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“Why I Left 60 Minutes”

“The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That’s not what I saw.” This firsthand account comes from Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity. Before that he was an ABC News and CBS 60 Minutes producer. He currently teaches journalism at American University School of Communication. Politico excerpts from his […]

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