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  • **FILE** Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 5, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Fighter over Lois Lerner's missing IRS emails heads to court

    Two conservative groups have earned court time this week over cases tied to the missing emails of former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner, moving the matter from Capitol Hill to the courtroom.

  • ** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Judicial Watch takes legal action against IRS over lost emails

    The government accountability group Judicial Watch filed a legal motion Friday that threatens to drag the Obama administration into federal court to answer questions about the lost emails of ex-IRS official Lois Learner and others implicated in the tea party targeting scandal.

  • Illustration on the failure of Obamacare enrollment by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    FITTON: When Obamacare had one enrollee

    On May 1, Judicial Watch obtained a 106-page document from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that on its first full day of operation, Oct. 1, 2013, Obamacare's Healthcare.gov received one enrollment.

  • Illustration on pressing President Obama for the truth on Benghazi by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: Learning the truth about Benghazi

    The White House responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the fearless private watchdog group Judicial Watch and turned over an email about constructing the appropriate narrative response to the tragedy at Benghazi written by Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to President Obama.

  • R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas. (Associated Press photographs)

    Obama golf trips cost taxpayers $3M

    President Obama's trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone, according to Air Force records.

  • U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice appeared on Sunday talk shows after the Benghazi attack using CIA talking points that deflected any failure of administration policy. (NBC via Associated Press)

    Emails on Benghazi show aides' effort to make Obama look 'statesmanlike'

    A clutch of newly released White House emails provides the clearest evidence to date that top presidential aides sought to use anti-American protests sweeping across the Middle East in 2012 — as well as the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack — to push an image of President Obama's foreign policy as "steady and statesmanlike," just weeks before his re-election.

  • "I don't think you'll find a bigger champion than Secretary of State Scott Gessler here in Colorado of maintaining clean and accurate voter rolls," his spokesman said. (Associated Press)

    States, D.C. are told to clean up voter rolls or be sued; Judicial Watch counters Obama

    Conservative public interest lawyers sent letters Monday giving the District of Columbia, Iowa and Colorado 90 days to prove they are taking steps to delete from their registration lists dead voters and former residents, or else face a lawsuit.

  • **FILE** Osama bin Laden is pictured here in Afghanistan in April, 1998. (Associated Press)

    Osama bin Laden photos ordered destroyed despite public records request

    Adm. William McRaven's order to purge the bin Laden material came 10 days after The Associated Press asked for the photos and other documents under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

  • FILE - In this March 5, 2013, file photo, Navy Adm. William McRaven, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, McRaven ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos

    A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    FITTON: A closer look at the Benghazi lie

    The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.

  • Armoured embassy SUV burning on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack at QRF villa. (Photo by Zahid Arman)

    New Benghazi photos surface as questions raised whether State withheld evidence

    The State Department has belatedly released dozens of photos of the aftermath of last year’s terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi after The Washington Times inquired about the authenticity of photographs it received from a Welsh security contractor assigned to the doomed American outpost in eastern Libya.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Wahington Times

    FITTON: Clinton White House ignored 9/11 warnings

    New documents obtained by Judicial Watch read like a spy novel, replete with exotic locales and evil bad guys. But the good guys seem largely oblivious.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TROTTER: Chilling dissent over Guantanamo policy

    Obama favors rights of enemy combatants over those of their victims

  • Illustration by M. Ryder

    FITTON: Don't be fooled by 'bipartisan' approach to amnesty

    More than a few Republicans in the United States Senate seem to have contracted a severe case of what Harry Truman called “Potomac Fever” (wanting to go along to get along in Washington). Apparently still trembling from the recent election debacle, they have cobbled together a deceptive and destructive “bipartisan” compromise on illegal alien amnesty.

  • Illustration Osama Raid Film by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    FITTON: Team Obama's secret film deal

    The killing of Osama bin Laden last year was referenced repeatedly this week at the Democratic National Convention. This is ironic, as President Obama, in denying requests for basic information about the raid, said he wasn't going to release the information because he didn't want to be seen as "spiking the football."

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