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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - tom fitton
The government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, insisting the agency release previously demanded documents made under a Freedom of Information Act request that would clarify how conservative groups were screened for nonprofit status.
Before being all they can be, aim high, or become Army strong, military recruits must first raise their right hands and swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, "so help me God." The Air Force wants to revise the sacred oath and make it ordinary, striking the last phrase.
The Justice Department on Thursday dismissed suggestions by a Washington-based watchdog group that it helped organize a "pressure campaign" last year against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Hollywood continues its collaboration with Chinese censors even as it pushes back against U.S. attempts to limit violent content in film and television in the aftermath of the mass killing in Newtown, Conn., last December, experts observe.
Citing the destruction of Superstorm Sandy, the Obama administration has waived immigration laws for illegal immigrants now in the United States, arguing that the immigrants' ability to maintain their lawful immigration status or obtain other immigration benefits may have been hampered by the deadly storm.
Since 1994, Judicial Watch has been on the front lines against political corruption in the nation's capital. Founded as a watchdog group to keep an eye on the excesses of the Clinton administration, it has since developed a reputation as a nonpartisan crusader for good government, relentlessly dogging the George W. Bush administration during its eight years in office.
Tom Fitton's recent column misstates the facts and law surrounding the home mortgages of former Sen. Chris Dodd, Connecticut Democrat ("Crony capitalism, Countrywide and Congress," Web, July 30).
The Justice Department is being sued by a conservative legal watchdog group seeking to force the release of records showing any communications the department had with Project Vote, an election group formerly tied to ACORN - the now defunct community activist organization Congress barred from getting federal funds.
"Joe the Plumber" has lost his fight against the state of Ohio in a decision his attorney called a "frightening" green light for government officials to snoop into people's private information.
"It is clear that the Obamas' abused the perk of the president's official trip to the G-8 summit for a luxury," said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. "And it is shameful that it took a federal lawsuit to obtain this information. Transparency goes by the wayside for the Obamas when it comes to covering up their abuse of taxpayer resources."