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Two decades after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created to protect the U.S. from another 9/11, the agency faces serious management and performance challenges that prevent it from fulfilling its critical mission, according to a federal audit that says DHS must improve how it identifies domestic terrorism threats and better manage its efforts to counter homemade explosive devices. DHS also got slammed for one of its biggest lapses, failing to secure the southern border.
“The Biden administration is playing shell games with documents on the Covid vaccine,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The arrogant cover-up of COVID vaccine safety information further undermines public confidence in these already controversial drugs.”
Besides shattering a U.S. record for apprehending nearly 2.4 million illegal immigrants along the Mexican border in fiscal year 2022, Border Patrol agents arrested hundreds of gang members—mostly from the famously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)—and dozens of people on the national terrorist watchlist. Federal agents also confiscated thousands of pounds of drugs, mainly methamphetamine, according to government figures released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just days ago. The startling year-end (fiscal years run from October to September) stats depict a chaotic Mexican border region rife with lawlessness that is inevitably seeping north.
Judicial Watch announced recently that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for details of climate envoy John Kerry’s office, including his calendars, the identities of its staff members and its cost of his travel
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The world’s richest man has been making adjustments to the social media platform and has repeatedly solicited advice from prominent users. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton noted to the multi-billionaire that the left has government agencies, the legacy media, and nongovernmental organizations “focused like a laser” on pressuring Big Tech companies to suppress and censor online speech, while conservatives only “have a few social media accounts and a handful of groups” fighting for free expression.
The Biden administration is being sued for information about the effectiveness of an abortion drug after the Department of Health and Human Services refused to release details about its test results.
Judicial Watch first filed Freedom of Information Act requests with HHS on the drug mifepristone in February, but when HHS refused to respond, the group filed a lawsuit last week. Judicial Watch believes the Food and Drug Administration may not have properly reviewed the drug for public use.
“One side is pushing for more security to instill confidence in how elections are run, and the other side is pushing for less security under the guise of more people voting being better,” said Tom Fitton, president of the conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch.
“Americans should ask: why is it that the Left opposes virtually every election integrity measure?” One conclusion, said Fitton, is that Democrats “want to steal elections when necessary.”