A Freedom of Information Act request filed by former Georgia congressman Bob Barr aims to discover whether the Department of Homeland Security has kept tabs on the popular political website Drudge Report.

The request demands the Transportation Security Agency release all information related to Matthews Drudge and the Drudge Report.


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The request comes after a leaked document indicated that DHS may have information on popular media sites. The department memo says the agency may have information on individuals opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures as ‘domestic extremists’.

The request also follows an announcement from TSA saying all individuals flying into the United States will be checked against a terrorism no-fly list.

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