Free Beacon Joseph Simonson

Joe Simonson is a senior investigative reporter for the Washington Free Beacon. He previously worked as an investigative reporter and campaign correspondent for the Washington Examiner. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the American Conservative, and National Review. He lives in Washington, DC. His Twitter handle is @SaysSimonson. You can reach Joe at

Biden's Pick For Top Africa Job Twice Failed Foreign Service Officer Test, 'Couldn’t Get Through the English Grammar Section'

Stephanie Sanders Sullivan would help lead U.S. efforts to combat Chinese influence in Africa, if confirmed

April 24, 2023

How Biden's New Opioid Initiative Could Create More Drug Addicts

White House set to make naloxone available over the counter. Experts say it won't help the opioid crisis.

April 15, 2023

Why the TikTok Ban May Never Come

Chinese app buoyed by high-priced lobbying campaign, congressional infighting, and a renewed embrace by the White House

April 11, 2023
Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz

‘Is That True?’: Washington Post Reporter Questions TikTok’s Link to CCP 

Taylor Lorenz tells audience, 'I actually don’t know where TikTok is based'

April 7, 2023

Biden Judge Released Man Accused of D.C. Hotel Murder From Jail in December

Sean Staples released offender with violent criminal history just two weeks after different judge denied his bail

April 4, 2023

Northern Border Sees Overwhelming Surge Of Illegal Immigrants

Flood of illegal immigrants at U.S.-Canada border puts strain on law enforcement already overwhelmed down south

March 30, 2023