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Elise Foley

Critics Say Amenities Don't Make Up For Psychological Damage Done At Family Immigrant Detention Centers | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sister Kathleen Erickson remembers watching a soccer game at a family immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas, while a detainee reco...

Nearly 400,000 Homeland Security Employees May Have Had Private Data Compromised

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 390,000 current and former Homeland Security Department employees, contractors and job applicants may have had their pr...

TSA Head Reassigned After Agency Fails Undercover Security Tests

AP | LOU KESTEN | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed...

TSA Fails 95 Percent Of Undercover Security Tests: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

As thorough as the Transportation Security Administration screeners may be as they rifle through your belongings, the agency isn't performing where it...

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

Right-Wing Group Blamed In Leak Of U.S. Officials' Home Addresses: Report

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating the online leak of home addresses of senior officials and former officials from ...

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

GOP, Bibi Hurt Israel, USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Partisanship, extremism and obstructionism from the right in Israel or America that seeks to destroy our diplomacy only divides our alliance, endangers our security and damages America, Israel and the democratic world.

Republicans Stop at Nothing to Attack Immigrants

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Who would have imagined that a national party, never mind the Republican Party, would be so opposed to finding any solution for the almost 12 million undocumented people already here that they would risk our national security during the dangerous time we are in now? Yet that's the reality of the GOP today, and it's our responsibility to hold them accountable.

When Will Republican Leadership Stop Bowing to Retrograde Radicals?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Speaker of the House John Boehner may not personally harbor the antipathy for Latinos that is evident in the radical right of his party. But he is empowering those in the Republican Party who will stop at nothing to block any attempt to help the Latino community.

Freshman Republicans In Congress Are Just Getting Started

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Bruised but undeterred, some of the far-right Republicans who picked...

DHS as Sacrificial Lamb

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

To prove their dislike of the president, members of Congress were prepared to let Homeland Security employees be the ones to make sacrifices for their country so that members of Congress could make political points for themselves.

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Sen. Sessions: Debt Ceiling an Opportunity to Advance GOP Agenda

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Though Democrats ultimately won this battle without making any concessions, there will be other opportunities for the GOP to pick a fight. One is the upcoming raising of the debt ceiling.

No Room for Gray Areas in Obama's Deportation Guidelines

Juan Escalante | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Yes, President Obama highlighted that his administration would appeal the judge's ruling during a nationally televised immigration town hall last week, but what exactly does that mean for the beneficiaries of the DACA+ and DAPA program in the meantime?

Elise Foley

House Releases Hostage, Funds DHS Without Immigration Measures | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The grudge match between Republicans and Democrats over the president's immigration policies and funding the Department of Homeland Secu...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Planned To Cave On Immigration All Along | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) charged Tuesday that Republican leaders in Congress had planned all along to capitulate in their battle to defun...

Elise Foley

House Finally Caves On DHS Funding | Elise Foley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will finally vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security without immigration measures, Speaker John Boehner (R-...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Put DHS Funding Pressure Back On John Boehner | Elise Foley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans attempted last week to kick the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security over to the Senate. On Monday...

Buck Breaks Pledge Not to Fund Obama Immigration Program

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In standing with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday to (temporarily) avert the shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Colorado's new Republican congressman, Ken Buck, has apparently had second thoughts about his pledge to shut down DHS if necessary to stop Obama from allowing some immigrants to avoid deportation.

O'Really? vs. Corn: Didn't Franken Cover This in His Senate-Boosting 'Lying Liars' No. 1 Book?

Mark Green | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Corn & Christie debate the need for auto safety regulation on 50th of Unsafe at Any Speed (consensus yes) & for Net Neutrality (split decision). Also, do Bill-O's "war stories" matter since he's a) an influential public figure or b) a smug, blustery braggart as his business model?

It May Be Speaker John Boehner and the GOP That Do Not Love America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Rudy, oh dear Mr. Former Mayor, it seems that that you got it all wrong when you accused the president of not loving America. It's so hard to watch you spout such stuff because you were such a respected man.

John Boehner Downplays GOP Divisions In DHS Fight

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to downplay divisions among his caucus after the House nearly shut down the Department of Homeland Securit...

Christina Wilkie

House Majority Whip: 'No Deal' On Funding DHS Past Friday | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a deal with Democrats to pass ...

Obama Signs Bill To Fund DHS Through Next Friday

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a sho...