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Tourists Deported For Tweeting 'Destroy America'

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

Careful what you tweet. Two 20-somethings arriving from the U.K. learned a harsh lesson about the American government's sense of humor on Monday, ...

Two Ounces of Kafka: How a Little Oil Caused a Ton of Trouble

Paul Loeb | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics
Paul Loeb

For years, Seattle salmon fisherman Pete Knutson has developed pioneering environmental alliances between commercial fishermen, Native American tribes...

Andrea Stone

Michael Chertoff Says DHS Should Change Intelligence Mission | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a decade after Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to prevent other 9/11-style terrorist attacks, a bipartisan g...

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

Considering how bad it could have been, science didn't fare all that poorly in the budget bill that President Obama signed on December 23.

Andrea Stone

Homeland Security Budget Cuts Leaving Cities On Their Own | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed in 2007, a specially equipped urban search and rescue team based in the Twin Cities respo...

Dave Jamieson

Union Blasts TSA Officials As 'Arrogant,' 'Autocratic' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The labor union representing workers for the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's top leaders Tuesday, describing...

Arizona Official Concerned About Joe Arpaio Aftermath

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

JACQUES BILLEAUD AND BOB CHRISTIE, The Associated Press PHOENIX — The federal government's decision to stop an Arizona sheriff from checking inma...

Elise Foley

Congressman Helps Alabama Woman Who Was Held By Immigration Authorities | Elise Foley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration officials released an undocumented Alabama woman from custody on Thursday, about four hours after a Democratic congressman t...

Elise Foley

Congressmen Urge DHS To Adopt Rape-Prevention Rules | Elise Foley | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of House members is urging the Obama administration this week to apply the same rape-prevention measures to immigrant...

Bull Connor 2.0: The Police Response To #OccupyWallStreet

David A. Love | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Looking at the police response to the Occupy Wall Street movement, Bull Connor would be proud. Cities throughout the nation appear to be acting in concert with an anti-Occupy Wall Street strategy.

Elise Foley

Democrat Recommends Way For Undocumented Immigrants To Avoid Deportation Proceedings | Elise Foley | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) urged undocumented immigrants on Friday to carry copies of documents that can prove their strong ties to th...

Andrea Stone

Europeans Arm-Twist U.S. To Increase Privacy For Air Travelers | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new agreement between the United States and the European Union that will tighten privacy protections for sharing air passenger data is...

Elise Foley

Steve King Asks Witness About How He Came To The U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mex...

John Celock

Senate Grants Governors' Wish | John Celock | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Senate has moved forward with including dual status command as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Long a wish of governors, the ...

Happy Birthday or Leave Me Alone? TSA at the Ten-Year Mark

Justin P. Oberman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Justin P. Oberman

Ten years ago Saturday, a far-reaching and convoluted bill was enacted. It created a new government agency that most Americans think is a big hassle, if not worse.

Elise Foley

Hard Immigration Choice For Older Same-Sex Couples | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Benjamin Anderson, 55, was born in the United States, served in the Coast Guard, and considers himself a strong patriot. He's moving to Italy next mon...

Andrea Stone

Counterterrorism Czar Resists Muslim Labels, As Critics Say Right-Wing Threat Looms Larger | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government's point man working to counter homegrown violent extremism and defend communities from terrorist attacks isn't in...

Is TSA's 10th Birthday A Cause for Celebration?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.16.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Although its supporters will probably spend the coming days talking about its apparent successes, the question of whether we're better off with this fledgling $8 billion-a-year federal agency remains very much unanswered.

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Fights DOMA To Stay Together In U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizen Kelli Ryan and Lucy Truman, a citizen of the United Kingdom, have been together for a decade and legally married in the Uni...

Too Big to Jail

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

Why has Robert Rubin, the onetime treasury secretary who went on to become Citigroup chairman during the time of the corporation's financial shenanigans, never been held accountable for this and other deep damage done to the U.S. economy on his watch?

Elise Foley

House Republicans Move Forward With Subpoena Effort On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deport...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Forced To Return To Detention After Surgery, Family Says | Elise Foley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Balal Parveez, a 22-year-old born in Pakistan, underwent a chest surgery on Thursday. No family members were there to comfort him afterw...

Elise Foley

DHS Documents: Local Police Not Required To Hold Undocumented Immigrants For U.S. Government | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to i...

Elise Foley

Who's To Blame For Obama's Immigration Policies? | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the beginning of his administration, immigration reform has been a sensitive issue for President Barack Obama. As the disappointme...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...