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Heading to White House Meeting on Immigration, Paging Governor Napolitano

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

If fervent hopes for immigration reform turn into dashed ones, many Latino immigrant voters who turned out for the first time in 2008 are likely to sit out 2010.

Sparks Could Fly At White House Meeting On Immigration

Wall Street Journal | Cam Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sparks could fly at the White House Thursday, as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano meets leading advocates for an immigration overhaul....

Airlines To Begin Asking Passengers For More Information | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. airlines on Saturday will begin asking travelers to provide their birth date and sex for the first time under a new aviation security requirement...

New Anti-Terror Weapons: You, Me, iPhone & Twitter

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
W. David Stephenson

Crafting an effective strategy to productively involve the general public in homeland security should center on two technologies: mobile communication devices and Web 2.0 social media.

Con Games: Homeland Infirmity

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Conniff

There is the real possibility that the Homeland Security Department will miss the necessary clues because they had more important things to do -- like prepare for the next hurricane.

Kennedy, Menendez And Gillibrand Introduce Bills To Stop Immigrant Detainee Abuse

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Thursday responded to a growing number of reports about t...

Ideological Purity and the Debate over "National ID"

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The debate over a "national" ID standard has touched off a fierce debate in the civil liberties community, the outcome of which could have serious implications for Americans' privacy.

Napolitano To Unveil New Antiterror Plans

Wall Street Journal | Cam Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expected to outline Wednesday the Obama administration's domestic approach to preventing terrorist att...

Federal Reserve Has Lowest Job Approval Rating; CDC, NASA Top List: Poll

Gallup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a time when Americans are discouraged about the direction of the country and hesitant about the scope of President Barack Obama's federal budget pl...

Abetting Historicide: Does Nancy Sutley's Regulatory Banter Cover Up Crimes Against Coalfield Residents?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Are Obama's well-meaning but irresolute environmental administrators abetting the crimes of human rights violations and historicide?

ICE: Above the Law?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Civil liberties advocates say the immigration detention system has caused an as-yet unknown number of deaths in recent years and subjected thousands of immigrants to inhumane conditions.

Obama Revives Bush Plan To Seek Out Illegal Workers

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will abandon a controversial immigration crackdown, sought by his predecessor, to pressure U.S. companies to fire 9 million workers wi...

Jason Linkins

Investigators Smuggled Bomb Parts Into Ten Federal Buildings | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarabeth at draws attention to this downright scary story from CNN, detailing how investigators, sent to test security protocols at all sorts...

About That DHS Report on Right-Wing Extremists

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In the wake of these attacks, it shouldn't be too much to ask that the DHS report be taken seriously rather than used to score political points.

We Are Here For Your Protection

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Saying something is for the "protection" of the American people is usually code for "covering our own asses." The recent coal ash spill in Tennessee was 100 times worse than the Exxon-Valdez spill.

Coal Ash Spills Too Dangerous To Reveal To Public, Says DHS (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just how bad has the coal ash situation gotten in the United States? So bad that the Department of Homeland Security has told Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Ca...

Sam Stein

DHS Urged To Expedite Updated Report On Right Wing Extremism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Recent incidents of extremist violence claiming the lives of abortion provider George Tiller and a security guard at the Holocaust Museum have prompte...

Jason Linkins

Fox News Reporter: Scandalized DHS Report Needs Second Look | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nine days ago, I joined Greg Sargent in wondering if the murder of George Tiller should prompt a "second look" at the DHS report on homegrown right-wi...

Jason Linkins

Department Of Homeland Security Shows Surprising Proficiency In Sex Trade Slang | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Nerve comes the story of this document, recently obtained by The Smoking Gun, which is apparently from a letter sent by the Department of Homeland...

The Flow-Chart Fallacy

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Do reorganizations make government work better? The results have been mixed.

DHS Nominee Philip Mudd Drops Out Over Ties To CIA Interrogation Tactics

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's pick for intelligence chief at the Homeland Security Department withdrew from consideration Friday amid qu...

Veteran Stigma: "What Does My Country think of Me?"

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

The stigma that veterans face has turned into widespread employment discrimination, precisely at a time when getting a job is especially difficult.

Fox Nation: The Seedy Underbelly of Rupert Murdoch's Evil Empire?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In the two months that followed the website's launch, The Fox Nation has displayed an uncanny ability to mislead readers, twist the truth, spread wild conspiracy theories, and misrepresent the reporting of legitimate journalists.

Jason Linkins

George Tiller Murder Prompts Second Look At Scandalized DHS Report | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, The Plum Line's Greg Sargent is making a lot of sense: You may recall the enormous controversy that e...

What's FISHY? -- PawLENTY!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Governor PawLENTY's been stealing from the poor to give to the wealthy! He must still think his "no new taxes" piracy is the surefire, cutthroat way to the GOP presidency.