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Janet Napolitano

'Project Shield,' Post-9/11 Security Initiative, Riddled With Waste (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than five years in the works and $12 million over budget, "Project Shield," a Cook County counterterrorism initiative, is deeply troubled, incomp...

Chemical Insecurity

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Simple, inexpensive, and common sense changes, like substituting or reducing the amount of lethal gases stored on-site, would protect millions of people from harm.

Jason Linkins

Why Is ABC News Nakedly Gay-Baiting In Their Napolitano Story?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News has a story up today by Devin Dwyer about how Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is facing "tough questions" about "h...

The 800 Mile Wall

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The recent construction of 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary is proving to be a massive killer.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Getting Horizontal on the Way to Gender Parity

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Women can lead the way to creating a culture -- not just in the business world, but in all aspects of our lives -- that is less toxic, less sleep-deprived, and less likely to burn out the best and the brightest among us.

President Obama, Please Stop Trying to Be My Buddy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

By taking decisive action where it needs be taken and where he has the clear authority to act and hold appointees accountable, Obama can do much to bring back to the presidency the respect it once held.

Democrats Asleep? Reid Yawns, Napolitano Appears To Be Sleeping During Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Democrats got quite a quad workout during Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The speech, lasting under 90 minutes, included n...

Protestors Agitated, ICE Responded - and a Haitian Immigrant is Released from Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status - and suspension of deportation - would be granted to Haitian ...

Hunger Strike Spreads; Haitian Immigrant Activist Freed

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Guskin

Since December 30, when Jean Montrevil, a Haitian community leader, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his immigration check-in, hundreds of people have rallied and sent letters demanding his release.

Janet Napolitano Eats Her Words

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

The instant I heard Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano utter the words, "the system worked," I've waited for the ass covering that was bound to come. Today it arrived.

The Trouser Bomber Effect: Watching Government Cure Incompetence with Idiocy

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Lipscomb

Incompetent State Department officials and poor enforcement of visa procedures that have been in place long before the personal computer, or even the jet airliner, are the problem here. And we aren't hearing a word about it.

David Gregory Gets Tougher: His Expression Says It All

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

On the Sunday after Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab attempted to blow a hole in the side of Northwest Flight 253, the old Gregory was back: impatient, irritable, shorn of his mushy style.

Gaps in Protection for Us and the President

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We want security not only for the president and our top officials, but also for ourselves and our families. Yet as a nation we make it very easy for dangerous people to arm themselves.

Mission Creep in Immigration Enforcement

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Through a series of poorly conceived programs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has hijacked state criminal justice systems. It lets even arrests based on racial profiling be a direct route to deportation.

Joy Behar Asks: Isn't Janet Napolitano Gay? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Monday night on her HLN show, Joy Behar hosted "Mad Men" actor Bryan Batt and columnist Dan Savage for a discussion on gay rights and the march in Was...

Maureen Dowd: New Year's Eve With Janet Napolitano

nytimes.com | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Janet Napolitano and I hadn't planned to spend New Year's Eve together. But there we were on this soggy Thursday, sitting in her office on the outs...

Jason Linkins

Napolitano Assailed For Not Showing Sufficient 'Emotion' In Response To Flight 253 Incident

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raw Story pulls out another objectively idiotic statement from the frantic Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): In the wake of the attempted bombing of a plane ...

Sorry, Secretary Napolitano, But the System Didn't Work

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The U.S. government needs to rethink its national security apparatus and its intelligence-gathering mechanisms: We cannot protect America from terrorism using military force.

Jeff Sessions Requests Suspension Of Stephanie Villafuerte Nomination Process

The Denver Post | Karen E. Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked that consideration of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination ...

Latinos Poised to Shake Up 2010 Census, Politicians Beware

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The 2010 Census will have a profound effect on the U.S. political landscape. An astonishing number of states will owe new Congressional seats, in large part, to their new Latino constituents.

The Obama Administration's Systemic Failure on Terrorism

George Pataki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Pataki

As one who has seen and experienced the consequences of prior failures up close, I am urging the Administration to drastically change its approach to defending America.

The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abe Gurko

As citizens, in case you're the Jasper Schuringa on your next flight, or as politicians, who need to cut the lip service and demand results.

Just Another Day at the T.S.A.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Rrriinnnng! Rrriinnn -- "Good morning, and thanks for calling T.S.A., 'Your Travel Partner.' This is Janet speaking -- how may I help you?" "I wa...

Airport Security: Everything but Accountability

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

If employees at the TSA see that there are no career consequences for catastrophic screwups, they will have learned a regrettable lesson: there is no price to be paid for failure.

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns Janet Napolitano That KSM Trial Decision Has Made Her "Mission More Difficult"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daphne Eviatar reports that in today's Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) fired a shot at Attorney Gene...