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Michael Chertoff

Former DHS Director Chertoff: 'You Can't Have Privacy Without Security'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.03.2015 | Technology

If you can’t lock your door, you can’t maintain the privacy of your home. If you can’t encrypt your phone, you can’t keep you...

Kate Sheppard

The GOP Senator In Charge of Homeland Security Disagrees With The Pentagon On Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says he disagrees with the Penta...

Paul Blumenthal

Jeb Bush Is Taking Foreign Policy Advice From These Influence Peddlers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the attempted Christmas Day underwear bombing of a jetliner in 2009, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff blanketed...

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?

Gerry Smith

Former NSA Chief Is Working For Wall Street Now | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Wall Street has tapped former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander to form a council that would coordinate how banks and the government r...

WATCH: Industry's Role in Cybersecurity

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 4:30p – 5:3...

'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

The big money model for lobbyist success has paved the way for the coalition of MEK front groups to corrupt U.S. Government by funneling millions of dollars from who-knows-where to elected and appointed political figures to turn dark into light.

Andrea Stone

Janet Napolitano: Homeland Security, Economic Security Go 'Hand-In-Hand' | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top administration official on Monday signaled that the focus of homeland security in 2012 would shift in emphasis to business and the...

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...

Andrea Stone

House Bill Would Authorize Czar To Watch Islamist Extremists But Not Other Domestic Terrorists | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House bill set for markup on Wednesday would give protection against civil lawsuits to those who report suspicious activity, designate...

Gerry Smith

Former Government Officials Stand To Profit From Cybersecurity Boom | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

As former director of the National Security Agency and former director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell is widely portrayed as an authoritativ...

Andrea Stone

Experts Say Al Qaeda Prison Break In Yemen A 'Setback' In Fight Against Terror, 'Harbinger' Of Worse To Come | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A prison break in South Yemen that saw dozens of al Qaeda militants escape Wednesday is the latest troubling sign that the political uph...

Andrea Stone

Hayden, Chertoff Buck Republican Call To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman want a faster withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and a growing nu...

Freedom of the Press vs. State Secrets

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Does the press have the right to disclose some secrets? I believe that too many documents are designated "top-secret" when they really should be designated "embarrassing."

Green Alert: Banks Use Bush Terror Team, Threat Tactics to Push Debit Card Fees

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Big banks and credit card companies have made a PR misstep in the fight over debit card charges. They're trying to use the Bush administration's anti-terror team to convince Americans that debit card fees are needed for our nation's security.

10 Shadow Elitists of the Decade

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan


Shadow Elite: Should We Believe Chertoff On Cyber-War?

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

In the shadow elite age, when power brokers can have a dozen roles of influence, criss-crossing and sometimes overlapping, sorting through them to pick the most telling ones is both more difficult -- and more imperative -- than ever before.

TSA as a Metaphor

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

If you're thinking of traveling, get ready to do what air travelers do -- prepare to pay more and to be violated beyond any level you could have imagined a few years ago. And be assured the blame is bi-partisan.

Marcus Baram

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After last month's plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States aboard a cargo plane, former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's whi...

The Price Of Privacy

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying ...

Investigate the TSA, Not Tyner

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The TSA is opening an investigation targeting John Tyner, the man who earned himself an aggressive "pat down" at the airport when he refused to go through the TSA's new AIT "porno scanners." This is a full-on outrage.

Shadow Elite: Will the Real Juan Williams Please Stand Up?

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Keenan

Williams, who pulled off representing two vastly different brands, qualifies as agile and edgy. But he's hardly an anomaly: These days, the idea that a journalist would operate with a single standard of conduct seems as dated as an 8-track tape.

Scanners: No Place to Hide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

As the surveillance state expands around us, entangling us in a web from which there is no escape, what we used to call "privacy" is fast becoming a thing of the past.

Chertoff Suggests Special Ops Takeout Cyber-Attacking Servers?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

Did Michael Chertoff, former director of Homeland Security, seriously suggest the possibility of responding with special forces to takeout the servers...

Sam Stein

Terrorist Trials: Lieberman Criticizes Obama Admin For Prosecuting Terrorists In Civilian Courts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) argued on Sunday that the Obama administration had erred in its decision to place several terrorist suspects into the c...