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Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Keep Drone Info From Congress That They've Already Released Publicly

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security appears to have redacted entire sections of information from documents about U.S. Customs and Border...

Elise Foley

Deportations Drop To Under 370,000 In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's deportation numbers hit a low for his presidency in the last year with nearly 370,000 total removals, down fr...

Elise Foley

New DHS Secretary: 'Deportation Quotas' Aren't A Good Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly-confirmed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in a Dec. 12 letter that he opposes setting quota...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Worker Who Declared Race War Finally Off The Payroll

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security procurement worker outed in August as the operator of a website promoting race war is no longer on t...

Key Homeland Security Nominee Approved By Senate Panel

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department. Democ...

Obama Nominee Deviates From Predecessors On Key Priorities

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick to be the Homeland Security secretary said Wednesday that filling key leadership vacancies and impro...

Will Jeh Johnson Make the Homeland More Secure?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Johnson is an obscure figure to the general public, but his likely confirmation does not bode well for human rights, or your civil liberties.

Obama's DHS Nominee Catches Many By Surprise

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — When the White House called some of the nation's major law enforcement associations with a heads-up that the preside...

Homeland Security Employees Reportedly Abusing Overtime Allowances

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A report from an independent government investigator says employees from six Homeland Security Department offices ha...

Jeh Johnson Nominated To Lead Department Of Homeland Security

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the former Pentagon lawyer he's recalling to service to lead the Department of Homeland ...

Obama DHS Pick Has Dealt With Crucial Security Issues

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's selection of a former top Pentagon lawyer to...

Obama To Nominate Johnson To Lead Department Of Homeland Security

Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will nominate Jeh Johnson to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the Daily Beast and the AP report. Johnson is a forme...

Elise Foley

California Signs Unprecedented Anti-Deportation Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Saturday limiting the state's cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a rebuk...

Report Reveals What Gov't Agency Could Be Doing Better

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department needs better rules over its use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media services to improve privacy...

Farewell to Big Sister: Janet Napolitano's Orwellian Legacy Lives

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

News headlines to the contrary, there is actually more taking place right now than just the Obama administration's conveniently distracting push for military action against Syria.

No Specific 9/11 Threats, Gov't Agencies Say

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government is aware of no credible or specific information that points to any terror plot tied to the anniversary of the Septem...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Gives Parting Defense Of Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave a farewell speech Tuesday to praise her department for its achievements and to defend ...

Government Employee Behind Racist Website Put On Leave

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department says an employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid ad...

Palin Hurls Insults Over Government Employee With Side Gig Promoting Race War

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took to Facebook to slam the federal government for employing Ayo Kimathi, who operates a racist website predicting...

Homeland Security Employee Has Side Gig Promoting Race War, Bashing Gays

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

When Ayo Kimathi clocks out of work as a small business specialist working in procurement for the Department of Homeland Security, he sometimes assume...

Obama's Historic Comments on Race Need to be Followed by Bold Action to Ban Racial Profiling

Keith Rushing | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

With a controversial issue, like race, and a power structure that's resistant to change, it takes support and affirmation from people of influence to move the needle.

Tools of War Come Home to America

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

More and more, weapons, tactics, techniques and procedures that have been used abroad in war are coming home, this time employed against American citizens.

Probe Into Official Could Have Campaign Reverberations

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An internal investigation of President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potent...

Obama Nominee Faces Serious Probe

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in...

A Geologic Perspective on DHS

Evan D. Wolff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Evan D. Wolff

The overarching challenge for the next Secretary will be responding to the looming security threats and managing the homeland security enterprise responses, which must include Federal, state and local actors.