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Homeland Security Contractor Reports Computer Breach

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a...

Sam Stein

9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often alarming pictur...

Elise Foley

GOP Congressman Says Obama Should Violate Law And Deport Minors At Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) proposed a solution on Tuesday for dealing with the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border: The Obama ad...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary: 'I Am Not Encouraging In Any Way, Shape Or Form Illegal Migration' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with conservative attacks that the Obama administration is to blame for a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the bor...

Elise Foley

Law Enforcement Officials Expect 'Reboot' Of Controversial Program | Elise Foley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are anticipating a "reboot" of a controversial immigration enforcement program that has face...

Elise Foley

Dreamers To Meet With Homeland Security Secretary On Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will meet Wednesday afternoon with a group led by young undocumented immigrants to hear their pr...

Ryan J. Reilly

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