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Homeland Security Drops Plan To Collect License Tag Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the governm...

Federal Gov't Wants Access To License Plate Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of license plate trac...

Government Success In Deportations Drops, Says Report

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation are now winning their cases before an immigration judge, their highest success rate i...

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...

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...

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...

Stolen Saddam Hussein Sword Returned

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A gold-laden sword looted from ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's personal office in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has ...

Sam Stein

Post-DOMA Rules For Immigrating Gay Couples Being Finalized

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday finalized new guidelines to allow same-sex couples the same immigration rights as their traditionally...

Republican To Boycott Hearing On Obama Pick

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A Republican senator is boycotting a hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee for No. 2 at the Department ...

Officials Resignation Widens Major Leadership Gap

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The leadership vacancy created by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation is the latest and greatest blow to a d...

The Boston Bombing and the Failure of the Military/Intelligence Complex

Renee Parsons | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Renee Parsons

The justification that legislative assaults on the Constitution that seriously eroded the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments were necessary to prevent another 9/11 are now revealed to be as fictitious as any imaginary fairytale.

Top Homeland Security Official Quitting

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (Reuters) - The second-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said she wi...

U.S. Released More Than 2,000 Immigrants, Documents Show

Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 undocumented im...

No-Fly List More Than Doubled In Past Year

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has more than doubled, to about 21,000 names, its secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from ...

Homeland Security To Help Combat Hackers

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Businesses facing a growing threat of cyberattacks against their websites will now have more tools to protect themselves and harden thei...

Leahy: Obama Leaving Thousands Of Refugees In Limbo

Government Executive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is calling on the Obama administration to correct problems that have left thousands of refugees and as...

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Apologizes To Veterans Group For Extremism Report

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with the American Legion on Friday to apologize for a right-wing extremism report ...

Pres-Elect Obama, No To Warhawk Jane Harman!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

According to the local Los Angeles newspaper, The Daily Breeze, California Congresswoman, Jane Harman, a blue dog conservative democrat, is up for a h...

Report: Massive Failures, Billions Wasted At Homeland Security Dept

CREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years ago, President Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security. Over the past five years, the American people have bec...

Homeland Security Dept In Trouble Over Racist Costume At Halloween Party

CNN | Jeanne Meserve and Mike M. Ahlers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Department of Homeland Security will investigate a Halloween costume party hosted by a top immigration official and attended by a man dressed in a...