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Janet Napolitano

Making History in Person: A view from Azerbaijan

Elin Suleymanov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elin Suleymanov

For the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the prominent role of women in the American election followed by the appointment of so many women to President Obama's cabinet has an added significance.

Napolitano: Expect A "Big Influx" Of Swine Flu Cases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that people should expect "a big influx" of swine flu cases this fall a...

What's Wrong With Real Time with Bill Maher?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marshall Fine

Here's what drives me crazy about Bill Maher and his Real Time show: The guy couldn't do an interesting interview if his life depended on it.

Smoke and Mirrors

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

American Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and Latinos are still waiting for federal officials to respect our civil rights.

NY Times Mega-Softballs Napolitano on Sunday, Exposes Department Abuses on Thursday

Nathan Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Robinson

On Sunday, the New York Times Magazine ran an absurdly fluffy interview with Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Heading to White House Meeting on Immigration, Paging Governor Napolitano

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

If fervent hopes for immigration reform turn into dashed ones, many Latino immigrant voters who turned out for the first time in 2008 are likely to sit out 2010.

The Faces of Detention and Deportation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One persistent question regarding individuals who are in detention and subject to deportation is, "What is the nature of their offenses?"

The President Belongs To All Of Us

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Robert Gibbs' cavalier response to protesters carrying guns to presidential events was tone-deaf. This isn't a political issue and it isn't about the Second Amendment.

Sparks Could Fly At White House Meeting On Immigration

Wall Street Journal | Cam Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sparks could fly at the White House Thursday, as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano meets leading advocates for an immigration overhaul....

Rice Advances the Obama Doctrine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The Obama Doctrine isn't naïve liberal internationalism. On the contrary, as Susan Rice explains, respect for multilateral institutions strengthens America's ability to protect and pursue its own interests.

Bridges of Rhetoric and Suspicion

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abukar Arman

We must build bona fide bridges of understanding to significantly reduce elements hindering the ability of the US and Muslim world to work together on critical issues of mutual importance.

Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Using clean energy to reduce America's dependency on imported oil isn't common ground. It's common sense. That's why I joined Pres. Clinton at a summit about the clean energy economy.

White House To Announce Plans For "Truly Civil" Immigrant Detention System

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration intends to announce an ambitious plan on Thursday to overhaul the much-criticized way the nation detains immigration violator...

Obama Keeps Tough Immigration Policies Despite Promise To Break From Bush

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After early pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush administration's tough policy on immigration enforcement, his administration is...

Con Games: Homeland Infirmity

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Conniff

There is the real possibility that the Homeland Security Department will miss the necessary clues because they had more important things to do -- like prepare for the next hurricane.

Ideological Purity and the Debate over "National ID"

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The debate over a "national" ID standard has touched off a fierce debate in the civil liberties community, the outcome of which could have serious implications for Americans' privacy.

Napolitano To Unveil New Antiterror Plans

Wall Street Journal | Cam Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expected to outline Wednesday the Obama administration's domestic approach to preventing terrorist att...

Color-Coded Terror Alert System May Be Replaced By Obama Administration

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell the end of the color-coded terrorism advisories, long derided by late ...

Obama Revives Bush Plan To Seek Out Illegal Workers

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will abandon a controversial immigration crackdown, sought by his predecessor, to pressure U.S. companies to fire 9 million workers wi...

20,000 American Guns Trafficked to Mexican Criminals

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

With 20,000 illegal guns from America recovered at crime scenes in Mexico over the last five years, there is no excuse for Congress and the President not to take steps now to close the gun show loophole.

Far-Right Terror Attack Feared By UK Police, Mirroring Similar Warning By DHS in US

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command fears the extreme right will stage a deadly terrorist attack in Britain to try to stoke racial tensions, the...

Pentagon, DHS Divided On Military's Role at Border | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposal to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to counter drug trafficking has triggered a bureaucratic standoff between the Penta...

For the Love of Blogging

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

When I first started blogging, I never imagined it would become one of my favorite things to do.

Jane Harman: Napolitano Should Kill Spy Satellite Office

Politico | GLENN THRUSH | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jane Harman and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are old friends, but that isn't stopping Harman from calling out Napolitano for slow...

Jason Linkins

Fox News Reporter: Scandalized DHS Report Needs Second Look | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nine days ago, I joined Greg Sargent in wondering if the murder of George Tiller should prompt a "second look" at the DHS report on homegrown right-wi...