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Pulling the Trigger: U.S. Supreme Court Threatens Campaign Finance Reform in NYC

Morgan Pehme | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New York City's campaign finance system, often lauded as the best in the nation, is under attack. The United States Supreme Court may be about to severely curtail the role of public financing in elections.

Elise Foley

DREAM Act Supporters Tell Obama To Quit Campaigning On DREAM Act | Elise Foley | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration advocacy groups have a message for President Barack Obama: Stop using the DREAM Act to ask for campaign money unless you can...

Elise Foley

Rep. Zoe Lofgren To DHS: Investigation of Secure Communities Should Start Now | Elise Foley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) called on Wednesday for the Department of Homeland Security to immediately investigate whether its officials...

The Border and the War on Terror

Ray Suarez | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

It looked as if a coalition cobbled together from Republicans and Democrats was ready to make a deal on immigration reform. Then succeeding elections, a shift in power and an economy that shed millions of jobs changed the calculus around future immigration.

Elise Foley

Joe Lieberman: 'Lone Wolf' Revenge Attack Possible | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans should be on the alert for possible lone-wolf action to avenge Osama bin Laden’s death, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said on...

Homeland Security Chief: No Plans To Raise Terror Level

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government has no plans to raise the terror alert level in the U.S. as a resu...

Elise Foley

Did The Government Lie About A Deportation Program? | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security should conduct an investigation into whether its officials intentionally misled the public and local...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Defends Deportation Program | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Director Janet Napolitano defended her agency’s rollout of Secure Communities, an immigration enforcement ...

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program | Elise Foley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State lawmakers in Illinois and California are pushing to cut their states' ties to an immigration enforcement program that they say was...

Terrorism Alert System Unveiled, Color-Coded Warnings Scrapped

Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled a new warning system to alert Americans about specific terrorism threats, formally pushin...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students | Elise Foley | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocument...

Courage to Change More than a Slogan

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 06.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Americans would be surprised to know that our immigration laws are unfairly, unjustly, and inconsistently enforced. And it's not just unauthorized immigrants that suffer the consequences.

Elise Foley

Officials Refuse To Budge On Deportation Of Students, Families | Elise Foley | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite appeals from immigration reform advocates and some Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration will not block deportations...

President Obama's Deeds: The Greatest Tribute to Martyred Romero

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

What did the president's visit to El Salvador, a nation that exports immigrants to the United States by the thousands each and every day, mean to the prospects of updated immigration laws?

Homeland Security Director Reassures Denver Crowd After Japan Catastrophe

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — U.S. emergency agencies constantly rehearse for a disaster like the one unfolding in Japan, and American first responders will learn fr...

Securing the Homeland, One Hometown at a Time

Gov. Chris Gregoire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gov. Chris Gregoire

In a time of political polarization and economic difficulty, working together to make our communities more secure and resilient should be an effort in which we all come together.

Arizona Gun Wild: New Bill Establishes State Army for Gov. Brewer?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

The Arizona state legislature is considering legislation that would give Gov. Jan Brewer the right to establish an armed force, the Arizona state guard, to back her up for whatever the governor considers "necessary."

TSA Needs Entrepreneurs

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Francine Hardaway

Since I am always scanned or felt up in airports because of a the metal in my hip replacement, I purposely violate the rules for carry-on luggage. Most of the time, my bags go right through on the belt.

Mark Kelly at National Prayer Breakfast: Will Something Good Come of This?

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Will something good come of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords? Hard to say, as timid public officials continue to tiptoe around the issue of gun control.

Homeland Security's Inhumane Deportations Continue

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Beres

Farhan Ezad was living what most would consider a fairly typical American life in June 2010 -- until a $15 drug deal from his college days reared its ugly head.

Elise Foley

Study: Immigration Prosecutions Climb With Record Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As politicians call for more immigration enforcement and border security, a report released Wednesday found that the Obama administratio...

High-Tech Border Fence Axed

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday ended a high-tech border fence project that cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion but did little to i...

In A Tucson State Of Mind

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

I am a native Tucsonan. But when the University of Arizona's McKale Center became a sanctuary Wednesday night, it was a sacred space for the entire country.

OMB Orders Government Agencies to Monitor Disgruntled Employees -- What's Next?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The White House and its paranoid Barney Fife bureaucrats have set their gun sights on the "insider threat" lurking within top secret America itself.

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...