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DHS Secretary Reevaluating Deportation Priorities

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday he's re-evaluating the Obama administration's deportation priorities to mak...

Cities Across The U.S. Are Speaking Out Against Deportations

AP | TERRY TANG | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama...

Secret Service Chief Seeks To Reassure Senators

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest embarrassing episode involving a drunken Secret Service agent overseas for a presidential trip was an isolated incident...

How President Obama Can Curb Deportations Now

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The president already has the power to reverse his failed immigration and border security policies. Now he just needs the political will and moral courage.

Feds Bust Online Child Exploitation Network

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen men were charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys...

Snow Day at the Department of Homeland Security

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

We appreciate that the secretary heard us out and took the time to meet. However, he's mistaken if he thinks that chatting with us for 40 minutes is going to make us forget about drone victims and the horrible treatment of the immigrant community.

Homeland Security Reviewing Use Of Controversial Force Policies

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department's use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said...

Biden: 'I May Be A White Boy, But I Can Jump'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a reception honoring Black History Month at the Naval Observatory on Tuesd...

White House Offers Help To Industry On Cyberattack

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Whited House on Wednesday offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Bara...

Kate Sheppard

Pennsylvania Isn't Very Excited About Getting The Chemicals Left After West Virginia's Spill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As West Virginians continue to deal with the aftermath of a chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands without safe tap water, some ...

Homeland Security Secretary Cites Syrian Conflict As Rising Security Threat

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone...

New Obama Official Backs Immigration Path

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (JAY) Johnson says he supports an earned path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants in the...

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...

Where Does Jeh Johnson Stand on Immigration? No One Has Bothered to Ask

Salvador G. Sarmiento | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Salvador G. Sarmiento

Johnson's nomination is an opportunity to preview the direction for the Department and to gain clarity on various questions left unanswered by his predecessor.

Jeh Johnson Confirmed By Senate As Secretary Of Homeland Security

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday. In a 78-16 vote, the Senate approved the former Defense...

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Where we are now with the drone strike policy is where we were with the NSA before Snowden's revelations: insiders know what's going on, but the broad public doesn't.

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...

Ex-Pentagon Lawyer as Head of Homeland Security Could Signal the Wrong Direction

Anita Sinha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anita Sinha

The nomination of Jeh Johnson could be a telling choice for the direction of DHS.Johnson's background renders him more of a natural fit for the security and counter-terrorism functions of DHS, but there are other vital jobs of the agency.

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...

Former Aides Hit Obama On Drone Transparency

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Several former administration officials who are now out of government are criticizing President Barack Obama over the secretive nature of the U.S. dro...

Matt Sledge

Ex-Pentagon Lawyer Shoots Down Drone Court Idea | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Jeh Johnson, who was until three months ago the Pentagon's top lawyer, outlined his objections to a drone court in a speech Monday, dashin...