11:39 AM, Oct 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
House Committee on Homeland Security chair, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, released this statement on the attack yesterday in Ottawa, Canada:
“The attack in Ottawa is yet another reminder that homegrown terrorism is a real threat not only to our country but to our allies as well. Whether these individuals train in Syria or Iraq and then return home, or are inspired and recruited over the internet while in their basements, their danger to society is the same. The United States must wage a robust effort here at home to combat violent Islamist extremism by working with local communities to intervene when we see signs of it, fighting against online Islamist propaganda, and providing ways to stop individuals lured into the ‘jihadi cool’ subculture before they act. My prayers go out to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and to our friends in Canada who were affected by yesterday’s shooting.”
9:16 AM, Aug 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama said last night at a Democratic fundraiser in Rhode Island that the terrorism from ISIS "doesn’t immediately threaten the homeland." The reason? The security measures taken by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to Obama.
Obama: 'A Change in the Order in the Middle East'; It's 'Scary.'7:50 AM, Aug 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a fundraiser last night in Newport, Rhode Island, President Obama played down the threat from the terrorist army ISIS. "We have to be vigilant," he told the group of donors, "but this doesn’t immediately threaten the homeland."
Obama also claimed to be "seeing a change in the order in the Middle East." He called it "scary."
11:28 AM, Jul 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson struggled this morning on NBC to say whether the Obama administration will deport most of the recent influx of illegal immigrants:
11:10 AM, Jul 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson explained that the immigration crisis is about the children. "We have to do right by the children," he said this morning on NBC:
6:53 AM, Jan 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, went to Texas yesterday to check out the U.S. border with Mexico and to push immigration reform.
But Obama thanks Napolitano for taking "steps to make sure our immigration system better reflects our values."2:31 PM, Oct 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Janet Napolitano, who recently stepped down as head of the Department of Homeland Security, was noticeable absent today in the nominating of her replacement, Jeh Johnson, by President Obama at the White House:
6:14 PM, Oct 17, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The president will "nominate former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of homeland security," USA Today reports.
10:08 AM, Aug 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is saying farewell today at a Press Club event in Washington, D.C. Today is her last day on the job, before becoming head of the Univeristy of California.
'Misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers has increased more than 26%'8:14 AM, Jul 31, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Seems the Transportation Security Administration has a problem. In short, many of the people who frisk you, paw through your luggage, and herd you like cattle through the lines at the airport are stealing on the job. Among other derelictions. And the problem, as CNN reports, is growing:
10:55 AM, Jul 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama will release the following statement on the retirement of Janet Napolitano as Homeland Security secretary:
"Secretary Napolitano’s tenure at the Department of Homeland Security was defined by a consistent disrespect for the rule of law.
10:53 AM, May 21, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Today, the Government Accountability Office issued a report of preliminary finding on the progress the Department of Homeland Security has made in its efforts to reduce the backlog of immigrant visas. Although almost 863,000 records were "closed" in the last two years, the backlog of potential overstays remains at more than one million [emphasis added]:
1:21 PM, May 13, 2013 • By KEN JENSEN
On May 6, the media was full of warnings about an immediately pending cyberattack called “OpUSA.” Homeland Security said “The attacks will likely result in limited disruptions and mostly consistent of nuisance-level attacks against publicly accessible web pages and possibly data exploitation.”
8:49 AM, Feb 4, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to California and Texas today and tomorrow "to inspect border security," the federal agency announced today.
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