In the wake of passenger anger over intrusive security searches, House Republicans on Thursday spurned an Obama administration request for funds to buy 275 additional airport full-body scanners and to hire personnel to run them.
As the adage goes, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." But according to the Obama administration, if at first you don't succeed, manipulate the results. This especially applies to its border security plan.
President Obama is in El Paso today to give a speech on what he calls "the broken immigration system." He'd know because he's the one helping break it.
Mozilla, the non-profit developer of the Firefox Web browser, is holding off on complying with a government request to remove a software tool meant to circumvent federal efforts at curbing Internet piracy.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday called a new plan by the Department of Homeland Security to develop a "border security index" to measure enforcement progress along the Southwest border "nothing short of inflated facts and figures to give them an excuse to say the border is secure."
A post-Sept. 11 security program to stop suspected terrorists from getting U.S. visas is beset by interagency tensions and a lack of clear guidelines for identifying people who should be denied visas, a congressional audit says.
The head of the Los Angeles Police Department's intelligence and special operations unit said the federal government's efforts to share intelligence with state and local law enforcement agencies needs to be improved.
Stepping up the immigration enforcement bidding war, House Republicans last week asked President Obama to extend the deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border past June 30, when their mission is slated to end.
Barack Obama is a president who won a peace prize and took the nation into a new war. It ought not to be a surprise, then, that he would accept an award for his administration's transparency last week as his third-largest agency was raked over the coals by Congress for obstructionism. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee alleged in a report released Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has politicized the way it responds to requests for information from the public and the press.