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  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary nominee  Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. Democrats begin a drive this week to muscle a half dozen of President Barrack Obama's Republican-opposed nominees through the Senate after clamping shackles on traditional minority party rights in last month's power play against the GOP. Republicans, however, still have some tools for grinding the Senate's work to an excruciatingly slow crawl. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Senate confirms Obama pick Jeh Johnson as Homeland Security secretary

    The Senate approved Jeh Johnson as the fourth Homeland Security secretary, giving him the reins at a department that, more than a decade after its creation, is still unstable and trying to figure out its role in the massive federal bureaucracy.

  • Charles Edwards, acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Dysfunction, disarray at Homeland Security management cited in IG's report

    An agency watchdog paints a damning picture of dysfunction and managerial disarray at the Department of Homeland Security, as President Obama struggles to get a new secretary installed for the departed Janet A. Napolitano.

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican (Associated Press)

    Senator: Probe of Secret Service prostitution scandal raises doubts about IG's independence

    A Republican senator is raising questions about whether there was "improper contact" between the former general counsel and the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security in its review of the Secret Service's 2012 prostitution scandal.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano promised a complete investigation into Secret Service agents' use of prostitutes. Some of her close allies are suspected of pressuring the inspector general to report favorable findings. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Napolitano aides probed by Senate in Secret Service's prostitution scandal

    A Senate panel is investigating whether former Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano's close allies pushed the department's inspector general to tread lightly in its investigation of the prostitution scandal involving the U.S. Secret Service.

  • **FILE** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano briefs reporters at the White House on Feb. 25, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Feds claim victory on non-deportation policy, activists say it's not enough

    President Obama has granted more than 430,000 illegal immigrants an exemption from being deported under his Dream Act policy, which turned a year old Thursday.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano is leaving her post, and another large hole in administration leadership. (Associated Press)

    Homeland Security: No one home at the top; mounting vacancies to affect immigration laws

    It is the largest civilian agency in the U.S. government, boasts a $59 billion annual budget and more than 240,000 employees, and has responsibility for a range of matters such as immigration, border protection and airport security.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Michael T. McCaul, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Michael McCaul: Right Napolitano replacement could help immigration reform

    The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security says President Obama could help move immigration reform through the House if he picks a new Homeland Security chief who has credibility on law-and-order issues.

  • ** FILE ** Janet A. Napolitano leaves a mixed legacy as secretary of homeland security. Her celebrated response to weather emergencies, for example, is balanced by the unpopular addition of strict airline security measures. (Associated Press)

    Janet Napolitano's legacy at Homeland Security goes beyond immigration reform

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano will be remembered for her battles over immigration, but her time in office was also defined by unpopular pat-downs and "naked X-rays" at the airport, controversy over terrorism information sharing, and struggles in dealing with emerging cyberthreats.

  • **FILE** Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents take a suspect into custody on March 30, 2012, as part of a nationwide immigration sweep in Chula Vista, Calif. (Associated Press)

    GOP lawmakers want Obama to hear out head of ICE union

    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a top Republican senator on Thursday told President Obama that he and his aides must meet with immigration law enforcement "whistleblowers" who can expose the flaws in the Senate immigration bill.

  • Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack and why. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19,

    DEAN: Liberals first, Americans second

    There have been two terrorist attacks on the United States in less than a year. The fact that they happened is frightening to many Americans, but that is not all that is frightening.

  • Liberals first, Americans second

    There have been two terrorist attacks on the United States in less than a year. The fact that they happened is frightening to many Americans, but that is not all that is frightening. In many ways, the reaction of government officials to the attacks was also troubling. It was the same for both attacks. Initially, there were those in government who looked for the cause of the attack at home, and it found something about America — something actually important — to blame for each attack. Perhaps they were just in denial, or perhaps they actually meant it — it's hard to tell. They were wrong.

  • ** FILE ** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2013, before the House Homeland Security Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Sequester, tight budgets means DHS buying less ammunition

    Tight budgets are forcing the Homeland Security Department to buy less ammunition, two top officials are slated to tell Congress on Thursday as the House oversight committee continues investigating the Obama administration's ammunition purchases.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    BANKS: Border security from ground level

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano needs to explain how she's going to remove the drug scouts from Arizona's mountaintops. It's a serious question for those of us who live in Arizona. Our senators can ask her on Friday when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about the immigration reform proposal.

  • ** FILE ** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2013, before the House Homeland Security Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama's immigrant deportation numbers tell different stories in interior, on border

    The Obama administration has set records for deportations, but the types of immigrants it is kicking out of the country has changed dramatically over the past four years, according to numbers the Homeland Security Department has had to turn over as part of a pending court case.

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