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  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 30, 2010, file photo, Jeh Johnson speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon lawyer Johnson as the new secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Obama announced Johnson's nomination Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Homeland nominee Jeh Johnson faces tough questions

    President Obama's pick to head the sprawling, troubled Department of Homeland Security may face tough questioning when he appears for his confirmation hearing Wednesday. But if his nomination is derailed or delayed, it is almost certain to be by an unrelated dispute between a GOP senator and the administration.

  • Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama's choice to become Homeland Security Secretary, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. President Barack Obama's pick to be the Homeland Security secretary said Wednesday that filling key leadership vacancies and improving morale is more critical currently than the department's core counterterrorism mission. In answers to questions leading up to his Senate confirmation hearing, Jeh Johnson deviated from his predecessors' stated priorities by listing counterterrorism third instead of first, among priorities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    DHS nominee faces backlash over transparency

    Senators said Wednesday they are impressed with Jeh C. Johnson, whom President Obama has nominated to head the Homeland Security Department, but said his nomination will suffer delays and opposition unless he is more forthcoming in answering key questions.

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    Army private in WikiLeaks case leaving Quantico brig

    The Army private accused of leaking a massive database of confidential U.S. diplomatic communications to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is being moved from solitary confinement in a maximum-security cell at the Quantico, Va., Marine Corps Base to a new medium-security detention facility at the Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas.

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