Behold, a passing cultural moment: An interested party contacted Inside the Beltway to point out that former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Alejandro Mayorkas were classmates at Beverly Hills High School in — where-else? — California, members of the Class of 1977.
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.
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.
All right, ladies. Do not get your thongs, boxers or briefs all twisted. Don't think "back-alley" abortions are no more because of Roe v. Wade.
An emotional former President George W. Bush dedicated his presidential library and museum Thursday, calling it a tribute to his pursuit of freedom and to America's bright future.
The Obama administration will remove an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein from the U.S. terrorism list, officials said Friday, describing a move that will infuriate Tehran and end years of high-profile campaigning from the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.
The Treasury Department's counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a longtime Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates for Iranian dissidents designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.
The Department of Homeland Security began work in 2007 on a program to secure the nation's chemical plants from terrorist attack. But 4½ years and nearly a half-billion dollars later, there is little to show for it.
The makers of a documentary on radical Islam are defending their work after Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized the showing of it where police officers were gathered.
George W. Bush was right before he was wrong. Mr. Bush initially opposed the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, but he bowed to political pressure and formed a new bureaucracy and increased domestic-security funds. Ten years after Sept. 11, it's time to rethink the very existence of that department because the additional layers of government and wasteful spending do not provide enough security to justify its existence.
President Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, placed a wreath at the Flight 93 National Memorial on Sunday, arriving at the site to pay respects to the 40 passengers and crew who died a decade ago Sunday.
The national security state that has expanded in response to the Sept. 11 attacks will not shrink in the near future, even though al Qaeda's top leadership has been decimated and the U.S. government faces extreme budget pressures.
Iranian opposition activists are accusing the State Department of flouting a federal court's year-old ruling ordering the removal of the Iranian resistance from the U.S. list of international terrorist organizations.
Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge said Tuesday that fellow Republican Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who has been surging in the 2012 GOP presidential sweepstakes in recent weeks, was unelectable and unqualified to be commander in chief.