By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The chairman of the key House subcommittee that controls the Homeland Security Department's budget asked Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday to justify why the department has made major ammunition purchases in recent months, saying it's time to put rumors to rest.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency charged with guarding the U.S. borders, has written a secret draft policy that would let its agents catch and release low-priority illegal immigrants rather than bring them in for processing and prosecution.
The Department of Homeland Security's total budget request for fiscal 2013 is just over $59 billion, a little less than the current year but almost $5 billion more than the 2011 level.
The U.S. ambassador to Canada is calling for smarter border security to target terrorists and smugglers and to spend "less time inspecting my grandmother."
The visiting British pilots were training near a naval air station in Calexico, Calif., one night last month when their helicopter came within about 150 feet of an ultralight plane flying without lights. The ultralight darted away toward Mexico without a trace.