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  • DHS Posts 'Due to a Lapse in Funding' Notice

    03/01/2015 9:34:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | march 1, 2015 | jeryl bier
    In spite of theFridaynight passage of an eleventh hour, one-week stopgap spending bill tocontinue fundingthe Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the department posted a lapse-of-funding notice and shut-down procedures on its website apparently intended if the last minute efforts failed. While the notice is not listed on thehome page, theblog, or thelistof DHS publications, it wasoriginally postedaroundnine o'clockFridaynight and remained atthis linkas of the time of publication of this article:
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter: Ten ISIS Fighters Caught Crossing US Border

    10/08/2014 11:46:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first casualty of war is the truth. Unfortunately Obama’s politicization of the government into a pro-illegal alien organization has made its official statements untrustworthy forcing us to rely on individual whistleblowers from inside the organization. A Republican congressman claimed Tuesday that “at least 10″ Islamic State “fighters” have been caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, though an administration official denied it.Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said he learned the information from the Border Patrol, warning that the alleged attempts to cross into the U.S. raise serious security concerns.Hunter continued: “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters...
  • DHS Complicit in Cartel Human Trafficking of Minors to Illegals Living in the United States

    01/01/2014 6:03:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | December 19, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a court order obtained by Townhall, the Department of Homeland Security is enabling cartel trafficking of minors, delivering those minors to illegals living inside the United States and completing criminal transactions for illegal immigrants. The order, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on December 13, details a guilty plea from Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez for attempting to smuggle a 10-year-old El Salvadorean female into the United States. Nava-Martinez was being paid to smuggle the child from Matamoros to Virgina, but was caught at a Brownsville checkpoint. The order describes Nava-Martinez as a resident...
  • Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an Islamic country

    11/02/2013 2:05:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 1, 2013 | By Douglas Ernst
    A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is an Islamic country. After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday to show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality, he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon: America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On! The back-and-forth between Mr. Elibiary and the Twitter user, who identified himself as Tim Lee, started when...
  • Pitiful: Sebelius to blame contractors, not HHS, for problems in House testimony

    10/29/2013 3:36:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/29/13 | Allahpundit
    Not only is this an egregious understatement of her own culpability, its horrible politics. Everyone knows that when a political crisis strikes, the surest way to soothe public/media outrage is with a phony, half-hearted the buck stops here statement accepting responsibility. Maybe its better this way. Why keep up a pretense of accountability at this point? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will tell a House committee tomorrow the sites botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations not bad management at HHS, as the contractors suggested. CMS has a track record of...
  • John Sununu: St. Cloud's new military vehicle shows Homeland Security's excesses

    10/29/2013 2:52:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-29-13 | John Sununu
    When director Ivan Reitman made the movie "Stripes," he wasn't trying to predict the future. He was just trying to be funny. The vehicle for his humor was the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle, commandeered by a ragtag group of neophyte soldiers led by actor Bill Murray. It resembled a family Winnebago -- with a nice color scheme and user-friendly interior -- but came with bulletproof shields and flamethrowers. It was only a matter of time before everyone would want one. That dream finally came true for St. Cloud, Minn. -- population 66,000. Courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security, America's...
  • Sebilius Claims Obama Didn't Know Until After Launch

    10/22/2013 6:06:51 PM PDT · by Toespi · 64 replies
    Sebilius is an interview this evening claims Obama didn't know about Obamacare debacle until after October 1st rollout.
  • Former Pentagon Official to Be Nominated as Homeland Security Chief

    10/17/2013 2:49:46 PM PDT · by John W · 24 replies
    The New york Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | Michael S. Scmidt
    WASHINGTON President Obama plans to nominate Jeh C. Johnson, who framed many of the administrations national security policies as the Defense Departments general counsel during Mr. Obamas first term, to become the next chief of the Homeland Security Department, according to administration officials. Mr. Johnson has little experience with some of the issues Janet Napolitano faced, like border security, immigration and cybersecurity. During his tenure at the Defense Department, he spearheaded the end of the dont ask, dont tell law that had barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. He also shaped the Obama administrations policies...
  • Sebelius Admits: Health Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'

    10/17/2013 3:11:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | October 17, 2013 | by Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter
    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted Wednesday that the troubled launch of the federal government's new health insurance exchange hasn't gone as planned. "I'll be the first to tell you, the website launch was rockier than we would have liked," Sebelius, a Cincinnati native, said during a visit to a community college in her hometown. "There have been vast improvements, but we are still not satisfied. We want this to be as seamless as possible," she said.
  • TSA introduces loudspeaker warnings threatening travelers with arrest for joking about security

    10/14/2013 2:20:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 14, 2013 | Staff
    Travelers who attempt to make a joke about strict security procedures at airports have been warned they face arrest. A loudspeaker announcement made by the Transport Security Administration warns the public: 'Any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.' Concerned passenger Matt Miller recorded the loudspeaker message while passing through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
  • Homeland Security set for next Wall St collapse

    10/13/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 24 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 10/10/2013 | Ellen Brown
    Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, thats enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over 20 years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why? Recently revealed statements by former UK prime minister Gordon Brown at the height of the banking crisis...
  • Power Grid Down Drill To Be Conducted By US Government

    08/31/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 108 replies
    OffTheGridNews ^ | August 28, 2013 | Tara Dodrill
    Power grid vulnerabilities are finally garnering some attention by government officials. An electrical grid joint drill simulation is being planned in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thousands of utility workers, FBI agents, anti-terrorism experts, governmental agencies, and more than 150 private businesses are involved in the November power grid drill. The SHIELD Act, which is stalled in Congress, is the first serious piece of legislation in many years to attempt to address the vulnerabilities of the power grid in.
  • Arizona Governor Slams Obama for Claim That Border is Safer Than Ever

    08/05/2013 8:57:39 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-05-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Brewer reacts to Obama criticism of her book on the Phoenix tarmac in Jan 2012. Obama returns to Phoenix this week, enroute to a Jay Leno appearance.- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mocked the Obama administrations assertion Saturday that the border is more secure than ever. Its Jay Leno comedy every other week, Brewersaidduring an interview at the National Governors Association meeting here, alluding to the presidentsscheduled tripthis week to both Phoenix and the talk show hosts couch. Brewer said her Yuma border is pretty secure but Tucson is a nightmare. The Yuma Sector is the only border sector with...
  • San Francisco placed on high alert after terror threat

    08/04/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 185 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/4/13 | Lilian Kim
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. They say they have...
  • Bill Maher: Get rid of the Department of Homeland Security

    08/03/2013 10:17:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    HBOs Bill Maher thinks the Department of Homeland Security has outlived its usefulness. On Fridays episode of Real Time, Maher and his guests debated the DHSs usefulness during a discussion of the debate between Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie. There was a huge verbal slap by the Republican Party this week between Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, and Rand Paul, Maher said. And it was sort of I think a fight for the soul of the Republican Party where theyre going to go because, OK, next month is the 12th...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Homeland Security Director

    07/30/2013 6:57:22 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30th, 2013 | Rovenstinez
    Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • CBC recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security post

    07/30/2013 6:39:32 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 Jul 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot. A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a voice of reason that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported. Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security, the letter reads....
  • Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary

    07/29/2013 12:29:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 117 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-29-2013 | Hannah Jeffrey
    July 29, 2013 Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary Hannah Jeffrey Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus...
  • Homeland Security chief set to resign: source

    07/12/2013 7:12:28 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 158 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 12, 2013
    <p>Janet Napolitano to resign as Homeland Security Secretary on Friday. Developing ...</p>
  • Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano resigning

    07/12/2013 8:02:42 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 53 replies ^ | July 12, 2013 | LICIA A. CALDWELL and EILEEN SULLIVAN / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system.
  • Janet Napolitano to resign Homeland Security post

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has led the embattled agency for the entirety of President Obamas administration, said Friday she is resigning to run the University of California system. Ms. Napolitano, who had been governor of Arizona before being tapped to lead the agency, leaves with a trail of successes, but also has become a lightning rod in the immigration debate which is now raging on Capitol Hill. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Sebelius wont waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: Someone lives and someone dies

    06/04/2013 11:16:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2013 | 1:07 pm | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but cant get one because of a federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant. I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies, Sebelius replied. The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the ruleand have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different than other organsthat its based...
  • TSA removes nude scanners from airports

    06/03/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2013, 8:00 a.m. | Hugo Martin
    The nude scanners are gone. The full-body scanners that used X-rays to create what looks like a nude image of passengers have been packed away and removed from airports across the country. The 250 or so machines were removed about two weeks ago, before the June 1 deadline set by Congress. But privacy advocates arent satisfied, noting that the Transportation Security Administration is still using full-body scanners that employ a different technology. The TSA now relies solely on millimeter wave scanners, which previously generated similar nude images but have been upgraded to portray a generic figure on which they...
  • DHS Caught Spying On Veterans

    05/28/2013 9:09:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 27, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Included among the suspected terrorists were Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. At the time it was revealed, the program called Operation Vigilant Eagle caused some controversy but was quickly forgotten and buried by the media. For the DHS, Vigilant Eagle was the expression of the misdirected paranoia that exists at the agencys highest levels, which since President Obama stepped into office have issued multiple reports about a supposed wave of terrorism by American conservatives of various stripes, from Tea Party members to off-duty cops.
  • Docs Show Napolitano Thanked Missouri Governor For Breaking State Law

    05/01/2013 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Mama25 · 34 replies ^ | 05/01/2013 | Dana Loesch
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon repeatedly denied knowing anything about Missouri illegally sharing its citizens private CCW information with the federal government, even after his own head of Missouri Highway Patrol contradicted him in a public hearing. Now weve learned that Nixon not only knew about the violation of Missouri law, but he was thanked in a letter by Janet Napolitano: DHS- Letter to Nixon- REAL ID Compliance ongoing MO CCW Scandal (image of letter is available at site) Missouri law signed into effect by Gov. Nixon himself prohibits full compliance with the Real ID Act. This includes...
  • Obamas scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks

    04/26/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The White House issued an edict to scrub all law enforcement, intelligence and military teachings on Islam. The FBI ended up discarding pages of information that warned about the threat from the Brotherhood.... There is no strategy in the FBI, he told The Times. At FBI headquarters, it is a daily fire drill. The threats come in, and they run around to deal with them and run them down. But because none of it can have anything to do with the Muslim Brotherhoods movement in the U.S. or Islam, they never address the root cause and common investigative realities.
  • DHS Denies Ammo Purchases Aimed at Civilians

    04/25/2013 2:09:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    US News ^ | 4/25/13 | Elizabeth Flock
    Officials at the Department of Homeland Security denied Thursday that its large-scale ammunition purchases were an effort keep bullets out of the hands of private citizens. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, top DHS training officer Humberto Medina said he could "say categorically that was not a factor at all" in the purchases. He also noted that ammunition DHS purchased would be used for both operations and training purchases. The Associated Press reported in February that DHS was planning to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds over the next five years, a number that sparked fears of government stockpiling...
  • Video: Janet Napolitano says Alharbi (Saudi National) was put on a watchlist

    04/23/2013 10:06:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 23, 2013
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, while testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today, actually conceded that Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi, the Saudi national who moved from suspect to person of interest to witness to victim all in less than 24 hours after the Boston bombings, was indeed placed on a terrorist watchlist. This is in stark contrast to what she told the Rep. Jeff Duncan at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last week. Providing further intrigue is that one day before Napolitano conceded Al-Harbis watchlist status, talk show host Glenn Beck explained how difficult it was for someone...
  • Napolitano: DHS knew of Boston bomber Russia trip

    04/23/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 4/23/2013 | By ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that her agency knew of alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's trip to Russia last year even though his name was misspelled on a travel document. A key lawmaker had said that the misspelling caused the FBI to miss the trip....
  • Beck Breaks Exclusive Info on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Bombings

    04/22/2013 8:21:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 261 replies
    Yahoo! News (The Blaze) ^ | 4-22-2013 | Erica Ritz
    Full title: Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings Background points: A Saudi national originally identified as a "person of interest" in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B -- "Security and related grounds" -- "Terrorist activities" after the bombing As the story gained traction, TheBlaze's Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep....
  • Glenn Beck Gives Government Until Monday to Come Clean About Boston Bombing Cover-Up

    04/19/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 112 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/19/13 | RWWBlog
    Glenn Beck says the response to the Boston Marathon bombing will determine whether America survives and says The Blaze will expose the government cover-up on Monday.
  • Napolitano: We need the publics help with Marathon video (but won't release video)

    04/18/2013 12:24:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    Boston ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2013 | By:John Zaremba .
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today the FBI is seeking to locate people in video from the marathon, but she added she isnt calling them suspects. Without providing details of what the video shows, Napolitano told the House Homeland Security Committee that there is some video that raised the question of individuals the FBI would like to interview. "We have been collecting video from a variety of sources, as you might imagine, at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Napolitano said. Theres lots and lots of video. There is some video that has raised the question of those...

    04/18/2013 11:00:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 181 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 18, 2013 12:58pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A visibly irritated Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer a Republican congressmans questions about the possible deportation of the Saudi national questioned as a witness in the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent...

    04/16/2013 6:01:05 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/16/13 | David Martosko
    Barack Obama's administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million. That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others.
  • DHS Has Not Issued Terror Alert After Boston Marathon Bombing

    04/15/2013 10:49:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Homeland Security has not issued a terror alert in response to Monday's bombings in Boston. On the Department of Homeland Securitys National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) website, the administration says: There are no current alerts. According to a source with knowledge of these matters, a terror alert "gives authority for full mobilization of law enforcement resources to feds, state and locals. The source told Breitbart News that the administration is supposed to issue such an alert out of the National Counterterrorism Center, via NTAS, but no such alert has been issued after the bombings in Massachusetts. Describing...
  • Obama vows to hold Boston attackers 'accountable' (Just like the Benghazi attackers)

    04/15/2013 3:36:56 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    market watch ^ | 4/15/2013 | Steve Goldstein
    Vowing to hold those who were responsible for the Boston attackers "accountable,"
  • High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply, in one of fastest runs in years

    04/03/2013 8:58:37 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2013
    The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies. The urgent race for such visas -- highly desired by Microsoft, Apple, Google and other leading technology companies -- coincides with congressional plans to increase the number available to tech-savvy foreigners. The race to secure one of the 85,000 so-called H-1B visas available for the 2014 budget year started Monday and requests will be...
  • DHS confirms it's spying on 'anti-government' Americans

    04/03/2013 4:23:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 85 replies ^ | MARCH 30, 2013 | RYAN KELLER
    In an effort to clear up misconceptions that the Fusion Centers of the Department of Homeland Security spy on Americans, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis denied that they do this, instead saying that theyre only spying on anti-government Americans ... As has been reported, the DHS has released documents listing Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who support gun rights, who oppose the Federal Reserve, oppose illegal immigration and oppose abortion as domestic extremists and terrorists. Over the last year, the DHS has purchased nearly 2 billion rounds of mostly hollow point ammunition, more than 2,700 MRAP vehicles designed...
  • Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year

    03/22/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 119 replies ^ | 03/22/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    The nationwide shortage of ammunition has left many police departments scrambling to get their hands on the necessary rounds - with some even bartering among each other. Meanwhile, Rep. Timothy Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year. Police Chief Cameron Arthur of Jenks, Oklahoma says, "Ammunition and assault weapons in general have skyrocketed...In addition to the fact, not only is it a lot more expensive, but the time to get it could be six months to...
  • President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones

    03/14/2013 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones By: Josh Gerstein and Manu Raju March 14, 2013 04:37 AM EDT President Barack Obamas defense to Democratic senators complaining about how little his administration has told Congress about the legal justifications for his drone policy: Dick Cheney was worse. Thats part of what two senators in the room recounted of Obamas response when, near the outset of his closed-door session with the Senate Democratic conference on Tuesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) confronted the president over the administrations refusal for two years to show congressional intelligence committees Justice Department Office of Legal...
  • Feds buying 100 years worth of ammo

    03/11/2013 8:14:12 PM PDT · by wesagain · 116 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 11, 2013 | staff writer
    When the numbers are put in perspective, the federal governments extraordinary buildup of ammunition looks even more ominous than critics already have portrayed it. An analysis by Forbes contributor Ralph Benko shows the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo that the government is acquiring would be enough for more than 100 years of training. As WND previously reported, it also would be enough ammunition to fight a war for more than 20 years. It would give the federal government enough ammunition to shoot every American more than five times. Concerned about surveillance drones, tanks in the streets and gun confiscation? Find...
  • Janet Napolitano: The border is less secure because of budget cuts

    03/04/2013 10:27:17 PM PST · by South40 · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/2013 | Jim Avila, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that, although safety is her top priority, there is no way around cutting back on border patrol agents monitoring the country's borders because of the across-the-board spending cuts, known as "the sequester," that went into effect over the weekend. "The number of border patrol hours that will need to be reduced equates to the equivalent of 5,000 border patrol agents, so we have fewer border patrol agents between the ports of entry," the secretary of homeland security told ABC's senior national correspondent Jim Avila in an exclusive interview. "We're going to do everything we...
  • DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
  • Is DHS Ammo For Obama's "National Security Force"?

    02/12/2013 5:18:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried? As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War. Some have speculated about a link between the stockpiling between candidate Obama's off-prompter campaign remarks about a national security force and the stockpiling by DHS of more than 1.6 billion (with a 'b') bullets. DHS has...
  • Department of Homeland Stupidity: Huddle like Sheep and Die

    02/04/2013 9:56:49 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/4/13 | William A Levinson
    The Department of Homeland Security just posted a video called "Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video." Its grossly incompetent guidance on how to survive a workplace shooting underscores the Obama administration's total lack of fitness to tell citizens what kind of firearms they can own for self-protection. We should also make sure that as many police as possible see this DHS video, which portrays law enforcement professionals as incompetent buffoons who recklessly endanger their partners and innocent bystanders. Duck and Cover versus Huddle like Sheep The DHS video takes a cue from the much-maligned "Duck and Cover" film of...
  • Senate plan would give Napolitano the final say on border security

    02/03/2013 6:40:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Under a bipartisan Senate framework, Democrats say, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would have final say over whether the border is secure enough to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. If Napolitano does not provide the green light for putting illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, the responsibility for judging whether the metrics for border security have been met will be given to her successor. The early debate over immigration reform has yielded two thorny questions: What metrics will be used to determine whether the goals for border security and other safeguards against illegal...
  • Janet Napolitano suggests we fight back against "active shooters"--with SCISSORS!

    02/02/2013 10:08:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/2/13 | Doug Book
    In July of 2012, Janet Napolitanos Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a show and tell video instructing Americans on the best course of action should they suddenly find themselves in an active shooter situation. Entitled Run, Hide, Fight, the Big Sis-approved, 6 minute epic provided potential victims with crucial advice, such as run away, and remain out of sight of the shooter. Naturally, thats the sort of counsel only government can provide. (1) Noticeably absent from the DHS tutorial, however, was any discussion of REAL weapons in the hands of prospective victims. Apparently firearms were not permitted in the...
  • DHS Raids Gun Collector Confiscates Nearly 1,500 Guns No Charges Filed.

    02/02/2013 5:11:39 PM PST · by barmag25 · 57 replies
    Freedom ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security, along with a SWAT team and Bernalillo County sheriffs deputies raided the home of Robert Adams in Albuquerque, New Mexico and, according to a federal search warrant affidavit the raid seized nearly 1,500 firearms from the mans home and business. However, no charges have been filed against him, despite the fact that court documents reveal that agents had been watching Adams for years. By Wednesday afternoon dozens of rifles were hauled out of the house, bagged as evidence and laid out on the lawn. According to search warrants that were filed on Thursday...
  • Janet Napolitano: Internet users need to practice good 'cyber-hygiene'

    01/24/2013 10:55:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 24, 2013 | 10:52 am | Modified: January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am | Charlie Spiering
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned internet users at the Wilson Center this morning that cyberspace was becoming more dangerous as more and more Americans go online. Every individual on the net is vulner is a potential, uh, opening, Napolitano stated, adding that the internet was a great thing. We just want to make sure that everyone remains safe and free, she continued. So that requires everyone to take some responsibility, have good cyber-habits, make sure we use the phrase Stop, think, connect.
  • FEMA orders two million meals for New Yorker starving after Sandy

    11/03/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 62 replies
    11/3/12 | James Smith
    The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has placed a rush order of two million meals to be delivered to Floyd Bennett New York Harbor Parks, and Lakehurst New Jersey. The solicitation was placed at 2:30 pm EST on 2 November 2012, with a response time of no later than 8 pm on the same day. The solicitation was amended less than four hours later for providers to provide a quote of four million meals, preferably of the self-heating variety. The request is for self-heating Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) with a 13-month...