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  • Gangs of New York: Sicilian mafia offers Big Apple protection from 'psychopathic' ISIS

    11/22/2015 4:58:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    RT.com ^ | 11/22/2015
    The son of a New York mob boss has given Islamic State a stark warning, saying if they are planning any attacks in New York, they will have to contend with the Sicilian mafia. The notorious crime syndicate say they want to do their bit to protect locals. Giovanni Gambino, the son of a key figure in the Gambino mob organization, says the mafia is in a much better position than security bodies, such as the FBI or Homeland Security, to give New Yorkers the protection they need. “They often act too late, or fail to see a complete picture...
  • Will Airport Security Accept Your Driver’s License?

    11/08/2015 8:02:04 AM PST · by Theoria · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Nov 2015 | Rachel Lee Harris
    Come 2016, your state driver’s license may not be enough to get you on a commercial flight. On Oct. 10, the Department of Homeland Security began enforcing the last phase of the Real ID Act, which establishes minimum security standards for states and United States territories when issuing identification, primarily driver’s licenses; and prohibits certain government facilities and — most relevant to travelers — the Transportation Security Administration from accepting them as proof of identification if they were issued by a noncompliant state. But don’t fret just yet. Initially, enforcement is limited to those entering federal and military facilities and...
  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • New Yorkers might need their passports to fly in 2016

    09/23/2015 1:42:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | 11:11am | Yaron Steinbuch
    State drivers licenses are among those from four states that will no longer cut it for clearing airport security under tightened measures that will go into effect sometime in 2016. But travelers may not face any obstacles anytime soon. The DMV has asked for an extension from Homeland Security for the Real ID Act, which calls for the extra ID measures in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. We have no reason to believe that any New Yorker will have a problem using their current state-issued ID card to get on a plane come January 2016, the DMV said...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • Counter-Trolling The Liberal Lies

    09/21/2015 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals lie not only because the truth repels them like work repels a Democrat but because they hope to force you into accepting their lie and therefore becoming complicit in their deceit. Lying is an exercise of power; every lie we allow to pass uncontested is a small victory for these cultural trolls. Time to troll them right back. Lets start with the Texas clock kid lie. We all know that kid absolutely should have been confronted about his gadget, which would not have made it through a TSA checkpoint without a hundred government flunkies freaking out. Note that if...
  • Michael McCaul introduces bill to restrain Obama on Syrian refugee resettlement

    09/21/2015 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 20 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Too much is happening at once! It turns out that just as we were reporting that House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was signing on to the Babin bill, he was introducing a bill of his own. Thanks to Suzanne for spotting this press release from Friday. It is too soon to know what this means, however, it appears to be headed for the House Judiciary Committee (Goodlatte and Gowdy). So far we have not heard a word from that committee since the consultation with Sec. of State Kerry was held about ten days ago on the Presidents ambitious...
  • Homeland Security Chairman Warns U.S. Doesn't Have Proper Vetting System For 10,000 Syrian Refugees

    09/11/2015 9:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the White House announced the United States will take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees under instruction from President Obama. "The United States, at the direction of the United States, has played a leading role in addressing the dire humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and North Africa," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday during the daily briefing. "One thing that the United States can do is to begin to let more Syrian refugees into the United States. This year, this fiscal year that will end this month, the United States is on track to take in...
  • Homeland Security alerts Memphis Police Department (MPD) about potential threat

    09/02/2015 10:09:49 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies
    Share on facebookShare on twitter Share on email (Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5) MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Homeland Security issued an alert via police radios about a threat made against Memphis police officers. The alert states that someone threatened to shoot a police officer in the area of 201 Poplar this afternoon. The alert later said the location had changed to the area of I-40 and I-240, but that threat was proven false. The alert remains active for 201 Poplar. Police officers were told to be vigilant. "Our MPD Communications received information from an anonymous...
  • Ann Coulter Asks Donald Trump To Make Her Homeland Security Chief

    08/02/2015 12:53:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/02/2015
    Excerpted from Biz Pac Review: Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter hints that she may be vying for a position in a future Donald Trump administration as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.As evidenced by her latest book, Adios, America: The Lefts Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, Coulter, liker Trump, is strongly against illegal immigration and would run a much tighter ship than Jeh Johnson, the current DHS chief.She made her remarks at the Eagle Forums Collegian Summit in Washington, D.C., where she remarked that the real estate billionaire is more likely...
  • EPA accused of blocking independent investigations

    05/06/2014 1:32:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Inspector general's office accuses EPA of blocking internal probes citing national security WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator says.
  • Surprise! Homeland Security Chief Doesnt Know Who Kate Steinle Was

    07/15/2015 8:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/15/2015 | Michael Walsh
    The Obama administration seems to be devoted to the proposition that nearly every important official should look, sound and act as much like Barack Obama as possible, right down to their ignorance (“I read about it in the papers”) and their inability to pronounce words and names in the news. So this, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, is entirely in keeping: Jeh Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, appeared not to know the identity of the woman murdered in San Francisco earlier this month by an illegal alien who had been deported numerous times....
  • Pittsburgh Regatta will go on without boats, water events

    07/03/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 3 | Tom Fontaine
    Organizers of this weekend's EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta said Friday they canceled all scheduled boat races because of hazardous river conditions
  • 121 Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation, Now Charged With Murder

    06/15/2015 7:40:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Between 2010 and 2014, a group of 121 illegal aliens were held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and scheduled for deportation. Despite being scheduled for deportation, they were never removed from the country and have now been charged with murder.From ICE:This revelation came as a result of an inquiry from Senators Chuck Grassley and Jeff Flake about Apolinar Altamirano, an illegal alien charged with murdering Arizona convenience store clerk Grant Ronnebeck. Altamirano was supposed to be deported after racking up a previous criminal history. Instead, he was able to stay and took the life of an innocent American. As a...
  • Good News: TSA Fails to Screen Airport Workers With Ties to Terrorism

    06/09/2015 6:55:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week an Inspectors General report showed the Transportation and Security Administration failed to prevent 96 percent of terror attacks during undercover tests.Now, another IG report shows that not only has TSA failed to detect fake bombs, weapons and other explosives nearly 100 percent of the time, but also people with terrorism ties working at airports across the country. More from Fox News:The results of a new audit show that -- while the agency keeps a robust system for screening commercial airport workers -- it still failed to flag 73 airport workers "linked to terrorism." According to TSA data, the...
  • Rand Paul: I will filibuster the Patriot Act

    05/19/2015 12:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, he’ll try to filibuster it, but it might be harder than it seems. Sen. Rand Paul told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on New Day that Senate rules complicate filibusters more than people know, but he intends to do what he can to block consideration of any extension of the Patriot Act, or even the reform package called the Freedom Act that passed the House on a wide bipartisan basis. That may leave his fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell in a very tight spot:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ALISYN CAMEROTA: Quickly I want to ask you about the vote to...
  • DHS chief: Drones 'an issue' for security in 2016 race

    05/15/2015 12:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that drones will be an issue for federal, state and local security during the 2016 presidential race. Johnson made the comments in response to a question from NBC's Chuck Todd, who asked him whether the Secret Service was "panicked" about the proliferation of drones. Todd said he wondered how it would effect security at outdoor campaign events in 2016. It is definitely an issue, Johnson replied on MSNBCs Morning Joe.He then went into an anecdote about a drone flying over his head at a graduation ceremony. I was giving a commencement address a...
  • Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add New Americans by 2016 Election

    04/24/2015 2:06:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | April 23, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election. President Obamas amnesty by edict has always been about adding new Democrats to the voter rolls, and recent action by the Department of Homeland Security provides further proof. Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources away from a computer system the Electronic...
  • Dept of Homeland Security is opening a Silicon Valley office

    04/22/2015 5:47:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    engadget ^ | April 21, 2015 | Andrew Tarantola
    Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced that the Department of Homeland Security will soon open a satellite office in the heart of Silicon Valley. The new location will serve a dual purpose: to solidifying the DHS's relationships with area tech firms, which have been rather strained over the past few years, and as a means of recruiting. "We want to strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley and ensure that the government and the private sector benefit from each other's research and development," Johnson told reporters during the RSA Conference on Tuesday. "And we want to convince some of the talented...
  • Wesley Clark a Business Success After Military

    09/28/2003 10:31:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003 | DAVID PACE
    WASHINGTON - When two Russian immigrants and their American financial backer needed marketing help for their innovative electric motor, they turned to a merchant banker at one of the nation's largest investment houses - retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. The meeting at the Washington office of Stephens Inc. in late 2001 proved fortuitous for both Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, and the principals in WaveCrest Laboratories, at the time a small research and development company in Dulles, Va. "They hit it off pretty much right away," said WaveCrest spokesman Tom McMahon. Clark signed on as a consultant...
  • Blinded by laser-armed cops scared yet? (Demilitarizing? Not so fast! Police on buying binge...)

    04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | April 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation weapon mounted to a handgun. Last summers riots in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted much talk by President Obama and certain members of Congress about the need to demilitarize local police forces. Nearly a year later, the opposite is happening. New and more powerful weapons are flowing into local police departments daily, and still others are new to the marketplace. One weapon about to make its debut is the Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation gun. When fired, the gun allows an officer to temporarily blind his targeted subject for up to 15 minutes. The new compliance weapon made a...
  • "What's a gyrocopter?" (DHS chief)

    04/16/2015 7:28:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    I'll link to ABC News. ^ | 4-16-2015 | Fishtank
    "What's a gyrocopter?" quote of the day.
  • Nearly Half Of 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Has Leaked Online

    04/12/2015 3:39:53 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 11, 2015 | staff
    Bad news today for HBO, which is attempting to marry the recent debut of their HBO Now streaming service with season 5 of Game of Thrones. As of last night, the first four episodes of the new season, nearly half of the ten total episodes, have been leaked online to various torrent sites. After appearing online yesterday afternoon, the episodes have already been downloaded almost 800,000 times, and that figure will likely blow past a million downloalds by the season 5 premier tonight.
  • Rising Sales of US Constitution Put Department of Homeland Security on Alert [semi-satire]

    04/07/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A surge of book sales that pushed the US Constitution into the top ten best seller list of the Conservative Book Club has caused federal officials to put the Department of Homeland Security on "full alert." "This is just the type of abnormal behavior that should trigger a high state of vigilance," Secretary Jeh Johnson declared. "We expect a few loud-mouthed right-wing politicians to repeatedly harp on whether some action taken by the government is constitutional. But we can't afford to overlook tens of thousands of ordinary citizens reading such seditious literature." "Outside of some historical interest, we can see...
  • Reid says whistleblowers lobbing accusations at him are a bunch of whiners

    03/30/2015 2:28:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
    "An inspector general called them courageous, but Sen. Harry Reid said Friday that the government whistleblowers who accused him of using political pressure to try to win special treatment for a Las Vegas casino were a bunch of whiners. ........[Homeland Security Inspector General John] Roth said the special treatment was brought to his attention by more than 15 whistleblowers an extraordinary number, in Mr. Roths judgment who believed Mr. Mayorkas was caving to political pressure. That so many individuals were willing to step forward and tell us what happened is evidence of deep resentment about Mr. Mayorkas actions...
  • Jeh Johnsons malfeasance

    03/26/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-26-15 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that reading the Quran reminds him of quintessential American values. The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. There are, of course, passages of the Koran that are peaceable and encourage tolerance. Presumably, those are the ones to which Mr. Johnson was referring. Unfortunately, according to the authorities of Islam and their supremacist doctrine of shariah, such passages have been explicitly replaced by others that are virulently hateful and intolerant. They demand adherents engage in holy war, not practice true American values. Mr. Johnson is...
  • Report: Va. governor received special treatment from Homeland Security

    03/25/2015 6:36:10 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2015 | Tom Hamburger and Rachel Weiner
    "The long-anticipated report found no evidence of law-breaking. But members of the departments staff perceived Mayorkass actions as politically motivated, and the report concluded that he had 'created an appearance of favoritism and special access.'"
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTONSenate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. We cannot be gloating, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. We have a lot of things we have to...
  • LA homeless man shot dead by police had stolen Frenchman's identity to follow Hollywood dream

    03/04/2015 12:48:01 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 03/04/2015 | Harriet Alexander, and Nick Allen
    When a black homeless man was shot dead by police on Skid Row on Sunday, the shooting was seen as yet another example of white policemen in the United States being too quick to reach for their guns. But the full story behind the man's death and his remarkable life has emerged as something far more complex. The 39-year-old identified by police after his death as Charley Saturmin Robinet was actually using a fake identity, stolen from a Frenchman, to try and make a career in Hollywood.
  • Do We Even Need the DHS?

    03/04/2015 6:31:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Michael Tanner
    So House Republicans have accepted the inevitable and passed a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security. We always knew how this would play out. The media, congressional Democrats, and President Obama deluged us with tales of impending disaster, as if ISIS were about to wade ashore in Miami, despite the fact that, according DHSs contingency plan, 86 percent of the departments workers would be exempt from any furlough, including virtually all employees at key security agencies like customs and border protection, the Coast Guard, and the Secret Service. On the other hand, the Republicans really had no end-game....
  • DHS funding shutdown looms as key House vote fails

    02/27/2015 2:28:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/2015 | By Deirdre Walsh, Dana Bash and Ted Barrett
    Washington (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security moved closer to running out of money Friday after the House rejected a bill that would have kept the agency open for three more weeks. Unless another deal is reached by midnight, DHS will fall into a partial shutdown, leaving thousands of workers furloughed while forcing others to show up on the job without being paid. The House vote was a shocking twist to a dramatic day on Capitol Hill. For most of the day, lawmakers seemed poised to avoid a partial shutdown. The House cleared a procedural hurdle earlier in the day, indicating...
  • Cuccinelli rips Republicans: 'They don't have any backbone!'

    02/26/2015 9:42:44 PM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    Ken Cuccinelli Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli calls Senate Republicans decision to push Homeland Security funding that includes money for President Obamas amnesty a total surrender that proves GOP leaders really dont have any backbone. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., decided earlier in the week to stop pushing a Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, appropriations bill that strictly forbids funding for Obama administration executive action on immigration in 2012 and 2014. With Democrats blocking debate, McConnell agreed to bring a clean bill forward in exchange for Democrat promises to vote on a separate bill to defund...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • DHS hides crucial fact on 'terrorist influx' Mall attackers recruited from 1 state in particular

    02/23/2015 10:11:59 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Al-Shabab terrorist on propaganda video seeking to inspire lone-wolf attacks on malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota. Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson warned that a Somalia-based terrorist group is encouraging independent actors to carry out attacks in Western countries, with the Mall of America in Minnesota among the specific targets, but he failed to mention that the U.S. continues to import hundreds of high-risk Islamic refugees from Somalia every month. The U.S. State Departments refugee-resettlement program has placed more than 100,000 Somalis into U.S cities and towns since the early 1990s all of them Muslims hand-selected...
  • Congress still has no plan to prevent a shutdown

    02/23/2015 7:38:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/2015 | Shahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON The Republican-led Congress returns to town Monday with no viable plan to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security less than five days away on Friday. The GOP is caught between wanting to use DHS funding to block to President Barack Obama's executive actions to shield upwards of 4 million people from deportation and give them 3-year work permits, and not wanting to be held responsible for shutting down the department. In a testament to the party's struggles, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has teed up a procedural vote Monday afternoon on the same bill...

    02/18/2015 4:11:05 PM PST · by tobyhill · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/2015 | TONY LEE
    Days after a federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obamas executive amnesty, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Senate Republicans to abandon their defunding efforts and pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. We have to fund Homeland Security, Rubio reportedly said on Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. We cant let Homeland Security shut down. He reportedly noted that Obama has threatened to veto any bill that would reverse his executive actions on immigration, including the measure to pay for Homeland Security and the Senate doesnt have enough votes to pass the bill that ties the two...
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort (Is Obama letting ISIS in?)

    02/17/2015 5:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/17/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a huge mistake to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • Ousted No. 2 man at Secret Service lands on his feet with mystery job in Homeland Security

    02/12/2015 3:22:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    * Alvin 'A.T.' Smith ran day-to-day operations at the Secret Service while it was dragged through scandal after scandal * He resigned this week but landed a job at DHS with an investigative unit inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement * The Obama administration won't say what Smith's new title is or what his duties will be, but his transfer instead of dismissal would have been approved at the highest levels(continued)
  • Terrorist Sleeper Cells Poised to Attack in US

    02/09/2015 6:05:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 2/9 | Greg Richter
    There are individuals living in the United States today who have contact with the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and other terrorist groups who have "a desire to conduct an attack" on U.S. soil, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Johnson would not say how many such individuals the government is aware of, but did say the number is dwarfed by the number of people in Europe intent on carrying out out acts of terror there. And the ability to recruit and communicate through social media has only strengthened the ability to inspire...
  • Obama threatens stopping paychecks to 143,000 Homeland Security employees

    02/03/2015 7:28:23 AM PST · by drypowder · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama claimed on Monday that without a comprehensive budget covering the Department of Homeland Security, more than 130,000 mission-critical employees will be forced to work without pay by the end of the month. They include 40,000 employed by Customs and Border Protection, 50,000 Transportation Security Administration screeners, 13,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 40,000 Coast Guard personnel. Pay would be restored at the end of any withholding period. 'I know how vital you are, and I want to make sure more Americans know how vital you are,' Obama told an auditorium full of DHS employees Monday the...
  • URGENT: Obamas Muslim Adviser Busted Going Off on Insane, Anti-Christian Rant [TWEETS]

    02/02/2015 4:27:33 AM PST · by DBCJR · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Saturday, January 31st, 2015
    "Elibiary...states that, “no matter xenophobia & hatefulness from this loud ‪#‎Christianist‬ subculture, we won’t abandon our vision for this nation.” [See other Tweets]
  • Dems threaten to block action on Homeland-immigration bill

    01/29/2015 3:32:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 5:42 PM EST | David Espo
    Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obamas key immigration policies. [] Republicans have vowed since last fall they would use the funding measure to reverse Obamas recent shifts in immigration policies, and the House-passed bill is due on the Senate floor in the next few days. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats are not willing to go along, and blasted Republicans in unusually strong terms. They seem to dislike the idea of supporting homeland security. They dislike dreamers more than they dislike...
  • Navy contractor accused of using illegal immigrants [Connecticut]

    04/15/2006 8:23:40 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 592+ views
    AP/WFSB ^ | Apr 15 06
    GROTON, Conn. -- The U.S. Navy has been asked to investigate allegations by a carpenters union that subcontractors working on new military housing in Connecticut and Rhode Island have hired undocumented workers and paid them substandard wages. The allegations sparked a series of demonstrations this week at the housing projects outside the submarine base in Groton and in Portsmouth, R.I. "Our guys found they were being paid less than they were supposed to be paid," said Bert Durand, spokesman for the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. "Any time employers are able to hire workers and exploit them, it has...
  • Sexting scandal teacher hired for homeland security ( Colorado )

    12/30/2014 12:25:42 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | December 30, 2014 | JEFF TUCKER
    A former South High School teacher who resigned last year over allegations of inappropriate behavior with students has found work as a grant coordinator with the regional homeland security agency. Larisa Oringdulph was named the South All-Hazards Regional Homeland Security Coordinator on Monday. The job pays $48,000. ... the job as an annual contract position with the South All-Hazards Region and, essentially, a conduit for the federal homeland security funds that get passed through the state and into counties to be used for various projects. ... She was never charged with any criminal act, but was accused of sending sexually...
  • URGENT: FBI Map Shows 22 Terrorist Training Camps in the U.S [VIDEO]

    12/27/2014 7:40:18 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    This is a horrifying development. There are at least 22 active terror cells INSIDE the United States. This is according to an actual FBI map, not just some lunatic fringe, conspiracy theorist. Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which runs the camps, is an Islamic fundamentalist organization related to Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organizations. To make matters worse, the FBI states that their hands are tied in monitoring their activities despite a training video that is years old, possible murders, and proof of illegal activities. These are not brand-new camps either. Homeland Security has known about them for years.
  • Destination Fraud - or, immigration fraud

    12/16/2014 8:38:57 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 12/15/2015 | Larry Benson
    Destination weddings are all the rage. After all, why not attend a wedding in a beautiful location and stay a little longer for some extra rest and relaxation? According to an article published by WBTW.com, it looks like some tourists are doing the opposite. After flocking to Myrtle Beach, SC for a vacation, some foreign visitors have extended their stay indefinitely by marrying American citizens in exchange for money and a green card. (Instead of planning a destination wedding, they plan to commit wedding fraud.)
  • Obama Flooding U.S. Streets With Weapons of War for Local Police

    12/13/2014 7:58:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | December 2, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The federal government and the Obama administration are under fire for a variety of unconstitutional programs aimed at both militarizing and controlling local police and law enforcement, including supplying a vast array of sophisticated U.S. Defense Department weapons of war to city and county governments. Billions of dollars in military equipment has already been handed to municipal police departments and county sheriffs offices nationwide under the rapidly expanding federal schemes, but concerns from across the political spectrum are growing quickly as well. This year alone, over 150 so-called mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs, used by U.S. forces in Iraq, were...
  • The Pirate Bay offline after Swedish authorities raid data center, seize servers

    12/11/2014 12:45:53 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:29 pm
    Notorious piracy website The Pirate Bay was taken offline yesterday, as part of a raid by Swedish authorities, Electronista reports. The server raid in Stockholm, which took place yesterday morning, is said to be performed as part of a large operation to protect intellectual property, with several servers and other computers seized for further examination by the police. Yesterdays event joins copious others in the history of The Pirate Bay where authorities have attempted to reduce piracy, Electronista reports. It also occurs just over a month after co-founder Fredrik Neij was arrested in Thailand, after fleeing Sweden following his 2009...
  • Rape, Rudeness and Deciding the News

    12/05/2014 4:25:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Terry Bean is a donor to the Democratic Party. He has hung out with Barack Obama on Air Force Once. He founded the influential gay-rights organization Human Rights Campaign, which targets and harasses Christians. The organization, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center, labeled the conservative Family Research Council a "hate group." Unsurprisingly, a gay rights activist showed up at the Family Research Council with a bag full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He intended to stuff the mouths of Family Research Council employees after he killed them. A couple of weeks ago, the state of Oregon indicted Terry Bean on charges...
  • Homeland Security steps up protection at federal buildings

    10/28/2014 2:31:35 PM PDT · by gwjack · 83 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/28/2014 | Elisabeth Butler Cordova
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates Department of Homeland Security is beefing up protection at federal buildings in Washington, D.C., and in other areas across the country, Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday. Although he did not cite any specific threats to individual government buildings, Johnson said, "the reasons for this action are self-evident: the continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere, including against law enforcement and other government officials, and the acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada and elsewhere recently."