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  • Obama’s Dirty Watchdogs

    04/25/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/25/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Obama administration doesn’t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president’s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn’t a revelation. It’s confirmation. Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. “There are many blessings to be thankful for this year,” the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011, “but...
  • Feds Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater

    01/21/2014 10:26:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    betabeat.com ^ | 1/21/14 9:35am | By Jordyn Taylor
    As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer. The man’s full account is posted on The Gadgeteer, but we’ll summarize it here so you can get the gist of it before you’re engulfed forever in this ghastly winter storm. Last Saturday, our Glass-wearing protagonist and his wife went to a showing of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio. About...
  • NASA, Homeland Security Test Disaster Recovery Tool

    09/25/2013 12:42:16 PM PDT · by JOAT · 14 replies
    Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | 9/25/2013 | Not Attributed
    PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate individuals buried as deep as 30 feet (about 9 meters) in crushed materials, hidden behind 20 feet (about 6 meters) of solid concrete, and from a distance of 100 feet (about 30 meters) in open spaces. Developed in conjunction with Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, FINDER is...
  • Biden wants Napolitano on Supreme Court

    09/06/2013 1:26:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-6-2013 | Laura Koran and Bill Mears
    Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Friday how he feels about departing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. "I think Janet Napolitano should be on the Supreme Court of the United States," he said Friday morning at her going away ceremony. His statement was met with raucous applause by those attending, including current and former cabinet secretaries, law enforcement officials, and Attorney General Eric Holder. Napolitano announced in June she would leave her current position this month. She's now preparing to start her next gig as president of the University of California system.
  • Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural....

    08/27/2013 9:28:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 159 replies
    Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural Disaster By Mike Levine @mlevinereports Follow on Twitter Aug 27, 2013 10:39am Outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delivers farewell remarks today at the National Press Club in Washington reflecting on four-plus years as a member of President Obama's cabinet. Credit: Mike Levine/ABC News The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and “serious” cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its...
  • New ICE Boss: Defense Attorney for Murderers and Pedophiles, Zero Law Enforcement Experience

    08/14/2013 8:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Acting ICE Director John Sandweg was a political hack for Big Sis when she wasArizona Governor. Now she has hand-picked him to replace John Morton at ICE.- by John HillStand With ArizonaFormer ICE Director John Morton was the worst in history, undermining law enforcement against illegal aliens with his infamous "memos" that gutted the rule of law and provided administrative amnesty for at least 2 million illegal aliens. Morton resigned last week. But unfortunately, Obama's new appointee to replace him looks even worse. John Sandweg, 38, who was recently named acting director of ICE, is a former criminal defense attorney...
  • DHS' Janet Napolitano Leaves Legacy of Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste

    07/13/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 July 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    The surprise announcement that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will be leaving the Obama administration to head up the University of California means that she may have less opportunity to wreak constitutional and economic havoc. DHS' Janet Napolitano Leaves Legacy of Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste The New American 12 July 2013 Many were surprised at Janet Napolitano's announcement that she will leave her position as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the end of August to become president of the University of California. Chosen from more than 300 candidates vying for the position, Napolitano managed to...
  • Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

    06/22/2013 1:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 22, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    One of the things I learned from Obamacare was that each section of the law could take many hours to understand because of cross-references to other sections and other laws. Amendments make the problem even greater. Put that problem into a 1000+ page bill, and it is almost impossible to uncover all the mischief — intentional and unintentional — buried in the language, something we are learning after the fact with Obamacare. The rush to pass the Gang of 8 1000+ page bill is another example. As if that weren’t bad enough to start, Sen. Bob Corker last night unveiled...
  • Feds say they will reform student visa system to get officers updated information

    05/03/2013 1:26:06 PM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 3, 2013 | Pete Williams and Erin McClam
    Department of Homeland Security officials said Friday that they are improving the student visa system after a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev re-entered the country with an invalid visa. The officials said the department was “reforming the student visa system” to make sure customs and border officers get almost instant updates on visa information. Azamat Tazhayakov, a Kazakh student and friend of Tsarnaev, re-entered the United States in January with a visa that was no longer valid because he had stopped attending classes at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. That information was apparently not relayed to customs officers....
  • Head of DHS Gets Smacked Down By Judge After Saying They Choose Which Laws To Enforce

    04/29/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    mrconservative ^ | Bookworm
    "Under the Constitution’s separation of powers, the Executive is charged with enforcing the laws that Congress enacts. In Obama’s America, the executive office has aggregated to itself a previously unknown power: the power to pick and choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. ......That arrogance has trickled down to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who is actually in charge of immigration matters. Last year, agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (“ICE”) sought an injunction against Napolitano challenging her directive that the agents must stop any efforts to deport illegal immigrants....
  • (VIDEO) Fireworks at Napolitano hearing-DHS Sec unaware of classified doc leak and WH terror grp.

    04/26/2013 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2012, 04:19PM | Kerry Picket
    The full title - "(VIDEO) Fireworks at Napolitano hearing-DHS Sec unaware of classified doc leak and WH terror group visit" Fireworks on Capitol Hill happened at a Homeland Security Oversight hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over reports (h/t Daily Beast) that an Egyptian terrorist group obtained visas and gained access to meet with top White House officials. Gohmert also went after Napolitano over Mohammed Elibiary, an individual she placed on the homeland security advisory council and, according to Gohmert, gained secret security clearance...
  • FRC president warns some Christians could be put on watch list, denied guns

    04/24/2013 4:40:00 PM PDT · by ShadowPatriot · 7 replies
    Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, warned on his “Washington Watch” radio program last week that President Obama could put evangelical Christians and Catholics on a “watch list” to prevent them from purchasing guns, WND reported Friday
  • Is Obama Covering Up Saudi Role In Boston Bombings?

    04/21/2013 2:35:45 PM PDT · by forty_years · 61 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/18/2013 | Editorial Board
    War On Terror: Could it be happening again? Could a Saudi terror cell be behind another major U.S. attack? And could the Saudi government be trying to sink the investigation? ..."The level of coincidence required for the Saudi kid Ali Alharbi to be at the Boston Marathon at the time of the bombing and near the finish line where the bombs went off is staggering," a DHS official told IBD.Why was he there? Was he cheering on someone running in the race? We don't know, and if he's allowed to leave the country, we may never know.
  • Exclusive-Source: Saudi Nationals Deportation Record Altered

    04/21/2013 5:48:14 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 17 replies
    Breitbart/BigGovernment ^ | Apr 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Breitbart News has learned that the Saudi National questioned after the Boston Marathon Bombing had his deportation order records altered, rescinding his deportation order. The alteration occurred the night before Secretary Napolitano vehemently denied the existence of any deportation order in testimony before the House of Representatives. Sources with knowledge of these matters says the change occurred subsequent to Secretary John Kerry's closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Saudi Minister and around the time of the meeting between the Saudi Minister and Obama later on Wednesday evening. Snip~ Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was questioned by Congressman Jeff...
  • FLASHBACK: Jabba Napolitano Says No “Logic” In Profiling Muslim Men (VIDEO)

    04/21/2013 11:09:51 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Source-Saudi National's Deportation Record Altered

    04/21/2013 3:52:17 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/20 | elizabeth shield
    Breitbart News has learned that the Saudi National questioned after the Boston Marathon Bombing had his deportation order records altered, rescinding his deportation order. The alteration occurred the night before Secretary Napolitano vehemently denied the existence of any deportation order in testimony before the House of Representatives. Sources with knowledge of these matters says the change occurred subsequent to Secretary John Kerry's closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Saudi Minister and around the time of the meeting between the Saudi Minister and Obama later on Wednesday evening. The Saudi National has been identified as Abdulrahman Ali Al-Harbi. There is...
  • Napolitano To Rep Question re Boston Saudi Student 'Not Worthy Of An Answer' [ Fast &Furious2.0]

    04/18/2013 1:17:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | April 18 2013 | breitbart
    Duncan: “I want them to do their job. Wouldn’t you agree with me that it’s negligent for us as an American administration to deport someone who was reportedly at the scene of the bombing and we’re going to deport him, not to be able to question him anymore?” Napolitano: “I am not going to answer that question it is so full of misstatements and misapprehension that it’s just not worthy of an answer…there’s been so much reported on this that’s been wrong I can’t even begin to tell you, congressman. We will provide you with accurate information as it becomes...
  • Exclusive: Saudi National Once Considered ‘Person of Interest’..............

    04/18/2013 9:39:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Editor’s note: Please see the Editors’ UPDATES ​we will be placing in order of most-recent below. TheBlaze’s Jonathon M. Seidl contributed to this report. Key points: On Sean Hannity’s Fox News program Wednesday night, terror expert Steve Emerson cited sources saying Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was briefly named a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombings, is being deported on Tuesday. Thursday morning, Glenn Beck revealed on radio that TheBlaze was informed by sources that the Saudi national’s visa had been revoked and he was, in fact, going to be deported on “security and related...
  • JANET NAPOLITANO RESPONDS TO REPORT OF DEPORTATION : ‘NOT WORTHY OF AN ANSWER’

    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 congressman’s questions about the possible deportation of the Saudi national questioned as a witness in the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • DHS confirms it's spying on 'anti-government' Americans

    04/03/2013 4:23:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 85 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 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 they’re 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...
  • Napolitano doesn't rule out 2016 run for president (LMAO)

    03/26/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2013 at 11:15 am | Paul Bedard
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, buzzed about as a potential 2016 presidential candidate if Hillary Clinton doesn't run, did not rule out an eventual bid when asked about it Tuesday. The former long-serving Arizona governor instead brushed off the question, joking that she's too busy keeping U.S. borders safe to consider a race. At a breakfast interview hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, she said, "my plate is so full now that that kind of contemplation would be the kind of thing that would keep me up at night, and I lose enough sleep as it is." (surely Sarcasm)
  • 'Fast and Furious' report finds DHS missed warning signs, Napolitano in the dark

    03/22/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/22/13 | William La Jeunesse
    The second of two reports examining who's to blame over the federal anti-gunrunning scheme known as Operation Fast and Furious exonerates top officials at the Department of Homeland Security, but paints a picture of ineptitude, ignorance and mismanagement at the DHS operations in Arizona. A report by the Homeland Security inspector general, obtained Friday by Fox News, concluded many in the agency's Arizona operation knew for a long time the U.S. helped criminals smuggle guns to Mexico in violation of policy, but did nothing to stop it. Further, the report said word of the gun-smuggling operation within DHS never traveled...
  • House Dem: New DHS report on Fast and Furious 'troubling'

    03/22/2013 4:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jordy Yager
    The top House Democrat on homeland security criticized a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday for its role in the failed gun tracking operation, Fast and Furious, after a new report detailed the agency’s involvement. At the urging of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), officials with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit did not pursue leads on potential weapons smugglers, according to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) inspector general report released on Friday. The 84-page report also found that senior leaders in ICE’s investigative Arizona division failed to read the reports from agents...
  • Dumb and Dangerous: America's Fast Pass for Saudi Arabia

    03/22/2013 4:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It's business as usual in the post-9/11 world. Your federal government is back to pandering to wealthy travelers from Saudi Arabia. In the eyes of our massive homeland security apparatus, the comfort of Saudis is a higher priority than the safety of American citizens. And thanks to reckless, feckless bureaucrats who fear being labeled "racists," "xenophobes" and "Islamophobes," political correctness remains the handmaiden of terror. According to a new report released this week by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), President Obama's Department of Homeland Security plans to bestow "trusted traveler" status to travelers from Saudi Arabia. Yes, the...
  • Janet Napolitano upgrading Saudis into 'trusted traveler' program

    03/21/2013 8:42:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who famously declared "The system worked" after an underwear bomber was able to partially detonate his weapon aboard a jumbo jet bound for Detroit, has completed her divorce proceedings from reality. The New York Post reports: "Saudi Arabia, which gave us 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, will soon get the coveted "trusted traveler" status from the Department of Homeland Security. Saudi travelers who are cleared through the program could bypass normal customs lines after showing their passports and providing fingerprints. Only a few other countries - Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea...
  • ARE WE REALLY THIS NAIVE?

    03/20/2013 3:51:02 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 2 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | March 20, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    The stupid and dangerous naivety by our government never ceases to amaze me...
  • DHS tells Congress it still can't measure border security

    03/20/2013 12:17:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/20/13 | Stephen Dinan
    Top homeland security officials told Congress Wednesday they still don’t have a way to effectively measure border security — a revelation that lawmakers said could doom the chances for passing an immigration legalization bill this year. Three years after the Obama administration scrapped the previous yardstick, which measured miles of the border under “operational control,” top Customs and Border Protection officials told Congress the new measure they’re working on won’t be ready for public use any time in the near future. The revelation stunned lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who said that without a way to
  • DHS plans to release 5,000 illegal immigrants due to sequestration

    03/06/2013 12:13:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 5, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    House investigators learned Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials developed plans to release about 5,000 illegal immigrant detainees, although Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has denied responsibility for the decision. “An internal document obtained by the House Judiciary Committee shows that Administration officials at ICE prepared cold calculations to release thousands of criminal aliens onto the streets and did not demonstrate any consideration of the impact this decision would have on the safety of Americans,” committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced. The ICE document contains a table that proposes “reduc[ing] invoiced daily population by 1,000 weekly.” Between February 22...
  • Scenes from the Sequestrocalypse: TSA to spend $50 million on new uniforms

    03/05/2013 12:45:40 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-5-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, are you getting frustrated by long lines at the airport? Janet Napolitano wants you to know that the sequester is to blame for your woes. ..... "Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers to get to the airport extra early because U.S. spending cuts have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse. Napolitano said mandatory spending cuts ordered on Friday by President Barack Obama have led to the elimination of overtime for Transportation Security Administration officers and customs agents. She said TSA...
  • Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

    03/04/2013 12:59:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 3, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    This is getting a little creepy. According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP). Modern Survival Blog reported: The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States. Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself. The...
  • 'Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops

    02/14/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Bob Barr
    President Obama did not mention it in his State of the Union address last night, and there hasn’t been much attention devoted to it in the Congress of late; but, the fundamental right to privacy Americans have a right to expect from their own government, has suffered yet another body blow. On the surface, things seem to be in order. For example, at the beginning of February, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report outlining consumer privacy recommendations for developers of mobile phone apps. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz called the recommendations “best practices” intended to “safeguard consumer privacy,”...
  • Janet Napolitano: A woman to watch for 2016

    02/04/2013 2:51:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 4, 2013 | Karen Tumulty
    So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016? It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and there is reason to take her seriously.
  • Scissors vs. Guns

    01/31/2013 7:01:33 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Fox News Live (no link!) | 1/31/13
    Saw a clip from an unintentionally hilarious training movie. The training film shows how the government wants teachers to respond to a crazed gunman in their school. A rather short and stocky "teacher" is shown grabbing a pair of scissors with which to protect himself and his students should a crazed NRA-member gunman attack. He is shown huddled beneath a door's window, scissors in hand. If things get even more threatening, the teacher is shown throwing himself under his desk to hide. You can't make this stuff up.
  • Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

    12/28/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    rt ^ | 9/28 | rt
    Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. ­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.” “He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the...
  • Gazillions

    08/09/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Gazillions. That's the number of times the federal government has spied on Americans since 9/11 through the use of drones, legal search warrants, illegal search warrants, federal agent-written search warrants and just plain government spying. This is according to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who, when he asked the government to tell him what it was doing to violate our privacy, was given a classified briefing. The senator -- one of just a few in the U.S. Senate who believes that the Constitution means what it says -- was required by federal law to agree not to reveal what spies and...
  • "They" Really Are Spying on You!

    10/03/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT · by GeronL · 71 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-03-2012 | geronl
    A Senate Homeland Security subcommittee reviewed more than 600 unclassified reports over a one-year period and concluded that most had nothing to do with terrorism. (Associated Posers)- WASHINGTON DC- Walter Travis, of Travers City, Michigan had just forgot to put the gas cap back on his Chevy Malibu. He was pulled over within a few minutes of being back on the road by a DHS officer. The officer informed him of the gas cap and that this could have EPA fines as a consequence. “How did you know about the gas cap when I didn't?” he asked “We know everything...
  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    10/03/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-2-12 | MATT APUZZO and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON—A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control. What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found. The lengthy, bipartisan report is a scathing evaluation of what the Department...
  • ZOMBIE ALERT issued by Homeland Security (Big Sis Gets One Right?)

    09/08/2012 3:32:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, September 7, 2012 | Rheana Murray
    The ‘alert’ was a humorous way to give advice to citizens on how to prepare for such real threats as hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics and terrorist attacks. If zombies take over, the government wants you to be prepared. The Homeland Security Department warned citizens on Thursday that the “zombies are coming,” and urged them to be ready for a walking-dead apocalypse, The Associated Press reported. The zombie “warning” is part of a public health campaign calling for citizens to be ready for disaster — to know to stock up on food, batteries and water, and to keep extra changes of clothes...
  • Clinton, Napolitano mum on open-door immigrant welfare policy

    08/22/2012 3:57:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are mum on why the legal requirements that immigrants and visa applicants not be reliant on government assistance have been watered down, according to some lawmakers. The deadline for Clinton and Napolitano to respond to a letter regarding admission of immigrants on or likely to be on assistance programs from senior Republicans on the Budget, Judiciary, Finance, and Agriculture Committees came and passed Monday. On Tuesday Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, blasted the pair for their failure to comply. “It is...
  • Janet Napolitano’s DHS Commences Witch Hunt Against Whistleblowers on Amnesty

    08/10/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 10, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    A witch hunt to track down whistleblowers has commenced at Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security. Sources tell PJ Media that DHS policy drafts regarding amnesty programs have been pipelining to Republican congressional offices. As a result, political appointees at DHS are feeling the heat and have commenced a witch hunt to track down the sources of the leaks – conducting interviews bordering on interrogations. One such policy draft sent straight to GOP congressional offices included a memo titled “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” A July draft of the document shows an effort by DHS political appointees to suspend laws...
  • WATCH: GOP Congressman Shouts At Janet Napolitano

    07/20/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    fox ^ | 7/20/12 | fox
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), one of the five Republicans behind the controversial letter accusing Clinton aide Huma Abedin of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, insisted Thursday morning to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that he doesn’t accuse anyone of anti-American behavior simply because they are Muslim. “You follow me around the world, you see me hugging Muslims around the world, because the ones I hug are our friends,” Gohmert told Napolitano during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. “This administration seems to have a hard time recognizing members of terrorist groups who are allowed into the White House.” Gohmert’s questions were...
  • TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien

    07/18/2012 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien By Edwin Mora July 18, 2012 (CNSNews.com) -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office. The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO. Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses. Discovery of the trouble...
  • Apprehensions for immigration violations drop

    07/18/2012 7:23:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-18-12 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON—The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a decline in the northbound traffic of illegal immigrants from Mexico. At the same time, the number of suspects booked by the U.S. Marshals Service for criminal immigration offenses has gone up dramatically, a function of tougher law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border. In a report released Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said the number of immigration-related apprehensions has steadily declined, peaking at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropping to 516,992 in 2010—the lowest level...
  • Border Patrol: Agents fire shots after rock attack

    07/08/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-12 | paul weber
    SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Saturday along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction on the Mexican side of the river, an agency spokesman said. Spokesman Henry Mendiola said no Border Patrol agents were injured in the incident Saturday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. He said the Mexican government had been notified and was responding to the area. The FBI also was investigating. The Border Patrol released little details about the morning gunfire, including what the suspects...
  • Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Ariz. police

    06/25/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25,2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport. “We will not be issuing detainers...
  • Florida to sue DHS in voter registration battle

    06/11/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 10 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 06/11/2012 | J. Easley
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge the voter-rolls in his state of ineligible voters. “I have a job to do to defend the right of legitimate voters,” Scott told Fox News on Monday. “We’ve been asking for the Department of Homeland Security’s database, SAVE, for months, and they haven’t given it to us. So this afternoon, we will be filing a lawsuit, the secretary of State of Florida, against the Department of Homeland Security to give us that database. We want to...
  • The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports ..."

    04/07/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | April 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip Either someone just attempted the subtlest of jabs at our nation's force of uncomfortably invasive rent-a-cops or the recruiters at the Transportation Security Administration need to invest in a better thesaurus. A job posting on the Ann Arbor, Michigan Craigslist invites would-be screeners to "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly establish your future." Imperious, indeed. The Dictionary.com definition of imperious is "domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing." The definition from Google is even better, describing it as "assuming authority without justification." If it was a joke...
  • House Committee Misses Chance to Question Sec. Napolitano on Immigration Enforcement

    02/20/2012 11:11:28 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | February 20, 2012 | Jonathan Osbourne
    The House Homeland Security Committee hosted a hearing Wednesday afternoon called “An Examination of the President's FY 2013 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security” with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The Congressmen in attendance were Peter King (Committee Chairman) of New York, Lamar Smith of Texas, Dan Lungren of California, Mike Rogers of Alabama, Michael McCaul of Texas, Bennie Thompson (Committee Ranking Member), Loretta Sanchez of California, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Yvette Clarke of New York, Laura Richardson of California, Danny Davis of Illinois, Chip Cravaack of Minnesota, Patrick Meeham of Pennsylvania, Scott Rigell...
  • Homeland Security Secretary to Visit Valley(South Texas)

    02/16/2012 3:09:07 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 3+ views
    KRGV ^ | Feb. 16, 2012
    MCALLEN - The secretary of Homeland Security is heading to the Valley. Janet Napolitano will be in McAllen on Monday and Tuesday. She'll be meeting Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner David Aguilar. Napolitano will also spend time with state and local law enforcement officials. They're set to discuss border security, travel and trade. No other details on her trip have been released.
  • Department of Homeland Security chief Napolitano is consistent--she NEVER tells the truth

    02/16/2012 10:28:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/16/2012 | Doug Book
    Three months after Barack Hussein Obama’s January, 2009 inauguration, Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano made an almost humorous claim about the ethics of her organization, stating, “We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not—nor will we ever—monitor ideology or political beliefs…” (1) Yet with the same obvious political agenda displayed by Homeland Security and its many federal handmaidens since the 9/11 attacks, Napolitano’s Department in 2009 deliberately ignored the Islamic elephant in the room, opting instead to warn the American public of the threat posed by the TRULY dangerous among us, epitomized...