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  • Politi-speak: Who Needs Clarity?

    08/23/2015 6:11:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean. When I hear a politician promise "transparency," he or she most likely means it as much as Barack Obama meant that his vaunted "most transparent administration in history" would be forthcoming and accountable. When candidates talk up "comprehensive immigration reform," they don't want to reform immigration law; they want to gut immigration law. When pols talk about leadership, they're usually telling voters exactly what they want to hear. At a...
  • Microaggression, Macro-Crazy

    08/16/2015 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | By Heather Mac Donald
    Early this year, the University of California’s president, Janet Napolitano, asked all deans and department chairs in the university’s ten campuses to undergo training in overcoming their “implicit biases” toward women and minorities. The department heads also needed training, according to the UC president, in how to avoid committing microaggressions, those acts of alleged racism that are invisible to the naked eye. A more insulting and mindless exercise would be hard to imagine. But Napolitano’s seminar possesses a larger significance: it demolishes any remaining hope that college administrators possess a firmer grip on reality than the narcissistic students over whom...
  • Microaggression, Macro-Crazy

    07/17/2015 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    Early this year, the University of California’s president, Janet Napolitano, asked all deans and department chairs in the university’s ten campuses to undergo training in overcoming their “implicit biases” toward women and minorities. The department heads also needed training, according to the UC president, in how to avoid committing microaggressions, those acts of alleged racism that are invisible to the naked eye. A more insulting and mindless exercise would be hard to imagine. But Napolitano’s seminar possesses a larger significance: it demolishes any remaining hope that college administrators possess a firmer grip on reality than the narcissistic students over whom...
  • Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose

    07/03/2015 12:41:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7-2-15 | Larry Gordon
    With the number of UC applicants at a new high, California residents faced tougher odds of gaining acceptance into next fall's freshman classes. A record number of students from other countries and states, meanwhile, received offers of admission.. About 60% of the 103,117 California applicants were offered a spot on at least one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses, according to university figures released Thursday. That appears to be a record low acceptance rate, down from about 63% of the 99,955 applicants last year, and about 79% in 1999, the oldest available systemwide figures. However, Stephen Handel, UC associate vice president...
  • Not the Land of Opportunity?

    06/29/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    Welcome to the state of political correctness run amuck! In training initiated by UC president Janet Napolitano, provides new guidelines for the 200,000-student University of California system faculty. Inspirational phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity,” “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” “America is a melting pot,” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” are now being labeled “microaggressions” – any “brief, subtle verbal or non-verbal exchanges that send denigrating messages to the recipient because of his or her group membership (such as race, gender, age or socio-economic status).”...
  • Warning: This May Be Interpreted By Some As Extremely Microaggressive

    06/15/2015 6:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona and Department of Homeland Security head, now the President the University of California system, has launched a new faculty training initiative. Part of the curriculum is a document titled "Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send." And it's worth some further evaluation. Here's the introductory paragraph: "Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014). The first step...
  • California professors instructed not to say ‘America is the land of opportunity’

    06/13/2015 10:31:39 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2015 | Josh Hedtke
    That’s one of several phrases deemed a ‘microaggression’ at faculty leader training sessions initiated by University of California President Janet Napolitano “America is the land of opportunity,” “There is only one race, the human race” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” are among a long list of alleged microaggressions faculty leaders of the University of California system have been instructed not to say. These so-called microaggressions – considered examples of subconscious racism – were presented at faculty leader training sessions held throughout the 2014-15 school year at nine of the 10 UC campuses. The sessions,...
  • University of California plans to limit resident enrollment

    03/09/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 6, 2015 | BY ALEXEI KOSEFF
    The standoff between state officials and the University of California over its finances and admissions policy grew tense Tuesday as the university threatened to limit enrollment of California students next year unless it receives more money from the state. UC President Janet Napolitano told an Assembly budget subcommittee that the university will cap in-state enrollment at current levels while continuing to increase the number of nonresident students. “We will not not be admitting students that we don’t know that we actually have funding for,” Napolitano said. UC will still increase the number of out-of-state and international students by up to...
  • Ted Cruz: Principled Opposition To Rubio Amnesty Bill - [4/25/13]

    02/14/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz, the boat-rocking limited government constitutional conservative Senator from Texas, provided another one of his patented cross examinations of a smoke-blowing government official at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Cruz, the son of legal immigrants from Cuba, asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security measures – the so-called “triggers” – contained in the “Gang of Eight's” immigration bill. Specifically, Senator Cruz asked, “If there are no objective metrics, if it is simply the subjective assessment of a host of factors, how can we have any confidence that the border will be secured and that any...
  • Listen to Muslim prayer call on UCLA campus. 'This is an act of Islamic supremacism'

    01/23/2015 8:08:19 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    A commentator for American Thinker is calling on supporters to contact campus officials to protest the fact that a Muslim call to prayer is being broadcast on the campus of UCLA – a “publicly funded institution.” “This in an act of Islamic supremacism,” writes Carol Brown. “If Muslim students at UCLA can’t figure out how to tell time or keep track of when they need to pray, that’s their problem.” Her column provides online links for a long list of UCLA officials, including President Janet Napolitano and many more, specifically including contacts for a list of corporate donors to the...
  • Hillary Wants to be President, She Just Doesn’t Want to Run-Even Hillary isn’t ready for Hillary

    12/15/2014 5:34:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Wants to be President, She Just Doesn’t Want to RunPosted By Daniel Greenfield On December 15, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Ready for Hillary, the campaign before the campaign which has churned out some creepy t-shirts and a terrible country song, is $11 million in debt, and Hillary still isn’t ready.While Hillary was delivering six figure speeches at heavily indebted universities, Ready for Hillary was burning through a giant pile of money trying to stir up Obama level enthusiasm for their uncharismatic candidate by selling fifty dollar champagne glasses emblazoned with a giant H,...
  • Oversight Hearing on White House Security 10am ET - LIVE THREAD

    09/30/2014 6:33:49 AM PDT · by Textide · 163 replies
    C-Span ^ | 09/30/2014 | live
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about Secret Service security protocols following a September 19 White House intruder breach. Hearing starts at 10am Eastern. C-Span Live: http://www.c-span.org/live/ Fox News article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/30/white-house-intruder-made-it-to-east-room-officials-say/ Committee on Oversight and Government reform: http://oversight.house.gov/ Chairman Issa Preview Statement: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Chairman-Issa-Preview-Statement.pdf
  • The Replacements [Attorney General short list, according to NBCNews]

    09/26/2014 6:51:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 09/26/2014 | CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY AND CARRIE DANN
    As for the short list to replace Attorney General, here are the top names our sources are giving us: Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York Outgoing U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan of Seattle U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Current Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Labor Secretary Tom Perez No longer on this list is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who was once considered the favorite. The reason why: “On Thursday, Patrick denied rumors that he is next in line for the job. According to an aide, he said at...
  • Janet Napolitano: Feds were aware of ISIL

    09/08/2014 1:32:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was on the “radar screen” when she served in the Obama administration ... in September 2013. “Yes, they were on everybody’s radar screen.” ... the biggest concern ISIL presents for national security is the so-called foreign fighter problem, in which citizens of the United States and United Kingdom have traveled to the Middle East to join the militants. “The No. 1 threat to the homeland,” Napolitano said, “are Americans or Europeans who have passports who have been over there and who are...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Students protest UC President Napolitano's Laney College talk

    05/25/2014 3:25:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2014 | by Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Laney College students marched in protest and some heckled University of California President Janet Napolitano as she gave a commencement address at the community college's graduation ceremony Saturday. Booing and at one point turning their backs on her, dozens of students, faculty and supporters in the audience objected to remarks by the former chief of Homeland Security, who has been faulted for her stance on immigration issues during her time with the Obama administration. Many pumped their fists as a gesture of defiance. "No one could hear her as she was speaking, the whole time," said Yvette Felarca, one of...
  • 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...
  • Acting ICE Director Sandweg resigns after five months on the job

    02/16/2014 4:11:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jana Winter
    The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose appointment to the post raised eyebrows because of his scant law enforcement experience, told agency employees he will resign Friday, FoxNews.com has learned. John Sandweg, a former defense attorney who knew former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano from their days as political allies in Arizona and came to Washington with her, gave his notice just six months after taking the reins in August. In a letter Friday to coworkers, Sandweg said he will return to work in the private sector but gave no explanation for his departure. “Over...
  • Amnesty Incorporated: DHS Hires Activist Immigration Lawyers

    12/05/2013 11:46:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Despite the sequester, the Department of Homeland Security has just completed a hiring blitz of attorneys to oversee and manage immigration litigation. Almost all of these new civil service attorney hires hail from an activist pro-amnesty and pro-asylum background. Sources within the Department of Homeland Security report that the process for hiring these new career civil service lawyers was unconventional and was conducted by an Obama political appointee within DHS. The new attorneys have activist backgrounds with a variety of pro-amnesty groups such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Advancement Project, and open borders groups...
  • As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow ( Nov 13-14, 2013)

    11/02/2013 5:49:37 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 84 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2013 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow MATTHEW L. WALD, August 16, 2013 WASHINGTON — The electric grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the glass jaw of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear, it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesel fuel and fresh food; shut down communications; and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and the attacks of Sept. 11. This is why thousands of utility workers,...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown

    10/13/2013 3:48:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/13/2013 | Tim Brown
    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who has been rumored as being considered to replace Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security, used some very strange language earlier this week to characterize a sentiment for a clean resolution to end the government shutdown. She labeled it a form of “martial law.” Yes, we have heard Ms. Lee say some whimsical and ridiculous things in her time in office, which I’m sure embarrass her fellow Texans, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous ones to date. She pushed that the measure was bi-partisan, including Democrats and...
  • Cash-Strapped Univ. of California May Spend Millions To Fix Up House For New President Napolitano

    09/19/2013 8:30:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/19/2013 | Peter Jacobs
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano may eventually enjoy a beautifully renovated home as president of the University of California system. The UC Board of Regents voted Wednesday to begin repairs on the historic Blake House — a multiyear process that will likely cost the financially struggling system millions of dollars. The 13,200-square-foot Blake House has traditionally been the home of the UC president since it was donated to the school in 1957, but has recently fallen into such disrepair that Napolitano's predecessor — Mark Yudof — never lived there. UC Regents said that the $620,000 they unanimously authorized...
  • ‘Militaristic’ Napolitano hit with laundry list of demands from liberal UCal groups

    09/10/2013 7:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2013
    Janet Napolitano's experience dealing with terror threats while secretary of Homeland Security may come in handy at her new gig as president of the University of California system, where liberal students have already presented her with a list of wacky demands. A letter endorsed by nearly a dozen student groups includes the phrase: “We demand that you implement the following across the UC system.” Those demands include making the system a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants, barring the use of system funds or resources going to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (which Napolitano oversaw in her previous job), impose mandatory sensitivity...
  • UCLA student government resolution bans ‘derogatory’ term ‘illegal immigrant’

    09/03/2013 6:53:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The student government at UCLA unanimously resolved to call for the eradication of the phrase “illegal immigrant,” reports Campus Reform.The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association wants the term “illegal immigrant” banned because, its members say, the phrase is a violation of the human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.Last week’s resolution emphasizes the student council’s desire to prevent journalists, media organizations and various campus partners from identifying illegal aliens as “illegal immigrants,” explains the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus rag.The resolution flatly states that “illegal immigrant” is “racially derogatory language.” Such language “has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial...
  • 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...
  • Janet Napolitano Speaks To The National Press Club

    08/27/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | August 27, 2013 | C-SPAN
    Why shouldn't the worst cabinet member in the Obama administration crow a little bit? Check out her speech to the National Press Club.
  • Napolitano: DHS ‘Deferred’ Deportation of 430,000 Illegals; Approved 98.3% of Applications Reviewed

    08/21/2013 1:48:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 21, 2013 - 11:39 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that over the past year the Obama Administration has exercised what she calls “prosecutorial discretion” in allowing 430,000 self-declared illegal aliens to stay in the United States without any worry that her department—which is charged by law with enforcing the immigration law—will take action against them. Napolitano calls this non-enforcement of the law “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA). Under the program, the administration considers anyone who had not yet turned sixteen when they first entered the United States illegally, or first overstayed a visa, to be a “childhood arrival.” … “In just its...
  • Awesome! TSA Creepers Just Got Creepier

    08/19/2013 5:17:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Janet Napolitano’s TSA agents won’t keep their blue, latex-covered paws to themselves. The TSA is now expanding its grope to rodeos, sports stadiums, music festivals and train stations. The TSA’s signature move is like the signature move of a guy who “accidently” brushes his hand against a woman’s buttocks or chest—a woman he’s not dating; married to; or, even a friend to. Except the TSA pulls the creeper move on men and women alike, plus grandmothers and toddlers. Between 2010 and 2012, TSA misconduct increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this summer from the Government Accountability Office....
  • Floating Corpse in Rio Grande Greets Congressional Delegation on Visit to Mexican Border

    08/17/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-17-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe border is “safer than ever”. So DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has told us the past four years. Again and again. Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.” But for Texans, the Rio Grande is wide open - thanks to Federal failure to secure it  - and is a growing threat to the safety of citizens and law enforcement, on land and water. Wide open...and violent, as a Congressional delegation visiting the border found out this week. Three Republicans...
  • (Janet) Napolitano on Young Illegal Aliens: ‘American in Every Way But a Piece of Paper’

    08/16/2013 1:07:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2013 - 2:48 PM | Penny Starr
    In a blog posted on the Department of Homeland Security website, Secretary Janet Napolitano said the illegal aliens who were brought to the United States as children are “American in every way but a piece of paper.” Napolitano wrote the blog to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s executive order that put hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens in a “deferred action” category that allows them to stay in the United States. …
  • 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
    HBO’s Bill Maher thinks the Department of Homeland Security has outlived its usefulness. On Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” Maher and his guests debated the DHS’s 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 they’re going to go because, OK, next month is the 12th...
  • Will Janet Napolitano Be a Good University President?

    07/15/2013 8:48:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2013 | Richard Winchester
    Janet Napolitano has announced she will resign as Secretary of Homeland Security to become president of the University of California system. Napolitano, who has been Secretary of Homeland Security since 2009, will leave the position late August or early September. There are many aspects of her departure; each will be thoroughly aired. I focus on Napolitano's shift from politics to academe. There are interesting implications of her move. Consider, first, Napolitano's educational background. A daughter of the dean of the New Mexico School of Medicine, Napolitano attended Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit institution of higher education in California's Silicon...
  • Napolitano Leaving DHS Under Cloud of Suspicion

    07/15/2013 5:24:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suddenly announced last week that she was resigning her position at the embattled agency in order to take a $750,000-a-year job as president of the University of California system. This will more than triple her salary, which was $200,000 at DHS. The timing of her resignation is highly unusual for a member of the president’s cabinet. Most cabinet members who leave after a president’s first term don’t wait an extra six months into the second term. Many believe she abruptly left DHS because of some sordid dealings that are about to be discovered. Her tenure...
  • 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...
  • Krauthammer: Napolitano's Record 'Was the Underwear Didn't Explode'

    07/12/2013 5:48:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) - Political commentator Charles Krauthammer said the record of outgoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was that "the underwear didn't explode." When discussing the announcement of Napolitano’s resignation on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News on Friday, political analyst for Fox News Juan Williams offered a defense for her tenure: “Can I just offer one contrary note, which is under her tenure we've had no attacks, we've been safe as Americans— "Fort Hood," Bret Baier interrupted. "We've had no attacks--I mean she has managed this, to me, very well,” Williams said. “They're now looking at...
  • Report: Napolitano to Resign

    07/12/2013 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 12,2013 | Daniel Halper
    Here's the statement from Napolitano: “For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career. We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public. The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more...
  • 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>
  • Under new rules, GOP would have no say in Obama pick for Homeland Security

    07/12/2013 3:44:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/2013 | Alex Pappas
    If Harry Reid gets his way, President Obama won’t have to worry about appointing a new Homeland Security secretary that is acceptable to Senate Republicans.Napolitano’s resignation from the department on Friday comes as the Democratic majority leader is threatening to invoke “the nuclear option” and change the Senate’s rules to allow administration appointees to sail through confirmation without threat of Republican filibustering.Under that scenario, Napolitano’s replacement would likely be the first major appointment made in the post-“nuclear option” era where Republicans would have no ability to stop the confirmation of a nominee they find unacceptable. “The selection of her replacement could...
  • Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to Resign, Called Pro-Lifers Terrorists

    07/12/2013 2:55:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | July 12, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Multiple news sources confirmed today that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign. The pro-abortion Obama official is slated to become the next president of the University of California system and the official announcement about her resignation will come later today.During her tenure, Napolitano aggressively targeted pro-life advocates and a number of incidents occurred that had her agency calling pro-life people terrorists or comparing them.A January 2012 Department of Homeland Security document made the rounds on the Internet and it painted an unflattering picture of pro-life Americans.The January, 31, 2012 document is titled, “Hot Spots of Terrorism and...
  • Senate Bill Grants Napolitano Waiver of Border Security Provisions

    06/24/2013 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    No wonder Janet Napolitano supports the latest evolution of the Gang-of-Eight's immigration reform legislation; it specifically gives her the unilateral authority to ignore the key border security provisions.Late last Friday, Napolitano issued the following statement of supportfor the border security amendment offered by Republican Senators John Hoeven (ND) and Bob Corker (TN):"The president has made clear that commonsense immigration reform legislation must include measures to strengthen border security, create a path to earned citizenship, crack down on employers that hire undocumented workers, and streamline our legal immigration system so everyone is playing by the same set of rules.  The border...
  • Janet Napolitano Denies Existence of ‘Orwellian State’

    06/15/2013 1:15:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 14, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano weighed in on the NSA intelligence leaks on Friday, telling NY1 that fears over government surveillance were overblown. “I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case,” she told Errol Louis during an appearance on Road to City Hall. Despite civil liberties advocates’ fears that monitoring efforts have gone too far, “there are lots of protections built into the system,” Ms. Napolitano said, pointing to a privacy office embedded in her own department that is “constantly reviewing our policies and...
  • 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 agency’s 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.
  • Watchdog report says DOJ official retaliated against ‘Furious’ whistle-blower, lied about it

    05/21/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | William La Jeunesse
    The former U.S. Attorney for Arizona could be disbarred, after an investigation found he lied to the Justice Department about his role in trying to discredit the federal whistle-blower who exposed the botched gun-running scheme known as Fast and Furious. An Office of Inspector General report showed that Dennis Burke -- the former chief of staff for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed as U.S. Attorney for Arizona by President Obama in September 2009 -- lied when asked if he leaked sensitive documents to the press meant to undermine the credibility of ATF whistle-blower John Dodson. The IG report also...
  • Did Saudi 'person of interest' visit White House?

    04/25/2013 1:07:17 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-25-13 | Aaron Klein
    Did the 20-year-old Saudi national questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing probe visit the White House? As reported by The Right Scoop blog, the White House visitor log available online shows that an Abdulrahman A. Alharbi visited Dec. 8, 2009. The visit was listed as a group tour, however, and at that time, the Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi who was questioned by authorities for two hours after the April 15 bombings was 16 years old. There are two entries on Oct. 14, 2011, for an Abdulrahman Alharbi with a different middle initial, S. The entries are also associated...
  • 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...
  • Object Lesson: "Temporary" Amnesty Never Dies

    04/12/2013 5:44:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Does America lack "compassion" and "humanity" for uninvited foreigners? Quite the contrary. While open-borders activists rail against "injustice" and demand new "pathways to citizenship," official U.S. policy rewards countless line-jumpers with permanent residency and taxpayer-subsidized benefits. Case in point: the massive "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) program run by the Department of Homeland Security. In theory, as the DHS website describes it, the Secretary of Homeland Security "may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the...
  • Carney, Henry In Heated Exchange Over Sequester Lies

    04/03/2013 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/13 | staff
    There was a heated exchange today between White House press secretary Jay Carney and Fox News' Ed Henry about Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s claims that America was going to be less safe because of the Administrations claims the sequester cuts could not be changed.
  • Janet Napolitano: We shouldn’t wait until the border is secure to legalize illegals

    03/27/2013 11:02:37 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-27-2013 | Allahpundit
    No worries. She says the border’s already “as secure as it’s ever been,” even though her department has given up trying to measure that. Marco Rubio recently claimed that 10 million new illegals would cross the border over the next decade if there’s no new guest-worker program in place. Maybe Napolitano could quantify border control that way. Are things secure enough now to ensure that only nine million of them would make it? Eight million? “I think that once people really look at the whole system and how it works, relying on one thing as a so-called ‘trigger’ is not...
  • 'Fast and Furious' report finds DHS missed warning signs, Napolitano in the dark

    03/24/2013 6:58:34 PM PDT · by haffast · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-23-2013 | 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...
  • Obama admin stonewalling on big ammo buildup

    03/21/2013 10:15:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 66 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2013 | Garth Kant
    <p>Lawmaker: 'They refuse to let us know what is going on'</p> <p>Members of Congress are demanding the Obama administration explain why it is stockpiling a huge arsenal of ammunition and weapons.</p> <p>The Department of Homeland Security bought more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the last year, as well as thousands of armored vehicles.</p>